- Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
So the KTM 790 / 800 Adventure is still a prototype but some details were released about the 790 Duke which uses the same 790cc Parallel twin engine.
The Duke engine is producing 103.3bhp at 9000rpm and max torque of 63.5ftlb at 8000rpm and weighs in at a claimed 169kg dry. The parallel twins 8 valves actuate via DLC-coated finger followers, has electronic fuel injection, two balancer shafts, a semi dry-sump with external oil cooler and a 6 speed gearbox.
The Duke also offers optional connectivity to your phone via the KTM My Ride app.
With KTM My Ride your smartphone can be tethered to the bike via Bluetooth, giving you full control over incoming calls and an audio player. All the information pops up on the bike´s display and you manage this optional extra with the mode switch, keeping your hands where they belong. On the handlebar.