Norwegian Duke - 2018 KTM 790 Duke Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Tomkrn
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 9
Norwegian Duke

Finally the 790 is mine!

Running in period soon done, need service next week, looking much forward to seeing the last couple of revs on the tacho.

Have mounted some bar end mirrors, otherwise original.

Will report as modifications come
AMatu likes this.

Current Ride:
2018 790 Duke

Past Rides:
2010 990 SMT
2014 690 Duke
1991 Yamaha TDM 850
Tomkrn is offline  
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 10:50 AM
owl

Super-Moderator

 
owl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: London Town
Posts: 339
Hi Tomkrn, welcome to the forum and congrats on the duke, how do you find it compared the to the 990?

Observation is the greatest source of wisdom.
owl is online now  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2018, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 9
Well, the 990 I had was severely modified with Rottweiler Air filter and SAS delete, removed secondary flies, decat and ECU tuning, so it was a lot stronger and a lot noisier

The SMT had a more upright sitting position and a brilliant Palmer Productions wind screen.

I think the biggest difference lies in the mid range of the engine, the pull of that 990 was prodigious and the 790 seems to more prefer the high revs.

The slightly more racy sitting position and the flickability of the 790 fits me better though as I am not the person to have the longest rides, 150-200 kilometers is fine for me and fine for the 790.

If you could combine the power of the 990 and the smoothness of the 790 you would have a winner though.

Current Ride:
2018 790 Duke

Past Rides:
2010 990 SMT
2014 690 Duke
1991 Yamaha TDM 850
Tomkrn is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2018, 03:19 AM
Wish You Were Here
 
anotheronetoday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Northampton UK
Posts: 620
Garage
hi
the 1290 gives you the power and its smoother than the 990 but the 790 is great fun, the lower seat and light weight make it super easy to ride

you can also ride to the edge a lot easier and safer than on a 1290

Joy is riding your bike to it's limit
anotheronetoday is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2018, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 9
Yeah, I know, but the 1290 will kill you so much quicker than the 790

A lot of fun to be able to twist the throttle a bit more than quarter way without being thrown off the bike, hehe

Current Ride:
2018 790 Duke

Past Rides:
2010 990 SMT
2014 690 Duke
1991 Yamaha TDM 850
Tomkrn is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Look: 2019 KTM 790 Duke Administrator 2018+ KTM 790 Duke News 2 02-11-2019 02:25 AM
790 Duke R to debut at EICMA 2018 LC8 Other Bikes Discussion 6 12-02-2018 11:20 AM
2018 KTM 790 Duke Overview Administrator 2018+ KTM 790 Duke News 3 07-19-2018 01:51 PM
How The Middleweight Duke 790 Ranks Overall Administrator 2018+ KTM 790 Duke News 0 07-19-2018 01:28 PM
KTM 790 Duke Dyno Tested 790 Duke News 2018+ KTM 790 Duke News 2 05-25-2018 05:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome