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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Compiling a handful of 790 Duke R, RC, SMC, & 890 Duke into one thread, as the potential is Real.


https://www.morebikes.co.uk/58963/sp...r-its-quicker/

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...eYyp6Jj6pQ6amQ

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/3...1-ktm-790-smc/

https://advrider.com/ktm-790-smc-sup...d-in-the-wild/

https://m.indianautosblog.com/ktm-89...20-p318260/amp/

https://www.thrustzone.com/ktm-duke-...-specs-launch/

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/k...spied-testing/

This is a photochop from a fella on Instagram, thought I'd share it. for your thoughts.
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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 09:29 PM
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post #3 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 11:21 AM

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What are going to be the differences? (I didn't open the link....)

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OK I opened the link. Looks like front suspension adjustment capability and brembos. Maybe a few other tid bits, but yea, I agree with Evan. I like mine to much to switch.

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post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 02:38 PM
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The KTM dealer that it got mine from (Gear 4, Market Deeping) said that he doesn’t expect an R for the 790 duke, only the Adventure version.
I see myself taking time to bond with my Duke & maybe do suspension upgrade after a couple of years maybe. There will be lots of feedback by then on best bits.
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2020 earliest, if they do decide to do it.

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post #7 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 09:58 PM
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Will be interesting if they do. Would probably have the upgraded WP Suspension, Full Akra Exhaust and some Power Parts added for good measure.
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This is a photochop from a fella on Instagram, thought I'd share it for your thoughts.

I dig it.
Awesome......................want one for track days.
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I agree. Great platform to upgrade and at very good base price. I was looking at a Hypermotard before buying the Duke. Sits taller but feels more like a street bike. I guess that this is the Ducati DNA. Brilliant suspension and brakes. Loved both bikes. Went with the Duke because I figured I can personalize it a lot and not even get close to the Ducati's price.

For me, the bike feels very good. I can see better suspension (front + rear) and better front brakes (might be just the right pads) in its future. So far, so good.
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This would be an awesome middleweight bike. Would own

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