KTM has revealed a MotoGP-inspired version of the 890 Duke called 890 Duke GP—which is expected to be found at authorized dealerships from March 2022. So, what’s this 890 Duke GP all about? Well, that’s a good question, but as you can guess from the term “inspired” I used, it’s all about visual differences.
Speaking of which, it gets a special orange-black racing livery where the wheels, the rear subframe and the pillion seat are also painted orange, unlike the regular model where only half of the tank, front mudguard and headlight cowl are painted orange. In fact, the pillion seat shape is a little different here; it almost looks like the pillion seat doesn’t exist.
Other than that, the 890 Duke GP remains mechanically identical to the 890 Duke. It gets the same WP APEX suspension setup, Bosch Cornering ABS, discs measuring 300 mm at the front and 240 mm at the rear, a TFT display, LED lighting all around, and the same 889 cc parallel-twin engine with 85 kW (115.5 metric hp) and 92 Nm (68 lb-ft) of torque—paired with a 6-speed gearbox with an antihopping clutch. The dry weight of 169 kg (372.5 lbs) is the same too.