2020 KTM 890 Duke R

The sharpest scalpel for slicing the road or track.

KTM 890 Duke R front right
2020 KTM 890 Duke RKTM

The newest of KTM’s Duke lineup, the 2020 KTM 890 Duke R, is aptly nicknamed “the Super Scalpel.” It is a sharp naked bike that is a highly capable road or track model stemmed from the 790 Duke, but with more power, increased stopping performance, more adjustability, and less weight. Its aggressive riding position is matched by the aggressive 890cc parallel-twin engine that produced an addicting 106.2 hp and 60.4 pound-feet of torque on the Cycle World dyno. Pair that with the measured 406-pound wet weight and it can tear around any corner thrown its way.

2020 KTM 890 Duke R Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

“It’s the best motorcycle in the world,” exclaimed Road Test Editor Michael Gilbert in passing. In his review, Gilbert related that it rightly earned the Super Scalpel badge by shredding the corners with absolute confidence.

This naked middleweight sees competition with the Triumph Street Triple RS, Kawasaki Z900, Aprilia Tuono, Suzuki GSX-S1000, and Yamaha MT-09.

KTM 890 Duke R front left
2020 KTM 890 Duke RKTM

KTM 890 Duke R Updates For 2020

This model is all-new for 2020. It starts at an MSRP of $11,699.

KTM 890 Duke R left side
2020 KTM 890 Duke RKTM

2020 KTM 890 Duke R Claimed Specifications

Price: $11,699
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin
Displacement: 890cc
Bore x Stroke: 90.7 x 68.8mm
Horsepower: 121.0 hp @ 9,250 rpm
Torque: 73.0 lb.-ft. @ 7,750 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 32.8 in.
Rake: 24.3°
Trail: 3.9 in.
Front Suspension: 43mm fork, compression and rebound adjustable; 5.5 in. travel
Rear Suspension: High-speed compression, low-speed compression, rebound, and spring preload adjustable; 5.9-in. travel
Front Tire: 120/70-17
Rear Tire: 180/55-17
Wheelbase: 58.3 in.
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal.
Wet Weight: 366 lb.

Cycle World Tested Specifications

Seat Height: 33.1 in.
Wet Weight: 406 lb.
Rear-Wheel Horsepower: 106.2 hp @ 9,900 rpm
Rear-Wheel Torque: 60.4 lb.-ft. @ 8,700 rpm
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