Gallery: 2018 KTM Duke 790 - in the details
KTM launched the highly anticipated Duke 790 at the recently concluded EICMA show in Milan. It debuts the brand’s all-new 799cc parallel twin engine that punches out 105 hp and 63.5 lb-f of torque.
Weighing at just 425 lbs, this Duke 790 boasts of a best power-to-weight ratio in its class. It gets a completely new frame and styling packaging that uses the engine as a stressed member. Riding aids include cornering ABS, Supermoto mode, lean-angle sensitive traction control, quickshifter, riding modes and launch control.
Starting with the all-LED lighting package, the Duke borrows many gizmos from its eldest sibling, the Super Duke. It gets the TFT dashboard with optional KTM MY RIDE to tether your phone with the bike, and the straight cut futuristic body panels will remind you of the Super Duke.
Femmoto, which began in 2001 as a women-only track day event, has evolved into a track and street demo event focused on women, while allowing men the chance to take street demos along side their women. In 2006, 330 women participated in Femmoto. This year, with the inclusion of men taking street demos as well as Friday’s track day where men and women could ride their personal motorcycles on the track, total attendance increased to 563 participants. Femmoto raises money for The Susan G. Komen (...)