2022 KTM 890 GP
The KTM 890 DUKE GP is unparalleled in the middle-weight arena. Boasting an all-new and totally unique GP-derived CTG, a lightweight chassis providing unmatched agility in the twisties, and heavy-hitting power delivery for the straightaways, the KTM 890 DUKE GP hits as hard as you'd expect - with the visual impact to match.
BODYWORK & GRAPHICS
- TFT DASHBOARD: Like all pilots, DUKE riders need easy access to information. In that regard, the KTM 890 DUKE GP features an intuitive multicolor, light variable TFT dashboard. Best of all, as the revs rise, the display bars change color to indicate when to shift, either spurring you on or warning you that the engine is too still cold for flat-out backroad attacks.
- LED LIGHTS: The KTM 890 DUKE GP features a unique LED headlight with styling cues taken from THE BEAST itself. This high-performance LED headlight is flanked by two LED strips that function as daytime running lights, ensuring maximum illumination and attention. An LED taillight is also mounted to the KTM 890 DUKE GP - which will be seen the most by those you overtake.
- FRAME: The incredible handling characteristics of the KTM 890 DUKE GP are founded on the dynamic, loadbearing design of the tubular chassis. Engineers had one goal in mind, and that was to keep the chassis as rigid and compact as possible for sharper turn-in and greater lean angles, allowing it to slice through the turns with extreme responsiveness.
- SUBFRAME: The subframe is cast aluminum and houses the airbox. No plastic covers, no additional brackets - everything is cast into two connected pieces to reduce complexity and weight. The triangular shapes in the subframe allow for a stronger, stiffer construction.
- SWINGARM: The die-cast, open-lattice swingarm is meticulously manufactured and has been optimized for stiffness and stability while still offering excellent flex characteristics. By using a direct link for the rear shock, complexity and parts are reduced.
- SUSPENSION: The KTM 890 DUKE GP boasts a WP suspension package which has been specifically developed to get the most of the power output and handling characteristics, with dedicated factory settings, springs, and basevalve fittings in the front forks.
- FRONT FORK: A set of WP APEX 43mm open cartridge upside-down forks take care of things up front, making use of split function technology. The front fork makes use of linear springs which are not only lightweight, but also guarantee intuitive feedback and feel, with the base valves improving high-speed damping.
- TRIPLE CLAMPS: The cast aluminum triple clamp stiffness has been tuned to match the flex of the fork, contributing to the sporty handling and excellent feedback. Clever engineering of the triple clamps and the handlebar clamps mean four different handlebar positions are possible for that perfect riding position.
- REAR SHOCK: The high-quality gas-assisted WP Suspension rear shock absorber is fitted with lightweight linear spring which, together with tailored factory settings, offers improved progression and overall comfort.
- STEERING DAMPER: This reliable and sensitive WP steering damper is setup to give ultimate feedback to the rider, while keeping the front wheel steady and uncompromised over uneven tarmac. You won't even know it's there, until that one nasty bit of road comes up mid corner.
- WHEELS: The KTM 890 DUKE GP is fitted with extremely lightweight, alloy wheels manufactured in a low-pressure die casting process. This adds to lower unsprung masses and overall weight. Also, they're painted in loud, bright orange, so there is no mistaking its namesake.
- TIRES: The KTM 890 DUKE GP is fitted with Continental Conti Road rubber as standard. These feature ultra-fast warm-up technology, which boasts improved wet weather grip, increased durability, and stability, and offer natural, easy handling on all road surfaces.
- BRAKES: Premium brakes mean maximum deceleration in all riding conditions. At the front wheel, the KTM 890 DUKE GP is stopped by two radially mounted four-piston fixed calipers and two 300 mm discs. At the rear, a single disc and a single-piston floating caliper provide all the stopping power you'd ever need. But in case you need more, both ends are supported by KTM's Cornering ABS.
- FUEL TANK: The KTM 890 DUKE GP adds decent tank range to its arsenal with a 14 liter tank. We like to call it 14 liters of fury.
ENGINE & EXHAUST
- ENGINE: The LC8c engine shares a great deal of its ferocity with the ultra-sharp KTM 890 DUKE R. Boasting a hard-hitting 889 cc, liquid-cooled, 8 valve powerplant, it is the most compact twin in class, punching way above its weight in terms of output.
- CYLINDER HEADS: The 8 valve DOHC cylinder head contains twin chain-driven camshafts and one sparkplug per cylinder. Additionally, the camshafts in the KTM 890 DUKE GP are assembled, which makes them even lighter than forged camshafts. DLC coated finger followers, steel valves and a hydraulic chain tensioner complete the cylinder head assembly.
- BALANCER SHAFTS: No one enjoys unpleasant vibes. That is why the KTM 890 DUKE GP employs the use of balancer shafts placed in front of the crankshaft and in the cylinder head to ensure the smoothest power delivery and minimal vibration.
- CYLINDERS: Coated aluminum cylinders are an integral part of the sleeveless engine casing design of this 889 cc parallel twin. This open deck cylinder construction allows for optimal cooling, improved production tolerances and reliability.
- PISTONS: Lightweight box pistons sit at the heart of the KTM 890 DUKE GP. Featuring a pin bearing with bronze bushings, providing less friction and maximizing the rev-ceiling of the engine, this engine enjoys chasing the redline.
- CRANKCASE: The KTM 890 DUKE GP features horizontally split crankcases, which are aluminum high pressure cast, allowing for reduced wall thickness, less weight and improved engine cooling.
- PASC CLUTCH: The slipper clutch allows riders to enter corners confidently without locking up the rear wheel under hard deceleration or when downshifting, while remaining feather-light on the clutch finger.
- OIL CIRCULATION: The engine employs a compact, semi-dry sump system with oil being actively pumped out of the crank case, clutch housing, and gearbox. This ensures any unnecessary oil flow through the motor, reducing power loss through friction. To cool down the oil, the engine is equipped with an oil cooler similar to that fitted to the larger LC8 engines.
- RIDE-BY-WIRE: Instead of the electronic injection system's throttle valves being controlled by cables, ride-by-wire processes throttle twist grip movements with the help of electronic sensors and activates the throttle valves accordingly using servo motors. However, our ride-by-wire on the KTM 890 DUKE GP goes the extra mile: It electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into the best throttle valve positions for the current riding situation. The new logic of the engine mapping automatically adjusts the fueling per cylinder. Choking, jolting and involuntary wheelies are a thing of the past. Voluntary ones, however, could easily be a thing of your future.
- EXHAUST: A stainless-steel thing of beauty. The middle damper centralizes mass and allows for a relatively small muffler that plays a dramatic soundtrack. Hundreds of test bench runs and complex simulations ensured that this exhaust system contributes decisively to the tractable torque curve and excellent emission standards.
- AIRFILTER: Short intake funnels result in instant throttle response from the subframe-fitted airbox, while the air intake on the sides, allows the KTM 890 DUKE GP to keep things cool while you gun it.
- COOLING: A wide radiator optimizes airflow, which also ensures optimal cooling while things heat up on the street or track.