2022 KTM 890 Duke R
KTM has of late entered uncharted territory by offering different colour choices

The 2022 KTM 890 Duke R has the same 121 HP 889cc engine

KTM has revealed the 2022 890 Duke R and the middleweight naked machine gets a new colour named Atlantic Blue.

This new matt paint is reminiscent of the palate used on the RC16 GP racer, says KTM. For the layman, the Atlantic Blue is the same colour that is offered with the 1290 Super Duke R.

Dubbed ‘The Super Scalpel’ by the Austrian brand, the motorcycle has orange-coloured tubular steel frame and wheels along with highlights on the bodywork.

Powered by a 889cc, parallel-twin motor making 121 HP and 99 Nm, the 2022 KTM 890 Duke R features a 6-speed gearbox with PASC anti-hopping clutch.

2022 KTM 890 Duke R Rear
The seat height is 834 mm

It has a dry weight of 166 kg, and can hold 14 litres of fuel. Featuring adjustable WP Apex suspension, the motorcycle comes with good wheel travel and 206 mm of road clearance.

Stopping power comes from 320 mm front discs clamped by 4-piston radially mounted calipers and a 240 mm rear disc with single-piston floating caliper.

Further, the 890 Duke R has an adjustable Brembo MCS master cylinder, ride modes – Rain, Street, Sport and Track (optional) -, cornering ABS with supermoto mode, cornering traction control with a 6D lean angle sensor and 9 levels of adjustment for slip, and anti-wheelie.

While the refreshed 890 Duke R has been unveiled, the Austrian brand is also working on a more track-focused version of the motorcycle that is likely to be named the 890 Duke GP.

Expected to debut on 22nd February 2022, it is expected to feature certain parts that are present in the track-only RC 8C and will be the flagship of the Duke 890 series.

2022 KTM 890 Duke R Unveil
It will be present at authorised KTM dealers overseas right from this month