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2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle Review Specs

Regarding middleweight motorcycles, nothing beats the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle. The KTM 890 DUKE GP looks the part and delivers the kind of powerful performance you’d expect, thanks to its brand new and distinctive GP-derived crankshaft tensioner (CTG), lightweight chassis (which allows for unparalleled agility in the twisties), and massive power output (which is noticeable on the straightaways).

2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle

2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle – Features and Specs


The LC8c engine is quite similar to the razor-sharp KTM 890 Duke R in terms of its viciousness. This little twin packs a powerful punch, with 115 horsepower and 92 Nm of torque. Thanks to its liquid-cooled 8-valve design, it’s the most compact engine in its class.

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Cylinder heads

Each of the eight cylinders in the DOHC engine uses a spark plug and is operated by one of two chain sets. The 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle’s assembled camshafts are significantly lighter than its forged counterparts. The cylinder head assembly is finished with finger followers coated with DLC, steel valves, and a hydraulic chain tensioner.

2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle

Balancer shafts

Negative energy is something nobody wants. For this reason, the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle uses balancer shafts in the cylinder head and front of the crankshaft to dampen vibrations and provide the most efficient power delivery possible.


The sleeveless design of the 889 ccs parallel-twin engine incorporates coated aluminum cylinders as an integrated component. The open deck cylinder design allows for better cooling, tighter manufacturing tolerances, and dependability.

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The engine of the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle is a lightweight box piston. With its pin bearing and bronze bushings, this engine loves to rev to its redline since they reduce friction and maximize rev-ceiling.


A lighter engine, better cooling, and thinner walls are all benefits of the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle’s aluminum high-pressure cast crankcases, which are horizontally divided.

2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle


With a ride-by-wire system, the throttle valves of the electronic injection system are operated by servo motors rather than wires. This system uses electronic sensors to process throttle twist grip motions. On the other hand, the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle’s ride-by-wire system goes above and beyond: The rider’s throttle inputs are converted into the optimal throttle valve settings based on the current riding conditions using electronic means.

Automatic cylinder-by-cylinder fuelling is now a part of the engine mapping logic. The days of choking, jolting, and uncontrollable wheelies are over. But the ones you choose to participate in may soon be a reality.


This is an exquisite stainless-steel object. Because of the central damper’s ability to concentrate mass, a tiny muffler can produce impressive audio. Extensive testing and simulations confirmed that this exhaust system significantly improves emissions while maintaining a manageable torque curve.


Airflow is maximized with a broad radiator, which guarantees excellent cooling when things get hot on the track or street.

2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle

Chassis Frame

The 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle’s superior handling is based on its tubular chassis’ dynamic and load-bearing construction. The engineers’ only objective was to ensure the chassis remained as compact and stiff as possible. This would enable the vehicle to achieve quicker turn-in and larger lean angles, resulting in compassionate corner-handling.


The airbox is housed in the subframe, which is made of cast aluminum. To keep things simple and light, we cast everything into two interconnected pieces and did away with plastic coverings and extra brackets. The subframe’s triangular forms provide for a more robust and rigid build.


The die-cast complements exquisite flex properties, and the open-lattice swingarm’s optimum rigidity and stability are the result of meticulous manufacturing. A direct connection for the back shock simplifies and reduces the components needed.


A WP suspension upgrade, with unique factory settings, springs, and base valve fittings in the front forks, enhances the handling qualities and power output of the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle.

Front fork

At the front, things are handled by a pair of WP APEX 43mm open cartridge upside-down forks that use split function technology. The front fork uses lightweight linear springs that provide intuitive input and feel; base valves enhance damping at high speeds.

2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle

Triple Clamps

For optimal feedback and sporty handling, the cast-aluminum triple clamp’s rigidity has been fine-tuned to coincide with the fork’s flex. The triple and handlebar clamps are designed for four distinct configurations of the handlebars, allowing for the optimal riding posture every time.

Rear shock

With its lightweight linear spring and custom factory settings, the high-quality gas-assisted WP Suspension rear shock absorber provides enhanced progression and general comfort.

Steering damper

Despite bumps on the road, the front wheel remains firmly planted thanks to this responsive and dependable WP steering damper. You won’t know its presence until that particularly unpleasant stretch of road appears around the bend.


Alloy wheels made using a low-pressure die-casting method are mounted on the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle. These wheels are very lightweight. It increases both the total weight and the lower unsprung masses. Its namesake is easy to spot because of the vibrant orange color it is painted in.


Standard equipment for the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle includes Continental ContiRoad tires. Its lightning-fast warm-up technology provides effortless, natural handling on any road surface, enhanced durability and stability, and better traction in wet weather conditions.


Premium brakes provide maximum deceleration in every riding condition. Two 300 mm discs and two radially placed four-piston fixed calipers stop the front wheel of the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle. All the stopping power you’ll ever need is provided at the back by a single disc and a single-piston floating caliper. On the other hand, KTM’s Cornering ABS provides help on both ends if needed.

Fuel tank

With its 14-liter tank, the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle gains some respectable range. We like to refer to it as fourteen liters of anger.

Ergonomics & Comfort Handlebar

Thanks to the 760 mm broad, tapered aluminum handlebar, you have complete command. The adjustable feature allows you to find the optimal riding posture. The triple clamp has four settings and has three more ways to spin it.


The 820 mm seat height of the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle makes it simple for all riders to enjoy the bike to its maximum potential. With a sticky seat surface, riders can maneuver the bike while maintaining a firm footing, even at steep, lean angles. A distinctive hard pillion seat cover gives the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle a more aggressive appearance and distinguishes it as an authentic single-seater street racer.


The footpegs of the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle are made of aluminum and provide a comfortable fit for the rider. They also allow maximum ground clearance, which is excellent for lean angles. For the most extreme riders, KTM PowerParts offers adjustable foot pegs, and those who want to go all out can also achieve race-ready reverse shifting with no extra components.

Bodywork & Graphics TFT dashboard

Like any pilot, a DUKE pilot needs quick and simple access to data. Specifically, the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle has a user-friendly multi-color light-variable TFT dashboard. Best of all, as you crank up the revs, the display bars change color to tell you when to shift, which can be a great motivator or a signal that the engine isn’t hot enough for full-on backroad assaults.

LED lights

An LED headlamp inspired by THE BEAST is standard on the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle. For optimal lighting and focus, this high-performance LED headlamp is accompanied by two LED strips that serve as daytime running lights. Overtaking other riders will allow you to see yourself better, thanks to the KTM 890 DUKE GP’s LED taillight.

Ride Modes

Riders can choose between four ride modes: Sport Mode, which is more aggressive; Street Mode, which is pleasant for riding in urban areas; Rain Mode, which helps ride in rainy conditions; and Track Mode, which is the ultimate attack mode. By doing so, 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle riders can unleash all of the bike’s power, fine-tune the traction control, flatten the throttle, and turn off the anti-wheelie system, among other features.

Quickshifter+ (optional)

An optional Quickshifter+, developed for use in racing, is available for the 2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle. It sounds excellent and enables you to shift up or down without touching the clutch lever, which means you can move faster and more accurately while coming out of bends.

Track Mode (optional)

Add extra layers of personalization with the optional Track Mode. Riders (or racers) may adjust throttle control, traction control slip level, anti-wheelie features, and launch control to their liking.

2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle

Supermoto mode

To lock up the back wheel, there is a need for dedicated supermoto riding and purposefully performed slides; experienced and passionate riders may use Supermoto Mode. So, the back wheel will not have ABS active, but the front wheel will still have it.

2023 KTM 890 Duke GP Sports Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Torque 92 Nm
Transmission 6-speed
Cooling Liquid-cooled with water/oil heat exchanger
Power In KW 85 kW
Starter Electric starter
Stroke 68.8 mm
Bore 90.7 mm
Clutch PASC™ anti-hopping clutch, mechanically operated
CO2 Emissions 112 g/km
Displacement 889 cm³
EMS Bosch EMS with RBW
Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, parallel twin
Fuel Consumption 4.8 l/100 km
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with two oil pumps


Tank Capacity (Approx.) 14 l
ABS Bosch 9.1 MP (including Cornering-ABS and super moto mode)
Front Brake Disc Diameter 300 mm
Rear Brake Disc Diameter 240 mm
Front Brake 2x radially mounted four piston caliper
Rear Brake Two piston caliper, brake disc
Chain 520 X-Ring
Dry Weight 169 kg
Frame Design Chromium-molybdenum-steel frame with the engine as stressed element, powder coated
Front Suspension WP APEX 43
Ground Clearance 191 mm
Rear Suspension WP APEX – Monoshock
Seat Height 820 mm
Steering Head Angle 66 °
Suspension Travel (Front) 140 mm
Suspension Travel (Rear) 150 mm

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