2020 Duke R 890

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Drop_Center, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Drop_Center

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  2. Elkwood

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    Oh that is looking sweet !! 121 hp too so no slouch at all !
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  3. TripleTriples

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    Something tells me there won't be a 2020 1090. Glad I nabbed one.
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  4. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    You'd be surprised. The way KTM loves to narrowly split up all its models, I can see a 1090 still in the mix. And mind you, the 1090 is not a street bike; ADV only.
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  5. TripleTriples

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    Me personal thought is that it fills a gap n for people who don't want all of the extra electronics, but who knows.
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  6. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    You're dead on. The 1090 is nearly the same weight as the 1290, minus the dash, the electronically controlled suspension, and the headlight.
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  7. kaertner

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    1090 has been dropped in Europe, it's an obsolete model now, not available to buy new.
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  8. SGrider

    SGrider I give up Supporter

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    Just think, in a few years it will grow into a 990 Duke. :lol2
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  9. Gone Troppo

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  10. wpbarlow

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    But not a Super Duke! :lol3

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  11. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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  12. Drop_Center

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    Kudos to KTM, subsequent models ususally gain wait. Ain't that right Yamaha?
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  13. Newbusa

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    Very easy to change oil on the 790
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  14. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer Supporter

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    ...and it has an option of CC. Brembos, WP suspension. Mmmmm...a great second bike.
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  15. kaertner

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    ...and easy to change air filter compared to the 1X90s
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  16. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Think for yourself

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    Looks really interesting
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  17. burgerking

    burgerking echt bezopen

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    It also has optional QS and Track mode...which come standard on the 790. Well that is a way of keeping the base price down and everyone that orders the 890R will order both extra's so KTM is happy....
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  18. Drop_Center

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    Brembo's too, I thought KTM was going to do all their calipers in house?
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  19. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    They were using some J Juan components, much to the chagrin of the ownership base. I'm glad they're using Brembo. J Juan calipers are not good.
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  20. Newbusa

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    Hey while the J Juan calipers are lower budget than the Brembo, I did not find them that bad doing track days.
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