Duke 990 will replace the 890 Duke in KTM's portfolio, slotting in as a new middle-weight motorcycle, alongside the 790.
The motorcycle features an aggressive and distinct design. It gets a new front fascia, boomerang-shaped LED DRLs, fresh-looking tank shrouds and more.
Two colourways are available: Electric Orange and Black.
It is based on a new Steel tube frame. KTM says the 990 Duke has been designed 'with specifically calculated levels of frame stiffness'.
It comes with a forged aluminium triple clamp, revised swing arm pivot point, a new gravity die-cast swing arm, and an aluminium die-cast subframe.
The motorcycle is claimed to deliver excellent handling and traction on the rear wheel.
It is equipped with WP Apex USD front forks, adjustable rear monoshock and rides on 17 inch wheels shod with Bridgestone S22 rubber.
Duke 990 is powered by an overhauled LC8c engine, that is a derivative of the one seen in KTM 890 Duke R.
The 947cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine produces 123 hp and 103Nm, and is mated to a six-speed transmission. The stainless Steel exhaust has been reworked as well.
The biggest talking point of 990 Duke would be its power-to-weight ratio. It weighs just 179 kilos and has 123 hp on tap. Just imagine how brutal the acceleration would be...
The BIGGEST Talking Point!
The 990 Duke gets features like bi-directional quick shifters, traction control, selectable ride modes, ABS modes, 5-inch full-colour TFT instrumentation, smartphone connectivity, and launch control.
In the time ahead, an RC 990 based on these mechanicals could also debut- as confirmed by multiple spyshots.