KTM seems to be getting bolder with each new product it launches. The more extensive RC line-up, crazy 1190 Adventure. 

The brand new 1290 Super Duke R are different from what it used to be just a few years back. 

More importantly, these new models do sell in numbers, and this gives the company the confidence to bring out even more new products with an even bolder approach. 



Now there is talk in foreign media that a bigger KTM 990 Duke might join the line-up of superbikes in Bajaj’s stable in 2021.

From 2005 to 2013, KTM 990 Superduke was a four-stroke, 75°V twin-cylinder, DOHC, naked, ruled the streets.

The 120 hp machine with 73 ft-lb torque was the outcome of the concept in 2003.

The power was, of course, less compared to today’s 2020 KTM Super Duke R.


The KTM 990 Duke has been quite a success for the Austrian bikemaker, and that is why they might be working on an all-new bigger variant of the motorcycle. 

If you remember, KTM had proudly announced its big ‘1290 Super Duke R’ initially considered as a prototype created for some drag racing purpose. 

They may be now working on a more street-oriented version from the same platform.

The spy shot shows the upcoming KTM Duke 990 tested on the roads.

The body panels and LED headlights arrive from the KTM 890 Duke. However, KTM has designed the new fuel tank.

The badass engine will, of course, have a large displacement compared to the 890 Duke.

The 990 Duke will arrive with a new radiator and exhaust. To support Euro 5 norms, we could well see the water jackets that will help to decrease the sound.


What more?

  • We could also see an amended swingarm
  • Again an amended chassis.
  • Two different suspension setups
  • It will also be interesting to see how much power KTM stacks in the 990 Duke.

Apart from the international market, if everything goes, we will also see the new KTM 990 Duke in Indian soon.

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