KTM 890 Duke 2021 vs. KTM 790 Duke 2020

KTM 890 Duke 2021

KTM 890 Duke 2021

KTM 790 Duke 2020

KTM 790 Duke 2020


Overview - KTM 890 Duke 2021 vs KTM 790 Duke 2020

The KTM 890 Duke 2021 and the KTM 790 Duke 2020 are both naked bikes with similar technical specifications. They both have inline, liquid-cooled engines with two cylinders and fuel injection systems. However, there are several notable differences between the two models.

In terms of engine power, the KTM 890 Duke 2021 has a slight advantage with 115 HP compared to the 105 HP of the KTM 790 Duke 2020. This extra power gives the 890 Duke better acceleration and top speed capabilities.

Both bikes feature upside-down telescopic forks in the front and swing arm suspensions with monoshock absorbers in the rear. The suspension components are provided by WP for both models. However, the KTM 890 Duke 2021 offers the additional feature of rear suspension preload adjustment, allowing riders to fine-tune the bike's suspension to their preferences. The 790 Duke, on the other hand, only has rear suspension preload adjustment.

KTM 890 Duke 2021

KTM 890 Duke 2021

In terms of chassis, both bikes have chromium-molybdenum frames with tubular designs. This provides a sturdy and lightweight structure for optimal handling and maneuverability.

Both models also share the same braking system, with double disc brakes in the front and four-piston calipers. The brake discs have a diameter of 300 mm, and the front brakes utilize radial technology for improved braking performance.

When it comes to advanced rider assistance systems, both bikes offer ABS, riding modes, and traction control. However, the KTM 890 Duke 2021 has additional features such as cornering ABS, launch control, ride by wire, and anti-wheelie control. These features enhance the bike's safety and performance capabilities.

KTM 790 Duke 2020

KTM 790 Duke 2020

In terms of dimensions and weights, both bikes have similar front and rear tire widths and diameters. They also have the same wheelbase length and fuel tank capacity. However, there is a slight difference in seat height, with the KTM 890 Duke 2021 having a seat height of 820 mm compared to the 825 mm of the KTM 790 Duke 2020.

In terms of equipment, both bikes offer high-quality features. The KTM 890 Duke 2021 comes with connectivity, LED headlights, and a TFT display, while the KTM 790 Duke 2020 has an adjustable windscreen.

In summary, the KTM 890 Duke 2021 offers more power, additional advanced rider assistance systems, and a rear suspension preload adjustment compared to the KTM 790 Duke 2020. However, the 790 Duke has a quickshifter as standard and a good price/performance ratio. Both bikes have their strengths and weaknesses, but ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on the rider's preferences and priorities.

Technical Specifications KTM 890 Duke 2021 compared to KTM 790 Duke 2020

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeIn lineEngine typeIn line
BoreBore90.7 mmBore88 mm
StrokeStroke68.8 mmStroke65.7 mm
Engine powerEngine power115 HPEngine power105 HP
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
DisplacementDisplacement889 ccmDisplacement799 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel140 mmTravel140 mm

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
Shock mountShock mountDeflectionShock mountDeflection
TravelTravel150 mmTravel150 mm


Frame typeFrame typeTubularFrame typeTubular
RakeRake66 degreeRake66 degree

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter300 mmDiameter300 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons

Brakes Rear

DiameterDiameter240 mmDiameter240 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Cornering ABS, Launch-Control, Ride by Wire, Traction control, Anti-wheelieAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Traction control

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width120 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter17 inchFront tyre diameter17 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width180 mmRear tyre width180 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1,476 mmWheelbase1,475 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height820 mmSeat Height825 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)169 kgDry Weight (with ABS)169 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity14 lFuel Tank Capacity14 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA


EquipmentEquipmentConnectivity, LED-Headlights, TFT displayEquipmentWindscreen adjustable

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

KTM 890 Duke 2021

KTM 890 Duke 2021

The predecessor 790 Duke already proved that KTM knows how to build a mid-range naked bike for the road. The new 890 carries the torch with a puffy chest and once again lives up to its scalpel nickname. Lively, it pulls the radii and gives off a certain nervousness that can be interpreted as a wild character. The equipment is almost complete - but only almost. Why do you have to pay extra for the quickshifter when it was standard on the predecessor? It is all the more annoying that the clutchless upshifting and downshifting functions as smoothly as butter and that one would not want to do without it.

Rev-happy engine

lively handling

buttery-smooth quickshifter

electronics package

does not arouse a desire for the R version on the country road.

Quickshifter at extra cost

KTM 790 Duke 2020

KTM 790 Duke 2020

A sporty naked bike that not only has enough power, but also playful handling and high-quality equipment - the KTM 790 Duke ticks all the boxes. If the looks don't bother you, it's hard to find anything the 790 can't do well, because in its hunting ground - the country road - it forms a wonderfully rounded package that doesn't really leave anything to be desired. Initial teething troubles have also been solved, which is why the KTM 790 Duke is still a real recommendation!

high-revving two-cylinder

quickshifter + as standard

great chassis set-up

playful handling

high-quality electronics package

TFT display

good price/performance ratio

Suspension spring preload adjustable at the rear only

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price KTM 890 Duke vs KTM 790 Duke

There are a few key differences between a KTM 890 Duke 2021 and a KTM 790 Duke 2020. In terms of price, the actual average price of a KTM 890 Duke 2021 is about 20% higher. A KTM 890 Duke 2021 experiences a loss of 350 USD in one year of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 120 USD for a KTM 790 Duke 2020. Compared to KTM 790 Duke 2020 there are less KTM 890 Duke 2021 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 22 compared to 25. With 78 days it takes the same amount of time to sell a KTM 890 Duke or a KTM 790 Duke. Since model year 2021 1000PS.de editors have written 11 reviews for the KTM 890 Duke and 35 reviews for the KTM 790 Duke since model year 2018. The first review for the KTM 890 Duke was published on 1/19/2021 and now has more than 37,800 views. This compares to more than 160,600 views for the first review on KTM 790 Duke published on 11/9/2016.

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