Saturday , May 21 2022

This bike is a toy


The Duke's family is expanded. Now this section of the Austrian brand has 790, this motorcycle promises fun and that as the KTM password says, it is ready to run.

Driving gives pleasure, its perfect size to be able to drive it every day in town; Its weight makes it perfect for maneuver and the best thing is that between the legs you can feel that sounds typical of the KTM engine because in this case there is a powerful 799 cubic inch bike pushed by 103 horsepower.

This adds to the obvious intentions of this brand with their bikes to be done with racing. The Duke 790 has the same electronics as the highest motorcycles of the house such as the Superduke 1290 and the adventure, so there are four modes of driving adapted to what the pilot requires: sports, street, rain and track.

Each has its own. To enjoy the city tour with good power, the street is right; If required a little more adrenaline, sports is the best option; If you are in a place like Medellín, where the rains become more common, rain of course helps you to regulate the ability of the motorcycle to your safety, if you have a suitable place like the racetrack to be able to get the juice out of this "toy" Set it up the way you want to run.

Among the other "dick" technologists that count the 790 accuracy and that are essential for its performance on the tracks are Quickshifter, which allows you to make changes, up or down without the need for a clutch; The traction control is sensitive to the tilt angle (the bike responds when it detects that the rear wheel is rotating disproportionately) and ABS Supermoto, which allows the rider to lock the rear wheel and when he wants. The LED lights he has and which are unique in its segment are not far behind.

Among the advantages of the Duke 790 is its height (825 mm per seat) and its weight, which only 175 kg makes it versatile and agile.

The truth is few, but during the test test of El Colombiano, we do not fail to notice the absence of parking lights, which for the city or road turn out to be quite useful.

Also not a small detail, and this is something KTM had to deal with other motorcycles: the temperature of your engine. Duke 790 does not escape from this sin. In a city like Medellín, where mobility is increasingly complicated, these types of engines reach a fairly high temperature, which although normal in them, the driver's feet, feel it.

To this is added, according to some experts, because the front suspension does not have a regulation to be so rigid, it can be a bit uncomfortable.

With this new commitment, KTM not only extends the segment of the Duke, which already has 200, 250, 390, 790 and 1290, it also continues to occupy space in the streets of Colombia, where its quality and above all power already recognized. Which characterized them all over the world.

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