Do Not Watch This KTM 790 Duke Teaser Video

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

You have been warned

We were stoked to get to see – and briefly hear – the KTM 790 Duke prototype at EICMA, but that was only a few seconds and a cordoned off display. Now, thanks to the glory of KTM’s YouTube page, we get two minutes, twenty-four seconds of rubber-smoking aggression. Since we sacrifice it all for you, our readers, we’ve watched the video a few times…OK, like 100 times in a cold sweat. As a consequence, we have come to the following conclusion: If you are at all enamored with the Duke platform, DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO!

KTM 790 Duke Concept Unveiled At EICMA 2016

2017 KTM 790 Duke Video Preview

If you do watch this video, we will not be held responsible actions – like soul-selling – taken to gain access to this motorcycle.

You have been warned.

Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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  • D690 D690 on Jan 05, 2017

    Nice, but I'm happy enough with my single 690:)
    Have a look...

  • Tinwoods Tinwoods on Mar 20, 2017

    I was thinking about selling my Superduke 990 and getting the 1290R, but after watching this, I like the idea of actually using all of a bike's power instead of just a fraction of it as I would likely do on its big brother.