Can you ride the KTM 790 Duke on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the KTM 790 Duke (2018 - 2020) on an A2 motorbike licence. However, you will need to fit a restrictor kit to reduce its power output and make it A2 licence compliant!

KTM 790 Duke (2018 - 2020) motorcycle

KTM 790 Duke (2018 - 2020)

The KTM 790 Duke is a naked motorcycle manufactured by the Austrian company KTM AG. It boasts a 799cc parallel-twin engine that produces 105 hp and 64 ft-lb of torque, making it one of the most powerful middleweight motorcycles on the market.

The bike is equipped with a set of high-end features such as Brembo brakes, adjustable WP suspension, quick-shifter, and traction control. It also has a full-color TFT display, LED lights, and comes with various riding modes including Sport, Street, and Rain.

The KTM 790 Duke is designed for aggressive street riding and is considered one of the top-performing motorcycles in the category.

The regular KTM 790 Duke model is too powerful for an A2 licence, but there is a 70kW version available called the KTM 790 Duke L (fully A2 legal).

Please note that the below specifications are for the regular non-A2 compliant KTM 790 Duke model, rather than the 35kW / 70kW A2-compliant one.

A2 Licence Compliance

The KTM 790 Duke is a 799cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 77 kW (105 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 54.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the KTM 790 Duke on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the KTM 790 Duke.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size799cc
Power output77 kW
Torque output64 ft-lb
Top speed135 mph
Horsepower105 bhp
Weight189 kg
Seat height825 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size14 litres
Fuel tank range150 miles
Fuel consumption50 mpg
Oil capacity2.8 litres
Annual road tax£117
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