2019 KTM 790 Duke

SOLD FOR: $6,955

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 27, 2024

Winner: s*********3

Winning Bid: $6,500
Buyer Fee: $455
Total: $6,955

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Please Note: Iconic is selling this bike (and a Kawasaki KLX 300) on behalf of the estate of our dear friend (and editor-in-chief of Motorcycle.com), Evans Brasfield. If you are not interested in the bike but would like to help his family, please consider donating to this GoFundMe organized by the Motorcycle.com team.

Click here for a VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 2019 KTM 790 Duke. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Upon its debut back in 2017, the KTM 790 Duke proved immensely popular — so much so that it netted some 29,000-plus sales over its four-year lifespan. And it’s not without good reason. KTM managed to find the perfect sweet spot with its first parallel twin, as the bike produced a respectable 105hp and 64lb-ft of torque despite its compact 799cc engine and svelte 416 lb curb weight. In fact, even with the arrival of the 890 Duke in 2021, KTM brought back the 790 for the 2022 model year.

Because of its exposed chassis and sharp handling, it’s only natural that KTM dubbed the 790 Duke “The Scalpel.” As Motorcycle News describes in their review, “It happily slices through tight twists on the road and will hold its own on a small track, like Brands, Cadwell or Mallory. The chassis is balanced, stable, predictable and the brakes consistently strong. A canted forward riding, feet-back riding has a faint streak of wild supermoto about it.”

Bridging the gap between the single-cylinder 390 Duke and its older brother, the 890 Duke, the 790 is an interesting offering in the KTM lineup.

This example is VIN: VBKTU6407KM736751. We are selling the bike on behalf of our dear friend, the late motorcycle journalist and enthusiast Evans Brasfield. After testing the bike for Motorcycle.com’s First Ride review, he went on to purchase the bike himself. He documented his upgrade journey here as well as his efforts to refocus on track riding here. If you’d like to see how the bike stacks up against KTM’s 890 Duke R, check out this comparison piece.

The odometer shows 14,830 miles.

In preparation for the listing, we gave the bike a safety inspection. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front: 2222 / Rear: 3722
Tire Life Front: 30%/ Rear: 30%
Tire Press Front: 27PSI / Rear: 27PSI
Brake Life Front: 60% / Rear: 50%
Hydraulic Brake Fluid Front: Ok Rear: Ok
Oil Quality: Dark Level: Ok
Coolant Quality: Bad Level: Low
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Fork: Ok
Shock/s: Ok
Drive Chain Condition: Ok
Battery: 13.1 Standing 14.2 Charging
Bike runs
No test ride

• Has service due light on
• Heated Grips
• Akrapovic Exhaust
• Fender Eliminator
• Frame, Front, and Rear Axle Sliders
• Swingarm Spools
• Rizoma Fuel Tank Cap
• Brembo Corsa Corta Front Brake and MC
• Has some carbon parts

Services Recommended:
• Oil + filter service
• Coolant flush + fill
• Tires + chain service

Akrapovič exhaust.

Rottweiler Performance Race Intake System.

WP Apex Pro cartridges and shock.

Brembo Corsa Corta master cylinder.

Galfer rotors.

Carbon fiber side panels.

Rottweiler performance Transaver.

Adjustable rearsets, carbon fiber heel guards.

KTM Powerparts seat.

Bonamici case guards.

Front, frame, and rear axle sliders, swingarm spools.

Heated grips.

Rizoma mirrors.

Rizoma turn signals.

Rizoma fuel cap.

Fender eliminator.

Not pictured: Rottweiler Performance mapped Power Commander to account for the new air/fuel ratio with the upgraded intake and exhaust.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Metzeler Racetec Slicks with date codes of 2222 and 2422.

The sale includes two keys.

The sale also includes a large assortment of stock take-off, upgrade, and spare parts.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this KTM is offered on a clean California title with registration current through September 2024.

Have any 790 Duke stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 5

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: s*********3

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
s*********3 January 20, 2024 3:18 pm PST $6,500 Reserve
a*******e January 20, 2024 3:18 pm PST $1,000 Auto
a*******e January 20, 2024 11:56 am PST $400
j********8 January 20, 2024 11:56 am PST $300 Auto
j********8 January 20, 2024 10:22 am PST $1
Auction started January 20, 2024 10:11 am PST
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