KTM 790 DUKE 2018
Use definition – intended use
The vehicle is designed and constructed to withstand the usual demands of regular traffic and use on race courses. This vehicle is not suitable for off-road use.
This vehicle is only authorized for operation on public roads in its homologated version.
The vehicle must only be used as intended. Dangers can arise for people, property, and the environment through use not as intended. Any use of the vehicle beyond the intended and defined use constitutes misuse. Misuse also includes the use of operating and auxiliary fluids which do not meet the required specification for the respective use.
A number of safety instructions need to be followed to operate the product described safely. Therefore read this instruction and all further instructions included carefully. The safety instructions are highlighted in the text and are referred to at the relevant passages.
Various information and warning labels are attached in prominent locations on the product described. Do not remove any information or warning labels. If they are missing, you or others may not recognize the dangers and may therefore be injured.
Degrees of risk and symbols
Identifies a danger that will immediately and invariably lead to fatal or serious permanent injury if the appropriate measures are not taken.
Identifies a danger that is likely to lead to fatal or serious injury if the appropriate measures are not taken.
Identifies a danger that will lead to considerable machine and material damage if the appropriate measures are not taken.
Indicates a danger that will lead to environmental damage if the appropriate measures are not taken.
Tampering with the noise control system is prohibited. Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof:
- The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of servicing, repair, or replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use, or 2 the use of the vehicle after such device or element of the design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
Among those acts presumed to constitute tampering are the acts listed below:
- Removal or puncturing of the main silencers, baffles, header pipes or any other components which conduct exhaust gases.
- Removal or puncturing of parts of the intake system.
- Lack of proper maintenance.
- Replacing moving parts of the vehicle, or parts of the exhaust system or intake system, with parts other than those specified by the manufacturer.
The danger of accidents A rider who is not fit to ride poses a danger to him or herself and others.
- Do not operate the vehicle if you are not fit to ride due to alcohol, drugs or medication.
- Do not operate the vehicle if you are physically or mentally impaired.
The danger of poisoning Exhaust gases are toxic and inhaling them may result in unconsciousness and death.
- Always make sure there is sufficient ventilation when running the engine.
- Use effective exhaust extraction when starting or running the engine in an enclosed space.
The danger of burns Some vehicle components become very hot when the vehicle is operated.
- Do not touch any parts such as the exhaust system, radiator, engine, shock absorber, or brake system before the vehicle parts have cooled down.
- Let the vehicle parts cool down before you perform any work on the vehicle.
Only operate the vehicle when it is in perfect technical condition, in accordance with its intended use, and in a safe and environmentally compatible manner. An appropriate driver’s license is needed to ride the vehicle on public roads. Have malfunctions that impair safety are promptly eliminated by an authorized KTM workshop. Adhere to the information and warning labels on the vehicle.
Risk of injury Missing or poor protective clothing presents an increased safety risk.
- Wear appropriate protective clothing such as helmets, boots, gloves as well as trousers, and a jacket with protectors on all rides.
- Always wear protective clothing that is in good condition and meets the legal regulations.
In the interest of your own safety, KTM recommends that you only operate the vehicle while wearing protective clothing.
Special tools are necessary for certain tasks. The tools are not a component of the vehicle but can be ordered using the number in parentheses. Example: bearing puller (15112017000) During assembly, use new parts to replace parts that cannot be reused (e.g. self-locking screws and nuts, seals, sealing rings, O-rings, pins, and lock washers). In the case of certain screws, a screw adhesive (e.g. Loctite®) is required. Observe the manufacturer’s instructions. After disassembly, clean the parts that are to be reused and check them for damage and wear. Change damaged or worn parts. After completing a repair or service work, check the operating safety of the vehicle.
If you use your motorcycle responsibly, you can ensure that problems and conflicts do not occur. To protect the future of the motorcycle sport, make sure that you use your motorcycle legally, display environmental consciousness, and respect the rights of others. When disposing of used oil, other operating and auxiliary fluids, and used components, comply with the laws and regulations of the respective country. Because motorcycles are not subject to the EU regulations governing the disposal of used vehicles, there are no legal regulations that pertain to the disposal of an end-of-life motorcycle. Your authorized KTM dealer will be glad to advise you.
It is important that you read this Owner’s Manual carefully and completely before making your first trip. The Owner’s Manual contains useful information and many tips on how to operate, handle, and service your motorcycle. Only then will you find out how to customize the vehicle ideally for your own use and how you can protect yourself from injury? Keep the Owner’s Manual in an accessible place to enable you to refer to it as needed. If you would like to know more about the vehicle or have questions about the material you read, please contact an authorized KTM dealer. The Owner’s Manual is an important component of the vehicle and must be handed over to the new owner if the vehicle is sold. The Owner’s Manual is also available for download from your authorized KTM dealer and on the KTM website.
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Manufacturer and implied warranty
The work specified in the service schedule may only be performed in an authorized KTM workshop and must be recorded in both the Service & Warranty Booklet and in the KTM Dealer.net, otherwise, any warranty coverage will become void. Damage or secondary damage caused by tampering with and/or conversions on the vehicle is not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Additional information on the manufacturer or manufacturer warranty and the procedures involved can be found in the Service & Warranty Booklet.
Fuel, auxiliary substances
Environmental hazard Improper handling of fuel is a danger to the environment.
- Do not allow fuel to enter the groundwater, the soil, or the sewage system.
- Use fuels and auxiliary substances in accordance with the Owner’s Manual and specifications.
Spare parts, accessories
For your own safety, only use spare parts and accessory products that are approved and/or recommended by KTM and have them installed by an authorized KTM workshop. KTM accepts no liability for other products and any resulting damage or loss. Certain spare parts and accessory products are specified in parentheses in the descriptions. Your authorized KTM dealer will be glad to advise you. The current KTM PowerParts for your vehicle can be found on the KTM website.
International KTM Website: http://www.ktm.com
A prerequisite for perfect operation and prevention of premature wear is that the service, care, and tuning work on the engine and chassis is properly carried out as described in the Owner’s Manual. Incorrect adjustment and tuning of the engine and chassis can lead to damage and breakage of components. Use of the vehicle under difficult conditions, such as in the rain, high heat, or with a heavy load, can lead to considerably more rapid wear of components such as the drive train, brake system, or suspension components. For this reason, it may be necessary to inspect or replace parts before the next scheduled service. It is imperative that you adhere to the stipulated run-in times and service intervals. If you observe these exactly, you will ensure a much longer service life for your motorcycle.
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