Custom Eye Candy: KTM’s Bespoke KTM 990 Crowned “The Archduke”

A view of the 2007 KTM 990 Super Duke christened the "Archduke"
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When the good people at Tony Prust’s Analog Motorcycles decided to take on this monochromatic build, we were excited. As much as a healthy dose of orange will always suit the bikes of our favorite Austrian motorcycle manufacturer, there’s something so beautifully suave yet calming about slate-themed scoots about the countryside proper. 

The minimalist lean doesn’t hurt either – not one bit.

A view of the 2007 KTM 990 Super Duke christened the "Archduke"

According to the report from AutoEvolution, the donor bike for this project was a 2007 KTM 990 Super Duke – a bike described by UltimateMotorcycling as thus:

“The new 990 Super Duke represents Austrian KTM’s first undiluted road-going effort. Being thrust against such worthy Italian contenders as the Ducati Monster S4R and the Aprilia Tuono 1000 R is the perfect occasion to defy tradition, ditch the conventional color, and clad it with go-faster bits and custom trim from the KTM PowerParts catalogue, which can be ordered at the point of purchase.”

A view of the 2007 KTM 990 Super Duke christened the "Archduke"

We’re reading the fine print as ‘agile and packed with raw power’ – and that’s exactly what the report says Tony and his experts  started with. 

For power tweaks, the team slapped on an aftermarket intake kit from Motohooligan, which now blows out a single Cone Engineering muffler.

A view of the 2007 KTM 990 Super Duke christened the "Archduke"

The brakes and suspension are already top-notch, so the team left those components as-is; however, the bodywork is all custom aluminum, complete down to the “unique nose fairing sitting just ahead of the relocated stock instrumentation,” and “slim front fender [which] can be spotted in between the 990’s inverted forks.” 

The gas tank is handmade, too, with other features of the custom build, including integrated LED lighting, Vortex clip-ons, bar-end turn signals, and a single CRG mirror.

A view of the 2007 KTM 990 Super Duke christened the "Archduke"

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*All media sourced from AutoEvolution*