That Austrian outfit KTM is known for making some of the most hooligan road bikes on the planet is not real news. What is news is the advent of the KTM 790 Duke prototype, scheduled to replace the somewhat long-in-the-tooth 690 Duke.

Carrying a new two-cylinder engine in parallel configuration, the 790 Duke prototype shown in the video exhibits all the madness that Dukes are known for. Front wheel hoisting power, razor sharp handling, and the ability to step the back wheel out at the slightest provocation.

First shown at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, the 790 Duke exhibits the new face of KTM, a sharply angled bisected headlight with daylight running lights. Also on the cards is a full suite of electronic riding aids, as well as ride-by-wire.

WP does the suspension for the KTM Duke 790 prototype, and styling has evolved from the blunt, angular lines of the 690 Duke, with the new bike showing a more “supermoto” style. In Malaysia, the 2016 KTM 690 Duke R retails for RM52,000, including GST.