Is this the best way to cool off after a long ride?

Hands up who wants to dismount their motorcycle after a hot summers day ride like this KTM 790 Duke rider?

KTM 790 Duke

If this were an Olympic diving competition Instagram star rokbagoros wouldn’t be getting many points. Although with a heatwave currently sweeping across the UK, this looks like a fantastic way to cool off after a long ride - even though it’s a little risky.



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After a botched first attempt, rokagoros nails the second - slowly rotating his body into a refreshing watery paradise. 

And fortunately, the KTM 790 Duke stays nice and dry on the dock. Awesome stuff, although probably best not to try this at home... 

Instead, why not check out Visordown’s top tips on how to stay cool this summer? 

FULL REVIEW of the KTM 790 Duke (2019)

790 Duke Technical details (2019)



        799 cm³

    Power in hp

        103 hp

    Power in KW

        77 kW


        87 Nm


        2-cylinder, 4-stroke, parallel twin


        88 mm


        65.7 mm


        Electric starter 


        Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps




        Liquid cooled


        PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated


        Bosch EMS with RBW

    CO2 emissions

        102.9 g/km

    Fuel consumption

        4.4 l/100 km


    Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder-coated

    Front suspension

        WP upside-down Ø 43 mm

    Rear suspension

        WP shock absorber with preload adjuster

    Suspension travel (front)

        140 mm

    Suspension travel (rear)

        150 mm

    Front brake

        Four-piston radial fixed calliper

    Rear brake

        Single-piston floating calliper, brake disc

    Front brake disc diameter

        300 mm

    Rear brake disc diameter

        240 mm


        Bosch 9MP two-channel ABS (incl. Supermoto mode, dis-engageable)


        520 X-Ring

    Steering head angle

        66 °

    Ground clearance

        186 mm

    Seat height

        825 mm

    Tank capacity (approx.)

        14 l

    dry weight

        169 kg

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