Based on the 790 Duke but with the bigger engine and improved dynamics, this solo seater is a much sharper tool, hence the name Super Scalpel.
The parallel-twin size increases from 799cc to 890cc with a slightly wider bore and longer stroke, more compression (13.5:1) and more aggressive cams.
That results in any impressive power boost from 78kW to 89 kW with torque up 15% from 86Nm to 99Nm.
Internals have been made lighter with a new balance shaft for smoother performance.
It also features racier ergonomics, performance Brembo brakes, fully adjustable WP APEX suspension, WP steering damper, slipper clutch, improved electronic rider aids and an optional up/down quickshifter.
The Super Scalpel is also a precision instrument with new electronic rider aids that include a new 6D lean angle sensor.
It allows some drift and there is an anti-wheelie control.