KTM Duke 790 India Launch Done – Know Pricing!


KTM Duke 790 India Launch is being done through CKD route and is priced almost aggressively at Rs. 8.64 lakhs ex-showroom pan India

KTM launched the awaited 790 Duke today. True to its “Ready to Race” philosophy, KTM has an unparalleled legacy in motorsports with over 300 world championships spanning over 66 years. Since its entry into India in 2012, KTM has grown it’s presence across 365 cities & 460 stores. KTM has built a strong customer base of over 2 lac biking enthusiasts in this short period of time. The partnership of Bajaj Auto Limited & KTM is over 12 years old, with Bajaj Auto Limited owning ~48% stake in KTM AG.

KTM 790 Duke is the sharpest and the most precise mid-weight superbike. Naked in the appearance but sporty in its delivery, the bike has a cutting edge design, incredibly nimble handling and leading levels of performance to put the rider fully in control in all the situations. It is the perfect testimony to KTM’s excellence in engineering and design leading to an agile and powerful riding experience with the highest degree of precision, whether on street or on the track.

It boasts of an all-new compact 799cc LC8c parallel twin engine, a first for KTM, nestled into one of the lightest frames around which makes it an exceptionally capable, lightweight and agile package. Built for torque, this liquid cooled 8 valve, DOHC unit delivers 87 Nm at 8000 rpm with a roaring 105 HP Power to match the sporty character of the bike.

The most differentiating aspect of the 790 Duke is that it guarantees the highest levels of riding precision, managed by an advanced ECU. This ECU controls a host of electronic aids like the Motorcycle Stability Control with Cornering ABS, Motorcycle Traction Control & Motorcycle Slip Regulation, all of which work in tandem to reinforce a sense of confidence & control in the rider.

KTM Duke 790 – Design and Dimensions

When it comes to design, the motorcycles have always been short in size, minimalist panel usage everywhere and a short wheelbase will help it look like a proper street fighter. Adventure version will come with a beak at the front along with a large fairing. KTM themselves confirm this. Typical flat headlight cowl and overall design does shout KTM indeed. Paint scheme are inspired by the SuperDuke.


KTM Duke 790 Chassis, suspension and brakes

With KTM, the expectation is always high and it delivers. The 790 is the lightest vehicle in its class with twin-cylinder and trellis frame combo seen in the pictures. USD forks at the front and monoshock are on offer and only the monoshock is adjustable should make things tempting. ABS equipped large dual disc brakes at the front should do their job well.

Chassis – Trellis Frame

Front – 43 mm Upside Down Forks
Rear – Adjustable Monoshock

Front – 120/70-17
Rear – 180/55- 17

Front – Dual 300 mm Dual Disc Brakes
Rear – 240 mm Disc Brakes

KTM Duke 790 Engine, Specification and Fuel Economy

The engine is an all-new 799cc parallel-twin unit. The engine is one of the most powerful engine in its class and recently KTM claimed it will best engine in its class with a new technology and will be revolutionary. 790 Duke should deliver best power, torque and fuel economy and able to deliver reliability and efficiency on the road which is listed below.

Twin Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Displacement 799cc
Maximum Power – 105 PS
Maximum Torque – 87 NM
Transmission – 6-Speed Gearbox

KTM Duke 790 Safety and Features

ABS is standard on the motorcycle. There is cornering ABS, traction control, riding modes and much more to make it a completely safe riding experience.

KTM Duke 790 Top Rivals

Kawasaki Z900, Yamaha MT-09, Triumph Street Triple 765, MV Agusta Brutale, Ducati Monster 821.

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