The KTM Duke 790 will be coming to India. This motorcycle was showcased at EICMA last year in November. The Duke 790 is the latest in the Duke series from the KTM. The Duke brand has become very popular in India, within a short span of time. It had given a breath of fresh air to Indian motorcycling. It also created new benchmarks, which the competition is trying to catch up with. Earlier there were rumors about the Duke 690 making it to India. However, now it seems that it will be the 790 which will come here.
This will be one of its kind motorcycles in the country. It comes with futuristic styling. The bike is extremely aggressive in its stance.The bike is light and boasts of superior handling as compared to the 690. The sharp styling of the bike will make it unique in its segment. Want to know more about the KTM Duke 790? When will it come to India? Read further.
KTM Duke 790 Price in India
On-Road Delhi Price
KTM Duke 790
INR 9 Lakhs
The Duke 790 would be a tough bike to price. Estimated at around 9 lakhs, it would compete with the likes of the Ducati Monster 797, Triumph Street Triple and the Kawasaki Z900, to an extent. Now the pricing would also depend if the 790 is manufactured in India like the 390 and so on or would it be a CKD(Completely Knocked Down) like the Ninja 650 or a CBU(Completely Built Unit) like the Z900. We think that it may come in as a CBU, initially. It maybe sold as a CKD later.
KTM Duke 790 Launch Date
The production version of the Duke 790 was unveiled at EICMA last year. The bike will go on sale this year. An India launch is expected by 2019. It is expected to be a CBU initially and then assembled locally, later. Local manufacturing is unlikely to take place.
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KTM Duke 790 Specifications
|Engine||799 cc, parallel twin|
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KTM Duke 790 Top Speed
|Top Speed||210 km/h|
The Duke 790 will have an electronically limited top speed of around 210 km/h. This will be a fast machine and will have the electronics to support such speeds and improve its dynamics.
2018 KTM Duke 790 Design
A born street fighter, this kind of styling will continue on the Duke 790. The production version though will get a few changes. For example, the exhaust will not be the underseat one like the concept, but will be a side slung one. The light and strong Trellis frame that is typical of other Dukes will find its way here too. Now that even the Duke 390 has split headlamp it is expected in the 790 as well. From what we got to see on the concept model the bike is sharper than before and much more slimmed down. The Dukes always boast of their light weight mannerism and this would go on. The sharp sculpted tank looks great that was found on the concept.
The handle bars seems set a bit low like the Super Duke and also a bit more aggressive than the Duke 390. The rear set footpegs gave it a more sporty feel. Expect sae upside down WP front suspension and dual discs. Expect the braking to be as good if not better in the new bike.
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KTM Duke 790 2018 Engine
A twin-cylinder engine will be used to power the KTM Duke 790. The engine is expected to be a 803 cc one. Power output would be anywhere from 95 to 115 bhp. Where the Duke always plays well is torque so expect anywhere between 80 to 90 Nm torque. The current 690 may not be very powerful but surely is a high torque machine.
KTM Duke 790 Features
The KTM Duke 790 will be feature packed. Beginning from ride by wire, colour TFT screen with navigations and several other features on the instrument panel. The highlights of this bike will be the addition of cornering ABS and lean-sensitive traction control. Other features like slipper clutch and quickshifter will also be available. The new Duke will get LED headlamps and even tail lamps. The Duke 790 should get some features from the bigger Dukes as well. This will make it a great package to consider, especially for those who need good power and leave out the excess performance.