About KTM :
KTM AG (the former KTM Sportmotorcycle AG) is an Austrian motorcycle and sports car manufacturer owned by KTM Industries AG and Bajaj Auto. It was formed in 1992 but traces its foundation to as early as 1934. Today, KTM AG is the parent company of the KTM Group.
KTM is known for its off-road motorcycles (Enduro, Motocross, and Supermoto). Since the late 1990s, it has expanded into street motorcycle production and developing sports cars – namely the X-Bow. In 2015, KTM sold almost as many street motorcycles as off-road bikes. Production of the KTM sports car X-BOWstarted in 2007.
KTM Duke 790 Unveiled, Coming to India?
The KTM Duke 790 has been unveiled at the EICMA. The concept which was unveiled last year will finally enter production. The production version has been showcased at EICMA. The Duke 790 is the latest Duke from the KTM stables. The Dukes gave a breath of fresh air.
In India, the Duke series were quick to become popular and also a benchmark for performance. We were hoping that KTM would launch the Duke 690 in India, but it seems the 790 will be the one to make it here, however much later. Want to know more about the KTM Duke 790? When will it come to India?
KTM Duke 790 Price
On-Road Delhi Price
KTM Duke 790
INR 9 Lakhs
KTM Duke 790 Launch Date
The production version of the Duke 790 has just been unveiled at EICMA. The bike will be available in showrooms by early 2018 in European markets. An India launch is expected by the end of 2018 or early 2019. The will be brought in as a CKD and then manufactured locally, later.
The Duke 790 would be a tough bike price. Estimated at around 9 lakhs, it would compete with the likes of the Triumph Street Triple, Yamaha MT-09, and the new Kawasaki Z900. 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, most likely.
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.
KTM Duke 790 Features
The KTM Duke 790 will be feature packed. Beginning from ride by wire, color 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 the slipper clutch and quick shifter 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.
KTM Duke 790 2018 Engine
A twin-cylinder engine will be used to power the KTM Duke 790. The engine is expected to be an 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.
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 under seat 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 lightweight mannerism and this would go on. The sharply sculpted tank looks great that was found on the concept.
The handlebars seem to 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 the same upside down WP front suspension and dual discs. Expect the braking to be as good if not better on the new bike.
Source: autos.maxabout, motoroctane.
Technical Specification Of KTM Duke 790
WHEELS & TYRES
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
|Seat Height||825 mm|
|Ground Clearance||186 mm|
|Dry Weight||169 kg|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||189 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14 litres|
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
|Mileage (Certified)||22.72 kmpl|
|Low Fuel Warning Light|
|Low Oil Indicator|
|Low Battery Indicator|
|Gear Shift Light|
|Engine Check Indicator|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Step-up Seat/Split Seat|
|Engine Kill Switch|
|Frame/Chassis||Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated|
QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
|Variant Name||KTM 790 Duke|
|Mileage||22.72 kmpl (Certified)|
|Official Tagline||The Most Precise Street Weapon|
|Summary||KTM 790 Duke is a prototype that has been showcased recently in a concept form. Not just that is was even featured in a video where it was driven along a single white line on the track performing wheelie, drift and everything that could be done on a closed circuit. The bike uses the familiar KTM design language and comes with a recently developed twin cylinder 800cc motor. Once launched, the bike will compete against Kawasaki Z800 and Ducati Monster series in the international market. The motorcycle will be most probably built in Austria while the smaller KTM bikes are made in India.|
EXPECTED PRICE & LAUNCH DATE
|Expected Price||KTM Duke 790 is expected to be priced around INR 5.50-6.00 Lakh|
|Launch Date||As per the latest details available, KTM would be bringing Duke 790 via CKD route helping the brand to price it very competitively. It is expected that KTM will launch the 790 Duke in India by the end of 2018 or in early 2019.|
MAXABOUT RATING & VERDICT
|Value for Money|
|Standout Features||2-Channel Cornering ABS, All-LED Lights, Traction Control, Launch Control, TFT Console|
ENGINE & GEARBOX
|No. of Cylinders||2|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Maximum Power||105 HP @ 9000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||86 NM @ 8000 rpm|
|Engine Description||New 799cc Parallel-Twin Engine|
|Fuel System||Electronic Fuel Injection|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|Front Brake||300mm Dual Disc|
|Rear Brake||240mm Single Disc|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Front Suspension||43mm WP Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||WP Monoshock|
|Front Wheel Travel||140 mm|
|Rear Wheel Travel||150 mm|