KTM has announced the launch of the much-awaited 790 Duke in India. The KTM 790 Duke is said to be the sharpest and the most precise mid-weight superbike.
KTM 790 Duke Price in India:
The sports bike will be available at selected dealerships across nine cities in India including, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Surat, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati at an introductory price of INR 8,63,945/- (Ex-showroom, India).
The KTM 790 Duke 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.
The 790 Duke 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.
The bike has Powerful braking systems featuring Cornering ABS by Bosch with lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC). It also gets Quickshifter+ with Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) for smooth clutchless up and down-shifting. The Multifunctional dashboard with full-colour TFT display is bright and clear. The bike gets LED headlight and LED daytime running lights.
The rider of this mean machine can choose from 4 Ride Modes (Sport, Street, Rain and Track) with varying Throttle Response & Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC). Track mode offers utmost customization for the refined Riders with 9-step adjustable traction control, Adjustable Throttle Response, Switchable ABS with launch control.
Upfront the 70 Duke gets 43 mm open-cartridge upside-down forks by WP for excellent response and stability. At the rear, the bike is fitted with high-quality gas assisted WP rear shock with progressive spring and preload adjustment.
The motorcycle also comes with WP steering damper fitted as standard and set up to feel as natural as possible, giving the rider a secure feeling while keeping the agile riding character of the bike.
The tapered aluminium handlebar is adjustable in 4 positions on the triple clamp and can be rotated in three further positions. Die-cast, open-lattice swingarm is precisely manufactured and has been optimized for stiffness and stability while still offering excellent flex characteristics.