KTM 790 Duke launch date confirmed, know price and specifications

The 790 Duke is an extremely important product for the brand in India and will help satiate the need for those who are looking to upgrade from their current 390 RC and Duke motorcycles in the KTM family.

Written by September 17, 2019 12:41

New Delhi: KTM 790 Duke is one of the most anticipated motorbikes that is going to be launched soon in the Indian market. The middleweight beast nicknamed ‘Scalpel’ will storm the Indian market on September 23, 2019.  You can book KTM 790 Duke with just a pre-bookings for a token amount of ₹ 30,000. The KTM 790 Duke is expected to be priced competitively in the country with prices expected around ₹ 8 lakh.

Last month, a unit of the 790 Duke was spotted in Bangalore with an India spec saree guard which hinted at an India launch. Last month, OVERDRIVE reported that KTM already has 150 units of the 790 Duke that comply with the ongoing BSIV norms and plans to clear the stock before the stringent BSVI norms kick in by April 2020. However, if received with a warm welcome, the BSVI compliant 790 Duke could be launched by end 2020.

The KTM 790 Duke has been brought to India via CKD (completely knocked down) route and is being assembled at Kawasaki’s assembly line in Bajaj’s Akurdi plant. The price is expected to be between Rs 8-9 lakh ex-showroom India, that could translate to a price of Rs 10.34 lakh (approx) on-road price.

With respect to the equipment, the 790 Duke will come loaded to its gills with the familiar inverted pitchfork LED headlamp and taillight, and a TFT screen similar to the 390 Duke. KTM also equips the bike with WP-sourced USD front forks and a monoshock at the rear, while braking performance comes from 300 mm dual discs at the front with radially mounted J.Juan calipers, while a 240 mm single disc serves purpose at the rear. The bike also comes with a 6-speed gearbox, slipper clutch assist, 9-level traction control, ride-by-wire with four riding modes, cornering ABS with Supermoto mode, bi-directional quickshifter, as well as launch and wheelie control. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.

The 790 Duke is an extremely important product for the brand in India and will help satiate the need for those who are looking to upgrade from their current 390 RC and Duke motorcycles in the KTM family. The 790 will locks horns against a number of offerings including the Yamaha MT-09, Triumph Street Triple RS, Ducati Monster 821, Kawasaki Z900, Suzuki GSX-R750 and the likes.