Bigger 790 Duke Launched in India; Only Limited Sales

790 Duke is offered as the next stepping stone for all 390 Duke owners

790 Duke price is higher than expectations but Bajaj-KTM is making up for it by offering an affordable finance plan. It comes with very exciting features…

The wait is over! KTM has officially launched its naked sportster 790 Duke at an event in Mumbai today. This is the first time the Austrian company has gone beyond the 373 cc displacement in India and introduced a hotly anticipated international middleweight. The streetfighter is also known with its nickname “Scalpel” (scalpel means a small, sharp knife), thanks to its very sharp design and styling.

The 790 Duke is packed with an all new 799cc, 8valve, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder engine powering out 105 hp of peak power at 9000 rpm and 87 Nm of max torque at 8000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch.

The mid-sizer sits on an ‘ultralight’ tubular Chromium Molybdenum steel frame which is suspended by 43 mm open-catridge WP upside down front forks and gas assisted WP monoshock at the rear. Braking is via dual 300 mm discs at the front with 4 piston calipers and a 240 mm disc at the rear with a single piston caliper.

It comes with premium features like Motorcycle Stability Control with Cornering ABS, Motorcycle Traction Control and Motorcycle Slip Regulation. In addition, there are four riding modes on offer – Rain, Street, Sport and Track, which differ throttle response, traction control and power delivery of the motorcycle.

Continuing the tradition of the 390 Duke, 790 Duke is also equipped with a full-colour TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity. The LED headlight comes with integrated LED DRLs.

790 Duke Price
790 Duke is offered as the next stepping stone for all 390 Duke owners

KTM-Bajaj is also offering an ownership plan at low interest rate and a downpayment equal to Dominar’s price. You can read its details here.

790 Duke Price

KTM has launched the 790 Duke at a price tag of Rs 8,63,945 ex-showroom pan India. This is slightly higher than expectations and the naked mid-sizer is costlier than few well known products in this segment. This, it says, is an introductory pricing!

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Official Bookings have opened from today and the motorcycle is available only in nine cities as of now – Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Surat, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati. It competes with rivals like Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z900, Suzuki GSX-S750, Yamaha MT-09 and Ducati Monster 821.