KTM Duke 790 Officially Teased Ahead of Launch in India

KTM has officially started teasing the Duke 790 ahead of the launch of the much-awaited streetfighter in the Indian market on September 23, 2019. The brand has recently posted a teaser image on Instagram and Facebook which says – “Coming Soon – KTM 790 Duke: The Scalpel”. As we reported earlier, the upcoming motorcycle is expected to get an ex-showroom price tag of around INR 8.50 lakh in India.

KTM Duke 790 Officially Teased
KTM Duke 790 Officially Teased Ahead of Launch in India

Powering the KTM Duke 790 is a 799cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, twin-cylinder engine that is capable of churning out a maximum power figure of 105 HP at 9000 rpm and a peak torque of 87Nm at 8000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The suspension duties on the streetfighter are handled by 43mm WP USD forks at the front while the rear features a WP monoshock suspension.

The KTM Duke 790 gets disc brakes at either end mated to a dual-channel ABS unit by BOSCH. The motorcycle will compete with the likes of Ducati Monster 821, Kawasaki Z900, Triumph Street Triple S, and the Suzuki GSX-S750 in the Indian market. Here are the key technical specifications and features of the India-spec model of the Duke 790.

KTM Duke 790 Key Specs

  • Engine: 799cc, 8-valve, DOHC Parallel-Twin Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled
  • Maximum Power: 105HP @ 9000rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 87Nm @ 8000 rpm
  • Engine Management: Bosch EMS with EBW
  • Transmission: 6 Gears
  • Traction Control: MTC (3-Mode + Track, Disengageable)
  • Front Brake: 2x Radially Mounted 4 Piston Caliper, 300mm Disc Brakes
  • Rear Brake: 2 Piston Caliper, 240mm Disc Brake
  • ABS: Bosch 9.1 MP (incl Cornering ABS and Supermoto Mode, Disengageable)
  • Front Suspension: 43mm WP USD
  • Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock
  • Clutch: Cable Operated PASC Slipper Clutch
  • Dry Weight: 169 kgs (Approximate)
  • Frame: Powder Coated Steel Frame
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