KTM launched the 790 Duke in the Indian market last year at the price of INR 8.64 lakh ex-showroom, India. But, less than a year later and after selling out its limited inventory, KTM discontinued the model in the Indian market. The KTM 790 Duke is a rare breed here in India and to further enhance the customer experience the brand has introduced a new extended warranty policy at a nominal price.
According to reports, KTM India has acred upon customer feedback to offer the extended warranty which offered an additional 2 Years or 30,000 thousand kilometres, over the standard 2 Years and 30,000 km. The new extended policy is said to be priced at INR 4,000 and customer’s owning the KTM 790 Duke should make the purchase of the extended warranty within 730 days of the motorcycle’s purchase.
Furthermore, if customers opt for the extended warranty within the period of 180 days of purchase, they are also available for a discount. The standard warranty rules that dictate what gets covered apply for the extended warranty as well making the total warranty period of 4-years and 60,000 km when it opted at the time of the purchase of the motorcycle.
The KTM 790 Duke is powered by a BS4 compliant LC8c, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke that makes 105 HP of power and 87 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. In the international market, KTM has replaced the 790 Duke with the 890 Duke R in the Euro5 spec powered by a larger displacement an 890cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin-cylinder 4-stroke motor and electronic fuel injection that produces 121 Hp of power and 99 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed transmission with a slipper assist clutch.
In the new avatar, the 890 Duke R is dubbed as the Super Scalpel and is likely to arrive in the Indian market in the near future. A similar extended warranty is also expected to be announced at the time of its launch.