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KTM 790 Duke launched in India for INR 8,63,945, (EMI – INR 19,000)

Written by Parichay Malvankar

KTM has finally launched the 790 Duke in India at an asking price of INR 8.64 lakh. This superbike from the Austrian brand brought to India by Bajaj rivals the likes of Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z900 and the Suzuki GSX-S750. KTM is also offering an easy finance option on the 790 Duke with a down payment of INR 1.7 lakh and EMI of INR 19,000 / month on the on-road price.

Powering the KTM 790 Duke is the LC8c, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke motor used as a stressed member with the chassis. This engine produces 105 HP of peak power and 87 Nm of peak torque with a DOHC, 8-valve setup. The KTM 790 Duke engine has a horizontal split crank case and NIKASIL coated cylinder sleeves with 2 balancer shafts.

The KTM 790 Duke comes with features such as 4 riding modes, traction control, cornering ABS, stability control, slipper assist clutch, quickshifter, full colour TFT speedo console, LED headlamp, LED DRL, LED tail lamps, LED turn indicators, lightweight alloy wheels and Maxxis tyres. The bike rides on 43mm USD front forks with 140mm of travel and rear monoshock with 150mm travel. With 18 input sensors, the KTM 790 Duke has the most advanced electronics package in the segment. The KTM 790 Duke rides on a lightweight tubular chromium molybdenum steel chassis with a cast aluminium rear subframe with the airbox integrated within. The bike has a triple clamp handlebar for an upright riding position, but customers can have optional foot pegs in the form of powerparts for a more engaging and sporty riding stance. The handlebar also allows for 4 different riding position adjustments.

The KTM 790 Duke has a Track Mode with customisation of 9 levels for the traction control and riders can select the throttle response, switchable ABS and also get support from the launch control for optimum performance and adrenaline rush.

KTM will be launching the 790 Duke in 9 cities at the moment and will be available across 30 cities by April 2020. KTM currently has presence in 365 cities with 460 stores.