KTM India is all set to launch the much awaited KTM 790 Duke soon in the Indian market. However, the official launch date is yet to be announced by the manufacturer. Some reports also claim that some KTM dealerships have started taking pre-bookings for the 790 Duke. Ahead of its launch, the motorcycle has been spotted in the Indian market for the first time. As per the leaked image, the 790 Duke motorcycle has been spotted at Bajaj’s training facility near Pune. KTM 390 Adventure Motorcycle Seen Testing in India For The First Time; Will Rival BMW G 310 GS & Kawasaki Versys X-300.
To be based on tubular steel frame, the forthcoming KTM 790 Duke will feature a cast aluminium sub-frame as well as swing arm. Additionally, the bike will sport twin-pod LED headlight, all digital instrument panel, stepped seat, single under-seat exhaust. As far as the suspension duties are concerned, the upcoming 790 Duke will get upside down forks upfront and a monoshock setup at the back.
Powering the KTM 790 Duke motorcycle will be a 799 cc, parallel twin-cylinder engine that will make around 103 bhp of maximum power with peak torque of 87 Nm. Transmission functionalities will be taken care by a 6-speed gearbox that will be mated to a Quickshifter+ for clutchless up and downshifts. For braking, the company will be employing twin 300 mm discs with 4-piston calipers upfront along with a single 240 mm disc at the rear with a single-piston caliper. Moreover, the motorcycle will come with dual-channel ABS, track mode and traction control as standard fitment.
Moreover, the motorcycle will be imported into the Indian market via CKD route. Yet, the company will be eyeing certain level of localization to keep the prices low. The company already offers locally produced bikes such as KTM Duke and RC 125, 200, 250, 390. Coming to the price point, the motorcycle is likely to be priced around Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom). When launched, the new KTM 790 Duke will take on Triumph Street Triple S and Ducati Monster in the mid-range naked bike segment.