KTM 790 Duke bookings live in India: Details here
A few day back, we reported that the KTM India is working to launch the 790 Duke motorcycle in the country on September 5. And now, the company's dealerships have started accepting unofficial bookings for the motorcycle at a token amount ranging from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000. In India, it is expected to be priced around Rs. 8.5-9 lakh. Here's our roundup.
First, a look at the KTM 790 Duke
The KTM 790 Duke features a naked sporty look with carbon fiber fairings and signature KTM graphics. The motorcycle comes with a muscular looking fuel tank, split seats, sharp features, and blacked out alloy wheels. Talking about electronic features, it sports a full-color digital instrument console along with an all-LED lighting setup for headlamp, turn indicators, and taillamp.
Power and performance
The KTM 790 Duke draws power from a 799cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin, DOHC engine. This unit churns out 105PS of maximum power and 87Nm of peak torque. For transmission duties, the bike gets a six-speed manual gearbox with a slipper clutch.
KTM 790 Duke: Safety and suspension setup
The KTM 790 Duke comes equipped with 300mm disc brake on the front and 240mm disc brake on rear. It also gets advanced electronic aids for improved road handling such as Bosch cornering ABS, traction control, launch control, and four riding modes. For suspension duties, the motorcycle houses 43mm WP upside-down (USD) forks up front and a preloaded-adjustable WP monoshock suspension on the rear.
And, what will be the pricing?
As for the pocket pinch, the KTM 790 Duke is likely to arrive at a price of around Rs. 9 lakh in India. However, the official details will be announced during the launch event which is slated for September 5.