The motorcycle will look similar to its BS4 counterpart
The BS6 KTM 790 Duke will retain the underpinnings and the styling cues of the outgoing model. The motorcycle will come with a naked-styled look featuring carbon fiber fairings and a couple of new color options.
The adventure tourer will house a slightly stepped-up seat, blacked-out alloy wheels, and angular-looking fuel-tank extensions.
Moreover, it gets a fully-digital instrument cluster and an all-LED lighting setup.
Power and performance
The upcoming KTM 790 Duke will be powered by the same 799cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine as the outgoing model.
In the BS4 guise, this unit churns out 104.6PS of power at 9,000rpm and 87Nm of peak torque at 8,000rpm. However, with the BS6 upgrade, we might expect a marginal drop in the power figures.
Here's a look at the safety and suspension setup
Similar to the outgoing model, the updated KTM 790 Duke will come equipped with disc brakes on both the wheels, along with cornering ABS, wheelie control, and lean-sensitive traction control for improved road handling.
The motorcycle would house WP upside-down forks up front and a mono-shock unit on the rear to handle the suspension duties.
And, how much will it cost?
Though there is no official word on the pricing of the BS6 KTM 790 Duke as of now, it is expected that the motorcycle would carry a premium of around Rs. 10,000-12,000 over the existing model, which is priced at Rs. 8.63 lakh.