Expected Launch Date: May 2019 – Aug 2019
KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke Overview
The KTM 790 Duke 2018, which released during the EICMA 2017 at the Milan Motorcycle Show is all set to be launched in the Indian automobile markets this year. Designed with ultimate street riding features towards the forefront, the 2018 KTM 790 Duke with its high-performing specifications is expected to be highly satisfying for the adventure riders out there. The bike makes use of the familiar design specifications of the standard KTM variants, the KTM 790 Duke features the recently designed twin cylinder 799cc motor.
KTM 790 Duke Engine & Transmission
The 2018 KTM 790 Duke will be sporting the all-new KTM’s ultra-compact parallel-twin LC8c engine. Additional features of the engine include its liquid-cooled, 8-valve, DOHC-head technical specifications. The latest 799 cc engine of the bike is capable of producing 105 HP of power at 8500 rpm along with the peak torque value of 86 Nm at 8000 rpm. The engine of the bike is mated to the 6-speed transmission system.
KTM 790 Duke Braking & Safety
The braking duties of the KTM 790 Duke are handled by four-piston radially mounted dual callipers which bite down on 300 mm rotors. Towards the rear end, there is a single calliper with the 240 mm disc that helps the riders in stepping the rear side out. The 790 Duke also features the steering damper as a standard which keeps the riders safe from the tank slappers. A comprehensive set of IMU-supported package is going to be standard with the 790 Duke. In addition to the standard Bosch ABS, the bike will also be featuring the cornering ABS.
KTM 790 Duke Competitors
Once it has been launched, the KTM 790 Duke will be rivalling against the Ducati Monster 797, Kawasaki Z900, Triumph Street Triple 765, and the Benelli TNT 600i series.
KTM 790 Duke Mileage
The KTM 790 Duke is able to return an average mileage of 22.72 kmpl. Quite true to the Duke series legacy, the 790 Duke flaunts radical styling along with minimal body features. Though it does not appear as touchy as its prototype model, still it is quite close. The KTM 790 Duke utilizes a steel frame along with the engine being its stressed member. This has been done to reduce the overall weight of the bike at around 169 kg. Taking its design cues from the superior 1290 Super Duke R bike model, the 790 Duke boils down to a much lighter and highly manageable overall package enticing various types of riders in the genre of sports riding.
KTM 790 Duke Performance and Handling
KTM claims that the latest KTM 790 Duke will be the “ultimate street weapon” which is all set to rock the Indian streets this year. The bike comes with four distinct riding modes: Sport, Street, Rain, and the customizable Track riding modes. Additionally, there is the supplementary Supermoto riding mode offered by the upcoming KTM 790 Duke which is able to disable all the restrictions to its rear end of the bike, including ABS and traction control. This allows the rider to lock up the wheel at the rear end and then, slide around with much elegance. The riding specifications of the KTM 790 Duke offer the slipper clutch along with “Motor Slip Regulation” as the standard items.
KTM 790 Duke What we think
Coming pretty well equipped with an advanced suite of electronics, the KTM 790 Duke is a much sought-after bike model in the Indian automobile market.
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