2019 KTM 790 Duke India Launch Highlights: Power, Features, Images, Price in India

KTM Duke 790 Launch, Price in India Highlights: KTM India has rolled out its most powerful motorcycle in the country today. The 790 Duke rivals the likes of Triumph Street Triple RS, Suzuki GSX-S750, and Ducati Monster 821.

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KTM Duke 790 India Launch, KTM Duke 790 Price in India

KTM Duke 790 Price in India Highlights: 2019 KTM 790 Duke, the most powerful KTM in India, has been launched in India today. It will be imported here through the CKD (completely knocked down) route from Austria and assembled in India, so it doesn't carry a very competitive price tag in comparison to its smaller siblings. Even so though, it undercuts the price tags of its rivals like Ducati Monster 821, which retails at Rs 9.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Triumph Street Triple RS (Rs 11.13 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi), however it is priced higher than Suzuki GSX-S750 (Rs 7.46 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi) and Kawasaki Z900 (Rs 7.7 lakh).

Click here for a KTM 790 Duke comparison check: KTM 790 Duke vs Triumph Street Triple S vs Ducati Monster 797: War of streetfighter bikes!

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    13:46 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM 790 Duke overview

    KTM 790 Duke is powered by a 799cc parallel twin engine that puts out 105 hp and 86 Nm of torque and is paired with a six-speed transmission. It comes with ride-by-wire throttle, power-assisted slipper clutch, four ride modes, nine-level tractional control, wheelie control, cornering ABS, fully-digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and more. It gets upside-down forks upfront and a gas-assisted monoshock at the rear. Prices start at Rs 8,63,945 (ex-showroom). It is currently available in nine major cities and will be made available in 30 plus cities by April 2020.

    13:26 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    790 Duke tyres

    KTM 790 Duke tyre and wheel size up front is 120/70 R17 and 180/55 R17 at the rear. It uses Maxxix Supermaxx ST tyres with Nano Silica compound for improved wet and dry grip.

    13:22 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    790 Duke suspension

    The new 790 Duke gets 43 mm open cartridge upside-down fork with 140cc travel with steering damper and a gas-assisted monoshock with 150mm travel (preload adjustable). The equipment is all WP.

    13:17 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    790 Duke ride modes

    KTM 790 Duke comes with four ride modes as standard - Rain, Street, Sport, and Track. The nin-level adjustable traction control is accessible in Track mode and the wheelie control can only be shut off in Track mode.

    13:09 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM 790 Duke payment plan

    KTM India is offering an ownership plan with Bajaj Auto Finance - Down payment: Rs 1.7 lakh, EMI: Rs 19,000 (interest rate of 7.75%, including registration and insurance).

    13:05 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM 790 Duke price out!

    KTM 790 Duke has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 8,63,945 (ex-showroom). 

    12:59 (IST)23 Sep 2019

    KTM 790 Duke is targeted at experienced sports bike riders. It will be launched in nine cities today and will be available in 30 plus cities by April 2020. KTM India is also launching ride experiences for 790 Duke owners - Super Rides and Super Track Days.

    12:51 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    790 Duke safety features

    KTM 790 Duke will come equipped with motorcycle stability control with cornering ABS. It also gets traction control and anti-wheelie control. Ride-by-wire and power-assisted slipper clutch also make part of the equipment list.

    12:30 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM India growth

    KTM India registered a 40% volume growth since April last year and could be the fastest-growing brand in the segment. India has become KTM's largest market since its first launch. KTM has over 2 lakh supersport customers in India. KTM credits the success to the wide product portfolio, an elaborate dealership network and engaging ownership experience.

    12:26 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM in India

    KTM bikes are sold in 72 countries across the world and were first launched in India in 2012 with the 200 Duke being the first product. In 2014, the RC range was introduced. In 2017, 250 Duke was rolled out and the new 390 Duke was launched as well. 2019 saw the launch of entry-level RC 125. The brand has grown 44% since its inception (supersport segment grew by 25%).

    12:22 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    And it is on! 790 Duke to launch soon

    KTM has racing in its DNA. The brand has been triumphant in various race platforms with Dakar being the most successful. KTM Racing has been winning from 18 consecutive years in the Dakar Rally, Sumeet Narang, President, Pro-Biking.

    12:05 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM 790 Duke design

    KTM 790 Duke clearly reflects the Duke design with a sharp and sporty appeal also seen in bigger as well as smaller Duke variants. The motorcycles spotted at Indian dealerships were seen wearing the orange and silver dual-tone paint job. The headlamp has the edgy design like the 390 Duke and is LED.

    11:53 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM 790 Duke competition check

    KTM 790 Duke will primarily compete with Ducati Monster 821 and Triumph Street Triple RS, and will likely be more affordable than the two. However, it is expected to be more expensive than the Suzuki GSX-S750 and Kawasaki Z900, the two which are more powerful than the 790 Duke.

    11:49 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM 790 Duke weight

    KTM Duke 790 is one of the lightest motorcycles in the middleweight streetfighter segment with a dry weight of 174 kg. The suspension comprises of 43 mm upside-down forks upfront and a monoshock at the rear. 

    11:28 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM 790 Duke features

    The 790 Duke will come with a host of electronic features which include a fully digital TFT instrument cluster comprehensive safety package that includes Bosch Cornering ABS with a disengageable Supermoto mode, lean-angle-sensing traction control, launch control, a bi-directional quick-shifter and four riding modes (including a customisable Track mode).

    11:10 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM 790 Duke engine

    The 2019 KTM 790 Duke will be powered by a newly-designed 799cc in-line twin engine that puts out 105 hp and 86 Nm of torque and is paired with a six-speed transmission. This makes the 790 Duke the first KTM in India to be powered by a parallel-twin engine. It'll get ride-by-wire throttle and a slip and assist clutch.

    11:06 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM 790 Duke expected price

    The KTM 790 Duke, however, will not be as competitive when it comes to its price tag as it will arrive as a CKD (completely knocked down) unit assembled in India. It is expected to be priced at about Rs 8-8.5 lakh (ex-showroom) which would still be below that of Ducati Monster 821 which retails at Rs 9.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Triumph Street Triple RS (Rs 11.13 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi).

    11:03 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    KTM 790 Duke India launch

    KTM 790 Duke has been long-awaited in India and was spotted on test several times as well. This will be the second launch for KTM India this year, the first being KTM RC 125 that was launched in June. The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer has been operating in India in collaboration with Bajaj Auto and has had its motorcycles manufactured in India as well, and hence KTM bikes carry an extensively competitive price tag. 

    KTM Duke 790 India Launch Highlights: Price, Features, Specs, Mileage: KTM India is also planning to upgrade its showrooms for a more premium retail space for motorcycles like 790 Duke and 390 Adventure. The 790 Duke will be available in nine cities starting today and will be made available in 30 plus cities by April 2020.

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