KTM 790 Duke

Rs. 8.64 - 8.64 Lakh *

Ex-showroom Price (New Delhi)

KTM 790 Duke is the company's most powerful motorcycle in India as of now. The 790 Duke, also known as 'Scalpel' is KTM's answer to the likes of some of the most admired naked middleweights namely Ducati Monster 821, Suzuki GSX-S750, Yamaha MT-09 and the Kawasaki Z900. The 790 Duke takes design and styling inspiration from its elder sibling - the 1290 Duke. Powering the Scalpel is a 799cc, parallel twin engine mated to a six-speed transmission system that is good for developing respective power and torque outputs of 105hp and 86Nm. Suspension system of the bike comprises of WP inverted forks up front along with a monoshock at the rear. KTM 790 Duke was launched in India at a price of Rs 8.64 lakh (ex-showroom).

KTM 790 Duke

KTM 790 Duke Bike Key Features

  • Fully coloured instrumentation with Bluetooth connectivity

  • Full LED lighting system

  • 799cc parallel twin engine pumping out 105hp

Pros
  • Aggressive streetfighter styling
  • Lots of features
  • Easy availability across India
Cons
  • Not the most powerful in the segment
  • Pricier compared to some rivals

KTM 790 Duke Variant Specifications

Powertrain
Displacement (cc)
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Transmission
Gears
Cylinder
Valves
Fuel
Fuel tank capacity (litres)
Fuel efficiency (kmpl)
Fuel delivery system
Clutch
Front brake
Rear brake
Tyre size
Wheel type
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Specification
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Wheelbase (mm)
Ground clearance (mm)
Seat height (mm)
Kerb weight (kg)
Features
Speedometer
Fuel gauge
Tachometer
Tripmeter
Electric start
Shift light
Stand alarm
Stepped seat
Pillion seat
Pillion footrest
Clock
Pass light
Safety
CBS
ABS
Cornering ABS
Traction control
  • KTM 790 Duke Standard
    Rs 8.64 Lakh *
    799
    105
    87
    Manual
    6
    2
    4
    Petrol
    20
    N/A
    Fuel injection
    PASC antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
    Disc
    Disc
    N/A
    Alloy
    WP upside-down 43 mm
    WP monoshock
     
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    233
    850
    189
     
    Yes
    Yes
    Digital
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
     
    N/A
    Yes
    N/A
    Yes

  • KTM 790 Duke Design and Build

    KTM 790 Duke

    As already mentioned, the KTM 790 Duke takes its design inspiration from the bigger 1290 Duke. The front end of the motorcycle gets a full LED headlamp in the same split type fashion as the 390 Duke. The motorcycle has aggressive lines across its body length and has minimalistic body work that make it look even meaner.

  • KTM 790 Duke Riding Ergonomics

    KTM 790 Duke

    Being a naked streetfighter, the riding position on the KTM 790 Duke is not very much demanding. The footpegs are slightly rear set and the rider sits upright on the motorcycle, all thanks to which he or she can spend long hours on the saddle without any complaints. The seat also seems adequately padded which adds to the comfort and ease of riding.

  • KTM 790 Duke Engine

    KTM 790 Duke

    The KTM 790 Duke draws power from a 799cc, parallel twin engine that is good for developing respective power and torque outputs of 105hp and 86Nm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed transmission system that has a slipper clutch and bi-directional quickshifter.

  • KTM 790 Duke Transmission

    KTM 790 Duke

    KTM 790 Duke comes with a six-speed gearbox. The transmission system further gets a slipper clutch and a bi-directional quickshifter as well for smoother and faster operation. The gearbox has a one down five up shifting pattern just like other motorcycles.

  • KTM 790 Duke Braking and Safety

    KTM 790 Duke gets its stopping power from twin 300mm disc brakes up front along with a single 240mm disc brake at the rear. The bike gets a full LED lighting system that lights up the road ahead better than a regular halogen unit. In terms of safety, the KTM 790 Duke gets a lean sensitive traction control system along with cornering ABS and a wheelie control. Moreover, the bike gets multiple riding modes including a 'Supermoto' mode that switches off the ABS at the rear wheel.

  • KTM 790 Duke Mileage

    The KTM 790 Duke returns a claimed fuel efficiency of close to 22.7 kmpl. The bike has been fitted with a 14 litre fuel tank. That said, you can get a range of close to 250 km once you get a full top up. With that in mind, you might have to take a couple of stops for a refill during journeys when you are planning to ride all day long.

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