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KTM 790 Duke Overview

Engine Capacity-icon

Engine Capacity

799.0 CC

Mileage-icon

Mileage

22.7 KM/L

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Fuel Tank Capacity

14.0 L

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Gears

6 Speed

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Body Type

Sports

Base Variant-icon

Base Variant

STD

What's New?

The KTM 790 Duke was launched in India on 23rd September, 2019. The dual seater sports naked bike was named the “Scalpel” and was introduced in the Indian market as the flagship of KTM. The sports bike has sharp styling and more advanced features than the 1290 Super Duke, its elder sibling. The 790 Duke defines KTM truly. It is also the first sports bike in KTM’s portfolio to make a parallel-twin engine. Before KTM 790 Duke, the company had been manufacturing only singles in India. The 790 Duke was available in the global market for almost 3 years before being launched in India. The motorcycle has only one variant- the KTM 790 Duke Standard.

Duke 790 has a liquid-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder, DOHC, 8-valve, petrol engine with a 6-speed manual transmission. The fuel tank capacity of the bike is 14 litres and offers a mileage of 22.72 kmpl. The engine generates a maximum power of 105 bhp @ 9,000 rpm and a peak torque of 87 Nm @ 8,000 rpm. The motorbike is offered in two colours- Black and Orange. Some of the features of the Duke 790 are the digital speedometer, digital tachometer, gear indicator, low battery indicator, fuel gauge, fuel warning indicator, engine kill switch, Pass light, trip meter count, ABS, and more.

Specifications & Features

Explore an in-depth overview of the KTM 790 Duke specifications and features, offering comprehensive details on its engine, fuel efficiency, mileage, brakes, max power, and tyre. Additionally, gain insights into the bike's advanced safety features.

Engine CC

799.0 CC

Fuel

Petrol

Mileage

22.7 KM/L

Brakes

Four-piston radial fixed calliper/Single-piston floating calliper, brake disc

Max Torque

87.00 Nm

Max Power

103.00 bhp

Tyre

110/70 X 17/ 150/60 X 17

  • c&b iconABS
  • c&b iconEngine Kill Switch
  • c&b iconGear Indicator
  • c&b iconFuel Warning Indicator
  • c&b iconFuel Gauge
  • c&b iconLow Battery Indicator
  • c&b iconPass Light

KTM 790 Duke Expert Review

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Pros

  • Refined and powerful parallel-twin engine.
  • Advanced electronic features.
  • Compact and lightweight.
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Cons

  • Lack of wind protection.
  • Pre-load adjustability only for rear suspension.
  • Stiffer ride on uneven and bumpy roads.
Verdict

The KTM 790 Duke is a cracker of a motorcycle offering sharp handling, superb performance in a compact size. It's versatile, lightweight, compact and can easily do the daily commute, the occasional weekend ride or long distance haul and will be an entertaining companion on the occasional track day. It's compact, light, surgically precise in handling and has more than enough performance to keep riders of all skills entertained.


How is the design of KTM 790 Duke?

The KTM 790 Duke follows the KTM Duke family’s same style and design language i.e. having minimal design and an LED Headlamp. The naked sports bike looks sharp, sexy and minimal, staying true to its heritage. It also has a chiselled fuel tank with sleek side panels that gives the naked sports bike a solid street vibe. There is also an open-lattice swingarm and edgy exhaust that completes the overall look of the naked frame. The KTM 790 Duke has a frame of chromium-molybdenum that was adapted for weight reduction and compactness. The Duke 790’s kerb weight is 174 kg and it is regarded as the one of the lightest in the middleweight naked sports bike segment. 

How does the KTM 790 Duke ride?

The KTM 790 Duke comes with a liquid-cooled, parallel-win motor that generates a power of up to 105 bhp at 9,000 rpm and torque of 87 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The engine consists of double counter-balancing shafts as they are lightweight and thus make minimal vibrations. The 6-speed manual gearbox has a combination of quick-shifter and slipper clutch. The KTM 790 Duke also offers four riding modes such as rain, street, sport, and track. Different riding modes have different variable settings like throttle response, power delivery, and traction control. You can also customize the track mode in a 9-step throttle response selection and slip adjustable traction control. The naked sports bike offers launch control and anti-wheelie control. It also has IMU Bosch 9.1 MP that helps in feeding data to the cornering ABS and the ABS. The rigid and compact chassis helps in handling the bike on greater lean angles and sharper turn-ins. 

How comfortable is KTM 790 Duke?

The first thing that catches the attention of a buyer is the weight of the KTM 790 Duke. The bike is as heavy as the Triumph Street Triple RS but is notably lighter when on the road. The seat height measuring 825 mm may be a cause of concern for riders with shorter height. There is ample seating comfort on offer. You can comfortably tuck your knees on the narrow waistline formed as the fuel tank aligns with the seat contours.

The single-piece handlebar and the rear-set foot pegs give an aggressive but upright riding posture that is quite comfortable. The KTM 790 Duke delivers a manageable ride with its typical cushion-like seat. The 790 Duke also has non-adjustable inverted forks at the front and a rear mono-shock that is preload adjusted. Even after the firm set up, the Duke 790 handles road bumps, undulations and minor potholes well. The setup offers strong feedback when riding at higher speeds. This communicative setup makes handling the KTM 790 Duke easy and safe. 

How’s the tech?

The electronics package of the KTM 790 Duke is its biggest USP. The sports naked bike offers four riding modes- Road, Rain, Track, and Sport that has a different level of throttle sensitivity and traction control. The peak power is reduced when the bike is set at Rain mode for better riding ability and traction. In the Track mode, the rider can completely customise the traction control, launch control, and anti-wheelie control. The bike also has lean-sensitive ABS that allows the rider to apply brakes with more intensity. The bi-directional quick shifter functions nicely when downshifting. The bike also has a user-friendly TFT colour instrument console. Some of the standard features offered by the KTM 790 Duke are a digital tachometer, digital speedometer, gear indicator, low fuel indicator, fuel gauge, low battery indicator, engine kill switch, pillion seat and grab rail, trip meter count, fuel warning indicator, pass light, and more.

How’s the mileage of KTM 790 Duke?

The mileage of the KTM 790 Duke is 22.72 kmpl.

How is the performance of KTM 790 Duke?

It is a pure delight to ride the KTM 790 Duke that has an impressive throttle and strong torque curve. The bike does not fail to give an adrenaline rush when the throttle is opened hard after swaying through corners. Another aspect that is impressive about the bike is that it is vibration-free while running because of the dual-countershafts.

There is a slight buzz on the bar and at the seat which is normal. The 790 Duke also does not require constant gear shifts like its other siblings. The grip levels are also good owing to the suspension setup and the Maxxis tyres that keep the bike planted even at high speeds. 

Is the KTM 790 Duke good value for money?

The KTM 790 Duke comes with a slipper clutch and Motor Slip Regulation. The bike is well-equipped with advanced electronic features that make it good value for money. The performance, power and handling along with a decent feature list, make the KTM 790 Duke an attractive proposition for buyers.

KTM 790 Duke Price List (Variant Wise)

KTM 790 Duke price starting from 8.64 Lakh. KTM offers 790 Duke in 1 variants.

Variants

Last Recorded Price

790 Duke STD
₹ 8.64 Lakh
Petrol, 22.7 KM/L, 799.0 CC

KTM 790 Duke Mileage

22.72
KM/L
55 %
Better mileage than otherSports
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KTM 790 Duke Colours

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KTM 790 Duke is available in 2 different colors namely Orange & Black.

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Ex-Showroom Price
₹ 8.64 Lakh₹ 8.5 Lakh₹ 8.67 Lakh₹ 8.49 Lakh₹ 7.99 - 11.49 Lakh₹ 9.35 Lakh
C&B Expert Rating
N/A
8
8
N/A
7.9
8
Engine CC
799.0 CC948.0 CC648.7 CC399.0 CC803.0 CC648.7 CC
Gears
6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Mileage
22.7 KM/L15.00 Km/L25.00 Km/L0.00 Km/L20.00 Km/L25.00 Km/L
Max Torque
87.00 bhp98.60 Nm999.99 Nm39.00 Nm66.20 Nm57.50 Nm
Max Power
103.00 Nm123.00 bhp86.00 bhp76.40 bhp73.00 bhp85.82 bhp
Brakes
Four-piston radial fixed calliper/Single-piston floating calliper, brake discDual Disc (Front) / Disc (Rear)Dual Disc (Front) / Disc (Rear)Disc (Front) / Disc (Rear)Disc (Front) / Disc (Rear)Dual Disc (Front) / Disc (Rear)
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.0 L17.0 L15.4 L15.0 L13.5 L15.4 L
Colour Count
222142
Detailed Comparision
790 Duke vs Z900790 Duke vs CB 650 R790 Duke vs Ninja ZX-4R790 Duke vs Scrambler790 Duke vs CBR650R

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KTM 790 Duke FAQs

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  • KTM 790 Duke is powered by 799 cc Engine.
  • KTM 790 Duke gives mileage of about 22.72 kmpl.
  • The on-road price of KTM 790 Duke is Rs. 9.28 Lakh (New Delhi).