KTM 790 Duke India Launch Live Updates; Prices, Images, Features, Specifications

KTM has launched the KTM 790 Duke in India at Rs. 8.63 lakh. It is the first time that KTM is going beyond its 390 series and launching a middleweight motorcycle. Here are the live updates.

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This is the first time that KTM is launching a high performance motorcycle in India

It is finally here! The KTM 790 Duke ha been launched in India at a price of ₹ 8.63 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and it is the first time that KTM is launching a motorcycle with displacement higher than 373 cc in India, officially. The KTM 790 Duke is a new model and was showcased for the first time early last year and it was promised that it will make its way to India as well. The only way to further sweeten the deal is to get the KTM 790 Adventure too and the KTM 390 Adventure. We would like to believe that the 790 Duke is one of the first performance bikes that the company gets and more models are in the pipeline as well.

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The KTM 790 Duke is fondly called the 'Scalpel' internationally, owing to its razor sharp design language and aggressive performance prowess. The bike uses a Trellis frame with an Aluminium rear sub-frame for lightweight construction. The compact dimensions ensure that the 790 Duke has a comparatively light kerb weight of just 189 kg. The 790 Duke gets a 799 cc parallel-twin motor that churns out 103 bhp and 86 Nm of peak torque and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. This is perhaps the first instance that KTM is using a parallel-twin motor on one of its middleweight motorcycles. The motorcycle has an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 612 bhp per tonne. It will go up against the likes of the Triumph Street Triple and the Ducati Monster 821.

It is expected that the KTM 790 Duke will be launched in India as a completely knocked down unit and will be restricted to just 100 units for the first year, possibly because BS 6 emission norms kick in April 2020 onwards. 

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Sep 23, 2019
KTM 790 Duke Launch
That is all from us today, folks. Keep logging on to carandbike.com for the latest updates and comprehensive reviews from the auto world. We will be bringing the review of the KTM 790 Duke to you at the earliest. 

For complete details on the KTM 790 Duke, Read our launch story here.

Sep 23, 2019
KTM 790 Duke Launch
KTM is launching the 790 Duke in 9 cities today and will offer the motorcycle in 30+ cities in a phased manner.
Sep 23, 2019
KTM 790 Duke Launch
The KTM 790 Duke has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 8,63,945 (ex-showroom, Pune).
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KTM 790 Duke Launch
The KTM 790 Duke gets four riding modes which are Rain, Street, Sport & Track. The power delivery, throttle input, traction control will differ with each mode. The track mode can be fully customised.
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KTM 790 Duke Launch
Motor slip regulation and power assisted slipper clutch is offered as standard fitment.
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KTM 790 Duke Launch
The KTM 790 Duke gets traction control and wheelie control along with cornering ABS as well.
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KTM 790 Duke Launch
The 799 cc parallel-twin is called LC8c which stands for liquid-cooled, 8 valve compact. There are two balancing shafts for minimal vibrations.
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KTM 790 Duke Launch
The 790 Duke gets a chrome Molybdenum chassis for extra stiffness and uses the engine as stressed member on the bike.
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KTM 790 Duke Launch
The KTM 790 Duke is an agile, high-precision street weapon says, Vikas Iyer, Marketing Head, KTM India.

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KTM 790 Duke Launch
KTM's 125 cc machines have been accepted very well in India. The company believes it is time for it to look at the top of the pyramid.
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KTM 790 Duke Launch
India is the largest market for KTM globally. The company grew by 40 per cent since last year in terms of volumes.
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KTM 790 Duke Launch
KTM India has had a CAGR of 44 per cent since it started operations in 2012.
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KTM 790 Duke Launch
Here is a look at KTM's India range and the brand's journey in India.
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KTM 790 Duke Launch
KTM became the largest premium motorcycle manufacturer in the world in 2018, selling 2.6 lakh units. KTM motorcycles are sold in 72 countries worldwide.
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KTM 790 Duke Launch
Sumeet Narang, President, ProBiking, Bajaj Auto, takes the stage and introduces KTM as a brand.
Sep 23, 2019
KTM 790 Duke Launch
The KTM790 Duke launch has begun... Stay tuned for features, specifications and price announcement.
Sep 23, 2019
KTM 790 Duke Launch
The KTM 790 Duke has an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 612 bhp per tonne. It will go up against the likes of the Triumph Street Triple, Yamaha MT-09 and the Ducati Monster 821.
Sep 23, 2019
KTM 790 Duke Launch
Internationally, the KTM 790 Duke is called the 'Scalpel' because it is said to offer laser-like precision when it comes to handling and power delivery.
Sep 23, 2019
KTM 790 Duke Launch
The 790 Duke gets a 799 cc parallel-twin motor that churns out 103 bhp and 86 Nm of peak torque and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. This is perhaps the first instance that KTM is using a parallel-twin motor on one of its middleweight motorcycles.
Sep 23, 2019
KTM 790 Duke Launch
The launch of the KTM 790 Duke is significant because this is the first time that KTM will be launching a high performance bike in India. Could this mean that KTM/Bajaj will launch more such motorcycles? We do hope so. A little birdie also told us that the KTM 790 Adventure is slated for an India launch as well. But, no clear timeline on that!

Sep 23, 2019
KTM 790 Duke Launch
It is going to be an exciting day for all superbike enthusiasts because KTM is all set to launch the KTM 790 Duke in India. Yes! The 'Scalpel' is finally here! Stay tuned as we bring you all the live updates from the launch event!
Till then, here is a look at our price expectation for the KTM 790 Duke