The launch of KTM 790 Duke has been confirmed for next week. The Scalpel or the Hyper Naked is likely to be priced around Rs 8 Lakhs.
KTM is all set to launch its new hyper naked motorcycle, the Duke 790. The motorcycle has already started reaching dealerships and our sources suggest that the launch could happen in 1-2 weeks itself.
Ahead of the launch, the brochure of KTM 790 Duke has been leaked online. Going by the data, it will get a 799cc 8-valve DOHC parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine. The unit is capable of producing 105 BHP at 9000 RPM and 87 Nm of peak torque at 8000 RPM.
Reports suggest that the test rides of the 790 Duke have already commenced at select dealerships. We expect the bike to be priced around Rs 8-8.5 Lakhs (ex-showroom) and is likely to be one of the most affordable ones in the segment.
For transmission, the Duke 790 will use a 6-speed gearbox with a bi-directional quick-shifter and a slipper clutch. It will come with 3-mode Traction Control, which can be disengaged on the go.
The Duke is also offered with four riding modes – Sport, Street, Rain and Track. In Supermoto riding mode, the system allows the rider to lockup the rear wheel for extra adrenaline. In this, the ABS and traction control are disabled.
For suspension, it uses WP upside-down forks at the front and WP mono-shock at the back. Braking is handled by twin 300mm disc brakes at the front and 240mm disc brake at the back, with dual-channel cornering ABS.
As of now, the bookings for the bike have commenced across dealerships. The brochure of KTM 790 Duke does not specify any more detail, though. The Duke will enter the Indian market through the CKD route and will be assembled at KTM’s Chakan plant.