KTM has launched the ‘Scalpel’ or the 790 Duke in India, at an asking price of Rs 8.64 Lakhs (ex-showroom). Only 100 units of the bike are available now.
After being speculated for over a year, KTM has now bought its middle-weight naked streetfighter to India. The KTM 790 Duke, better known as ‘Scalpel’ has now been launched in India, for a price of Rs 8.64 Lakhs (Ex-showroom).
However, KTM is only selling 100 units of this mad machine in India, as it enters our market through the CKD route. It is now KTM’s flagship motorcycle in India, following the KTm 390 Duke and RC 390.
The KTM 790 Duke uses a BS-4 compliant 799cc parallel-two n liquid-cooled engine, tha produce 105 BHP and 83 Nm of torque. The BS-6 engines are in development and will be launched before April 2020. For transmission, the Duke uses a 6-speed gearbox with the Bi-directional quick shifter.
Riding aids onboard include quick shifter+, Riding Modes (Sport, Street, Rain And Track), Adjustable Traction Control, Adjustable Throttle Response, Launch Control and Wheelie Control.
For braking purposes, it comes with Bosch Cornering ABS, 9-step adjustable traction control and Supermoto mode. In the Supermoto mode, the ABS is disengaged for the advanced and experienced riders.
For suspension, it comes with 43mm non-adjustable USD forks at the front and a pre-load monoshock, both from WP. Braking is handled by twin 300mm discs at the front and a 240mm disc at the back.
Other features onboard include a multifunctional dashboard with full-colour TFT display, Bluetooth connection, LD headlamps, LED DRLs, Die-cast swingarm and single-piece aluminium handlebar.
In India, The KTM Duke 790 will be available in Orange and Black. It is now available for display at all dealerships and the test rides have also commenced. The Duke goes against the likes of Triumph Street Triple S, Yamaha MT-09, Suzuki GSX_S750 and Ducati Monster 821. The Duke 790 will be available only in 9 cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Surat, Guwahati and Chennai.