The soon-to-be-launched Duke 790 will be assembled at the Chakan plant in Pune and will be positioned on top of the 390 Duke and the upcoming 390 Adventure
All of you are already aware of the fact that KTM is all set to introduce the Duke 790 in India soon. The motorcycle was officially revealed at the 2017 EICMA motorcycle show. According to some reports online, the naked streetfighter is slated to break cover in the coming weeks and it could be priced in between Rs 7.5 Lakh and Rs. 8 Lakh (ex-showroom).
The report also claims that the upcoming motorcycle will be sold in India via the CKD route and the first 100 bikes have already landed in the country. KTM will import the engine components and some important cycle parts whereas, the headlamps, levers, etc will be sourced from local manufacturers.
The soon-to-be-launched naked streetfighter takes its design cues from the bigger and more powerful 1290 Super Duke R. The motorcycle gets a full LED headlamp setup towards the front which looks identical to the unit found on the 390 Duke as well. The 790 Duke also features a single piece handlebar and a fully digital advanced TFT instrument cluster that provides plenty of information to the rider.
The fuel tank looks muscular and sporty, it also gets a split seat and LED taillamp at the rear. The chassis uses the engine as a stressed member and it relies on a 43mm upside-down fork in the front and a mono shock absorber at the rear from WP. For stopping the motorcycles depends on a twin 300 mm disc setup in the front with radially mounted four-piston callipers.
For the rear wheel, the bike gets a 240mm single disc with a single-piston floating calliper. The motorcycle also gets a dual channel ABS as standard with a Supermoto mode. The upcoming 790 Duke will be powered by a 799 cc, LC8 liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine.
This unit is capable of producing about 104 PS of peak power and 87 Nm of peak torque. The engine will come mated to a six-speed gearbox and will also feature a two-way quick shifter. It will lock its horns directly with the Kawasaki Z900, Ducati Monster 797, etc.