After introducing entry-level sports bikes to the Indian market, KTM has upped the ante and launched the KTM 790 Duke, a serious racing bike that has top-notch specs. The all-new 790 Duke features a 799 cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC engine that produces 105 HP and 87 Nm of torque, with a 6-speed transmission.
Priced at INR 8.64 lakhs (ex-showroom), the bike is targeted at serious riders and enthusiasts who are ready to shell out some money to get their hands on this best-in-class bike available in the market.
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If you are considering buying a superbike, here is a quick rendition on all you need to know about the KTM 790 Duke.
The core plus-point of the KTM 790 Duke over other bikes is its speed, derived from a powerful engine and frame built to make the ride solid, even at high speeds. Built for torque, the liquid-cooled 8 valves, DOHC engine delivers 87 Nm at 8000 RPM, almost immediately followed by a roaring 103 hp grunt.
Despite the high speeds, the advanced ride-by-wire system guarantees low fuel consumption and emission. The bike also gets Akrapovic Slip-on Line titanium carbon silencers and deep breath air filters to keep the bike cool even when you rev it to the fullest.
The KTM 790 Duke comes with a chromium molybdenum steel frame that gets 43 mm open-cartridge upside-down front forks and a gas-assisted rear shock. To make it completely safe, the bike offers 300 mm front disc brakes and a 240 mm disc at the rear.
The Bosch 9 MP dual-channel ABS with lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) makes the bike comfortable and safe for high-speed trips.
While the new Duke takes high-speed riding to a whole different level altogether, the sleek body and riding position offers ease-of-movement and comfortable riding experience for both the rider and pillion.
The 760 mm aluminium handlebars are adjustable with up to 4 positions on the triple clamp and can be rotated in three positions to give the rider the option to choose what's best. The bike gets great ground clearance and adjustable foot-pegs for a comfortable riding position. The 825 mm seats have a strong grip and provide comfortable riding positions.
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The KTM 790 Duke takes design cues from its even more powerful cousin, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, giving it the looks and feel of a superbike. The face-mask headlight, with distinctive sharp lines and signature KTM graphics, makes the bike stand out and gets heads turning.
The TFT Dashboard presents information in a fully-digital display format, while the carbon fibre body makes it look solid and stylish. The LED headlights and taillights are powerful for day-night riding and add to the stylish design of the bike.
To make riding comfortable at high speeds and in every weather, the bike offers four ride modes - Sport, Street, Rain, and Track. While Sports mode is for a more aggressive riding experience, the Street mode is perfect for a comfortable urban ride. The rain mode provides additional traction control to avoid slipping in wet conditions, while Track is the ultimate attack mode, giving you the luxury to handle your bike in full throttle.
To add to the riding experience, the KTM 790 Duke offers Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) and Quickshifter+ for slick, clutchless up and downshifts.
So, are you considering buying the KTM 790 Duke? If yes, then the KTM Bike priced at around INR 9 lakhs can easily be bought with the Bajaj Auto Finance.
There are also two-wheeler loans available, using which you can purchase this beast without having to worry about the significantly costly price tag.Apply for Loan Calculate Your EMI