Just a few weeks post launch, the KTM 790 Duke BS4 variant is being offered at a hefty discount of upto Rs.1 lakh; ahead of the BS6 launch.
KTM is offering a discount of Rs.1 lakhs on the 790 Duke for a limited period only. This discount is on the current BS4 variant which is priced at Rs.8,63,945. The KTM 790 Duke is the highest displacement KTM motorcycle on sale in India currently.
It is on sale in 9 cities in India. These are Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Guwahati, Surat, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai. The company now plans launch of the BS6 compliant 790 Duke by March 2020. The BS6 variant will be on sale in over 30 cities of India. For Dec 2019, 790 Duke sales were 0 units.
The BS4 KTM Duke 790 gets its power via a 799cc, parallel twin, liquid cooled, 8 valve DOHC engine offering 105 hp power and 87 Nm torque. It gets 4 riding modes of Sport, Street, Rain and Track and safety features that include switchable ABS, traction control, cornering ABS, and motor slip regulation. Suspension and braking is via non adjustable forks in the front and preloaded adjustable monoshock at the rear with braking via dual disc in the front and single rotors at the rear.
The BS6 KTM Duke 790 will come in as a CKD unit. It is expected to command a premium of Rs.50,000 over the current model and besides the BS6 update will see no other mechanical changes.
KTM is also updating the RC 390, 390 Duke and 250 Duke to comply with BS6 emission standards from later this month. The launch of these three BS6 bikes will be followed by launch of the KTM 200 Duke and RC200 BS6. The KTM 125 Duke and RC 125 are not yet a part of the update as the company will continue to sell these two bikes in its BS4 format till the end of February with upgrades to be introduced only just prior to the 1st April 2020 deadline.
KTM had also showcased the 790 Adventure at the 2019 IBW in Goa along with the 390 Adventure. The 790 Adventure is slated for launch in India by last quarter of 2020. It will also come in via the CKD route and will sport design cues from the 1290 Adventure. It will be powered by a 799cc, parallel twin engine from the 790 Duke. The engine offers 94 bhp power at 8,250 rpm and 88 Nm torque at 6,600 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox.