New KTM Duke 790 production ready variant unveiled - 105 PS (50 Photos)
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New KTM Duke 790 production ready variant unveiled – 105 PS (50 Photos)

The new KTM Duke naked sportsbike will be ready for launch next year. India launch could take place in 2019.


New KTM Duke 790, a new member of the immensely popular naked bike series, made its global debut as a prototype at the EICMA show last year. Now, the new Duke 790 production ready variant has made global debut at the 2017 EICMA.

In design, the production ready variant of the new KTM Duke 790 is a tamed down version of the concept. The production ready variant of Duke 790 wears similar headlight design as seen on new Duke 390, the exhaust canister is new so as to meet stringent emission norms, seats are revised and look larger (especially for pillion).

Nicknamed Scalpel, the new Duke 790 features razor sharp design elements, tusk like tank extensions, a familiar headlamp, alloy swing arm, simple tailpiece with split seats, small visor, and an upward swooping single exhaust canister. The motorcycle is underpinned by a steel trellis chassis like its siblings. The 800 is the smallest KTM to adopt a twin-cylinder engine. The 799 cc twin cylinder motor delivers 105 HP @ 9000 rpm and 86 NM torque @ 8000 rpm.

The suspension system comprises inverted telescopic front fork and rear monoshock (both are likely to be sourced from WP). The bike employs twin discs at the front and a single disc at the rear. ABS is standard.

New Duke 790 has a wheelbase of 1475 ± 15 mm, ground clearance of 186 mm, seat height of 825 mm, fuel tank capacity of 14 liters and weighs 174 kgs. The KTM Duke 790 will be positioned to undercut the likes of Kawasaki Z800 while offering comparable performance. The motorcycle, will be manufactured in Austria. India launch is not confirmed as of now, but could take place in 2019.


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