re-bookings, however, unofficial ones have been commenced for the KTM 790 Duke in select cities across the country. The dealers are asking for a token amount of INR 30k to register the choice of yours. Here in India, initially, the motorcycle will make its way via the CKD route albeit in future we can see its local production as the company is pondering for the development of a middleweight motorcycle hub in near future. In effect to compensate the high levy on the ex-showroom prices. Through the CKD route, the KTM will charge around 60 per cent more than the ex-showroom price of the KTM 790 Duke as taxes. The local production of the motorcycle as like the Royal Enfield adopted for its 650 twins will be the most effective way to set off the additional surge.
In terms of pricing, the 790 Duke is likely to be tagged with an introductory price sticker of INR 6 lakh while the top end variant packed with electronic components might see a premium over the starting price tag.
Among the gizmos, there will be a quick shifter, cornering ABS, multiple riding modes, stability control and motor slip regulation. The India-bound model of the flagship will be featured with a TFT display on instrument console.
The 790 Duke, most powerful middleweight streetfighter in KTM lineup, gets the propelling power from a 799cc, twin-cylinder motor capable of generating the maximum power of 105hp and the peak torque of 86Nm. These power output churned with the support of a mated 6-speed gearbox unit. Other offerings in the fierce street fighter segment, use the similar power out encompasses Yamaha MT-09, Triumph Street Triple and the Ducati Monster 821.
Dimensionally, the motorcycle measures 2160mm in length, 790mm in width and 1090mm in height. Settled at the seat height of 825mm, the 790 Duke has a ground clearance of 186mm and kerb weight of 189kg. The suspension setup on the naked roadster comprises 43mm telescopic forks up front with 140mm and rear monoshock with 150mm travel distance sourced from WP. A set of disc brakes like 300mm dual discs at the front and 240mm single disc at the rear performs braking on the motorcycle in association with cornering ABS facility.