motorcycle brand KTM has launched the 790 Duke model. Since its entry into India in 2012, KTM has
grown it’s presence across 365 cities and 460 stores. The partnership of Bajaj
Auto Limited and KTM is over 12 years old, with Bajaj Auto Limited owning 48%
stake in KTM AG.
790 Duke, a mid-weight superbike is naked in appearance but sporty in its
delivery. It boasts of an all-new compact 799cc LC8c parallel twin engine, a
first for KTM, nestled into one of the lightest frames around which makes it a lightweight
and agile package. The liquid cooled 8 valve, DOHC unit delivers 87 Nm at 8000
rpm with 105hp of peak power.
ECU in the bike controls a host of electronic aids like the Motorcycle Stability
Control with Cornering ABS, Motorcycle Traction Control & Motorcycle Slip
Regulation, all of which work in tandem.
new KTM 790 Duke was launched in the presence of Sumeet Narang, President
(Probiking), Bajaj Auto Ltd.
KTM 790 DUKE HIGHLIGHTS
Extremely powerful parallel twin, 4-stroke, 799 cc DOHC engine with electronic
fuel injection with dual balancing shafts and ride-by-wire throttle for a
smoother and more refined response.
Ultralight tubular Chromium Molybdenum steel frame with a cast aluminum
subframe for weight savings
Powerful braking systems featuring Cornering ABS by Bosch with lean angle
sensitive Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC)
Quickshifter+ with Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) for smooth clutchless upand
4 Ride Modes (Sport, Street, Rain and Track) with varying Throttle Response
&Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC)
Track mode offers utmost customization for the refined Riders with9 step
adjustable traction control, Adjustable Throttle Response, Switchable ABS with
Other exciting features:
43 mm open-cartridge upside downfront forks by WP for excellent response and
High quality gas assisted WP rear shock with progressive spring and preload
WP steering damper fitted as standard and setup to feel as natural as possible,
giving the rider a secure feeling while keeping the agile riding character of
Multifunctional dashboard with full-color TFT display is bright and clear.
Tapered aluminum handlebar is adjustable in 4 positions on the triple clamp and
can be rotated in three further positions.
Die-cast, open-lattice swingarm is precisely manufactured and has been
optimized for stiffness and stability while still offering excellent flex
LED headlight and LED daytime running lights.
Sharp aggressive styling runs from the front to the rear for a look that is
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