Bringing its first big-capacity performance motorcycle to the country, KTM India has launched the all-new 790 Duke priced at ₹ 8.63 lakh (ex-showroom India). The new 790 Duke is the largest displacement offering from the KTM India so far, and it comes to our shores via the Completely Knocked Down Kit (CKD) route, to keep prices competitive. The 790 Duke is positioned against a number of naked middleweight offerings including the Triumph Street Triple, Yamaha MT-09, Kawasaki Z900, Ducati Monster 821 and the likes. The most powerful Duke in India manages to pack in some overwhelming levels of power with a host of electronic aids.
Nicknamed as the scalpel, the KTM 790 Duke is underpinned by a Trellis frame with a single-piece aluminium subframe to keep the overall weight low. The design language is distinctively part of the KTM family with the sharply styled fuel tank, inverted pitchfork LED headlamp, split seats, and a chunky LED taillight. The minimal body panels all point towards the extensive weight-saving while the exhaust unit is placed under the seat. Much like its sibling, 790 Duke also comes with a TFT LCD screen that displays all the vital information related to the motorcycle.