2018 KTM Duke 790 to launch post Diwali, pre-bookings open

Editor@Throttle|Updated: October 19, 2018 9:31
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KTM is about to launch KTM 790 Duke in India much before than expected. The motorcycle which was expected sometime in 2019, may be launched right after Diwali this year.  Dealerships across India have already begun accepting bookings for the 790 Duke for an amount of Rs 30,000. The parallel-twin-engined 790 Duke is expected to come in under Rs 9 lakh (On-road). The  Duke 790 may be brought in via the CKD route and locally assembled at the KTM-Bajaj plant in Chakan, Pune.

 

The motorcycle features a brand new, 799cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor that develops 105PS at 9,000 rpm and 86Nm at 8,000rpm. The LC8c is KTM's first parallel-twin motor and comes mated to a six-speed transmission. True to the Duke family ethos, the 790 Duke features radical styling, with minimal body panels. It, however, does not look as edgy as the prototype but is very close. The 790 Duke employs a steel frame, with the engine as the stressed member, in order to save weight, which stands at 169Kg. The 790 Duke was first revealed at EICMA 2017.

 

Article Source : Overdrive