KTM has delayed the launch of the Duke 790 to the early months of next year.

KTM Duke 790 India Launch
The bike was expected to be launched in November this year

The KTM Duke 790 that was supposed to be launched this year in November has been postponed. The launch of the Duke 790 will now take place in the early days of the next year due to the delay in the bike’s homologation. Dealers in the country have started to accept bookings for the bike for Rs. 30,000/-.

The expected pricing of the 790cc naked bike was around Rs. 7.5-8 lakhs (ex-showroom). Although the bike may get some units localised, it will not have any major effect on the pricing of the 2-wheeler. At Rs. 8 lakhs (ex-showroom), the bike will battle against the Suzuki GSX-S750, Kawasaki Z900, Triumph Street Triple S and Ducati Monster 821.

The 790cc KTM bike is already on sale in the international market and is powered by a 799cc, parallel-twin engine that belts out 105 BHP and 86 Nm of peak torque and has a dry weight of 174 kg. The bike is the lightest in the category and just falls behind the Triumph Street Triple S. The bike sits on WP USD forks and a pre-load monoshock at the rear.

The Duke 790 comes equipped with a Bosch cornering ABS with SuperMoto, a TFT display, lean-angle-sensing traction control, launch control, a bi-directional quick-shifter and four riding modes. With the delayed launch of the Duke 790, KTM will pay attention to the launch of the 390 Adventure and the Husqvarna models in India.

Duke 790 India Launch

– The bike’s launch will be postponed to early next year
– The bike is on sale in the international market with a 799cc, parallel-twin engine
– KTM is expected to price the Duke 790 around Rs. 7.5-8 lakhs (ex-showroom)

KTM 790 Duke EICMA
The Duke 790 gets non-adjustable USD forks from WP

Source – AutocarIndia.com