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Bajaj teases much-anticipated KTM 790 Duke in India, launch imminent

Aakanksha Raghuvanshi


Bajaj teases much-anticipated KTM 790 Duke in India, launch imminent

23 Apr 2019: Bajaj teases much-anticipated KTM 790 Duke in India, launch imminent

Bajaj has officially teased its much-awaited sports bike KTM 790 Duke in India, hinting at its imminent launch in the country.

The 2019 model, which is already available in international markets, comes with a sports naked style and a 799cc DOHC engine.

In India, KTM 790 Duke will compete with the likes of Ducati Monster 797 and Kawasaki Z900.

Here's our roundup.

Looks: 2019 KTM 790 Duke: At a glance

The KTM 790 Duke comes with a sports-naked body, sharp features, and an attractive paint job.

It offers a digital instrument console, step-up split seats, LED headlamps, LED taillights, and LED signal turn lamps.

With a dry weight of 169kg and fuel capacity of 14-liter, the bike runs on 17-inch tubeless wheels.

Fact: Engine and mileage

The KTM 790 Duke is powered by a 799cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin DOHC engine which is capable of making 105ps of maximum power and 87Nm of peak torque. The motor comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with a two-way quick shifter.

On the road: 2019 KTM 790 Duke: Safety and control

The KTM 290 Duke comes with chrome-molybdenum tubular frame chassis, 43mm WP upside-down fork in the front and a WP mono-shock absorber at the rear side.

It packs a 300mm disc brake on the front wheel and a 240mm disc brake on the rear wheel along with dual channel ABS.

Further, the bike gets different riding modes, traction control, and passenger footrest.

Fact: Pricing details

While we do not have any official announcement regarding the cost of 2019 KTM 790 Duke in India, the bike is expected to be launched under a price range of Rs. 7.5-8 lakh (ex-showroom).