KTM 790 duke

Specification of KTM 790 Duke

Top Speed 210-220 kmph
Displacement 799 cc
Maximum Power 105 HP @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque 86 NM @ 8000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 2
Number of Gears 6
Seat Height 825 mm
Ground Clearance 186 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 189 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres

Engine and Gearbox

Engine Description New 799cc Parallel-Twin Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Displacement 799 cc
Maximum Power 105 HP @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque 86 NM @ 8000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 2
Lubrication Semi Dry-Sump Lubrication
Bore 88 mm
Stroke 65.7 mm
Number of Gears 6
Clutch Wet Multi-plate

Brakes and Tires

Front Brake 300mm Dual Disc
Rear Brake 240mm Single Disc
Front Wheel 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tires Yes
Alloy Wheels Yes

Suspension and Chassis

Front Suspension 43mm WP Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension WP Monoshock
Frame Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel Frame using the Engine as Stressed Element, Powder Coated
Front Wheel Travel 140 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 150 mm

Battery and Lighting

Pass Light Yes
Battery Type MF
Head Light LED
Tail Light LED

Dimension and Weight

Seat Height 825 mm
Ground Clearance 186 mm
Wheelbase 1475 mm
Dry Weight 169 kg
Kerb/Wet Weight 189 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
ktm 790 duke
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The KTM 790 Duke, also known as Scalpel, is KTM’s flagship offering for the Indian market. The street borrows from the naked sharp styling and its older siblings, the 1290 Super Duke, which is sold by KTM in international markets including Nepal.


The KTM 790 Duke is lined by trellis frames with single-piece aluminum subframes to keep overall weight down. The design language is a typical part of the KTM family with sharply styled fuel tanks, inverted pitchfork LED headlamps, split seats and a chunky LED taillight. The minimal body panels point towards wider load-saving while the exhaust unit is placed under the seat. Like its siblings, the 790 Duke also comes with a TFT LCD screen that displays all the important information related to the motorcycle.

Gears and Engine

The KTM 790 Duke comes with a 799cc parallel-twin motor, a first for the manufacturer and paired with a 6-speed gearbox, while being designed to produce 103 bhp and 87 Nm of peak torque. The engine promises to be quite tractable for its 75-degree crank offset and 435-degree firing order. The forged piston and the two counterparts are intended to keep vibration to a minimum. The 790 Duke measures a lightweight 189 kg (marks) and makes for an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 612 bhp per ton, the best in the segment.

Tires and Suspensions

The bike is suspended by WP 43 mm USD forks at the rear and a monoshock unit at the rear, while braking duties take care of the 300 mm dual disc and J. 240 mm single disc at the rear with brake calipers from Juan. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Maxxis Supermax ST tires.


On the electronics front, the KTM 790 Duke gets a comprehensive electrical suite, and is loaded into the slits and comes with Bosch EMS RBW with four ride modes – Sport, Street, Rain and Track. The bike comes with 9-level traction control, launch control, wheelie control, slipper clutch and quickshifter. There is a six-axis IMU-based 9-level traction control with lean-angle sensitivity, cornering ABS with Supermoto mode, engine brake control, launch and wheelie controls, and a bi-directional quick-shifter.

KTM 790 Duke

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Pros and Cons
  • Packs a powerful and sophisticated parallel-twin motor
  • Compact dimensions and light weight help in handling
  • Equipped with top notch electronics
  • Rear suspension only gets pre-load adjust-ability
  • Lack of air safety
  • Rigid suspension results in bumpy ride on bad roads

KTM has launched the 790 Duke in India for Rs 8.64 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). The motorcycle is being brought from Austria via the CKD route all the way. Official booking has begun and the bike will be available at selected dealerships. KTM is also offering a finance option for the bike with a tenure of 5 years.

It will come to cost around Rs 13.83 lakhs in Nepal.

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