KTM 790 Duke

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Key specs
  • Displacement799 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)101.8 bhp

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 8,63,558

KTM 790 Duke is now discontinued in India.

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KTM 790 Duke Summary

790 Duke key highlights
Displacement 799 cc
  • Orange
  • Black
Max Power 101.8 bhp

About 790 Duke

The 790 Duke, also known as the Scalpel, is KTM’s flagship offering for the Indian market. The street naked borrows the sharp styling and features from its elder sibling, the 1290 Super Duke which is sold by KTM in the international markets. The 790 Duke has aggressive lines along with a minimalistic look that is projected from every angle the bike is perceived. It has KTM’s signature split-LED headlamp unit, a full-colour TFT display and a high-set exhaust canister that gives it a hooligan appeal.

Built around a steel trellis frame and aluminium sub-frame, the 790 Duke draws its power from a 799cc parallel-twin unit that has been tuned by KTM to churn out some exciting figures. Mated to a slick six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch and bi-directional quickshifter, the engine is capable of pumping out 105bhp and 86Nm. To keep that brute force in check, the 790 Duke come with an array of electric aids which includes lean-sensitive traction control, cornering ABS, launch and wheelie control along with riding modes that include a ‘Supermoto’ mode that turns off ABS at the rear wheel, allowing the rider to get the tail out while cornering.

Cycle parts include premium 43mm WP inverted forks up front and a pre-loaded adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking is done by twin rotors at the front and a single rotor for the rear. KTM offers the 790 Duke in two liveries of orange and black.

Competition wise, the KTM 790 Duke locks horns with other street nakeds like the Triumph Street Triple RS, Suzuki GSX-S750, Yamaha MT-09 and the Ducati Monster 821 in India.
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KTM 790 Duke Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Packs a powerful and refined parallel-twin motor
    • Compact dimensions and light weight aid in handling
    • Equipped with top-notch electronics
  • Could be Better

    • Rear suspension gets only pre-load adjustability
    • Lacks wind protection
    • Stiff suspension results in bumpy ride on bad roads

BikeWale's Take

The KTM 790 Duke is the Austrian manufacturer's flagship product in India. Although it sports a styling similar to the 390 Duke, the 790’s ballistic acceleration, incredible handling and top-class electronics can give any middle-weight street naked a run for its money. 

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KTM 790 Duke Price

790 Duke Standard 8,63,558 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

790 Duke Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 101.8 bhp

    Max Torque 87 Nm @ 8,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 799 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 88 mm

    Stroke 65.7 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 12.7:1

    Ignition --

    Spark Plugs --

    Clutch PASC antihopping clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 0 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Front Tyre Size 120/70

    Rear Tyre Size 180/55

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4 Piston Radial Fixed, Rear-Single Piston Floating

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension WP upside-down Ø 43 mm

    Rear Suspension WP shock absorber with preload adjuster

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight --

    Overall Length 2,128 mm

    Overall Width --

    Wheelbase 1,475 mm

    Ground Clearance 186 mm

    Seat Height 825 mm

    Overall Height --

    Chassis Type Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel Frame

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Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation --

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Switchable ABS

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System--


Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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KTM 790 Duke User Reviews

4.7 (33 ratings) 4 reviews
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  • 3

    Maintenance cost

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  •  5Monster but not better then kawasaki z900 7 months ago by Anmol Raghuwanshi, Bhopal

    It is a monster bike it can beat any bike in acceleration it can beat z900 in acceleration but in top speed it can not beat z900 if you are buying a bike at 10 lakh on road then it must have 4 cylinder but duke has just two don't buy ktm bikes at this price point i am g

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      16 kmpl

  •  2Unacceptable 8 months ago by Clinton, Goa

    Good power excellent throttle response. Too much of abnormal tappet noise. Poor quality side lights. Maintenance cost is sky high no free services provided. As far as looks go its not worth the price to be payed. Not at all recommended on daily commute totally burns a h

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      10 kmpl

  •  5Its amazing bike 10 months ago by Bhupendra Singh Sarpraj, Pathalgaon

    Its a good looking bike and amazing for speed this bike is perfect for racing and it was very prefect for me this bike to ride in my dream i want to buy this bike but this is very costly for me, i can't buy it. but my target is ride this bike in future and i want to goi

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    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

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