Advertisement
Monday, Oct 03, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com
Bike Review

KTM 390 ADV & 790 Duke Launch Details Revealed

The 390 Adventure will be built in India, while the 790 Duke will be a CKD offering

KTM 390 ADV & 790 Duke Launch Details Revealed
KTM 390 ADV & 790 Duke Launch Details Revealed
outlookindia.com
2018-12-20T16:06:06+05:30

The KTM 390 Adventure is among the most anticipated motorcycles in India. Enthusiasts have been waiting for an adventure version of the 390 for many years and felt that 2018 will be the year when they could see the production bike in the flesh. However, KTM had some other plans and focussed its attention on the 790 Adventure. One of the main reasons for the high expectations was the fact that KTM India had announced that the 390 ADV will be launched in the country in 2019 and even the test mules were spotted earlier this year. And now, we have found out from our sources that KTM will be making a formal announcement about the launch date of the new 390 ADV by March 2019.

Apart from the 390 ADV, KTM is also gearing up to enter the mid-capacity performance segment in our market. The Austrian brand will be launching the 790 Duke in India by mid-2019 and it will be brought to our shores via the CKD route. Our sources have also added that KTM is currently working on localisation of components for the same. If KTM manages to localise majority of the components we can look forward to an aggressive pricing of under Rs 7 lakh (ex-showroom).

Powering the bike is a 799cc, parallel-twin motor that develops 105PS at 9500rpm and 86Nm at 8000rpm. A 6-speed transmission with a slipper clutch will transfer power to the rear wheel. Suspension setup includes 43mm WP open cartridge, separate function forks at the front and a gas-assisted WP shock with 12-stage preload adjust at the rear.

Braking hardware consists of twin 300mm front discs and a single disc at the rear of an unknown diameter. In terms of features, the 790 Duke has been loaded with LED lights, a TFT dash, IMU-powered traction control, cornering ABS, launch control, and bi-directional quickshifter. Once launched, it will compete against the Kawasaki Z900 and the Suzuki GSX-S750.


Source: zigwheels.com

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement