Duke 790 prototype
Duke 790 is a sever performance motorcycle revealed by KTM in the EICMA show, 2016. The changes and the upgradation of the Duke 250 and 390 of the 2017 model has already created heat about the 200 to 400 cc segment. In addition to the changes on these smaller motorcycles, a new breed of 800 cc (Duke 790 prototype) is also introduced by the KTM and expected for the launch by the end of the 2017 or 2018’s first quarter.
Outlook and design
The Duke 790 is a perfect street fighter and has all the Duke motorcycle character and attitude. The headlight of the prototype Duke directly resembles the Super Duke 1290 and fuel tank is well sculpted. The fuel tank, side panels, wheels and lot more reminiscent the Duke motorcycles generation.
The Duke 790 features the famous trellis frame and swing arm, but possess improved and advance stance. The exhaust of the Duke prototype is under the tail, and the shape of the exhaust is keenly engineered, giving the 790 prototype a stunning look.
Engine and gearbox
The Duke 790 is powered by the ferocious 800 cc parallel twin engine, which is called as LC8c (c means COMPACT). The engine is estimated to produce 104 BHP @ 9000 RPM of maximum power and 80 NM @ 6500 RPM of peak torque.
The engine is mated to a six speed gearbox and are expected to be faster and a short shifter.
The engine of the Duke prototype looks absolutely robust and macho offering the tough bike glimpse.
Duke 790 Top speed and mileage
The prototype Duke 790 top speed is one of the major factors expected about the LC8c engine and can reach up to 230 Kmph. The mileage of the motorcycle is assumed to return 15-23 Kmpl.
The top speed and the power of the motorcycle may demand a special riders licence.
The Prototype Duke showcased in the EICMA 2016 featured the WP (White performance) Upside Down forks in the front and the rear side is equipped with the single mono shock.
Both the front and rear side of the Prototype Duke is powered by the Single disc brake unit. ABS feature with special power is expected. The Disc looks easy on heat ventilation.
Duke 790 Launch and price details
The production of Duke 790 taking place in the homeland may have a price range of INR 4,75,000 to 6,50,000. However, the price of the Duke 790 is still expensive and non affordable by the common riders.
In addition, the production variant was found testing is the latest news about the production.
Ride by wire throttle
Multiple rider modes
Multi level traction control
IMU (inertial measurement unit)