KTM drives 790 Duke into Indian market priced at Rs 8.63 lakh

Team Udayavani, Sep 23, 2019, 4:10 PM IST

New Delhi: Austria’s sports bike maker KTM on Monday launched its superbike 790 Duke in India priced at Rs 8.63 lakh (ex-showroom).

The bike is powered by a four-stroke 799-cc engine with 105 BHP of power. It comes with features like motorcycle stability control with cornering anti-lock braking system, motorcycle traction control, motor slip regulation and four-ride mode.

Bookings for the bike have been opened on Monday across nine cities – Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Surat, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati.

“The super-premium motorcycle segment in India has been picking steam over the last few years, backed by a growing performance biking culture,” Bajaj Auto President (Probiking) Sumeet Narang said in a statement.

KTM has nurtured a base of over two lakh biking enthusiasts in the last seven years through its Duke and RC range, with never-seen-before technology and performance, he added.

KTM entered the country in 2012 in partnership with Bajaj Auto, and currently has a presence across 365 cities with 460 stores.

At present, Bajaj Auto owns 48 per cent stake in KTM AG.

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