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    Default KTM unveiled 790 Duke & Adventure R at EICMA 2017

    KTM pulled the covers off its all-new, production-ready KTM 790 DUKE at EICMA, Milan, today (November 7, 2017) along with a KTM 790 ADVENTURE R prototype, hinting how the Austrian firm’s model line-up will further expand, thanks to a completely new engine generation with its 799cc LC8c parallel twin powerplant.








    KTM CSO Mr. Hubert Trunkenpolz updated the assembled media and guests on the status of the company, scheduled for another record year of growth and profit in 2017 – underlining its position as the largest European motorcycle manufacturer. With a completely new engine platform, an expanding R&D facility, increased staff globally and now more than 280 World Championships in its trophy cupboard, KTM refuses to shut the throttle on progress.

    Last year at the same event, the KTM 790 DUKE prototype – The Scalpel – was unveiled on stage; the exhaust note of its LC8c engine thundering through the halls. This year, KTM returned with the full production version, boasting performance figures and a specification that will blow up the fiercely competitive 600 to 1,000cc naked bike segment.

    Formally introduced on stage by Mr. Trunkenpolz, the KTM 790 DUKE punches out 105 hp and 86 Nm of torque from the extremely compact and all-new LC8c parallel twin engine with an unrivaled electronics package. This is a pure KTM – potent and precise, to satisfy the needs of riders who know that power-to-weight ratio and agility can be more important than raw, straight-line brute power. From prototype to production, ‘The Scalpel’ lost none of its edge.




    EICMA was also an opportunity for indicating what highly exciting further options to utilize the LC8c parallel twin are looming on the horizon. Just one example: the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R. This is what the ADVENTURE community has been eagerly awaiting; a lightweight, compact midrange travel enduro with outstanding cross-country ability. And that wait is almost over …

    The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R prototype fully embraces the Austrian company’s READY TO RACE philosophy. With its high dashboard tower, single seat, tiny LED lights and low-slung fuel tanks, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R is clearly inspired by the KTM Rally machines that dominate competition the world over. The LC8c punches hard from inside its lightweight and extremely rugged chassis, complete with top-quality WP Suspension components front and rear. Naturally, a production version of this would come with the very best electronic rider assistance package too.





    Mr. Trunkenpolz
    : “We aimed to design the most performance-focused mid-weight travel enduro of its class, with the dynamism of much bigger engine machines, by giving it a leading power-to-weight ratio. The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R prototype is built from a pure offroad obsession. KTM is the market leader in the dirt; our heritage in this field is something no other motorcycle brand can easily copy and this is another exciting indication of the future.”

    As a clear example of the relentless push that drives the KTM motorsport division forward and not leaning on past successes, KTM also presented an entirely new generation KTM 450 RALLY in a bid to claim a seventeenth consecutive Rally Dakar victory.
    Representing two years of intense development and debuted at the OiLibya Rallye Maroc in October, the bike is faster and lighter while being more agile and stable. Wrapped in new bodywork and housed in a bespoke, freshly developed chassis is a new 450cc single cylinder engine. Controlled by a new engine management system and a revised throttle body, the result is better peak performance and improved throttle response. And in the true KTM style and for non-factory pilots, a customer version KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA will become available during 2018.

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    Default Re: KTM unveiled 790 Duke at EICMA 2017

    Looking forward to seeing this in India. Will definitely pick this up when launched. The right competition to Kawasaki.
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    Default Re: KTM unveiled 790 Duke & Adventure R at EICMA 2017

    So 790 is actually an 800!, 799 to be precise. Waiting for actual performance figures of this beast ! I am sure Bajaj will release it in India ONLY if it is made here(speculating) .
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    I think this will capture the Adv market if it is manufactured or even assembled here with their competitive pricing ,what with KTM being light, punchy and handling well in general .Quality control of the initial batches is where KTM India has to improve i think.
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    Black and Orange color scheme looks awesome. Waiting to see what they price it at..

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    Default Re: KTM unveiled 790 Duke & Adventure R at EICMA 2017

    Is there any news on ktm 390 adventure

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    Default Re: KTM unveiled 790 Duke & Adventure R at EICMA 2017

    I only observed it now that KTM has moved away from trillis frame for the 790 duke! How come?


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    I looked at the Duke 790 with such obsession that I noticed the front tyre is a 170/20x17 in the images... Imagine a 170 front tyre.

    Jokes apart, 105 bhp is awesome for a bike, if the midrange is strong enough too...

    Guys, just read its set of features:-

    Personalised Traction Control, Ride by wire throttle, TFT Dashboard, integrated dashboard connectivity (probably bluetooth), Up & down Quickshifter+, Customised Ride modes, Active oil cooling, Slipper+Assist Clutch, KTM 2 channel Cornering ABS, Steering Damper, Launch Control and Anti Wheelie (switchable, don't worry) and finally, all lights are LEDs.

    Plus an option to add a wide variety of accessories like, USB Power out, heated grips, alarm system, handlebar mounted mirrors (!), clutch and brake protectors, 8 step footpeg adjustability, sticker kits, crash bars, theft protection kit (roadloc), mobile phone brackets, GPS brackets, tank and side bags, etc..


    Phew! Ok for a supersports, but this list is downright impressive for a street bike!


    Ground clearance is impressive at 186 mm. A dryweight of 169 kgs translates into some 185 kgs~ wet weight, good enough for a 800cc.
    Fuel consumption is rated at 22.7 kmpl, maybe about 5-7 kmpl short of Duke 390's average fuel efficiency...

    Neither figure's too bad for a 800cc roadie, in fact some quite impressive!

    Quote Originally Posted by abhiiceman View Post
    I only observed it now that KTM has moved away from trillis frame for the 790 duke! How come?
    The front portion of the 790 Duke's frame is Tubular twin spar apparently. Not too clear at the moment. The rear sub-frame seems to be attached to the front by bolts, so it appears different.
    KTM used a similar technique in the 2017's 390 Duke...

    So, maybe it has some genuine benefits, like weight saving? or reducing back seat drivers' contribution to the handling (which is often, a headache for the rider)?

    The front portion of the frame seems well connected to the steering, knee area, footpegs and seat, so handling shouldn't be a concern.
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    Default Re: KTM unveiled 790 Duke & Adventure R at EICMA 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post

    The front portion of the 790 Duke's frame is Trellis. The rear sub-frame seems to be attached to the front by bolts, so it appears different.
    KTM used a similar technique in the 2017's 390 Duke...

    So, maybe it has some genuine benefits, like weight saving? or reducing back seat drivers' contribution to the handling (which is often, a headache for the rider)?

    The front portion of the frame seems well connected to the steering, knee area, footpegs and seat, so handling shouldn't be a concern.
    Do you have anything to back up the frame being Trellis fact? I searched around and couldn't find any pictures of the frame on the internet. From the looks of it , it appears more to be a variation of the 'spine' type frame which is used in the FZ07 or the honda hornet 600 or the ninja 250/300 for that matter. The defining part of a trellis frame is the lattice structure which essentially implements the mechanical concept of trusses taught in engineering first year. I donot see that structure at all.
    I could be wrong though which is why I want to see the photo of the frame.

    Re the subframe bolt on, it is aluminium, so not straightforward to weld to the mainframe which is steel. So easier is to bolt it. Weight saving comes from it being aluminium and not because it is bolted on obviously

    This would be my next bike when I get back to India. This or the FZ09. Although I am sure the FZ09 will remain out of reach

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