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Old 22nd February 2018, 09:14   #16
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I believe the UK prices are generally high - and going by the fact that the 790 costs almost the double of the 390, there are speculations that it will follow the same pattern in India. Hence the rumors of the 5-6 lakhs price. Wondering what strategy is Bajaj going to follow if and when they launch the 790 - CBU or CKD.

Not sure if they will any of the additional benefits on the new CBU taxes since these will be imported from Austria. If CKD, we will still be looking at a high price due to a 5% increase.
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Good clicks. This squatting position seating, where you fold the knee too much (I first thought you were keeping your leg on passanger's foot pegs ) is a major turn off. Why do the footrests have to be so far back, so that the biker is always in a ready to dive position?
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Not sure if they will any of the additional benefits on the new CBU taxes since these will be imported from Austria. If CKD, we will still be looking at a high price due to a 5% increase.
If I am correct, there are two CKD options in general. The first option is about the engine parts and gearbox parts getting imported in a pre-assembled form, but not mounted on the chassis. The second option is about the engine/gearbox parts not in pre-assembled form. It is the second option for which the duty has been hiked by 5%. The first option gets with 5% reduction on the duty (no idea on the rational behind that). If I am correct, all the brands take the first option for their CKDs. Going by that, D790 may fall under the first option.
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Good clicks. This squatting position seating, where you fold the knee too much (I first thought you were keeping your leg on passanger's foot pegs ) is a major turn off. Why do the footrests have to be so far back, so that the biker is always in a ready to dive position?
Thanks, I just clicked the pic, it's not me sat on the bike
But I see where you're getting it, it's not as acute as it seems in the pic. Atleast I did not get that impression when I sat on it.
My current ride is Pulsar 200NS which also is from the similar family of bike so perhaps I am accustomed to this position.

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Depends on whether it will be built in India or imported. Any idea?

8,499 means its 100 above Z900 in the UK, which as we know - retails at 7.68L ex showroom in India.
I am under the impression that this will be made in India.

Admin - Can you please merge these 2 posts, dunno what I was thinking.

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That's a surprise. Quite a dramatic change from your current cruiser. Will it replace the Baron or just add to the garage?
Replace the Baron is what I'd like to do, it's going to be with a heavy heart though. All depends on the price and options to lower the seat height.
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Time for the reviews to start pouring in.



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Time for the reviews to start pouring in.



Came here to post this, but you beat me to it!
The review was nothing but positive and looks like KTM has a winner on their hands!
Had a couple of questions for the experts though-
1. Will KTM still continue to make/improve the 690 Duke now?
2. Will the 790 Duke make it to India?
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690 duke is out of production because of emission norms, however, the same engine has been ported to the Husky 701 for a very exhorbitant price. The new parallel twin 790 replaces the 690 single.

790 Duke has been slated for India production in 2019/2020 - I see this bike being sold in the SE market where KTM has just set up a plant in the Philippines. Whether it will be sold in India, is anyone's guess. But I do expect Bajaj to up the ante with this new class...I do not see him holding back with the new RE 650 twins round the corner. He will want to port that engine into a Dominar 700.

Triumph/Bajaj partnership product is a LONG way off. I expect a 2020 show-piece at EICMA.
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And here's the MCN video review. All praises for bike, I hope this bike lands on our shore sooner rather than later.

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KTM teases Duke 790 prototype at the EICMA 2016-capture.jpg

Snap from KTM India Website.

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Wow! This is great, but I don't think we should get too excited about it as the Duke 690 is also listed on the site.
I hope it lands on our shores.
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Wow! This is great, but I don't think we should get too excited about it as the Duke 690 is also listed on the site.
I hope it lands on our shores.
Even I wouldn't have been interested but then there is no Duke 125 listing. That gives me slight hope that this page is not generic global page. I sincerely hope KTM is planning to disrupt the market once again!!

Edit: Saw that there many other freeride, enduro etc. models listed as well. Guess this is indeed generic.

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Edit: Saw that there many other freeride, enduro etc. models listed as well. Guess this is indeed generic.
Yeah, it seems rather generic but one can only hope that it's launched soon.
Does anyone know if KTM ever plans to manufacture this bike in India? I vaguely remember reading that it is planned that way, but I can be wrong though.

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I doubt it man. KTM came on record sometime back saying that they will not launch any motorcycle higher than the 390 in India. Sounds pretty damn stupid considering their overall reach is the best of all premium brands by a goddamn hypermile. I mean, they should just launch all their motorcycles now, whether CBU or CKD.

I think if the 790 ever intends to break shore in india, it will be maybe sometime in 2020.

India manufacturing, the 790 is slated to be manufactured in India from next year apparently, according to some news blurb.

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Seems KTM has another winner, would be interesting to see, when they get it to India and at what price.

Undercut the ninja 650 and Z650, which KTM can and kawasaki will be sweating.
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