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Old 4th February 2019, 13:31   #61
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One possible glitch that I foresee is the position of the exhaust being a real pain when it comes to mounting luggage and doing some touring. Also, with the hurried nature of the Duke Engines, not sure how touring friendly the bike is going to be. I am aware that the bike is advertised as a corner carver, (scalpel to be precise) and not as a tourer, but in a country where one bike is expected to perform multiple roles, am not sure how this will perform over multiple roles.
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One possible glitch that I foresee is the position of the exhaust being a real pain when it comes to mounting luggage and doing some touring. Also, with the hurried nature of the Duke Engines, not sure how touring friendly the bike is going to be. I am aware that the bike is advertised as a corner carver, (scalpel to be precise) and not as a tourer, but in a country where one bike is expected to perform multiple roles, am not sure how this will perform over multiple roles.
Expect the Duke 790 ADV to exclusively fill that role. It will be here in a year or two from now (most likely next year if KTM hurries up).

In other news, all the 790 engines are made in China now.
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Expect the Duke 790 ADV to exclusively fill that role. It will be here in a year or two from now (most likely next year if KTM hurries up).

In other news, all the 790 engines are made in China now.
Truly shocking 🤐?Wonder what happened to their plans of making the engines in India
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Truly shocking 🤐?Wonder what happened to their plans of making the engines in India
Entire assembly line focus is now on the Husqvarna twins - so I think the 790 engine development in India is probably not going to happen for the next couple of years.
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Motorcyclist.com puts up a 20 minute video as part of MC-Commute-

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Default KTM teases Duke 790 prototype at the EICMA 2016

When is this launching finally? We've been hearing 'coming soon' for a while, with the bike promised in March.

I haven't seen or heard anything yet. Any inside info?
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Finally its here! Scheduled for launch in April 2019.
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An all-new advanced assembly line is being set up entirely as per KTM standards and a sizeable team of KTM officials from Austria will be supervising and managing the operation for the same at Bajaj Auto’s Akurdi plant.

790 Duke will be a CKD unit with certain parts being localised. Components like the lights will come from Minda, and indicators, wiring and other parts will be locally sourced, too. Major components comprising engine, chassis, and suspensions will be directly imported into the country.
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Thats great news, finally it will be here soon.
Recently I went to the MCN London Motorcycle show, the KTM stand was one of the most crowded and it was this Duke 790 that was drawing a lot of attention. And I can see why. It seems only a trifle larger than the Duke 390 and it is so slim/narrow. I am 178 cms and had no difficulty in planting both my feet on the ground.

One area that concerns me is the upswept exhaust, am sure the pillion's bottoms will be nicely roasted.
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Finally its here! Scheduled for launch in April 2019.

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Guys, anybody more informed than I am (which is close to zero) on the lunch of the bike? Wasn't this supposed to launch in April.

Launch to choro - news bhi nahi hai bhai..
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Guys, anybody more informed than I am (which is close to zero) on the lunch of the bike? Wasn't this supposed to launch in April.

Launch to choro - news bhi nahi hai bhai..
Slightly delayed because the head of KTM india just quit overnight.
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Slightly delayed because the head of KTM india just quit overnight.

Hmmm...you seem to know more than the rest. Any birdie info on the postponed launch timeframe?
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He resigned a month ago after a 12 year stint

https://www.rushlane.com/ktm-india-p...02828.html/amp
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He resigned a month ago after a 12 year stint

https://www.rushlane.com/ktm-india-p...02828.html/amp
Yes, and apparently that has stuttered the launch of the 790 Duke.

Right now, the entire focus of the KTM team is to get the 790 adv on to the roads and are sorting out the production line at the factory. The election razzmataz has also probably slowed things down a bit.

There is no postponed launch time frame, their hope is probably to get this out in April.
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The official teaser is out. The release does seem to be getting closer.

http://overdrive.in/news-cars-auto/2...in-india-soon/
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Just had my 390 serviced this weekend. I was talking to the senior mechanic of the SVC and he says launch will happen early next month. The bike was supposed to launch in March but the delay is because they are tuning the rider modes for our Indian conditions. He also says most mechanics all over the country have be trained on the 790.
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