Recent reports have indicated that the 2018 KTM 790 Duke aka “The Scalpel” will be priced around €10,000 for the European market (around RM48,432)
While the KTM 690 Duke and 1290 Super Duke R is priced at RM43,396 and RM118,000 (basic prices with GST), the 790 Duke should land somewhere in the middle of that range.
If the predictions are correct, we can expect KTM’s latest naked beast to be around the RM60,000 mark.
According to a recent report made by Asphalt & Rubber, early predictions for the 2018 KTM 790 Duke aka “The Scalpel” has quoted the amazing piece of machinery at around €10,000 for the European market. After a direct conversion, the price would be around RM48,432 which quite an attractive figure for such an outstanding middleweight.
Although the actual price has not been revealed just yet, we can safely assume that the pricing will land somewhere in the middle of the KTM 690 Duke and KTM 1050 Adventure. The 690 Duke is priced here in Malaysia at RM43,396.23 (basic price with GST) while the 1050 Adventure is at RM68,888 (basic price without GST).
While the manic 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R is priced way up at there at RM118,000 (basic price with GST), we’re guessing that the latest 790 Duke would be made available at a much lower figure to make it more available for the majority of the population to own this very impressive motorcycle.
With all that in mind, expect the 2018 KTM 790 Duke to be priced somewhere in the region of RM60,000 assuming that our theories are correct. If this is true, it’ll indeed be a bargain for something that’s fitted with a 799cc parallel-twin engine that produces a whopping 105hp and 85Nm of maximum torque output.
Other impressive features include lean-sensitive traction control, cornering ABS, launch control, auto-blipper, quickshifter (for both up and down shifts), slipper clutch and many more. If that’s not enough to float your boat, KTM even included some nice additions such as the multi-colour TFT screen, all-round LED lights plus an aggressive design that’ll go perfect with any wall of other motorcycles wishing that they were the 790 Duke.
There’s still no news on when the bike will be made available here in Malaysia but considering how fast KTM Malaysia are in bringing in nothing but the best, expect somewhere in the middle of next year. Stay tuned to Bikes Republic for more updates.
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