Spec Comparo: KTM 790 Duke vs Kawasaki Z900 vs Suzuki GSX-S750 vs Triumph Street Triple S vs Ducati Monster 821
The concept of the KTM 790 Duke was showcased at the 2016 EICMA and the motorcycle was unveiled in its production avatar at the 2017 EICMA. That said, the KTM 790 Duke has made it to India with a sticker price of Rs 8.63 lakh ex-showroom. The street naked motorcycle sits right in between The Kawasaki Z900 and the Triumph Street Triple S.
The motorcycle competes against the Suzuki GSX-S750 in the lower end of the spectrum which has a similar offering, and also the more expensive Ducati Monster 821. We're comparing the aforementioned motorcycles to put things in perspective of what these street nakeds have on their platter.
In the comparo, we have two, three and four-cylinder engine layout. Displacing the highest capacity is the Kawasaki Z900 which has a 948cc in-line four-cylinder engine. The lowest capacity engine is housed in the 750cc in-line four-cylinder engine, however, the power output is the second-highest in the comparo and the GSX-S750 has an advantage over the KTM 790 Duke, Triumph Street Triple and the Ducati Monster 821. All the motorcycles in the comparo are equipped with a six-speed gearbox.
Cycle parts and Electronics
All the motorcycles in our comparison get a twin-disc setup and upside-down forks in the front. While all the motorcycles get a rear mono-shock-absorber in the rear, Triumph Street Triple S gets a piggyback reservoir for the mono-shock unit.
The Street Triple S also gets two riding modes and traction control. Also, the KTM 790 Duke gets traction control and riding modes, however, the KTM 790 Duke also benefits from a two-way-quick shifter.
The most affordable option is the Suzuki GSX-S750 at Rs 7.52 lakh ex-showroom - that offers higher power figures for less money. Above the GSX-S750 slots the Kawasaki Z900 which has the highest displacement along with highest specs and will cost Rs 7.69 lakh.
Above, is the newest KTM 790 Duke which offers the lest power figures in our comparo, however, the KTM 790 Duke has the most optimum power-to-weight ratio. The Triumph Street Triple S will cost a little more over the 790 Duke at Rs 9.19 lakh ex-showroom. The dearest motorcycle in the comparo is the Ducat Monster 821 which will cost Rs 10.99 lakh ex-showroom.
Also see: 2019 KTM 790 Duke | First Ride Review
Starts Rs 9,19,500
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