KTM 790 Duke VS Triumph Street Triple S specification comparison

The fact that a bigger capacity KTM was coming was enough for many to hold their purchase decisions. However, when the KTM 790 Duke was launched, those gleaming eyes turned watery. KTM had priced the motorcycle well beyond the speculated Rs 6 lakh price bracket. Instead of being disruptive, the 790 Duke pricing made the Suzuki GSX-S750 look a value for money proposition. Not only this, the 790 Duke with its vast set of electronic nannies seems like the motorcycle one should have. However, there is the much easier to live with as well as proven Triumph Street Triple S. Considered one of the best naked motorcycles there is, the Street Triple S ups the ante. It has also got enjoyable performance but is at a price disadvantage here. That it has an extra cylinder isn’t lost on us.

So, which one wins this specifications comparison. Well, go ahead and scroll down for a full low down.

 

KTM 790 Duke VS Triumph Street Triple S

KTM
790 Duke
Triumph
Street Triple S
Engine Specification
TypeTwo cylinder, liquid-cooledThree cylinder, liquid-cooled
Engine capacity799cc765cc
Valvetrain4 valves4 valves
Compression ratio12,7:112,65:1
Max Power105PS@9,000rpm113PS@11,250rpm
Max torque87Nm@8,000rpm73Nm@10,421rpm
Power/Weight603.44PS/tonne601.06PS/tonne
Dimensions
Wheelbase (mm)1,4751,410
Fuel tank capacity14 litres17.4 litres
Kerb weight (kg)174188
Suspension
FrontWP upside-down Ø 43 mmShowa 41mm upside-down separate
function forks (SFF)
RearWP shock absorber with preload adjusterShowa piggyback reservoir monoshock
Brakes
Front300mm disc310mm disc
Rear240mm drum220mm disc
Tyres
Front120/70ZR17120/70-ZR17
Rear180/55ZR17180/55-ZR17
Price (ex-Mumbai)8.63 lakh 9.19 lakh
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