IAB understands that the KTM 790 Duke could launch in India before July 2019. Amit Nandi, Head of KTM Motorcycles India had clarified in October that the 790 Duke is under evaluation for a launch but nothing is finalised yet.The 790 Duke was expected to come before the KTM 125 Duke but the launch could have been pushed back to accommodate the introduction of the ABS range.KTM is expected to assemble the 790 Duke at its Chakan facility via Austrian-made kits. No doubt they would be looking at all possible options in localizing the bike. According Hubert Trunkenpolz, Chief Sales Officer - KTM, the 790 Duke is designed to be assembled in various locations across the globe.Reports suggest that the 790 Duke is expected to cost around INR 7 lakh (ex-showroom). That said, with Royal Enfield launching the 650 Twins under INR 3 lakh (on-road), KTM has a new challenge in pricing its middle-weight competitively.Unlike the Royal Enfield 650 Twins, the 790 Duke is a more powerful and a … [Read more...] about KTM 790 Duke to launch in India in H1 2019?
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Deliveries of the KTM 125 Duke has commenced in India, as KTM Mekhri Circle, Bangalore has reportedly delivered the first bike in India. Youtuber DV has released a video taking possession of his KTM 125 Duke.At other dealers, bookings for the baby KTM are underway. The 125 Duke will be available at 450 dealerships across India from this week. Test rides/demo bikes have also begun reaching dealerships so prospective customers can assess the motorcycle at the nearest KTM touchpoint.The KTM 125 Duke is available in three paint schemes - Orange, White and Black. Although being under 125cc, KTM India has offered a single-channel ABS as standard on the bike. On the other hand, the Yamaha R15, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V will get this feature only next year.Unlike the Europen-spec version, the Indian-spec KTM 125 Duke borrows styling from its bigger sibling, the KTM 200 Duke. The design is identical to the 200 Duke, but it gets different graphics. Powering the bike is a … [Read more...] about KTM 125 Duke deliveries commence in India [Video]
KTM India has launched the ABS variant of its current entry-level product, the 200 Duke. The motorcycle was launched in India at an ex-showroom Delhi price tag of INR 1,60,000 and will be available in three colours options – Orange, White and Black across 450 exclusive KTM showrooms in India.Also read: EICMA 2018: KTM 790 Adventure range revealed - India Bound?While KTM India did not make any announcement about the ABS variant of the RC200 yet, we expect to see it arriving very soon. Regular readers would know that the new safety norms, scheduled to come into action from April 2019, mandate ABS for all motorcycles with a displacement of more than 125cc. Commenting on the introduction of the KTM 200 Duke ABS, Amit Nandi, President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd said:With the addition of ABS our customers will now have choice of both ABS and non-ABS versions on the KTM 200 Duke.That said, the non-ABS variant is expected to be discontinued very soon, and it should be available … [Read more...] about KTM 200 Duke ABS launched in India at INR 1.60 lakh
India’s least priced KTM is just days away from launching and KTM dealers around the country have already begun taking unofficial bookings for the new motorcycle – the Duke 125. The KTM Duke 125 could rival the Yamaha R15 in terms of pricing, and is likely to command a price tag of around Rs. 1.3 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. This will not only make the Duke 125 the cheapest KTM to be sold in India but will also make the Austrian high performance motorcycle brand a lot more accessible to younger buyers seeking a fun yet powerful bike for city commuting. As the picture shows, the Duke 125 will be a replica of its more powerful, larger sibling – the Duke 390. This similarity in looks is what KTM will be planning to cash in as a lot of people want the sharp, in your face styling of the Duke 390, but without the steep price tag of over 2.4 lakhs associated with it. Also, the Duke 390’s 43 Bhp power output can be overwhelming for many, which makes the Duke 125’s … [Read more...] about Duke 125: Bookings for India’s cheapest KTM now open
If KTM dealerships are to be believed, the 2018 KTM 790 Duke will soon be launched in India. Sources reveal that the 790 Duke will be launched in the domestic market by December or January 2019. KTM has not confirmed the 790 for India.A KTM dealership in Pune has released a teaser claiming that the KTM 790 Duke is coming soon in India. When contacted various KTM showrooms across the country, dealers replied in the affirmative with a Pune dealership confirming launch by the end of December 2018.The dealership also revealed that bookings for the KTM 790 Duke will commence closer to the bike’s launch date. KTM India is believed to be working on CKD assembly for the 790 Duke along with some amount of localisation.We can expect the company to import parts like engine, chassis and suspension from Austria. However, alloy wheels, tyres, lights, body panels, wiring harness, handlebar and mirrors could be sourced locally. The localization could allow the company to launch the KTM 790 Duke … [Read more...] about KTM 790 Duke to launch in India by December 2018?