The KTM 125 Duke was launched in India on 26 November, and the company has shipped 457 units of the bike in about a week to dealers.It is the case of the company shipping out display bikes to the 450-odd dealerships in India, but every unit that leaves the factory is a sale. A clear picture will emerge when data is available for December and January. On a side note, the KTM 200 Duke averages over 2,500 units per month, and the 125 Duke could find more takers.The KTM 125 Duke retails at INR 1.18 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), with an on-road price of INR 1.38 lakh. The 125 Duke is not an average Joe in the 125cc class, as it comes equipped with best-in-class features, which are not seen even in segments above. We recently rode the KTM 125 Duke at Bajaj’s Chakan test track, and you can read our first ride impressions here.The KTM Duke 125 features USD front forks, single-channel ABS, fully-digital speedometer and much more. Apart from the engine and the different graphics, the 125 Duke … [Read more...] about 457 units of the KTM 125 Duke dispatched in the opening week
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As Bajaj Auto extends its reach in Poland with its 125 cc Pulsar, little-known Polish bike manufacturer Romet Motorcycles seems to be planning a foray into India as the Romet ADV 125FI Pro adventure bike has been spied in the country for the first time.Being an adventure motorcycle, most believed the bike to be the upcoming UM DSR ADV. However, a simple Google search revealed it to be the Romet ADV 125FI Pro. That said, we aren't sure when or if Romet Motorcycles plans to launch its range of bikes in India, but chances of it being a private import are next to none.Romet Motorcycles manufactures motorcycles, scooters and bicycles for the European & global markets. While the company is known for two-wheelers with engine displacements of 50cc and 125cc, the company also markets a bigger model, which uses a Jawa Moto sourced 397cc powertrain.Coming back to Romet, the adventure tourer employs a 125cc single-cylinder, two-valve engine that is good for 10.5 bhp of maximum power at 7,500 … [Read more...] about Romet ADV 125FI Pro spied in India for the first time
KTM has launched the ABS-equipped 200 Duke in the Indian market ahead of the upcoming safety norms that come into effect from April 2019.Also read: KTM 790 Duke to launch in India in H1 2019?The 200 Duke ABS was launched in India at an ex-showroom Delhi price tag of INR 1,60,000, which is little over INR 8,000 more than the standard. The marginal price hike is a result of a single-channel ABS from Bosch instead of a dual-channel unit. The motorcycle is available in three colours options – Orange, White and Black across 450 exclusive KTM showrooms in India.Next, we expect the fully faired RC200, similar to the 200 Duke, to launch with a single-channel ABS, and the non-ABS variants to be discontinued within weeks. Note that the non-ABS Bajaj Dominar 400 has been suspended from the Indian market.Apart from the addition of ABS, there are no visual or mechanical changes in the motorcycle. The KTM 200 Duke received updated graphics in 2017 when the two-wheeler brand introduced the … [Read more...] about KTM 200 Duke ABS
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?
Italian two-wheeler manufacturer Aprilia showcased the RS 150 and Tuono 150 motorcycles at Auto Expo 2018 in February. Both the RS 150 (fared) and Tuono 150 (bikini fairing) garnered quite a lot of attention from the visiting crowds and the Italian marque was said to be planning their launch in India for 2019. Now, Autocar India is reporting that Aprilia has pushed back the launch of the RS 150 and Tuono 150 to 2020. Autocar India claims that Aprilia is still looking into the potential of both motorcycles in India and has hinted that there is interest in the 150cc-300cc segment of the market. The publication states that Aprilia may bring both bikes to India with larger engines as the current bikes may prove to be a bit too pricey for the 150 cc -200 cc segment, which is currently dominated by the current Bajaj Pulsar lineup. Both the RS 150 and the Tuono 150 come packed with a whole host of features that are rarely seen in the segment and are designed to look like their larger litre … [Read more...] about Aprilia RS 150, Tuono 150 launch delayed: To get larger engine to rival next-gen Pulsar