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KTM to launch two NEW bikes in India

Last updated on: February 16, 2013 15:59 IST

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Faisal Ali Khan

KTM seems to be ruling the premium motorcycle segment in the country. The company has sold 8,500 units of the Duke 200 in the Indian market, after it entered a year ago.

The company has now revealed its aggressive plans for the Indian market, including the launch of two new bikes in the next 15 months.

KTM will launch the 390 Duke in the middle of this year and the launch of the KTM RC250 will happen early next year.


Image: A collage of KTM 390 Duke and RC8 based on which KTM will be launching the RC250 in India
Photographs: ktm.com
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The Duke 390 is based on the Duke 200 and looks identical.

It has a more powerful 373cc engine which produces 44 PS of power and 35 Nm of torque.

This single-cylinder engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The hardware on the bike is identical to its younger siblings, the Duke 125 and Duke 200.


Image: KTM 390 Duke
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KTM has also announced plans to launch a mini sports bike, which will be based on the RC8 superbike. This bike could be called the RC250 and will feature a 250cc engine along with full fairing.

The launch of the KTM RC250 will happen early next year. It is expected to produce 30 BHP of power with styling elements coming from the RC8.


Image: KTM 390 Duke
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KTM will bring the RC8 superbike to India in March 2013. However it won't be sold in the country, it will only be on display at Bajaj Probiking showrooms.

The Duke 390 and RC250 will be co-developed by Bajaj-KTM. These bikes will be locally manufactured at Chakan.

KTM's CEO Stefan Pierer recently took over Husqvarna from BMW and plans to bring it to India in the next couple of years.


Image: KTM 390 Duke
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