Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer had tied up with Bajaj Auto India to produce new products. During this partnership they developed the Duke 200, Duke 390 and Duke 125 for international markets. Recently they produced the more desirable RC 200, RC 390 and RC125 for international markets.
KTM has priced their entire range of motorcycles competitively, owing to heavy localisation of parts from India. Now, however, KTM plans to increase the cost of their products due to the excise duty benefit rollback. They will be hiking prices on its entire range by three to five percent.
The KTM Duke 200 will be costlier by INR 7,190, similarly Duke 390 will be charged an additional INR 8,987. Their RC range of motorcycle will also cost more in 2015. The KTM RC 200 and RC 390 will get more expensive by INR 6,000 and INR 8,000 respectively in India.
The 2015 price for KTM motorcycles in India stand at:
- KTM Duke 200 is priced at INR 1,37,977 ex-showroom, Delhi.
- KTM RC 200 is priced at INR 1,66,249 ex-showroom, Delhi.
- KTM Duke 390 is priced at INR 1,89,942 ex-showroom, Delhi.
- KTM RC 390 is priced at INR 2,12,861 ex-showroom, Delhi.
KTM is expected to provide the RC range of motorcycles with a slipper clutch. This will make it an even better track tool than it already is. The slipper clutch aids in smoother downshifts, without rear wheel lock-ups, and also improves stability thus allowing higher speeds.