KTM is planning to expand its Indian product portfolio with 4-5 new models over the next 12 months. The lineup will include all-new models and upgraded versions of the existing motorcycles. Talking to ET, Bajaj Auto president for probiking Sumeet Narang revealed that the company will bring in the KTM Adventure 390. However, its launch timeline is still under the wraps.
He also revealed that the super premium bike segment witnesses around 7,500 units annually, accounting 1% of the total super sports bike market. In last fiscal year, the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer managed to sell 50,000 super sports bike as opposed to 46,000 units in the year-ago period. India is one of the biggest markets for KTM across the globe.
Recently, the bikemaker introduced its first high performance bike in India – KTM Duke 790. In order to keep its price competitive, the company has brought the bike via Completely Knocked Down Kit (CKD) route. Priced at Rs 8.63 lakh (ex-showroom), the KTM Duke 790 takes head-to-head against multiple naked middleweight bikes including Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z900, Yamaha MT-09 and Ducati Monster 821.
Power source of the all-new KTM Duke 790 is a 799cc parallel-twin engine that’s tuned for producing power worth 103bhp with 87Nm of torque. Its forged pistons and two counterbalancers ensure minimal vibrations. The bike comes with four riding modes – Street, Sport, Rain and Track. It has 9-level traction control, wheelie control, launch control, quickshifter and slipper clutch.