31 Jan 2020 Team 91W
KTM has updated the range of products in the Indian market to meet the upcoming emission compliance norm. The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer has launched the BS6 compliant Duke and RC range in the Indian market. The brand has updated the bikes in one go and has launched the BS6 compliant KTM Duke 125, RC 125, 200 Duke, RC 200, 250 Duke, 390 Duke and RC 390.
The KTM 200 Duke is now based on a new split trellis frame that makes it lighter. Also, it offers a newly shaped fuel tank and new headlamp set-up that makes it sportier. The bike gets powered by the 199.5cc, liquid-cooled, four-valve engine that develops a maximum power of 24 Bhp and peak torque of 19.3 Nm. The bike also gets a new multidisc clutch system, dual-channel ABS and two new paint schemes. It costs Rs 1.73 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The other BS6 KTM bikes have only received engine changes while they remain cosmetically identical to the BS4 versions.
Speaking on the occasion Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd. said ⬓KTM has nurtured a base of over 2.5 lac biking enthusiasts in the last 7 years through its Duke and RC range, offering the technology and performance they had never seen before. The 2020 KTM range brings in a lot of excitement with refreshed looks across every model. We have lifted the bar by adding features like a bi-directional Quickshifter in the Duke390 which have been restricted only in the litre-class motorcycles till date. The upgrade on KTM 200 Duke is a huge milestone, and we believe it places this key model at an inflexion point which will help us not only gain volumes and share but also expand the premium motorcycle segment in the country, giving the aspirants of sports motorcycles a perfect upgrade.
Price table: BS4 to BS6 KTM Models' Prices comparison
|BS4 Price||BS6 Price||Change|
|200 DUKE||Rs. 1,62,253||Rs. 1,72,749||Rs. 10,496|
|RC 200||Rs. 1,90,630||Rs. 1,96,768||Rs. 6,138|
|250 DUKE||Rs. 1,97,248||Rs. 2,00,576||Rs. 3,328|
|390 DUKE||Rs. 2,48,212||Rs. 2,52,928||Rs. 4,716|
|RC 390||Rs. 2,44,014||Rs. 2,48,075||Rs. 4,061|
|125 DUKE||Rs. 1,32,500||Rs. 1,38,041||Rs. 5,541|
|RC 125||Rs. 1,48,750||Rs. 1,55,277||Rs. 6,527|
The 390 KTM Duke and RC gets the same features and engine with only BS6 upgrade.
The KTM 390 Duke offers the colour options. However, a few more colour options have been added to the RC series.