Bajaj Auto launches new KTM 390 Duke, 250 Duke, 200 Duke motorcycles
Bajaj Auto on Thursday launch the all-new KTM Duke range comprising the 390 Duke, 250 Duke and 200 Duke. While the KTM 390 Duke is priced at Rs 2.25 lakh, the KTM 250 Duke is priced at Rs 1.73 lakh and KTM 200 Duke at Rs 1.43 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Bookings for the all-new Duke range commence on Thursday, said the company.
KTM has been fastest growing sports motorcycle brand in the country since its launch in 2012 while the KTM Dukes have been the largest selling premium naked motorcycles during this period, said the company in a release.
The new 390 Duke gets changes in the design such as the split LED headlamps, a larger steel fuel tank and a dual-color split frame. The design is complemented by a powerful engine churning out 43.5 PS of power and 37 Nm torque and a host of new premium features like Ride-by-wire which guarantees a smooth throttle response by eliminating the throttle cable and the use of sensors instead, a first-in-class multi-color TFT display console that is also enabled to pair with a smartphone and controllable from the handlebar. A larger 320 mm rotor for the front disc brake increases stopping power and in tandem with an ABS by BOSCH and a slipper clutch the safety equipment on the 390 Duke.
A new entrant to the Duke family in India is the 250 Duke. Designed on the lines of the bigger Dukes, the 250 Duke shows its racing genes with 30PS power, slipper clutch and an ultralight chassis which with the newly developed bolt-on subframe allows the 250 Duke to slice through bends and traffic with precision. The 250 Duke has been introduced in White and Orange color schemes.
The 200 Duke also received a refreshed graphic scheme for 2017 and will continue to be available in Orange, White and Black colors.
All products in the 2017 KTM Duke range would be BS-IV compliant.
On the occasion of the launch Amit Nandi, President- Probiking, Bajaj Auto said, “Raw performance and edgy design sets the KTM Dukes apart from the rest. With the new MY17 range, the Dukes take yet another leap forward. The new 390 Duke is an all-new bike for the hardcore enthusiast, the new 200 Duke is a stepping stone into the world of KTM and the all-new 250 Duke is the upgrade option for those who have already experienced KTM with the 200 Duke”.