KTM, the Austrian bikemaker, due to the excise duty concession roll back, has increased the prices of its bike line-up in India by 3-5 percent. The recently launched RC 200 and RC 390, which were earlier priced at ₹ 1.60 lakh and ₹ 2.05 lakh, get dearer by Rs ₹ 6,000 and ₹ 8,000 respectively. With 5.5% and 4.9% price hikes, the Duke 200 and Duke 390 street-fighters get costlier by ₹ 7,190 and ₹ 8,987 respectively.
The company is also planning to introduce a new slipper clutch technology for its RC bikes in India. The slipper clutch system prevents the rear wheel of bike from locking up during downshifts and releasing the clutch suddenly. This technology will aid the stability of bike under serious braking situations.
The newly launched KMT RC bikes (RC 390 and RC 200) received overwhelming response in India. The KTM RC 200 is powered by a 200cc, single-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 24bhp with 19Nm of torque, while the KTM RC 390 derives its power from a 375cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that belts out a peak power of 43bhp with 35Nm of torque. Both the bikes get a six-speed transmission.
Revised prices of KTM bikes (ex-showroom, Delhi)
KTM Duke 200 - Rs 1,37,977
KTM Duke 390 - Rs 1,89,942
KTM RC 200 - Rs 1,66,249
KTM RC 390 - Rs 2,12,861