The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has obtained decent sales in the Indian market for its previously launched predecessors of KTM and also for the recently launched KTM Duke 390. KTM made a public presence in early 2012 in India with the launch of KTM Duke 200, although KTM had already involved in business ventures with the leading two wheeler brand, Bajaj Auto Pvt Ltd since 2007. Currently Duke 125 is being manufactured at the Bajaj’s Chakan plant for the International market.
After the initial launch of KTM in 2012, KTM has a strategy of introducing a new model every year into the Indian market. KTM has also followed its strategy starting with initial launch of KTM Duke 200 in 2012, recently KTM launched Duke 390 which would complete its strategy for 2013, KTM also has plans for launching faired bikes based on Duke 200 and Duke 390 next year. With these fair bikes in pipeline for launch in 2014, the KTM Duke 690 could be expected at a price tag around 4 lakhs INR before the end of 2015 in the Indian market.
KTM has already obtained decent sales for its Duke 690 in the European and Indonesian market. KTM Duke 690 is powered with a 690cc LC4 engine which produces a maximum power of 67 BHP at 7500 RPM and a maximum torque of 70.5 Nm at 5500 RPM. The KTM’s 690cc LC4 engine is the largest capacity single-cylinder engine on any production motorcycle in the world.