Total sales of KTM 125, 200, 250 and 390 which also included the RC offerings stood at 5,832 units in August 2019 as compared to sales of 3,896 units in August 2018 which was minus sales of the KTM 125. Sales in the past month also increased 8.52 percent over sales of 5,374 units sold in July 2019.
KTM Duke 125 and RC 125 are the best selling KTM motorcycles in India along with the KTM 200 and this is evident from sales charts. In August 2019, sales of the KTM 125 stood at 2,697 units lending to efficient sales during the month in question even though sales dipped by 3.19 percent over sales of 2,786 units in July 2019. The KTM RC 125 shares some of its components with the larger RC bikes in the KTM lineup and commands a top speed of 115 kmph.
Sales of the KTM 200 (Duke and RC) also surged past the 2000 unit mark to 2,134 units, up 22.01 percent as compared to sales of 1,749 units in July 2019 but 21.20 percent lower as against sales of 2,708 units sold in August 2018.
Sales of KTM 250 increased to 592 units in August 2019, up 3.68 units as against sales of 571 units sold in August 2018 and a 20.08 percent increase as compared to 493 units sold in July 2019. The most powerful Duke in the family, Duke 390 and RC, noted a 33.71 percent decline in sales in August 2019 to 409 units, down from 617 units sold in the same month of the previous year. Sales of the 390 however, increased 18.21 percent over 346 units sold in July 2019.
KTM now gears up for the launch of the 790 Duke, also nicknamed ‘Scalpel’ on September 23, 2019. Bookings for the same have been opened at a down payment of Rs.30,000 at all company showrooms and the street naked bike has also been doing the rounds on the internet.
Set to come into India as a CKD – Completely Knocked Down unit, the bike will be assembled at the Bajaj plant in Akurdi and is slated to be priced around Rs.10.34 lakhs. It will be powered by a 799cc, LC8, liquid cooled, parallel twin engine offering 106 PS power and 87 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox and will receive four riding modes of Sport, Street, Rain and Track. The BS VI compliant 790 Duke will be launched by the end of 2020.