KTM Duke sales grow 69 percent in March 2019 – 3k units of Duke 125 sold
KTM Duke sales increased 69.82 percent in March 2019 over sales in the same period of the previous year.
KTM Duke, offered as D125, D200, D250 and D390 in India, have been noting outstanding demand month after month. However, among these four variants, it is the D125 that scores over the other three variants in terms of sales. Thanks to the newly launched Duke 125, KTM Duke have posted its highest monthly sales in the country.
The KTM Duke 125 was launched in India in November 2018. It is the most affordable KTM bike on sale in the country and has been garnering good sales numbers ever since launch. Based on the Duke 200 styling, the Duke 125 gets powered via a 124.7cc fuel injected, liquid cooled engine capable of 14.5 bhp power at 9,250 rpm and 12 Nm torque at 8,000 rpm.
The KTM 125 is positioned on a trellis frame, gets USD forks in the front and monoshock at the rear with braking via disc brakes at both ends. It sports single channel ABS as standard and gets rear wheel lift protection.
Sales of the KTM Duke 125 stood at 3,069 units in March 2019. This was head and shoulders above sales of the Duke 200 of which 2,017 units were sold in the past month, down 18.73 percent as compared to sales of 2,482 units sold in March 2018.
Duke 250 sales increased by 41.19 percent in the past month to 617 units as compared to 437 units sold in March 2018 while sales of the Duke 390 fell 34.36 percent to 470 units as against 716 units sold in March 2018. These sales figures took sales of the KTM Duke series up 69.82 percent to 6,173 units in March 2019 as against sales of 3,635 units in March 2018 with the Duke 125 being a major contributor to these outstanding sales.
Earlier this month, KTM hiked prices of its entire lineup in India. The price of the Duke 125 is increased by Rs. 6,835 and now retails at Rs 1,24,998 lakhs. KTM Duke 200 gets a price hike of Rs.2,253 to Rs.1,62,253 while the Duke 250 gets a price hike of Rs.3,251 to Rs.1,97,248. The price of the Duke 390 gets a price increase of Rs.4,257 to Rs.2,48,212.