KTM India has also announced FREE road side assistance and warranty extension
KTM has now announced multiple benefits on booking a new KTM motorcycle in India. Benefits include free three year additional warranty (over the standard two yrs); free one year Road Side Assistance (RSA) plan. The limited period offer is valid till September 20, 2020.
Booking also puts you in the pool where one stands a chance to win an iPhone 11, and multiple KTM merchandise (KTM fan package) during each week, the benefits are on offer. The offer is valid on purchase of any new KTM motorcycle, including Duke 125, Duke 200, Duke 250, Duke 390, RC 125, RC 200 and RC 390.
KTM India has had no trouble in establishing itself as a premium motorcycle, and enjoys quite the reputation. The KTM fan package giveaway is valued at about Rs 5k, but is been given to KTM customers at no cost during the campaign period.
Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd. said “KTM is the most loved European brand among the biking enthusiasts in India with a phenomenal response for every product upgrade & introduction. To further encourage brand aspirants to own a KTM, we have raised the value proposition by providing a limited period offer of free three years extended warranty and one year road side assistance. All that the customers have to do is rush to our stores and book their favourite KTM to avail the benefits.”
Having started business in India in 2012, KTM is now available in more than 365 cities with 460 stores. The auto manufacturer has the endorsement of 2.7 lakh bikers here, which makes India the largest global market for KTM.
New KTM Duke 250
KTM India will soon launch updated Duke 250 along with a price hike. The new D250 will come with LED headlight setup, instead the halogen setup which is seen on the current Duke 250. The new LED setup is borrowed from the more expensive Duke 390 and comes with same specs. Price of new Duke 250 is Rs 2.09 lakhs, ex-sh. It is Rs 4,000 more expensive than the Duke 250 with halogen headlight.
Delay in deliveries
Some owners have reported that deliveries of KTM motorcycles is taking longer than expected. If you are wondering why the delay, it is due to multiple reasons. As mentioned earlier, the auto industry ecosystem has been majorly disrupted by the lockdown. Even though restrictions have been eased during Lockdown 4.0, entities like auto component manufacturers and other suppliers are not 100% operational. Achieving stability and efficiency in the auto industry will take some time, which will naturally result in delays. Furthermore OEMs are yet to start production at full capacity. This is bound to create a gap between demand and supply.
In case of KTM, another key reason for the delay is the significant backlog in exports. The company exports around 5k units per month, which has not been happening since the lockdown. It is likely that the company will try to clear the export backlog in the immediate future. The good thing for KTM is that international markets are now opening up including Europe. Even KTM’s production facility in its home country Austria has resumed operations.
Soon after resuming operations, KTM had increased prices across its BS6 range. KTM motorcycles are now costlier by around 4k-5k. Husqvarna 250 twins have also become costlier by Rs 4,736 each. Delay in delivery periods are expected to come down to usual levels in the coming weeks.