Just as was seen in the passenger car segment, two wheeler sales in India were also on a Y-o-Y decline during the past month. Every two wheeler maker in the country posted negative sales with the exception of KTM and Suzuki Motorcycle India, both of whom have noted an upward revision in terms of sales.
Taking into account KTM sales, it was noted that the KTM 125 (RC + Duke) received the most attention in the past month. Sales were at 2,135 units, up 367.18 percent as against 457 units sold in November 2018, but down 28.93 percent when compared to 3,004 units sold in October 2019.
Sales of the other motorcycles in the company lineup such as the KTM 250, 390 and 790 also noted some positive sales while sales of the KTM 200 dipped 16.27 percent to 1,775 units in the past month, down from 2,096 units sold in the same month of the previous year.
These sales figures took total sales to 4,602 units, up 45.22 percent as against 3,169 units sold in November 2018 but down 28.99 percent when compared to 6,481 units sold during the festive season in October 2019.
KTM India now gears up to introduce its BS6 compliant lineup. The first model to go on sale will be the KTM 250 Duke, 390 Duke and RC390. Deliveries are set to commence in the coming weeks, with prices set to be increased by around Rs.15,000.
The 125 and 200 cc range, in its BS6 format will enter markets early next year and will see a price hike of around Rs.8,000-10,000. The Adventure 390 also made its presence felt at the India Bike Week and will be launched in India next year. Price is expected to be in the Rs 3 lakh range.
The 390 Adventure is a touring and adventure ready variant of the KTM 390 Duke and gets its power via the same 373cc, single cylinder engine that will meet with BS6 emission norms. The engine offers 43 bhp power at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm while its current BS4 format which could see some changes when upgraded to comply with the new and more stringent emission norms.
Apart from this, KTM will also launch the entry level Adventure 250. Both these new Adventure motorcycles will help KTM India further increase their sales in the country.