KTM Duke 125, 200 help increase sales by 39% in Sep 2019

The KTM 790 Duke, launched in September 2019 registered 41 units sales within first 10 days of launch.

2019 KTM RC 125

The KTM 125 (Duke + RC) saw the highest sales in September 2019 with 2,648 units sold and topping the list of the company’s models such as the KTM 200, 250, 390 (Duke + RC) and recently introduced Duke 790. Sales in the past month ended on a positive note, up 39.28 percent to 5,805 units as compared to 4,168 units sold in the same month of the previous year but marginally down by 27 units as compared to 5,832 units sold in August 2019.

KTM sales in India received a major boost ever since the the 125 cc entry level KTMs have been launched in India. First, it was the KTM Duke 125 which was launched in Nov 2018, this was followed by RC125 launch earlier this year. Together, these two are now the best selling KTM motorcycles in India.

Thanks to success of the KTM 125, sales of KTM 200, 250 and 390 suffered decline. In Sep 2019, KTM 200 sales were down 26.85 percent to 2,095 units as compared to sales of 2,864 units in September 2018 and down 39 units as compared to 2,134 units sold in August 2019. Below is the detailed sales report.

KTM India sales Sep 2019

KTM 250 sales also fell marginally. What stood at 629 units in September 2018 dipped to 592 units in August 2019 but improved slightly to 623 units in the past month. Sales of the KTM 390 declined by 41 percent to 398 units in September 2019 as compared to 675 units sold in September 2018; and down 11 percent as compared to 409 units sold in August 2019.

The KTM 790 which has just joined the company lineup on September 23 and priced at Rs.8.64 lakhs. The naked motorcycle comes in a CKD – Completely Knocked Down format and is assembled at the Bajaj Plant near Pune. The company has managed to sell 41 units in just 10 days of launch despite a price higher than its rivals that include the Suzuki GSX-S750, Ducati Monster 797, Triumph Street Triple, Yamaha MT-09 and Kawasaki Z900 in the Indian market.

It gets powered by a 799cc, liquid cooled, parallel twin engine offering 104 bhp power and 87 Nm torque mated to a standard 6 speed transmission. Suspension is via 43mm upside down fork in the front and fully adjustable monoshock at the rear while braking is handled by dual 300mm discs at the front and a single 240mm disc at the rear.

KTM also plans launch of the 390 Adventure sometime in December 2019. This will be followed by launch of KTM Adventure 250. Both these new launches in the adventure segment, will further boost sales of KTM in India.