KTM Introduces BS-VI Compliant Bike Range In India
An employee wheels a completed KTM 1290 Super Duke R model bike inside the KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG motorcycle manufacturing facility, in Mattighofen, Austria. (Photographer: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg)

KTM Introduces BS-VI Compliant Bike Range In India

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Austrian sports bike maker KTM on Thursday said it has launched BS-VI emission norm compliant range of its bikes in India priced between Rs 1.38 lakh and Rs 2.53 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The company, in which Bajaj Auto is a significant stakeholder, said the price increase in the BS-VI range compared to the BS-IV bikes will be between Rs 3,328 and Rs 10,496 depending on the model.

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"KTM has nurtured a base of over 2.5 lakh biking enthusiasts in the last seven years through its Duke and RC range... The new 2020 range further strengthens our mission to offer the most complete range of performance motorcycles in the premium sport motorcycle segment," Bajaj Auto President (Probiking) Sumeet Narang said in a statement.

Sale of BS-VI compliant 125 Duke and RC125 will start in end of February while the sale for all other BS-VI models in the KTM family has started, the company said. The KTM 790 Duke will also transition from BS-IV to BS-VI emission norms post April 2020, it added.

Bajaj Auto, which holds around 48 percent stake in KTM AG, has been in a partnership with KTM for over 12 years encompassing manufacturing and distribution of the latter's bikes in India.

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