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Thread: KTM eyes Indian bike mkt with plans to roll-out 3 models, including a sub-200 cc bike

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    Default KTM eyes Indian bike mkt with plans to roll-out 3 models, including a sub-200 cc bike

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    Global motorcycle manufacturer KTM is all set to cross sales of 100,000 units this year, posting its best performance ever due to its alliance with Bajaj. KTM global CEO Stefan Pierer explains on CNBC-TV18 the future launches that the company has lined up in India.
    "We expect to launch a 390cc and maybe a 200cc model. We're also thinking to go one step lower maybe below 200cc, 180cc or 190cc to offer more price-competitive models," Pierer explained.

    He explained, "I would say that our 125cc model is a very specific displacement for the European market because that's in the moped class that you can ride at the age of 16. For India, I think we will launch an 180cc or 190cc model."

    "We can become 10 times the size what we are right now. But I have learned that India a very price-sensitive market. If we can offer three different models and several displacements, I think we can achieve a target of selling 80,000 units. I have a vision that in the next three-to-four years we will roll-out 100,000 units from the Bajaj 's Pune production facility.

    Three new bikes are
    1) Fully faired 390
    2) Fully faired 200
    3) 180/190 Duke

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    ​Hope they Launch the DUKE 39o and DUKE 69o at very Competitive Prices

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    Fully Faired 200 ? Looks like something I'd buy if its priced competitively and is sufficiently large-bodied.
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    Faired 200 would be a blunder. It would put it self in the bracket of CBR. It might eat into the sales of CBR 150 though,But its definitely not feasible.
    Faired 180?? well,this sounds decisive - a full faired 180 CC(around 20 BHP,20 NM),priced between R15 and CBR150, would definitely be a game changer.... eating into both shares.
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    fully faired bikes from KTM...?? surprising news...

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    fully faired bikes at a lower price point would dilute the heritage of the brand...even though it will have a lot of takers...

    p.s:KTM RC8 is an awesome superbike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambit View Post
    Faired 200 would be a blunder. It would put it self in the bracket of CBR. It might eat into the sales of CBR 150 though,But its definitely not feasible.
    Faired 180?? well,this sounds decisive - a full faired 180 CC(around 20 BHP,20 NM),priced between R15 and CBR150, would definitely be a game changer.... eating into both shares.
    The article only quotes D200 and 390 to be coming with fully faired variants. D180 will be naked as of now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_hari View Post

    Three new bikes are
    1) Fully faired 390
    2) Fully faired 200
    3) 180/190 Duke

    Fully faired 390 looks yummy. It will be great, greater if it can be a multi-cylinder may be a twin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid85 View Post
    Fully faired 390 looks yummy. It will be great, greater if it can be a multi-cylinder may be a twin.
    No twin from KTM that fast, They are talking about repackaging the 373cc single.

    Then how Pulsar 375 will co-exist? Duke 190 is a pathetic plan. May be a sub 1 L bike with minimal equipment. anyway, that will dilute the orange.

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