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    Default KTM RC Series Confirmed: xBhp News

    KTM - Bajaj confirmed that they will be launching two more faired bikes in 2014, based on the RC series.

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    Both the bikes will be launched in 2014 and will be under 500cc. The expected bikes are faired versions of the Duke 200 and the Duke 390. Recently a Cup Series bike was launched by KTM specifically for racing, the production version of which is expected next year.

    Currently, KTM does not have any faired bike, and only has the KTM Duke 200, with the KTM 390 being launched recently. But both these bikes are nakeds and with the new launches next year, KTM will be able to take on its faired competitors. With bikes as competitively prices as the Duke 390, Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki will have something to worry about.

    8000 units of the Duke 200 have been sold, with around 25000 units being exported.

    Amit Nandi, Vice-President of Bajaj Probiking -

    "Bajaj-KTM will launch two variants of the RC brand of 'faired' racing bikes in the calendar year 2014 under the sub-500 cc category,"
    Source: Bajaj-KTM to launch more racing bikes - The Economic Times

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    This is sweet & is just making things difficult in the deciding part.. competitive pricing, racing bike,,, ahhh!! Paradise!
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    Cool re: KTM RC Series Confirmed: xBhp News

    The cream has now started coming to India
    Sweet.. 2014 come soon..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosaddict View Post
    This is sweet & is just making things difficult in the deciding part.. competitive pricing, racing bike,,, ahhh!! Paradise!
    Well said.. after reading this news.. I just dropped the plan of getting myself Duke 390 shall wait.. but any idea when the launch will be?? start, mid or end of the year 2014??
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    Auto Expo 2014 will give complete clarity

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    Quote Originally Posted by rreneav1987 View Post
    Well said.. after reading this news.. I just dropped the plan of getting myself Duke 390 shall wait.. but any idea when the launch will be?? start, mid or end of the year 2014??
    Start, mid, end - nothing has been clear so far, IIRC no news mentioned the dates or time of the year.
    You were planning to get the D390! what about Black Pearl?? I have similar plans too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosaddict View Post
    Start, mid, end - nothing has been clear so far, IIRC no news mentioned the dates or time of the year.
    You were planning to get the D390! what about Black Pearl?? I have similar plans too...
    My black pearl will be a classic piece in future.. maybe my grandchildren might wanna rebuild her like how we rebuild the rx and kbs :-) i would never sell my zmr.. its like my soul mate :-)

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    Its hard to logically comment on whether RC series would be better than Duke in all/ most matters or not. Its just that "we" expect it to be better, that's it.
    Anyways, the point is that in this country you would love a fast bike that you can park anywhere without being noticed. This is one of the reasons for preference of naked bikes over faired ones.


    Despite this good (but slightly old now) news, Duke will have its takers I believe. First come advantage being one, and cost advantage being another reason. Yes, the Duke will remain cheaper than the RC series.


    But seriously, news are coming from KTM one after the another! It seems they're running a news factory. RC series, 125, 200 & 390 getting ABS, then on-off road & other versions of these bikes too. Then a Pulsar based on the Duke 390.
    They actually appear more aggressive than Honda now, although they are in lesser & niche segments.
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    Will the R series and Duke bikes share the same engine?

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