We had only one question in our mind at Delhi Auto Expo 2012, where is new Pulsar and KTM Duke at Bajaj Auto stall? It was sheer disappointment that Bajaj Auto did not showcase its KTM Duke 200 and next generation Pulsar. However, this does not mean that the company does not have new products for 2012. In fact the company did not showcase the KTM Duke 200 and Pulsar in order to gain larger attention afterwards. Bajaj Auto is all set to launch KTM Duke 200 on 24th January, 2012 in Delhi. Bajaj Auto is converting all its Pro biking showrooms into KTM inspired showrooms as a part of pre launch preparation. Apart from this Bajaj Auto has also included KTM link on its website and KTM did the same thing, including KTM India page on its website.
KTM Duke 200 is powered by 199.6 cc, four-stroke, Single cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 Valve DOHC engine which generates maximum power of 25.47 bhp (19 KW) @ 10,000 rpm and maximum torque of 19.93Nm (14.7 foot-pound) @ 6,800 rpm. KTM Duke 200 is very light weight and generates power to weight ratio of 200bhp/ton (Dry Weight). It has Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame with steel sub frame, Bosh fuel injection system and a compact three chamber silencer. KTM Duke 200cc has top notch quality parts with a high performance engine
KTM Duke 200 is a first bike from KTM to be launched in India by Bajaj Auto. It has been jointly developed by Bajaj Auto and KTM of Austria. The bike is produced at Chakan plant of Bajaj Auto. Bajaj Auto has nearly 40% stake in KTM. The company has a very big plan for KTM Duke 200. It is expected to be launched in the price range of 1.2 -1.4 lacs.
Apart from this KTM Duke 200 launch will be followed by next generation Pulsar and next generation Pulsar launch will be followed by an entire 100% new motorcycle. As far as 2012 is concern we will see very exciting launches from Bajaj Auto.
– Mahavir Kothari