Bajaj and KTM duo has been doing a lot for the performance hungry motoring souls of the country which were earlier limited to some very regular underpowered or unaffordably expensive powerful bikes in the country.
Duke 200, when launched was a revelation and with the second product – Duke 390 KTM has taken the game a lot ahead of the competition. Launched at a shocker of a price of Rs 1.8 Lakh ex-Delhi (Read Details), Duke 390 is all set to create havoc on our roads. Filling the inquisitiveness of power-hungry bikers, the only one thing that has been left unattended – fairing!
And with fairing being such an important USP of bikes in India – functional or non-functional, the next KTM will sport one! If you are unaware, Bajaj, in an official press release has confirmed a while back the launch of an “RC8 inspired and Moto 3 racing bike inspired, small displacement supersports bike” in India.
What is more interesting is that it will not take the company eons of years to get it here. It will be launched by early 2014. Now considering the fact that KTM Bajaj kept the promise of mid-2013 launch of Duke 390, we can expect this RC8 inspired mini sports bike to bow in towards the initial first three months of 2014.
All what we talked about is confirmed and now since we have so much of information in hand, let us weave a web and try to connect the dots. According to the speculative information we have, the bike that KTM Bajaj is preparing is a 250cc monster which will share the design theme of RC8.
RC25, as it might be called, is expected to be a global product and the first fully faired small displacement motorcycle from KTM’s stables. So, the wait is not really too long. Within a matter of a few months from now, you can lay your hands on something which is expected to give you no chance to discard a KTM now!
We will keep you updated when we will come across any related news bit of this new bike.
*Pics of KTM’s flagship RC8