Upcoming Bajaj-KTM motorcycles include a sports tourer, an ADV, a cafe racer and a scrambler – all under tests on our roads!
It all started with Pulsars back in 2001 and frankly, whatever your views about the maker are, it is a fact that they have changed the game where it mattered to us – the biking enthusiasts. Because of them we see a much evolved market and other makers offering bigger and exciting products in the affordable range.
Their partnership with KTM has given India mind-blowing power-to-money ratio motorcycles in the form of Dukes and RCs. But that is not all – Bajaj is currently testing as many as four motorcycles – all very exciting and all very affordable – on our roads. Let us quickly list them all…
Upcoming Bajaj-KTM Motorcycles
1. 2019 Dominar 400 – Expected at Rs 1.80 Lakh
The 2019 Dominar 400 will bring with it truckloads of changes to the motorcycle to let Bajaj present it as a more premium offering. It starts right from Upside down front forks, more informative secondary display, dual-canister exhaust and more importantly a big hike in power – and all of this has been confirmed. Launch is expected to be anytime soon…
KTM 390 Adventure – Expected at 2.75-2.90 Lakh
The most awaited motorcycle in India is this – the 390 Adventure. It has been awaited since the last many years and finally Bajaj has already started testing it on our roads and it will easily be the next revelation after Duke – as it is expected to offer the right mix of long distance riding plus a wee bit of off-roading – all at Bajaj-trademark prices!
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 – Expected at around 3 Lakh
After KTM, the next big step from the house of Bajaj will be the introduction of yet another exciting brand in India – Husqvarna! Husqvarna will start their innings with two motorcycles – both based on the Duke 390. The Vitpilen is the cafe racer version with low-set clip-ons, aggressive riding posture, Metzeler tyres among other features.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 – Expected at around 3 Lakh
The Svartpilen 401 is the scrambler version and comes with a raised handlebar, relaxed seating posture, knobby tyres along with the standard features like ride by wire, 43 mm upside down front forks – all of this propelled by the 373cc engine that has been a benchmark in power delivery!
And since these are already under tests on our roads, it is just a matter of time before Bajaj finally launches them in the domestic market. Apart from updating the current range with ABS, they have also started testing the Next-Gen RC390 in Austria; so it will be India-bound as well, in the times to come!
And then their recent partnership with Triumph will also bring out something interesting in a couple of years (more details). Exciting times ahead….