Though the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo has been announced to have been very successful, a lot of questions had been raised with the unexpected absence of the KTM Duke 200 and the latest Pulsar from Bajaj Auto, India’s legendary automobile manufacturing company.
Based on previous market reports as well as the huge promotional campaign that had been started, it had been expected that these two bikes would be unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo. However, fresh reports that have come in indicate that Bajaj Auto is going to unveil the KTM Duke 200 for Indian markets on the 24th of January, 2012. It has also been reported that in lines with the launching strategy, the auto maker is converting its Pro biking showrooms to KTM inspired ones. Other than this, the official website of Bajaj has also been provided with links of the KTM bikes.
The KTM Duke 200 has been adorned with a lot of features including a 4-stroke, 4 valve, 199.6cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder DOHC engine, which has the capacity of generating 25.47Bhp of maximum power at 10,000rpm whereas the bike is also going to achieve 19.93Nm peak torque at 6,800rpm. It has also been provided with a trellis frame made of Chromium-Molybdenum to go along with its sub frame made of steel. The fuel injection feature has been designed by Bosch whereas it also has a three chamber compact silencer.
Apart from the KTM Duke 200, the other variant from Bajaj that is being eagerly waited for by bike lovers is the upgraded version of its flagship product, the Bajaj Pulsar. The Pulsar has played a dominant role in shaping the fortunes of Bajaj in the two-wheeler market of India. As per reports that are coming in, the latest edition of the Pulsar is going to be launched post the KTM launch so that both the bikes get a proper opening in the Indian market.
KTM, the bike maker from Austria, has tied up with Bajaj Auto to introduce its Duke 200 bike as its first offering to the Indian market. The bike is being presently manufactured at the plant of Bajaj in Chakan, near Pune. Reports are indicating that KTM has made huge plans for expanding its Duke 200. As per speculations in the market, the bike is going to be offered in the market at a price range of Rs.1.2 Lakh to Rs.1.4 Lakh.