Bajaj & KTM are on the seventh sky after launching Duke 390 in India at an amazing price. Continuing this success party further, the duos are said to roll-out KTM 690 Duke in India as well, says report on the internet. The bigger KTM is expected to see the light of day in India somewhere by 2015. Upcoming KTM dwells a 690 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel injected unit of 67 bhp married to a 6-speed gearbox. It too will set a benchmarking niche for the 500cc displacements to quench their thirsts to 690cc, just like it did to the 250-300cc segment with the Duke 390.
Additionally, the recently acquired bike brand ‘Husqvarna’ by KTM is learnt to see production at Chakan in Pune by 2015, says report. “Our current focus is KTM bikes, but in the next two years you will see the Husqvarna bikes coming from the Chakan plant,” said Stefan Pierer, chief executive officer of KTM.
Husqvarna is founded in Sweden during 1903, and was a part of BMW Motorrad since 2007. Stefan Pierer acquired the brand from BMW in January 2013.
However, the expectation says, there are plans for the bike maker to launch Husqvarna in India too. We guess the upcoming RC390, fully-faired version of naked Duke 390, is all about to storm the Indian market by 2014. So landing something further from acquisition will obviously prove profits to the organization in the balance-sheet.