The Telegraph
Friday , July 19 , 2013
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Two more KTM bikes to hit road

Calcutta, July 18: Bajaj Auto, which holds a 48 per cent stake in KTM, will introduce two more racing motorcycles from the Austrian two-wheeler maker’s stable in India.

The bikes, to be introduced next year under the RC brand, will add to KTM’s flagship offering Duke.

However, unlike the Dukes (200 and 390) that are popular for their open structure, the RCs will have a “faired” structure with covered engines for better aerodynamics resulting in higher speeds.

“We are looking to introduce two variants of the RC brand of faired racing bikes in 2014,” Amit Nandi, vice-president of Bajaj Probiking, said here today while launching the Duke 390. The Duke 390 is priced at Rs 1.87 lakh (ex-showroom Calcutta). Nandi said the bikes would be in the sub 500cc category.

During the last financial year, Bajaj sold 8,000 KTM motorcycles locally that were manufactured at its Chakan plant in Pune.