Coming into 2019, you can expect KTM to offer four new motorcycles including the RC250, RC250, 390 Adventure and 790 Duke.
KTM is a much-loved motorcycle brand in our country. It offers premium sport motorcycles at a fraction of the cost when compared to other motorcycle manufacturers that offer entry-level sport bikes in our country.
For a long time, we had the 200 and 390 Dukes and the RC200 and RC390 motorcycles on offer. Then came the 250 Duke and the most recent addition to India's KTM stable was the 125 Duke.
Now even though the 125 Duke is priced fairly steep considering its segment, it received a phenomenal response. Coming into 2019, you can expect KTM to offer four new motorcycles in India and this has us all excited.
The RC250 may already be manufactured in India, but all of it is exported. There is no official word out that the bike will be launched in India, but there was a test mule spotted a while ago.
The RC250 is powered by the same 248.8cc single cylinder that powers the 250 Duke and churns out 30 PS of power and 24 Nm of torque. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the bike runs on the RC390's chassis and will go up against the likes of the Honda CBR 250R and the upcoming Suzuki Gixxer 250.
2020 KTM RC 390
Recently spied testing in Europe, the RC390 will be a much-needed refresh. Back when the 390 Duke received its update, the RC390 only received some new decals and ride by wire throttle alongside a BS-IV compliant engine.
The new bike is expected to get revised styling which means a new headlamp design, a tweaked rear side, and sharper lines all around. You can also expect the new full-colour TFT dash with Bluetooth for smartphone integration.
KTM 390 Adventure
The 390 Adventure is perhaps one of the most awaited motorcycles from KTM in India. It was expected to be unveiled at the 2018 EICMA show but we got the Adventure 790 instead.
There was a test mule spotted earlier in India however and this points towards the 390 finally being pulled out of the woodwork. Built around the 390 Duke's 373.2cc engine, the bike will get a taller suspension, dual-purpose tyres and pure ADV styling.
KTM 790 Duke
The KTM 790 Duke will perhaps be KTM's most powerful bike in India yet. When launched, it will take on the likes of the Triumph Street Triple and the Kawasaki Z900.The bike features KTM's first parallel twin, a 799cc powerplant that belts out 103.5 PS of power with 86 Nm of torque, all mated to a 6-speed transmission. The bike also gets a boatload of rider aides like stability control, multi-level traction control, cornering ABS, and multiple riding modes including track mode.