KTM has upgraded its entire product line-up to comply with the upcoming BS6 regulations along with giving some models mechanical upgrades.

CarAndBike, By Shubham Parasar

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KTM's entire range of motorcycles in India is now BS6 compliant. Starting right from the KTM Duke and RC 125 going all the way up to the KTM Duke and RC 390 motorcycles, every motorcycle has been upgraded to meet the upcoming emission standards with a price hike ranging between Rs. 3328 and Rs. 10,496 (ex-showroom, Delhi). In fact, the 2020 KTM Duke 200 is an all-new motorcycle featuring an all-new lightweight split trellis frame, a reworked tank and a new headlamp that altogether give it a more sporty stance. It is powered by a 199.5 cc, liquid-cooled, four-valve, DOHC engine that belts out 24 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 19.3 Nm of peak torque at 8000 rpm. It now tips the scale at 150.3 kg and is equipped with a wet multi-disc clutch for precise shifts, dual-channel ABS and gets two new color options. The new KTM 200 Duke has now been priced at Rs. 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The KTM 390 range (Duke and RC) uses a 373.3 cc, single-cylinder, four-valve, liquid-cooled FI BS6 engine that belts out 43 bhp at 9000 rpm and 36 Nm of peak torque at 7000 rpm. The 390 range is also equipped with technologies like ride-by-wire, slipper clutch, dual-channel ABS with Supermoto, TFT display and LED headlamps. The 2020 KTM 390 will also get a quickshifter+ as standard which enables the rider to upshift or downshift without using the clutch, ensuring minimal power loss.

Speaking on the occasion Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto said "KTM has nurtured a base of over 2.5 lac biking enthusiasts in the last 7 years through its Duke and RC range, offering the technology and performance they had never seen before. The 2020 KTM range brings in a lot of excitement with refreshed looks across every model. We have lifted the bar by adding features like a bi-directional Quickshifter in the Duke390 which have been restricted only in the liter-class motorcycles to date. The upgrade on KTM 200 Duke is a huge milestone, and we believe it places this key model at an inflection point which will help us not only gain volumes and share but also expand the premium motorcycle segment in the country, giving the aspirants of sports motorcycles a perfect upgrade. The new 2020 range further strengthens our mission to offer the most complete range of performance motorcycles in the premium sports motorcycle segment."

Moreover, The KTM RC range will also get a new color and graphic options along with the BS6 engine. The RC 200 has been upgraded with dual-channel ABS.

This article was originally published by CarAndBike.
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