BS-6 compliant KTM bikes set for delivery from December 20, 2019.
The BS6 bikes will cost more by Rs 8,000 to Rs 15,000.
The first BSVI bikes include KTM 250 Duke, 390 Duke, and RC 390.
The India Bike Week is approaching very fast, and KTM is busy planning the launch of the KTM 390 Adventure. Besides, KTM will be displaying its entire range of bikes for 2020-21 at the event. The line-up will showcase the updated BSVI versions of some of its existing models.
KTM has announced that it will commence the delivery of BSVI-compliant bikes from December 20, 2019. Some of the models that get the update are KTM 250 Duke, KTM 390 Duke, and KTM RC390. The upgrade will make these bikes costly by Rs 15,000 on an average.
KTM plans to launch the BS6-compliant version of the KTM 125 Duke by January 2020 with a price enhancement in the range of Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000. It has also announced that the KTM 200 Duke deliveries will begin from February 2020.
Reports from various quarters show a drop in the performance of BS-VI compliant bikes. However, KTM does not foresee any significant reduction in power. They have the example of upcoming KTM 390 Adventure (BS6 and Euro 5 compliant) that delivers 44hp, similar to what the present BS-IV compliant KTM 390 Duke gives.
Maybe, the low-end variants could see a reduction in the power, KTM does not expect it to be significant enough to cause alarms.
Unverified reports say that KTM might display the KTM 790 Adventure at the event before launching it officially in India in 2020. The India Bike event in Goa could also witness the new entrants, the 401 twins, Vitpilen and Svartpilen, and the 390-based Husqvarna. Bike lovers are in for a tremendous treat.