When KTM made its launch in India a decade ago, it took minds not just with its exposed motorcycles but likewise for being an outstanding cost-for-wealth hypothesis. The tale is strange now, nevertheless.
Once trumpeted to be India’s most economical luxurious brand, the new cost hike has tossed the complete financial turnaround of similar bike types out of the window.
Here’s how the Duke selection appraised at the dawn of the current economic period:
New Price of Duke Models:
- 125 Duke – Previous Price – Rs 1,60,319 – New Price – Rs 1,50,507
- 200 Duke – Previous Price – Rs 1,83,328 – New Price – Rs 1,81,536
- 250 Duke – Previous Price – Rs 2,21,632 – New Price – Rs 2,17,402
- 390 Duke – Previous Price – Rs 2,75,925 – New Price – Rs 2,70,554
While the boost on the 200 Duke is insignificant, the choice to shake up the rise in the price of the 125 Duke by a hefty Rs 8,812 is likely to turn off probable purchasers.
In comparison, the Yamaha MT-15, despite a massive engine and more decisive action, requires a massive Rs 20,000 slighter than the baby Duke.
It is an identical history from the 390 Duke. The bike gained its third price reexamination within six months, thrusting up the yield by roughly Rs 18,000 since December 2020!
On the alternative support, its arch-adversary, the BMW G 310 R, manages to undercut the Austrian by a staggering Rs 25,925.