KTM increases price of all bikes in India for 2015

KTM increases price of all bikes in India for 2015
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Undoubtedly KTM offerings are not only fun but are also retailed at an extremely competitive price tag in the country. It was the affordability factor that made the company one of the most sought after performance bike makers with the fan following growing by ten folds every year. While the Duke 200 and 390 were the first recipients of the strong following,

The price hike has been due to hike in the excise duty. Prices of all KTM models has increased by around 3-5 per cent

Undoubtedly KTM offerings are not only fun but are also retailed at an extremely competitive price tag in the country. It was the affordability factor that made the company one of the most sought after performance bike makers with the fan following growing by ten folds every year. While the Duke 200 and 390 were the first recipients of the strong following, the RC 200 and 390 full-faired siblings launched last year have received a similar reception as well.

However, while KTM’s prices have always been competitive, the rollback of excise duties by the government this year have affected the company’s prices as well, as the manufacturer announced a price hike across its model range. In a bid to initiate some growth in the auto sector last year, the former government had provided a concession in excise duties which was extended till December 31, 2014, by the new government. With the market stabilising in terms of sales in recent months, the new government decided to not extend the excise duty concession for 2015.

Hence, two-wheelers are now charged an excise duty of 12 per cent, instead of the 8 per cent levied earlier. As per the changes, KTM has hiked prices across its range by around 3-5 per cent. Starting with the entry-level Duke 200, the street-fighter has seen a price hike of Rs 7,190, an increase of 5.5 per cent over the earlier prices. The very competitively priced Duke 390 has seen a price increase by 4.9 per cent amounting to Rs 8,987 over the current prices.

Coming to the recently launched RC twins, the RC 200 has seen a price rise of Rs 6,000, an increase of 3.9 per cent; while the RC 390 has seen a price hike of Rs 8,000, a 3.8 per cent hike over the former prices. So, does KTM lose its VFM quotient yet? Absolutely Not!

2015 KTM Bike Prices

(ex-showroom, Delhi)

  • KTM Duke 200 Rs 1,37,977
  • KTM Duke 390 Rs 1,89,942
  • KTM RC 200 Rs 1,66,249
  • KTM RC 390 Rs 2,12,861
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