KTM Announces Massive Price Hike

Modified On Apr 7, 2021 11:33 AM By Manaal Mahatme for KTM 125 Duke

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So then, have its bikes lost their value-for-money proposition now?

With the commencement of the new financial year, brands have started announcing the revised prices of their products. The latest update comes from KTM, and we fear some of it may not go down well with buyers. Here is the new price for the bikes:

Model

New Price

Old Price

Price Difference

125 Duke

Rs 1,60,319

Rs 1,50,507

Rs 8,812

RC 125

Rs 1,70,214

Rs 1,62,566

Rs 7,648

200 Duke

Rs 1,83,328

Rs 1,81,536

Rs 1,792

RC 200

Rs 2,06,112

Rs 2,04,096

Rs 2,016

250 Duke

Rs 2,21,632

Rs 2,17,402

Rs 4,230

250 Adventure

Rs 2,54,483

Rs 2,51,923

Rs 2,560

390 Adventure

Rs 3,16,601

Rs 3,10,365

Rs 6,236

390 Duke

Rs 2,75,925

Rs 2,70,554

Rs 5,371

RC 390

Rs 2,65,897

Rs 2,60,723

Rs 5,174

(All prices, ex-showroom Delhi)

While bikes like the 200 Duke, RC 200 and the 250 Adventure have received a (relatively) marginal price hike, other bikes in KTM’s portfolios have witnessed a massive surge.

Since its launch in December 2020, the price of the 125 Duke has been hiked twice. The latest price hike has made the baby Duke Rs 20,000 more expensive than the Yamaha MT-15 which packs more performance. Even the RC 125 now stands almost Rs 19,000 more expensive than the Yamaha R15 V3, in spite of the Japanese brand also bumping up the price of its own bike. Sales of the baby KTMs have been steadily slowing down, and this price hike is bound to make things worse.

Things aren’t much different for the KTM 390 range as well. In the span of just four months, the price of the 390 Duke has skyrocketed by Rs 18,000. Even the RC 390’s price has gone up over Rs 11,000 in this period.

None of the bikes have received any updates to justify a major change in price like this. That said, the RC 200 is due for an overhaul and was spotted testing in India. We reckon the launch is around the corner.

 

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