Yamaha MT-15 Outsells KTM 125 Duke In March
The Dark Side of Japan has overtaken the orange hooligan from Austria
- Yamaha sold 5,203 units of the MT-15 in March.
- Whereas KTM sold 3,069 units in the same period.
- KTM had recently increased the price of the 125 Duke by more than Rs 6,000.
When the Yamaha MT-15 was launched last month, we were a bit shocked at its Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) price tag. However, it isn’t the only motorcycle with a small engine and a high price tag available in India. The KTM 125 Duke recently got a price hike and now costs Rs 1.24 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). But if you’re thinking that the expensive price tag would’ve hampered the sales of these motorcycles, you’d be wrong. In fact both these motorcycles have done fairly well in terms of sales and the more expensive MT-15 has just pipped ahead of the 125 Duke.
As per the March 2019 sales report, Yamaha has sold 5,203 units of the MT-15, as opposed to 3,069 units of the 125 Duke. Even though the MT-15’s higher price puts it just Rs 3,680 shy of its faired cousin, the R15 V3.0, it didn’t affect sales as such and customers are willing to shell out Rs 1.36 lakh for a 150cc motorcycle.
Even though the KTM 125 Duke is an entry-level motorcycle from the Austrian bikemaker, it gets all the high-end cycle parts like its other cousins. Also, it has been the highest selling KTM bike in India since its launch. KTM sold 2,017 units of the 200 Duke, 617 units of the 250 Duke and 470 units of the 390 Duke in the same period.
KTM had increased the price of the 125 Duke by more than Rs 6,000 last month. It remains to be seen whether this price hike affects future sales.
Source: Auto Punditz