We always knew that the KTM Duke 200 is merely the tip of the iceberg. It may be noted that Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj Autos holds 47% stake in Austrian bike maker KTM and the manufacturing process for Duke 200 and 125 is courtesy Bajaj. Bajaj KTM Duke 200 has taken the Indian premium bike segment by storm and thanks to the cool styling, terrific performance and an aggressive price tag; the Katoom has been eating into the sales of both Yamaha R15 and Honda CBR 250R.
However, Bajaj certainly has no plans to sit back and enjoy the worried faces of the Japs. Bajaj-KTM intends to continue its onslaught on rival manufacturers by soon introducing more KTM products in Indian market. Below are attached the scanned copies of a Bajaj-KTM document which speaks in detail about the objectives of the Austrian company. Regulars here might remember that we were the first to report that KTM plans to introduce a 350cc + bike in Indian market and yet again, our sources have not disappointed us. The document here says that the duo will develop & sell a 375cc bike in Indian market and this bike will be based on one of the three all new vehicle platforms that KTM will develop in collaboration with Bajaj. KTM-Bajaj will also be seen working together on a 2 cylinder engine and we are expecting that this motor will also be the base for the bigger capacity Pulsar's powertain.
The new products from Bajaj-KTM should be unveiled sometime in later half of 2013. Going by these developments, it is very logical to say that the future of Indian biking scene looks very promising.
Check out the attached docs to know about all the plans that KTM have. OFFICIAL: KTM to develop 375cc bike in cooperation with Bajaj | Motoroids