Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has confirmed that they are planning to make a 500CC motorcycle for India and will be made by the Bajaj featuring a parallel-twin engine.
The company is struggling to gain a position in the market as a top bike manufacturing company. KTM is all set to strengthen its presence in the medium displacement segment with a new 500CC motorcycle accompanied by a twin-engine.
Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM confirmed in a recent interview that the motorcycle would be made by the Bajaj in India. Meanwhile, we can expect it to be launched at an affordable price starting from 3.5 lakhs.
Bajaj is already producing the 125, 200, 250, and 390 CC variant bikes of the naked Duke and fully faired RC series for the company. Very soon, we will be seeing the adventure variant of the KTM 390. Speculations are being made that the 500 CC platforms could have multiple variants but there are no details for as of now from the company’s side. Assumptions were made that the first variant could be a Duke.
The Duke is the top selling bike of the KTM and is famous for its class-leading performance, power output, and light frame. The RC series is full-faired known for track-specific performance; the adventure series is yet to come to India with a dual-purpose design for all-terrain usability. The 500CC variant will bring a completely new segment in India.
The bike will borrow the design elements from the elder 390CC and 790CC variants to give it a new look. Means, we can see the bike on a trellis frame, WP suspension system with inverted telescopic forks upfront and monoshock suspension at the rear, alloy wheels, fully digital instrument console, ABS, edgy style, fleshy tyres, and best-in-class power-to-weight ratio.
We can expect to see double discs in the front wheel in the new 500CC bike. Also, the bike could produce the power of nearby 80 HP and we can see the multiple riding modes too in the motorcycle. And, it’s not a surprise to see the slipper assist clutch and 6-speed transmission in the bike.
There are a lot of speculations is being made for this bike since when it’s been announced by the company. However, there are no official details about its design, features, and variants are available yet, but keep watching this space and we will keep you posted when an update comes from the officials about this bike.
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