KTM motorcycles to get Permanent Headlamp On will help the brand comply with the rules that are going to be set for the year 2017
KTM courtesy of Bajaj and like minded strategies and thinking have given us a lot when it comes to value for money performance motorcycles in the country. The motorcycles are currently ruling the premium segment with faired and naked motorcycles of 200 and 400 capacity. Bajaj has been ruling the roost with 50% market share in the sports category. All of this means, the companies have the responsibility of safety and efficiency and other norms that the government tells them to go ahead with them.
KTM-Bajaj already comply with all the rules in the international market right from safety to emissions and much more. When Indian government got serious about them and were told to finally apply international safety rules in India as well. There isn’t much thinking on it and these giants are all set to comply with those rules.
Permanent headlamps on is much such rule for motorcycle along with many other things are being worked upon such as a emergency sound warning and implementation of CBS and ABS. Headlamp on always will be seen on 2016 models very soon as the photo suggest that the Indian spec motorcycle is set to get them as well. This setup was already seen on export models. This means more profit and more safety for customers from the manufacturer end as there is no need to distinguish much anymore for the future from today itself.
2016 model of RC 390 will witness a slipper clutch, bigger disc brakes and other refinement changes that were seen on the 2015 KTM Duke 390. The Duke 390 will now get permanent headlamps on and other changes if Bajaj has done any to make things better. Rumors suggest we won’t be getting ride by wire and exhaust canister because they already meet emission norms of India and those changes were for international markets. Stay tuned, an announcement from KTM Should follow very soon on this
Source – Shifting-Gears.com