KTM sold more than 6,000 motorcycles last month and the Duke 125 is the best selling model with 3,069 units sales
KTM has managed to sell more than 6,000 motorcycles last month in India and the Duke 125 is currently the best selling model of the Austrian manufacturer. The company sold 3,069 units of Duke 125 in March, which is slightly higher than February 2019. KTM introduced the Duke 125 in November and it is priced aggressively.
Even though the company hasn’t updated the Duke 200, the sales of the performance bike is good as the company sold 2017 units in March 2019 and it is marginally lower than February. But the Year-On-Year sales has also come down as Duke 200 registered negative growth of 2 per cent as the company sold 2019 units same month last year.
The sales of premium models like Duke 250 and Duke 390 has been coming down for some time now. KTM sold 343 units of Duke 250 last month, which is exactly the same as February 2019. The Duke 250 also registered positive Year-On-Year growth of 41 per cent as the company sold just 617 units.
Ever since the launch of 650 Twins, the sales of Duke 390 is lower and the pattern continues last month also as KTM sold 470 units in March 2019 compared to 716 units in the same month last year and registered negative sales growth of 34 per cent. When compared to February 2019 sales of Duke 390 has improved by almost 50 per cent.
|March 2019 Sales||No. of Units Sold|
|Duke 125||3,069 units|
|Duke 200||2.017 units|
|Duke 250||617 units|
|Duke 390||470 units|
KTM has also introduced a single-channel ABS system for entry-level models like the Duke 125, 200 and 250 as they also come with rear-wheel lift protection sensor. The Duke 390 continues to be offered with Bosch sourced dual-channel ABS braking system but it can’t be turned off like earlier models as it is mandatory for all bikes above 125 cc.
The entry-level Duke 125 shares lots of components with the Duke 200. The Duke 125 is powered by 124.7 cc single cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection system produces 14.5 PS of power at 9,250 rpm and 12 Nm at 8,000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the Duke 200 gets upside down forks and mono-suspension at the rear.