Bajaj to launch KTM 200 Duke in 2012, 350 Duke to follow

Its an official word from Bajaj Auto, as the KTM Duke 200 will make its official entry in India in 2012. The 2012 Delhi Auto Expo could be the event where launch is most expected to happen.

The new KTM Duke platform is the first motorcycle, jointly developed with Bajaj Auto Ltd and Austrian sports bike maker KTM.

Bajaj Auto launched its first co-developed bike KTM 215 in Europe in March this year.

“During the Delhi Auto Expo next year, we will be launching the first 200-cc Duke bike in India,” Cross Industries AG CEO and also the CEO of KTM Sportmotorcycle AG , Stefan Pierer, said”.

The bike will be produced at the Pune facility of Bajaj Auto. Mr. Pierer said: “We expect to sell 25,000 to 30,000 units in India in the first year of launch. After one year, we will launch the 350-cc Duke in India.”

So a 350cc is also on the cards and its entry will be subjected based on the success of the Duke 200.

spy pics of the KTM Duke testing in India