It looks like the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has taken the government's diktat on improving the safety in the automotive sector seriously. If the latest reports are anything to go by, KTM is getting ready to introduce a new safety feature, Automatic Headlamp-on (AHO) system in its range of motorcycles in India.
The motor buffs at Shifting Gears have shared a picture of what is believed to be the new 2016 KTM model without headlight on/off switch, indicating that the upcoming models of KTM would come with the AHO system.
Automatic Headlamp-on in the motorcycles, which functions as Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs) in cars, will turn on the headlight once the engine starts. This essentially means that the bike will not have the switch to turn off the headlights as the headlight will be on until the engine is turned off.
The government of India has plans to make the Automatic Headlamp-on system will be mandatory in motorcycles from April 2017 to increase the visibility, thus, to reduce the number of accidents.
According to the report, KTM's entire 2016 range -- Duke and RC -- will be equipped with the AHO feature in India and the models are likely to go on sale soon. KTM's current line-up for India includes 200 Duke, 390 Duke, RC 200 and RC 390. It was reported recently that the KTM was planning to phase out its current models in 2016 and would bring a completely new line-up in 2017.