We have some bad news for the two-wheeler lovers of the country. Recent reports state that Austrian motorcycle maker KTM has hiked the prices of its model range in India.

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A new Zigwheels report says that the prices of KTM models in India have gone up by up to ₹8,500 in the country. Duke 390 and Duke 200, the naked-bikes of KTM, have now become dearer by ₹5,000 and ₹7,000, respectively. On the other hand, RC models have reportedly been hiked by up to ₹8,500. The price hike is likely to come into effect from 1 April.

The prices of Kawasaki models have also gone up in India.

If the facts stated in the reports are true, this is the company's second price hike this year. In January, KTM increased the prices of its bike models in India by up to ₹9,000. 

Meanwhile, we also hear that KTM is planning to bring its super bike 1290 Super Duke R to India by 2015-end. Powered by 1301cc two-cylinder four-stroke engine, which can churn out 177bhp of power, 1290 Super Duke R is likely to be priced between ₹12 lakh and ₹14 lakh in India. The bike, which weighs 179kg, will have a tank capacity of 18-litre and will come with a ground clearance of 140mm.

KTM Revised Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

Duke 200 –₹1,38,327

Duke 390 –₹1,90,328

RC200 –₹1,66,738

RC390 – ₹2,13,506

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