Bajaj KTM Duke
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Bajaj Auto, one of India's biggest two wheeler manufacturers, will commence domestic delivery of its mid-size sports bike - KTM 390 Duke, by the end of September this year.

"KTM 390 Duke bike domestic delivery will begin from the last week of September," said Amit Nandi, Vice President (Probiking), Bajaj Auto.

The company which claims to have received booking orders for 1,500 units of KTM 390 Duke since its launch in the market said the waiting period for the vehicle is currently 90 days.

"So far the company has received 1,500 bookings since its launch," Nandi added.

The bike which was launched in June for a price of ₹1.80 lakh has been conceptualised, developed and designed at the company's local Chakan production facility in the country. The company exports nearly 25,000 units of KTM to Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia annually.

KTM 390 Duke is the third offering from Bajaj under the KTM brand. The bike which is the country's first mid-size sports bike comes with an engine that delivers 43.5 ps of power and 35 NM of torque. The launch of bike was well received in the overseas market and the company hopes to see a similar response in India.

Bajaj Auto which owns a 48 percent share in the Austrian two-wheeler maker KTM is also planning to manufacture two lakh units by 2017, out of which one lakhs units will be produced at the company's Indian facility and rest from the Australian plant.