Here is some good news for KTM lovers in India. The company is reportedly planning to bring its stylish 1290 Super Duke R to India by the end of this year.  

KTM Super Duke R
KTM Super Duke R

A report in MotorOctane citing a source close to the development revealed that KTM will be launching its 1290 Super Duke R in India this year, most probably around the festival season.

The model is powered by 1301cc two-cylinder four-stroke engine, which can churn out 177bhp of power and will be brought to the country as complete body unit.

The super-aggressive looks and power of KTM 1290 Super Duke R take the naked bike performance to an all new level. The bike, which weighs 179kg will have a tank capacity of 18-litre and will come with a ground clearance of 140mm. KTM Super Duke R is likely to get a price tag in the range of ₹12-14 lakh in India.

It was reported earlier that KTM, which currently retails its Dukes and RC series in India is also mulling over another price hike for its range of bikes in the country.

In January, the company increased the prices of its models in the country by up to ₹9,000. The RC 390 and RC 200, which were originally priced at ₹2.05 lakh and ₹1.60 lakh, saw a hike of ₹8,000 and ₹6,000 respectively.

Duke 390 and Duke 200, the naked-bikes of KTM became dearer by ₹8,987 and ₹7,190 respectively. KTM Duke 200 was priced at ₹1, 30,787, while Duke 390 was available for ₹1, 80,942.

KTM models are also expected to come with slipper clutch in India from 2015.