Joining the list of other automotive firms, KTM also announces the service extension and warranty period in the Indian market. The rising cases of Covid-19 in the country compelled most of the automotive firms to make similar decisions. The reason being, the restricted movement of people, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Because of this, vehicle owners are not able to avail the service and warranty benefits.
Hence, KTM made it clear that warranty and free services previously valid until 31st May 2021 will now be applicable until 31st July 2021. Thus, all the owners of KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles will benefit from this decision. KTM mentioned that all their dealerships had been made aware of this extension.
KTM’s Plan In India
The motorcycle maker is planning to launch a host of new models for the Indian market. As per reports, KTM might launch three 490cc motorcycles in India across different segments. For the global market, there are five 490cc motorcycles on the cards. Speculation suggests that twin-cylinder 490 Adventure, 490 Enduro, 490 Duke, 490 Supermoto and RC490 will make it to the global list.
Out of these five, we anticipate, 490 Duke, RC490, and 490 Adventure will most likely hit the Indian roads. Recently, leaked photos of a 390 Duke under road testing surfaced on the internet. This led us to think that the new KTM 390 Duke is also in the plans, making it to the Indian market.
KTM – Massive Fan Following
KTM is a motorcycle maker which has an unparalleled legacy in motorsports. In fact, the tagline of the brand says, ‘Ready To Race’, boldly reminding us about the brands’ racing philosophy. KTM made its entry to India back in 2012. And from day one, the motorcycle made a very positive impact in the market with its range of products. To date, there are a total of 460 stores spread across 365 cities in the country. The current customer base of over 2.7 lac is a testimony proving the brand’s success and popularity.
- 5 KTM 490cc motorcycles planned for launch, 3 for India.
- 2022 KTM 390 Duke spotted testing, radical changes coming soon.
- Husqvarna could launch Vitpilen 501 & Svartpilen 501 using KTM 490 engines.