Our friends over at IndianCarsBikes.in were in attendance at the KTM 200 Duke launch in India this week, as the Austrian brand launched its somewhat bigger-displacement version of the popular KTM Duke 125. During the press event, KTM talked about the future of the mini-Duke line and its product roadmap for the emerging country, as well as abroad. With the Austrian brand confirming/clarifying that KTM would release a KTM 350 Duke for India in 2013, zie Austrians also confirmed that the KTM 350 Duke would be built locally in India by Bajaj, but would be exported worldwide — allaying fears that the KTM 350 Duke would be an India-only model.
Confirming the information learned from the leaked PowerPoint slide that was taken from the KTM North America dealers’ meeting, it is also expected that the KTM 350 Duke will be a bored-out version of the KTM 200 Duke. This news of course should excite American motorcyclists, who have been eagerly and patiently awaiting a larger version of the KTM 125 Duke to hit US soil. Equally exciting has been the news that KTM would release a fully-faired sport bike in the 350cc format.
Aptly called the Moto3 350 for now, it is expected that this model will take its styling from KTM’s Moto3 project, and will essentially be a fully-faired version of the KTM 350 Duke. Confirming at the launch that the KTM Moto 350 would be built in India, and be available worldwide in 2014, KTM could give the small-displacement sport bike market a serious run for its money if they can price the model competitively against the Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Honda CBR250R.
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