The KTM Duke 150 is an upcoming motorcycle by KTM that is rumoured to be launched in India soon. KTM has recently launched some new models in India and they have also updated their older model with a BS6 compliant engine and new design. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming 150cc bike from KTM.
KTM Duke 150 Price and Launch Date in India
According to some reports emerging from the Indian automotive industry, KTM is working on a new Duke 150cc variant. However, the brand has not confirmed these rumours yet. As per the reports, KTM might replace the currently sold Duke 125 with a new Duke 150. But as of now, there are no official launch dates revealed by the brand yet.
If this streetfighter is launched in India then it will be priced a little higher than the existing Duke 125. The KTM Duke 150 price in India could be around Rs 1.6 Lakhs (Expected Ex-Showroom Price). Once launched it will the costliest 150cc bike in the Indian market on sale.
KTM Duke 150 Specifications and Features
|Engine||Single-Cylinder, 4-Valves, DOHC,4-Stroke|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooling|
|Top Speed||130 km/h|
|Front Brake||300 mm Disc|
|Rear Brake||230 mm Disc|
|Front Suspension||USD Forks|
- Powerful Single-Cylinder Engine
- Liquid Cooling
- Electronic Fuel Injection
- Steel Trellis Frame
- Disc Brakes
- Inverted Front Forks
- LED DRLs
- Digital Instrument Console
- Radial Tubeless Tyres
- Cast Alloy Wheels
- Step Up Seats
Quick Summary of Duke 150
The upcoming KTM Duke 150 will come with the same design as its smaller sibling the Duke 125 that is currently sold in India. It will be powered by a 150cc single-cylinder engine that will use a BOSCH fuel-injection system. Its engine will have a DOHC setup and it will be liquid-cooled. Its power output could be around 18-19 PS and torque output could be around 14-15 Nm. This streetfighter will come with a 6-speed gearbox.
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Duke 150 will come fitted with USD front forks similar to the bigger Duke series bike, while at the rear it will come with a WP mono-shock suspension. It will come with disc brakes with ByBre callipers on both wheels and it will also be equipped with a single-channel ABS system. The KTM Duke 150 will miss out on LED headlamps but it will come with a fully digital LCD instrument console.
Is it Really Going to Launch in India?
As mentioned above, the brand has not confirmed these rumours and there are no official launch details available. The Current gen Duke 125 is doing really good in the Indian market, so it’s hard to think that KTM will replace it with a new Duke 150. Even with BS6 updates and price hikes, Duke 125 is doing great in terms of sales numbers.
As per the current scenario, we don’t think KTM will develop an all-new 150cc engine for a streetfighter. Even though they do, it will be really hard to price it in the Indian market as its price will be almost similar to its bigger sibling the Duke 200. So, The KTM Duke 150 might not be launched in India anytime soon.
Final Verdict on KTM Duke 150
This 150cc streetfighter looks like a great competitor to the likes of Yamaha MT-15 and Honda Hornet 2.0, at least on the paper. It will be too much of a hassle for KTM to develop an all-new 150cc bike, so its launch possibility is really low. However, if it turns into reality then the KTM Duke 150 will be one of the most exciting bikes in the 150cc segment.