Austrian bike manufacturer KTM is increasing the VFM quotient on their bikes by offering newer features that will benefit riders.
KTM bikes have been quite successful in the Indian market and they are surely painting the town orange. The Duke 200 received good response right from launch and then the company introduced the Duke 390 and then the RC 200 and 390 models. It is quite good to see that KTM bikes are constantly receiving upgraded features and how the company is striving to offer more than what rivals offer.
Recently, we wrote on how the 2016 KTM RC 390 gets a new slipper clutch, ride-by-wire technology and a side-mounted exhaust. The side exhaust is in interest of the Euro 4 norms and the company also gave the bike new mirrors because the older ones were found to be insufficient, especially with a riding jacket on. The bike also gets adjustable levers.
In a recent interview, KTM’s CEO Stefen Pierer has stated that the company is looking to introduce cornering ABS in all of their bikes starting from 125cc. No time frame was specified for this to happen but it is certain that the feature will be added on bikes meant for the Indian market too. Cornering ABS measures the lean angle, pitch and braking pressure and then brings the bike to a safe halt.
With so much tech on offer and the list of features that keep getting increased, KTM bikes are surely proving to be quite value-for-money. The Austrian company does not sell any 125cc bikes in India and the company has only four models in its portfolio – Duke and RC 200/390. With the introduction of this new feature, we can expect prices to increase by a small margin. The company might not offer cornering ABS on the 200 models as they don’t even get ABS for the domestic market.