Aprilia to launch KTM 390 Duke, RC 390 rivals in India by 2023

The upcoming India-bound Aprilia bikes are said to be designed by the company’s team in Italy.
By : Prashant Singh
| Updated on: 08 Dec 2020, 06:39 PM
A representational image of 2020 Tuono RR 1100 Misano Edition.
A representational image of 2020 Tuono RR 1100 Misano Edition.
A representational image of 2020 Tuono RR 1100 Misano Edition.
A representational image of 2020 Tuono RR 1100 Misano Edition.

Piaggio has some very interesting plans for the Indian motorcycle market. Apart from the confirmed introduction of Aprilia SXR 160, the company has announced that it is working on a brand new motorcycle platform for India. It will launch motorcycles in the range of 350 cc to 450 cc segment under the Aprilia umbrella. Piaggio revealed that the upcoming bikes are currently in concept stage and will arrive by 2022-2023. The latest development was officially confirmed by Diego Graffi, CEO, Piaggio India.

Similar Cars

Find More Cars
Audi Rs Q8 (HT Auto photo)
Audi Rs Q8
3996 cc | Petrol | Automatic (Torque Converter) | 8 kmpl
₹2.07Cr*Onwards

(Also Read: Track-only Aprilia Tuono V4 X breaks cover)

For the record, Piaggio has also previously showcased the RS150 and the Tuono 150 at the Auto Expo 2018, but never announced the launch of these bikes as the company believes that the market has matured to higher capacity bikes (300 cc to 400 cc) now.

The company also revealed that the upcoming bikes will be designed by its team in Italy and will be set for manufacturing here in India. In terms of exteriors, the design and styling is said to be in-line with the bigger litre-class offerings - Tuono 1100 and RSV4.

(Also Read: Piaggio launches Aprilia Storm with disc brake and new Vespa VXL, SXL facelift)

In order to really stand out, Piaggio will have to price these bikes very competitively against everything in the segment which contain bikes such as KTM 390 Duke/RC390, TVS Apache RR 310 and BMW G 310 R.

Piaggio has also recently confirmed that it will launch the RS 660 in the Indian market by mid-2021. The bike will arrive in the country via CBU route and will lock horns with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R.

First Published Date: 08 Dec 2020, 06:34 PM IST
Recommended For You
View All
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking VIEW OFFERS you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city