Bajaj plans to launch Duke 125 and new Pulsar in India by 2011

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					Bajaj Auto Ltd, India's biggest two-wheeler manufacturer, is mulling over to launch
two new motorcycles, which will be called as KTM Duke 125and new version of its
flagship model, Pulsar in the Indian auto market by 2011. The new Duke 125 sports
bike assembled by Austrian bike maker, KTM Power Sports AG with Indian arms,
Bajaj Auto. Bajaj Auto gets a 14.5 percent stake in KTM in 2007 to access latest
engine technology and increase distribution network in Europe. According to some
news reports, the new Duke 125 is believed to be launched fist in Europe in March
next year. S. Ravikumar, vice-president for business development of Bajaj Auto said,
"There are plans to launch Duke 125, which was showcased at Cologne (Germany)
this year.
  KTM Duke 125
  The bike will be first launched in Europe and then it will be brought to India." Both
two-wheelers giant agreed for the producing two- engine including 125cc and 250cc
utilising with water-colling technology, which enabled to generate more power for the
same capacity than the air and oil-cooled technology. Water cooling is a better
conductor for warm countries. Ravikumar also said that the company is also planning
on a new avatar of Pulsar next year. "This will happen some time next year... in the
first quarter of the next fiscal," said Amit Nandi, vice-president, pro-biking segment,
Bajaj Auto.
  Bajaj Pulsar
  Recently, Bajaj Auto introduces new Orange Theme of Bajaj Pulsar 180 in the Indian
auto market. "Most of the players are in this segment. It is highly competitive. A lot
will depend on the pricing strategy of the company," said Jatin Chawla, an analyst at
India Infoline Ltd. "However, this will help the company in strengthening its brand in
the country. Apart from that launch, Indian bike lovers will see more new bikes in
Indian by Bajaj Auto including Bajaj Sonic, Bajaj Blade (scooter), New Bajaj Boxer
and more.