KTM 200 Duke……… the love got upgraded.
The KTM 200 Duke is a 200cc motorcycle which transformed the performance motorcycling in India. The overall design of the motorcycle is aggressive and raw with an exposed trellis frame. The front end features sleek headlamp and chunky front forks. The fuel tank with the extending shrouds looks menacing. Also, the price of the KTM 200 Duke starts at Rs 1.5 lakh.
KTM’s new entry-level model will be the existing 200 Duke that has been updated for the 2017 model year. The bike continues with the current design but gets new graphics and paintwork to boast off. It also continues to retain an underbelly exhaust instead of the side mounted unit seen on the bigger siblings.
Design & Features
The Design carries the front end features sleek headlamp and chunky front forks. Moreover, the fuel tank with the extending shrouds looks menacing. The tail section sleek with the LED tail lamp and fender. The exposed rear mono-shock and the trellis frame gives the motorcycle a raw look. The overall length of the 200 Duke is short which results in superior handling. The wide single piece handlebar further adds to the looks of the motorcycle.
The 200 cc single-cylinder motor like that on the 2017 RC200, is now BS IV compliant with no change in power output or mechanicals. KTM 200 Duke is one of the most affordable bikes in its segment, with the latest dose of updates, the sports bike has bettered on the feature front. Mechanically, KTM Duke 200 remains unchanged featuring the same 199.5cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 25bhp of maximum power.
Powering the KTM 200 Duke is a 200c single-cylinder engine. The liquid-cooled motor delivers 25PS at 10,000rpm and 19.2Nm of peak torque arrives at 8,000rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Given its 148kg curb weight, the performance of the 200 Duke is impressive and it is the fastest bike in its segment.
The bike employs a trellis frame and gets an aluminum swingarm, while fuel tank capacity stands at 10.2 liters. It also features USD front forks and a preload adjustable mono-shock at the back. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox which helps in smooth gear changes and KTM claims a top speed of 138km/h.
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