KTM 200 Duke ABS Coming to India

We have been reporting in detail about the recently unveiled KTM 390 Duke that is headed our way. The new Katoom, which was unveiled at EICMA, Milan, gets an ABS as a standard feature. This is thanks to the new bike norms at Europe. Now, we get to know that the KTM 125 Duke and KTM 200 Duke, both of which are manufactured in India, get ABS for the model year 2013. We have also been told by our friends at KTM-Bajaj that the KTM 200 Duke ABS will be launched in India before the big brother 390 is introduced to our rapidly growing bike market.

This means that the 200 would become the second 200-250cc Indian performance bike to get the ABS option (the first is the baby CBR).

The ABS on the KTM 200 Duke is courtesy German biggie Bosch and can be turned ON/OFF as per the rider’s preference. Easily expect the ABS version to be almost 25k costlier than the standard variant.

KTM Duke 200 Specifications

ENGINE

Type: Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled

Valve Train: 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC

Displacement: 200 cc

Bore x Stroke: 72 mm x 49 mm

Power : 19KW (25.4 bhp)

Transmission/Gears: 6-speed

Fuel System: Fuel Injection

CHASSIS

Type: Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated

Front Suspension: WP, Telescopic Upside Down Forks

Rear Suspension: WP, monoshock

Suspension travel Front: 150 mm

Suspension travel Rear: 150 mm

Front Brake: 300 mm Disc brake

Rear Disc Brake: 230 mm

Steering head angle 65°

DIMENSIONS

Wheel base: (1,361 ± 15) mm

Ground clearance (unloaded): 170 mm

Seat height (unloaded): 810 mm

Total fuel tank capacity: 10.5 litres

Dry Weight: 125 kg

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Hi...... I am waiting for the release of the 2013 Duke 200 in India........ Can you please when KTM is likely to launch the bike in India....... Thanks