First week of January 2012 will be an important week for many. For starters, it will be a milestone as the Austrian bike manufacturer, KTM will mark its presence on Indian soil. Also, leading bike manufacturer Bajaj will enter into the company of select few by launching the KTM at a price well above Rs. 1 lakh. Finally, we bikers will be in state of bliss, finding pleasure in the fact that we will be able to buy KTM off the shelf. However, only some of us might buy it in actuality but the rest of us can at least start aspiring to buy one. KTM 200 Duke has to be one of the most awaited launch in the Indian market. KTM is renowned for designing and producing one of the most technologically advanced motorcycles. By its looks alone, KTM bikes can make any avid biker start salivating. Sources reveal that the KTM Duke 200 will come on 3rd of January, 2012. It may be noted that the Duke 125 is already under production at the Bajaj’s manufacturing plant near Pune. We, however, will not get the 125 but will have to contend ourselves with the 200. And looking at the specifications, it does not seems to be a difficult job. The KTM Duke 200 is powered by a 199.5cc engine tat pump out a healthy 25 BHP of power at 10,000 RPM and a torque of 19.5 Nm at around 8000 RPM. The engine is a short stroke unit and the Duke 200 is expected to reach 60 kmph from nothing in 3.3 seconds while 0-100 kmph timing is expected to come up in 9.5 seconds. The bike is L-I-G-H-T with the kerb weight of the bike being just 136 kg. The Duke sports inverted telescopic forks up front while rear features a mono-shock. The pricing hasn’t been announced yet but sources in the industry state that the price could in range of Rs. 1.25 to 1.35 lakhs.
KTM 200 specifications review by Motoroids.com