|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||200cc||Manual||25PS @ 10000RPM||19NM @ 8000RPM||35kmpl|
KTM’s Duke 200 is the first motorcycle from the Austrian brand to get launched in India and it was a game-changer when it was launched in our country. While the premium motorcycle makers like Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki are selling their quarter-litre motorcycle with a hefty price tag, KTM launched the 200 Duke in our country with an attractive price tag and high power. The Austrian brand had launched its entry-level naked motorcycle, the KTM 200 Duke which comes with more power and some unique features. By bringing up their powerful naked machine, the brand has made a revolution in India. The KTM 200 Duke is majorly developed focusing on the younger generation like college students who prefer a quarter-litre capacity motorcycle with more power.
The KTM 200 Duke with its new design language like exposed trellis frame gives a look of the bigger capacity motorcycle. The headlamp is a sharp, edgy and tiny unit that features dual headlamp inside it which has been split half horizontally for low beam and high beam lights accompanied by a tiny wind deflector on top. On top of that are the instrument console and a wide single piece handlebar which has been mounted on top of the Upside Down telescopic forks. The fuel tank is sharp with its elongated shrouds on both sides that hold the name badging in it. The fuel tank is visually smaller and edgy continued by the rider seat which is fitted to it. The pillion rider seat is a split setup like the one on the other naked motorcycles from the brand and the grab rail is fitted on either side of the tail section. The tail lamp setup with turn signal indicators are the same and taken directly from the elder ones.
The 200 Duke gets a fully orange paint job on the body panels with the impressive decals on the fuel tank and on the sharp engine guard with fins at the bottom. The alloy wheels are painted in KTM Orange in order to make visually a great appealing motorcycle and it looks cool and standalone in its segment. The fully digital instrument console in a square shape with orange backlit that displays all the details like revolution counter, speedometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel level, average fuel consumption etc.
The little rocket from the Austrian brand comes with disc braking on both ends with the front disc of 300mm dia operated by a double-piston floating calliper and the 230mm dia of the rear disc is operated by a single-piston floating calliper. KTM also provides single-channel ABS as standard.
The engine that powers the KTM 200 Duke is a 199.5cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor that produces 25bhp of power at 10000rpm and a peak torque of 19.2Nm at 8000rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the power from the engine is transferred through a wet multi-plate clutch that feels very light in its operation. The trellis frame from the Austrian maker comes with great stability at the straights and corners and the MRF RevZ tyres feel sticky on the roads that boost the performance too.
The powerplant is tuned to produce high performance and torque in the lower revolution range and balanced torque with high performance at the mid-range power which helps much in the city road conditions to give a flyaway run.
The KTM 200 Duke delivers 35kmpl of mileage on an average basis. The fuel tank holds 10.2-litres of fuel which gives out a range of 350km on a full tank of fuel.
The KTM 200 Duke comes equipped with a fatty 43mm Upside Down telescopic front suspensions which are first in its class to get equipped with USD forks and the rear is equipped with a monoshock suspension. Both the suspension works great that tackles all the city bumps and potholes easily. The cushioned seat also offers enough comfort to go in the city roads in the traffic conditions. The upright riding position also offers great handling to run in the bumper to bumper traffic ways.
KTM recently launched its all new 2017 KTM Duke range in India. The range was joined by the new 2017 250 Duke which came as bit of a surprise. We recently visited Bajaj’s Chakan plant to test the new 250 Duke along with its smaller 200cc sibling.