Check out KTM 200 Duke detailed review, price list, mileage, specifications, colors available, competitors and other details.
The performance obsessed fragment in the country have always craved for a sports bike that features everything from sharp sporty looks to performance orientated engine to solid reliability. And of course, all the above said at a price that doesn’t bother much. For all such aficionados, KTM has got naked sensation called Duke 200. Mattighofen, Austria-based sports bike maker in partnership with Bajaj Auto launched KTM 200 Duke in India in 2012. Since then the entry level sports bike from KTM has been ruling the hearts of the youngsters and track-day enthusiasts in the country. KTM’s first-ever sports bike unleashed in India is built around the rigid and reliable ultra-light tubular trellis steel frame. In near future there are strong chances of Duke 200 getting the awaited ABS component.
The bike with genuine racing genes features high-end constituents like the water-cooled, ultra-compact, single cylinder, 4-stroke 199.50cc engine that gives out a good 25.10 bhp and 19 Nm of power and torque respectively. KTM Duke 200 delivers an ARAI certified mileage of 35 kmpl and carries a top speed of 135 km/hr. Though there are not many serious players in the 200cc racing category, but the likes of TVS Apache RTR 200V and Bajaj Pulsar NS200 throw decent competition.
|Model||Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|KTM 200 Duke White||1,67,994|
|KTM 200 Duke Orange||1,67,994|
|KTM 200 Duke Black||1,67,994|
The 200cc Naked Bike that inherits true racing genes flaunts state-of-the-art injection electronics, avant-garde WP suspension, fabulous gearbox and the stylish swing-arm. All of these come together and ensure a rare adrenaline rush while riding. The bike also exhibits compelling cornering ability thanks to advanced WP suspension and the elegant swing-arm. In addition, the graphically loaded entry level Duke has got clean design language with refreshing and bold ‘Duke’ badging, which is now visible on every Duke model. At high speeds the 6-speed transmission provides precise gearshifts, whilst the live wire engine is always ready to open up for more acceleration making the three digit number task look unfussy. Serving as the road surface companions are the usual MRF RevZ tyres that have been performing excellent job on the track as well as the road. Furthermore, the digital instrument cluster demonstrates real time fuel efficiency, whereas the white backlit switchgear remains unchanged. The ongoing model of Duke 200 is more refined than earlier making the engine’s rev friendly nature go hand in hand, which doubles the thrilling nature of the performance bike.
Engine and Specs
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, Fuel injection|
|Power||24.60bhp at 10,000rpm|
|Torque||19.20Nm at 8,000rpm|
|Start Mechanism||Self-Start Only|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10.2-litre|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||2.5-litre|
|Top Speed||136 kmph|
|0-100 kmph||9.01 seconds|
The current model of 200 Duke has gained weight by 5kg due to the inclusion of BSIV compliant engine. But despite the weight addition it delivers a certified fuel efficiency of 35 kmpl, which is above par for a performance bike.
Braking and Handling
The elder and more powerful KTM siblings 250 and 390 are offered with new split frame, while KTM Duke 200 is offered with single trellis frame. Despite this fact the young Duke is not at loss, as both the frames relatively similar and just for the sake of construction it is provided with single frame. With its 43 USD front forks and mono-shock rear suspension, Duke 200 showcases amazing cornering skills. The ride quality is sharp and agile, and at the same time stiff as well, which is one of the strong reasons for youth inclination. Compared to previous model the seat cushioning is far more superior, hence you can say ‘yes’ to long distance rides.
Tyres and Wheels
The reliable performance tyres in the form of MRF RevZ tyres are seen performing their duties on the latest KTM Duke 200. Besides customary roads, the RevZ tyres are track ready too offering adequate traction levels and short braking distance. It has got 17-inch alloy wheel tyres at the front and rear.
|Front||110/70 x 17|
|Rear||150/60 x 17|
The KTM 200 Duke is currently offered in as many as three colour choices i.e. White, Black and Orange.
The entry level performance bike KTM Duke 200 lock horns with the likes of Bajaj Pulsar NS200, TVS Apache RTR 200V, Yamaha FZ25 and Honda CBR 250.
- The latest graphic design makes it more attractive and appealing
- Brilliant entry level performance bike
- Is cheaper than its predecessor model
- Excellent cornering ability
- Power-to-weight ratio
- ABS could have been made available as option