The KTM 200 Duke stepped into one of the world’s largest motorcycle market – India in 2012 and they are known worldwide for their both on-road and off-road bikes. Years have gone by does it still have the extra oomph factor to attract the motorcyclists? What are the changes does this new edition offers to customers?. Time to find out.
The KTM 200 Duke is powered by a 199.5cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 25.4 bhp and a torque of 19.5 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, KTM 200 Duke comes up with an anti-locking braking system. This 200 Duke bike weighs 159 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 liters.
KTM has heavily updated the 200 Duke’s styling giving it a completely new design as compared to the previous model which was introduced in 2012. It gets an angular headlamp with the LED DRL, an aggressively styled fuel tank that now has a 13.5 litre capacity (10.2-litres on the earlier model) along with a sleek tail section with a split-seat setup.
Moreover, the new KTM 200 Duke comes in two color options with refreshed graphics. It is available in an orange and black paint scheme called Electric Orange and a white with black paint scheme named Ceramic White.
Apart from this, the other change is to the motorcycle’s 199cc, single-cylinder, a fuel-injected motor which is now BS6-compliant. However, it produces the same 24.6bhp and 19.3Nm of torque. As for cycle parts, KTM has retained the same suspension and braking hardware as the previous model.
The 200 Duke continues to use a halogen headlamp but now gets LED DRLs. It also has an LED tail lamp and LED turn indicators. The fully digital instrument console has been carried over and includes the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, real-time mileage, average fuel consumption, and average speed. While the BS4 200 Duke had single-channel ABS, KTM has equipped the 200 Duke BS6 with dual-channel ABS.
The KTM 200 Duke now looks sharper and identical to the 250 Duke. To tell them apart, KTM has given both motorcycles different liveries. Also, the 250 Duke has a side-slung exhaust while the 200 Duke continues to use an underbelly exhaust setup. The new KTM bike has the ‘Duke’ name across the fuel tank with the 200 logos in smaller font below it. It is available in two new colors: Electronic Orange and Ceramic White.
KTM 200 DUKE VERDICT
Engine has great punch
Attractive design that fails to age
Is a very good handler
Engine tends to heats up in traffic
Motor has a snappy nature
Firm seat which can get unfortable after a while
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