Things You Need To Know About KTM Duke 200

Do you know that the KTM Duke’s first model was released in 1994? The series currently has five bikes in India, starting from Duke 125 to Duke 790. The Duke 200 happens to be one of the most famous bikes in the series. It was first released in 2012. 

However, KTM revised the model and released the latest version of KTM Duke 200 in 2020. The latest version is different in design, looks and performance and is considered a premium bike on many fronts. 

Shall we look at some of the best and interesting features of Duke 2020? 

Looks and Design 

One of the main changes in Duke 200 is its looks. The 2020 model looks more like Duke 250 and screams of power. It is stylish with the engine cowl and graphics shaped differently from the previous version. The tail lamp is similar to Duke 250’s design, though the digital console has been retained from the previous version. The bike comes in two colours – electric orange and ceramic white. 

The BS6 version has a new split trellis frame, something that’s been specific to Duke 250 and Due 390 until now. The headlamp is a halogen model with built-in LED DRLs. The overall size is larger than before due to an increase in the fuel tank capacity. The brand says that it makes the bike efficient by 30%. 

The Price Factor 

The Duke 200 has an on-road price of around INR 2.30 lakhs and upward. It isn’t one of the sports bikes under 1 lakh. Of course, we wholeheartedly agree that the premium features are worth the amount you pay for them. There has been a little hike in the price from the previous version to the latest 2020 BS6 Duke 200. Many bikers prefer to shell out the minimum required down payment amount and pay the rest via a two-wheeler loan.

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Engine and Performance 

Duke 200 comes with a 199.5cc, one-cylinder, four-stroke, fuel-injected engine. The engine makes 25PS @ 10,00rpm and has a torque of 19.3Nm @ 8000rpm. Despite the drop in toque by 0.2Nm, the engine is just as powerful and hits the top speed of 142 KMPH. 

The bike comes with a 6-speed transmission gearbox that steadily increases the speed as you gear up. We can summarise that the BS6 version of Duke 200 will deliver a similar performance compared to the BS4 version. 

Braking and Suspension 

The KTM Duke 200 BS6 version has an upgrade in the braking system. Though it uses the same diameter for the front and rear disc brakes, the ABS (Antilock Braking System) has been upgraded from a single-channel to a dual-channel. This makes the brakes more efficient and safe. You’ll retain control over the bike even when you use the brakes at a higher speed. This feature undoubtedly makes Duke 200 better for the Indian traffic conditions. 

Other Specifications 

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: ~13.5 litres (increased from 10.2 litres of BS4) 
  • Ground Clearance: 170 mm
  • Dry Weight: 134 kg (slightly heavier than BS4 Duke 200) 
  • Suspension: WP upside-down Ø 43 mm (front); WP monoshock (rear)
  • Engine Power: 19kW 
  • Braking System: 300 mm front disc brake; 230 mm rear disc brake 
  • Mileage: ~30 km/litre 

Conclusion 

The Duke has no sports bikes under 1 lakh mainly due to the powerful features even in the basic models. Duke 125 is priced at INR 1.25 lakhs and the prices only increase as we get to better models. 

The best way to buy a Duke bike is by applying for a two-wheeler loan and paying monthly EMIs to take the load off your shoulders. Bajaj Auto Finance is known to provide loans through the website. You just need to check the website, calculate the EMI using the online tool and click on the “apply for loan” button. The Duke 200 will be yours with minimum effort from your side.

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