The new 2017 KTM Duke 200 looks like a stripped down version of the 1290 Super Duke R.
After updating the RC series lately, KTM today launched the 2017 KTM Duke 200 in India priced at Rs 143,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Along with the Duke 200, KTM also rolled-out the new Duke 390, which was revealed publicaly at last year’s EICMA. Coming to the Duke 200, the changes made to the naked bike are subtle and it continues to derive power from the same engine which now complies with the BS IV emission.
Updates to the naked streetfighter include new brake lever, integrated passenger grab rail, new ignition key location, new instrument cluster, new sub-frame and redesigned pillion seat. As for the power, it continues using the same 199.5cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine from the preceding model, which has been calibrated to comply with the BS IV emission. Mated to a six-speed transmission, the engine makes top power of 25bhp along with peak torque of 19.2Nm. Read- New KTM Duke 390 – Price, Specs & Other Details
In terms of looks, the new KTM Duke 200 remains largely unchanged with superficial changes bestowed upon the bike. New design elements like the refreshed body graphics and orange rims reinforce the sporty character. In terms of equipment, the bike borrows most of the equipment from the new Duke 390. The naked streetfighter comes with new brake lever, new master cylinder and reworked pillion seat with integrated grab rails. Stopping power is derived from disc brakes and ABS adds further dint to it. Suspension mechanism comprises WP upside-down front forks and monoshock rear unit.
Launched at a sticker price of Rs 143,500 (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the updated Duke 200 has retained its pricing from the preceding version, since the bike has received minimal changes. This is expected to work in the favour of the updated model as it continues to retail at the same price.
|Specifications||2017 Duke 200|
|Engine||199.5cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled|
The naked motorcycle draws power from the same 199.5cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine that was used in the previous model. Putting out 25bhp of power, the engine is good for 19.2Nm of torque and is paired to the six-speed unit that transmits power to the rear wheel. It is to be noted that the engine now complies with the BS IV emissions.
Claimed to offer top speed of 150kmph, the new Duke 200 is armed with the side-mounted exhaust and Ride-by-Wire technology. As for the suspension set up, it uses WP upside-down forks at front and monoshock absorbers at rear. For retarding power, the bike gets disc brakes with anti-lock-braking system (ABS).
As mentioned in the beginning, the bike looks like a scaled-down version of the 1290 Super Duke R and is retains the single-piece frame from the outgoing model. In front, the LED headlamp unit has been replaced with the halogen lamps. Along with the split headlamps, the bike also sports high-mounted blinkers, restyled fuel tank, smaller rear section, exposed trellis sub-frame and larger tank shrouds with contrasting colours. The new body graphics and orange rims make the bike appear sportier.
In addition, the bike also gets LCD instrument cluster, colour TFT unit with GPS data and support for smartphone, Metzeler tyres, clear lens indicator, LED tail-lamps, split seat, black-coloured rear view mirrors. It also features key slots on the front edge of the tank, integrated grab rails for pillion and reworked pillion seat. While it gets new brake lever, the rotor, calliper mounting and calliper have been retained. The new master cylinder and lever aide improved braking performance.
Dimensionally, the 2017 Duke 200 measures 2,050mm in length, 760mm in width and 810mm in height. The wheelbase of the motorcycle is around 1,040mm and ground clearance measuring 165mm makes it suitable for manoeuvring through the rough Indian terrains.
The 2017 KTM Duke 200 receives minor cosmetic updates and new features. The bike continues to come with the same 199.5cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine, which now complies with the BS IV emission standards.