Introduction

It was the year 2012 when KTM made their debut in Indian market by offering us the Duke twins, 200 and 390. Since then, the Duke 200 was same for more than 7 years. Only change it received was a BS4 compliant engine and new stickering kit. Duke 200 really needed an update and in 2020 we get KTM Duke 200 in a whole new avatar with a BS-VI compliant engine. Let's see what KTM has to offer us in the 2020.

  Engine & Transmission

Duke 200 is powered by the same single-cylinder, 199cc liquid cooled, DOHC, fuel injected engine. This engine now produces 25bhp of max. power at 10,000 rpm and 19Nm of max torque at 8,000 rpm. Despite losing onto some power it is still the most powerful engine in its segment. KTM has updated its airbox and exhaust design which lets them meet the pollution norms despite of being a powerful and peppy engine. The fueling is taken care by Bosch EMS which has been developed especially by Bosch according to Indian conditions.
The transmission is carried over from the older generation which means that it is short geared as before and offers punchy performance. No complaints over the gearbox, it works well.

  Design

KTM Duke 200 design has been completely overhauled, it now gets sharper styling. All thanks to its elder sibling Duke 250. The headlamp has been carried over with the DRLs as well. It definitely is a sharper unit with the high mounted turn signals. Moving further, there is now a proper metal tank with fuel capacity of 13.5 L which was earlier 12 litres. This definitely increases the fuel tank range of the motorcycle. The tank has been sculpted in such away to provide proper grip to the rider and lock his knees around it. The seat design has also been altered, it is slightly softer than older one but the change is not significant. The seat height is at 810 mm which is neither too high nor to low.
On the rear the old tail-lamp has given way to new 390-250 style LED tail-lamp. The grab handles has given way to newer and sleeker under seat grip. It really gives a clean and distinctive look. The rear number-plate holder has been borrowed from Duke 250 as well. To the conclusion I can just say that Duke 200 is now available with 250 skin.

  Chassis, Brakes & Suspension

Duke 200 now gets a new frame, wait shall we call it new as we have already seen it. Anyways it is new for 200. It is a Steel trellis unit but with a bolted sub-frame. It is powder-coated in orange and the sub-frame is coated in black.
The ground clearance is increased to 170 mm, which is adequate according to speed bumps in our country. Weight of the motorcycle is increased to 150 kg dry thanks to the emission norms.
Brakes of this motorcycle hasn't been changed because it doesn't requires. Front are 4-pot radially mounted calliper with 300 mm disc and rear are floating piston with 230 mm disc. These are mounted on cast aluminium 17 inch wheels. The front wheel is wrapped in 110/70 tyre and the rear one gets a wide 150/60 tyre. These are Michelins gripy tires. Dual channel ABS is standard now with super-moto mode too.
For the suspension,exact WP are still preferred like the older one, 43 mm USD forks on front and a rear mono-shock with each 150 mm of travel.

  Colouring & Price

KTM has been selective and offers Duke 200 only in single factory orange colour. Duke 200 was only once available with two colour options back when it was launched, one was of course the orange and other was the black one.

Price of this BS-VI Duke has increased around 10,000 over the BS-VI model. Once it was a VFM motorcycle, now it is gets a hefty price tag of Rs. 1,71,917 /- ex- showroom Mumbai
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