The 2017 KTM Duke 200 will have minor visual updates compared to the thorough overhaul in design of its larger 390 Duke sibling
KTM has achieved pretty good success in a short span in the Indian market. The Austrian bike-maker’s product line-up comprises some spectacular sporty and high-performance bikes. With the Indian customers changing their preferences, these sporty bikes have become very appealing to them over regular mundane commuter models.
KTM unveiled the new Duke 390 at EICMA 2016 in Milan and it has now hit our market today. The company has also launched its smaller sibling Duke 200 in tandem. The all-new Duke 200 was spied testing on Indian roads taking design inspiration heavily from the new Duke 390 with distinctive characteristics. Unfortunately, the 2017 version of the naked Duke 200 has seen minor visual updates in contrast.
With the growing demand for sporty high-performance bikes in our country, this bike will surely attract many new-age customers as it is priced more or less similar to the outgoing model. It will be produced at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan plant near Pune along with its other siblings. Here we are presenting you all the details of the 2017 KTM Duke 200:
2017 KTM Duke 200 India Launch and Price
2017 KTM Duke 200 Engine, Transmission and Mileage
The KTM Duke 200 takes power from a 199.5 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected,liquid-cooled engine found in the Pulsar RS200. The engine is paired with a 6-speed transmission and churns out 25 bhp of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 20 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. The engine is tuned to comply with Euro-IV emission norms and resultant change in CDI (from two to five maps for balancing out performance in different loads) just like its RS200 counterpart. Also, the fuel efficiency will remain the same at around 35 kmpl.
|Engine||199.5cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled|
|Maximum Power||25 bhp @ 9,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||20 Nm @ 8,000 rpm|
|Fuel Efficiency||35 kmpl|
2017 KTM Duke 200 Brake and Suspension
The updated KTM Duke 200 retains the same braking and suspension equipment like the outgoing model. Braking duty is done by 300mm front disc and 230mm rear disc while an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) combination won’t be there. On the suspension side, the motorcycle comes equipped with WP upside down telescopic front fork and WP monoshock absorber at rear. The sporty naked street-fighter runs on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Metzeler tubeless tyres.
|Front Brake||300mm disc|
|Rear Brake||230mm disc|
|Front Suspension||WP upside down telescopic fork|
|Rear Suspension||WP monoshock absorber|
2017 KTM Duke 200 Design and Features
The new KTM Duke 200 was expected to come taking design inspiration from its bigger sibling Duke 390 with bifurcated headlamp, integrated LED daytime running lights, a new digital TFT instrument cluster, muscular fuel tank, aggressive tank extensions, etc. However, disappointingly, it won’t be the case as KTM introduces only new graphics and orange wheels to differentiate it from the outgoing model without any major design overhauls.
We expected, the key slot to be positioned at the edge of fuel tank instead of handlebar and the re-shaped thicker pillion seat along with integrated grab rail for more comfortable riding experience than before but nothing turned out to be true on the real product.
The new 200 Duke features the same underbelly unit unlike the side mounted system on the new Duke 390 and a saree guard. It continues to have the old LCD instrumentation and sadly a fuel tank with same capacity of 11 litres. Mechanical upgrades like slipper clutch and ride-by-wire won’t make their way into this minor MY update of the Duke 200. To stick by the government’s mandate, it will have the AHO (Auto Headlamp On) feature.
The 2017 KTM Duke 200 takes on Bajaj Pulsar RS200 based on the specifications, while it also challenges the Mahindra Mojo and Benelli TNT 25 considering the price and of course the TVS Apache RTR 200. However, the recently launched and aggressively priced Yamaha FZ25 and the return of arch rival Bajaj NS200 will make matters tough for the Austrian speedster.