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New! KTM Duke 200 review and test ride
The orange baby bruiser is here at long last. And we ride it!
By : Kartik Ware | Published : December 06, 2011 | Photos : Aneesh Shivanekar
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LYING IN WAIT...

Come January, India will get one of the most exciting motorcycles it’s ever seen, and going by Bajaj’s history of competitive pricing, there is no reason to suspect otherwise with the Duke 200. While we don’t have a concrete figure yet, we expect a price tag between Rs 1.2-1.4 lakh. Even without knowing the price, there were many fellow journalists at the ride who are queueing up to pick up the bike. Proof enough that the Duke 200 is a great, fun motorcycle that adds another dimension to Indian motorcycling. And that’s reason enough to paint the town orange, I’d say.

MOTODATA

KTM Duke 200

POWERTRAIN

Displacement: 199.50 cc

Max power: 25.48 bhp@10000 rpm

Max torque: 1.99 kgm@8000 rpm

Transmission: 6-speed

CHASSIS

Type: Trellis frame

Suspension: 43 mm USD forks (f), monoshock (r)

Brakes: 280 mm disc (f), 230 mm disc (r)

Tyres: 110/70 R17 (f), 150/60 R17 (r), radial tubless

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 1367 mm

Ground clearance: 165 mm

Kerb weight: 136 kg

Fuel tank: 11 litres

PRICE

Rs 1.2-1.4 lakh, estimated

 

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  Posted by abhijit paul, silchar at 21st February,2012
what is milage of Ktm Duke 200cc?
  Posted by pankaj at 8th February,2012
seems my eyes are eagerly waiting 2 hv a sigh of this bike ; wanna buy ds bike as soon as possible
  Posted by mitesh patel at 30th January,2012
This is nice bike i want to ride it soon.
  Posted by Aalaap Ghag at 30th January,2012
"top-secret Saree Guard Departments" Ahahahha!
  Posted by Manu at 30th January,2012
Should i wait for the new Pulsar 200ns or go for KTM duke 200.
  Posted by Shiva at 27th January,2012
25ponies in 200cc mill at 1.77lakhs it's the most outrageous bike woooo
  Posted by Pravin D at 15th January,2012
this bike is packed with all the goodies what a rider wants, god bless if its priced below 1.3 L OTR, she will slap all the highly priced bikes with old design
  Posted by Veeru at 9th December,2011
This is certainly going to shake up the premium bike segment. What a looker and going by the review performance/handling seem to compliment the looks, if that's the case then there is no stopping this one. At last we got perfect anti-thesis to faired bikes.
  Posted by hritik at 8th December,2011
end of the road for r15 n cbr
  Posted by rajat at 6th December,2011
looking dashing......
  Posted by Manoj N G at 6th December,2011
If priced at 1.2 lakh, this KTM would be a mouth-watering prospect, which will seriously threaten the likes of Yam R15
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