2020 KTM Duke 200 – Review

The KTM Duke 200 – an unapologetic, bright, loud, fast and frantic motorcycle to come to India. KTM’s stepping stone in the Indian market was the Duke 200 and after 8 years it has finally got a comprehensive update. The motorcycle looks new, retains the same motor while being priced absurdly high it is finally here. Back in the time the KTM Duke 200 set benchmarks and with the few updates over the years it lost a bit of its frantic nature.

The condition here is more like a Duke 250 now fitted with a Duke 200’s engine. There are some more changes that can be seen like the side-mounted exhaust is replaced by an underbelly exhaust. The belly pan is different as the exhaust is routed from the front instead. The Duke 200 gets all-new colours and graphics unlike the 250 but it is the same orange and black combination with white colour as another option. The grab-rail is larger and an all-new unit which looks rigid and functional.

Even with the addition of BS6, KTM has managed to churn out the exact same power figures from the 199.5cc motor. It still produces 25 PS of power and 19.3 Nm of torque which is 0.1 Nm more than the previous model. The motor has a similar punch throughout the rev band while it feels a lot smoother too. There is a decent low-end and a good mid-range but once post 5000 RPM, the motor hits the redline very quickly. However, the power delivery isn’t as frantic as before but it still feels like a Duke to ride as it is eager to hit the limit. The motorcycle tops out at 130 km/hr while the vibrations don’t bother as much. But they do creep in at the redline and can be felt on the handlebar as well as the footpegs.

2020 KTM Duke 200 Specifications

* Engine: 199.5cc, Liquid-Cooled, BS6, FI
* Power: 25 PS @ 10,000 RPM
* Torque: 19.3 Nm @ 8000 RPM
* Transmission: 6-speed
* 0-100 km/hr: 10.15 seconds
* Top Speed: 130 km/hr
* Fuel Consumption: 28-32 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Chassis: Split Trellis Frame
* Suspension: 43 mm Upside Down Forks (Front), Monoshock (Rear); WP
* Tyres: 110/70/17 (Front), 150/60/17 (Rear), MRF Revz
* Brakes: 300 mm Disc (Front), 230 mm Disc (Rear)

2020 KTM Duke 200 Dimensions

* Length x Width x Height: 2072 mm x 831 mm x 1109 mm
* Wheelbase: 1357 mm
* Seat Height: 823 mm
* Ground Clearance: 155 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.5-litres
* Kerb weight: 159 Kgs

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