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KTM 200 Duke In India - 2012

KTM and Bajaj have launched their first bike ‘200 Duke’ in India today (24th January, 2012). It will also be launched in Malaysia and Brazil very soon. Bajaj-KTM has priced 200 Duke very competitively at Rs. 1,17,500 (Ex-showroom New Delhi). The bike looks sporty, feels sporty, and don’t go by the 200cc engine, because this monster generate 25 Bhp of maximum power and around 19.2 Nm of maximum torque, which is much higher than the normal 200cc commuter bikes available in India, which deliver 15 to 18 Bhp of maximum power. It is also expected that Bajaj-KTM will also launch a 250cc or 300cc version of Duke in near future. This bike will be sold at the 34 Bajaj Pro-biking showrooms which were converted into exclusive KTM showroom recently. Bajaj will continue selling Kawasaki Ninjas alongside the Duke range but the Pulsar and other Bajaj bikes will not be available at these showrooms, they will be now available at all the authorised Bajaj outlets.


On the occasion of the launch Mr. Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM-Sportmotorcycles AG, said “We are delighted to have the Duke 200 in India and are very positive about the prospects of KTM in the Indian market. With our unique design and engineering philosophy, we have managed to develop our unique brand identity which we are confident that our customers in India will appreciate ”
Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, MD Bajaj Auto, said “The launch of the Duke 200 is one of the many steps in Bajaj Auto’s association with KTM over the last five years. Between the Bajaj Pulsar and the KTM Duke we intend to further strengthen our dominant position in the sports motorcycle segment in India. The KTM 200 Duke is meant for people who are young at heart and like to be different.“


VEHICLE SUMMARY

Name:200 Duke
Type:Naked
Top Speed:136kph

VERDICT

FORLooks
Price
Technology
AGAINSTAvailable in only one shade
Limited number of retail and service outlets


ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Displacement:199.5cc
Engine:Single-cylinder, 4-stroke
Maximum Power:25 Bhp @ 10000 rpm
Maximum Torque:19.2 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Gears:6 Speed
Clutch:Wet Multi-disc Clutch
Bore:72
Stroke:49
No. of Cylinders:1
Cylinder Configuration:NA
Valve Per Cylinder:4
Chassis Type:Steel Trellis Frame, Powder Coated
Cooling Type:Liquid Cooling
Carburetor:NA
0 to 60:3.30 sec.



OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Weight:136.00 kg
Ground Clearance:165.00 mm
Fuel Tank:10.50 ltrs
Wheelbase:1367.00 mm
Electrical System:NA
Headlamp:12V, 60/55W, H4
Battery Type:VRLA
Battery Voltage:12V
Battery Capacity:8Ah
Battery Charger Type:NA
Horn:Dual
Wheel Type:Alloys
Wheel Size:110/70 x 17 - 150/60 x 17 mm
Tubeless:
Colors:Black/Orange (Available), White/Orange (expected), Black/Green (expected)


Price & Booking of KTM 200 Duke

- KTM 200 Duke – Rs. 1,17,500 (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
- The booking amount for the KTM 200 Duke is Rs. 30,000 (now Rs. 20,000)

Fast Facts about KTM 200 Duke

- Launched today (24th January, 2012) in New Delhi
- Priced very competitively at Rs. 1,17,500 (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
- The booking amount for the KTM 200 Duke is Rs. 30,000 (now Rs. 20,000)
- Available through 34 Bajaj's pro-biking showrooms (now KTM’s exclusive showrooms)
- Powered by a 199.5cc petrol engine
- Maximum power is 25 bhp at 10000 rpm
- Maximum torque is around 19.2 nm at 8000 rpm
- Best-in-class power to weight ratio of 184 PS/ton
- Available in attractive orange shade with sporty graphics/decals
- Is first even naked/street bike in India in this segment


Design & Styling of KTM 200 Duke

KTM 200 Duke is an extraordinary bike which not only offers glamorous looks but it will also be a style icon on Indian roads. The looks of this bike are enhanced by cutting edge design feature. Robust and macho looks of this bike is very attractive. 200 Duke is specially made for tough individuals who carries macho attitude in them. Eye-catchy graphic and aerodynamic body if 200 Duke is very impressive and also very comfortable.
Front side of 200 Duke houses stylish head lamp placed marvellously in the front cowl which offer clear visibility during tricky conditions. Handle bar of 200 Duke is very stylish and comfortable to drive; this bike is also offered with stylish bumpy fuel tank which enhances the overall looks. Rear section of KTM 200 Duke is also very impressive which comprises of LED tail light which is well merged with turn indicators. KTM 200 Duke features huge alloy wheels which further enhances the looks of the bike and also offer great level of comfort to the rider.


 Instrument Cluster of KTM 200 Duke
 
- All-digital intrument cluster
KTM 200 Duke features stylish and attractive all-digital instrument cluster which comprises of fuel gauge, speedometer, tachometer, turn indicators, trip meter etc. But like the Yamaha FZ range it gives feel of a toy bike, KTM should have designed analogue-digital combo with analogue tachometer.

Main Features of KTM 200 Duke

- Sharp front styling, High Performance Braking system
- Quick acceleration with large gear ration
- Quick throttle response with highly aspirated 199.5cc engine with dual exhaust mufflers
- High Suspension travel, Light Weight body structure
- Rigid body design to deal with high speeds and stresses
- Sporty shades and graphics



Technical highlights of KTM 200 Duke

- Best-in-class power to weight ratio of 184 PS/ton (Yamaha R15 - 130 and Honda CBR250R - 155)
- Maximum Power of 25 Bhp at 10000 rpm
- Maximum Torque of 19.2 Nm at 8000 rpm
- Engine Displacement of 199.5cc
- Front and Rear Disk Brakes
- Large ventilated brake disk at front with dual cylinder callipers
- Diamond shaped steel frame for rigid and strong structure
- Mono-shock suspension at rear
- Large-travel Telescopic suspension at the front
- Alloy wheels
- Sporty Graphics and body work
- Dual Muffler Exhaust
- High gear ratios for quick acceleration
- 6 Speed Manual Transmission
- Digital Ignition



Bajaj-KTM has priced the 200 Duke very competitively at Rs. 1,17,500 (Ex-showroom New Delhi). At this price it will be a sure shot hit because 200 Duke is awesome in terms of looks and styling and is also very powerful 200cc bike. Yamaha R15 is a 150cc bike but is priced around Rs. 1.2 lakhs and selling very well because it is technically very sound, same is with KTM 200 Duke which features a liquid cooled 200cc engine which generates maximum power of 25 Bhp and also comes with front and rear disc brakes. The booking amount for the KTM 200 Duke is Rs. 30,000 (now Rs. 20,000).

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