A refreshed version of the stunning motorcycle that enthralled young bike enthusiasts in India in 2012. The KTM Duke 200 was appreciated for its compact size, chiseled looks and aggressive nature. Now, the 2017 iteration carries over the exact design of the model launched five years ago. This is a good thing because the design still calls for some ogling. But, if you know what upgrades the larger sibling Duke 390 has received, you might feel a bit let down. Nevertheless, there are new decals on the Duke 200, which still give the motorcycle a different appeal. Apart from the existing orange colour, the manufacturer has added two new black and white paint schemes. And unlike the earlier Duke 200 that had black alloy wheels, the new Duke rides on orange coloured wheels that add to the flair.
A new feature that has been picked from the larger KTM siblings is the Automatic Headlamp On function. Other features have been carried over from the outgoing model. So the single unit trellis frame is black. It continues to sport 43mm upside down (USD) front forks and a rear monoshock from WP Suspension. The 17-inch alloy wheels have the same unique pattern and are shod with a 110 section MRF tyre up front and a 150 section MRF tyre at the rear. The 300mm front disc brake and the 230mm rear disc, both sourced from Bybre, continue to do the braking duties. KTM again hasn't provided ABS even as an option on the Duke 200. Plus, the absence of the side slung exhaust only means the bike still features an underbelly exhaust.