- Available in India since January 2020
KTM has launched the new 2021 edition of the 200 Duke in Malaysia. This version of the street bike has been on sale in India since January last year when it had received the most significant update ever since its launch in 2012.
The new 200 Duke has been bestowed with a design that is identical to the previous-gen 250 Duke. The latter also received a design overhaul last year and now it looks the same as the 390 Duke. Coming back to the 200 Duke, it incorporates a redesigned headlamp, fuel tank and rear section, all of which look sharper and edgier than before. Moreover, underpinning the bike is split-type chassis, as opposed to the single-unit frame of the older model. Besides improving its handling dynamics, this has aided in employing larger seats and bulkier 13.5-litre fuel tank.
Powering the KTM 200 Duke is a 199cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is punchy and loves to rev high. It churns out 24.6bhp and 19.3NM and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. Underpinned by a steel trellis frame, it rides on 17-inch alloy wheels that are suspended by inverted telescopic forks and a monoshock, both sourced from WP. Braking is handled by a single ByBre disc at both ends. Weighing 159kg, the new 200 Duke is around 11kg heavier than the previous model.
In other news, prices of the KTM offerings have recently received a substantial hike in India. Surprisingly, it's most affordable offering, the 125 Duke, has witnessed the highest increment in its price of Rs 8,812.