KTM 200 Duke: New Vs Old

The KTM 200 Duke was the motorcycle which started the whole “Ready to Race” KTM revolution in India, back in 2012. Yes, it was the first KTM motorcycle to be launched in India, and till date, has been one of the highest-selling KTM motorcycles in the Indian market. The last time around the KTM 200 Duke got an update was in 2017, to meet the then Bharat Stage IV emission regulations, with new colours and graphics. And now, with the latest BS6 emission regulations coming into effect from April 1, 2020, KTM India decided to also give the 200 Duke a much needed facelift.

The 2020 KTM 200 Duke is a bigger bike, with styling now more in line with the KTM 250 Duke and KTM 390 Duke

KTM 200 Duke

1.77 Lakh * On Road Price (New Delhi)

The outgoing KTM 200 Duke has a more compact size and design

So, there’s no loss in performance from the engine, compared to the outgoing model. Here’s a look at what all has changed on the new KTM 200 Duke, compared to the outgoing model.

The new KTM 200 Duke is wider, longer and taller, with a taller seat height, and more weight, but ground clearance has gone down

Design & Dimensions

The 2020 KTM 200 Duke now gets completely updated styling, inspired by the KTM 1290 Super Duke R. The design is now more in line with the KTM 250 Duke and KTM 390 Duke, gets a bigger 13.5-litre fuel tank, sharper headlight design with LED DRL, and an all-new lightweight split trellis frame. What is different is the exhaust design; while both the 250 Duke and 390 Duke get side-mounted exhausts, the 200 Duke still carries forward the underbelly exhaust, but with a bigger catalytic converter than the outgoing model.

The outgoing KTM 200 Duke came with single-channel ABS and had slightly stiffer ride quality

The new 200 Duke is a bigger bike in all aspects, wider, longer and taller, and what has also increased is the seat height, which has gone up by 5 mm to 823 mm on the new model. What has been compromised is the ground clearance, which has gone down by 20 mm to 155 mm, and with all the changes, the kerb weight has gone up by 11 kg to 159 kg on the new model. It is also available in two new colours, Electronic Orange and Ceramic White.

The 2020 KTM 200 Duke now comes with dual-channel ABS

Features and other changes

Front suspension travel has increased by 2 mm to 142 mm on the new KTM 200 Duke, and the drive chain now is an X-Ring type, compared to the O-Ring type chain on the outgoing model. Braking is still handled by disc brakes on both wheels, a 300 mm disc gripped by a four-piston radial fixed caliper on the front wheel, and a 230 mm disc gripped by a single-piston floating caliper on the rear wheel. What has been included in the update is standard dual-channel ABS from Bosch on the new model, compared to the single-channel ABS on the outgoing model. The digital instrument console is carried over as is from the outgoing model.

The 199.5 cc engine puts out the same performance – 24.7 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 19.3 Nm at 8,000 rpm

Engine and Performance

To meet the BS6 emission regulations, KTM decided to adopt a bigger cat con to keep emissions at bay, so the good news is that the engine hasn’t lost any performance, nor has it changed in its state of tune. The 199.5 cc single-cylinder, four-valve, DOHC, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine still puts out maximum power of 24.7 bhp at 10,000 rpm, and peak torque of 19.3 Nm at 8,000 rpm.

The 2020 KTM 200 Duke is ₹ 10,496 more expensive, with a price tag of ₹ 1.73 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Price Increase

With all the changes however, the new KTM 200 Duke has become significantly more expensive than the outgoing model. While the outgoing model was priced at ₹ 1,62,253, the 2020 KTM 200 Duke is now priced at ₹ 1,72,749, a price difference of ₹ 10,496 over the old model.

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