Friday, January 27, 2012

KTM 200 Duke launched in India at 1.17 Lakh Rupees

otoman friend this time we will review about 200 duke's discuss just ok

With a 200 cc, liquid cooled, 4 valve engine belting out 25 bhp (25.35 Ps) of peak power at a high 10,000 rpm and a light weight body with a kerb weight of just 136 Kgs; the 200 Duke is already the "Power to Weight" king among the India made bikes. Now with the official annoucement of the price, the 200 Duke also becomes the "Power to Rupee" king among the made in India bikes..!!

200 Duke
R15 Version 2.0
CBR250R (non ABS)
Max.Power @ rpm
25.35Ps @ 10,000
17Ps @ 8,500
25.35 Ps @ 8,500
Max.Torque @ rpm
19.2 Nm @ 8,000
15 Nm @ 7,500
22.9 Nm @ 7,000
Kerb Weight
136 Kgs
136 Kgs
167 Kgs
Power/Weight Ratio
186.4 Ps/ton
125.0 Ps/ton
151.8 Ps/ton
Price (Ex-Showroom)
1.17 lakhs
1.07 lakhs
1.43 lakhs
Power/Rupee Ratio
216.7 Ps/million
158.9 Ps/million
177.3 Ps/million

Posted below is a quick comparision between the closest competitors to the 200 Duke (in terms of performance, pricing and appeal) the Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 and the Honda CBR250R (non-abs).
I have almost made up my mind to get this raw street holligan and should be booking one for myself in a few months time. Welcome the KTM 200 Duke,

KTM Debuts in India with the KTM 200 Duke (Rs.1,17,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). INTRODUCTORY PRICE

New Delhi, January 24, 2012: Bajaj Auto Limited and KTM Sportmotorcycle AG today announced the much awaited launch of the KTM brand in India. Known for their legendary racing achievements, KTM is Europe’s second largest motorcycle manufacturer and dominates the off-road segment across the world. KTM debuts in India with its premium streetbike brand , the DUKE. The first offering from the KTM stable in India, the Duke 200 would be retailed through 34 dedicated KTM stores (erstwhile Bajaj Probiking Stores) in India along with KTM’s famous range of Accessories and Merchandise called KTM PowerWear and KTM PowerParts.

In a segment crowded with full-faired Japanese motorcycles, the KTM 200 Duke will be the only one sporting the naked streefighter styling that all KTM Dukes, like the Super Duke 990 and the Duke 690, are renowned for. The 200 Duke will be powered by a single cylinder, 200cc, liquid cooled, DOHC, four valve engine which will pump out a peak power of 25bhp and a maximum torque of 19 Nm. Like all KTM’s the 200 Duke has the best–in-class power to weight ratio of 184 Ps/ton thanks to high strength- low weight components of the highest quality. It features first in class features such as a Trellis Frame, Upside Down forks by European specialists WP, an aluminium swing arm, a multifunction cockpit and many more.

Packed with technology and features befitting motorcycles of far higher segments, the KTM 200 Duke has been launched at an extremely attractive introductory price of Rs.1,17,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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"


Type: Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled 
Valve Train: 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC
Displacement: 200 cc 

Maximum Power: 25 hp @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Compression ration: 11.5:1

Bore x Stroke: 72 mm x 49 mm
Starting: Electric
Transmission/Gears: 6-speed
Fuel System: Fuel Injection


Type: Trellis 
Front Suspension: (WP) Telescopic Upside Down Forks
Rear Suspension: (WP) monoshock
Suspension travel Front: 150 mm 
Suspension travel Rear: 150 mm

Tyres (front/rear): 110/70 x 17(tubeless radial)/ 150/60 x 17(tubeless radial)
Front Brake: 280 mm Disc brake
Rear Brake: 230 mm Rear Disc
Steering head angle 65° 


Wheel base: 1,367 mm 
Ground clearance: 165 mm 
Seat height: 810 mm 
Total fuel tank capacity: 10.5 litres
Dry/Kerb Weight: 125/136 kgs
>>ok, I feel pretty, I hope the above info can help you (otoMan)