KTM and Bajaj Auto have lifted the lid on specifications for the upcoming trendy and radically styled KTM 200 Duke. The exciting and top drawer technology enriched streetbike is all set for an India debut within a few months from now.
India’s first Duke comes powered by a 200cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, four valves, liquid-cooled and fuel injected engine. Bore and Stroke measurements are an ultra short stroke 72mm x 49mm, so expect the 200 to display a big affinity for high revs. Its bantamweight kerb weight of 137kg will make the 200 Duke considerably lighter than every Indian rival in its class, and 25bhp of peak power makes for a solid power-to-weight ratio of 182.4bhp per tonne. Expect a close ratio, six-speed, one-down, five-up shifting transmission.
The 200 Duke will carry the bulk of its weight low, including an under-slung exhaust system that sits just below the swing arm pivot section, to keep centre of gravity down for optimal handling. It also comes with 150mm travel suspension front and rear, with tough 43mm upside down forks in front and a mono-shock rear system, complemented by an ultra lightweight, inverted die-cast alloy swing arm.
Sporty, low profile tyres will wrap around 17 inch rims front and rear, a 110 section in front and substantial 150 section rear unit. Brakes are a 300mm disc in front gripped by four-piston, radial mounted calipers and a 230mm disc at the rear.
Specifications of KTM Duke 200 –
- Wheelbase – 1361mm
- Ground clearance – 170mm
- Fuel tank capacity – 10.5 litres
- Kerb weight – 137kg
- Engine layout – Single-cyl, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke
- Displacement – 200cc
- Power – 25bhp
- Power to weight – 182.4bhp per tonne
- 0 – 100 kmph – 6.5 seconds
- Top Speed – 150 kmph
- Gearbox – 6-speed, 1-down, 5-up
- Front suspension – USD Telescopic forks
- Rear suspension – Adjustable monoshock, alloy swingarm
- Front brake – 300mm disc
- Rear brake – 230mm disc
- Wheels – Multi-spoke alloy
- Rim size (f-r) – 17 inches
- Tyre size (f-r) – 110 x 17-150 x 17 inches
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