Our friends at Motoroids have been spied KTM duke again at Lonavala. There were not one, but two bikes on test, and were parked outside a restaurant, as the test riders halted for a break. The bikes on test were prototypes and not production models, as there were no stickers on them. Bajaj is planning to launch the KTM Duke 200 in India by end-2011, hopefully by November-December.
Bajaj and KTM have been working very hard on this 200cc version of the KTM Duke, a 125cc variant of which is already being manufactured at Bajaj’s Chakan plant and exported to Europe. The 200cc bike will boast many firsts for the mainstream market such as upside-down forks and (possibly) a chromium-molybdenum trellis frame. The 200 Duke will most likely share its wheelbase with the smaller 125cc version, measuring 1350 mm. The power from the 200cc liquid cooled fuel injected single cylinder engine would be ‘very close’ to that of the CBR250R, as we revealed to you in our earlier post as well. Expect peak power output of around 22-23 bhp. The engine will most likely be mated to a 6-speed transmission, just as the 125cc version.
Expect a slightly higher price tag than the CBR250R.
Features of the new KTM 200 Duke –
- 200cc single cylinder, 4 valve DOHC liquid cooled engine
- Peak power in the region of 22-23 bhp
- Fuel Injection
- Digital instrument cluster
- Electric start
- Upside down front forks
- Rear monoshock suspension
- Split seat
- Trellis frame
- 150 /17 rear tyre, 110/17 front tyre
- 10 spoke alloy wheels
- Front / rear disc brakes
Also see – Spied – KTM Duke 200 in Bangalore