Duke 200 is one bike which announced the arrival of KTM in India, loud and clear! It was the bike which took the market by storm and today is regarded as one of best performer in its segment.
KTM followed it up with the 44bhp Duke 390 recently and has signalled there won’t be any looking back. Upcoming models from KTM include the faired RC series – RC200 and RC390, both of which have been confirmed for our markets. And then there are some other bigger KTMs which are being considered.
Amidst all this, KTM has not forgotten the Duke 200 and interestingly, we managed to snap a test mule in Pune recently. KTM endurance testing a motorcycle which has been in the market for almost a couple of years and its engine doing duty on sibling Pulsar 200NS? Doesn’t look like it!
Then what is it?
KTM has already launched an ABS equipped Duke 200 in European markets which they call as the 2014 Duke 200. Apart from ABS, the new Duke 200 has also got a slightly bigger fuel tank and engine cowl signifying ABS with stickers.
The new 2014 Duke 200 has a total fuel capacity of 11 liters from our Indian Duke’s 10.5 liters. Along with other changes, the new Duke 200 also weighs in 4.5kgs more than the 125kgs Duke 200 we have been riding.
We snapped this mule while we were parked and hence could not notice the ABS ring since this mule was in fairly good motion.
So, how about a spanking new KTM Duke 200 with ABS and bigger fuel tank?