New 200 Duke BS6 changes range from its styling to its frame and many other bits. This is the most exhaustive facelift it has ever received!
KTM started its Indian innings with the 200 Duke back in 2012. It remained the smallest model in the lineup till the 125 Duke was introduced in 2018. However, it (the 200) continued without any significant changes for the last eight odd years.
But KTM thought this BS4 to BS6 transition is an opportune time to lend it the most comprehensive changes it deserved. As a result, among all the 2020 KTM models, the 200 Duke has got the biggest changes which we are listing down..
200 Duke BS6 Changes
- Styling – After a long wait, the 200 has been updated with the newer gen styling of the 250 and 390 Dukes. It looks a lot sharper and gets the new headlamp with LED DRLs.
- Frame – It also gets a new, lightweight, split Trellis frame with a bolt-on subframe.
- ABS – From a single channel unit of the older motorcycle, the 2020 200 Duke now comes with a dual channel ABS unit from Bosch.
- Fuel Tank – The older Duke had a 10.2 liter fuel tank whereas the new one is bigger 13.5 liter in capacity. It offers a bigger range and a 30 percent hike in capacity.
- Engine – Obviously the engine has undergone emission related changes and it is now Bharat Stage 6 compliant. It continues to produce 25 PS of peak power at 10,000 rpm from its DOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled engine. However, torque is marginally down to 19.3 Nm at 8000 rpm (older version churned 19.5 Nm of torque).
- Weight – Because of all the added flab, new 200 Duke is about 10 kilos heavier than the older model. It weighs 150.3 kg.
- Price – KTM launched the BS6 200 Duke in January 2020 at 1,72,749 ex-showroom Delhi which was a hike of Rs 10,496. In the following months, the price has been hiked to Rs 1,76,845 taking the effective BS4 to BS6 increment to Rs 14,592. It has definitely come a long way from its original debut price of Rs 1.18 Lakh in 2012.
- Dimensions – The new Duke is wider, taller and longer than the older model.
Unlike the 250 and 390 Duke, the 200 Duke continues with an underbelly exhaust.