Summary – An informative take on the 2023 iteration of the KTM Duke 200. Read on to learn more.
The Duke 200 was the first and only motorcycle that Austrian motorcycle brand KTM offered to Indians when it entered India back in 2012.
The motorcycle is still offered by the brand. But over the years the bike has been updated quite a few times. This year KTM again went ahead and updated the Duke 200.
This post in the following sections will shine a light on the updates that KTM Duke 200 received from its maker.
The 2023 iteration of the Duke retained its premium pricing. The current ex-showroom KTM Duke 200 price is Rs 1.96 lakhs. All leading banks and NBFCs of India offer bespoke bike loan schemes for this KTM motorcycle. Hence, financing this motorcycle won’t be a problem for KTM enthusiasts.
The KTM 200 Duke continues to entail its streetfighter avatar. It is meant for the city as well as highway commutes. However, the motorcycle is not the perfect fit for extended bike trips or even endurance runs.
KTM listened to its customers
The latest iteration of the Duke 200 comes with an updated engine cooling system. This solved the problem of the bike’s engine getting excessively warm in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Did the bike get any feature updates?
Well, yes and no!
The latest iteration of the 200 CC Duke now comes from the factory with an all-LED illuminated headlamp unit. The DRL of the bike continues to be an LED-illuminated unit. The overall design of the LED DRL and the headlamp now resembles the design of the headlamp units of the Duke 250 and 390. The bike however retained the exposed subframe, razor-sharp fuel tank design, and the sleek tail section of the outgoing mode. Furthermore, KTM also chose to keep the overall design of the 17-inch alloy wheels of the 200 CC Duke similar to its outgoing model.
What about the colour schemes on offer?
Well, similar to the number of trims on offer, the 2023 iteration of the 200 CC Duke continues to be offered with the same colour schemes. The names of the colour schemes are also kept unchanged. To put things into perspective, the 2023 iteration of the 200 CC Duke comes with the familiar Electronic Orange and Dark Silver Metallic colour schemes.
What about the engine?
The engine of the 200 CC Duke is an engineering gem, to be honest. Hence, it makes no sense for KTM to tinker with the engine. This is the reason why, the 2023 iteration of the Duke 200 continues to be powered with the same engine. The specifications of the engine are as follows. The engine is a liquid-cooled, BS6-phase-2-compliant, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, fuel-efficient unit. The engine is capable of returning the real-world mileage of 35 KMPL.
The engine retained its impressive compression ratio of 11:3:1. The peak power output of the engine remains at 24.6 bhp. The peak power output is made available to the rider when the tachometer surpasses the 10,000rpm range. The peak torque output of the engine continues to be at 19.3Nm. The peak torque is made available to the rider when the tachometer of the bike surpasses the 8,000rpm range. The engine is paired with a six-speed gearbox.
The gear pattern is 1 down and 5 up. The engine’s power is sent to the rear wheel of the bike by the transmission via a wet multiplate clutch. A slipper clutch would have been ideal but that would have driven the price of the bike further up.
Have the suspensions and the braking systems been updated?
Well, KTM chose to retain the braking and suspension setup of the outgoing model in the 2023 iteration of the Duke 200. It means that the 2023 Duke 200 comes with WP APEX inverted fork suspension at the front. The rear suspension remains the WP APEX preload adjustable monoshock unit. The bike is offered with a single front and a single rear disc brake. The disc brakes work in tandem with dual-channel ABS. The bike comes with the switchable ABS feature. It means that the rider can turn off the rear ABS sensor on the fly. The brake callipers are from Brembo (ByBre).
For more details about the 2023 Duke 200, visit the nearest KTM dealership today!