2nd April, 2015: KTM 200 Duke was the first bike to be launched in India by the renowned Austrian motorcycle manufacturer. After a few months, its elder mate KTM 390 Duke found its way to India. Both the machines are designed on the same lines but the 390 is features some advance features like Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). According to some reports, another Duke is planning to mark its footprints in India as Duke 690. The existing models are priced at Rs. 1.36 lac for KTM Duke 200 and Rs. 1.87 lac for KTM Duke 390 (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). The upcoming Duke 690 is expected to come sporting a price tag of around Rs. 4.5 lacs. The bikes come in three colours: Orange, White and Black.
KTM Duke Bikes
200 cc , Petrol , 35 KmplRs 1,38,327*
373.2 cc, Petrol, 23 KmplRs 1,90,328*
690 cc, Petrol,Launching SoonRs 6,50,000*
KTM Duke OverView
KTM Duke series marked its entry few years back and registered respectable sales figures in the Indian two-wheeler market. The bike instantly received the attention of the youth due to its breathtaking body design along with a smooth yet powerful motor.
KTM Duke 200 is powered by a 200cc engine that generates a peak power of 25bhp at 10,000rpm with a maximum torque of 19Nm at 8,000rpm. On the other hand, KTM Duke 390 gets its power from a 373cc, liquid-cooled engine that churns out a maximum power of 44bhp at 9,500rpm and a peak torque of 35Nm at 7,250rpm. Both bikes have a fuel injected mill that is mated to a six-speed gearbox and uses wet multiplate clutch setup. The race inspired mill pushes Duke 200 to a top speed of 135kmph and Duke 390 to 160kmph.
The bikes are bolted on a tubular steel frame and runs on 110/70-17 front and 150/60-17 rear tubeless tyres equipped with 17” black alloy wheels. KTM 200 and 390 Duke have telescopic upside-down forks at the front with an adjustable monoshock at the rear. The stopping distance of the bikes are managed by 300mm disc brake at the front with 200mm disc brake at the rear. KTM Duke 390 comes additionally with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and is one of those few motorcycles in India that provide the benefit of switching it off.
Both bikes are built on a naked bike concept and resembles each other to a great extent in terms of their design. Their front fascia is amended by a diamond shaped headlamp with a positioning lamp stacked below it. The bike features LED turn indicators as well that are also new to the country. Moreover, both bikes have a sporty split seat that spice it up further. KTM Duke 390 also gets hand guards at the handlebar that looks ravishing. Both bikes have an easy to read and informative fully digital instrument console that displays speedometer, tachometer, twin tripmeters, fuel gauge, etc.
KTM Duke Review
Buying the KTM duke 390 has been a very disappointing experience from the time I purchased it. Within a month the engine started leaking oil, and the same was rectified only after the third service. The rear mono shock oil seal was defective, causing me back trouble. the bike has severe vibration and noise from day one. The only positive is the engine power, which is useful only on the highway. I do not recommend this bike to ayone.
awesome bike... bought 2 months ago already done 2000Km without any problem... superb performance .. whenever you release gas , numbers get added more and more in speedometer... you will never know how fast you are going.. with superb handling without vibration at high speed even 135Km/hour it make no vibration... whenever you will accelerate ... all others will left behind for sure... awesome bike
KTM Duke News
30 Mar, 2015 | 303 views
The renowned Austrian auto maker- KTM surprised everyone at the 42nd Tokyo Motorcycle show by announcing the world premier of quarter litre versions of its popular RC and Duke motorcycles. Both the KTM RC 250 and 250 Duke are identical to their 390 versions and you can just differentiate them with the ‘250’ monikers, wh...Read More
16 Mar, 2015 | 413 views
After updating RC 390, KTM is about to give some refreshment to its naked streetfighters - 200 Duke and 390 Duke for the Indian market. The manufacturer organized a test ride event in Bangkok, christened as ‘Duke it’, the event had all the Duke motorcycles for test ride.Read More
05 Sep, 2011 | 1547 views
The KTM Sportmotorcycle AG, an Austrian motorcycle manufacturer had its KTM Duke 200 motorbike unveiled by the Malaysian Prime minister Mr Najib Tun Razak recently. India is to be considered lucky to get a flavour of the Austrian Engineering as the domestic auto brand Bajaj Auto prepares to intro...Read More
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