2012 KTM 200 Duke Review —

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KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke

The smallest Duke is ready to entry-level riding to a new level

company KTM is an acknowledged champion talking off-road motorcycles, as the firm has made it a habit of off-road motorsports events. The KTM 200 is the first streetbike to be jointly between them and Indian maker Bajaj Auto, stake in the European firm has now 39%.

The single-cylinder 125 Duke was about a year ago in select markets, where it’s into the lead and become a leader, which makes it no the 200cc variant has been so anticipated.

The front mudguard is bolted on above elegant, alloy wheels. A bikini guards the sump, while the itself is exposed between the steel-trellis frame. A stubby box sits neatly tucked underneath.

There’s a chin-set auxiliary below the headlight, while a digital instrument cluster over this. We found struggling to view the tiny, rev counter and other info by the dinky readout. Only is prominently displayed and easily

The 200 Duke comes with switchgear that works crisp clicks, plus a set of levers and functional mirrors. The (2.8 gallon) fuel-tank deeply recessed, snug support, and the saddle is roomy and padded, although the same be said for the compromised pillion Split alloy grab lead to a slender tail behind which extends a mudguard and number plate

The rear tire hugger a little awkward, but we like the clear-lens turn signal Overall quality, including and plastic parts, is good.

The KTM 200 is powered by a single-cylinder 199.5cc engine, an oversquare arrangement a 72mm bore and 49mm It’s a fully modern with fuel-injection, liquid-cooling, and a of cams driving a quartet of Drive goes through a six-speed gearbox then a

The KTM Duke fires up and emits an deep exhaust rumble. Its is well weighted and progressive, and shift with precise Throttle response is immediate and from its large 38mm body, although we did notice the feeling unsettled between a range just over to 3000 rpm, where we had to the throttle to keep revs up and the firing smoothly.

Revved higher, the mill a wide powerband with midrange and top end muscle. The 200 Duke has an surge of smoothly delivered kicking in strongly from rpm before transforming into mode as it rushes to crash a 11,000 rpm redline. KTM claims a of 25 horsepower at 10,000 rpm.

KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke

flat-out in a crouch down the back straight at Bajaj’s test track in top gear, we saw an 136 kph (84.5 mph) on the speedometer, in reserve. Summing it up, the KTM 200 Duke is enthusiastic, refined and more fun you’d expect.

The KTM 200 Duke deploys a chunky WP inverted fork with travel. A cast alloy supports a linkage-free monoshock 150mm travel. Solid performance is provided by a ByBre with calipers engineered by in Italy but built in India for its market.

A four-piston radially front caliper bites a disc, and both it and the rear (which clamps on a 230mm are controlled by steel-braided lines deliver a sharp, reassuring

The Duke’s riding position is comfortable and good for everyday with a wide handlebar excellent leverage. Ride is pliant yet firm enough to sporty handling. The KTM 200 Duke with a light, nimble always steering with manners, while Indian-made MRF front and rear tires ample grip.

This is a stable bike at all with superb cornering and the brakes always offering a reassuring bite.

In conclusion, the KTM 200 is a special motorcycle, just as puttering around town as a commuter bike or being while you … your section of twisty tarmac. KTM and have certainly found a spot, as the Indo-Austrian KTM 200 Duke has all the of quickly becoming a best-in-class street motorcycle.

KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke

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