KTM Duke 200 Ownership Review by Aditya

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KTM Duke 200 is an Austrian bike by Of course the company needs no as they are the leaders in the off-road The Indo-Austrian ties up between and KTM have led to the entry of the Duke

This bike is well to most of you. It is placed in the street fighter class fairings are avoided and the frame and is exposed to give a brawn-ish There are mostly designed to the streets so their engineering is on the streets mostly.

About The

My name is Aditya. I most called as “Emothic”. I am 18 years old and my engineering in Automobiles. I loved from my childhood where changed from the legendary Rx to and Fieros to the Pulsars to the R15s and to the Duke.

I am actually a bike The love for it is now what helping me in my career.

The Duke Family

The has a younger twin brother is the famed Duke 125. The ones are the Duke 690 and the Duke The latest addition is the Duke most commonly known as and an elder twin brother of the 200 known as the Duke 390.

The common fact of the family are the frame, WP suspension, the best in power to weight ratio

The Design

The Duke is a … designed to dominate the streets. The big the Ducati style trellis and the fat rear tire makes it to like an alien robot You may find that there are no on the bike. Almost every of the bike is visible.

Since it is an product, the fit and finish is great.

the front this looks an alien well built The headlamp is narrow and long in the superior Dukes and RC8s. The too are given angular looks. It is and stable at high speeds.

The is backlit with white LED in the Pulsars which is awesome. The big tank is crafted at a perfect for the knees to hold on to. This like cut tank gives a look with “DUKE” on it.

This makes the bike to massive. The tank cap is of the Pulsars. basic characteristic of a … is its frame and suspension. Street-fighters have a different frame the sport, commuter and off-road etc.

The tubular space most commonly known as the frame reminds us of the Ducati

The engine is marked “KTM gives a feel of riding a bike. The underbelly exhaust is a new marvel on the Indian roads. will try to look for the exhaust and still the hunt is on.

The stainless steel exhaust great and comes with the converter. It has the largest sprocket in its The swingarm is designed beautifully is made up of …-cast aluminum, the best swingarm in bikes in

The shape and its design are aimed at strength and stability at heavy Coming to the rear part, the and the turn indicators are made up of The tail-light looks like a where as the indicators remind of ram ears. There is a grab for the pillion to hold on.

The front light is 12v/60/55w where as the light is 12v/5w. The light for normal city driving and

The Digital Console

There is lot to talk about when it to the orange digi console on the It has so many functions that you can like this only at end bikes or cars. What it up is,

Tachometer, indicators for lights beam, low beam, turn etc)

Speedo and an Odometer

Two meter and addition trip known as Trip F which shows up once it reaches low

Engine temperature gauge


Gear Indicator


Average riding time

RPM indicator

Average riding

Average fuel consumption

to dot

Distance to next service

The can also be set in miles


Error messages (Side down, Low fuel, Low Coolant Low Battery, High Engine and soon…)

The console senses the and automatically increases or decreases its which is pretty cool. Any it will be displayed on it. On a lighter the only thing I find is Snakes or Tetris game to on it during the boring traffic.

And Comfort

The high raised is wide makes one to reach it Unlike in Pulsars, Apaches, etc. this is in one-piece and to feel more comfortable, sitting on a commuter bike. The seat is wide and there is space for the rider to move which certainly helps a lot in

The pillion seat is small and not for everyone, however much than R15 V 2.0.

If you wanna the Duke regarding this, I you get the TATA Nano at the same tag and enjoy the comfort. The knee on the angular sculpted tank at lock and loaded. The foot are lower set making the Duke street friendly.

Coming to the suspension part, it is by WP (White Power. Suspension for BMW and KTM).

The Front telescopic down fork has a inner of 43mm. The big rear monoshock is in color and can be adjusted to the rider (Normally the default setting do). The wheels are the biggest in Indian Two wheeler industry.

The tire is 110/70/17 where as the is 150/60/17 (tubeless radial). than CBR250r).

These big provide excellent grip and you stick to the roads. The trellis and the underbelly exhaust gives us confidence on cornering. The parts are firmly with keeping in mass-centralization for better stability at speeds and cornering.

It takes to a whole new level. It has 6 gears and it is geared. The gear shift is and great.

The front disc is 280 mm as the rear is 230 mm is provided by Bybre (A product of Brembo) provides breaking. In rare cases, the disc may lock up due to lack of but no worries, KTM is gonna introduce the ABS in this along with the 390.

I personally feel, the lack of ABS have made me to the knowledge of braking. I was saved by this Duke and I can assure you are totally reliable. The kerb of the Duke is 136kgs.

Probably the in its class. So summing up, the Duke is street friendly and riding a has never been so much You will be amazed on the handling of this bike.

Engine And

The engine is single-cylinder, 4-… and It has 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC. The is 200cc. Maximum Power is 25 bhp @ rpm and Maximum Torque is 19.2 Nm @ rpm. The Compression ration:

The bore x Stroke: 72 mm x 49 mm and finally the 6-speed claw shifted.

So make it simple. It is a 200cc which has a power of 25bhp at That’s one hell of a beast to not with.

Since it weighs 136kgs, this has a best in power to ratio of 186ps/ton. It first in the list of power to of Indian bikes. (Source: forum). It’s totally packed.

The torque which is Nm @ 8,000 rpm and the short geared aids in its acceleration. It reaches in 3.4secs and 0-100kmph in 9 secs (On my The best in acceleration in the current bike scenario. The bike is a hooligan. It roars like a two

Its aggressive and once you are above 7k You can hear its roaring.

The top speed of the bike is 138kmph. It let you go more than it because it is locked by the company. But even at speed you can find it has more stored in it and not panting.

I don’t it a problem because doing 125kmph+ on Indian roads is dangerous and I am contented with

This bike has lots of in every gear and I suggest you on to the handlebar firmly and feel the of power for the slightest movement of the

On The Streets

It’s a born fighter. The streets are its favorite Riding in the city and the traffic is so fun, you will never bored. Since it is short you can go up to 40kmph in the first gear and with ease at 40kmph in the gear.

There is no engine even when your around 17kmph in the fourth

It influences you so much confidence is handling and weight. You can easily zip in the busy traffic. Another I would like to express is the from the engine by the radiator. it’s a … bike, the radiation is felt on the legs you stopped in the traffic.

You legs are if you are wearing shorts. But its adaptable cotton trousers and denims (Most common problem is displacement esp … bikes).

bane becomes boon you are riding in cold night and you are that you have a personal in the bike. Ah, the warmth. Next is the attention it gets. The Duke is a and people cant get their off once they spotted it.

I was by atleast 20 persons on the way from the to my home.

Where ever I go, I can people staring it me. Once the is parked and I turn away my there is a crowd. I don worry taking photos but I really get off when I see some scratches or done by crooks. Why the hell do do it ?

Once you are in motion, you can see young in shorts without helmets in R15s, Pulsars etc trying to you. These Rossi are determined to race you even if you wish. I had this incident few ago; I was really annoyed by r15 guy.

He twists and shouts at traffic jam.

Finally the in me gave in, and the street drag is I was ahead of him and doing 90+. I go further because it’s the period and I should go above 7K rpm no what happens.

This guy was coming behind me so pushing his bike to the limits. was a barricade in a few meters ahead. I it and hit the brakes but this moron in taunting me the winners sign notice it.

By the time he finally it, he crashed on to the barricade. I wanted to him, but I was afraid whether he may me out the reason for his crash. Luckily were others on the road to him.

He wasn’t much just a few bruises but the damage to his R15 is heavy. It was a good lesson to him and to me. So here is my verdict on the Duke in the

It’s not the lord of the streets; the Duke of the streets.

Exploring the on Duke

The bike has only tank of which 1.5L is Though it’s short for a of this class, it has a range of than 300kms. So it’s not of a problem.

I have gone to Nelliyampathy, Valparai and here is my This bike has good capabilities.

I felt no shoulder etc. But I have fell in long rides due to the stiff It’s not a problem once you a seat cover. Then you really enjoy long rides. I shall post my logs and experience in another

I have so much faith on Duke that I am gonna a saddlesore in a few months.


This section is must in scenario due to expensive petrol. The gives me an average of 40kmpl at in the city. On the highways it gives at 70-80kmph or more. So the fuel is mind-blowing when it comes to bike.

I would like to you that the way you handle the bike a vital role than kind of bike it is in the fuel factor. Maintenance is the key factor.

Since this bike is and full of power, it is a hot shot in the of stunting like its sibling 125. Rok Bagros is the one who comes to when you think of it. Coming to there is Throttlerz, one of the best stunt team from the city. You can see them flipping Dukes on the net.

I too have a few stoppies and wheelies from the This bike is a good for those who wanna stunt.

KTM 990 Duke RR

On the track (Ready To Race)

I rode it on the Kari speedway (A racetrack in the cotton city). it wasn’t a race, it was actually a session. This bike was great. It always the takes the in the first 10 secs.

I was riding with CBR250rs, Pulsars and Apaches. Once bike is tuned and has a good this is a huge threat to the liter class segment. So has its way of the respect on the track.

The Showroom And My

The KTM showroom guys were The service done by them was but they did a decent Job. And to you, any customization work is need to be done, they are to help.

Good job KTM SVC guys.

Your Duke

Not satisfied the Duke still? Go for the performance There are KN and BMC air filters available in the shops.

There is KIRRUS; known automotive tuners an ECU remap which takes you to that is to 149kmph. You can contact on their facebook page.

For upgrades, you can paint the trellis orange which most of the do. You can add orange colored bi-xenon and LEDs to make it look a decepticon from Transformers. RC and many provide it.

And finally, are dozens of KTM powerparts like rim stickers, crash pad etc.


I was determined to go to for the Duke Although I like the other bikes in India, my heart is set for the 200 because we share a common Uniqueness. I suggest everyone to go for the what their heart than other people. like choosing a bride.

is my first bike. I love it than anyone could and we being in love.

Like I before this bike has my life twice. It has given me a new and motivated me in writing this I am happy I have made the choice and I never regretted

I would tell the readers to your machine, treat it respect and see how much it loves you

Tauros (My Duke) is sometimes a during the streets, a good during touring and a baby who to play with water the rain. There is a lot to understand a bike more than specs etc. And Tauros has me so much. I owe him.

I could go it for hours on praising it and telling you our But let’s save it for another


I was completely blank this section. I spent time in this than of the sections to find the cons of bike. And here is so far what I

Heat radiation from the – It’s a general problem in displacement bikes esp. ones.

Short tank – L is short but it has good range and to be that is enough.

Stiff seat – Get a seat cover and the is over.

Once in a blue the gear doesn’t shift and get locked – Inform the SVC and the problem is

Discoloration of the exhaust pipe – It when water is splashed on it. things but there are people who have this because of care on their bike.

stalling – Happens due to not so good Always fill the fuel in a petrol bunk. But premium helps to prevent stalling and more mileage.

Everything has its own and cons. The Duke has more than cons


The KTM 200 won the “Bike Of The Year Award by many organizations. Here are the few who are the

Bike advice

Top gear


Zig wheels


NDTV car and the bike show


Motor Vikadan (Tamil magazine)

The bike truly the award. Congratulations to KTM.

There are many performance bikes in India under 2L range. The Duke 200 is most the best bike in India the 250cc segment. There is power to satisfy the rider in all All praises to KTM.

Bajaj has a a wonderful job again in bringing an bike after the Ninja

I have done my best in information and writing this I thank my parents for getting my friends and last but not the least Advice and its forum for supporting me this bike of my dreams. I the readers for spending time in this article.

Your is most welcome and it is what me. Thank you!


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