Even when compared to the Duke 250, the Duke 200 takes the cake when it comes to fun!

Verdict – Without a doubt, the KTM Duke 200 has all the integrants of an entry-level performance motorcycle. It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s fairly practical. Enthusiasts can lay their hands on the Duke 250 by paying a Rs. 30,000/- premium but the quarter-litre Duke doesn’t offer the same rush and frantic power delivery as experienced astride the Duke 200. Moreover, this little monster fits the bill well as a daily ride because of its usable power and reasonable fuel efficiency. That makes it relevant when compared to its siblings. However, all good things come at a price. Asking price of this orange hooligan has seen a 25% hike since launch and the value-for-money tag went out of the window a long time back. Keeping its lack of ABS aside, the Duke 200 is very close to being the best 200cc motorcycle on offer today. But only when we limit the comparison to the 200cc class, which is definitely not the case!

Heating problem is well under control on the Duke 200

What’s Cool

* Powerful 200cc motor offers terrific performance
* Satisfactory fuel efficiency, better refinement levels
* Sure-footed handling, feels agile around corners
* Instrument console is loaded with information
* Good part quality, fit & finish levels are top-class

What’s Not So Cool

* 5-year old design has started to show its age
* Stiff suspension setup makes for a bone-jarring ride on bad roads
* No ABS
* Lacks the value-for-money factor it was once known for

Alternatives: TVS Apache 200, Bajaj Pulsar NS 200

Styling of the 2017 Duke 200 remains unchanged to differentiate it from the Duke 250

2017 KTM Duke 200 Specifications

* Engine: 199.5cc, Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, Single-Cylinder
* Power: 24.6 BHP @ 10,000 RPM
* Torque: 19.2 Nm @ 8000 RPM
* Transmission: 6-speed Manual
* 0-100 km/hr: 9.41 seconds
* Top Speed: 129 km/hr
* Fuel Consumption: 30-34 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Frame: Trellis
* Suspension: 43 mm Upside Down Forks (Front), Monoshock (Rear)
* Tyres: 110/70/17 (Front), 150/60/17 (Rear), MRF Revz
* Brakes: 300 mm Disc (Front), 230 mm Disc (Rear)

2017 KTM Duke 200 Dimensions

* Length x Width x Height: 2002 mm x 873 mm x 1274 mm
* Wheelbase: 1367 mm
* Ground Clearance: 165 mm
* Seat Height: 810 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.2-litres
* Kerb Weight: 148 kgs

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