KTM has launched the Duke 200 in Malaysia. The bike was unveiled by Mr Najib Run Razak (Prime Minister of Malaysia). The Duke 200 is being assembled at KTM’s Malaysian assembly plant through CKD kits. These kits are exported by Bajaj Auto from their Chakan plant to KTM Malaysia. Production will commence by the end of the year and deliveries will start early next year. Only three Duke 200 bikes have been assembled by KTM Malaysia, which have been used for display and promotional purposes. There is no difference between the Duke 125 and Duke 200 with the only difference being the engine.
The bike uses a Trellis frame while the suspension system of the KTM Duke 200 uses a 45mm upside down fork at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear. The tyres are 17-inch and have 110 section tyres at the front and 150 section tyres at the rear. The 200 cc, KTM motor is a 4-stroke, liquid cooled, 4-valve, DOHC, fuel injected unit which is expected to produce around 22 BHP of power. The torque of the Duke will be the really good with the bike weighing in just under 140 kgs. Expect prices to start around Rs. 1.3 lakhs, giving tough competition to the Honda CBR250R and the upcoming Yamaha R15 V2.
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Source – Moto Malaya