KTM India has already launched Duke 390 and Duke 250 BS6 update. Next they will launch Duke 200 BS6. Here are the undisguised images.
When KTM Duke 390 received a major update in 2017, its smaller sibling, the Duke 200 missed the memo. The popular compact Duke platform spawned a 250 cc variant which was touted to be the 200’s global successor but the Austrian brand decided to keep the old motorcycle alive in its original guise since it continued to enjoy immense popularity among the Indian youth.
In what is a great news for the Duke 200 fans, KTM has decided to give the zippy street fighter a new lease of life as a part of BS6 update. We present to you the first ever images of the 2020 KTM Duke 200 BS6 in all its glory ahead of its premiere which is set to take place shortly. Rushlane has learnt that the all-new Duke 200 will start reaching dealerships soon and currently the dealership workforce is undergoing training sessions. Images are credit to automotive enthusiast Miraj Acharya.
KTM has opted to give the Duke 200 a few unique touches rather than simply upgrading the design to match the 250 and 390 variants. While it definitely has the family looks, the Duke 200 sports a new triangular headlamp with sharper features. The unit looks much simpler and cost-effective than the full LED unit employed by the 390. The fuel-tank appears to have been borrowed from the bigger sibling, complete with the sharp extensions.
The 2020 KTM Duke 200 also receives an all-new rear sub-frame (slightly different from that of Duke 390) with orange coloured members, larger split seats and new LED taillight. The motorcycle continues to employ the old digital instrument cluster, handlebar and switch gear. To put it in a nut-shell, KTM has come up with a significant cosmetic revision without stepping too much out of the strict cost structure. The new colour theme goes well with the design.
As far as we can see, the cycle parts continue to be the same and that is not a bad thing at all. The new KTM Duke 200 retains the 17-inch alloy wheels, 300 mm front disc, 230 mm rear disc, WP inverted telescopic front fork and rear monoshock. The motorcycle is likely to continue with a single-channel ABS to keep the costs at bay.
The 2020 KTM Duke 200 BS6 is estimated to retail at around INR 1.6 lakh (ex-showroom). We expect the smaller Duke 125 sibling also to receive a similar design update in due course.