Modifications specialists have taken the stock KTM Duke 200 motorcycle and turned it around into something more exciting. The KTM Duke 200 you see here, gets a host of updates; which has converted the stock D200 into something completely new.
Done at the Katros Garage in Indonesia by three customizers, they commence with stripping off the body work. The original framework gets modified with custom panels while the rear fender gets more high set. By the time they were finished, instead of the KTM Duke 200, there was now a Scrambler motorcycle.
A custom tank is fashioned and put in place and custom badges and stickers are seen all over the Duke 200. Finally the Duke 200 is given a new paint job, fitted with dual purpose tyres and LED head and tail lamp.
The custom fuel tank is painted a metallic red with a black stripe running down its side. The twin seat set up has also been changed to a flatter unit and there is no more the trademark orange pin stripe on wheels. The modified bike when put on display bears no resemblance to its original KTM Duke 200.
It is not clear whether the modifying specialists have tweaked the engine. The stock model gets a 200cc single cylinder engine offering 25 PS peak power at 10,000rpm and 19.2 Nm torque at 8,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox. The modification is believed to have cost the owner about Rs 1.5 lakhs.
In India, the KTM Duke 200 got an update recently. You can now buy KTM Duke 200 ABS variant in India for a price of Rs 1.6 lakhs, ex-showroom. D200 is the best selling KTM in India. It registers about 3,000 unit sales every month. Will a scrambler variant of D200 help increase sales?