KTM Duke range launched In India

Pablo Tucker
February 23, 2017

But now, the curtains have finally opened, revealing the new bike to us. The braking duties are done by disc brakes at front and at the rear, 320mm at front and 240mm at rear, minus the ABS, which is not offered as an option either.

The 2017 model year Duke lineup's bookings have begun.

On the occasion of the launch Amit Nandi, President- Probiking, Bajaj Auto said, "Raw performance and edgy design sets the KTM Dukes apart from the rest".

The RC and Duke range from KTM is entirely developed designed, developed and manufactured by Bajaj Auto in collaboration with its Austrian partner. On the other hand, Mahindra Mojo, a cruiser motorcycle features a two round headlamps in a bikini fairing with LED guide lamps and twin exhaust. The graphics are all new and look stellar.

The 200 Duke also received a refreshed graphic scheme for 2017 and will continue to be available in Orange, White and Black colors. In addition, there are a tonne of subtle upgrades including wider rearview mirrors, softer seat cushioning, adjustable levers, CANBUS system, E-Vap unit and new and more durable H rated Metzeler M5 Interact tyres.

The 200 cc engine in the Duke 200 produces 25 PS of power and is now BS IV compliant. The bulk of changes has added almost 7 kg to the overall weight of the motorcycle. The all-digital unit is a segment first and comes with a host of information in more colours and better output.

Powering the 2017 KTM Duke 200 is a 248.8 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected mill which traces its origins to the Duke 390. The fuel tank which is now larger (13.4 litres) and the headlamp now comes in a split styling. The 230 mm disc at the rear remains the same. Powering the 2017 KTM 200 Duke is the same 199.5cc single that makes 25PS of power and a peak torque of 19.2Nm. The model was already on sale in certain global markets and is being now brought into the country to fill the void between the 200 and 390 range.

The new 2017 KTM Duke 250 is a far cry from the design of the older Dukes, but it retains the same exposed-frame, bare-bones styling. Instead, it gets a restyled bottom-protruding halogen headlight, with LED inserts. The suspension duties are carried out by an open cartridge United States dollars at the front and a monoshock at the rear. It also gets a side-mounted exhaust unlike the previous model. Also, it uses the older orange backlit instrument console instead of the new TFT screen. The motor generates a peak power of 44 bhp along with a maximum torque of 37 Nm.

The 2017 Duke 250 comes with a slipper clutch as well.

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