Bajaj officially launches the high performance street bike, the KTM 200 Duke.. at a very attractive price
Bajaj Auto launched the KTM 200 Duke in India today with an Ex-Showroom (Delhi) price tag of 1,17,500 Rupees..!! This puts the 200 Duke at a very interesting price point between the Yamaha R15 (1.07 lakhs Ex-Showroom) and Honda CBR250R (1.43 lakhs Ex-Showroom).
Bookings commence from Feb 1, 2012 at the KTM (earlier caled as Probiking) showrooms. Deliveries are expected to start after a few weeks of booking.
KTM 200 Duke:
The "Raja" among "Desi" bikes in
>> Power to Weight Ratio
>> Power to Rupee Ratio..!!
With a 200 cc, liquid cooled, 4 valve engine belting out 25 bhp (25.35 Ps) of peak power at a high 10,000 rpm and a light weight body with a kerb weight of just 136 Kgs; the 200 Duke is already the "Power to Weight" king among the India made bikes. Now with the official annoucement of the price, the 200 Duke also becomes the "Power to Rupee" king among the made in India bikes..!!
Posted below is a quick comparision between the closest competitors to the 200 Duke (in terms of performance, pricing and appeal) the Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 and the Honda CBR250R (non-abs).
|200 Duke||R15 Version 2.0||CBR250R (non ABS)|
|Max.Power @ rpm||25.35Ps @ 10,000||17Ps @ 8,500||25.35 Ps @ 8,500|
|Max.Torque @ rpm||19.2 Nm @ 8,000||15 Nm @ 7,500||22.9 Nm @ 7,000|
|Kerb Weight||136 Kgs||136 Kgs||167 Kgs|
|Power/Weight Ratio||186.4 Ps/ton||125.0 Ps/ton||151.8 Ps/ton|
|Price (Ex-Showroom)||1.17 lakhs||1.07 lakhs||1.43 lakhs|
|Power/Rupee Ratio||216.7 Ps/million||158.9 Ps/million||177.3 Ps/million|
I have almost made up my mind to get this raw street holligan and should be booking one for myself in a few months time. Welcome the KTM 200 Duke, the new "Over-Lord" of the Indian Streets..!!
KTM 200 Duke: Press Release
KTM Debuts in India with the KTM 200 Duke (Rs.1,17,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). INTRODUCTORY PRICE
New Delhi, January 24, 2012: Bajaj Auto Limited and KTM Sportmotorcycle AG today announced the much awaited launch of the KTM brand in India. Known for their legendary racing achievements, KTM is Europe’s second largest motorcycle manufacturer and dominates the off-road segment across the world. KTM debuts in India with its premium streetbike brand , the DUKE. The first offering from the KTM stable in India, the Duke 200 would be retailed through 34 dedicated KTM stores (erstwhile Bajaj Probiking Stores) in India along with KTM’s famous range of Accessories and Merchandise called KTM PowerWear and KTM PowerParts.
In a segment crowded with full-faired Japanese motorcycles, the KTM 200 Duke will be the only one sporting the naked streefighter styling that all KTM Dukes, like the Super Duke 990 and the Duke 690, are renowned for. The 200 Duke will be powered by a single cylinder, 200cc, liquid cooled, DOHC, four valve engine which will pump out a peak power of 25bhp and a maximum torque of 19 Nm. Like all KTM’s the 200 Duke has the best–in-class power to weight ratio of 184 Ps/ton thanks to high strength- low weight components of the highest quality. It features first in class features such as a Trellis Frame, Upside Down forks by European specialists WP, an aluminium swing arm, a multifunction cockpit and many more.
Packed with technology and features befitting motorcycles of far higher segments, the KTM 200 Duke has been launched at an extremely attractive introductory price of Rs.1,17,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
On the occasion of the launch Mr. Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM-Sportmotorcycles AG, said "We are delighted to have the Duke 200 in India and are very positive about the prospects of KTM in the Indian market. With our unique design and engineering philosophy, we have managed to develop our unique brand identity which we are confident that our customers in India will appreciate.“
Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, MD Bajaj Auto, said "The launch of the Duke 200 is one of the many steps in Bajaj Auto’s association with KTM over the last five years. Between the Bajaj Pulsar and the KTM Duke we intend to further strengthen our dominant position in the sports motorcycle segment in India. The KTM 200 Duke is meant for people who are young at heart and like to be different"
KTM 200 Duke (India): Official Specifications
Type: Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled
Valve Train: 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC
Displacement: 200 cc
Maximum Power: 25 hp @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Compression ration: 11.5:1
Bore x Stroke: 72 mm x 49 mm
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Front Suspension: (WP) Telescopic Upside Down Forks
Rear Suspension: (WP) monoshock
Suspension travel Front: 150 mm
Suspension travel Rear: 150 mm
Tyres (front/rear): 110/70 x 17(tubeless radial)/ 150/60 x 17(tubeless radial)
Front Brake: 280 mm Disc brake
Rear Brake: 230 mm Rear Disc
Steering head angle 65°
Wheel base: 1,367 mm
Ground clearance: 165 mm
Seat height: 810 mm
Total fuel tank capacity: 10.5 litres
Dry/Kerb Weight: 125/136 kgs
- KTM 200 Duke India: Initial Reviews [Nov 2011]
- Not ever KTM bike is an Off-Roader [May 2011]
- A comparison of Power to Weight Ratio among Indian bikes [Jul 2011]
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