KTM 200 Duke has been launched at the rate of Rs. 1.17 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. This supposedly the introductory cost and is anticipated to be raised in the coming months. The advance booking for this stunning brand new model will initiate from 1st Feb' 2012. A very few bikes will be released just for the displaying at first. The production of the bikes at the plant will begin in next 2 weeks. KTM's will be sold besides Kawasaki both in the same showroom.
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The Bajaj Auto Ltd. and KTM Sport motorcycle agency revealed the most awaited uncover of the KTM brand in India. KTM is well-reputed for its renowned racing achievements. Moreover, KTM is Europe's second largest motorbike manufacturer and is known for dominating the off-road segments all over the world. The KTM is very first time launching its premium street bike brand, the Duke. It is the first offering from KTM to India; the Duke 200 will be dealt across 34 dedicated KTM showrooms in India as well the KTM's legendary range of accessories and merchandise sold under the name of KTM Power Parts and KTM Power Wear.
In a section fully crowded with full-fledged Japanese motorbikes, KTM 200 Duke will be the sole one featuring the naked street-fighter style which is a signature style amongst all the KTM bikes like the Duke 690 and Duke 990 are famous for. The 200 Duke will be power-driven by single cylinder, 200cc, DOHC, liquid cooled, a four valve engine which will generate power of 25bhp and a torque of maximum 19Nm. Like all other KTM's the duke 200 possesses the best power to weight ratio of 184 Ps/ton which is possible due to the high-strength and low-weight elements of the utmost quality. It characterizes the top-most features like, trellis frame, Upside Down forks by European specialists WP, an aluminum swing arm, a multifunction cockpit and much more.
The bike is Jam-packed with utmost technology and features applicable motorcycles with maximum segments, KTM 200 duke has been launched at an amazing introductory cost of Rs.1, 17,500.
On the event of the launch Mr. Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM-Sport motorcycles 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"
Below is mentioned the list of benefits of Duke 200 mentioned by the KTM.
No slight improvement: Based on the up to date, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine of the 125 Duke, the 200 Duke's power unit has been changed considerably to produce 60% more displacement and in the same way fully developed control. It is outfitted with new camshafts, bigger valves, and a larger piston with a totally new crank drive, new air-box and new exhaust layout. It all results in 19 kW (25 hp) and extremely forceful torque, even at lower revs – with appealing effortlessness.
Just like the RC8 R, two overhead camshafts in the innovative 200 Duke's cylinder head trigger four valves through cam levers. This design is not only tremendously dependable, but the cam levers are encrusted with ultra-hard carbon which minimizes friction – generating even more power.
The packed in, three-chamber silencer is placed close to the machine's on the whole centre of gravity. This aids centralization of masses and perks up the effortless handling of the 200 Duke. Not only noise, but emission levels are also excellent thanks to the synchronized catalytic converter.
The elaborated engine design, high-tech injection electronics and the close-ratio, six-speed transmission not only help the 200 Duke to attain remarkable performance, but also reasonable fuel utilization. Thanks to the regulated catalytic converter, it produces only minimum emissions.
The shapely 11 l fuel tank on the 200 Duke not only gives the rider with just right knee contact, but also with a excellent comfort till many kilometers, even when ridden tough, thanks to the cost-effective engine.
19 kW (25 hp) Power and an unlade weight of only 126 kg guarantees wonderful, fleet-footed riding pleasure with the 200 Duke. The unparalleled framework, with frivolous tubular space frame in the proven KTM design, turns it into a true surfer through the curves. Weight grouped close to the centre of gravity maximise maneuverability and correctness.
The 200 Duke's premium inverted fork from WP Suspension has the same 43 mm outer tube width as the RC8 R – in other words, real racing apparatus that assures highest levels of constancy and accuracy.
The innovative 200 Duke's lightweight, premium, die-cast swing-arm is intended and shaped according to the same principle as the 690 Duke. The light alloy swing-arm with unswervingly linked WP shock absorber excels with tremendous torsion rigidity and wonderful tracking steadiness.
WHEELS AND TYRES
Uniformly lightweight and delicate as they are steady, the 17 in cast light alloy wheels are en suited with a 110 mm tire at front and an extraordinary 150 mm at the rear. The tires make an impression with marvelous hold in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing highest sturdiness.
With the controlling, exceptionally convenient brake system developed by KTM in partnership with Brembo® and the ideal grasp of the wide tires, the rider always has the lightweight motorbike controlled. At the front, a radial four-piston brake caliper bites onto a 280 mm disc brake.
The innovative 200 Duke is also an authentic motorbike in terms of proportions, providing ample space and freedom of movement. The gathered sitting position gives relaxed on the road tour equally as well as dedicated curves. Big contact surfaces make sure most favorable control and wonderful response.
In spite of its sportiness, the two-piece seat provides amazing long-distance ease, ideal hold and unequaled ergonomics for pillion and rider. At 810 mm, the seat height is low enough for a protected standing position, but also high enough for sports-oriented utilize and a real big-bike feeling.
The 200 Duke has the whole thing that differentiates a real KTM – from the premium chassis components to the multi-function cockpit, which even keeps you up to date with fuel usage and left behind range. The wide KTM Power Parts range gives you the alternative of adding your own personal fashion.