Jan 24, 2012

32 KTM 200 Duke launched in India at 1.17 Lakh Rupees..!!

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 DukeR15 Version 2.0CBR250R (non ABS)
Max.Power @ rpm25.35Ps @ 10,00017Ps @ 8,50025.35 Ps @ 8,500
Max.Torque @ rpm19.2 Nm @ 8,00015 Nm @ 7,50022.9 Nm @ 7,000
Kerb Weight136 Kgs136 Kgs167 Kgs
Power/Weight Ratio186.4 Ps/ton125.0 Ps/ton151.8 Ps/ton
Price (Ex-Showroom)1.17 lakhs1.07 lakhs1.43 lakhs
Power/Rupee Ratio216.7 Ps/million158.9 Ps/million177.3 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
Starting: Electric
Transmission/Gears: 6-speed
Fuel System: Fuel Injection


Type: Trellis
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

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Cé$âr said...

The onslaught has begun

Anonymous said...

awesome!!! only bajaj can deliver such value for money punch!

bye bye yamaha r15 and honda cbr250. :-) the cbr150 has big problems even before it has arrived in India

Anonymous said...

pricing is quite a suprise...good bye r15...

Koley Nilesh said...

Payeng That's a wonderful Conversion of power to Rupee in the table :D

Koley Nilesh said...

That's ''DUKE'' of the Streets :D

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Ce$ar, nice to hear from you after a break..

@Koley Nilesh, thanks bro

Koley Nilesh said...

S.P Looking forward for Your Test ride and reviews about this 1 :)

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

Definitely Koley Niliesh, definitely

Shaiju B said...

Nice comparison, Payeng. Its going to be the preferred bike among youngsters considering the fact that it has loads of power and has a youth appealing street fighter look. I think Duke has got all the combinations right in favor of the customer.

Ricky said...

Will bajaj be providing service for duke? In kerala there is only one ktm dealer. Which is 250kms away from my city (kochi). When I called up the dealer, the sales rep confirmed that bajaj will take care the service. But I'm not convinced as I dont believe sales rep in general :). Please let me know if you get any info regarding this.

Anonymous said...

Good Move... I was not thinking to buy R15 or CBR150... or any other 1L+ bike... BUT KTM has been changing my mind.... May be I will make space for this baby duke in my parking slot... Eagerly waiting for ur review of the same....

Disclaimer: Yo soy la misma persona que no está satisfecho con Enfields reales se mueven a Desarolla café racer, porque siempre pongo mi mente en mi corazón.
Descargo de responsabilidad una vez más: Mi hermano es dueño RE C 500 ... Lo montó cerca de 1,000 kilometros. Hice mi entrada sobre la base de que exprience.

drowning me said...

Duke 200 and new pulsars. There goes another decade of Bajaj domination. Cant wait to ride this incredible bike.

Subhashish said...

Whatever that the Duke will leave from destroying, the next gen pulsars will wipe off!!!

Hamara Bajaj Rocks!

Cé$âr said...

Its my pleasure, Satadal. I have continued to be a regular visitor of your blog.

Good times ahead!

Anonymous said...

hello bro it seems the wait is over. iam now on doubt whether Rajiv bajaj is visiting your blog as i think he seem to have given D200(baby NUKE)the correct and apt price for average guys like us and seem to be a golden opportunity to buy off these machines before the introductory price go up....go for it asap bro if you got the green...at least i can proudly say my friend owns and rides a KTM duke...expecting a detailed personal review and long term report from your side bro...good luck bro...
PS.don't wait up bro go NUKE em....

melville said...


I think even the woman who called up from the Bajaj Probking y'day (since I had registered as a sales prospect)had a clue about the price. Deep down, probably no-one expected 1.17L to be the ex-sho price!
I just hope that Bajaj-KTM have learnt a lesson from Honda and haven't cut any corners here. As for me, I think I'll extend my wait a li'l and see what the 350 is gonna be all about. ;D (Must admit tho that it is extremely hard to not go for the 2oo right away!)

Melville said...

Typo- I meant I DON'T think the woman had a clue

nick dev said...

just back from our local ktm "store" here in pune! well, the bike looks lovely enough for me to say "i want !!" and chances are i will buy the 200 if the finance co. decides to lend me the money. the bike seemed to be pretty well built apart from a few plastic parts that looked very "plastic". no test rides yet but they did allow me to sit on it. so i made the most of it by bouncing on the seat to check the "shocks" and im indian so also blew the horn ..as most indians love to do in a closed , silent , air-conditioned showroom :P . im 6'.2'' and weigh 110kgs, yet the ktm didnt feel small but did feel a little skinny . i absolutely loved the handlebar and seating position and it feels like a mix of motocross & street fighter-PERFECT, since most indian roads are as smooth as dirt tracks and you will be getting into a lot of street fights - for riding like a maniac. the exhaust note is a mix of aggressive , rattly , tinny, but honestly cant say much more after sheepishly revving the engine thrice .... much to the sales guy's displeasure! the horrid rear tire hugger looks horrid. it has to be the first part that must be taken off and thrown away followed by the nerdy looking front number plate, no + marks for the mirrors either, the stalks look too thick with their rubber sheaths and i cant stop wondering how i will solve that problem . the instrument cluster was very interesting but the display quality kept screaming "cheap chinese video game" in my head. i was told 1.30L pune and a wait of up to 90days....lets hope its worth the time and money.

Anonymous said...

bajaj is goin 2 launch only p200 or all range of new pulsars??

Anonymous said...

in which all colour will this be available in india??????

npw said...

Here comes the true "lord of the streets".Thanks payeng for the very good comparison with Yamaha R15 and CBR 250 R.It blows both away it seems.

Anonymous said...

Has duke 200 have the same handling as of r15

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

Varun, Melville, nick, npw & all above, thanks for your comments.. am really exited to take this machine for a ride.

Will be posting a ride of the it as soon as the test rides will be offered.

Anonymous said...

is the seat height too high ?

Koley Nilesh said...

@ Above As per the specifications (810 mm) That's similar to suzuki Gs 150R & less than Hero Impulse (835mm).

Anonymous said...

was going to buy r15 version 2.0 but now duke at such a price created confusion in mind so should i go for r15 or duke..which is better and also is there something fuel specifications with duke because i read somewhere it runs best on 95 octane fuel which is only available in metro.pls reply to my query....

S.P - Biker Next Door said...


don't bother so much about the "Fuel", the 200 Duke has been developed in India, so it must have been tested with "Indian Fuels".

Melville said...

I appreciate this machine a li'l more now, after taking a look at the Pulsar 200NS pics :)

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Ricky from Kerala, soon Ernakulam/Kochi (Kerala) will have a KTM store. This is confirmed by KTM (India) customer service department. I have also checked with Popular Bajaj showroom near my place who has the largest number of Bajaj showrooms in Ernakulam/Kochi area, they confirmed that Popular Bajaj will be opening the KTM Store near Vytilla, construction of which is progressing well and they may open the store as soon as end of next month. So no need for you to go to Trivandrum.

Anonymous said...


Jazz350 said...

KTM Duke 125 costs over 4000 US Dollars in Japan, so the KTM 200 is a steal in India, grab it!

Anonymous said...

KTM 200 DUKE Showroom and Service available @ Kochi also, Online service facility provided by POPULAR BAJAJ. See this for more details http://www.popularbajaj.com/

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