Details, press release & pointers from KTM Duke 200 launch
KTM is all Ready to Race, a global niche sport motorcycle brand enters the Indian market with the launch of Duke 200
Key pointers from the launch
- KTM is known for performance, purity, adventure, extreme, radical pure design with sporty edge
- No 2 bike maker in the Europe
- Alliance with Bajaj for competitiveness and recreational mode
- KTM Duke 350 next year and fairing variant in the pipeline
- Launched in 30 cities with 32 KTM stores opened and 40 service centres
- The new Pulsar will share the platform with KTM Duke which will be launched on the 30 of this month
- Deliveries to commence from next month
Official Press release
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”
Here’s a list of the advantages of the new 200 Duke, as mentioned by KTM
No minor development: Based on the state-of-the-art, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine of the 125 Duke, the 200 Duke’s power unit has been changed substantially to generate 60 % more displacement and correspondingly fully developed power. New camshafts, bigger valves, a larger piston with a completely new crank drive, new airbox and new exhaust layout. It all results in 19 kW (25 hp) and incredibly punchy torque, even at lower revs – with irresistible smoothness.