According to a recent report, KTM is all set to offer an update to one of its longest-running motorcycles, the KTM Duke 200. The street bike is expected to get an update in early 2020 while one can expect it to roll out in the initial months of next year. The debutant motorcycle from the brand was launched in the year 2012 and it received minor updates in the past years, limited to graphics only.
Ever since the launch of the more-affordable KTM Duke 125, the Duke 200 has lost its charm when it comes to getting premium feature updates. Coming to the major or minor changes, there is not much information on what the brand will be offering though updating the styling bits inspired from the KTM Duke 250 and 390 would be one of the wisest choices.
Apart from this, the recent reports also suggest the motorcycle to feature a more comfortable and cushioned seat, easy for riding longer distances while at the same time, the suspension setup is also expected to get more plusher to offer utmost comfort.
Powering the present-gen KTM Duke 200 is a BS4-compliant 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is capable of churning out a maximum power of 25 HP at 10,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 19.2 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The updated model will also get a BS6-compliant engine to meet the upcoming emission norms.
The suspension duties on the motorcycle are currently handled by upside-down forks by WP while the rear features an adjustable WP monoshock unit. The KTM Duke 200 features disc brakes at either end and the motorcycle comes equipped with a single-channel ABS as standard.
The current-gen model is available at a price tag of INR 1.62 lakhs (ex-showroom) while has been positioned between RC 125 and the RC 200 in the brand’s portfolio. The 2020 model of the Duke 200 is expected to get a minor price hike of around INR 10,000.