KTM is set to launch the all new Duke 200 and Duke 390 in India tomorrow. The company first showcased the 2017 390 Duke and 200 Duke at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy in November 2016. The dealerships have started taking bookings for the new Duke siblings at an amount of Rs 20,000. Both models of the Duke will receive major changes in terms of design, features and electronics, and are expected to be priced higher than the current generation Dukes. It is expected that the company might launch the KTM 250 Duke tomorrow.
The 2017 KTM 390 Duke takes its design cues from its elder sibling 1290 Super Duke R. It gets 43mm upside down (USD) WP shocks, conventional side-mounted upswept exhaust, which will comply with BSIV emission norms and redesigned front fender. The new 390 Duke gets a new sub frame and will now comes with a larger 13.4 litre fuel tank, instead of the 11 litre tank of the previous bike.
The all new KTM 200 Duke will receive updates such as lightweight steel trellis frame, new three-chamber silencer and an 11 litre fuel tank. The suspension consists of a 43mm telescopic fork at the front and a pin-jointed swing-arm at the rear.
KTM 390 Duke will be powered by a 373.2cc one-cylinder, 4-stroke engine that produces 43.5 hp of power and 37 Nm of torque, and is compliant with BS4 emission norms. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch and Ride-By-Wire technology.
The new 200 Duke is powered by a 199.5cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC engine, which produces 26 hp of power, slightly more than the current 200 Duke. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The unit will comply with BS4 emission norms.
The new KTM 390 Duke will receive a host of features such as improved TFT instrument cluster, which is compatible with smartphones for receiving incoming calls and playing audio. Along with this, it also features a new LED headlamp and redesigned split seats. Braking duties will be handled by 320 mm disc upfront and a 230 mm unit at the rear with ABS as standard.
KTM 200 Duke will have a headlamp design that has been reworked and will now feature halogen bulb with LED DRLs. Another major change in the motorcycle is that the ignition key slot has now been placed on the fuel tank instead of the instrument console. The motorcycle is likely to get ABS as a standard safety feature.
Price and competitors
The prices of 390 Duke and 200 Duke will be revealed tomorrow, however expect a raised price in a range of Rs 2 lakh- Rs 2.5 lakh. The 2017 Duke 200 will have a price slightly bigger than its current generation, which is priced at Rs 1.5 lakh. The Duke 390 stands to directly compete against Bajaj Dominar 400, however the Duke 200 does not have any direct competition.