Hansraj Hulaschand & Company Pvt Ltd, the sole distributor for KTM bikes in Nepal has recently launched the much-awaited KTM Duke 200. The KTM 200 Duke now looks identical to the 250 Duke, which people have been waiting for long. The BS4 KTM 200 was priced at Rs. 4,99,900, and Rs. 5,24,900 (ABS), whereas the new 2020 KTM Duke 200 BS6 price in Nepal is Rs. 5,39,900.
The bike houses the same halogen headlamp but now features new LED DRLs. It also gets an LED tail lamp and LED turn indicator. The fully digital instrument console has been carried over from the Duke 250 which includes the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, real-time mileage, average fuel consumption, and average speed.
The BS6-compliant 199cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected DOHC, 4-valve motor manages to get the same performance and maintain to distribute the same 25PS at 10,000rpm and 19.2Nm at 8000rpm despite being 9kg heavier than its BS4 predecessor. It is mated with a six-speed gearbox. The Duke 200 BS6 is still one of the most powerful 200cc motorcycles one can buy in the Nepalese market.
The new 200 Duke brings the same split trellis frame borrowed from Duke 250 and Duke 390. However, with the new BS6 norm, ground clearance has dropped 20mm and is 155mm now due to the BS6 compliant exhaust. It gets premium 43mm upside-down forks from WP suspension and preload-adjustable monoshock. Brakes are from By-Bre company — 300mm front disc with radially mounted calipers and a 230mm rear disc.
The tires size is the same 110/70-17 front and 150/60-17 MRF REVZ units. While the BS4 200 Duke had single-channel ABS, KTM has equipped the new BS6 variant with dual-channel ABS.
KTM has given the 200 Duke slightly different treatments to set it apart from Duke 250. Both motorcycles get different liveries. The major differentiation between 200 and 250 is the exhaust position as 250 gets a side-slung exhaust while the new 200 Duke continues to use an underbelly exhaust setup. It is available in two new colors: Electronic Orange and Ceramic White.
The 2020 edition of KTM Duke 200 competes with the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and TVS Apache RTR 200, whereas Yamaha FZ 25 and Suzuki Gixxer 250 also stand as a competitor as well despite being a bigger cc engine.
KTM Duke 200 (2020) Specs
|25 PS @ 10,000 rpm