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Subsequent-gen KTM 200 Duke noticed testing in India for the primary time | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The following-gen mannequin will get revised styling in addition to a serious replace to its underpinnings.

The following-gen mannequin of the KTM 200 Duke has been noticed testing for the primary time on our shores; and what seemingly identifies it because the 200 Duke and never its smaller 125cc sibling is the rear ABS ring, that means this bike may have dual-channel ABS. 

The adjustments to this next-gen mannequin appear to be trickling down from the larger 390 Duke, the next-gen mannequin of which we noticed testing a short time in the past.

Subsequent-gen KTM Duke 200: Styling, componentry borrowed from larger siblings

If there’s one factor KTM is understood for, it’s edgy and sharp design language and this new check mule continues that custom. The upcoming mannequin options sharper and longer tank extensions than on the present mannequin and the form of those bears greater than a passing resemblance to the Tremendous Duke 1290R bought overseas. The switchgear on this specific bike too is in contrast to any KTM mannequin on sale in India at the moment.

The following-gen KTM Duke 200’s offset rear monoshock may be very completely different compared to the conventionally positioned unit on the present one. The swingarm too will get a radical change not solely when it comes to design however within the form of it as effectively. Whereas the present unit is extra linear in its design, the one noticed on this check mule has a ‘gullwing’ design to it. 

One other main mechanical change is within the type of the entrance brake disc shifting to the opposite facet of the rim and the edges themselves being derived from the next-gen RC fashions. The subframe as effectively receives a whole redesign and sports activities far more angular cuts and creases.

Subsequent-gen KTM Duke 200: show

The show seen right here is also a bigger unit than the one on the present mannequin (which is mainly the identical for the reason that bike launched in 2012). Whereas it’s a a lot bigger unit and the design bears resemblance to the TFT items discovered on the 390 vary in addition to the LCD unit discovered on the 250 Journey, it’s unclear from this spy shot which show this upcoming mannequin will get. Contemplating the truth that KTMs have develop into fairly an expensive proposition nowadays, the extra primary LCD sprint could be on supply right here to maintain prices low. 

Not an entire lot could be seen on the engine entrance, however the design of the engine mount is kind of completely different to the present technology. The rear tail mild and LED indicators throughout are the one gadgets which appear to have been carried over from the present mannequin. 

Would you decide the KTM 200 Duke over its rivals in its present guise or look forward to the replace? Tell us within the feedback part under.

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