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KTM 200 Duke Launched – Price Rs 1.17 lakh (Ex-Showroom Delhi)

Yes, It’s been launched at a killer introductory price of Rs 1,17,500 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) price tag and that clearly undercuts its immediate competition, the Honda CBR 250R and Yamaha R15 2.0

KTM 200 Duke Launched - Price Rs 1.17 lakh (Ex-Showroom Delhi)

Standing tall at 165 mm, the KTM 200 Duke gets its thrust from a 199.50 cc DOHC 4V engine that produces 25PS of power @ 10,000 rpm and churns out 19Nm of torque @ 8,000 rpm.  Although KTM’s decision to limit the red line on the 200 Duke at 135 km/h may disappoint some, the linear manner in which this power will be delivered all through the rev band will define its ultimate purpose for riders both in the city and on long distance runs.

The KTM engine is all-new, featuring light aluminium construction, double overhead camshafts with finger followers, four valves, fuel injection and liquid cooling. The engine is heavily oversquare, allowing a big, short light piston to work a short stroke to provide quick-revving power. A light forged crankshaft, similarly promotes the quick revving power delivery, sort of how dirtbike engines are designed today – brand perfect since KTM is traditionally known for dirt bikes.

Yes, KTM are already working out a range of aftermarket bits for the bike and its rider. KTM are recognized as having one of the widest and cleverest aftermarket catalogue in the business ranging from performance and race parts to cheeky things like their famous toaster, accelerate and brake slippers and yes, a full line of leashes, sweaters and what have you for your pets.

Launched at an introductory price of Rs 1.17 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) the KTM 200 Duke will be available across KTM dealerships in India. Orange will be the colour to look out for as Bajaj Pro-Biking outlets have now been replaced with their KTM brand, and will be your one stop shop for bookings, test rides and purchase information about the Duke 200

KTM Duke 200 – Launching on 3rd January 2012

News of the KTM-Bajaj alliance churning out an India-only 200cc model has been doing the rounds of the internet ever since the first KTM 125 was shown last year at the EICMA fair

KTM Duke 200 - Launching on 3rd January 2012

The KTM Duke 200 that is widely speculated will be launched on 3rd of  January 2012 across Bajaj Probiking showrooms in India. The KTM Duke 200 will be priced at INR 1.25-1.31 Lakhs which is in my humble opinion is a steal!

India’s first Duke comes powered by a 200cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, four valves, liquid-cooled and fuel injected engine. Bore and Stroke measurements are an ultra short stroke 72mm x 49mm, so expect the 200 to display a big affinity for high revs. Its bantamweight kerb weight of 137kg will make the 200 Duke considerably lighter than every Indian rival in its class, and 25bhp of peak power makes for a solid power-to-weight ratio of 182.4bhp per tonne. Expect a close ratio, six-speed, one-down, five-up shifting transmission.

The 200 Duke will carry the bulk of its weight low, including an under-slung exhaust system that sits just below the swing arm pivot section, to keep centre of gravity down for optimal handling. It also comes with 150mm travel suspension front and rear, with tough 43mm upside down forks in front and a mono-shock rear system, complemented by an ultra lightweight, inverted die-cast alloy swing arm.

Sporty, low profile tyres will wrap around 17 inch rims front and rear, a 110 section in front and substantial 150 section rear unit. Brakes are a 300mm disc in front gripped by four-piston, radial mounted calipers and a 230mm disc at the rear.

KTM’s top boss Stefan Pierer has confirmed that the India-centric KTM 200 will make its debut at the 2012 Auto Expo and there will be a bigger capacity 350cc model that will be launched the year after. Pierer also confirmed that the Mattighofen-based firm will introduce a 200cc variant of the KTM 125 in the Indian market during the 11th Auto Expo, which will be held in Delhi from January 7, 2012 to January 11, 2012.

He also made an announcement that a bigger 350cc variant, again an India-specific model, is also in the pipeline and it is expected to hit the market by 2013. Designed and manufactured by Bajaj Auto in Chakan near Pune, the KTM 125 model is built around a versatile platform that allows incorporating bigger capacity engines in the framework without significantly hiking the manufacturing costs yet consorting with the respective markets.

The Pro-biking showrooms will all be remodeled to sport KTM Logos. Also, there will be no Bajaj logos on the KTM Duke 200 and it will be sold as a separate entity.

More News Coming ………….. Stay Tuned

New 2012 KTM 690 Duke – With ABS

After teasing us with some photos and video of its new Duke, KTM finally unveiled the 2012 KTM 690 Duke at EICMA.

New 2012 KTM 690 Duke

With 90% of the bike being completely brand new, KTM says the new 690 Duke brings the Austrian company back to its street-naked roots, with an off-road influence of course.

For 2012, KTM have completely revamped the 690 Duke, a motorcycle that still defies conventional categorisation. The 690 Duke will be whatever you want it to be – a midsize supersports machine, a streetfighter, supermoto or whatever else you fancy.

Fitted with KTM’s high-tech LC4 single-cylinder engine, which has been extensively revised for the 2012 bike, the 690 Duke packs 70 horsepower and has 10,000km service intervals which is admirable. It’s nimble, agile, stylish, adequately fast and is perfectly suited to being ridden hard around twisty mountain roads.

KTM is continuing its use of a Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame; while overall, the Austrian company has built the 690 Duke to be more durable on the road and more affordable to own (both in price and maintenance) for consumers. Additionally, the 2012 KTM 690 Duke also comes with a larger fuel tank (3.7 gallons), as well as improved fuel economy.

Checkout the new video of KTM 690 DUKE;

With ride-by-wire technology, anti-lock brakes (ABS), light and stiff trellis frame made of chrome-molybdenum and steel, high-spec WP suspension components and Brembo brakes with radial-mount calliper at front, the 2012 KTM 690 Duke really is a do-it-all sportsbike that’s fun to ride and affordable as well. We like it!

2011 KTM 1190 RC8R Overview

A winner on the start line. Fastest through the bends. The king of all the tracks. You and your 2011 KTM 1190 RC8 R. Always focused on the coming trip. The line? Burnt into your memory. Bend by bend. Straight by straight. Nothing to distract you. Here we go! Each and every day.

2011 KTM 1190 RC8R

The 2011 1190 RC8 R packs 172 horsepower, thanks in part to its dual-spark ignition system that simultaneously increases power and fuel economy (up to 12 percent compared to the old design), and KTM says that the company’s engineers threw in a heavier crank and flywheel to provide smoother acceleration. A minty-fresh ECU, new 52-mm throttle body and idle speed control cam are all part of the mix, too.

Suspension wise, the 2011 1190 RC8 R wears a larger air chamber in the front forks and the rear spring rate has been adjusted for a more comfortable ride. There’s even a new set of shifter controls to completely seal the deal. How’s that for more bang for your buck?

KTM is also offering a full-race version called the 1190 RC8 R Race Spec that foregoes a headlight, tail light and turn signals in favor of hardcore hardware like a full-titanium exhaust and a dizzying 180 horsepower from the same V-Twin. Expect to shell out $19,999 for the pleasure of twisting the throttle on that titan.

2011 KTM 1190 RC8R – Specifications

Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement 1195 cc
Bore x stroke 105 x 69 mm (4.13 x 2.72″)
Performance (homologated) 129 kW @ 10250 rpm
Max. torque 127 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Compression ratio 13.5:1
Starter/Battery Electric Starter/12 V 11.2 Ah
Transmission 6 gears, dog clutch engagement
Fuel Mixture Generation Keihin EFI (throttle body 52 mm (2.05″))
Control 4 V/DOHC
Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
Engine lubrication Motorex, SAE 10W-50
Primary drive 40:76
Final drive 17:37
Cooling Liquid cooled
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
Motor Management Keihin EMS
Frame Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated
Subframe Aluminium
Handlebar Aluminium stump handlebar
Front suspension WP-USD Ø 43 mm
Rear suspension WP-Monoshock
Suspension travel front/rear 120/120 mm (4.7 / 4.7″)
Front brake 2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc 320 mm (12.6″)
Rear brake Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc 220 mm (8.66″)
Rims, front/rear Cast aluminium wheels 3.50 x 17”; 6.00 x 17”
Tires, front/rear 120/70 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17
Chain X-ring 5/8 x 5/16″
Main silencer Stainless steel underfloor silencer with regulated catalytic converter
Steering head angle 66.7°
Trail 97 mm (3.82″)
Wheel base 1425 mm (56.10″)
Ground clearance (unloaded) 110 mm (4.33″)
Seat height 805/825 mm (31.69/32.48″)
Tank capacity approx. 16.5 liters/3.5 liters reserve (4.36/0.92 gal)
Weight (no fuel) approx. 184 kg (without fuel)