Following the unveiling of the new 390 Duke and 125 Duke at EICMA show in Milan on November 8, Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has released images and details of the 200 Duke and 250 Duke on its website.
The main difference that the new 200 Duke and 250 Duke have with the new 125 Duke and the 390 Duke is that the former two models are not updated with split headlamps. Instead, both get the restyled bottom-protruding headlight design with LED inserts. The rest of the motorcycle has been given a more beastly appeal in line with the new 390 Duke. Visually, the new 200 Duke and 250 Duke are a step up from the dated design, and have more contemporary looks inspired from the bigger sibling, the 1290 Super Duke.
The fuel tank in the 200 Duke has been reworked and tank extensions are longer than before. The key slot has been moved from the instrument cluster to the front of fuel tank. At the rear, the pillion grab rail has been moved to the front. It is now integrated and is just behind the rider's seat. The new 200 Duke also features a full-size exhaust, ditching the underbelly exhaust. The motorcycle also comes with a new colour scheme highlighted with KTM's signature orange colour.
The new 390 Duke made its debut with ride-by-wire throttle, full TFT dashboard, an optional MY RIDE multimedia interface, and ABS as standard. Among these, pictures indicate that the TFT dashboard will be given a miss in the 200 Duke and 250 Duke.
The 200 Duke will be powered by a 199.5cc single-cylinder engine that is expected to develop 24.6bhp more than the current version. Bajaj Auto's Pune plant will manufacture the new 125 Duke, 200 Duke , 250 Duke and the 390 Duke for the entire market. Apart from the new 125 Duke, the other three models are expected to enter the Indian market early next year.