KTM India has updated all its motorcycles to meet the BS6 norms well within the deadline. All for except the KTM 790 Duke. This motorcycle will shift to BS6 post April 2020. In fact, KTM has used this opportunity to ensure that the 200 Duke is completely revamped. The price hike too has been nominal and something which the KTM buyers might not even notice – Rs 3,000-6,000. However, only the KTM 200 Duke BS6 price in India has gone up by Rs 10,000. It is now priced at Rs 1.72 lakh, ex-showroom. Bookings have started while KTM dealerships say that they will deliver the vehicles by mid-February.
Awesome! You said something about the KTM 200 Duke BS6 being all-new?
Yes, the design of the motorcycle has changed and it looks very much in sync with the 390 as well as the 250 Duke models. LED DRLs, improved instrument cluster, new tank and split trellis frame are the significant or visible bits. The fuel tank capacity has gone up to 13.5 litres now from the previous 10.2 litres. What’s more, there is dual channel ABS along with two new colours – Ceramic White and Electronic Orange. The power and torque of the KTM 200 Duke BS6 engine remains the same – 25PS and 19.3Nm. A 6-speed transmission stays.
As for the 390 Duke, it gets a bi-directional quickshifter, switchable ABS along with the slipper clutch. Silver metallic and Ceramic white are the new colours. Rs 2.52 lakh is the ex-showroom price of the KTM 390 Duke. For the KTM 250 Duke, one gets dual channel ABS with switchable mode and two new colours – Silver Metallic and Dark Galvano. The KTM 250 Duke BS6 price in India is Rs 2 lakh, ex-showroom. The KTM 125 Duke BS6 has also got an update and its price has now increased to Rs 1.38 lakh, ex-showroom. It will be available from end-February and at the same time, continues with single channel ABS.
The RC range of motorcycles have also benefited. There are new graphics as well as colours and common to them is dual channel ABS, except for the RC125.