Official: The 2011 Bajaj-KTM Duke 200 is on!


2011 Bajaj-KTM Duke 200

2011 Bajaj-KTM Duke 200

Days ago, our friends at OverDrive managed to lay their hands on spy shots of the Bajaj-KTM Dukes being tested somewhere around Pune. What wasn’t yet clear about the KTMs was the engine displacement as the export version of the KTM Duke features a 125cc, 15Bhp four stroke engine. While such a small engine in a premium motorcycle expected to cost over a Lakh was a sure fire sign of a bummer at the hustings, we weren’t yet sure of Bajaj giving the KTM Duke a 200cc engine, to bring it in line with the price at which it would be offered to Indian customers.¬†Well, all that now is history as Rajiv Bajaj, talking to BSMotoring, has clearly indicated that the KTM Duke will feature a 200cc engine that will be a class leader when it comes to engine technology.

In other words, expect liquid cooling, four valves and DOHC at the barest minimum producing above 20 Bhp. Along with all that jazz, the technology surrounding the 2011 KTM 200, which includes the suspension and the works, are also expected to be top of the line items, which will justify the steep price at which the KTM 200 will be positioned at. For starters, the 2011 KTM 200 will cost almost double that of the existing crop of Pulsars, which in other words means a figure between INR 1.2 to INR 1.5 Lakh. That is pretty steep for a 200cc motorcycle, but we guess that is the price you have to pay for a motorcycle that shows all signs of being truly a segment leader in performance and styling.

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  1. sunil

    February 9, 2011 at 11:36 am

    i always love to ride bajaj bikes. you are the god of bikes and u make this bike realy very good

  2. Welsh Motorcycle Forum

    February 23, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Now that’s one NICE ride

  3. Shreek

    March 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

    will it beat pulsar 220F ?

  4. Sid

    May 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    @Shreek: mate you need to understand CC is not a criteria to compare Indian bikes, especially to a international model(like that of KTM).

    e.g. Pulsar 150 Yamaha YZF-R15, both are 150cc but it’s dumb to compare these two

  5. Thomas. V. A. Memury, Kottaym, Kerala.

    July 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    We expect something bigger from the Duke stable from Bajaj; not a minion like a 125cc,15bhp bike. Bajaj should go in for the kill to take on Bullet 350 and Honda CBR 250R.

    Make a 350cc 30bhp, fuel efficient 35 to 40 kmpl naked commuter type street bike. Duke’s 800 mm saddle height should be brought down to 750 mm as most of the Indians are not taller as the Austrians or Europeans.

    Could we expect this 350cc Duke soon. There is a huge demand for such a bike in India now. I’m ready to buy one now if offered for sale!

    Thomas. V. A.

  6. roopdeep

    March 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    sexy bike

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