We understand if you don’t believe it when we tell you that this KTM Duke 390 is a Bajaj Pulsar NS200 underneath. Aftermarket automobile modification players are so impressive that they are able to make any bike look like any other bike. Bajaj Pulsar and KTM Duke share the same manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune in Maharashtra. KTM bikes are made in this factory of Bajaj to be supplied worldwide. KTM bikes are common among enthusiasts who are looking for a performance product with extreme styling. On the other hand, the Pulsar NS200 is the go-to product for a majority of the populace who just want an all-rounder at an affordable price. Here are the details of this unique case.
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KTM Duke 390 from Bajaj Pulsar NS200
This video comes from Motomahal on YouTube. The YouTuber captures the details of this unique modification. Somehow, the modification house is able to devise a complete bike from another bike. The overall appearance of the final product looks quite barebones, hardcore and sturdy. There are a lot of elements that are borrowed from the original Duke 390 like the turn indicators. Then there are some new components like the aftermarket exhaust with Akrapovic written on it, new LED DRLs with an LED headlamp, a frame making the exoskeleton, custom extensions on the fuel tank, modified tail section, handlebar guards, chain and sprocket and body sliders.
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All these changes ensure that we have a unique motorcycle on our hands. The main attraction of such a bike is that you get the engine of the Pulsar with the exterior of the KTM. That makes a lot of difference because the prices of these two bikes are worlds apart. At the time of making this video, the KTM Duke 390 had a retail price of Rs 2.4 lakh while the Pulsar NS200 was priced at just Rs 97,000, ex-showroom. That is why customizations like these are so popular.
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KTM Duke 390 comes with a 373-cc single-cylinder engine developing a healthy 43 hp and 37 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine comes with a 6-speed transmission. On the other hand, the Pulsar NS200 has a 199.5-cc water-cooled single-cylinder engine that generates a decent 23.2 hp and 18.3 Nm of peak power and torque. It also gets a 6-speed gearbox. The difference in the performance of the two bikes is visible from the stats. That is why some people find it okay to go to the aftermarket modification houses. They get the design and appearance of the KTM with the engine of the Pulsar.
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