Old KTM Duke 200 vs New BS6 KTM Duke 200 – All Changes Explained!

With the BS6 update, KTM has introduced a whole bunch of updates on the Duke 200 which includes refreshed styling, a new frame and some other mechanical changes too. Find out in detail here.

The KTM Duke 200 was the motorcycle which started it all for KTM in India way back in 2012. It has been KTM’s one of best-selling models since then in India. The Duke 200 received a mild update in 2017 when it was updated to be BS4 with some new color schemes and graphics. Other than that, it has remained mostly unchanged across its life cycle. Until now. With the BS6 update, KTM has introduced a whole lot of changes on the Duke 200 and it ready to race more than ever.

Old KTM Duke 200 vs New BS6 KTM Duke 200
Old KTM Duke 200 vs New BS6 KTM Duke 200

The 2020 KTM Duke 200 gets a thorough cosmetic makeover and now its looks a lot more in line with its bigger siblings, the Duke 250 and the Duke 390. The motorcycle has also grown in dimensions and has also become heavier. However, KTM has still managed to keep the performance intact. Here’s a look at what all has changed on the new KTM 200 Duke, compared to the outgoing model.

Design and Dimensions

The new KTM Duke 200 gets a completely new styling that has been inspired by the manic KTM 1290 Super Duke R. The design is a lot more in line with the Duke 250 and Duke 390. In fact, the new Duke 200 now actually shares its frame with the Duke 250. It also gets a larger 13.5-litre fuel tank, a sharper headlight design with LED DRL that looks very similar to that of the Duke 250, and an all-new lightweight split trellis frame. 

The Duke 200 however still continues with its underbelly exhaust but with a bigger catalytic converter than the outgoing model. Its bigger siblings on the other hand get side-mounted exhausts. The new motorcycle is also larger in dimensions in every regard. Its wider, longer and taller, and what has also increased is the seat height, which has gone up by 5 mm to 823 mm on the new model.

The BS6 KTM Duke 200 gets a completely new design makeover
The BS6 KTM Duke 200 gets a completely new design makeover

What has instead gone down is the ground clearance. It has been reduced by 20mm and now stands at 155mm. The kerb weight of the motorcycle has also gone up by 11kgs and now stands at 159 kg on the new model. It is also available in two new colours, Electronic Orange and Ceramic White.

Engine and Performance 

Even with the BS6 update, the engine has not lost any bit of its performance. The state of tune of the engine has not been altered either. To comply with the BS6 emission norms, KTM has used a bigger cat con to keep emissions at bay and that’s about it. The 199.5 cc single-cylinder, four-valve, DOHC, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine still puts out maximum power of 24.7 bhp at 10,000 rpm, and peak torque of 19.3 Nm at 8,000 rpm.

It gets a larger fuel tank but increased seat height and lesser ground clearance though.
It gets a larger fuel tank but increased seat height and lesser ground clearance though.

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Features and other changes

The 2020 Duke 200 now also gets 2mm longer front suspension travel, the final figure now standing at 142mm. Also, the drive chain now is an X-Ring type, compared to the O-Ring type chain on the outgoing model. The braking hardware remains unchanged though. The motorcycle uses a 300 mm disc gripped by a four-piston radial fixed caliper on the front wheel, and a 230 mm disc gripped by a single-piston floating caliper on the rear wheel.

However, the 2020 Duke 200 now gets standard dual-channel ABS from Bosch on the new model, compared to the single-channel ABS on the outgoing model. Other features remain unchanged and the motorcycle also continues with the same instrument cluster as before. We would have definitely liked to see an update on that front.

The BS6 KTM Duke 200 is also about Rs 10,000 more expensive than the outgoing model.
The BS6 KTM Duke 200 is also about Rs 10,000 more expensive than the outgoing model.

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Pricing

With all these updates, the BS6 KTM Duke 200 has however got quite a bit more expensive than the outgoing model. While the 2019 model was priced at Rs 1,62,253, the 2020 KTM 200 Duke is now priced at Rs 1,72,749. That’s a hike in price of Rs 10,496 over the old model.

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