KTM Duke 200 Review


The KTM Duke 200 is the cheapest KTM you can buy and thankfully it hasn’t strayed from the manufacturer’s standard design formula! The end result is the Duke 200 being one of the best looking under 250cc motorcycle you can buy. It’s coming to Australia soon.. The Duke is also priced under $6000 which makes it right in the middle of the learner motorcycle class.

The 200 Duke is essentially a supermoto but without the off-road equivalent, like the Kawasaki  KLX250SF but a purpose designed sportsbike that vaguely looks like a trail or endro bike or something like that… There is nothing else really like on the market expect for it’s bigger brother the 690 Duke or the even smaller 125cc version. Unfortunately they are not available worldwide.

The Duke 200 has plenty of features as standard with tons of quality parts such as the hard core swing arm, endro inspire instrument gauges. However if you’re not happy there’s a catalogue of official KTM accessories like decals and performance enhancements to choose from.

Since the DUKE 200 is one of the lightest motorcycles currently available despite the 200cc single cylinder engine with EFI goes as well as heavier and older 250cc motorcycles from other manufacturers and certainly beats most with street cred! Afterall KTM’s enduro bikes have won DAKAR for years now. In terms of performance equivalent of a 250cc.

Since it has only been released in 2012 so I haven’t had the chance to ride one but from what I’ve seen it looks and goes great. The Duke 200 price for features and performance, street cred and good looks you really can’t go wrong. This one screams buy me!

KTM DUKE 200 Key Specifications
Engine:   IL1 cylinder 4-stroke 4 valve DOHC (EFI)
Capacity:  200cc
Power/Torque:  19Kw 23Nm 
Gearbox:   6 speed
Kerb Weight:  135Kg Approx
Performance:  0-100kph 6 seconds Approx
Max Speed 140Kph Approx 
Fuel Economy:   10.5 litre fuel tank
Approx 4 litres per 100km
Seat height:  810mm
Dimensions:  L2030 x W720 x H1127 x W1369
 Recommended Retail Price:  $5,995 (2014)
$5,495 (2012)