2012 KTM 200 Duke
DUKE 200: SMALL CAPACITY, BIG
FUN - A NEW DUKE RISES
2011 has been a special and extremely successful
year for KTM – especially thanks to the launch
of the 125 Duke. At 9,000 units sold, the new bike
took off like a rocket into its highly competitive
With little diversity of small capacity bikes over
the 125cc sector available that deliver big kicks,
the next logical step for KTM is to expand the Duke
range even further with a 200cc version for 2012.
The 125 Duke was revered for its style and specification
when it was launched and so the 200 Duke is physically
identical to its ‘little’ brother, but
packs more power between the chassis that was over-engineered
to handle a progression in displacement – all
at a highly attractive price point.
The main difference is a larger displacement; expanded
to 199.5 cc by a new cylinder with a 72 mm bore and
49 mm stroke. Rather than just having a bigger piston,
a newly developed cylinder head, valves as well as
new intake and exhaust systems were specially designed
by KTM for the 200.
The new 200 Duke delivers 27 hp with a beautifully
rounded power curve, highlighting once more the sporting
DNA of this state-of-the-art single cylinder design.
While the 125 Duke offers excellent performance for
its class, the 200 Duke has the punch of a real motorbike,
not the least due to its very low weight of only 127
The powerful new engine is backed by a strong-yet-light
trellis frame finished with outstanding suspension
and braking components, allowing riders to exploit
the power of the engine and what makes the 200 Duke
essentially KTM – simply one of the best lightweight
sport bikes for any day of the week.