2015 KTM 200 DUKE
Packed with the latest technologies in the business and built with maximum attention to each detail, the KTM 200 Duke has all it needs to be considered one of the best models in its class.
The motorcycle has a dry weight of 129. 5 kg and at its heart sits an ultra-compact, water-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine which develops 19 kW (26 hp). The unit is combined with a compact three-chamber silencer, an ultralight tubular space frame and state-of-the-art injection electronics.
The ride quality is assured by a 43 mm upside-down fork from WP Suspension which is paired with rear WP Suspension Monoshock and a sporty swingarm.
We especially like the fuel tank’s design which helps you get a comfy riding position, but also features a pretty generous capacity rated at 11-litre, helping the bike deliver a riding range of up to 300 km.
Hit the jump for more information on the KTM 200 Duke.
2015 KTM 200 DUKE
Engine:Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled
Horsepower @ RPM:25
Energy:Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Top Speed:100 mph (Est.)
KTM 200 DUKE 2015: A Powerful Appearance
It rides even faster than it looks. The KTM 200 Duke is the only 200cc naked bike with real racing genes. High-tech components, such as the ultra-compact, water-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine developing 19 kW (26 hp), the compact three-chamber silencer, the ultralight tubular space frame, the state-of-the-art injection electronics, the 43 mm upside-down fork from WP Suspension and the elegant swingarm all combine to ensure maximum riding fun, powerful drive and dynamic cornering. The Duke is unbeatable with its sensational power-to-weight ratio coming from an ultra low dry weight of 129.5 kg.
2015 KTM 200 DUKE Features and Benefits:
Dynamic Cornering Fun:
Riding fast means you also need brakes to match. With a 4-pot radially mounted calliper biting on the generously proportioned 300mm diameter front disc, safe, precise and powerful braking is right there when you need it.
Wheels and Tyres
Equally lightweight and finely crafted as they are robust, the 200 Duke’s 17 inch cast light alloy wheels carry a 110 mm tyre at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. The tyres combine tremendous grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.
19 kW (26 hp) of power and a dry weight of only 129.5 kg guarantee fast-paced riding fun with the new 200 Duke. The first-class chassis, with lightweight tubular space frame in the proven KTM design, turns it into a real carver through the bends. Weight grouped close to the centre of gravity maximises manoeuvrability and precision.
The KTM 200 Duke’s lightweight, high-quality, pin-jointed swingarm is designed and produced according to the same principle as that on the690 Duke. The light alloy swingarm with directly-linked WP shock absorber excels with extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.
The 200 Duke’s high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension has the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the RC8 R – in other words: real racing equipment that guarantees highest levels of stability and precision.
Lively, Smooth-Running Four-Stroke:
The compact, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the machine’s overall centre of gravity. This aids centralisation of masses and further improves the easy handling of the KTM 200 Duke. Thanks to a regulated catalytic converter, the emissions are exemplary.
Just as on the RC8 R, the four valves in the KTM 200 Duke’s cylinder head are actuated by twin overhead camshafts and cam followers. This design is not only extremely reliable but, thanks to the ultra-hard, low friction carbon coating of the cam followers, power output is maximised too.
The state-of-the-art, liquid-cooled, DOHC single cylinder, with four valves and electronic fuel injection, delivers its 19 kW (26hp) peak power effortlessly. Thanks to its balancer shaft, the engine is characterised by the highest levels of smoothness, even at low revs.
Low Fuel Consumption:
The intricate engine design, state-of-the-art injection electronics and the close-ratio, six-speed transmission not only help the 200 Duke to achieve impressive performance, but also moderate fuel consumption. Thanks to the regulated catalytic converter, it produces only minimal emissions.
The shapely 11-litre fuel tank on the 200 Duke not only provides the rider with perfect knee contact, but also with a range of more than 300 kilometres, even when ridden hard, thanks to the economical engine.
Everything Under Control:
For all its sports appearance, the two-piece seat provides surprising long-distance comfort, perfect support and first-class ergonomics for both rider and pillion. At 810 mm the seat height is low enough for a secure standing position, but also tall enough for sports-oriented riding and delivering that genuine big-bike feel.
The 2015 200 Duke has everything that distinguishes a true KTM: from the high-quality chassis components to the multi-function cockpit, which even keeps you up to date with fuel consumption and remaining range. The extensive KTM PowerParts range gives you the option of adding your own individual style.
The 200 Duke is also a genuine motorcycle in terms of dimensions, providing plenty of space and freedom of movement. The compact riding position supports relaxed touring as well as committed cornering. Large contact surfaces ensure optimum control and perfect feedback.
|Engine||Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled|
|Performance||19 kW (25 hp)|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Transmission||6-speed, claw shifted|
|Primary gear ratio||22:72|
|Secondary gear ratio||14:42|
|Cooling system||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump|
|Clutch||Clutch in oil bath / mechanically operated|
|Ignition system||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment|
|Frame||Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated|
|Fork||WP Suspension Up Side Down|
|Shock absorber||WP Suspension Monoshock|
|Suspension travel Front||150 mm|
|Suspension travel Rear||150 mm|
|Brake system Front||Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper|
|Brake system Rear||Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs|
|Brake discs - diameter front||300 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter rear||230 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring|
|Steering head angle||65°|
|Wheel base||1,367±15 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||170 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||800 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity approx.||11 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)|
|Weight without fuel approx.||129.5 kg|