The smallest road bike currently available for sale by KTM is the 2023 200 Duke – a pint-sized iteration of its legendary Duke naked bike line. Sitting at just over half the size of the next smallest Duke, the 200 is an entry-level toy with all of the performance and refinement the European manufacturer is known for.
While 200cc ( actually 199.5) may not seem like a beast, KTM seems to have pulled the most out of the single-cylinder powerplant. Producing about 25hp and 13lb-ft of torque, this naked bike shouldn’t have much issue getting around as an entry-level cycle, though we would probably recommend a larger model if you’re chasing down lap records. The Duke sits at roughly 350 lbs (159 kg) fully loaded, making it a very maneuverable toy in an urban setting or for a bit of fun in the twisties.
As the base model, the 200 Duke obviously sacrifices some features for its small price tag, but the bike still stands up to the competition. ABS is standard, along with KTM’s “supermoto mode” which allows the rear tire to be slid through corners while the front wheel is kept in check by ABS. Suspension is provided by an upside-down 43mm forks up front and a monoshock in the rear. Key riding information is provided by an LCD dashboard – basic, but it gets the job done.
The 200 Duke’s aesthetics are reminiscent of the larger Duke models in the 2023 KTM lineup, with a large front headlight and sleek lines throughout. Two colours are available: Classic KTM orange with black accents or sIlver with orange accents.
The 2023 KTM 200 Duke starts at $4,199 USD / $4,999 CAD.
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Powered by a powerful single-cylinder engine, the KTM 200 DUKE not only delivers intoxicating acceleration but also everyday rideability. Boasting 19 kW (26 hp), it’s the most powerful 4-stroke option in its class. Thanks to an updated airbox and exhaust, it meets the highest emission and noise standards, while providing maximum performance.
Just like the 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the four valves in the cylinder head of the KTM 200 DUKE are actuated by two overhead camshafts and ultra-hard, carbon coated cam followers. The result is an ultra-reliable, long-lasting engine that produces next-level power.
The intricate engine design, state-of-the-art injection electronics and close-ratio, 6-speed transmission not only help the KTM 200 DUKE to achieve white-knuckle performance, but also extremely low fuel consumption. At the same time, thanks to the regulated catalytic converter, it produces minimal emissions, even when riding at full throttle.
The KTM 200 DUKE’s lightweight and precision-crafted exhaust system comprises of a side exhaust, link pipe and silencer. The three-chamber silencer has been positioned close to the bike’s overall center of gravity, improving balance and handling, whilst also delivering smooth, instant and beast-like power. Oh, and it looks angry as hell too.
The KTM 200 DUKE comes with ultra-lightweight, high-performance upside-down WP forks as standard. Using the latest technology, these forks not only perform flawlessly when pushed to the limit, but also allow riders to cruise comfortably on longer stretches of tarmac.
17-inch cast alloy racing wheels help you put the power down with confidence. Utilizing a 110 mm wide tire at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear, this pro-spec wheel and tire combination will keep your KTM 200 DUKE glued to the road.
A high-tech BYBRE braking system works in perfect harmony with the advanced ABS, providing riders with firm, controlled stopping power when they need it most. Thanks to a 300 mm brake disc on the front, paired with a 230 mm disc on the rear, the KTM 200 DUKE stops as quickly as it takes off.
The two-part seat offers first class sport riding ergonomics with maximum support for both rider and pillion.
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