KTM has finally launched its updated entry-level naked streetfighter, the 200 Duke, in the Philippine market. Positioned towards first-time riders seeking to begin their two-wheeled journey on a premium, high-performance machine, the 200 Duke offers quite a myriad of updates as opposed to its outgoing counterpart. For starters, the updated 200 Duke does away with the dated styling of the previous model, in favor of sharper, more angular bodywork similar to that of the highly popular 390 Duke.
Bearing the same dimensions as its bigger sibling, the 200 Duke presents itself as the perfect motorcycle to familiarize oneself with the handling characteristics of a big bike. Equipped with the same 199.5 cc fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine, the 200 Duke churns out a healthy 26 hp, making it one of the best-performing entry-level naked bikes in the market today. Another notable update to the new Duke is the addition of dual-channel ABS on the already more-than-capable Bybre brakes. It even features a supermoto mode similar to that of the 390 Duke, which enables the rider to switch off the rear ABS. Suspension components from the previous model are retained, with 43 mm WP inverted forks up front and a preload-adjustable WP mono-shock outback.
Ever since entering the local market several years ago, the KTM 200 Duke has become one of the brand’s best selling motorcycle in the Philippines. With its affordable price point and premium components, the 200 Duke was and continues to be an irresistible package—both for those looking to start out on two wheels, and those looking for a lightweight, easy to ride commuter capable of delivering fun and excitement on a daily basis. Available in 2 colors: Orange and White, expect the KTM 200 Duke to be available in dealerships with a sticker price of just P159,000.