KTM India has updated its entire product line-up to meet the upcoming BS-VI emission norms. This includes the entire KTM Duke and RC range. Although most of them get new colours and body graphics or an additional feature, it is the 2020 KTM 200 Duke which has received a major makeover in terms of design and features. This transition has resulted in a price hike of between INR 3,300 and INR 10,000.
For 2020, the 200 KTM Duke is an all-new motorcycle. The motorcycle which was introduced in the Indian market in July 2020 finally gets the much-needed update. Drawing inspiration from the 1290 Super Duke R, the 2020 KTM 200 Duke now gets a reworked tank and new angular headlamps like the 250 Duke. And while it retains the same 199.5cc single-cylinder engine that makes 25 HP of power and 19.3 Nm of torque, the bike now sits inside a revised trellis frame that uses a bolt-on subframe. Also, the fuel capacity has been increased to 13.5 litres from the current 10.2 litres. The bike also gets a wet multi-disc clutch for precise shifts and a dual-channel ABS unit.
The 2020 KTM 390 Duke will be offered in two new colour options, Silver Metallic and Ceramic White. The 2020 KTM 390 Duke will also get a bi-directional quick shifter, a feature which is already offered on the KTM 390 Adventure. This feature enables the rider to upshift or downshift without using the clutch, ensuring minimal power loss. Other features like ride-by-wire, slipper clutch, dual-channel ABS with Supermoto, TFT display, and LED headlamps have been retained. The 2020 KTM 390 Duke continues is powered by the same 373.3 cc, single-cylinder, four-valve, liquid-cooled FI BS6 engine that belts out 43 bhp at 9000 rpm and 36 Nm of peak torque at 7000 rpm.
The 2020 KTM 250 Duke will now be offered in Silver Metallic & Dark Galvano colour options. Although the quarter-litre motorcycle misses out on ride-by-wire tech and LED headlamps, it gets a dual-channel ABS. The bike also gets open-cartridge upside-down WP forks, slipper clutch, and pre-load adjustable mono shocks. Powering the motorcycle is the same 248.8 cc unit which produces an unchanged 30 PS of power and 24 Nm of torque.
Similarly, the updated RC range now gets new graphics schemes and KTM has also equipped the RC200 with a dual-channel ABS unit. The RC200’s 199.5cc single-cylinder engine produces 25 HP of power 19.2 Nm of torque. The RC200 retains the projector headlamps and the LCD instrument panel. Meanwhile, the RC390’s 373.3cc single-cylinder unit makes 43.5 Hp of power and 36 Nm of torque. Key features on the RC390 include projector headlamps, slipper clutch and ride by wire tech. However, it misses out on the bi-directional quick shifter which is present in its naked sibling.
For 2020, the KTM 125 Duke and RC125 get changes to the exhaust system to meet the emission norms. Both the motorcycles get a new belly pan like the 200 Duke and 250 Duke. While the 125 Duke retains the same colours and decals, the RC 125 gets a new gloss-white colour scheme and new graphics. Similarly, both the motorcycles continue to make the same 14.5 HP of power and 12 Nm of torque.