A New Breed of KTMs Hits the Streets

KTM Nepal recently launched an entirely new BS6 2020 range of KTM Duke and RC bikes with most of the new launches getting new colours and body graphics or additional features to their predecessors. Three of five new BS6 offerings; RC 390, 200 Duke and 390 Duke have received a minimal increment between Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000, whereas the prices of RC 200 and 250 Duke remain the same.

200 Duke
Price: Rs. 5, 39,900

The 2020 KTM 200 Duke looks completely different to its predecessors and has been given a complete upgrade. Highly inspired by the super dynamic 1290 Duke R, the bike finally has a reworked tank and new angular headlamps like the 250 Duke. The bike now comes with dual-channel ABS as standard along with a redesigned with LED DRLs as well. Along with these features the new range has ultra-compact liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve engine, modern injection electronics and WP suspension. The fuel capacity has been increased from 10.2 liters to 13.5 liters resulting in a 30% additional range. And while the 2020 KTM 200 Duke retains its 199.5 cc single-cylinder that puts out 25 PS of maximum power and 19.3 Nm max torque. The bike is available in two new paint schemes – Electronic Orange and Ceramic White.

250 Duke
Price: Rs. 6, 39,900

Although the 2020 KTM 250 Duke is powered by the same 248.8 cc unit which produces an unchanged 30 PS of power and 24 Nm of torque, the bike misses out on ride-by-wire tech and LED headlamps. But, if you look at the bright side, it gets a dual-channel ABS, open-cartridge upside-down WP forks, slipper clutch and pre-load adjustable mono shocks, and is available in Silver Metallic and Dark Galvano colours.

390 Duke
Price: Rs.8, 49,900

The 2020 KTM 390 Duke is powered by the same 373.3 cc single-cylinder four-valve liquid-cooled FI BS6 engine that belts out 43.5 PS and 37 Nm torque. But the bike gets a bi-directional quick shifter, a feature offered on the KTM 390 Adventure, which 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 also been retained. The bike comes in two new colour options: Silver Metallic and Ceramic White.

RC200 and RC390
Prices: Rs 6, 14,900 (RC200), Rs 8, 24,900 (RC390)

The updated RC range has new graphic schemes and the company has also equipped the RC200 with a dual-channel ABS unit. The RC200 comes in 199.5cc single-cylinder engine which produces 25 PS of power 19.2 Nm of torque. The bike retains the projector headlamps and the LCD instrument panel.  Meanwhile, the RC390’s 373.3cc single-cylinder unit makes 43.5 PS of power and 36 Nm of torque and the key features on the bike includes projector headlamps, slipper clutch, and ride by wire tech whereas the bike misses out on the bi-directional quick shifter present in its naked sibling.

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Dibesh Dangol

Dibesh Dangol is a business reporter for Business 360 covering markets. Before joining Business 360 in 2018, he worked at ECS Media covering events, entertainment, auto and gadgets for four and a half years. Dangol is also involved with Alpha Riding Gears and Made by Aama (MBA).

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