The little baby Duke might not seem like the first choice for motorcycle models coming to the United States, that is until you look at the price tag that will come on this 200cc thumper: $3,999 MSRP.
This makes the 2020 KTM 200 Duke the only full-sized motorcycle from a major OEM that is under $4,000 new, which could be a game changer for the Austrian brand as it tries to capture younger riders.
Highlights of the KTM 200 Duke include a 25hp, 199cc, four-stroke engine, which is mated to a close-ratio six-speed gearbox. KTM includes ABS on the model, with the ability to disable ABS on the rear wheel for “supermoto” mode.
With a seat height that’s an inch lower than the 390 (31.6″), and a dry weight of 309 lbs (140 kg), the KTM 200 Duke should be a motorcycle that new riders can find approachable and easy to learn on.
The 3.5 gallon fuel tank should also ensure long-distance traveling capabilities as well. The orange brand has no shortage of aftermarket parts of the bike as well, making it easily adaptable to any riding need.
As we mentioned earlier though, the real highlight of this motorcycle is its price: $3,999 MSRP. KTM North America has hit the pricing on the head with the KTM 200 Duke, and could easily entice some buyers from other brands over to the orange side – not to mention some riders who were previously looking at a used motorcycle.
Source: KTM North America