KTM India today launched the ABS (anti-lock braking system) version of its entry-level bike, the KTM 200 Duke. Priced at ₹ 1.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the KTM 200 Duke ABS comes with newly introduced anti-lock brakes sourced from Bosch. The non-ABS variant of the KTM 200 Duke will also continue to be available for now, priced at ₹ 1.51 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The 200 Duke ABS just comes months before the mandatory ABS law is set to come into place that dictates all two-wheelers above the 125 cc displacement to come with ABS as a standard offering. The new law will be applicable from April 1, 2019, onwards.
With the addition of ABS customers will now have choice of both ABS and non-ABS versions on the KTM 200 Duke.
Other features of the ktm will continue same as older one, as 199.5 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which is now BS-IV compliant. There is no change in power output and the motor continues to make 24.6 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 19.2 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm, while mated to a 6-speed gearbox.Braking duties are handled by a 300 mm disc brake up front and 230 mm disc at the rear sourced from Bybre. The bike also gets the same 17-inch alloy wheels which come shod in MRF tyres, 110 section for the front and 150 section tyre for the rear.