KTM Duke User Reviews
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Lots of problems from day one, two and a half years later most not resolved, very poor from KTM all-round very disappointed with the bike its been horrendous owning it.
Best Features: Headlights
Pros: Was Ok to Start With
Cons: Poor quality after a year, its very poor
Currently i bought a Duke 200 BS6 2 weeks ago and its a good decision to buy. I am driving between 55 and 65 and getting a mileage of 40.1 km/l currently which is a good one in this segment. The headlight visibility is good. Initial acceleration is also good. I recommend for Duke 200 and above version to use premium petrol as the compression rate is 11.3. Overall experience, I am totally satisfied with the bike. As on the cons side the ground clearance is really now especially when you are carrying an pillion rider, there is an high chance of hitting the lower part in the bumper.
Best Features: Dual Channel ABS, DRL
Pros: Looks, Acceleration and Mileage
Cons: Ground Clearance
This review is based on personal experience. KTM Duke 200 is One of the worst bikes when it comes to maintenance. I feel I have spent the same amount on petrol and maintenance. For 15,000km Petrol = 36,000 (bike mileage 30km/LTR) Petrol price - 75 (AVG) Maintenance Service = 3 times x 3500 = 10500 (min) Fork oil seal replacement= 2500 Starter motor stator coil replacement =3500 Chain sprocket replacement= 3500 Oil seal replacement = 1500 Start on button replacement = 1200 Fuel sensor replacement= 1000 Clutch wire replacement = 200 Chain lubrication For every 500kms = 100 I.e for 15,000kms = 3000 Seat cover (because seat started cracking) = 800 Both tires = 7000 Total = 34,700 I can even show bill for all the things I have mentioned above. Bike is not designed for Indian roads. It's just an overpriced low quality bike.
Best Features: Nothing to tell
Cons: Bike it self
KTM has built a good bike, but it's too aggressive look and can't hold more interest for long time. Good bike for superbike beginners
Best Features: TFT display, led headlamp, orange color, look, sound,
Pros: Value for money, power, pickup, design, metzler tyres
Cons: Seat height, not comfortable, low fuel tank, poor customer service (not all the places).
Had waited long, but ultimately had launched in India !! By going what's in the paper, it seems like it won't fall short in performance and will be a good investment!! Also not to mention, the waiting period for the Duke 390 is too bit longer as that of Duke 250 & 200,which will be available from 8th of March.
Best Features: TFT info screen, Slipper Clutch, Ride By Wire, LED Headlamps, Adjustable suspension arms !!
Pros: Overhauling design from the previous generation Duke 390. Looks will remain appealing for the coming 4 to 5 years.
Cons: The waiting period of the Duke 390 is more then 1 month after booking too. Price increases in different states, so have to go deep into pockets!!
Bike is good looking, great handling bike, because of its light weight easy to manure in traffic. - Performance: Good 25 bhp power output. Normally power output is more at high rpm's, when you reach high rpm's at lowers gears. Due to low gear ratio, bike tend to take little time to get max speed at 6th gear. but for a 200cc bike, power output is considerably great. - Handling: Great handling. MRF tires have good grip. Good for corners and normal speeds. - Braking: Brakes are good. ABS option could have been better. Tires tend to lock at high speed braking. MRF's work good while slow speed breaking. Brake calipers make sounds when dust accumulates. A good water spray on brakes can eliminate the sound sometimes.. - Comfort: Optimum as seat is more hard. But you will get adjusted to it over time. Pillion riders will not be happy with the rear seat. Ride quality is stiffer. Good for city and highway rides. Suspension: Rear mono-shock can be adjusted slightly. Front WP suspension works good. - Fuel capacity- Well tank is small compared to other bikes. only 11 lts capacity. With efficiency of 30-35kmpl. Good optimum efficiency. - Seat height: Good for people taller than 5.6ft. But I have seen people shorter also riding comfortably. - Bike is good overall. With optimum fuel efficiency. Just be noted at the time of hard breaking, due to lack of ABS, light weight and tires lock, controlling the bike might be a night mare sometimes. - Suspension should have been more efficient, not good for people who weigh more and ride as a pillion rider. Cooling system could have been more efficient, but over heating can be avoided by changing the gears at correct rpm's. Not revving the bike too high. - Also more appreciated if the plastic used of good quality.
Best Features: Sporty, gear indicator, temperature meter, distance to empty indicator, time.
Pros: Bike has great street look, light weight, good power band.
Cons: Poor finish with switches and plastic parts.
The KTM Duke 200 is a light weight naked sports bike. Last year, I bought the KTM Duke 200. It is best in class and offers good mileage. Its light weight makes it easy to ride and handle as it is easily driven in any situation. The fuel tank is small. A slightly bigger fuel tank would have been appreciated. The pillion seat is not comfortable for short and long rides.
Best Features: Light Weight
Pros: Acceleration, Handling, Brakes
Cons: Pillion Seat uncomfortable, Seat Height, Small Fuel Tank
Few months back I bought this bike and I was amazed with its performance. Talking about its positive features I felt it is light in weight and can be easily maintained but at the same time the drawback lies here the it has small fuel tank capacity for which I have to land to the petrol station every second day. It gives out a top speed of 135 kmph. Through experience I feel that it is best suited for short cit run in comparison to highway ride. It has excellent build quality. The minor issues when noticed, people complaint for the thunderous sound of horn that is pretty scary. I noticed that the bike's pillion seat is quite uncomfortable.
Best Features: Superb Performance
Pros: Easy maintenance, Amazing performance, Comfort, Light-weight, Stylish
Cons: Less fuel tank capacity, Inappropriate seat height, uncomfortable pillion seat.
The Duke 200 is my metal panther. That's what i call this bike. Riding it on city roads or heavy traffic is so much fun, you can easily zip through in the busy traffic. I own an Orange colored Duke and I remember when I bought it, around 20 people inquired me on my way home from showroom. In beginning I felt uncomfortable because of the seat height and position but later I became used to it. But yes sometimes its low fuel tank capacity and uncomfortable pillion seat annoys me.
Best Features: Appearance and Mileage
Pros: Aggressive Style and Notoriety, Light in weight, Excellent graphics, Good mileage
Cons: Fragile Front Fork Seals (Oil Leakage), No Resale Value, Low Fuel Level, Stiff Seat
This is the best bike I have seen which offers a superb look and performance. Long journeys may not be its cup of tea and the low exhaust might create some problems in the monsoons, but then again it does have the highest ground clearance in its class. But surely it is a power packed performer that will never disappoint you.
Best Features: Stylish & Comfortable
Pros: Lightweight, good comfort, sharp handling, stylish, highly refined and smooth engine
Cons: Less fuel tank capacity, less authorised service centres, unsuitable for pillion riders, low exhaust
I like the bike but its mileage is very less, which is a big problem... otherwise its performance, looks, everything is very good...
Best Features: Pick-up
Pros: Its look is very nice... pick-up is very good...
Cons: Its mileage is very less...