For the domestic market, KTM India has announced the introduction of the updated Duke range, which includes the 125 Duke, 200 Duke, 250 Duke, and 390 Duke in new colour schemes. It should be noted that KTM did not use this chance to raise prices once more; instead, they stayed about the same as before.
The 2022 KTM 125 Duke costs Rs. 1.78 lakh, while the 2022 KTM 200 Duke, 2022 KTM 250 Duke, and 2022 KTM Duke 390 each cost Rs. 1.91 lakh, 2.37 lakh, and 2.96 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Electronic Orange shade is now available alongside the brand-new Ceramic shade when purchasing the entry-level 125 Duke. The hues of white, orange, blue, and black together do make it appealing.
The naked streetfighters get a sportier feel in 2022 thanks to the addition of Dark Silver Metallic and Ebony Black paint schemes on the KTM 200 Duke and 250 Duke, respectively. Now available is the range-topping 2022 KTM 390 Duke in the Dark Galvano colour scheme. None of these motorcycles’ mechanical components have been altered in addition to their new paint jobs.
The same 124.7 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which is mated to a six-speed transmission in the 125 Duke, produces a maximum output of 14.3 bhp and 12 Nm of peak torque. The 199.5cc liquid-cooled engine in the 200 Duke produces 25.4 bhp and 19.5 Nm of torque, while the single-cylinder, highly sought-after 250 Duke uses a 248.8 cc unit.
It is capable of producing a maximum of 29.6 bhp and 24 Nm, whereas the 390 Duke has a 373.2 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that produces 43 bhp and 37 Nm. The next-generation Duke range is currently being tested by the Austrian company, which Bajaj Auto owns, for both the international and Indian markets.
Next year, it’s anticipated to make its debut on a global scale before eventually making its way to India. This year in India, the RC 200, RC 125, and RC 390 each received new generations with updated ergonomics, designs, and features. Bajaj is also creating sporty-looking, entry-level commuter motorcycles based on a new tubular frame that was introduced in the N250 and F250 last year.