Austrian bike maker KTM has launched the Duke 200 in Malaysia. The bike was unveiled by Mr Najib Run Razak (Prime Minister of Malaysia) and is being assembled at KTM’s Malaysian assembly plant through CKD kits.
The kits are exported by Bajaj Auto from their Chakan plant to KTM Malaysia. Production will commence by the end of the year and deliveries will start early next year. Only three Duke 200 bikes have been assembled by KTM Malaysia, which have been used for display and promotional purposes. There is no difference between the Duke 125 and Duke 200 with the only difference being the engine.
The KTM 200 will be introduced in India later this year which is one of the most awaited bike in India. Bajaj which announced the bike will be launched by end of 2011 and will have a 200cc engine. The bike will have a power output of around 20-22 bhp and prices could start at 1.25-1.3 lakhs.
Source – Moto Malaya