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Old 15th April 2015, 12:55   #31
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Looking to get me the baby duke 200. Exploring the used market and use the spare cash for riding gear. Anything to watch out for on 2 - 3 ry old examples done about 20k?

Am assuming the KTM does not age as well as the Hondas and the Yams
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Looking to get me the baby duke 200. Exploring the used market and use the spare cash for riding gear. Anything to watch out for on 2 - 3 ry old examples done about 20k?
hothatchaway, This seems to be a good bet for you
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Am assuming the KTM does not age as well as the Hondas and the Yams
Maybe the Yams. From what I have seen of the Hondas, I do not think of them as benchmark, young or old.

Why not speak to some guys like Wolfy here, who have first lot 200s closing on 30,000 kms, to understand firsthand how they age?

I personally think these are really well built bikes. I have seen bikes take some serious looking tosses, at some serious speeds - both racing and stunting. Rarely seen anything serious happening to them in terms of structural integrity of chassis, fork, swingarm. The rest (plastic and metal) is ridiculously cheap to replace.

And the engines are pretty bombproof. Or we would have heard by now, seeing how almost everyone rips these bikes from nearly day 1.

That leaves only the one weak spot - the rims.

I do not know if these will be keepers like the Bullet. Simply put, they have not been around long enough. But there is nothing on current evidence that makes me believe they could not be keepers, were you to want to keep them.
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It feels great if my ownership thread is of some help to you in deciding which bike you are going to buy. Do keep us informed when you buy one.
Hey doc, the deed's been done! Amount fully paid for the 200 and getting the delivery next week. Same colour as yours. Thanks again for the exhaustive review and great pictures of the bike .
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Time for a 2nd service update

Date of service: 17.07.2015
Odometer reading:3439 kms

Usual routine check up was done. No major work.

Cost of 2nd service: NIL.

The 1st major crash

I had a crash just a week before the 2nd service. I was riding in the monsoon drizzle while travelling to reach my workplace in the morning. I was trying to overtake another motorcycle. While I was just at an arm's length the motorcycle in front of me jumped in the right lane without an indicator or a hand's signal. I had no time to brake so decided to run off the road into a side ditch instead of crashing onto him. There were noises of shattered glass and the engine stopped running. Fortunately no one was hurt. But my bike bear several damages:

Foot brake lever bent(replaced) : Rs. 335
Both sides rear view mirrors broken(replaced): Rs. 240 each.
Steering handle bar bent(replaced with steering handle bar of KTM Duke 390): Rs. 1005
Clutch yoke broken(replaced with that of Pulsar 220): Rs.60.
Clutch cable switch of Pulsar 220: Rs.90
Crash guard right side bent(repaired): No cost.

Accessories:

Front fork sliders from Motofusion: Rs.1499
Swingarm sliders from Motofusion: Rs.1599
Frame sliders from Motofusion: Rs.4199
Universal CNC Bike Levers Hand Guard Protectors from Moxi: Rs.2850

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Riding gear

Riding Jacket DSG Evo: Rs.5000
Riding gloves(Mad Bike): Rs.700
Riding gloves(KTM): Rs.600
LS2 FF50 Corsa full faced helmet:Rs.3600
Gear shifter pad: Rs150

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Latest addition to the riding gear: Tarmac Blade Riding Boots. Cost: INR 7000/-
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Latest addition to the riding gear: Tarmac Blade Riding Boots. Cost: INR 7000/-
The boots make the riding gear complete.
Haven't seen any update for a long time.
Hope your Duke is running in high spirit. Do share updates if any.
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Thanks for reminding, mp417. With the monsoon rain pouring continuously it's difficult to get time for a good ride. Plus work schedule is a bit hectic these days. Let me try to upload a few pics from previous rides.
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