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Old 15th November 2011, 08:01   #46
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Specs say that 95 RON fuel is required. Wonder how will Bajaj manage this part, considering the quality of fuel we often get.

@Shubz, the video wasnt of much help -except for a few seconds at the start & a few more from 2:33. :(
Bajaj co-developed it. I'm sure they would have solved this already. My guess is that it may be detuned for our fuel. However, anything near 25bhp will help gain volumes for bajaj as most people only look at power figures, rather than power-to-weight.

Hopefully, they keep stuff from pulsar parts bin at a minimum.
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The saddle height looks quite tall. Does anyone has any idea as to what it is? Really looking forward to this one.
810 mm. Source - Overdrive

Am looking forward for this one. If the final product is anywhere close to the R15 V2 in terms of fit and finish, this will be a perfect city bike.
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Specs say that 95 RON fuel is required. Wonder how will Bajaj manage this part, considering the quality of fuel we often get.

@Shubz, the video wasnt of much help -except for a few seconds at the start & a few more from 2:33. :(
Sorry about the video. Even I did not understand a thing besides a few words like "Grande" "Fantastica" etc. I was just too excited about its launch so posted it.

About fuels: I guess Speed is now 95RON and Speed 97 was just 2RON higher so actually not much required. Guess all of India switched to BS3 and BS4 back in 2010 so there goes all reasons for detuning by any new launch from any manufacturer. These specifications are the same as Euro 3 and Euro 4. How are the other bikes (ex: Ninja running on indian fuels?) I guess fuel should not be an issue.

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Reviving the thread with some HOT news!

1. Rumours are that KTM 200 has been priced at 1.25L - 1.31L for India launch.
2. No Bajaj logo anywhere on the bike.
3. On sale in Jan 2012.

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KTM Duke 200 to be available from January 2012: Price at a killer INR 1.25-1.31 Lakhs! | IndianCarsBikes.in
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Reviving the thread with some HOT news!

1. Rumours are that KTM 200 has been priced at 1.25L - 1.31L for India launch.
2. No Bajaj logo anywhere on the bike.
3. On sale in Jan 2012.

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KTM Duke 200 to be available from January 2012: Price at a killer INR 1.25-1.31 Lakhs! | IndianCarsBikes.in
http://www.motorbeam.com/wp-content/...uke_125_10.jpg
Rumors Rumors everywhere! But nothing concrete. Though I am glad at point#2 - Would Bajaj not want its logo anywhere at all? with 40% stake in KTM?

Does anybody know what is the stake Kawasaki has in Bajaj or vice versa?
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I have owned a Pulsar for 10 years now. Sold it recently. Was thinking of buying a RX or CBR250 from short rides.

This one will be a fantastic candidate in the list. Time to check out the pro-biking showroom.
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Time to check out the pro-biking showroom.
Do tell us what the pro-biking showroom guys told you.
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127 kmph at the 10,000 rpm rev limit. WP designed/licensed Endurance USD forks.

World Exclusive! KTM Duke 200 review!

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One question if someone can help me.
Why did Bajaj put their engine in the KTM machine...Shouldnt they leave that engine untouched?
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Do tell us what the pro-biking showroom guys told you.
Couldnt go to the showroom this weekend... Need to visit soon.

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127 kmph at the 10,000 rpm rev limit. WP designed/licensed Endurance USD forks.

World Exclusive! KTM Duke 200 review!
Read the so called review. There is hardly any information on the performance of the bike. Its like "The Making" of the Duke twins!

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One question if someone can help me.
Why did Bajaj put their engine in the KTM machine...Shouldnt they leave that engine untouched?
From what i could gather from the review, Bajaj is partnering in the engine department and Chassis etc is handled by KTM. Like this Bajaj is developing itself as well and ofcourse getting a brand setup in european market. Bajaj wouldnt want another partner who is selling their bikes here now, Would it?
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Few more questions...
When I look at KTM compression it is 11.8:1...This means it can only take a Preium fuel of 95octane...Apart from big metros how many Indian cities have a 95octane pumping station and even if so I dont think every one of the station will carry this?

Is Bajaj making any effort to bring down the compression ratio or are they keeping it at the same level?

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200 Duke (the website has listed at 170mm) Is this a bit on the higher side for an average Indian male riders? I'm not sure on what kind of GC does a local bike carries?

690 Duke (the website has listed at 192mm) I personally sat on a GS1200 (GC-185mm)...I'm 6'2" and I was comfortable with the GC but when I look at Duke @ 192mm for a 690 even I'm thinking what on earth or how will they market for shorter riders???

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Few more questions...
When I look at KTM compression it is 11.8:1...This means it can only take a Preium fuel of 95octane...Apart from big metros how many Indian cities have a 95octane pumping station and even if so I dont think every one of the station will carry this?

Is Bajaj making any effort to bring down the compression ratio or are they keeping it at the same level?

GC:
200 Duke (the website has listed at 170mm) Is this a bit on the higher side for an average Indian male riders? I'm not sure on what kind of GC does a local bike carries?

690 Duke (the website has listed at 192mm) I personally sat on a GS1200 (GC-185mm)...I'm 6'2" and I was comfortable with the GC but when I look at Duke @ 192mm for a 690 even I'm thinking what on earth or how will they market for shorter riders???
The KTM 200 will be, hopefully assembled in India and there will be a fair amount of localization too. *Fingers crossed* So not only should the KTM be more affordable, it should be able to made to adapt to Indian road conditions, and fuel quality.

And KTM generally build their bikes around motocross bikes (Save for the RC8), and such bikes usually have higher ground-clearance, since their designed to be ridden bonkers over rough surfaces.
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Here some juicy stuff which everybody would love

[NEWS INDIA]: KTM Duke 200: Review out on xBhp very soon!!!! - Page 51 - xBhp.com : The Global Indian Biking Community

World Exclusive! KTM Duke 200 review!

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I love this bike but I am bit worried about the saddle height as I am only 5' 5". Any idea guys given the saddle height is 810mm?
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Exciting times for sure -

XBHP says - "Thanks to KTM and Bajaj for making this awesome bike!" . Looks like they had fun testing the bike. Review is not up yet!
Scoop: KTM Duke 200 caught testing in India!-lean.jpg
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[NEWS INDIA]: KTM Duke 200: Review out on xBhp very soon!!!! - Page 54 - xBhp.com : The Global Indian Biking Community

Media reviews are up as well-

BSMotoring -
World Exclusive! KTM Duke 200 review!

AutocarIndia -
KTM Duke 200 review, test ride - Review - Autocar India
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