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Old 14th January 2012, 22:33   #106
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I think you need to post the YouTube link!
24th might be national high decibel launch, with citywise launches thereafter in a phased manner.

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I was wondering, will the KTM Duke 200 be offered with ABS?

If yes then the worthy alternative to the CBR250R.

What say, Any idea?
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I was wondering, will the KTM Duke 200 be offered with ABS?

If yes then the worthy alternative to the CBR250R.

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I don't think there is a ABS offering from KTM, if it was available I am sure it would have been mentioned on the specs list which is published on most of the auto websites.
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Hope the kawasaki brand doesnt die a funduro's death in the name of 'better business' strategy! :(
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I think you need to post the YouTube link!
24th might be national high decibel launch, with citywise launches thereafter in a phased manner.

On the other site 100+ posts in ~2 months! Not planning to jump ship, are you?

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Oh i didn't know of the phased manner. Even the Bangalore store was talking about 24th.

And jump ship to? :-)
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KTM Bangalore | Facebook

The Bangalore KTM fanpage.
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7 more days for KTM Duke 200 launch in india. This is updated on their Facebook page - KTM - Ready to Race India | Facebook

Edit: As of today it is 6 days to go

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I am about to buy a bike and I am still not able to make up my mind until I see this bike in flesh, can't wait for this bike to hit the showroom.

By the way guys, all of you who want to buy this bike, do you also have/had considered any other bike(s) along with KTM, if so why?

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The Probiking showroom on 100ft road, Indiranagar (Bangalore) had gotten a makeover recently. It's got KTM billboards all over, and the theme now, is orange. Looks rad!

Can't wait to catch the Duke 200 in all its glory, on display at that showroom.
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I am about to buy a bike and I am still not able to make up my mind until I see this bike in flesh, can't wait for this bike to hit the showroom.

By the way guys, all of you who want to buy this bike, do you also have/had considered any other bike(s) along with KTM, if so why?
P220, RTR180, CBR250, R15 are the other bikes you may want to use for comparison.

Someone was commenting that the bike looks small (he had seen it being tested on the highways of Pune). So everybody is eager to see it in metal n plastics. Hope it does justice to the big hype it has already generated with its specs.
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Got to see the demo KTM Duke 200 at the Bajaj Probiking showroom located next to Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune yesterday (I work in the same building!!). It was getting prepared for demo I guess. An engineer was taking some measurements near the swing-arm.

We got to see and touch it. In proportion, it looked a lot similar to Yamaha FZ16; though a lot more aggressive with taller rear-seat, rear disk-brake etc. The liquid-cooled engine with a small radiator, thick mono-shock, rear disk-brakes, thick rear tire etc looked really cool. The bike looked big enough to be distinguished as a 'phoren import' !!

The guys at the showroom confirmed that it will be unveiled on 24th January. They refused to disclose the price though. We didn't see it today; probably it is back in the store-room only to be unveiled on 24th.
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P220, RTR180, CBR250, R15 are the other bikes you may want to use for comparison.

Someone was commenting that the bike looks small (he had seen it being tested on the highways of Pune). So everybody is eager to see it in metal n plastics. Hope it does justice to the big hype it has already generated with its specs.
I have shortlisted Ninja250R, R15 V2, CBR250R (not so keen on this though) and KTM. I am not able to decide which one will be the ONE for me among these bikes
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Are they taking bookings for this already? And what are the expected price for 200cc and 125cc models?
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I didnt see any coverage of Bajaj in autoexpo. Did they not participate in AutoExpo this year?
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Are they taking bookings for this already? And what are the expected price for 200cc and 125cc models?
Bajaj will start accepting bookings after the official launch. I guess you can book one on 24-Jan.


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I didnt see any coverage of Bajaj in autoexpo. Did they not participate in AutoExpo this year?
Bajaj participated in this auto expo just to showcase their mini taxi.

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I have shortlisted Ninja250R, R15 V2, CBR250R (not so keen on this though) and KTM. I am not able to decide which one will be the ONE for me among these bikes
I suggest you to take a test drive and then decide. As you have shortlisted N250R then your budget is over 3Lacs.
A duke 200 will perform better compared to CBR250 and R15V2. It boils down to looks. Some may like looks of duke and some may not.
Its better you drive shortlisted bikes one after other. This will definitely help you in finalizing.

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