KTM 200 Duke (2012 - present) review

The 125's big brother packs a feisty punch
Details
Manufacturer:
KTM
Category:
Naked
Price:
£ 3995
Overall
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
'it's a serious package that's perfect for novices to learn their trade on'
Big fun, in-your-face looks, great for commuting
Cheap tyres, hard grips, no underseat storage

The 'youth' getting into biking today are missing out on two-strokes and no matter how good the latest crop of four-strokes are becoming, the power delivery, noise and smokeyness of my TZR125 personified my late teens perfectly: I'd spend hours making a racket and burning two-stroke down countless country lanes, getting shouted at by walkers, getting it wrong on many occasion and steering clear of hedges. But only just.

There, I just thought I'd get that off my chest. I'm not sure the current crop of small-capacity four-strokes evoke that same sense of mischief and adventure. Does that change with the 200 Duke?

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/ktm-200-duke-first-uk-ride-review/21130.html#ixzz2CgTIo8HM

You can view the onboard video here.

The 'youth' getting into biking today are missing out on two-strokes and no matter how good the latest crop of four-strokes are becoming, the power delivery, noise and smokeyness of my TZR125 personified my late teens perfectly: I'd spend hours making a racket and burning two-stroke down countless country lanes, getting shouted at by walkers, getting it wrong on many occasion and steering clear of hedges. But only just.

There, I just thought I'd get that off my chest. I'm not sure the current crop of small-capacity four-strokes evoke that same sense of mischief and adventure. Does that change with the 200 Duke?

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/ktm-200-duke-first-uk-ride-review/21130.html#ixzz2CgTIo8HM

You can view the onboard video here.

Big fun, in-your-face looks, great for commuting
Cheap tyres, hard grips, no underseat storage