If you are a beginner level rider, then Duke200 will be the best choice for you. This 200cc machine is no joke and this has some serious pulling power given it is a 200cc engine. the 200 is 30k cheaper than its elder sibling the duke250.i will surely say duke250 will give better mileage when you ride it at 6000 rpm max smoothly. this is because of tuning in the ECU. the power is higher on rpm above 6000. so you need not worry about mileage because both will provide the same in the end.since the duke200 comes with an underbelly exhaust you will love the exhaust sound (i suppose). duke 200 seat height is 20mm lower than 250 which favors you. If you like modifying your machine then you can use that extra 30k to modify your 200cc like adding a fog lamp or changing the mirrors to the bar end which adds to the already sharp and stunning look than just buying a 250cc duke. So you can buy 200cc duke, enjoy your riding and then upgrade to a much higher cc machine like the duke 390 or duke 790 in the future. ENJOY SAFE RIDING:)
| 1 year ago
Hey, I hope you're doing well. About the question, Duke 200 would be a better choice as far as I think. If you are just starting to ride(seriously), Duke 200 is a very good bike. And one more thing the mileage on the Duke 200 is better than 250 by a slight margin but if you look at it in a long run, it makes a huge difference. So, I would suggest you to go for Duke 200 but it'll be your call after all. Happy and Safe Riding.
| 1 year ago
For your requirement, both bikes will serve the purpose, Duke 200 will give you better mileage due to the smaller engine, however the Duke 250 has a lighter slipper clutch which is more comfortable in bumper to bumper traffic. Duke 250 has slightly more comfortable seat too
The 2017 KTM 200 Duke is powered by 199.5 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which is now BS-IV compliant. There is no change in power output and the motor continues to make 24.6 bhp and 19.2 Nm of torque. That said, the 2017 edition is now 5 kg heavier with a kerb weight of 148 kg. The good thing is that the additional weight feels negligible once you place yourself behind the handle. Unlike the new KTM 250 Duke or the fancier 390 that gets the new split frame, the 2017 KTM 200 Duke uses the same single Trellis frame. Considering that both frames are largely the same, save for construction, the 200 Duke is not at a loss here. 43 mm USD front forks and a monoshock rear suspension setup that are tuned on the firm side support the bike and contribute to its potent cornering skills. It rides fast and dives sharp, and those are the attributes that have made the 200 Duke so popular in the first place. Ride quality is stiff as well, something that's more apparent having ridden the new 250 Duke. Nevertheless, the seat cushioning is now softer making it more comfortable for longer periods in the saddle. Do take a test ride in order to judge your riding comfort.
| 10 months ago
Nope if you want to cruise in triple digits speed...The character of Duke 200 is low end power but struggles at the top end so it makes cruising on highway bit difficult.. And also the tank capacity is around 10 liters which is very small you need to keep a eye on petrol bunks for every 200 + kilometers. Also the seat isn't the comfortable one for long rides but for short drives it's quite manageable.. you need a after market air seats for sure if you want to go for an long ride.
| 1 year ago
It can do long distance touring as the engine can cruise at 110 kmph all day long. However the seat is on the firm side and foot pegs are rear set, so it might get uncomfortable after riding for sometime. You can make some modifications like extra cushion in seat and handlebar riser to make is better, however there are better options available in the market today like Dominar and Mojo if you want to buy a bike just for touring
NS will have higher top speed as Duke has a RPM limiter which restricts its top speed to 137 Kmph in India. However Duke has faster pick-up and you can get higher top speed in Duke bu remapping the ECU or getting a Piggyback ECU modulator
Looks are subjective and only you can decide on your own..th duke 200 beats the rc200 in comfort and practicality and The rc is track focus bike and the design, handlebars etc everything is set according to that so there won't be offering of comfort and all set to target the immense feel of riding & riding posture, even the smallest bump you can feel it and no matter what & how many techniques you use to drive at end of the long traffic day you end up hurting your wrist & back, coming to track & highway it gives hell lot of fun compared to Duke 200..The duke 200 is practical bike & posture is set in that way completely upright you can drive all day happily with out hurting anything.The suspension setup is Same for both it is on stiffer side but duke 200 is better on p*t holes and speedbraker because of upright posture. On highway the windblast turns the duke 200 down because of street naked design which the RC has the advantage over that.
| 7 months ago
If you like Nude bikes then you can go for 200 Duke & if you want to look stylish & want to feel the racing bike then go for RC200.As i am also a RC 200 Owner.
| 6 months ago
Take a spin on both bikes.But according to your requirement RC will suit you.But RC is costlier than Duke in both service and Intial price