2023 KTM Duke 200 Spied Testing - Major Upgrades Introduced

The KTM Duke 200 motorcycle laid the foundation for the KTM brand in India. The launch of this motorcycle cemented KTM's reputation as an accessible performance motorcycle manufacturer. In addition to that, the KTM Duke 200 is the best-selling KTM motorcycle in India.

2023 KTM Duke 200 Spied Testing - Major Upgrades Introduced

Now, KTM has decided to thoroughly update the motorcycle for 2023. Despite KTM Duke 200 motorcycle sporting top-shelf hardware such as USD forks and a trellis frame, KTM has decided to make the motorcycle even better.

2023 KTM Duke 200 Spied Testing - Major Upgrades Introduced

The spied 2023 KTM Duke 200 motorcycle confirms that the upcoming iteration of the KTM Duke 200 motorcycle sports numerous changes in terms of exterior design, features and mechanical changes.

2023 KTM Duke 200 Spied Testing - Major Upgrades Introduced

To start with, the upcoming iteration of the KTM Duke 200 motorcycle looks very sharp and looking at the tank extensions, it seems that the engineers at KTM have worked to manage the airflow better. In addition to that, the 2023 KTM Duke 200 motorcycle also seems to sport a large chunky split grab rail for its pillion rider and a set of wider premium-looking rear-view mirror stalks as well.

2023 KTM Duke 200 Spied Testing - Major Upgrades Introduced

A closer look also reveals that the switchgear on the test mule is slightly different and looks a lot more premium and upmarket as well.

Coming to the hardware changes, the most recognisable part of the KTM Duke 200 motorcycle is its trellis frame, and the test mule is sporting an all-new trellis frame. We expect this new trellis frame to be lighter and more rigid than the frame it replaces.

2023 KTM Duke 200 Spied Testing - Major Upgrades Introduced

Other than this, the test mule also sports a very stylish looking offset rear mono shocks. A glance below also reveals the new aluminium swingarm. The new swingarm looks slightly better designed as well compared to the swingarm in the outgoing KTM Duke 200 motorcycle.

Other changes include the front disc brake is now mounted on the right side of the front wheel rather than on the left. However, the braking unit is likely to remain the same.

2023 KTM Duke 200 Spied Testing - Major Upgrades Introduced

Unlike the bigger KTM motorcycles, the exhaust continues to be an underbelly exhaust and this gives the motorcycle a very clean and minimalistic looks. Also, the spied test mule also seems to sport the lighter 5-spoke alloy wheels for reduced unsprung mass.

This gives rise to the speculation that the upcoming KTM Duke 200 motorcycle may sport the more premium suspension set up from the 390 range of motorcycles.

2023 KTM Duke 200 Spied Testing - Major Upgrades Introduced

Coming to the features, the spied test mule is sporting a larger LCD instrument cluster. We expect this instrument cluster to offer better graphics and more features such as Bluetooth connectivity, ride log, navigation and much more. Other features include LED headlights, LED tail lamps, and ride modes as well.

2023 KTM Duke 200 Spied Testing - Major Upgrades Introduced

Thoughts About The Upcoming 2023 KTM Duke 200 Motorcycle

The upcoming 2023 KTM Duke 200 motorcycle is likely to be a major upgrade and the new model is likely to feature better hardware and a lot more tech as well. With these changes, we expect the price of the motorcycle to also go up by a considerable margin.

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Article Published On: Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10:42 [IST]
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