Austrian bike maker KTM came to India with a bang and conquered the market with its performance-oriented bikes. The blistering performance of the Duke bike series left the competition to dust. Apart from the performance, the razor-sharp looks, exciting paint scheme and good dealer network are among the other things that have made them so popular in India. Talking of the Duke series, Ktm offers four bikes under the moniker in India currently; Duke 125, 200, 250 and the mad 390. Now we know that all of them are superb performers but what about seeing them in action while they achieve their top speeds. Check out the videos below to see each of the Duke series bikes get to their real-world top speeds.
The 125 Duke is the most affordable offering from the manufacturer in India. With this, the company has targeted the entry-level biking enthusiasts who don’t want to spend much but want a decent and powerful bike. As seen in the video, the 125 Duke has a top speed of around 125 km/h. It gets powered by a liquid-cooled 124.7 cc single cylinder engine with dual overhead camshafts. The engine of KTM 125 Duke produces 14.3 Bhp at 9,250 rpm and 12 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. It retails for Rs. 1.18 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Ktm 200 Duke was the first bike launched by the company in India. It still is one of the strongest sellers in the segment despite being a tad expensive than some of its direct rivals. As seen in the video, the 200 Duke has a top speed of about 138 km/h. The Ktm Duke 200 is powered by 199.5 cc liquid cooled engine that churns out 24.6 Bhp of power at 10,000 rpm along with a peak torque of 19.2 Nm at 8,000 rpm. It retails at Rs. 1.51 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the non-ABS model while the ABS-equipped variant costs Rs. 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Though the 250 Duke might not be as successful as the other bikes in the Duke series, it is nonetheless a great bike. As seen in the video, it has a top speed of about 145 km/h to 147 km/h. The KTM 250 Duke is powered by a 248.8cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 29.6 Bhp and a peak torque of 24 Nm 7,250 rpm. It gets a six-speed transmission. The KTM 250 Duke retails for Rs. 1.80 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is one of the best options in the 250 cc segment performance bikes.
The 390 Duke is the most powerful bike sold by KTM in India and is also among the most popular performance bike here. As seen in the video, the 390 Duke has a top speed of about 160 km/h. The KTM 390 Duke is powered by a 373.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 43 Bhp at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. It gets a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch. The bike has an ex-showroom price of Rs. 2.44 lakhs in Delhi.