The KTM Duke 200 is one of the most successful motorcycles in its segment. While there’s a lot going for this motorcycle, one of the highlights is its aggressive streetnaked design. This modified KTM Duke 200, however, takes things several notches higher with its very tasty neo-retro design.
While this modified KTM Duke 200 is from Indonesia, it gives a glimpse of the endless possibilities one has while modifying the D200. The video above gives us a quick look at the several customisation processes involved in the making of this motorcycle. The customisers started with stripping off the entire bodywork. This Duke 200 came with wider dual-purpose tyres.
The original frame was suitably modified to accommodate the custom panels. The high-set custom rear fender is one of the first parts to find their way onto the motorcycle. Soon, the custom tank was put into place. Basically, the video goes on to show how these panels are carefully crafted by the skilled workforce behind this mod-job. The customisers also came up with custom badges and stickers for this D200.
Finally, the motorcycle was given a custom paint job. It was unveiled in public at what looks like a local motorcycle show. As you can see in this video, the customised Duke 200 looks almost nothing like the factory-spec motorcycle. Up front, it gets a chunky dual-purpose tyre along with a sleek fender. The original headlamp and bikini fairing have been replaced with a round unit that seems to carry LED fixtures.
Moving on, the motorcycle gets a custom fuel tank that has been painted in metallic red. It gets a black stripe running across its side. It also gets a pair of custom badges. The original twin-seat setup has been replaced with a flatter unit. There’s also a new engine cowl. The rear gets a high-set fender and a tiny round tail lamp. The orange pinstriping on the wheels has been given a miss.
Overall, this modified KTM Duke 200 looks every bit like a world-class scrambler motorcycle. While its peanut-shaped fuel tank and the long, flat seat give it a major retro touch, the LED headlamp and the USDs make it look pretty modern. Details of the performance modifications aren’t available. In its stock form, the KTM Duke 200 comes with a 200-cc single-cylinder engine that delivers 25 PS at 10,000rpm and 19.2Nm at 8,000rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.