KTM 200 Duke Reviews
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- Review by OK
- Dec 19, 2016
ang duke ko na motor!
isang malaking motor bagay na bagay sa akin kasi ang laki ko kaya astig nga naman tingnan nito. Sporty type ang design nito kaya napa ka ayos din naman. Ang makina nito ay ang tibay at walang problema at ang galing din naman kasi lahat ng pisa nito ay original at pulido ang pag kakalagay kaya nakaka sigurado ako na ang tibay nito. Mabilis din tumakbo to na motor kaya sulit na sulit din kasi kahit malayo ang byahe nito ay napa ka okay masyado at sa gasolina din naman ay hindi naman gaano ka lakas lumaklak ng gasolina kaya ayos na ayos kasi makaka tipid naman ako nito. Iingatan ko talaga to para hindi to masira at hindi magasgasan man lang.
- Review by Japanese user
- Apr 26, 2015
I bought a new bike of the same model after an engine
I bought a second-hand 2012 model back in 2013 and was riding it recently. Since January this year it is been making a tappet noise (?) that I realized was growing louder.
In March it made a strange noise and the engine stalled while I was running it through the non-changing lane in the freeway.
I was running at about 100Km/h, with a total running distance of 12000km. Only the upper part of the engine cost me over 300,000 yen to repair, and although the lower part needs repair as well, but the dealer kindly interrupted the disassembly.
I was a little anxious about the after parts, but then I bought a new bike of the same model, which was delivered today, and when I ran it for 3-4 km, the engine check light turned on and the engine stalled.
It was one bad battery cell, they say.
I think it is a rare case but for those who are thinking of buying
be aware about this and I recommend regular visits to the dealer.
- Review by Japanese user
- Apr 4, 2015
Impressions from a test drive at a racing circuit
The following are my impressions from a test drive at KTM Orange Caravan 2015.
On that day I tested it after dealing with high-powered 1290 Super Duke R and 1190 Adventure. They got me used to the torque, and because of that I could not feel any torque from this one.
However, compared to similar class single-exhaust Honda CBR250R that I was testing earlier, this one has better acceleration and little to no vibration. When I tried really hard, I could squeeze out some decent speed on the bridge section, and did not fall behind the high-powered vehicles.
I managed to run it at 130km/h on a straight line, and with that speed on a racing circuit, I feel like it would show acceptable speeds even on mountain passes of public roads. Besides, it may be more satisfying and fun to control while driving fast compared to high-powered models.
This is a high vehicle, and also 30kg lighter compared heave Honda CBR250R (129.5kg versus 164kg), which definitely makes this one a lot easier to drive.
Given that the price is 545,000-yen, which is cheaper than CBR250R's 565,920-yen, why would you even consider buying Thailand-made CBR250R?
If I were to complain, I guess the bike would force someone over 175cm into a pretty uncomfortable pose, I assume it was made for smaller people.
On the contrary, people who like Kawasaki KSR, Honda Grom and other miniature bikes, will probably find it to be perfect!
This model has the same body as 390 DUKE (which has a 375cc engine) and comes with quite enough power even for advanced bikers. You do not really suffer from low torque, which is why I believe 200 DUKE would be easier for beginners compared to CBR250R.
As the prices are mostly the same, I personally recommend this one.
- Review by Japanese user
- Mar 2, 2015
2013 KTM200DUKE engine died on me, so I ended up getting rid of it. As it was such a major failure which could have incurred an accident, I requested the manufacturer to publicly notify the information. They nevertheless replied to me they are not going to do so anytime sooner, so I decided to spread the information over this bulletin board.
It was back in August 2013 when I bought a brand new 2013 model with ABS. I had driven about 4,000 km up until September 2014. As I was driving on a public road one day in September, the engine stopped all of the sudden with an abnormal noise. I was however able to stop my car on the side of the road as the rear tires did not get locked.
I tried to restart the engine but failed, so I asked the dealer to repair it.
They opened the engine and it turned out that the exhaust side valve was broken and there was a hole in the piston. I asked the dealer to send the engine to the maker and demanded to find out the reason for this, but to this day the answer remains the same: that it is "unknown". They explain the reason as follows.
(The following is a quote)
* The sale of 200DUKE has started in 2012 and there were several similar cases in 2012 as well. Until now 1700 vehicles were sold on domestic market and there were only few such units (3-4).
200DUKE is a model released in the Middle East and Asia. Because there is no same example from the United States and Europe, it is not yet in collecting and analyzing data.
Considered factors of failure
* Because the valve clearance has been set tight in the early stages, in some cases, it is also required adjustment.
* The problems during the assembly of the cylinder head
If the angle is shifted even a little at the time of assembly, the clearance is reduced during the movement. That makes the movement of the valve worse.
* Excessive idling state makes the circulation of the engine oil insufficient. In the idling state, the low rotational frequency of the engine cause a state in which the oil pump is not completely around. That makes the circulation of the engine oil insufficient. Because of that, exhaust valve is damaged by heat easily.
* It is unlikely that there is a problem in the material used in engine components. (because there is a very small number of incidents to think so)
* In the future, we will take into account the regional characteristics where 200DUKE is sold, and also consider re-verification of the engine management settings.
(End of quotation)
I think the dealer had done well for me. They negotiated with the manufacturer about this, replaced the engine at no charge, and made effort to identify the cause in good faith. Unfortunately, in the description by this manufacturer, since I determined that I cannot ride this motorcycle with peace of mind in the future, I decided to let it go. Because the rear wheels did not lock in the general road, I could stop safely. However, it is possible that such a failure occurs on the highway, or fall down because of the failure.
Though its design is good and it is easy to handle motorcycle, I think I should inform the people considering the purchase that there is the fact of such failure, so I decided to write about this. I hope this will help.
- Review by aevan94
- Jun 23, 2015
astig sa performance
Gandang-ganda ako sa ability ng KTM 200 DUKE ko...well ang displacement lng naman nya ay 200 cc, transmission was 6 speed and has an electric starter made it easy. I like its performance and its outer look talagang astigin sa performance at dating..
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