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UM Motorcycles makes the ugliest copy of KTM 200 Duke, calls it Xtreet 250X

UM Motorcycles have been known for launching some funny bikes in the past. Some of the products like the Renegade series have taken serious backlash for its build quality and some other issues. The company recently launched the Renegade Thor which was marketed as the first geared electric bike of the world. Well, we seriously have no idea who would want to ride a bike like this that looks like an abandoned elephant baby. But anyways, the company recently showcased the new Xtreet 250X and with a mere glimpse of the bike, we felt unsure if UM Motorcycles is a US based country or a China-based. The new Xtreet 250X is one of the worst copy jobs you would have ever seen on a motorbike, and we don’t think anybody in the room will disagree to this.

The baby 200 Duke runs on a 199cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine, while this third copy utilizes a 223cc single air-cooled engine which puts out close to 16.5bhp of power. It has the same trellis frame design, tank, engine belly pan, seats, and tail section as well. Things were ok until the UM designers added something that they themselves designed, the head, now the bike looks like the outcome of the love affair of a KTM and a Hero Xtreme 200, no, seriously. And why on Earth would somebody want to buy this?

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The company is already selling the same product in countries such as China, where intellectually property laws are weaker than ours. And thank god, this little ugly alien won’t come to India.

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2017 KTM 390 Duke and 200 Duke to launch on 2nd February

The Austrian marquee, KTM is looking forward to launching the hugely anticipated 2017 KTM 390 Duke in the Indian market on 2nd of February along with its smaller sibling. There are still no words on the pricing yet but the new 390 Duke is expected to be around Rs 5,000 on the expensive side than the current ongoing Duke.


The new bike will be carrying a host of new upgrades which have been revealed already at the 2016 EICMA show in Milan. The plethora of new upgrades includes the all-new body design, new headlight, new meter console with smartphone connectivity, new ride-by-wire throttle response and a bunch of new features. The bike will also get a new side mounted exhaust unit just like previously seen on the new 2017 RC 390.

Talking about the new 200 Duke, the bike will be seen in a new design but with lack any new features such as ABS, Slipper clutch or new meter console. The pricing on the 200 Duke is expected to remain the same as the current ongoing bike. Stay tuned as we bring you more updates on the same.


BMW G310 R vs KTM 390 Duke – Spec Comparison!


KTM Orange Day Delhi to be held on 24th November in Okhla

KTM is back again with the Orange Day and this time the event is scheduled for the Delhi city which is planned to happen at the Delhi Rides Water Park, Kalindi Kunj Park, Okhla Park, News Delhi. The timing for the event starts from 4:30 pm onwards. The event is exclusive only for the KTM 200 Duke and the RC 200 riders while the 390 owners cannot participate in the racing event. The Orange day comprises of various action packed events including racing, stunts, music events and bike service check-up camp as well.


The entry to the KTM owners is free and among which only 200 owners are allowed to register for the racing event. Non-KTMers are also welcome to witness the high energy racing event at the Orange Day. The company keeps on organizing the same in the various Indian cities including Lucknow, Mumbai, Kochi, Pune, Kolkata, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and many other places across India.

Both the RC200 and the 200 Duke shares the same engine and frame platform. This 199.5cc, single cylinder engine churns out 25bhp of maximum power and 19Nm of peak torque. The Duke is currently priced at Rs 1.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the RC 200 stands at Rs 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

KTM 390 Adventure bike spied for the first time

With Adventure biking segment catching fire in the recent time, yet another firecracker has been for the very first time. Yes, the KTM 390 Adventure bike has been spied first time ever in Europe. The bike as seen in the pictures, look fully adventure ready and much more purposely built than any of the bikes in its class. In the report below you will find the KTM 390 Adventure pictures which have been published by Cycle World.


Talking straight about the new mini-adventure KTM the bike looks simply fantastic and dirt ready. With front adventure bike inspired beak, long windshield upfront for comfortable touring, long travel suspension, spoke wheels, high raised handlebar and low saddle height for the versatility of all rider heights. The new KTM 390 Adventure bike will be a bliss for adventure junkies.

KTM 390 Adventure engine and Specification

As the name states, the bike will utilize the same engine as seen on the KTM 390 Duke and the KTM RC 390. It is 373cc, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine that delivers 43bhp of maximum power and 34Nm of peak torque. Being an adventure riding specific bike, the engine will be tuned for earlier and more powerful torque delivery for easy adventure riding.


KTM 390 Adventure expected launch date

The sad news is that the bike will not be launched anytime soon. As per earlier reports, the bike will only make it to the market by late 2018 or early 2019 and that is a significant big gap.

KTM 390 Adventure competitors

Recently Kawasaki and BMW introduced their new adventure bikes such as the Versys 250-X and the GS 310 adventure which will be the straight competitors to the KTM’s new small adventure bike.

KTM 390 Adventure price

The bike is expected to fall in the range of Rs 2.3 lakh to Rs 2.6 lakh when launched in the Indian market. Stay tuned for more similar updates from the auto world.


Meet the new 2017 KTM 200 Duke

The Austrian moto maker, KTM created a hurricane in the Indian motorcycle market recently by unveiling the all-new 2017 KTM 390 Duke a few days back at the EICMA. The bike has been given the similar designing updates as its bigger 390cc sibling.

From front to rear end, the bike has been transformed into an even more mean looking hooligan with new headlights, side body panels, fuel tank, tail section and more. The bike gets a new rear subframe and also a new engine cover sits below the bike. Unlike the 390 Duke, the 200 Duke doesn’t get the front LED lights. Apart from the all the 390 Duke based upgrades, the bike also misses out on TFT instrument console to keep the manufacturing costs into the limit.

Talking about the engine, the bike receives the same tried and tested 199cc single-cylinder engine delivering the 25bhp as before. On the other hand, the bike is now Euro4 compliant thanks to its new exhaust assembly. The bike is expected to launch in India by early 2017.

When launched it will take down its competitors like Benelli TNT 25, Mahindra Mojo and Royal Enfield Himalayan. Stay tuned to ACH for more motoring news.


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Video: Hear KTM 790 Duke’s sinister engine sound straight from EICMA

KTM came out with a slew of new model upgrades for the year 2017. So apart from the new 2017 1290 SuperDuke, it also showcased the all-new 390 Duke which will be available in India very soon. The 390 and 1290 models are available in the market from quite some time now, this time KTM decided to dazzle the bike enthusiast with their brand new twin-cylinder magic, the 790 Duke. We have already seen how the bike looks like. It’s time to listen to its twin-cylinder symphony. We managed to dig out a video showcasing the engine sound straight from the day it was unveiled at the EICMA. Enjoy the video!

More about the bike: it will run on an all-new LC8 engine that is expected to churn out more than 80 horses straight. It is also set to replace the world’s most powerful single-cylinder bike, the KTM 690 Duke. If you are waiting for the bike, you’d still have to wait for good 2 years to ride it on the Indian roads. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Source: Motorcyclenews.com

KTM displays 790 Duke concept at the EICMA

KTM has unveiled the new 790 Duke concept at the ongoing EICMA show in Italy. The new 790 Duke is in the prototype form and like all concepts from KTM, the new 790 Duke looks killer in terms of looks. The design clearly shows KISKA’s brilliance in each and every element of the 790 Duke. In terms of mechanicals, the bike is driven by the new LC8c engine where ‘c’ stands for compact. The power figures have not yet been revealed by the company but as expected KTM will be targeting around 90bhp of power from this engine.


The 790 Duke like other KTM products comes equipped with WP suspension. The bike is currently scheduled only for European and other international markets but not India. As per reports, the bike will go on sale by the end of 2017 or by early 2018 and will be introduced as a replacement for the current on-sale 690 Duke and 690 Duke R. Do let us know what you think about the new KTM 790 Duke in the comment section below and for further updates from EICMA, stay tuned to Autocargurus.

Also read: 2017 KTM 1290 SuperDuke unveiled at EICMA, official video out.

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Also read: 2017 KTM 390 Duke at EICMA

New KTM 1290 Super Duke R official video – best thing on the Internet today

If there is one motorcycle company which has grabbed most of the eyeballs at the ongoing EICMA 2016 then it is none other than KTM. The Austrian motorcycle company has unveiled many new bikes at the show and one of them being the new 1290 Super Duke R.


What are the upgrades?

  • The first and the easiest to see change in the new Super Duke R is the new LED headlight and daytime running lights that now reminds of the KTM’s new adventure bikes.
  • The bike gets redesigned body work. The bike now has even sharper body lines with new air intakes and tank spoilers.
  • The handlebar is slightly wider and has been positioned slightly lower than before. The new position of the handlebar will aid to bike’s handling.
  • The 1,301cc LC8 V-Twin engine now makes 177bhp on tap instead of earlier 170bhp.
  • New 48mm upside down WP forks sits at the front which can be adjusted for rebound and compression damping.
  • The new Bosch powered Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) now offers multi-stage and lean-sensitive ABS and traction control. It also has a supermoto mode that disables the ABS at the rear.
  • There is an update that allows the bike to get full insane by killing wheelie control, traction control slip adjusts, and adds launch control. It is called track mode.
  • The new updates also include a quick shifter, motor slip regulation, and KTM MY RIDE, which connects your phone to the bike’s display.14915677_1246587392079048_7893988526741513500_n14915183_1245401768864277_609966047052791404_n14908255_1245401732197614_2422961491995373738_n14907223_1245401822197605_6706249856045401330_n14906971_1245401735530947_2304638815644264005_n

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New generation KTM 200, 390, 800 Dukes to be unveiled today!

The Austrian automaker, KTM is planning to unveil is highly awaited new 390 Duke and 200 Duke at the ongoing EICMA motor show in Milan, Italy. The company has also made a microsite by the name Ktmdukes.com for live updates on the new bikes. For the moment the micro site is hosting just a single video clip which throws light on the upcoming bike from KTM. The video showcases a single bike with headlamps as seen on the new generation 390 Duke. Interestingly, the sound of the bike as on the microsite doesn’t feel like a single cylinder, and hence possibility is the new twin-cylinder 800 Duke might be unveiled first in the MY 2017 line-up.


As per reports, KTM is working on replacing the current generation Duke line-up with the MY 2017 models and the new models will come equipped with a host of updates from visuals to mechanicals. The 390 and 200 Duke will pack an all-new body and visuals, also the engines are said to be more refined than the previous generation bikes. The 390 Duke will feature an all-new LCD display unit and power modes. When unveiled we can expect the same models to be launched in India very soon.


Talking about the twin-cylinder 800 Duke, it will be a replacement for the current single-cylinder 690 Duke in the International market, but the sad part is it will not be coming to India, at least not for next 2 years.

Also Read KTM 390 Duke vs BMW G310 R, Spec comparison!

New generation KTM 200 Duke spied for the first time

Bajaj auto has been working on the new generation 200 and 390 Duke from quite some time now. We already spotted the 390 Duke quite a few times and now the smaller sibling of the same was spied real close taking a walk out on the asphalt.

  • What are the changes?

As expected the 200 Duke will receive all the visual updates as seen on the 390 Duke. From absolutely new headlight, longer tan panels redesigned tail light assembly and new subframe. The 200 Duke will be an all-new machine from inside out.


  • Is the engine new?

The bike will be propelled by the same 199cc single-cylinder engine as seen on the present generation 200 Duke. It will be tweaked for a smoother power delivery and better performance. The engine will also be BS-4 compliant and hence will meet the stringent emission norms. It churns out 25bhp of maximum power and 19Nm of peak torque.

  • What is the expected launch date of new 200 Duke?

The bike will make its way to the market in the March 2017, it is possible that Bajaj will launch the same around AutoExpo 2017 as well.

  • What is the expected price of the new KTM 200 Duke?

The present KTM 200 Duke is priced at Rs 1.45 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the new one will be around 1.50 Lakh, not more than that.

Source – OverDrive