KTM Motonation Manufacturer Factory in Jitra, Kedah, Malaysia

Motonation Manufacturer for KTM Austria

The factory for the KTM Duke 690 and KTM Duke 200 are in Jitra, Kedah. This factory are currently assembling the KTM Duke 690 and Duke 690R which makes it CKD so the price is lower than the CBU version at RM41k only.   Continue reading “KTM Motonation Manufacturer Factory in Jitra, Kedah, Malaysia”

KTM Duke 200 Launched in Malaysia on 26 August 2011!

KTM Duke 200 with 1Malaysia Sticker
KTM Duke 200 Malaysia Launch

KTM Duke 125 and 200 are most awaited by many Malaysian riders here. This time we just might get to see KTM Duke 200 launched tomorrow (26/08/2011) afternoon.

I’m also waiting for the launch of this bike and I really eager to know about the pricing. Rumors said it is priced below RM20k. It means this can compete with Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Honda CBR250R.

UPDATE: It is CKD version. Price is estimated from RM15k – 18k. Very affordable for a continental bike.

UPDATE II: It is going to be launch by our PM tomorrow, but sales only start early next year (2012). Now, there are only 3 unit of concept bike in Malaysia. 2 more picture added after the jump

UPDATE III: It is launched earlier today by our Prime Minister. The bike will be assembled by KTM Motonation factory here in Malaysia. The sale of the bike will start early 2012. KTM Duke 200 is the variation of KTM Duke 125 which is marketed specifically for Asian countries. The European will get the KTM Duke 125 only. Hurray for Malaysia!

UPDATE IV: I forgot to tell you that the lauching has been shown on Buletin Utama TV3 last night (26/8/2011). I also got the video of the launching, but for this few days I actually updating using my phone, so, I can’t access to the video yet. Maybe tomorrow you’ll get to see the launching video.

UPDATE V: Here is the link of the KTM Duke 200 launch: http://www.tonton.com.my/#/home/shows/Local/buletin_utama_2011_ec72bef6c2564757baac9e5b0111e00d/fri_aug_26_a0bb8ba0fb2e4bafb6fa9e5b0111cf11
Note: You need to register first before can view the video. Can somebody upload it to the YouTube? After that, put the YouTube link in the comment box. If you guys can help la.

UPDATE VI: Here is the video embed (KTM Duke 200 is on 2:19) after the jump:

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KTM 125 Duke

KTM Duke 125

KTM is a motocross manufacturer that makes big displacement engine bikes like the KTM RC8 1190. After Bajaj Auto from India expands its share in KTM, the wisest thing to do is to scale down the big engine bike of KTM to small engine, low emission, fuel-efficient but still desirable and still KTM to fit the large Indian market. The bike that holds all the statement is KTM Duke 125.

I never thought that KTM will ever takes this turn to make small bike as nice as this Duke 125. In my head, KTM is one of the greatest motorcross manufacturer along with Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda, that only cater the market for Europe and other countries other than Asia. Now, we are able to get our soul satisfied with this bike that is going to be marketed in 2011.

KTM Duke 125 have everything that KTM bike should have. It have great design by Kiska, great chassis with chromoly steel, great brakes by Bybre (means By Brembo in India) and it got fuel-injection fuel system by Bosch. If you think hard enough, you might think that all this features are NOT meant for a 125cc bikes. This features has raised the price of this bike a little bit compared to Honda CBF 125, which is its competitor.

This bike is assembled in India with local parts, the wheel are made in China with KTM quality specification by Jingfi.

Seven more pictures after the jump with technical specification. Also included is KTM RC8 1190 pictures as comparison. Continue reading “KTM 125 Duke”

KTM Duke 125 Technical Specification

KTM Duke 125
Engine Type Single cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 124,7 cc
Bore x stroke 58/47,2
Power output (homologated) 11,3kW @ 10,500/min
Max. torque 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Valve timing DOHC
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 6 speed Continue reading “KTM Duke 125 Technical Specification”