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    Default Re: 2018 KTM Duke 200 'ABS' launched in India at Rs. 1.6L ex-s.

    Quote Originally Posted by strahl7 View Post
    KTM living upto their aspirational premium offering type of positioning now. I can imagine how the Huskies might be priced now..
    Yes, I'm guessing their making way for the Duke 125. Might be in the ₹1,25,000 ex-showroom range.

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    Default Re: 2018 KTM Duke 200 'ABS' launched in India at Rs. 1.6L ex-s.

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    What do you think Xbhpians?
    It is going to be mandatory in the future, and we thank KTM for thinking about this today, but does it have the demand for now?
    Will the common customer go the distance and spend 9k more for safety? (Ideally they should! But will they?)
    The 200 already was being sold with abs in certain markets for a while now iirc.
    most customers will opt for non abs while it is available, why doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by jazzysaravana View Post
    If I remember correctly, I bought the Duke 200 for ₹1,45,000 On Road Chennai in April 2012. Now after 6 years the ABS model will breach ₹1,85,000 on road I reckon. Gradually this pocket rocket does not seem to be Value for Money..
    Exactly, prices seems to have shot up.. i would rather say bang for your buck is down comparatively.. the 390 is now 3.1L otr !! Considering there are no similar bikes in the market and their success with the ktms, bajaj has been gradually increasing the prices. Good business tactics if you ask me.
    Now slowly other companies are looking at 200+ cc bikes and making them here to be cost effective and also make a buck exporting them (lessons from bajaj i guess)
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    Default Re: 2018 KTM Duke 200 'ABS' launched in India at Rs. 1.6L ex-s.

    Quote Originally Posted by wingrider007 View Post
    Husqvarna , Bajaj husqvarna tie up
    I think 650 twin will make more sense than Hudqvarna

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    Default Re: 2018 KTM Duke 200 'ABS' launched in India at Rs. 1.6L ex-s.

    Quote Originally Posted by jammbuster View Post
    why cant they provide dual channel abs
    Because the INdian government doesnt mandate that.

    You see the sequence of asking this question has changed over the years.

    First people asked "Why cant they provide atleast a single channel ABS option"

    Now people ask "Why cant they provide dual channel ABS option"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotoBlizzard View Post
    Because the INdian government doesnt mandate that.

    You see the sequence of asking this question has changed over the years.

    First people asked "Why cant they provide atleast a single channel ABS option"

    Now people ask "Why cant they provide dual channel ABS option"
    Now, people will complain about duke 200 not getting slipper clutch, ride by wire, led headlights etc
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    Default Re: 2018 KTM Duke 200 'ABS' launched in India at Rs. 1.6L ex-s.

    Quote Originally Posted by jammbuster View Post
    But ..do you still think single channel abs is sufficient in such pocket rocket ..why cant they provide dual channel abs..at least as a option..
    i don't think it is a single channel abs, most probably is a dual channel one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammbuster View Post
    But ..do you still think single channel abs is sufficient in such pocket rocket ..why cant they provide dual channel abs..at least as a option..
    Because the bike is only a "pocket rocket" in comparison to most Indian bikes. In the rest of the world, the Duke 200 is a cheap entry-level/beginner bike for young, inexperienced riders who want something a little more stylish than a Honda Cub; a single-channel ABS is more than sufficient for a motorcycle that only produces 25bhp and tops out full throttle at barely 85mph.
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    Default Re: 2018 KTM Duke 200 'ABS' launched in India at Rs. 1.6L ex-s.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mountain View Post
    a single-channel ABS is more than sufficient for a motorcycle
    Its not as much about sufficiency as it is about Safety.

    For example in the GSX 150, the rear brake has a very high tendency to lock out on dry surface even with decent amount of adjustments, compared to the front brake which doesnt really lock up no matter how tight I squeeze the brake lever, on dry surface. But this bike comes with single channel ABS in the front.

    Now, I understand that its easier to control a fishtail but that doesnt exclude or negate the fact that the rear brake has a higher tendency to lock up compared to the front. So I dont see the point of having a Front Single channel ABS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotoBlizzard View Post
    Its not as much about sufficiency as it is about Safety.

    For example in the GSX 150, the rear brake has a very high tendency to lock out on dry surface even with decent amount of adjustments, compared to the front brake which doesnt really lock up no matter how tight I squeeze the brake lever, on dry surface. But this bike comes with single channel ABS in the front.

    Now, I understand that its easier to control a fishtail but that doesnt exclude or negate the fact that the rear brake has a higher tendency to lock up compared to the front. So I dont see the point of having a Front Single channel ABS.
    With any bike, the front wheel provides at least 70% of the bike's braking capability, and during an emergency stop that number can rise to 100%, especially on a small, lightweight bike. Adding a channel for the rear brake is relatively pointless, and only adds to the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mountain View Post
    With any bike, the front wheel provides at least 70% of the bike's braking capability, and during an emergency stop that number can rise to 100%, especially on a small, lightweight bike. Adding a channel for the rear brake is relatively pointless, and only adds to the price.
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