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

    Keeping the price low with reasonable safety is the point so, single ABS and disc brakes are good enough for 200. There are thousands of bikes in our cities running still on drum brakes, are they all destined to crash? Ride safely with common sense and 99.9% of time one will be safe, even without ABS and this is true with ABS also.
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    Default Re: 2018 KTM Duke 200 'ABS' launched in India at Rs. 1.6L ex-s.

    Quote Originally Posted by s1d View Post
    haha dont worry about the price.. bajaj is know to be competitive/smart with prices, and not only that over time the 200's price has gone up significantly. rest assured it is most likely the dual channel abs model that was being sold in export markets. i don't think they will develop a separate single channel abs module just for India.
    It's single channel, see i told you before

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    Quote Originally Posted by #bpk View Post
    It's single channel
    disappointing if that's so !
    honestly speaking as @The Pain pointed out, for someone like me.. i'd prefer the non abs on such a small bike anyway and i am happy with my non-abs 200.
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    I believe single channel ABS is here to stay, Most brands would try to keep their costs minimum in order to stay competitive. While we discuss about KTM, Its surprising to see so many people saying against ABS here. Arguing that ABS cannot save in all situations, common sense helps, ABS isn't required in 200cc.

    Guys really?? Why do you wear helmet and riding gear then. They only reduce death chances by 30%. They won't save in all situations. Better go helmetless and ride with commonsense. Shouldn't we? going by your logic? SMH

    I don't mind paying 30k more for a feature that probably will save my from broken bones and a broken bike, just like my riding gear, ABS is something that adds protection. I believe only those people are bashing ABS who don't have ABS in their own bikes. Sour grapes maybe?
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    Default Re: 2018 KTM Duke 200 'ABS' launched in India at Rs. 1.6L ex-s.

    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    Ride safely with common sense and 99.9% of time one will be safe, even without ABS and this is true with ABS also.
    Quote Originally Posted by #bpk View Post
    It's single channel, see i told you before
    Quote Originally Posted by s1d View Post
    i am happy with my non-abs 200.
    Having ABS will not hamper anything and act as another safety net that will be working in the background, just like helmet, jacket, gloves! We don't expect to crash everyday and put 100% use to the helmet, jacket, gloves all the time.

    So same way one may not put ABS to work all the time and make use of it 99.99%, but its like one of those things "if it happens, then it matters".

    Quote Originally Posted by hgps View Post
    I don't mind paying 30k more for a feature that probably will save my from broken bones and a broken bike
    My two cents, KTM should pro actively offer ABS upgrade kit to the non-ABS Duke 200! Let it cost 30K-40K+, there are people who want to add it and not worry about cost, nothing to harm in just keeping on offer to people.

    I know people who have spent nearly 60K just for top-end helmet, gears, R&G crash guards, frame sliders etc etc for the Duke 200, for them 40K is not a thing of concern

    Moreover there is already 50% ABS components available in the non-ABS but they are disabled, this like swing-arm mount points, ECU that supports ABS functionality(disabled via software), wiring connector with black pin, ABS indicator on the speedometer all being present.

    All they should provide would be a new Wiring kit, Rotor disc, Sensors, ABS module with new brake lines and an ECU software update to unlock the ABS functionality, and all these will not go more than 40K I'd say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hgps View Post
    I believe single channel ABS is here to stay, Most brands would try to keep their costs minimum in order to stay competitive. While we discuss about KTM, Its surprising to see so many people saying against ABS here. Arguing that ABS cannot save in all situations, common sense helps, ABS isn't required in 200cc.

    Guys really?? Why do you wear helmet and riding gear then. They only reduce death chances by 30%. They won't save in all situations. Better go helmetless and ride with commonsense. Shouldn't we? going by your logic? SMH

    I don't mind paying 30k more for a feature that probably will save my from broken bones and a broken bike, just like my riding gear, ABS is something that adds protection. I believe only those people are bashing ABS who don't have ABS in their own bikes. Sour grapes maybe?
    Exactly what i always try to say, but some members don't agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hgps View Post
    I believe single channel ABS is here to stay, Most brands would try to keep their costs minimum in order to stay competitive. While we discuss about KTM, Its surprising to see so many people saying against ABS here. Arguing that ABS cannot save in all situations, common sense helps, ABS isn't required in 200cc.

    Guys really?? Why do you wear helmet and riding gear then. They only reduce death chances by 30%. They won't save in all situations. Better go helmetless and ride with commonsense. Shouldn't we? going by your logic? SMH
    I think experienced guys have a better sense of what they are getting into compared to the younger lot. these people feel that too much of rider aids spoil the raw fun of riding a motorcycle. maybe they will disable it and ride at times.. for e.g. if mine had abs i'd disable it and enjoy that at times.

    going helmetless and riding with commonsense? -- really? maybe that's your understanding of using commonsense lol. there is a difference between 'having' and 'using' it

    remember even getting on a motorcycle or crossing the road can get you killed.. each one has their own appetite for risk.

    now that there is a choice.. i've spoken about my choice and not forcing it upon others. i'd rather teach someone how to ride safer without putting other lives or their owns at risk before depending on rider aids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1d View Post
    I think experienced guys have a better sense of what they are getting into compared to the younger lot. these people feel that too much of rider aids spoil the raw fun of riding a motorcycle. maybe they will disable it and ride at times.. for e.g. if mine had abs i'd disable it and enjoy that at times.
    I do not count myself as one of those "experienced" guys because i don't see any fun in locking up my front wheel and eating dirt. No thank you. I would rather have a boring but safe ride with rider aids.

    Quote Originally Posted by s1d View Post
    going helmetless and riding with commonsense? -- really? maybe that's your understanding of using commonsense lol.
    No that's your understanding of what i had written above. I don't feel the need to explain what i was trying to say.
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