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2012 KTM 200 Duke Review
 

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2012 KTM 200 Duke Review

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mugwump58 12-30-2011 02:30 AM

I look forward to the 350 coming to the US some time in the future. At least now I'll be able to save up vacation time so I'll be able to look for a KTM street dealer.

Wouldn't it be great if any KTM dealer could sell the 350? Could be the start of something.

Duken4evr 12-30-2011 06:50 AM

That bike would be so much fun on a kart/motard track!

Sounds like this bike manages to make about the same power as the Honda CBR250 with 50 less cc.

bbtowns 01-03-2012 08:37 AM

Amazing Power from a 200
 
That's great power out of a 200 single. I had a first generation Duke which was really fun, but couldn't be ridden more than 75 miles or so without resting due to incredibly invasive vibration. I've ridden my friend's 690 a few times, which is quite a bit better than the Duke, but has not entirely eliminated numb hands. A smooth KTM Duke 350 weighing around 315 lbs. would be a perfect bike.

The Spaceman 01-03-2012 09:30 AM

The article says it won't come to the US, presumably because "we" only buy liter sportbikes and cruisers. I have to think though, that if KTM offered a bike like this at under $2,500, which is the listed price, it would sell extremely well. I think it would; based on the success of Honda's new 250, it may be time for manufacturers to reassess their marketing strategies in the US.

Kevin_Duke 01-03-2012 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 272346)
The article says it won't come to the US, presumably because "we" only buy liter sportbikes and cruisers. I have to think though, that if KTM offered a bike like this at under $2,500, which is the listed price, it would sell extremely well. I think it would; based on the success of Honda's new 250, it may be time for manufacturers to reassess their marketing strategies in the US.

If the bike were offered here, it would likely have an MSRP at least as high as the CBR250, maybe more.

The Spaceman 01-03-2012 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 272350)
If the bike were offered here, it would likely have an MSRP at least as high as the CBR250, maybe more.

Due to what? EPA regs, import duties, executive bonus plans?

Kevin_Duke 01-05-2012 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 272352)
Due to what? EPA regs, import duties, executive bonus plans?

DOT- and EPA-certification def cost money, but I have no itemized list to corroborate my claim. But I will bet the 200's MSRP won't be less than $4K if sold here.

oengus 07-13-2012 05:01 PM

They cannot bring the 200 to the states because nobody would buy enough of them or people would buy to many of them?

They cannot sell them in the US for the same prices as they are sold in India the distributors mark up is much higher here.

They could sell it for $3,500.00-$3,750.00, they could offer the 125cc version for $2,500.00-$2,750.00.


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