Choosing between the KTM Duke 200 and Pulsar RS200

31st Oct 2018 2:33 pm

Having trouble deciding between the 200cc naked sport bikes.

Which one should I select in between the KTM Duke 200 and the Pulsar RS200?
Srikanth, Hyderabad

AAA Choosing between the Duke 200 and RS200 depends on what kind of flavour you want from your bike. The Duke 200 is sharper, angrier and therefore a more exciting machine. It accelerates harder than the RS200, but the RS has a slightly higher top speed. The Duke is also significantly ahead in terms of build quality, while the extensive bodywork on the Pulsar feels a little low rent. The Pulsar, however, has better suspension comfort and is more accommodating of tall riders. The Bajaj’s riding position has a slight forward lean towards the clip-ons, but we have found it to be quite comfortable and taller riders will prefer this to the Duke’s upright but very compact seating position. The Pulsar also offers single-channel ABS as an option, a vital safety feature that the Duke misses out on. Ultimately, the Duke is the more premium and exciting machine, while the Pulsar is almost equally quick and will prove to be more comfortable.

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