Honda Motor Company is a Japanese multinational corporation producing automobiles, motorcycles and machinery. Honda bikes are generally passenger friendly guaranteeing safety, economy, durability, comfort and style. The KTM Sport motorcycle AG or simply just KTM is a globally reputed motorcycle manufacturer based in Austria. KTM motorcycles will be more known for their styling and off road capacity. Engine performance and fuel economy are also their highlighted features. Here is a report on their two entry level popular bikes seen nowadays – the CBR250R and the Duke 200 respectively. the benefits of a cbr test
In conditions of styling, the CBR250R looks more cultured while KTM 200 much more modern and sharper. The CBR 250R is a completely faired, sporty looking motorcycle which has a racy design. However, KTM Fight it out 200 is an undressed and aggressive looking cycle with an urban design. The obvious difference is mainly the front fairing in the CBR that is not present in the Duke. The Honda bike has an appropriate sitting position while the KTM bike has a taller stance which may be uncomfortable during long rides. But the Duke is 20 kg lighter than CBR 250R.
Both the bikes are powered with a by a water cooled, four valve, DOHC engine though Honda cycle has a higher displacement. CBR has a 249. six cc displacement which is merely 200 cc in KTM Duke. But this big difference is not seen in the power and rpm output. Both the motorcycles generate about 25 bhp of maximum power end result and the torque statistics are 22. 9 Nm for CBR and 20 Nm for the Fight it out individually. The CBR 250R engine is smooth and refined with a long gearing. KTM Duke two hundred is more aggressive with a shorter gearing.
The light weighted KTM Duke is no doubt much easier to handle. Honda CBR 250R is heavier and also bigger in overall measurements rendering it a difficult bicycle in city traffic. On the other hand the suspension in Honda bike is softer in CBR which is a blessing while riding over bumpy and potholed roads. The stiff suspension in the KTM bike is not just a favourable one for Indian roads. And the overall ergonomics of the Duke 200 are not at all impressive because the foot pegs and the gear lever shifters are put far away from each other unlike the CBR. Finally it can be said that KTM Duke is good only within the location boundaries, although Honda CBR 250R is a gentler motorcycle which can be used for long highway drives as well.