The modification is likely to result in a 20 mm increase in ground clearance.
According to a media report, KTM is working on a modified exhaust for its 125 Duke, 200 Duke and RC 200 bikes. This redesigned unit is said to improve ground clearance.
The KTM 125 Duke, 200 Duke and RC 200 come with an underbelly exhaust that is routed under the engine. To achieve better ground clearance, KTM engineers are looking to remove the silencer protector that sits just below the crankcase. This is likely to result in a 20 mm increase in ground clearance.
The report also states that KTM would also have to make some preload adjustments to the rear monoshock to avoid the bikes from bottoming out when riding with a pillion.
Source: Autocar India