About KTM :
KTM AG (the former KTM Sportmotorcycle AG) is an Austrian motorcycle and sports car manufacturer owned by KTM Industries AG and Bajaj Auto. It was formed in 1992 but traces its foundation to as early as 1934. Today, KTM AG is the parent company of the KTM Group.
KTM is known for its off-road motorcycles (Enduro, Motocross, and Supermoto). Since the late 1990s, it has expanded into street motorcycle production and developing sports cars – namely the X-Bow. In 2015, KTM sold almost as many street motorcycles as off-road bikes. Production of the KTM sports car X-BOW started in 2007.
KTM 250 Duke Prices
|VARIANT||ON ROAD PRICE||SPEC||COMPARE|
|KTM 250 Duke STD||₹ 1.87 Lakh||Petrol, 30.00 Kmpl|
2017 KTM 250 Duke Highlight
|2017 KTM 250 Duke||Specifications|
|Engine||248.8 cc single-cylinder|
KTM 250 Duke Overview
The biggest surprise of it all, KTM has introduced the 2017 250 Duke in the country priced at Rs 1,73,000 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The model was already on sale in certain international markets and is being now brought into the country to fill the void between the 200 and 390 range. The new 250 Duke borrows its styling cues from the new 390, albeit with a host of changes. The full-LED headlamp has been replaced by a conventional looking unit with a halogen bulb and integrated LED DRLs.
The other differentiator is the new black wheels on the 250, while the graphics incline towards white on this one. With respect to power, a new 248.8 cc single-cylinder is used on the new KTM 250 Duke. The motor is derived from the 390’s 373 cc unit and is tuned to belt out 30 bhp and 24 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed transmission.
The 250 Duke also comes with a slipper clutch but does not get adjustable levers. The wider mirrors and soft seats are available. The bike also rides on the MRF Revz tires instead of Metzelers. The new 250 Duke brings more performance without the premium price tag or power of the 390. Offering just the right balance, the model should find a lot of takers in the country.
Dimensions & Weight
The bike has an overall length of 2026 mm and it is 836 mm wide. The bike stands with a good frame with a height of 1267 mm. Duke 250 has an increased seat height of 830 mm just like the 390 Duke. The bike has a wheelbase of 1357 mm and has a promising ground clearance of 185 mm. The bike also has a bigger fuel tank thankfully with a 13.5 liters capacity just like it’s elder sibling. The bike has a wet weight of 161 kilograms which is slightly on the heavier side in this segment.
Dimension and Weight Measurement Table
Kerb Weight149 kg
Ground Clearance185 mm
Seat Height830 mm
Design & Style
The KTM Duke 250 wins all the points when it comes to styling. The 250cc naked street bike has the best design quotient with sharp edges and aesthetic upgrades. KTM retains all the good elements on the 390 Duke into this model. The 250 Duke is a little ahead of 200 Duke when it comes to design and features. It also retains the stylish sharp edge halogen lights with LED daytime running lights.
The extended tank shrouds also give the Duke a very promising appeal. This version of Duke is based on lightweight tubular trellis frame. The exposed trellis subframe on the model is also impressive. KTM successfully gets the best aerodynamic design which is very edgy and appealing.
WHEELS & TYRES
|Front Wheel||3.00 × 17-inch|
|Rear Wheel||4.00 × 17-inch|
|Wheel Type||Alloy Wheels|
Features and Comfort
The 250 Duke retains most of the good things from 390 Duke but it lacks an ABS which is a let down for a bike that costs more than Rs. 1.70 lakhs. But the bike does feature new subframe with black alloy wheels and new slipper clutch. It also comes equipped with side mounted exhaust. The bike offers a high seat height @ 830mm, which could cause a problem for short riders. The extended shroud design ensures knee room for the rider and gives you a very sporty feel. The handlebars also feel upright and sturdy.
KTM 250 Duke Features
- tachometer digital
- Gear Indicator
- Fuel Warning Indicator
- Fuel Gauge
- Low Oil Indicator
- Low Battery Indicator
- Pillion Seat
- Pillion Grabrail
- Engine Kill Switch
- Tripmeter TypeDigital
- Tripmeter Count
- Pass Light
Brakes & Suspension
The KTM 250 Duke comes with 300 mm front disc brake with the four-pot caliper and 230 mm rear disc brake with one pot caliper. The absence of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is also felt on the model which is the only letdown on this variant of Duke. It comes with 43 mm WP suspension and WP mono-shock rear suspension. The bike has a 150 mm front and 150 mm rear wheel travel. The bike makes use of 110/70 ZR17 front tire and 150-60 ZR17 rear tire (MRF).
Front Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake TypeDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size300 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size230 mm
Chassis and Suspension
Chassis TypeSplit trellis frame, powder coated
Front SuspensionWP upside-down Ø 43 mm
Rear SuspensionWp Monoshock
Design & Style
The KTM Duke 250 wins all the points when it comes to styling. The 250cc naked street bike has the best design quotient with sharp edges and aesthetic upgrades. KTM retains all the good elements on the 390 Duke into this model. The 250 Duke is a little ahead of 200 Duke when it comes to design and features. It also retains the stylish sharp edge halogen lights with LED daytime running lights. The extended tank shrouds also give the Duke a very promising appeal. This version of Duke is based on lightweight tubular trellis frame. The exposed trellis subframe on the model is also impressive. KTM successfully gets the best aerodynamic design which is very edgy and appealing.
Engine & Gearbox
The mini beast is powered by a 248.8 cc single cylinder liquid-cooled engine which generates a maximum power of 29.58 bhp @ 9000 rpm and generates a maximum torque of 24 Nm @ 7500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Overall, the KTM Duke 250 is a handsome looking beast borrowing its design from 390 Duke which is based on the 1290 Super Duke R. The only reason to go for a 250 Duke is if you want to save some extra bucks of cost which you spend on a Rs 2.25 lakh 390 Duke. Duke 250 is a great option for KTM fans who love Duke street bikes. But the lack of ABS, TFT console, and LED headlight is felt on the 250cc version.
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