|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||249cc||Manual||30PS @ 9000RPM||24NM @ 7500RPM||30kmpl|
Since the KTM has launched its 200 Duke and 390 Duke in India, there’s not a perfect match of quarter-litre motorcycle from the brand. After launching the KTM 250 Duke in China, the Austrian brand launched its quarter-litre motorcycle in our country which is more aggressive in its visual stance. The bike also looks more premium motorcycle and KTM had also placed it in an attractive price margin. The Austrian brand’s new 250 Duke will be sold in our country along with its younger and elder siblings which are already playing a vital role in the Indian motorcycle market. The KTM 250 Duke is the perfect motorcycle for those who want to upgrade from their 200cc bikes.
The KTM 250 Duke draws design cues from the brand’s updated KTM 390 Duke. The quarter-litre bike also gets an exposed trellis frame but it is not finished in the KTM Orange this time but the brand has gone with traditional black paint. The headlamp is a sharp, Snooky and edgy with two boomerang-shaped LED strips flows on the outline of the headlamp unit that gives aggressive look from the front and there’s no any wind deflector the brand uses now to spoil the beautiful front design. The fuel tank is sharp with its elongated shrouds on both sides that extend up to the front suspensions. The fuel tank is sharper, muscular, edgy and aggressive that it is the main attractive element in the motorcycle which is continued by a split rider and pillion seat. Unlike the 200 Duke, a new grab rail is now a split unit that is fitted on either side of the tail section. The tail lamp is refreshed and brought directly from its elder sibling.
The 250 Duke gets a fully orange paint job on the fuel tank and the bolt-on subframe features an Orange paint treatment that visually looks great. The sharper engine guard has been replaced with a skid plate inspired unit that protects the sump at the bottom. The fully digital instrument console is a shared unit from KTM 200 Duke, comes with the same square-shaped console with orange backlit that displays all the details like revolution counter, speedometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel level, average fuel consumption etc.
The little rocket from the Austrian brand comes with disc braking on both ends with the front disc of 300mm dia operated by a double-piston floating calliper and the 230mm dia of the rear disc is operated by a single-piston floating calliper. KTM also provides dual-channel ABS as standard.
The KTM 250 Duke is powered by a 248.8cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that makes 29.6BHP of power at 9000rpm and a peak torque of 24Nm at 7500rpm. The power from the engine is transferred through a wet multi-plate clutch that feels very light in its operation to a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox. The single-piece long trellis frame on the KTM 200 Duke has been replaced with a new bolt-on subframe setup which offers great stability at the straights and corners. The new powerplant is tuned to produce high performance and torque in the lower revolution range and balanced torque with high performance at the mid-range power which helps much in the city road conditions and stretched out highway rides.
The KTM 250 Duke delivers 30kmpl of mileage on an average basis taken from both the city rides and highway stretches. The muscular and aggressively designed fuel tank holds 13.4litres of fuel which gives out a range of 400km on a full tank of fuel.
The quarter-litre motorcycle comes equipped with a fatty 43mm Upside Down telescopic front forks and the rear is equipped with a monoshock suspension. Both the suspension works great in the city traffic and in highway tours that tackles all the bumps and potholes easily. The reshaped and cushioned seat offers great comfort to go on the city roads as well as on the highways. The upright riding position with the rear set footpegs offers great handling to run in the bumper to bumper traffic ways.
The 250 Duke derives most of its styling cues from the gorgeous looking 1290 Superduke and it looks pretty darned cool by itself. The Duke 390 is available in White and Orange shades with fresh new graphics, black alloys with orange highlights and a new UV resistant paint which is more durable and less prone to fading.
Here’s our video review of the Duke 250