KTM has revealed the quarter-litre variants of its Duke and RC series of motorcycles in the Japanese capital, Tokyo. The Duke 250 and RC250 are the toned down versions of the 373.2 cc Duke 390 and RC390 motorcycles respectively. These motorcycles would be placed against the quarter-litre single cylinder Kawasaki motorcycles – the Z250SL and Ninja 250SL and the Yamaha YZF-R25.
The Duke 250 and RC250 receive a 250cc single-cylinder 4-valve DOHC engine with Nikasil coated cylinder. The engine is capable of churning out 31 hp of power at 9000 RPM and 24 Nm of torque at 7250 rpm. The motorcycle receives a Moto3 inspired KTM trademark steel trellis frame, ABS system, digital instrument cluster, 43mm upside down WP suspension front fork and basically everything that you see on the Duke 390 and RC390 motorcycles. The Duke 250 tips the weighing scale at 139 kilograms while the RC250 goes up to 147 kgs.
KTM is yet to reveal the targeted markets for these quarter-litre motorcycles.
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