LIVE: 2017 KTM Duke 390 / 200 / 250 India Launch; Images, Features, Details, and prices

LIVE - 2017 KTM 390 Duke and 250 or the 200 Duke are all set to be launched in India. Images, features, details and prices here.

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Here’s the live stream of the launch

The design from the 390 has not translated onto the 200 to keep the price low and keep the lower model attractively priced

The Adventure 390 is coming to Indian shores

Why no ABS on the Duke 200/250 ? Amit Nandi says to keep the prices down, and also because the performance as compared to the 390’s is relatively low. It may have been a good option, but not absolutely essential. No conclusive word on the introduction of ABS in future.


390 and 250 have the same rims, though the 200 has a different set. 250 also doesn’t get the Metzeler tyres.

Amit Nandi asserts that unlike the RC250, the Duke 250 is more relevant to the Indian market. It addresses a wider market need for India. While the 200 is the entry level product, and they have not tinkered with the price. However, with the evolution of the rest of the range, the RC / Duke 390 had to go up, which gave KTM the opportunity to plug the gap between the two segments

Bookings have started, but the deliveries will start in a couple of days.


Price : 200 Duke – 1.43 lakh, price unchanged, despite being BSIV, KTM Duke 390 priced at 2.25 lakh. Price of the Duke 250 is 1.73 lakh

all prices are ex-showroom Delhi


Update 8: The KTM Duke 250 is here

Shares the design language with the Duke 200, 250cc 30PS, 24 NM and shares the mechanicals with the Duke 200. Gets a side swung exhaust unlike the 200 – also gets the slipper clutch. Multifunction cockpit, USB forks, Trellis Frame, Aluminium Swingarm, larger fuel tank. No ride by wire, LED headlamps or ABS here though

Update 7: Amit Nandi, the marketing head at KTM is now at the dias. The KTM Duke 250 is here!!!! Yeay!

Update 6 : Next up is the 2017 KTM Duke 200

Fresh design, orange rims and three colour options with fresh graphics. The bike is BSIV compliant as well. Lightweight trellis frame, upside down fork and aluminium swin arm is unchaged. Underbelly exhaust also remains unchanged. Rear monoshock by WP 10 step adjustable.


Update  5 : 2017 KTM 390 Duke on the screen now. Inspired from 1290 Superduke in terms of design – word’s most powerful naked

Ride by wire throttle, smoother throttle response, LED headlamps, colour TFT display on the 390 Duke – segment first, the TFT will be ambient light adaptive, it will also change colours at high revs an increase the font size at higher speeds for better visibility

New side swung exhaust for better mass centralization and BSIV compliance, new sub frame, while the lightweight steel trellis frame continues, All new open cartridge upside down suspension with adjustable height and better leakage protection, slipper clutch, larger 320mm front brake as the RC390, Fuel tank is larger at 13.5 litres, wider rear mirrors, a new UV resistant paint which prevents colour fade over time, one touch contactless cranking for starter


New EVAP system to reduce fuel evaporation losses, new dual channel Bosch ABS system

Power to weight ratios of 268 PS/ton – unmatched performance and features in the segment

Update 4: Alright then, so the blokes at KTM are starting the show. You might want to follow our FB page for a LIVE feed too.

Update 3 : The KTM team insists that the event will start in 10 minutes’ time. For the uninitiated, we are expecting some surprises with this conference as the DUKE 250 has also been spotted in India with a Saree Guard. So keeping our finger crossed. The 2017 KTM 250 Duke gets a  248.8cc engine with a shorter bore and stroke as compared to the engine of the 390 Duke. The power and torque values of the international spec model remains at 31 hp (at 9000 rpm) and 24 Nm (at 7250 rpm) respectively.



Update 2 : People are still coming in, and the guest area isn’t full yet. Seems like the launch is going to get delayed from its scheduled time of 11:30 AM. As things stand this is the scene at the venue


Update 1 : So the stage is set and the seats have started filling in. We are now waiting for the KTM officials to take over the dias

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Finally, the day has arrived for which all of us have been eagerly waiting. Today is the day when Bajaj-owned KTM is going to get the wraps off the 2017 Duke range for India. In November last year, KTM unveiled the 2017 Duke lineup at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan and since then Indian enthusiasts have been waiting for some of these Dukes to reach their home country. While the RC duo has already been launched in India (Read Review Here and here ), all eyes are now turned towards this launch event taking place today in Mumbai. The event is about to begin and in no time we shall know what’s in store for us. Till then sit tight and here’s a recap of all the things we know until now.


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We are absolutely sure that KTM is going to roll out the 2017 390 Duke but there is a whole lot of speculations about the other Duke that is going to be introduced with it. Some say, it will be the 200 Duke while some are of the opinion that it will be the 250 Duke. Well, according to our sources and a few reports we think the 250 Duke it is! We have our money on it. Supporting the news are a few spyshots that emerged a couple of days ago showing the early arrival of 2017 KTM 250 Duke at dealerships. It doesn’t end here; previously, KTM India had confirmed that the 250cc Duke and RC will not be rolled out for the Indian market. And supporting this, is the sighting of the 200 Duke test mule. The third possibility of the scenario could be, as funny feels kick in, what if both, the 200 and 250 Duke, arrive along with the 390?; that is too much of optimism, agreed. Fret not gentlemen, it’s about time!


Speaking of the 2017 KTM 250 Duke, the street fighter will be powered by a 248.8cc engine that gets a shorter bore and stroke as compared to the engine of the 390 Duke. The power and torque values of the international spec model remains at 31 hp (at 9000 rpm) and 24 Nm (at 7250 rpm) respectively. Coming to the biggie 390 Duke, it will draw power from a 373.2cc liquid cooled engine mated to a 6-speed transmission. This single pot motor can fire out a power of 42 horses.

IMPORTANT: Keep refreshing the page for LIVE updates straight from the event!

Here’s the image gallery of the 2017 KTM Duke lineup!

KTM 250 Duke Spotted – WM
2017 KTM Duke 390 (3)
2017 KTM Duke 390 (2)
2017 KTM Duke 390 (1)

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