KTM 250 Duke


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Expected Price

₹ 1,70,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Bike Category (cc) 200cc-250cc
Type Naked
Status Launched in Japan @ 2015 Tokyo Motor Show (Expected to be launched in India by early 2016)
Official Tagline One for All
Shades/Colors Black/Orange
Frame/Chassis Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated (MOTO3 Inspired Chassis)
Displacement 248.8 cc
Maximum Power 30.87 BHP (23 KW/31 HP) @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque 24 NM @ 7250 rpm
Engine Description Lightweight 4-stroke Liquid-Cooled 4-valve DOHC Single-cylinder 248.8cc engine (strongest in its class)
Cooling Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Ignition Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 2 rotor pumps
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 61.1 mm
Number of Cylinders 1
Fuel Type Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Engine Weight 37.2 kg
Gearbox 6 speed, claw shifted
Clutch PASC™ anti-hopping clutch/ mechanically operated
Primary Gear Ratio 30:80
Secondary Gear Ratio 14:46
Gear Pattern 1-down, 5-up
Front Brake 300mm Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Rear Brake 230mm Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Suspension 43mm WP Suspension Up Side Down
Rear Suspension WP Monoshock
Front Wheel Travel 150 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 150 mm
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1367±15 mm
Dry Weight 139 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 11 litres
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
ABS Light
LED Indicator Lights
Fuel Gauge Digital
Low Fuel Warning Light
Gear Indicator Digital
Service Reminder Digital
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Gear Shift Light
Engine Check Indicator
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Pillion Grabrail
Engine Kill Switch
Stand Alarm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4” X-Ring
Steering Angle 65°

KTM 250 Duke Review

13 Oct, 2015 11:10 AM


KTM has announced a new 250 cc variant to its Duke flagship which will be available in India from the end of 2015 or the start of 2016. The new Duke is for those who are always confused between the 200 and 390 offerings. It would be a balance between the performance and economy of the new super sport bike segment and would be a tough competitor for many upcoming 250 cc segment bikes. It seems as if KTM has planned a domination program on each racing segment.

Design & Style

KTM 250 Duke has the same naked designing as the other Duke Flagship models. The orange framework below its body line is a sure shot head turner, making it an intensely appealing substance on the road.

Engine & Performance

The 250 Duke has a 248.8 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine, producing a peak of 30.7 BHP @ 9000 rpm and 24 NM of torque @ 7250 rpm. The new machine uses a power assisted slipper clutch with anti-hopping technology. It has the same 6-speed transmission which is used on the earlier Dukes. Sharing the same performance oriented vision of its elder brothers; the continuous flow of cooling liquid with water pump helps it to stay calm after those hard sprints also. The ultra-light weight engine adds up to the performance of the street machine.

Brakes & Suspension

The braking is handled in the front by a disc brake measuring 300 mm with 4-pot brake caliper and the rear is managed by a disc of 230 mm with 1-pot brake caliper. It retains its 43 mm upside down WP suspension for the front and a WP monoshock suspension at the rear from its ancestors, having a 150 mm travel of both the suspensions.

Comfort while Riding

Riding position of the KTM Duke 250 is ideal for every kind of terrain it faces. The ground clearance of 170 mm makes it safe from the road obstacles and the 800 mm seat height makes it comfortable for those with an average height. Overall, it’s much more comfortable and stable performer than others.

Shades & Expected Price

The KTM 250 Duke is expected to be with a tag of INR 1,70,000 and will be available in its traditional black and orange shade.


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