KTM Duke 250

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 1,75,700
* Delhi. May vary.


Variant Name KTM Duke 250
Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi) INR 1.76 Lakh
On-Road Price (Delhi) INR 1.95 Lakh (Approx.)
Mileage 30-35 kmpl (approx)
Type Naked
Shades Black-White, Orange-White
Current Status Available
Official Tagline One of a Kind
Warranty 2 Years/30,000 Kms
Summary KTM Duke 250 is the newest addition to the KTM street fighter lineup. The 249cc, single cylinder engine is liquid cooled and fuel injected, producing 30 PS at 9000 rpm and 24 Nm at 7500 rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and uses slipper clutch for refined performance. The bike weighs 161 kg and carries the steel finished, 13.5 liter fuel tank. The new design is much sharper than the existing 200 Duke while KTM offers the same in 2 shades (Black and Orange) for wider audience appeal. Duke 250 rivals Yamaha FZ25 and Benelli TNT25 in its segment.
Fuel Economy
Build Quality
Value for Money
Standout Features All new design, USD front forks
Should You Buy It? Before going for KTM 250 Duke, one should consider test riding other 250 cc motorcycles available in India. Still, handling of KTM bikes is exclusive to them in lightweight performance segment.
Displacement 248.8 cc
No. of Cylinders 1
No. of Gears 6
Maximum Power 29.58 BHP @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque 24 NM @ 7500 rpm
Engine Description Lightweight 4-stroke Liquid-Cooled 4-valve DOHC Single-cylinder 248.8cc engine (strongest in its class)
Emission Standard BS4
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
Fuel Type Petrol
Engine Weight 37.2 kg
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Clutch PASC™ anti-hopping clutch/ mechanically operated (Slipper Clutch)
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
Front Tyre 110/70-R17
Rear Tyre 150/60-R17
Front Wheel 3.00 × 17-inch
Rear Wheel 4.00 × 17-inch
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Overall Length 2026 mm
Overall Width 836 mm
Overall Height 1267 mm
Ground Clearance 185 mm
Seat Height 830 mm
Wheelbase 1357 mm
Dry Weight 153 kg
Kerb/Wet Weight 161 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 litres
0-60 kmph 3.44 secs
0-100 kmph 8.64 secs
Top Speed 138 kmph
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
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Frame/Chassis Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated (MOTO3 Inspired Chassis)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4” X-Ring
Steering Angle 65°

KTM Duke 250 Review

08 Jul, 2017 08:42 PM


The 250cc version of the naked street bike is the mid segment manifestation of the elegant KTM Duke series. Luckily the KTM 250 Duke borrows a lot of the design aesthetics of the 390 Duke. It proudly boasts of a lineage which is clearly coming from the monster 1290 Super Duke R.

The KTM Duke 250 is cheaper than the 390 Duke and about Rs. 29,500 costlier than KTM 200 Duke. It brings some bunch of extra features to the package along with standard cues taken from 200 Duke. The naked street bike is about Rs. 52,000 cheaper than the 390 Duke of which it is heavily inspired. Duke 250 comes at an ex-showroom Delhi price of INR 1,73,000. Duke 250 is KTM's attempt to cover a lucrative 250cc performance segment in the country which has found new entrants from Yamaha (FZ25), Kawasaki (Z250) and Benelli (TNT 25) already.

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 litres 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.

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 sub frame on the model is also impressive. KTM successfully gets the best aerodynamic design which is very edgy and appealing.

Instrument Console

The 250 Duke features a standard all-digital instrument console also coming with ABS light indicators. The digital console includes a speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, odometer and LED indicators.

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.

Top Speed & Performance

Also the bike is a pleasant surprise even when it comes to performance where you get a worthy upgrade to the newly launched KTM 200 Duke. Just like the other KTM bikes even this model boosts of an excellent throttle response. The refined engine quality performance is just an icing on the cake. The bike is expected to have a highway mileage of 35 kmpl and a city mileage of 30 kmpl. You can drive the 250 Duke to a range of about 400 to 450 kilometers before you need a fuel refill. The ride quality is very supreme and ensures full satisfaction even at high speeds. As per a performance test done by PowerDrift, Duke 250 takes 3.44 seconds to reach 60 kmph and 8.64 seconds to reach 100 kmph. The top speed of the bike is around 138 kmph.

Brakes & Suspension

The KTM 250 Duke comes with 300 mm front disc brake with four pot calliper and 230 mm rear disc brake with one pot calliper. 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 tyre and 150-60 ZR17 rear tyre (MRF).

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 sub frame 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 handle bars also feel upright and sturdy.

Variants & Shades

The 250 cc KTM Duke naked street bike comes in two very attractive Orange-White and Black-White shades as a standard offering. The bike is available in a single variant with all the standard specifications offered.

Pricing and Competition

The KTM 250 Duke is a premium naked street bike which is meant for people who love race track adrenaline rush. The model is priced at an ex-showroom cost of INR 1,73,000. The bike is in direct competition to premium performers like Kawasaki Z250 and Benelli TNT 25 and the newly in the segment Yamaha FZ25.


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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KTM has built a good bike ... read more

Best Features: TFT display, led headlamp, orange color, look, sound,

Pros: Value for money, power, pickup, design, metzler tyres

Cons: Seat height, not comfortable, low fuel tank, poor customer service (not all the places).

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1st of its kind !!

Atiqur Rahman | Updated 10 months ago
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Had waited long, but ultimately had launched in India !! By going what's in the paper, it seems like it won't fall short in performance and will be a good investment!! ... read more

Best Features: TFT info screen, Slipper Clutch, Ride By Wire, LED Headlamps, Adjustable suspension arms !!

Pros: Overhauling design from the previous generation Duke 390. Looks will remain appealing for the coming 4 to 5 years.

Cons: The waiting period of the Duke 390 is more then 1 month after booking too. Price increases in different states, so have to go deep into pockets!!

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