To be positioned between Duke 200 & 390, the new KTM Duke 250 will rival the Bajaj Dominar, Mahindra Mojo and the Honda CBR250R.
KTM, the Austrian bikemaker will launch the much-awaited new Duke series – Duke 390 and Duke 200 – in the Indian market on February 23, 2017. If media reports are to be believed, KTM might also launch the new 2017 KTM Duke 250 in India. Yes, you heard it right! The company is planning to surprise bike enthusiasts by presenting the global-spec Duke 250 in India. In fact, the bike has already been snapped in the country, giving further confirmation of its arrival.
The Duke 390 and 200 have received several styling as well as mechanical changes. The Duke 250 on the other hand, sits between the two in terms of features and mechanics. It looks largely identical to the Duke 390, but the motorcycle will have some design changes to keep things fresh in the market. The bike will rival the Bajaj Dominar 400, Mahindra Mojo, Honda CBR250R and the Yamaha FZ250 Read More – New KTM Duke 390 – All You Need To Know
The Austrian bikemaker has announced that it will launch the new Duke series on February 23, 2017. It is expected that the Duke 250 will also be launched in India on the same day. However, nothing official has been confirmed on its launch. Read More – Yamaha FZ25 Vs KTM Duke 200
|Minimum||Rs 1.60 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.80 lakh|
To be positioned between the Duke 200 and the 390, the new Duke 250 naked streetfighter is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 1.60 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh.
|Engine||250cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled|
This new streetfigter is powered by a 250cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that also powers the global-spec Duke 250. Paired to a 6-speed gearbox, this engine churns out a maximum power output of 31bhp at 9,000rpm and a peak torque of 24Nm at 7,250rpm. The bike has a dry weight of 149kg, which results into good body and weight ratio. Read More – New KTM Duke 200 India Launch & Other Details
The bike is expected to have a top speed of around 155kmph. The suspension mechanism of the Duke 250 comprises of WP Upside Down forks up front and WP Monoshock at the Rear. It is built on a lightweight tubullar trellis frame that has a bolt-on sub-frame. The bike also gets a dual-channel Bosch ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System).
It will be launched as a powerful naked streetfighter. We expect this bike to return around 30kmpl to 35kmpl of mileage.
It is based on a lightweight tubullar trellis frame that has a bolt-on sub-frame, which also underpins the new Duke 390. However, the Duke 200 is based on the same single trellis frame. The bike shares most of its design elements from its bigger sibling, but it misses out on LED headlight strips that are available on the 390. Instrument console will be shared from the Duke 200. Instead of Metzelers, the Duke 250 will get MRF Revz C1 tyres that we have already seen on Bajaj’s Dominar 400.
The bike gets sharp tank panels, sleeker tail, aggressive fuel tank with large extensions, exposed trellis sub-frame, etc. Dimensionally, the new Duke 250 is similar to its bigger sibling. It is 2,002mm in length, 873mm in width and 1,274mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,357mm. The bike comes with a seat height of 830mm, which is 20mm more than the previous model. This is due to new tubullar trellis frame. It has a ground clearance of 170mm, which is more than sufficient to tackle Indian road conditions. The bike has a fuel tank capacity of 13.4-litres.
Source – ACI