The KTM 250 Duke is the younger sibling of KTM 390 Duke instead of being elder sibling of KTM 200 Duke. The company wants to bring premium technology from the higher-end models to the lower ones at an affordable price. So how much it is a value for money asset for the customers is what we are going to find out.
Value for Money
100% LCD CONSOLE
BOSCH TWO CHANNEL ABS
TWO PART SEAT
BATTLE READY WHEELS
UPSIDE DOWN FORKS
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS (DRL)
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||No|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|Start Type||Electric only|
|ABS||Bosch 9.1 MB Two Channel ABS (disengageable)|
|Brakes (F)||320mm Four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc|
|Brakes (R)||230mm Single-piston floating calliper, brake disc|
|Type||Steel trellis frame, powder coated|
|Front Suspension||WP APEX 43 (142mm Travel)|
|Rear Suspension||WP - Monoshock (161mm Travel)|
|Electrical System||12 volt - DC|
|Head Lamp||LED Head Lamp|
|Brake/Tail Light||LED Tail Lamp|
|Engine Type||Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke engine|
|Clutch||PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated|
|Bore x Stroke||72mm x 61.1mm|
KTM 250 DUKE OVERVIEW
The 250 Duke is KTM’s quarter-litre street bike which sits between its 200 Duke and 390 Duke in terms of price, displacement, features, and components. The new LED headlight adds an even premium look to the quarter-litre motorcycle. The bike uses a BS6-compliant, 248.76cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 30bhp maximum power and 24Nm of peak torque.
This engine links to a six-speed gearbox that benefits from a slipper clutch. The slipper clutch feature prevents the rear wheel from locking and aggressive downshifting. The quarter-litre motorcycle continues to boast sharp and edgy styling. The colour palette includes two options – Silver Metallic and Dark Galvano. Like other KTM models, the 250 Duke also incorporates top-notch cycle parts such as a WP-sourced suspension setup and ByBre brakes.
The motorcycle is built around a split-type trellis frame and rides on 17-inch alloy wheels, which indulge with MRF Revz C1 tyres. The safety net includes a dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode that deactivates ABS only for the rear wheel. Weighing at 161kg (kerb), the 250 Duke also boasts an impressive power-to-weight ratio. In terms of features on the 250 Duke, you get fully digital LCD instrumentation, which in addition to all the standard info, also shows you things like distance-to-empty, real-time fuel consumption, and average speed.
The tail lamp and turn indicators are all-LED a dual-channel ABS provides safety. This 250 Duke bike weighs 170 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 13.5liters. When grouping by price, the 250 Duke competes against the likes of the Bajaj Dominar 400 and Apache RR 310 in terms of specifications, it goes up against the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and the upcoming Bajaj Dominar 250.
KTM 250 DUKE VERDICT
- Equipped with a responsive 250cc engine
- Gets an exhaustive instrument cluster
- Quite cheap to maintain
- Doesn’t get TFT cluster
- Fuel efficiency is less
- Mileage is little bit low
An Austrian engineer Johann TrunkenpolzIn in 1934 set up an unregistered shop named Kraftfahrzeug Trunkenpolz Mattighofen which initially dealt with car repairing and later began selling of DKW motorcycles and Opel cars in 1937. Later in 1953 company was renamed and registered as Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen (KTM) by businessman Ernst Kronreif who was the major shareholder of the company. From 2012, KTM was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Europe for four consecutive years. KTM always has its own brand values in its purity, performance, adventure and extreme circumstances. Globally, the company is among the leading off-road motorcycle manufacturers. As of now, the KTM produces two travel bikes, four naked bikes and three supersport bikes.
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