Here we take on the KTM Duke 250. The Austrian bike maker has been one of the finest racing material under Rs 2 Lakh. With its pure naked looks, it seems to have a liking amongst the youth. Especially, its engine sound turns many heads around. So, here we present the price, top speed, mileage and specs of the bike.
If you see, the youth of India is a major decider for the popular bikes. While they prefer sporty bikes under Rs 2 Lakhs, we take one of their choices. The KTM Duke 250 is one of the finest track-ready material under Rs 2 Lakhs. It copies most of its elements from the Duke 390 and 200. The design comes from the elder one while the brakes and fuel system from the younger one. It gets a 248cc water cooled engine that produces an aggressive engine sound that attracts more people. The features of the bike include fully digital speedometer, new split seats, front and rear disc brakes, slipper clutch, halogen headlamps and LED DRLs. It records a maximum speed of 142 km/hr. The price of the bike is around Rs 1.73 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The other 250cc naked bike in its competition is the FZ-25 and Benelli TNT25.
Keeping in mind the price of the Duke 390, the Duke 250 makes a lot of sense for those not satisfied with the performance of the Duke 200. The naked street bike finds itself locking horns with the likes of DSK Mahindra Mojo and Bajaj Dominar 400.
2018 KTM Duke 250 Price in India
|Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)||Rs 1.73 Lakh|
Duke 250 costs Rs 29500 more than the Duke 200. It is priced at Rs. 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Duke 390 is priced at Rs. 2.26 lakh while the 200 costs Rs. 1.44 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
2018 KTM Duke 250 Design
The KTM Duke 250 borrows plenty of design cues from the Duke 390. It gets a similarly aggressive headlamp. The headlamp for Duke 250, however, doesn’t get a split headlamp setup. Also, it misses out on LED fixtures and instead comes with a halogen bulb. Duke 250 comes with sharp tank panels and a sleek tail. The new generation Dukes look a lot more modern, and this one impresses like the other two low displacements Duke models. Unlike the Duke 390, the 250 doesn’t come with a TFT speedo console. However, it does get a new LCD unit.
2018 KTM Duke 250 Specifications
|Engine||248.8cc, DOHC, single cylinder water cooled|
||30 BHP @ 9000 RPM|
||24 Nm @ 7500 RPM|
|Transmission||6-speed (with Slipper Clutch)|
|Top Speed (Estimated)
||Front – WP Upside Down
Rear- WP Monoshock
||Front – 300 mm Disc
Rear – 220 mm Disc
|Mileage||35 KMPL (est)|
The KTM Duke 250 features a 248.8cc, water-cooled, single-cylinder engine. This motor outputs a max. power of 31 BHP at 9,000 RPM and a peak torque of 24 Nm at 7,250 rpm. The engine boasts a DOHC layout and ultra hard, carbon-coated cam followers. Duke 250 has been built around a lightweight tubular trellis frame. Transmission duties are performed by a 6-speed manual gearbox that comes with a slipper clutch. The bike does not get ABS, which a lot of underpriced bikes also feature nowadays.
2018 KTM Duke 250 Mileage
The KTM Duke 250 delivers an average mileage of 35 KMPL. While buyers of bikes in this segment don’t have fuel efficiency as their topmost priority, the bike will still impress by providing a good mix of performance and high fuel mileage.
2018 KTM Duke 250 Top Speed
|Top Speed||142 KMPH|
The KTM Duke 250 is likely to enjoy a true top speed of around 142 KMPH. In comparison, the Duke 390 has a true top speed of around 165 KMPH.
2018 KTM Duke 250 Features
- Fully Digital Speedometer and Tachometer
- Gear Indicator
- Split Seats
- Slipper Clutch
- Front and Rear disc brakes
- Upright riding position
- LED DRLs
- Huge range of accessories
2018 KTM Duke 250 Dimensions
|Kerb Weight||147 Kgs|
|Ground Clearance||185 mm|
|Seat Height||822 mm|
The bike measures 2050 mm in length, 730 mm in width and 810 mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 810 mm, ground clearance of 185 mm and seat height of 822 mm. It weighs around 147 kgs.
2018 KTM Duke 250 Competition
Currently, the bike faces competition from DSK Benelli TNT 25, Mahindra Mojo, Yamaha FZ 25 and Bajaj Dominar 400. These bikes range under Rs 2 lakhs and have good engines with decent features offerings. The Mojo and Dominar are somewhat cruisers, but similar pricing brings them into this competition. As both of them are power cruisers, they are basically cruiser-cum-sports bike. The FZ 25 boasts of the similar specs, but it is priced quite cheap by nearly Rs 55,000. FZ boats of Yamaha’s acceleration and good riding quality. The main competition comes from DSK Benelli TNT, which is a 250cc naked bike. It is priced similar too, but the brand is not as famous as KTM in India.
2018 KTM Duke 250 Overview
|Model||KTM Duke 250|
|Price||Rs 1.73 Lakhs|
5-speed slipper clutch
|Average Mileage||35 KMPL|
a fully digital speedometer, new split seats, front and rear disc brakes, slipper clutch and halogen headlamps and LED DRLs.
Front and Rear Disc Brakes
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