2017 KTM Duke 250 – surprises just can’t get any better!
KTM recently launched the 2018 range of Duke street fighters in India. While the Duke 390 got a comprehensive cosmetic, feature as well as mechanical update, the Duke 200 got a few graphic related updates. However, there was one major announcement – addition of the third bike in KTM’s Duke Series in India. Welcome the 2017 KTM Duke 250!
The Duke 250 India launch was surely a surprise for many, as the Austrian bike maker hadn’t mentioned anything about it coming to India. But since it is now here, we just can’t fail to acknowledge the impact that this new addition can make to KTM’s market presence. And if we look at the entire proposition from the eyes of the customers, the Duke 250 can easily be termed as a blessing in disguise. Why?
Well, let’s find out all details about the bike that has the potential to become KTM’s best-selling bike in the country.
2017 KTM Duke 250 Design
The 2017 Duke 250 is inspired by its bigger siblings, especially the updated Duke 390. It is features similar headlight design, however, it gets a halogen setup instead of the 390’s LED arrangement. The fuel tank extensions are more sharper on the 250, while the tail section is completely new. It also features a new TFT instrumentation screen, while the speedometer is housed in a LCD display. KTM claims that the seats has been updated to offer more support to the driver as well as the passenger.
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2017 KTM Duke 250 Price
The KTM Duke range is known to offer a lot of value on the price the bikes come in. While they can surely not be termed as cheap, the sheer amount of features and equipment on offer on each bike in KTM’s portfolio completely justifies the price tag it is sold at. Same case is with the newest introduction – the 2017 Duke 250. KTM has launched the new Duke motorcycle in India at a price of Rs. 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
|Delhi||Rs 1.73 lakh|
2017 KTM Duke 250 Specifications
What is the first thing that you see about a KTM bike? Well, it is the specifications of the power plant on offer. In the new Duke 250, powering duties are handled by a 248.8 cc single-cylinder liquid cooled engine that churns out 30 BHP and 24 Nm of torque, which is transmitted to the rear wheel through a chain drive, via a 6-speed manual gearbox. Moreover, the Duke 250 gets the largest sprocket on the rear, ensuring that the torque delivery will be something that will leave all other bikes in dust.
|Engine Displacement||248.8cc single cylinder water cooled|
|Power||30 bhp @ 9000 rpm|
|Torque||24 Nm @ 7250 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed (with Slipper Clutch)|
|Top Speed (Est.)||152 KMPH|
|Suspension (Expected)||Front – WP Upside Down
Rear- WP Monoshock
|Brakes (Expected)||Front – 320 mm Disc
Rear – 220 mm Disc
2017 KTM Duke 250 Mileage
Another thing that hasn’t changed about the KTM’s new bike in India is the fact that the company doesn’t mention the official mileage figures. As a result, we don’t know the official Duke 250 ARAI mileage. However, keeping in mind the aforementioned specifications, we believe that the bike will be able to deliver around 30 km/l in city and around 38 km/l on long cruising highways.
KTM Duke 250 Competition
The KTM Duke 250 will lock horns with the Honda CBR 250, Hyosung GT250R and the Kawasaki Ninja 300.