Bajaj Pulsar 250 vs KTM Duke 250 Comparison - Which One to Pick?

Updated On: 26 October 2021 Lalit Dhawan

Back in 2001, Bajaj Motors introduced the sporty Pulsar in India. The Pulsar has always been one of the most likeable motorcycles in its segment. Bajaj is ready to launch two new models of Pulsar 250 on 28th October so if you are planning to purchase a 250cc bike keep calm and wait for a few days more. This article will conduct a comparison between the upcoming Pulsar 250 and KTM Duke 250. Both the motorcycles are sporty commuters ready to fight the roads. Therefore, this Bajaj Pulsar 250 vs KTM Duke 250 Comparison will help you make a wise decision.

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KTM Duke 250 is a lightweight, powerful package with advanced technology promising a thrilling ride experience anywhere everywhere. Duke carries sporty riding ergonomics with comfortable two-part seating for the rider and the pillion. It also has an aggressive riding position that enables riders to have a super-secure position.

Bajaj Pulsar 250 vs KTM Duke 250 Comparison

The bike features a predatory design language that has a Ready To Race stance, LED headlight with a parking light that includes 20 LEDs for better visibility, and a digital LCD display that shows the engaged gear, service reminder, and fuel gauge information. KTM offers dual circuit BOSCH ABS as standard with its Duke 250.

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On the other hand, we have Bajaj Pulsar wherein Bajaj has so far not revealed any information regarding the upcoming models. The features listed are expected to be launched as these are observed as well in the leaked spied video of the bike. The bike might come equipped with LED projector headlights for better illumination, digital instrument cluster compatible with smartphones for a convenient and connected ride. This will also ease the rider to potter through the city or travel longer distances.

Bajaj Pulsar 250 vs KTM Duke 250 Comparison

Bajaj will offer a larger front apron, a headlamp cowl, windscreen, clip-on handlebars, extended tank shrouds, split-seat, engine underbelly cowl, split LED tail lamps, split grab rails, and a side-mounted twin-barrel exhaust.

Bajaj Pulsar 250 vs KTM Duke 250 - Specifications Comparison

KTM Duke 250 comes with a slipper clutch and a three-chamber silencer. Duke is powered by a 249cc single-cylinder 4-stroke engine that is capable of delivering 22 kW of maximum power and 24 Nm of peak torque mated to a six-speed transmission.

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On the other hand, the soon-to-be-launched Bajaj Pulsar will also be powered by a 249cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine that is likely to produce 17.9 kW of maximum power and 20 Nm of peak torque paired to a six-speed gearbox transmission. It will also come equipped with slipper and an assist clutch.

KTM DUKE 250249cc22 kW24 Nm 
BAJAJ PULSAR 250249cc17.9 kW20 Nm

The above-mentioned specifications for Bajaj Pulsar 250 are expected ones. Bajaj Motors has not revealed any information about the bike so far.

Bajaj Pulsar 250 vs KTM Duke 250 - Dimensions Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar 250 will be launched on October 28th and all the details about the bike will be revealed then. The dimensions are expected to be similar to that of 220F and NS200. KTM Duke 250 is now an old player and has its own fan following. In 2020 an updated version was launched and its dimensions have been mentioned below.

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LENGTH2072 mm
WIDTH831 mm
HEIGHT1109 mm

Bajaj Pulsar 250 vs KTM Duke 250 - Price Comparison

Now comes the important point of concern: the price. It is the most important aspect to consider. Let us take a look at the prices of both motorcycles. KTM Duke 250 starts at Rs 2.17 lakhs (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 2.32 lakhs (ex-showroom).

On the other hand, Bajaj Pulsar 250 is expected to be launched at less than the price of Dominar. Bajaj will flip the game by launching the biggest Pulsar with an aggressive price tag. Pulsar 250 might be launched at around Rs 1.60 lakhs (ex-showroom) but this one will be the most expensive in its Pulsar lineup.


KTM and Bajaj motorcycles are all sporty commuters designed and structured for youth. The motorcycles are built on the latest advanced technology equipped with enhanced features and conveniences. Bajaj Pulsar since 2001 has been topping the sales chart regularly and there is no scope of looking back. Bajaj claims the upcoming launch is the biggest Pulsar ready to hit the markets very soon. So if someone is planning to buy a motorcycle in this segment one must wait for this Pulsar before making any decision. KTM Duke 250 is definitely a sporty naked bike which hits back with just a throttle. It is a powerful rash on roads ready to fight all terrains. Bajaj will very soon launch the Pulsar and the specs will also be revealed then only.

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