Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
05 Aug 2020
KTM is known for its affordable performance in the Indian market. KTM is the brand which ignited Ready to Race exhilaration in the Indian market and the new Duke 250 carries it further. KTM has launched the new Duke 250 with updated features like LED headlight, dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode and two new colours - Dark Galvano and Silver Metallic. The new Duke 250 is priced at Rs 2,09,280 ex-showroom, New Delhi.
The Duke 250 is the perfect blend of Duke 200 and the powerful Duke 390. The Duke 250 recently undergone with the BS6 update but offered only halogen headlight. Now KTM has given the Duke 250 a new LED headlight unit which is borrowed from the Duke 390. The Duke 250 had got a massive update at the time of BS6 transition. The KTM Duke 250 now offers dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode, slipper clutch, upside-down WP forks, pre-load adjustable mono-shock and new colours.
The powerhouse of the Duke 250 is a 248.8 cc single-cylinder DOHC engine which produces 30 PS and 24 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine still produces identical power with this update. KTM Duke 250 also offers contactless cranking which offers smooth start with a touch of a button. This feature also comes handy in time of a cold start.
The Supermoto mode is helpful for full performance output. You can engage the Supermoto mode with a flick of a button and it disengages rear ABS while retaining the front ABS. This gives full control of the rear wheel to the rider and helps to extract maximum performance from the bike while indulging in slides as well. The KTM Duke 250, launched at Rs 2,09,280, is Rs 4,000 dearer than the older model. The main hike in price is due to the addition of the LED headlight.