Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
29 Jul 2020
In a recent piece of information by our sources, KTM Duke 250 will receive a fresh pair of LED Headlights just like its elder sibling 390. The earlier model of KTM Duke 250 only received halogen headlights with LED DRLs. With this fresh update, we expect that KTM will hike the prices by at least Rs 10,000. Dealer dispatch for this updated model has started now.
Now, the LED treatment is observed in the DRLs (Daytime Running Lights), taillights and headlights. Apart from this update, there are no new cosmetic changes and the two-wheeler continues with the same set of design. Often known as the balanced motorcycle offering both touring and sport qualities, the 250 is the best from KTM in terms of refinement.
The inclusion of LED headlights in the Duke 250 really gives an advantage to the bike as it competes with Bajaj Dominar 250 which also similar similar treatment. Sure, the prices will increase on Duke 250 behalf but a marginal Rs 10,000 is expected.
The KTM Duke 250 carries a 248.8 cc single-cylinder DOHC liquid-cooled engine which makes 30 PS of power at 9,000 rpm and a peak torque of 24 Nm at 7,250 rpm. When compared with its rival that is Dominar 250, the torque delivery on the Duke 250 is slower which makes city driving a little less fun. A 6-speed manual gearbox is on the offer.
KTM Duke 250 is a feature-packed quarter-litre motorcycle. It gets 43 mm USD forks, monoshock rear suspension, dual-channel ABS for added safety and 17-inch alloy wheels. The front disc is measured at 320 mm while the rear settles with 230 mm only.
Design-wise too the KTM Duke 250 looks handsome with its dual colour paint job with massive stickering on the tank. KTM offers two colour option - Dark Galvano and Silver Metallic on the Duke 250. Features on this bike include a gear indicator, slipper clutch, digital odometer, switchable ABS and among others. Currently, the Duke 250 from KTM is priced at Rs 2.04 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.