The biggest surprise of it all, KTM has introduced the 2017 250 Duke in the country priced at Rs 1,73,000 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The model was already on sale in certain international markets and is being now brought into the country to fill the void between the 200 and 390 range. The new 250 Duke borrows its styling cues from the new 390, albeit with a host of changes. The full-LED headlamp has been replaced by a conventional looking unit with a halogen bulb and integrated LED DRLs. The other differentiator is the new black wheels on the 250, while the graphics incline towards white on this one. With respect to power, a new 248.8 cc single-cylinder is used on the new KTM 250 Duke. The motor is derived from the 390's 373 cc unit and is tuned to belt out 30 bhp and 24 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed transmission. The 250 Duke also comes with a slipper clutch, but does not get adjustable levers. The wider mirrors and soft seats are available. The bike also rides on the MRF Revz tyres instead of Metzelers. The new 250 Duke brings more performance without the premium price tag or power of the 390. Offering just the right balance, the model should find a lot of takers in the country.
2017 KTM 250 Duke Technical Specification
|2017 KTM 250 Duke
||248.8 cc single-cylinder