2019 KTM Duke 250 has been listed on the company’s website officially, indicating that a launch is nearby. So we have compiled a list of questions to answer your every query related to the updated model.
The middle child of the KTM line up in India is seemed to be forgotten by the general public. Despite possessing many capabilities and features, it is regularly shunned down for not offering a good value for money. Combine that with the latest craze of classic motorcycles and we have ourselves a bike, lost in the crowd. Still everyone once in a while a group of people will rise up demanding a performance motorcycle on a budget. So you’re one of those people then here are 5 reasons why you should consider buying a Duke 250:
The new 2017 KTM Dukes come with a new chassis which KTM is calling the “bolted sub-frame”. It is typically a frame connected to a frame by either welding, or in the case of KTMs bolted. The concept is pretty simple, you divide the individual frame into two units, and connect them to each other with bolts, yet they remain two separate entities.
During the new Duke 390's launch, there was another surprise from KTM, the Duke 250. It was a nice surprise from KTM, most of the youngsters loved this and wanted to ride it as soon as it was launched. It was a good alternative for someone who wanted something in-between the Duke 200 and Duke 390. We finally got our hands on the bike and we had ridden it to the best of its abilities. Here are the findings.
KTM launched the Duke 250 as a total surprise for everyone, including the media; though there were rumors going around about the launch. But on the other hand, the KTM Duke 200 is not an all new bike. It is merely an upgrade to the previous KTM Duke 200. And due to this, there are some differences between the Duke 250 and the Duke 200 that are more than just technical bits about the engine and performance. Yes, the Duke 250 does have substantially more power and torque over the 200, but there are some bits in the Duke 250 which the Duke 200 misses out on which we have listed down below.
KTM did quite a number on the Indian biking fraternity by launching the Duke 250 out of the blue. It is quite interesting that the KTM Duke 250 is a viable option for the Indian market, but the RC250 isn’t; but more on that later. We are here to compare the Duke 390 and the Duke 250 and see what is different.
To all of our surprise, KTM threw a bombshell by launching the all new Duke 250 in India. Though the previous generation styled Duke 250 was built and exported to European countries till 2016, Indian launch was highly unlikely considering that the Duke 200 was already on sale. What KTM did was pure genius, as they launched the Duke 250 which is a slight downgrade from the 390 in terms of power, and a big upgrade from the 200 mechanically and aesthetically.