KTM launches updated 250 Duke motorcycle at Rs. 2.09 lakh
Dutch automaker KTM has finally launched the updated version of its 250 Duke motorcycle in India. The bike carries a price-tag of Rs. 2.09 lakh, and offers a full-LED headlamp, dual-channel ABS with 'Supermoto' mode, and a one-touch start system. To recall, the outgoing BS6 model was launched at Rs. 2 lakh and later received a price-hike of Rs. 5,000. Here's our roundup.
2020 KTM 250 Duke: At a glance
The 2020 KTM 250 Duke looks similar to the outgoing model and sits on a split steel trellis frame. It has a sporty naked design featuring a stepped-up seat, a sloping fuel tank, a swept-up exhaust pipe, and orange-rimmed alloy wheels. The motorcycle also packs a digital instrument console and a new full-LED headlamp borrowed from the 390 Duke and 390 Adventure motorcycles.
Power and performance
The 2020 KTM 250 Duke draws power from a BS6-compliant 248.8cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder powertrain that generates 30hp of maximum power and 24Nm of peak torque. Meanwhile, the transmission duties on the motorcycle are handled by a six-speed manual gearbox.
What about safety and suspension setup?
The 2020 KTM 250 Duke comes equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with dual-channel ABS. It also gets a new 'SuperMoto' mode which disables the ABS on the rear end, facilitating some sliding action. Meanwhile, the suspension duties on the motorbike are handled by 43mm telescopic forks at the front side and a mono-shock unit on the rear.
What about the pricing?
The 2020 KTM 250 Duke carries a price-tag of Rs. 2.09 lakh, making it Rs. 4,000 costlier than the outgoing model which is currently priced at Rs. 2.05 lakh. At this price-point, it takes on the likes of Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen 250.