Duke 250 is the latest in the list of KTM's all new announcements. This is the first quarter litre class bike from the Austrian bi-wheeler. The company has listed their new offering in their official websites (not in Indian). Unlike the 200 and 390, this new two-wheeler is coming up with a different styling and design features.
This naked street fighter sits on a 248.8cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, ultra compact engine, which is capable of delivering a whopping 31 bhp raw power @ 9000 rpm and a peak torque of 24 Nm @ 7250 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed fear box, which transmits the power to the rear wheels by means of a chain drive. The engine is surrounded by light tubular trellis frame, which is powder coated. Like the elder Duke siblings the main frame is bolted to a sub-frame. It combines a state-of-art and supreme engineering to maximize maneuverability and precision in cornering and day to day rush in busy lane.
KTM has used a new cutting-edge WP upside-down fork at the front and a WP monoshock at the rear comprises the suspension department of the motorcycle. The progressive spring used in the suspension helps in taking this beast to any roads or tracks we want to explore. The pre-load is adjustable, so we will get a well balanced suspension for solo or two-up riding. The swingarm used in this Duke enables powerful drive and dynamic cornering abilities. This one also ensures maximum riding fun.
The Duke 250 features a two-channel Bosch ABS system. A 300 mm four-piston radial fixed calipers used in the front wheels and a 230 mm single piston floating calipers are used in rear wheels delivers a good stopping force. ABS option can be dis-engaged according to the type of usage, as Duke is quiet popular for stunting.
One of the notable changes of this new bike from the 390 and 200 Duke is the ferocious headlamp featuring halogen lamps with DRL. A new extended tail section, fuel tank with sharp extensions and a new seat which increases the cosmetic appeal of the bike. Not only that this 13.4 litre tank suits long distance commuting with an economically efficient engine. The LCD instrument panel displays some information like service reminder, fuel gauge, gear position and speedometer. It does not features throttle-by-wire technology or TFT display, as anticipated before the announcement.
The new offering from KTM is not listed in the KTM Indian official website, therefore all the Duke lovers and street fighter lovers have to wait a bit longer. Like the 250, Duke 125, new 2017 390 and 200 are yet to be officially launched in the Sub-Continent.
Finally KTM has revealed their first ever 250 class naked street-fighter bike for the year 2017.
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