Dubbed the “Thrill Chaser” it takes the rider to a new dimension for lightweight performance motorcycles with its punchy engine torque, best suspension, best brakes, and the sharpest handling in it class. It may not be wise to call it a lightweight naked anymore, instead a lightweight streetfighter is more appropriate.
However, being a street brawler does not mean it has to be rough. Contrarily, the new KTM 250 Duke is much more refined to offer all-day comfort.
- 248.76cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, four-valve, liquid-cooled engine that delivers a gut punching 30hp (22.1 kW) @ 9,000 RPM and 25Nm @ 7,500 RPM.
- Carbon-coated cam followers for reliable and long-lasting performance.
- Fuel injection system which guarantees exhilaration but is also fuel efficient.
- The bulk of the exhaust system is concentrated near the bike’s centre of gravity, while the silencer produces a distinctive throaty roar.
- Split steel trellis frame which consists of the main frame and detachable rear subframe.
- The frame is designed with tuned stiffness to provide great feedback and great handling.
- WP Apex USD forks and WP Apex monoshock with damping rates lifted from the KTM 390 Duke. This suspension setup benefits aggressive riding, as well as commuting on city roads.
- Updated radially-mounted ByBre front brake calipers with four pistons gripping a 320mm disc for unparalleled stopping power yet provided great stiffness and lever feel.
- Metzeler Sportec M5 sport tyres for ultimate grip.
Technologies and electronics
- New full LED headlamp with Daytime Running Light (DRL) for added visibility and ultra-powerful LEDs to punch through the darkness.
- Bosch M9.1 ABS as a standard feature to provide confident and safe braking.
- Power Assisted Slipper Clutch (PASC) provides one finger clutch lever operation and anti rear wheel hop during aggressive downshifting.
- Multifunctional 100% digital LCD panel provides all the necessary date at just a glance
- New two-part seat that provides a sporty riding position but with surprising comfort because what is fun if you are not comfortable.
- A 13.4-litre fuel tank sculpted to provide the rider with the necessary support when attacking corners.
- Colour options
- The new KTM 250 Duke is available in two colour options, namely Dark Galvano with orange graphics, and orange wheels; its stablemate being Metallic Silver with black graphics and wheels.