The KTM Duke 250 has been launched in India priced at ₹ 2.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The KTM Duke 250 gets a new LED headlight along with new daytime running lights, similar to the KTM 390 Duke unit, and inspired by the KTM 1290 Super Duke. The motorcycle also has a dual-channel supermoto ABS mode with two new colors, Dark Galvano and Silver Metallic. The Supermoto ABS mode disengages the ABS from the rear wheel and is functional only on the front wheel. It can be activated with the press of a button.
Speaking on the occasion, Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking) of Bajaj Auto Ltd. “The KTM Duke 250 is a standout quarter-liter motorcycle available for enthusiasts in the premium sports motorcycle category. The car is greatly inspired by KTM’s unparalleled racing legacy and comes with a high-tech race-ready engine and components. Since the KTM is a quarter-liter, it offers the best “performance and urban practicality. These updates to the KTM Duke 250 will further enhance its appeal among core biking enthusiasts”
Some KTM dealers began accepting motorcycle reservations for a token amount of Rs 5,000. The KTM Duke 250 continues to run on a 248.8 cc single-cylinder engine that complies with BS6 and produces 29.6 hp of power at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. In terms of competitors, it goes up against the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and its sibling, the Husqvarna 250 Twins.