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KTM 250 Duke

KTM 250 Duke is a street bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,28,730 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 2 colours. It is powered by a 248.8 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 30 kmpl. It comes with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement248.8 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported30 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight169 kg

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250 Duke BS VI

 2,28,730 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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KTM 250 Duke Summary

250 Duke key highlights

Engine Capacity 248.8 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 30 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 169 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 litres
Seat Height 823 mm

About 250 Duke

The KTM 250 Duke is powered by 248.8cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 29.6 bhp and a torque of 24 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, KTM 250 Duke comes up with anti-locking braking system. This 250 Duke bike weighs 169 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 liters.

The 250 Duke is KTM’s quarter-litre street bike which sits in between its 200 Duke and 390 Duke in terms of price, displacement, features and components. The motorcycle received an upgrade in 2020 in the form of an LED headlight that is similar to the unit on the 390 Duke. The new LED headlight adds an even premium look to the quarter-litre motorcycle.

The 250 Duke uses a BS6-compliant, 248.76cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 29.6bhp of maximum power at 9,000rpm and 24Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm. This engine is linked to a six-speed gearbox that benefits from a slipper clutch. The slipper clutch feature prevents the rear wheel from locking while aggressive downshifting.

The quarter-litre motorcycle continues to boast of sharp and edgy styling. The colour palette includes two options – Silver Metallic and Dark Galvano.

Like other KTM models, the 250 Duke also incorporates top-notch cycle parts such WP-sourced suspension setup and ByBre brakes. The motorcycle is built around a split-type trellis frame and rides on 17-inch alloy wheels which are shod with MRF Revz C1 tyres. The safety net includes a dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode that deactivates ABS only for the rear wheel. Weighing at 161kg (kerb), the 250 Duke also boasts of an impressive power-to-weight ratio.

Considering its styling and displacement, the KTM 250 Duke competes against the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and the Yamaha FZ 25 in India.
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KTM 250 Duke Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Equipped with a responsive 250cc engine
    • Gets an exhaustive instrument cluster
    • Quite cheap to maintain
  • Could be Better

    • Doesn't get TFT cluster
    • Fuel efficiency is less

BikeWale's Take

The Duke 250 is a perfect bike for someone who wants a the 390 Duke but cant stretch the budget. The 250 Duke is great to look at, offers good performance and the after sales experience, thanks to Bajaj.

KTM 250 Duke Review

The KTM Duke range has always been a hacksaw in a world of kitchen knives. The 200 Duke and 390 Duke redefined our perception of performance and lightness. They stood apart from the herd of commuter bikes, and ushered in a new reality for enthusiasts. However, while a hacksaw would get the job done in a jiffy, it also means one would have to put up with its raw character. It has been four years since the 200 Duke came out, and KTM has been busy, in the meantime, trying to add finesse to the hacksaw. And here is the result - the new KTM 250 Duke.

What is it?

The KTM Duke range has always been a hacksaw in a world of kitchen knives. The 200 Duke and the 390 Duke redefined our perception of performance and lightness. They stood apart from the herd of commuter bikes, and ushered in a new reality for enthusiasts. However, while a hacksaw would get the job done in a jiffy, it also means one would have to put up with its raw character. It has been four years since the 200 Duke came out, and KTM has been busy, in the meantime, trying to add finesse to the hacksaw. And here is the result - the new KTM 250 Duke.

The 250 Duke was initially conceived for select south-east Asian markets to take advantage of their tax regulations - sort of like the sub-four metre rule for cars in India. Now with the new 390 Duke stepping into a higher price bracket, the 250 Duke has been introduced here to fill the void between the flagship bike and the 200 Duke. 

The 250 Duke gets KTM’s new-age styling with an edgy headlamp and LED DRLs, a more powerful engine and friendlier ergonomics compared to the 200 Duke. On the other hand, it saves costs by carrying over the cycle parts, instrument cluster and a few other bits. On paper, KTM has managed to attain the perfect middle ground - the 250 Duke is more powerful and fancier than the 200 Duke, but not enough to confuse the prospective 390 Duke buyers. But how does that translate in the real world?

How does it ride?

The mention of the 200 Duke in polite company inevitably brings up criticism about the vibrations felt while riding it and the jerky throttle response. With the 250 Duke though, KTM has ironed out the torque curve, and along with it, a few other niggles too.

It is the same recipe here too – a trellis frame with a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine as a stressed member. However, the trellis frame has now been revised and features a bolt-on subframe. Although the 250 Duke’s engine shares its architecture with the 200 Duke, the former gets a longer stroke and higher power output – 29.6bhp at 9000rpm and 24Nm of torque at 7500rpm. 

While the fuelling is still jerky below 4000rpm, the throttle response is crisp in the higher rev range. Maximum power is achieved 1000rpm earlier than 200 Duke, while peak torque flows in 500rpm sooner. The torque spread is now wide and meaty, and makes the performance progressive and accessible. However, given the way the gear ratios are configured, you need to have a quick left foot to keep pace with the rev-happy engine. The light clutch, slick gearbox and the slipper clutch compensate in this aspect. 

While riding the 250 Duke, there is never a moment when you cannot feel its vibrations. However, the engine is at its smoothest between 4000rpm and 7000rpm and this is the sweet spot for highway cruising. While the power keeps building post-7000rpm right until you hit the redline at 9500rpm, you also have to put up with a nasty buzz at the handlebar and the footpegs. The 250 Duke’s throaty exhaust note from the side-slung canister complements its hooligan character although the KTM fan base hasn’t taken kindly to this new sound track. 

Apart from the frame, the 250 Duke also shares the 43mm open cartridge front forks with the new 390 Duke. Also, the 250 Duke feels slightly nose heavy as compared to the 200 Duke, although this hasn’t affected its agility or its eagerness to turn in at the drop of a hat. This is one of the best city bikes in the business, and the smooth torque delivery enhances its ability to filter through traffic. 

Sure, it might feel stiff while trundling around the city, but the suspension setup gets better at ironing out the bumps once you go past 60kmph. It is more forgiving than the overly stiff setup of the 200 Duke, and you no longer have to deal with the rear wheel hopping over unruly mid-corner bumps. When it comes to dropping anchor, the 250 Duke can do better, though. The 300mm disc brake up front offers a good initial bite and has enough stopping power, but lacks feel and progression. The absence of ABS is also a bummer.

Anything else I should know?

Minor revisions to the ergonomics have made the KTM 250 Duke a more comfortable bike to sit on, even for six-foot plus giants. However, while the thicker and wider seat might be marginally more comfortable as far as KTM seats go, it still leaves a lot to be desired. It also gets a bigger 13.5-litre metal fuel tank, which means that using magnetic tank bags is no longer an issue. The MRF Revz tyres on the 250 Duke are ‘H’ rated, and the rubber is a softer compound as compared to the 200 Duke.

Overheating has always been the Duke range’s Achilles heel, and things aren’t any different with the 250 Duke. While negotiating city traffic, you can constantly hear the loud radiator fan working overtime to prevent the engine from overheating. This can pose a problem if you plan to use the bike for commuting in heavy traffic.

 

Why should I buy it?

The 250 Duke is still a hacksaw, no doubt about it. But KTM has now given the hacksaw an ivory handle and its blade a mirror finish to make it look more sophisticated. The 250 Duke is perfect for someone looking for a loud street bike, but thinks that the 200 Duke has become too common. Sure, it also gets a few other bells and whistles, but the conspicuous styling is the most remarkable thing about the 250 Duke. With the revision in torque delivery, the 250 Duke is also a lot more accessible. Considering that the 250 Duke is priced over Rs 33,000 higher than the 200 Duke, exclusivity is a given.

Where does it fit it?

Retailing at Rs 2.01 lakh (on-road, Mumbai), the KTM 250 Duke is a direct rival to the Benelli TNT 25. While it does cost you an extra Rs 20,000, the TNT 25 has more exotic appeal than the 250 Duke, thanks to its Italian lineage. The Honda CBR250R and the Mahindra Mojo priced at Rs 1.93 lakh and Rs 2.05 lakh respectively (both on-road, Mumbai) also share the same market space. Apart from being a fully-faired motorcycle, the CBR250R also gets a Combined ABS system as an optional extra. The Mojo, on the other hand, has one of the most refined powertrains in the segment and is an adept touring motorcycle.

 

Gear Check

 

1. Icon Airmada helmet – 

Comfortable, aerodynamic, lightweight and a well-ventilated helmet with a wide peripheral vision. Oval headform fit might not suit everyone though. Price - Rs 15,000.

2. Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 jacket – 

An extremely versatile all-weather jacket. In this guise, it is being used as a ventilated mesh jacket, though it ships with two more liners - waterproof and thermal. Price – Rs 20,000.

3. Ixon Moto HP gloves – 

High quality full gauntlet leather gloves suited for city riding, touring and track use. Offers good ventilation and a high level of protection. Expensive though. Price - Rs 9,500

4. AGV Sport Airtex pants – 

Riding pants with mesh in the crotch, calf, back of legs and thigh areas which is a real boon in our hot weather. Price -Rs 6,500.

5. Sidi B2 boots – 

All-round street and sportbike riding shoes also suitable for track days. Not ventilated, which can make it uncomfortable for everyday use. Price - Rs 17,000

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KTM 250 Duke mileage

As reported by 250 Duke owners, the real mileage of KTM 250 Duke is 30 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of 250 Duke is 31 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 29.6 bhp @ 9,000 rpm

    Max Torque 24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 248.8 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 72 mm

    Stroke 61.1 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 12.5:1

    Ignition Digital Ignition

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch PASC antihopping clutch, mechanically operated

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 405 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 31.85 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 30 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Switchable ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 320 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 150/60-17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 230 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4-Piston radial fixed calliper , Rear-Single piston floating calliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 110/70-17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi

    Front Suspension USD

    Rear Suspension WP APEX Monoshock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 169 kg

    Overall Length 2,072 mm

    Overall Width 831 mm

    Wheelbase 1,357 mm

    Ground Clearance 151 mm

    Seat Height 823 mm

    Overall Height 1,109 mm

    Chassis Type Steel trellis frame, powder coated

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery--

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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KTM 250 Duke User Reviews

4.7 725 ratings 226 reviews
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  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

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  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 4

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  •  5Best look and performance 4 days ago by Sukanta Baidya, Shillong

    The bike, if riding in higher gears and lower rpms up until 6000-7000 rpm will give you about 25 km/l to 27 km/l in the city and 29 km/l to 31 km/l on a highway ride. ... Looks & comfort: I feel the duke 250 speaks for itself in this area, it's the best looking bike in

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

  •  5King of the bike 1 week ago by Rohit Kumar, Chandigarh

    The bike, if riding in higher gears and lower rpms up until 6000-7000 rpm will give you about 25 km/l to 27 km/l in the city and 29 km/l to 31 km/l on a highway ride. ... Looks & comfort: I feel the duke 250 speaks for itself in this area, it's the best looking bike in

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  5About 250 1 week ago by Arshan, Hubli

    I didn't buy this bike at all. I took this bike on a rent to a short tour. It was an excellent bike for tour. I had travelled around 200 kilometer at an average speed of 90-100+ It has attractive looks that black and red are so dope. It was an excellent performance by b

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

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  •  5250 duke review 2 weeks ago by Yadhukrishnan, Kasaragod

    The bike, if riding in higher gears and lower rpms up until 6000-7000 rpm will give you about 25 km/l to 27 km/l in the city and 29 km/l to 31 km/l on a highway ride. Looks & comfort i feel the duke 250 speaks for itself in this area, it's the best looking bike in the m

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      39 kmpl

  •  3I don't like ktm servicing. 3 weeks ago by Prithviraj Patil

    Bike performance and speed is very good Riding experience is very good for highway Bike looks sexy and performance is too good Servicing is too bad, i was riding my bike on highway to 30-40 kms and my bike to hit small pothole and my bikes alloys broke. Bike performance

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      26 kmpl

  •  5Amazing bike in 250 cc. 1 month ago by Ganga, Barpeta

    This bike have a it's own unique style. I love its everything. When you are on roads others people's looking on this bike. Bs6 200 looks like it's big siblings. I totally love it. Very comfortable riding with this bike you can do long journey. But its ground clearance i

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

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FAQs about KTM 250 Duke

  • Q: What is the on-road price of KTM 250 Duke in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of KTM 250 Duke in Delhi is Rs. 2,60,483. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of KTM 250 Duke?

    A: According to the user reported data, KTM 250 Duke gives an average mileage of 30 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better KTM 250 Duke or KTM 200 Duke?

    A: KTM 250 Duke is priced at Rs. 2,28,730, has a 248.8 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 30 kmpl and weighs 169 kg, whereas, the price of KTM 200 Duke is Rs. 1,85,561 with a 199.5 cc engine, giving a mileage of 33 kmpl and weighing 159 kg. You can compare KTM 250 Duke vs KTM 200 Duke based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of KTM 250 Duke?

    A: KTM 250 Duke is available in 2 colours which are Silver Metallic and Dark Galvano. You can check all the colour images of KTM 250 Duke.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of KTM 250 Duke?

    A: KTM 250 Duke is a Street bike that weighs 169 kg, has a 248.8 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 13.5 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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