- New KTM 250 Duke spied testing
- To get an all-new frame and bodywork
- Could be launched by 2022
The all-new KTM 250 Duke has been spotted testing internationally. Although still in its nascent stages, the upcoming 250 Duke is expected to see major changes to its bodywork and frame.
To begin with, the motorcycle lets go of the trellis sub-frame for a unit similar to the 790 Duke and 1290 SuperDuke. This has also made way for a side-mounted monoshock at the rear. Moreover, KTM has also equipped the next-gen 250 Duke with a new swingarm that has a wavy pattern, different from the trellis units we see on the current Duke line-up.
Besides this, the upcoming KTM 250 Duke will also get all-new bodywork that is sharper and somewhat derived from the 1290 SuperDuke. While the test mule sported the older generation’s headlamp and was fitted with handguards, the production version is expected to tell a different story. Nonetheless, there is no news about KTM heavily revising the engine of the next-gen 250 Duke, although it is likely to get a few subtle updates. The new KTM 250 Duke is also likely to get an updated braking setup- a welcome change considering the brakes on the current model desperately need an upgrade.
We can expect the new KTM 250 Duke to be introduced in international markets by the end of this year and make its way to India by early 2022.
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