2017 KTM Duke 250 makes global debut, here are first photos

Following the global debut of KTM Duke 390, Duke 125 and the new Duke 790 prototype, KTM has now taken wraps off the new Duke 250. The new KTM Duke 250 carries a similar styling update as seen on the Duke 125 and the Duke 390.

In the front is a similar headlight cluster as before, with the addition of new LEDs. It does not get the bifurcated headlight like the we saw on the Duke 390. Paint job is same as that of the new Duke 390. It also gets the new exhaust system as the belly mounted exhaust is no longer to be seen.


Powered by a 248.8 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine is essentially a downsized version of 390’s 373.2 cc mill. The motor which tips the scales at just 37.2 kg produces a healthy 31.3 PS and 24 Nm of torque. A 6-speed transmission is mated to the motor by means of a slipper clutch.

Like the new 390, the quarter litre KTM employs steel trellis frame, WP inverted telescopic front fork, rear monoshock and two channel Bosch ABS. Duke 250 has a kerb weight of 139 kg.

Another point worth mentioning is that the Duke 250 does not get the technological updates which the Duke 390 received. For eg, the smart touchscreen instrument panel.

Duke 390's new instrument panel is not shared with the Duke 250.
Duke 390’s new instrument panel is not shared with the Duke 250.

KTM Duke 250 quarter litre bike was first launched in Japan back in early 2015. Later, the bike was also launched in some South East Indonesian countries. Manufactured in India, it is not on sale in the country. Neither it is exported to Europe. The bike is largely for the South East Asian nations.

The new KTM Duke 250 is aimed at markets where the tax structure and local customer preference are in favor of quarter litre bikes rather than bigger engined 390s.

Press Photos- Duke 390

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