KTM Duke 250 and RC 250 quarter litre duo is set to be launched in Indonesia in a matter of days. Production of both these machines have already commenced in India but they’re not likely to be launched in here, at least not as of now.
Unveiled at Tokyo Motorcycle Show earlier this year, Duke 250 and RC 250 are aimed at markets where the tax structure and local customer preference are in favor of quarter litre bikes rather than bigger engined 390s. Indonesia is one such market which is fond of compact sportsbikes displacing around 250-300 cc.
The duo’s 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 their 390 siblings, the quarter litre KTMs employ steel trellis frame, WP inverted telescopic front fork, rear monoshock and two channel Bosch ABS. Duke 250 has a kerb weigh of 139 kg while fully faired RC 250 weighs 8 kg more.
Visually, only the decals and color themes separate them from their respective 390 siblings. Competition in Indonesia would come from the likes of Honda CBR250R, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Z250 and Suzuki Inazuma 250.
Via – Iwanbanaran.com