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KTM Duke 250, RC 250 launched in Indonesia – India launch not on cards

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KTM Duke 250 and RC 250 are on display at the ongoing 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS).

Following showcasing at GIIAS, KTM Duke 250 and RC 250 will go on sale in Indonesia. Launched in the country by Jakarta PT KTM Motor Indonesia (KTMI), the two bikes are priced at IDR 69.5 million (INR 3.31 lakhs) and IDR 74.5 million (INR 3.55 lakhs) respectively.

Special discounts are being offered to buyers who book the motorcycles at the GIIAS, with Duke 250 tagged at IDR 63.5 million (INR 3.01 lakhs) and RC250 priced at IDR 68 million (INR 3.22 lakhs).

KTM 250 Indonesia

A visitor at the 2015 Indonesia Auto Show checking out the Duke 250.

Though these bikes are produced in India at the company plant in Chakan near Pune, the KTM Duke 250 and RC 250 are being shipped into Indonesia from Austria as CBUs.

Both KTM Duke 250 and RC 250 receive same engine specifications. They are powered by a 250cc single cylinder, air cooled, fuel injected engine offering 31 PS peak power at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm torque at 7,250 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox. Of the two motorcycles, KTM Duke 250 is lighter by 8 kgs with a kerb weight of 139 kg while RC250 tips the scale at 147 kg.

Similar to the 390 counterparts, KTM Duke 250 and RC 250 sport steel trellis frames, WP inverted telescopic front forks and rear monoshocks. They also receive two channel Bosch ABS with visual decals and color schemes as seen on the 390 counterparts. Once successfully launched in Indonesia, the KTM Duke 250 and RC 250 could compete with Honda CBR250R, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Z250 and Suzuki Inazuma 250.

India launch of KTM 250 twins is not on the cards as of now.

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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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