The made-in-India KTM Duke 250 and RC 250 quarter litre sportsbikes are on display at the ongoing 2016 Indonesia International Auto Show. Although made in India, the 250 cc duo are not sold in the local market.
Positioned above the KTM’s 200 series in certain markets where 390 series is not feasible (either due to tax structure or consumer preference), the Duke 250 and RC 250 caters to a young audience with their affordable prices and impressive outputs.
The 250 cc variants derive their equipment list from the 390 cc models.
Speaking of the outputs, the single-cylinder 250 cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine is tuned to deliver a healthy 31.1 hp and 24 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission by means of a slipper clutch. The high power-to-weight ratios make both Duke 250 and RC 250 the top performers of their segment.
Other components, design, and equipment are identical to that of KTM’s 390 series models. Visual differences come in the form of new color themes.
The KTM Duke 250 and RC 250 are made in India but are not sold in the local market.
The 250 twins are underpinned by steel trellis frames that are cushioned by WP inverted front telescopic fork and WP rear monoshock. The 17-inch alloy wheels are wrapped in 110/70 ZR-17 (front) and 150 / 60ZR-17 (rear) Metzeler tyres.
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Salient features include twin projector headlamps (RC 250), fully digital instrument console, standard dual-channel ABS, split seats and LED taillights.
KTM Duke 250
KTM RC 250
Apart from the 250 twins, KTM had also showcased the RC 390, which is on sale in India. Below are a few photos.
KTM RC 390