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KTM RC 250 and Duke 250 TVC launched: TwoFifties on their Way

KTM RC 250 and Duke 250 2015
KTM RC 250 and Duke 250 2015

Both new 250 cc twins from KTM are manufactured in India, at the Bajaj Auto Plant in Chakan, near Pune.

Officially unveiled earlier this year, the two new #TwoFifties from KTM (yes, thats what they like to call them), are now part of a new promotional campaign.

KTM RC 250 and Duke 250 2015

Made-in-India, the two new KTM RC 250 and Duke 250 are ready for launch in Turkey, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and HongKong. At least 376 units of the new TwoFifties have already been shipped to these countries from Bajaj Auto Plant in Pune for display and promotional purpose.

First unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motorcycle Show in March this year, both KTM Duke 250 and RC 250 receive a new 248.8 cc single cylinder liquid cooled petrol motor. This motor delivers 31 PS max power at 9000 rpm and peak torque of 24 Nm at 7250 rpm.

Based on the same Trellis frame as seen on existing KTM 200 Duke / 390 Duke and RC 200 / RC 390, KTM Duke 250 weighs 139 kgs, while the RC 250 weighs 147 kgs. To be launched first in Japan, price of the naked 250 starts at 550,000 Yen (Rs 2.88 lakhs) and that of its faired brother starts at 620,000 Yen (Rs 3.25 lakhs).

Below is the first TVC of these new KTM TwoFifties. The over 2 minute video, shows how two young men race themselves in a city to a cafe where a woman is waiting for them. The idea is not bad, but KTM could have executed it in a much better way. Watch the ad for yourself.

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Sagar Patel

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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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