The 2020 KTM Duke 250 gets new LED headlamp unit with DRLs
Bajaj Auto Limited launched the 2020 KTM Duke 250 in India earlier this month. Now, the bike has started making its way into company dealerships with deliveries commencing in major cities. Bookings have also opened both at company dealerships and via the company’s online portal.
Priced at Rs.2.09 lakhs, around Rs.4,000 over its earlier counterpart, the new Duke 250 receives full LED headlamp, a Supermoto mode and BS6 compliant engine. The two updates of a full LED headlamp unit and ‘SuperMoto’ mode have been borrowed from the 390 Duke.
Dual Channel ABS with ‘SuperMoto’ mode
2020 KTM Duke 250 is powered by the same 248cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine which is now in a BS6 compliant format. The engine makes 29.6 hp power at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm torque at 7,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox. It gets disc brakes on both wheels measuring 320mm in the front and 230mm at the rear with dual channel ABS and a new SuperMoto mode. Below is a walkaround video, credit to Youtube channel RGB Bikes.
This mode allows the Duke 250 to switch off ABS on its rear wheels with one touch functioning. Suspension is via 43mm upside down forks in the front and 10 step adjustable monoshock at the rear. The new KTM Duke 250 weighs 169 kgs and comes in with a 13.5 liter capacity fuel tank.
Where feature updates are concerned, the full LED headlamp sets it apart from its earlier model which received halogen lamp with LED DRLs. The design of the new LED headlamps is similar to that seen on the KTM Duke 390. It also receives two new paint schemes of Dark Galvano and Silver Metallic both of which see new body graphics lending to a sportier appeal.
Over the years, the KTM Duke 250 has gained much importance in the quarter liter segment in the country. It now goes on sale across all 460 stores spread over 365 cities and will rival the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Yamaha FZ-25.
KTM 250 Adventure testing
In related news, KTM India is also testing the new quarter liter adventure tourer the 250 Adventure. Set for launch sometime in October, the test mule shows a striking resemblance to the 390 Adventure in terms of design. It will borrow its engine from the 250 Duke with the same 248.7cc engine making 29.6hp power at 9,000 rpm and 24Nm torque at 7,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox. Once launched in India, the KTM 250 Adventure would be priced around Rs.2.3-2.5 lakhs and compete against the RE Himalayan, which is also offered in a similar price range.