KTM Duke 250 2017
KTM has transformed the world of 250 cc segment, all the way back when it introduced Duke 250 for the first time. The playful engine and the rapid mobile structure of the motorcycle took the KTM Duke 250 2017 to be on top of the 250 cc segment. In addition, the current scenario can potentially be the next level of gaming in 2017, since the KTM Duke 250 2017 model is launched in Mumbai at an attractive price of INR 1,73,000 Lakh. The price of the Duke 250 2017 variant is significantly reduced this time.
The KTM Duke 250 2017 model is powered by number of highlights that are trendy and up to date. Few of them are the Improved trellis frame angle, shock absorbers for better riding, Advanced TFT instrument console and bold aggressive outlook. All together packs the Duke 250 2017, an elite motorcycle of the 250 cc class. But, the price and mileage of the upcoming Duke are expected positively.
Bajaj, on the other hand has relaunched the Pulsar 200NS with fuel injection system to pose rivalry activity on the KTM Duke 250 2017 variant. With this, motorcycles like Yamaha FZ 250, TVS Apache 200 4v, Benelli TNT 25, Hyosung GD250n and Kawasaki Z250SL join hands against the new edition of the Duke 2017.
Though, the price of the Duke may be higher compared, the new added features keep the price compromised.
Outlook and Design
KTM has really worked on the drawing board to release an eye catching design, that beats the fine look of the currently available Duke 2016. The design of the Duke 250 and 390 of 2017 models are almost identical with smaller changes.
The daring split LED headlamp of the Duke 250 is derived from the powerful bigger Duke 1290 is noticeable. The headlamp keenly matches the sharp and sleek design of the well sculpt fuel tank. The 2017 model is absolutely an Orange warrior sword, due to its sharper edge package.
The trellis frame of the KTM Duke 250 2017 is made to handle the toughness and comes in orange shade this time. Also, the frame extension poking into the sides of the Duke 250 is interesting. The split seat set up is good for the overall design and anticipated to satisfy both the riders in touring. The front and rear fenders are totally redesigned and looks better and matches the entire look.
The continuous single handle bar is carbon coated and the rear tail light features the transparent LEDs. The engine cover is now made more compact and hugs the engine bottom, while preventing the splashes.
Duke 250 2017 Engine and Gearbox
The changeover look of the Duke 250 of 2017 model from the earlier design remains same in its engine and power value. The Duke 250 2017 is power-driven by the 248.8 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC engine. The mill produces about 30 BHP @ 10,000 rpm of maximum power and 24 NM @ 8,500 rpm of peak torque.
The engine is mated to a 6-speed gear box which remains to be the same of the existing model. The mileage and the top speed might remain close to the known numerical figures.
The incoming and outgoing gases of the engine are monitored by double Overhead Cam (DOHC), with a 4-valve and fuel injection system. The vibrations of Duke 250 at higher revs are regulated by the balance shaft for providing a relaxed 250 cc engine.
The regulated catalytic converter of the fuel injection system manages the punchy performance and expected to return a decent level of mileage from the new Duke 250.
Side mount exhaust
The famous charm of the Duke 250 is the underbelly exhaust, which attracted more youngsters at the time of the unveiling. But, the trendy underbelly exhaust is now changed by the side mount exhaust, which is neatly engineered.
The engine noise of the KTM Duke 250 2017 may give a different experience compared to the available models. KTM says that the pipe and silencer used to build the exhaust reduce the noise and emissions.
Advanced TFT instrument console
The best gets the better. The most informative digital console of the Duke 250 is entirely transformed to the innovative TFT display, powered by all necessary digital parameters. The Speedometer, Fuel gauge and engine temperature come together inside the digital Tachometer circle.
The technical specifications of the suspensions continue to be the same, that is spotted on the currently available models. Nevertheless, the new suspensions included in the KTM Duke 250 2017 models are superior to get the best out of the set up (WP 43 mm upside down forks and rear monoshock). KTM claims that the suspensions come with a split function suspension.
The wide front and rear tubeless tyres of 110/70 R17 and 150/60 R17 respectively, are expected to be the part of the 2017 model Duke.
The disc measurements of the Duke 390 2017 model get a 320 mm front and 230 mm rear floating disk brakes. The similar specifications of brakes are expected in the 2017 variant of the Duke 250 .
Price and Shades available
The pricing point of view is a crucial part of the purchasing activity by the customers. KTM keeps the point in mind and prices well that the new 2017 model, which remains close to the value of the existing model.
The famous orange colours were spotted at the EICMA show and the remaining colours are kept hidden by the KTM.