In the first quarter of the financial year 2017-18 (April to June 2017) KTM India sold 2,300 units of the newly launched 2017 KTM Duke 250. The quarter litre naked motorcycle was introduced to the Indian market in February 2017. KTM India’s total volumes during the same months were at 8,494 units.
The company also revealed that the 2017 KTM Duke 390 is currently waitlisted in the domestic market. The company has increased production for the domestic as well as export market. Production in June 2017 stood at 11,000 units.
The KTM Duke 250 is powered by a 248.8 cc mill which traces its origins to the Duke 390’s heart. The gearbox is a 6-speed unit and gets a slipper clutch as standard. The engine is capable of 30 PS at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The bike gets a side mounted canister exhaust and the form of the naked 390.
The fuel tank can store 13.4 litres of petrol and gets a die cast swingarm built following the KTM 690 Duke R. The bike tips the scales at 161 kg (wet) and gets a 300 mm disc unit in the front. ABS though is currently not on offer.
The 2017 KTM Duke 250 at present carries a price tag of INR 175,693 (ex-showroom, Delhi). In comparison, the other naked quarter litre motorcycle, the Yamaha FZ 25, outsold the KTM Duke 250. The Yamaha FZ 25 has a price tag of INR 1.19 lakh units (ex-showroom, Delhi) and clocked 7,893 units in the same period.