The 2017 KTM Duke range is set to launch on February 23, 2017.
Is KTM India gearing up for a major surprise?
A test unit of the 2017 KTM Duke 250 has been spotted in uncamouflaged state shod with MRF RevZ tyres which might mean that it is an India specific model.
The 2017 KTM Duke 250 is powered by a 248.8 cc powertrain which is capable of producing 31 PS at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of peak torque at 7,250 rpm. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox and also gets a slipper clutch.
While the design philosophy is the same as the 2017 KTM Duke 390 it misses out on some of the premium features like LED headlamps and ride by wire system. The instrumentation console in the new Duke 250 continues to be the same LCD unit. The bike also complies with the new BSIV emission norms which will be compulsory for all manufacturers from April 1, 2017.
The KTM Duke 250 is shod with upside down forks up front and a monoshock in the rear. Brakes include a 300 mm disc in the front and a 230 mm unit in the rear. Dual channel ABS though can be expected to be a standard fitment.
If the 2017 KTM Duke 250 gets launched, it will be priced between the Duke 200 and Duke 390.