KTM Duke 250 vs KTM Duke 390

KTM 390 Duke Price starts at Rs. 2.57 Lakh which is Rs. 52,594 costlier than base model of KTM 250 Duke priced at Rs. 2.05 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, KTM 250 Duke is powered by 248.8 cc engine , while KTM 390 Duke is powered by 373.2 cc engine. KTM 250 Duke is available in 2 different colours while KTM 390 Duke comes with 2 colours. 52% users have chosen KTM 250 Duke over KTM 390 Duke in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

KTM Duke 250 vs KTM Duke 390 Comparison

Key Highlights 250 Duke 390 Duke
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.05 Lakh Rs. 2.57 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 248.8 cc 373.2 cc
Power 30 PS @ 9000 rpm 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm

KTM Duke 250 vs KTM Duke 390 Summary

Specs 250 Duke BS6390 Duke BS6
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.05 LakhView On Road Price Rs. 2.57 LakhView On Road Price
(469 Ratings)
(551 Ratings)
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 248.8 cc 373.2 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 30 PS @ 9000 rpm 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 10,738250 Duke Insurance Rs. 20,925390 Duke Insurance

Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 248.8 cc 373.2 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 30 PS @ 9000 rpm 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 24 Nm @ 7500 rpm 37 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Emission Type bs6 bs6
Bore 72 mm 89 mm
Stroke 61.1 mm 60 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition ... Contactless, Controlled, Fully Electronic Ignition System With Digital Ignition Timing Adjustment
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 6 Speed

Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc

Mileage (Overall) ... 25 kmpl

Suspension-Front WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm
Chassis Split Steel Trellis Frame Split Steel Trellis Frame
Suspension-Rear WP-Monoshock WP-Monoshock

Tyre Size Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17 Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy

Dry Weight 161.9 kg 163 kg
Wheelbase(mm) 1357 1357
Ground Clearance (mm) 185 mm 185 mm
Seat Height 830 mm 830 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13.5 L 13.5 L
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 320 mm 320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 230 mm 230 mm

LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp LED LED

ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Sports Naked Bikes Sports Naked Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer Digital Digital
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Clock Digital
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Console Digital Digital
Odometer Digital Digital

  • News Updates on 250 Duke and 390 Duke

    Recently Asked User Questions

    Q. Which is better between Duke 250 and 390?
    • The 250 Duke sits in a comfortable spot in the KTM India lineup. Pricewise the 200 Duke retails at Rs 1.49 (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the 390 Duke costs Rs 2.39 lakh. The 250 Duke, at Rs 1.78 lakh, cost just 29,000 more than the 200 Duke. So if you can stretch your budget by that much, the 250 Duke is the way to go. The 390 Duke meanwhile, sits in a different segment altogether with its higher price difference, more power and features. The KTM 390 Duke has always come across as a value for money product and the new variant takes the VFM quotient a notch up as it looks a lot more irresistible now. It gets an LED headlight unit and colour display that we like a lot and also handles beautifully with its aptly tuned suspension setup. Also, while it may not be as quick as the earlier 390, it certainly is a lot more refined. The 390 Duke is a wild beast and is meant for a lot more experienced riders and thrill seekers. The 250 Duke trades the KTM's rortiness for refinement, and we think, is all the better for it. It makes a compelling prospect if you are looking for a premium, comfortable and dynamic runaround on a budget under Rs two lakh. When it comes to the best you can buy in this price range, the KTM 250 Duke is there at the very top.
    • When it comes to daily commute facing the real traffic on a daily basis - Duke 250 has only 1 advantage which is shorter handlebar which makes it easier to do cutting and riding zig zag leaving behind others and easily overtaking fellow riders/drivers. Advantage which Duke 390 has is basically dual channel abs which helps you a lot in emergency braking conditions and is much safer option.. on top of it... It is more powerpacked.. It has enhanced TFT display and Bluetooth connectivity which gives you an ease of changing songs, increasing & decreasing volume.. receiving and declining calls from the handlebar itself.. in city traffic its slow moving traffic and its a big hassle to frequently operate your phone wether you have to receive calls.. disconnect existing call or even decline the call... With the help of TFT display you get to know who is calling... wether or not to receive call and you can do all sorts of stuff from the handlebar itself without removing your hands off from the throttle, clutch or brakes. But the only disadvantage is a broad handlebar... RC390 and other bikes have a really short handlebar which helps them to just overtake from a narrow path between two vehicles whereas Duke390 might fail to do so...
    • If you need to ride on highways for longer distance with more power then you can go for KTM Duke 390 whereas if you needed to ride the motorcycle more in the city traffic and needed a good mileage then suggest you can go for KTM Duke 200. To know more difference click the below link:- https://www.zigwheels.com/bike-comparison/ktm-duke-200-vs-ktm-duke-390-abs
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    Q. I am confused Duke 250 ABS 2019 model and Duke 390. Can you please suggest which one is better for city and long riders?
    • Power & Fun & Features = 390 DukeDaily Commute & Mileage = 250 DukeNot that 250 Duke isn't fun riding in the city. But 390 Duke is better than 250 Duke when it comes to that aspect.390 Duke's Highlighting features - *Full Color TFT Display*Full LED Headlamp*Switchable Rear ABS*Metzeller Tires*Some Cool features that comes with the TFT display.
    • If 65% of the rides are within city and rider is concerned about mileage (my motorcycle returns 31kmpl of combined mileage), then Duke 250 makes sense. If 70% of the time is spent on highways and covering distance soon is a thing of interest, then Duke390 is tremendous value for money.
    • Duke 250 is sufficient for both city and long riders, but if ur looking for a bit of extra torque n higher horsepower you can go for the Duke 390. keep in mind the 390 has higher fuel consumption and the engine heats up a little but you'll be riding an absolute monster on the streets. For a person who uses the bike for daily commute and rides in the city majority of the time, Duke 250 with a higher mileage made more sense to buy. I hope I have cleared you confusion.
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    Q. What are the changes between Duke 250 BS6 and Duke 390?
    • The brand has launched both the bikes with the BS6 engine and some changes have been made. If we talk about Duke 250 BS6 then first and foremost, KTM has updated the Duke 250’s 248.8 cc single-cylinder, 4 Valve, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC motor to comply with the latest BS6 emission norms. However, the power output remains the same. The engine produces 30 PS of maximum power at 9,000 rpm, and 24 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The addition of components is also been done, the BS6 250 Duke has been equipped with some new high-end components like open cartridge upside-down WP forks up front, a slipper clutch and a pre-load adjustable mono shocks at the rear. KTM has added two new color options for the bike, which include Silver Metallic, and Dark Galvano. Also, KTM has equipped the new 250 Duke with a dual-channel ABS system as standard, along with a SuperMoto mode that is also offered on the 390 Duke. Activating this mode will disable the ABS for the rear wheel, but it remains active at the front. On the other hand, a couple of changes have been done in Duke 390 BS6 too. Although the 390 Duke looks the same as before but there is something new under the skin, there is a bi-directional quick-shifter now in BS6 version where it benefits for sport riding and track riding but would also come in handy when trundling along in the city. Besides the benefits of clutchless shifting, the 373cc engine makes the same 43.5PS and 37Nm as before no loss of output on this edition. The thrilling ride experience would be matched with an equally enticing new grey livery. Moreover, we would suggest you walk into the nearest dealership to take the test drive of the vehicle. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Bike Showrooms.
    • No major changes that a rider would experience. The exhaust now runs with additional catalytic converter which marginally reduces the power and makes it a bit more silent. Neither of this, the riders would notice, since the differences are negligible.
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