KTM Duke 250 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan

KTM 250 Duke Price starts at Rs. 2.37 Lakh which is Rs. 21,322 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Himalayan priced at Rs. 2.15 Lakh. The claimed mileage of KTM 250 Duke is 41 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Himalayan is 32 kmpl. In technical specifications, KTM 250 Duke is powered by 248.8 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by 411 cc engine. KTM 250 Duke is available in 2 different colours while Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with 6 colours. The Comparison KTM 250 Duke vs Royal Enfield Himalayan can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

KTM Duke 250 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Summary

Basic Info 250 Duke BS6Himalayan Gravel Grey
352 reviews
222 reviews
Brand Name KTM Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.37 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.15 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Max Power 30 PS @ 9000 rpm 24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
250 Duke Colors
Himalayan Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Spoke
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Insurance Rs. 14,835 250 Duke Insurance Rs. 21,226 Himalayan Insurance

Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Engine Displacement
248.8 cc
411 cc
Max Power
30 PS @ 9000 rpm
24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm
Max Torque
24 Nm @ 7500 rpm
32 Nm @ 4000 - 4500 rpm
Emission Type
72 mm
78 mm
61.1 mm
86 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Digital Electronic Ignition
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Braking (60-0 kmph)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
41 kmpl
32.04 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
35.66 kmpl
39.96 kmpl

Tyre Size
Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17
Front :-90/90-21 Rear :-120/90-17
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

Dry Weight
161.9 kg
Seat height
830 mm
800 mm
2190*840*1370 mm3
1357 mm
1465 mm
2190 mm
Ground Clearance
185 mm
220 mm
840 mm
Fuel Capacity
13.5 Liters
15+/- 0.5 Liters
Kerb Weight
199 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
320 mm
300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
230 mm
240 mm

Battery Type
Additional Features
Air Cleaner - Paper element, Lubrication - Wet sump
Charging at Home
Battery Capacity
12 V/8 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes
Adventure Tourer Bikes, Tourer Bikes, Off Road Bikes
Body Graphics
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Average Fuel economy
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air Cooled
Switchable ABS

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

KTM 250 Duke

  • Refined
  • tractable motor
  • comfortable suspension

Royal Enfield Himalayan

  • Great ergonomics for touring or stand-up riding
  • Long-travel suspension aids in brilliant off-road riding
  • spoked rims and tall ground clearance
  • Switchable ABS helps to lock the rear wheel under off-road conditions.

KTM 250 Duke

  • Doesn’t have the signature KTM character
  • feels sedate
  • lacks features compared to 390 Duke

Royal Enfield Himalayan

  • Braking performance can be improved. \r\nFit and finish levels can be better. \r\nGearbox is notchy and the engine heats up in crawling traffic.
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250 Duke and Himalayan Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Is Duke 250 ABS worth buying? I heard there were issue with air intake and pick up of the bike and there were other issues with engine sound too. Many suggest to go for a Duke 200 or 390 than 250. I am confused. I can't afford 390. My purpose is for daily commute.
  • I own a D250 and is a very easy maintain m/cy. So far has not faced issues with air intake, unusual sounds from engine or pick-up. Could be a specific issue with someone not maintaining the vehicle properly.
  • For daily commute & yearly 2 time long trip....& .ost important mileage so wich one is perfect machine duke200&250
  • Mileage of ktm duke 200bs6
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Q. Which is best for ladakh Duke 250, Dminar 400 or Himalayan?
  • Among the available options, we would suggest you to go with the Royal Enfield Himalayan as the bike offers spot on ergonomics for touring, brilliant off-roading credentials, and a higher ground clearance for tackling the uneven road. Moreover, Royal Enfield has ironed out the majority of the issues that plagued the first-gen motorcycle and the bike outshine the rivals as an all-rounder. For a better understanding of compatibility and riding comfort, we would suggest you to take a test ride. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership.Read More: - Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan - [Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6: Road Test Review@https://www.zigwheels.com/reviews-advice/reviews/royal-enfield-himalayan-bs6-road-test-review/37680/
  • https://www.zigwheels.com/reviews-advice/reviews/royal-enfield-himalayan-bs6-road-test-review/37680/" data-repliedtouser="DilipKumar" > I would say ,there is no point in comparing between a 250 cc with a 400 or 500 cc bike , for a ladakh trip ,where the roads arent just tarmac ,you will experience all kinds of terrains , KTM has bravely launched the 390 adventure to go anywhere ,on any type of roads . And yes bajaj 400 has proved itself by finishing a polar Oddessy ride from artic to Antartic .As well as from Banglore to Sydney .whereas i havent seen a royal enfield himalayan doing this .i prefer 390 adventure for ladakh than a 250cc duke .But a point to be noted here is 250 dukes have successfully finished a ladakh ride by many of the owners of the same .
  • https://www.zigwheels.com/reviews-advice/reviews/royal-enfield-himalayan-bs6-road-test-review/37680/" data-repliedtouser="DilipKumar" > I would put the Himalayan as the first choice, as it is the bike made for the purpose. However if the choice is between the other two then definitely the Choice would be dominar.... This bike has proven its mantle as many a riders have done bigger rides with this bike.
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Q. Duke 200 vs 250 which one better to Buy ?
  • If you like the looks of Duke 390 but do not want so much power in bike, you can go for Duke 250.Duke 250 is significantly pricier than 200 but comes with certain advantages like the impressive design similar to 390, dual channel ABS, a balanced engine which makes it an all-rounder whether you ride within the city or on highways.Duke 200 has its own attractive design, a powerful engine and price advantage.
  • If u dont care about latest styling go for duke 200. If u want latest styling go for Duke 250. Mileage is almost same. Duke 250 cost ~35 k more.Duke 200 has single channel ABS rear wheel can lock on hard braking. Duke 250 has dual channel ABS so no worries of wheel getting locked on hard braking. Duke 250 is heavier in weight. I bought Duke 250.
  • Duke 200 and Duke 250 both are bikes are best in its performance. But, Duke 200 have more demerits or drawbacks as compared to Duke 250. Both have best riding experience due to its power to weight ratio. Maintenance of Duke 200 and 250 are around same. I recommend you to go for Duke 250 because It is best in its segment. The only demerit of Duke 250 is Lack of ABS. So, instead of this Bike is Superb. Go for DUKE 250. I hope my answer is helpful to you.
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250 Duke Vs Himalayan Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper 250 Duke vs Himalayan?

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is cheaper than KTM 250 Duke by Rs. 21,322.

Which bike offers better performance 250 Duke vs Himalayan?

For the BS6 version, 248.8 cc Petrol engine of 250 Duke produces 30 PS @ 9000 rpm of power and 24 Nm @ 7500 rpm of torque. Whereas for the Gravel Grey version, 411 cc Petrol engine of Himalayan produces 24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm of power and 32 Nm @ 4000 - 4500 rpm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • KTM 250 Duke
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan
  • Overall performance is good in a 250cc single cylinder motor. cranked at a speed of 151 with pillion. Touring a 900km stretch with pillion, reached in 19hours continues drive. only maintained the chain lubricant once in that trip. pillion comfort is not good for fat persons either its 250 or 390, the overall pillion comfort is average. mileage is great lowest mileage when i fully throttle it gives me 28 average i get 33,34 and more mileage i get when i ride smoothly on highways gets around 40+ Anyway, i'm satisfied with the bike

    Rx few weeks ago
  • this bike is a bang for your buck!!I chose this bike over the 200 Duke because I wanted more power.I thought Im unnecessarily spend extra but now that I own it definitely worth it...more so than Duke 200 also. I've rode for 500kms now and its simply the best 250cc I've rode. If you want lesser power the Duke 200 is always an option but the power delivery on this one feels like 400cc. around the city so far I've got on average 23kmpl and highway gave me 36kmpl.

    Thelma Pereira few weeks ago
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    Nikhil Thakur few weeks ago
  • Great bike with good power and mileage. The heating of the bike is very less when compared to bs4 duke 250. While touring the seat is bit stiff it cause a small discomfort other that no other problem is there it's just perfect for a person who want power and mileage .

    Anaswar 6 few weeks ago

    Faizan Jafri few weeks ago
Duke 250 User Reviews
  • 1. Superb Ergonomics. Apt for me (my height is 6ft). But definitely need an extender for Long Rides since the Wind shield will be shorter for people like me. 2. Definitely value for money. Since your servicing will be within a span of 6 months.(Excluding the first).3. In 1st Gear, I picked up a speed of 40. So I guess I will surely achieve a speed of 90-100 KMPH without any hiccups.4. Luggage friendly. You don't have to worry about basic luggage's which you may carry for occasional rides. ( Reach today and get back tomorrow types)I will definitely recommend Himalayan for those who wants some fresh air on weekends.

    Sayan Chakraborty few weeks ago
  • Had to change a tire because of a manufacturing defect which even the company didn't pay for.Doubt the quality assurance department of royal enfield.Engine malfunctioned twice within 5 months of purchase for which service center charged a lot.The parts and the services provided by the royal enfield is of low quality.I dreamt of going to ladakh on this bike but it can't withstand the roads of delhi.

    Hemant Kumar1 few weeks ago
  • I am using royal enfield bullet 350 bike which is so great that i do not think without it.It has awesome look1with a great personality.Maintenance cost is okay.Among its color i prefer black.It is very satisfying and1stylish.It is better for city road as well as in village road.I am very happy and proud with my bike because1it is good product.In this bike i feel my passion.

    Gaurav Mehta few weeks ago
  • It's a beautiful bike. Simple, reliable, and powerful enough. Off roading in the trails, the bike destroys obstacles and moves forward with at most ease. It does struggle sometimes in heavy off roads but nonetheless clears it without any niggles. Brilliant bike, hats off to Royal Enfield.

    Nandhu Sandhya few weeks ago
  • Compared to the bs4 avatar, The new bs6 royal enfield himalayan is 5kgs heavier.However, The bike is still as easy to ride as it was before.Because of the low seat height controlling the bike is also not a hassle, Whether it be highways or off-road.I love my himalayan very much.

    Vinod Balachandran few weeks ago
Himalayan User Reviews

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