KTM Duke 250 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan

KTM 250 Duke Price starts at Rs. 2.17 Lakh which is Rs. 16,087 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Himalayan priced at Rs. 2.01 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. 50% users have chosen Royal Enfield Himalayan over KTM 250 Duke in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

KTM Duke 250 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Comparison

Key Highlights 250 Duke Himalayan
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.17 Lakh Rs. 2.01 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 248.8 cc 411 cc
Power 30 PS @ 9000 rpm 24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm
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KTM Duke 250 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Summary

Basic Info 250 Duke BS6Himalayan Gravel Grey
Brand KTM Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.17 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.01 Lakh View On Road Price
(779 Ratings)
(371 Ratings)
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. 11,228 250 Duke Insurance Rs. 18,315 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
Braking 60-0 km/h

WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm
Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel
Split Steel Trellis Frame
Half-duplex split cradle frame
Monoshock with linkage, 180 mm wheel travel

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
2190*840*1370 mm^3
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
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes
Adventure Tourer Bikes, Tourer 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
Analogue and Digital
Switchable ABS


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Recently Asked User Questions

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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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="Zigwheels" > 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="Zigwheels" > 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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