KTM Duke 250 BS6
Duke 250 BS6 On Road Price
|Ex-Showroom Price:||Rs. 2.17 Lakh|
|RTO + Road Tax + Others:||Rs. 19,618|
|On Road Price Delhi :||Rs. 2.48 Lakh|
- Refined, tractable motor, comfortable suspension
- Doesn’t have the signature KTM character, feels sedate, lacks features compared to 390 Duke
Key Highlights of Duke 250 BS6
248.8 cc Engine
30 PS @ 9000 rpm Max Power
24 Nm @ 7500 rpm Max Torque
Dual Channel ABS
LED Turn Signal Lamp
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
LED tail lights
Digital Trip Meter
Low Battery Indicator
Self Start Only Starting
Alloy Wheels Type
KTM Duke 250 BS6 Overview
KTM 250 Duke BS6 is the base variant in the 250 Duke lineup and is priced at Rs. 2.17 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This BS6 variant comes with an engine putting out and of max power and max torque respectively. KTM 250 Duke BS6 is available in 2 colours : Silver and Orange. To know more about the Duke 250 BS6 images, reviews, offers & other details, download the Zigwheels App.
Specs & Features of KTM Duke 250 BS6
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Sports Naked Bikes
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Self Start Only
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Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
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30 PS @ 9000 rpm
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24 Nm @ 7500 rpm
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Chassis and Suspension
WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm
Split Steel Trellis Frame
Tyres and Wheels
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Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17
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Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying 250 Duke
- KTM 250 Duke has received a massive update both in terms of styling and mechanicals. It looks meaner and sharper than ever before and gets a new composite subframe and a redesigned swingarm. The single-cylinder 248.8cc liquid-cooled DOHC motor hasn’t lost any output in the quest for cleaner emissions. You still get the same 29.91PS at 9000rpm and 24Nm at 7500rpm as before. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch. To help it meet BS6 standards, the motor now exhales through an additional catalytic converter. The ECU maps have been revised as well. Everything is held together by a KTM signature steel-trellis frame. The rear sub-frame is a bolt-on design to make accidental damage repair easier. It’s suspended on an upside-down fork and preload-adjustable mono-shock, both from WP. Stopping duties are handled by a 300mm/230mm disc brake combo. Dual-channel ABS is standard and non-switchable. The 250 Duke gets a reasonable 13-liter fuel tank unlike the smaller units seen on earlier Dukes, and at 150kg dry, it’s about 4kg heavier than before.Read more:KTM Gives The 250 And 125 Duke Its Biggest Update Yet.
- KTM 250 Duke has a saddle height of 830m. It would be comfortable as the seat too is wider now and does not pose much of a problem for long rides. The ride has improved considerably and the 250 Duke just dismisses most bad road surfaces and potholes. It is still set up on the stiffer side but the rider is now better insulated from the road surface. Sharp edges and ridges too are taken care of without much of a bother to the rider. Moreover, comfort is something that can be judged personally and varies from person to person. So, we would suggest you to take a test ride for a better understanding of performance and comfort. Click on the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
- Yes, KTM has hiked the prices. The 250 Duke now costs Rs 2,21,623, which is a whole Rs 4,230 more than what we were paying until now.
- This may be because of some loose wire and for that, we'd suggest you please visit the nearest authorized service centre of KTM as they would be able to assist you. Follow the link and select your city accordingly for service centres.
- For this, we would suggest you to get in touch with the nearest authorised service centre as they will check and will let you know about the issue and would help you to resolve it. You can check service centres at this link- Service centres.
- As of now, there is no official information from the brand's end regarding the same so please stay tuned for the updates.
- KTM has increased the price of the 250 Duke which was recently updated with LED headlights. And for the availability please contact with the nearest authorised dealership for the same. You can check the dealership from this link- Dealers.
- For that, we would suggest you please connect with the nearest authorized dealer in your city as it depends on their stock book. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership.
- KTM 250 Duke is not available with cornering ABS.
- The KTM 250 Duke comes equipped with a much-refined engine with negligible vibes through the rev band. But this motor does run fairly hot. Fifteen minutes of traffic running will have the temperature gauge on the LCD display in the higher zone. It does not, however, affect the rider that much. The hot air is well directed under and away from the rider and it is only when you are stuck in standstill traffic that will you feel the heat -- but it’s a small bother at best. For a better understanding of performance and riding comfort, we would suggest you to take a test ride. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
- Though the brand has not revealed the acceleration figures but KTM Duke 250 does a 0-60 kmph in around 3.44 seconds.
- The KTM 250 Duke is powered by a 248.8cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine. It generates 30PS at 9000rpm and 24Nm at 7500rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. The assist function reduces the clutch lever effort whereas the slipper clutch ensures the rear wheel does not lock up during hard downshifts. The bike looks good and has comfortable ergonimics, it also comes with better hardware compared to its rival, which explains its expensive price tag. The quarter-liter Duke does feel a bit more exciting than them, but it doesn’t mean that its counterparts are bad. So if shelling out Rs. 2.17 Lakh doesn’t bother you much, then you could go for the 250 Duke. Moreover, we'd recommend taking a test ride of the bike for a better insight into the performance, comfort, and compatibility. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Bike Showrooms.
- There are ample of options available such as Yamaha FZ-S Fi V3, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, KTM 250 Duke, Bajaj Dominar 400, Mahindra Mojo 300, etc. Choosing one will depend on several factors such as budget, brand preference, specific feature requirements, performance figures, serviceability, preference of segment, etc. Click on the given link and apply filters in order to check check out new cars as per your requirements. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
- The KTM 250 Duke is a very capable machine and is the most un-KTMish KTM of them all. With its relaxed motor and comfy suspension it is a great choice for those who aren’t looking to set lap records but want something quick and convenient for everyday use. However, the lower ground clearance and the ergonomics limits the off-road capabilities of the 250 Duke. Moreover, KTM has launched the off-road oriented KTM 250 Adventure which would be a better pick for touring and off-roading. 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 details.
- Yes it can be used for mountain rides, but it's not preferred for heavy off-roading suspension are on the stiffer side and seat is also very stiff for longer rides.
- KTM 250 Duke features a saddle height of 830mm and riders of 5.8' height and above would be comfortable enough to ride. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride for a better understanding of comfort, performance and compatibility. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
- KTM 250 Duke has a dry weight of 161.9 kg.
- As of now, the brand has not revealed the top-speed of 250 Duke. However, it makes decent progress till the 125kmph mark and post that it takes some time to get to the top speed. We reckon it should cross 140kmph given time and a long stretch of tarmac. For a better understanding of performance and riding comfort, we would suggest you to take a test ride. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
- It would not be a feasible option to install the colour TFT display of 390 Duke on the 250 Duke. It gets fully-digital LCD instrumentation, which in addition to all the standard info also shows you things like distance-to-empty, real-time fuel consumption, and average speed. Moreover, you may connect with the nearest authorized service center in your city for more details.
- The KTM 250 Adventure misses out on the LED headlight in a bid to cut cost and the one on Duke 250 BS6 would not be compatible. Moreover, you may connect with the nearest authorized service center in your city for more details.
- Yes, it may affect your bike's engine if you ride continuously at higher RPMs or ride it rash. For optimum performance and durability of the engine, we'd suggest you to not rev the bike unnecessarily, ride at economical speeds, keep the gear to RPM ratio in check, etc. Check out the following article for more details: - ZigSkills - Tips For Better Riding: Look Where You're Going!
- For this, we would suggest you walk into the nearest service center as they will be better people to assist you with the possibilities. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Service Center.
- The exact information regarding the cost of the spare parts of the bike can be only availed at the nearest authorized service center. We would suggest you visit the nearest authorized Service Center for further assistance.
- Though you can change the exhaust of 250 Duke but it is not suggested from our side because the changes could hamper the warranty, riding experience, and an increase in your maintenance cost. Moreover, we would suggest you to have a word with the nearest service center as they will be better people to assist you. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest service center and selecting your city accordingly - Service Center.
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- KTM 250 Duke BS6 is powered by a 248.8cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine that churns out 29.91PS at 9000rpm and 24Nm at 7500rpm mated to a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch.
- Exchange of a vehicle would depend on certain factors such as kilometers driven, physical condition, number of owners, etc. For detailed information and availability of the exchange offers, we would request you to please connect with the nearest authorized dealership as the offers may vary. Click on the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
- As of now, there is no official update available from the brand's end. We would suggest you to wait for the official announcement. Currently, KTM Duke 250 BS6 packs a fully digital instrument cluster, which shows details like realtime and average mileage, gear position, apart from the regular trove of information.
- No conformation from officials yet☹️
- If you are planning to buy a new bike on finance, then generally, 10 to 30 percent down payment is required on the on-road price of a bike. However, exact confirmation regarding EMI, down payment, interest, loan period and its procedure will be discussed by the bank only, as it depends upon individual eligibility. We would suggest you to get in touch with the nearest dealership to get exact information. Click on the below-given link and select your desired city to get your nearest dealership details.
- KTM has tie-up with different tyre brands so for this we would suggest you to have a word with the nearest dealership as they would be the better people to assist you. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Bike Showrooms.
- Royal Enfield Classic 350 offers a ground clearance of 135 mm, while that of KTM 250 Duke is 185 mm. Clearing those meanie speed breakers would not be a issue here, however, you will have to careful while manoeuvring because of the engine cowl. 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 details.
- The KTM 250 Duke and 390 Duke features different instrument clusters and would not be compatible with one another. While, the bigger sibling gets a colour TFT-screen with smartphone Bluetooth connectivity, the smaller Duke comes equipped with a a fully digital instrument cluster. Moreover, we would suggest you to visit the nearest authorized service center for more details.
- As of now, there is no official update from the brand's end. Stay tuned for further updates.
- When a vehicle is out of the showroom it included ex-showroom, RTO fees and insurance. So, if you want to buy the vehicle with ex-showroom we would suggest you walk into the nearest dealership as they will be the better people to assist you. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Bike Showrooms.
- For that, we would suggest you to get in touch with the nearest authorized dealership as they would be able to confirm the availability of helmet. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
- Duke 250 comes with LED headlamps just forget about headlight it is just awesome no need extra lamps
- KTM 250 Duke comes with the LED headlights.
- KTM 250 Duke comes with the led
- 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.
- With the BS6 update, the exhaust end can on the new 250 Duke now lies underneath the bike instead of the side as seen on the previous model. Due to that, the ground clearance has dropped from 175mm to 151mm. To compensate for this, KTM has equipped a small bash plate, but if we were you, we would be extra cautious now. 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.
- Yes you can ride it like a normal bike. I have travelled 3000km on my new bike. And for most the speed breakers the groud clearneacce is enough.only in case of big illegal sizes of speed breaks that we see in galli of india the guard below touches the ground.but i drive slow at speed breakers and avoid huge damage and also i takr my bike cross on speed breaker to avoid the touching of gaurd to ground.i found this an issue but not a very major issue.
- Yes, KTM 250 Duke 2019 not a best headlight ,this Duke 250 model 2021 the best headlight Compare on duke 390 headlight....
- Yes, KTM 250 Duke gets a LED headlight. The indicators and the tail lamp are LED as well.
- No now KTM DUKE 250 have led headlight as like DUKE 390
- It would not be advisable to cover such a distance in one day as the bike may cause heating issues and also it would not be in favor of the riders health.
- KTM 250 Duke BS6 had been launched with LED Headlight in August 2020 pan India. In order to check availability, we would suggest you to exchange your words with an authorized dealer in your city. Check out authorised dealership details.
- I had this problem. It has nothing to do with washing the vehicle. Please take it to the service center. They'll perform some testing, share the details with KTM and eventually will replace the entire ABS module (for free). Do not ride the vehicle fast, until the replacement is done. The ABS will not kick in and the brakes will lock up.
- My duke 250 is non ABS I'm still getting problems Happened after I left it outside during a heavy rain.
- No. Duke 250 even in the older variant did not have any serious heating issues. I own and ride one in one of the hottest cities in India and unless I am in stop go traffic for long time wearing shorts, the heat from engine never bothered me.
- Duke 250. Period!
- You technically can. However, it is ridiculously expensive to do the upgrade as the entire wiring kit, the ECU and other electrical ancillaries too would need a change. Moreover, KTM authorised folks will never do it. Better buy a 390 and enjoy the power! Else, get an after market led headlight kit for Duke, which again may not be the most brightest, durable or most focused headlamp.
- My suggestion will be wait for 2021 cause there are high chances 250 getting tft display upgrade and headlight already changed
- Better handling, better power, better build quality, modern engine, 6 gears, better top speed, better headlight, lite weight, lesser vibration,
- Absolutely not, I am 5.6 and I got the bike I am having zero issues with the height, given that this shouldn't first bike you can comfortably also the suspension is soft enough to actually bring the seat a lil lower automatically.
- I'm 5'5 and comfortable with the Duke 250, the only issue is I have to put a lot of effort to reverse the bike and taking it out from the parking.
- Yes. A person who is 5.7 ft tall can ride Duke 250 without having any issue
- Duke 250
- Seat is a bit on stiffer side, but that shouldn't be a problem because it isn't that uncomfortable. I've driven my Duke 250 BS6 continuously for 3 hours without much problem. Suspensions are good. But in the BS6 version, the clearance is a bit less. So the lower end of the bike may touch the road if a bumper is a bit too high. Clearance is less than normal bikes. It's not a very big problem, just that be careful with bumpers or deep pits. As the suspension if soft, lower end may touch the road if you move fast on a high bumper or if you have a pillion. Because a pillion will compress the suspension significantly.
- You can change the rear suspension preload with the tool included in your toolkit to solve this problem. My bike has become more responsive after I increased the preload by 3 clicks
- Clockwise or anticlock wise?
- I found that until last month, some motorcycles were available in few showrooms at Chennai and Hyderabad. If you're from these places, checking with the sales guys will help find one. However, it is suggested to go with BS6 as sales of spares for BS4 model will stop before BS6.
- Extremely expensive and complicated to replace a D250 headlight with D390 headlight. All wiring, ECU and headlamp clusters will need replacement. Not advisable. Instead, get an aftermarket LED unit for the headlamp.
- Yes we can but it cost around11-15k only for headlight
- Can you please re-phrase the question. Unable to comprehend..
- Visakhapatnam available
- Visakhapatnam available
- BSVI is better as it carries the advantage of having all spares available for a longer duration than the BSIV version. Also BS6 version will hold slightly better resale value
- Already BS6 version of Duke 250 is available in showrooms
- No. KTM Duke250 comes with an assisted clutch for reduced load on fingers while depressing clutch often
- 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.
- My wife and daughter finds it okay for rides up till 45mins. After that they'd complain of the seat being hard.
- Engine is Durable at least for a 100,000 kms, if serviced at advised intervals and the vehicle is not revved unnecessarily.
- It's good.. you don't need to worry.. just take care of it well.. with regular service as given by the manufacturer
- No. KTM Duke 250 comes with PASC - assisted clutch to keep the clutch light.
- Non of those
- Sorry but now these colours are discontinued for BS6 KTM DUKE 250. Now colours available are Silver Metallic & Dark Galvano for BS6 models.
- I DON'T THINK SO...as you can see KTM doesnt make matt black RC200... now they are giving new colours for newer versions.
- Now siver metallic which replaced the white scheme.
- Do not think that we'll experience a massive drop in speedacceleration figures for 250cc engines or above. Some of the vehicles have a drop in power due to stricter fuelexhaust processing requirements.
- Can be expected in next couple of months
- It's laughed
- Sure it can be. It is the perfect motorcycle for someone who want to keep a motorcycle for a long time (avoid the need for replacing a motorcycle because it had less power for tours etc.)
- Yes, ofcourse its mine too since it's very powerful ride slow because in beginning you won't feel that bike is going fast but does so be careful and take care.
- Yes you can. It won't scare you silly. you can start with it as your first bike. But 30 bh of power you need to be careful
- Duke 250 and Duke 390 are good for long distance touring. If it includes city rides, then buy Duke 250
- Duke 250 is best bike for long rides and City rides
- Though many sites claim so.. it is incorrect. Duke 250 does not have switchable ABS
- No. Sachin
- I guess so. Better to check with the electrician at KTM service center. Those folks are often pretty helpful.
- 250 Duke is currently available in only one variant with dual channel ABS. For general commuting and touring purpose, Dual Channel ABS variant is advisable. Non - ABS variant is useful for stunt purposes (which is currently not available)
- There is only one variant of Duke 250 upon sale in India today. That variant has Dual Channel ABS. And that is THE variant to buy :) Happy riding!!
- Yes. A Duke 250 is a reliable motorcycle much like most Honda motorcycles. Looks like the new 2020 variant may carry the new (color) speedo console. It is better to ask the showroom and then buy.
- Technically possible. However, costs will be upwards of 30K (incl. entire wiring kit, to enable it to function as expected)
- With a very good mechanic, yes you can
- Yes you can fit rather than you can go for 390
- In India it's not available. I think its available in Sri Lanka 🤔. Maybe. I'm not sure about that but its definitely not available in India
- Yes and No, Yes, it's available in European region and No, it's not available in India.
- Hell no
- Duke 250 carries a PASC anti-hopping clutch which helps reduce torque while shifting down gears.
- No In ktm it wl CME fr only 390 thts lack in both 200 n 250 cc
- You don't know anything.
- It can be available. You have to ask this question to your nearest dealer for that. If they have left a standar model.
- No it's not available, from April 2019 all non abs bikes have been discontinued across all bike manufacturers
- There is only one version of Duke 250 which comes with Dual Channel ABS
- Will be a bit tough to reach to ground, when you initially ride it and stop the vehicle in traffic. Once you get used to the motorcycle, it will be easier to manage. Please take a test ride (if possible on your friends' motorcycle for a longer duration) to decide.
- If you r 5ft you will have severe problem i am 5'9 i am just perfect although in some tough situations i cant land foot duke height is very high
- Hi Harsh, It would be a bit hefty for you then, I am 5'7" Still my both legs do not reach the ground at the same time.
- After two services, my Duke 250 returns 28kmpl in city (peak traffic) and 34kmpl on highways (at 110kmph)
- Normally it gives 30 kmpl but it also depends on how you ride and maybe the BS6 engines has improved mileage
- You will get around 27-30 mileage in city traffic....And around 32-35 in highway..
- Yes. Duke 250 has a pliant suspension which can absorb most of road undulations on a paved road and some bit of broken roads as well. It helps in offering a stable ride even at triple digit speeds.Heat produced by Duke 250 even in the summer of Chennai city (44 deg Celsius) is still not uncomfortable for someone wearing jeans.
- Suspension of Duke 250 is adjustable, It has 13 steps for adjusting. If you go full low the suspension is comfortable. If you go full high on suspension the ride becomes bumpy. The heat produced is bearable and you will get used to it. No worries.
- Suspension is bit on the stiffer side but it manages in Indian road too.Heat produced is very high but yeah it is bearable.
- Yes, please don't buy it because bike value will depreciated and also the bike tyre will crack. Better rent this bike if want use for short time
- Please do not buy any motorcycle, if the vehicle is going to be parked for 2years. Better to purchase the vehicle after return.
- Don't plan to purchase it right now
- Yes but pillion will have problem in long rides cause the pillion seat is not comfortable for longrides and also very hard i have done 650 km ride with my brother as a pillion ,literally we had to stop for 50kms😂 you will have a buttache
- Duke250 has a better pillion seat that the competition. It is an excellent bike for long distance >200km travel. However, for long distances, the pillion would find it a bit tough.
- Yes it mre comfortable for back seater when you compare other bikes
- Yes, but it's very expensive to get 1290 headlight and u won't get it easily
- Yeah aftermarket headlights are available
- Where should i can buy..?
- Yes, if KTM decides to launch new version of Duke 250
- Not in the near future.
- Coming soon
- Not in the near future. However, the price difference between D200 and D250 (dual channel ABS) is few thousand rupees only. Suggest you to test ride both and pick the appropriate one. Happy riding!!
- KTM 200 duke is singal channel abs
- If it is only city, then TVS Apache 200. If one is okay with a heavy motorcycle for sedate highway cruising + city rides at low cost, then Dominar 2019. If the choice is for a lightweight pocket rocket for city and long distance tours + needs advanced tech to support the ride, then Duke 250
- Apache is pocket friendly, Duke is to stand out of crowd, dominar is powerful value for money bike. If you want style go for Duke.If you want power go for Dominar.If you want to save money go for Apache.I bought Duke 250
- Duke 25 s best in the city and for long rides dominar wl do the justice....... Tvs apache would do both but lacks power figures
- Difficult to get the feet on ground comfortably. However, if someone purchase an endurotrail bike, they too face similar issues, regardless of even being 5' 10" ft. It is mostly a matter of learning how to manage the motorcycle at low speed and how to keep the vehicle stable upon stopping.
- You can but it will be very very difficult as this bike is heavy at 166Kg. I being 5'10 sometimes lose balance of this bike. I would strongly recommend that you should never get this bike.
- This is advisable not to purchase this bike as you may face difficulties. Try Hasqverna Vitpilen which will be hitting the Indian roads soon
- No longer as ONLY the ABS version of D250 is permitted to be sold in India after April-250
- No, now u can get abs variant only.
- After April-2019, government banned selling non-ABS two wheelers with engine capacity >=125 CC. Thus, across the nation, we'll only have ABS D250s on sale
- No it's not available, After April 2019 government of India has banned sale of non-abs bike above 125 cc.
- It is not worth the effort. One need to completely replace the D250 wiring with D390 wiring along with headlight. This in itself will cost upward of 30K. If the issue is with lighting, instead, buy a pair of high quality LED touring lamps for a fraction of the cost.
- Yes it is possible even i have done on my bike after seen many duke owners did it on there duke 250
- No, it is not possible as having different ECU
- It has reasonable lighting in pitch dark conditions. Adjusting the headlight position can immensely help in improving light performance. My D250 had a default setting of far away light throw. Now fixed
- Not the best one compared to the D390, but overall it's has an okay-ish Light throw for Night Rides. using a separate set of lights will help.
- Definitely... it doesn’t requre an auxiliary light. The halogen light is bright enough.
- Bro actually the battery gets exhausted sometimes when the key is left open .. same has happened with me once let some mechanic charge your battery and try starting the bike again...
- Can failure is big problem in winter season , service centre says it's battry problem..but battry is new.. they couldn't solved my problem
- Can failure is big problem in winter season , service centre says it's battry problem..but battry is new.. they couldn't solved my problem
- Orange looks the best in my opinion. Heating issue can be found in every new Duke 250 ABS bike but once you get it serviced, you will never see the heating issue again. The coolant and the fan do their job well to keep the engine cool. After the first service, you will not see the fan running often unless you live in a hot place or you often get stuck in slow moving traffic while committing.
- The colour depends on your taste. There is a good amount of heat dissipation from the engine, but it is bearable if u are wearing good set of Denim / Jean. But it will start to annoy you if u don't, especially in the city traffic.
- Orange is the better color according to me. The white one looks amazing on D390. However, the sticker on D250 is 'meh'..
- The seat height of Duke 250 cannot be reduced without mechanical modification, which will void warranty. First of all, with a height of 5' 3 inches one would not find too much difficulty in managing the motorcycle. It is about practice and getting used with the vehicle. The easy solution is to wear boots with 1 inch thick out sole and heel. Else, one may choose to change the wheels to 16" alloys, along with tyres. This will immediately void the warranty and also would change the dynamics and ground clearance of the motorcycle. Thus this approach is not recommended.Happy and Safe riding!
- With thinner padding to the seat yes you can by mm. But it will hurt your b**t
- My height is 5.2 inch can I ride Duke 250 for the first time
- Absolutely fine. In fact the days will be interesting on a D250 ;) Cheers!
- Yes Duke 250 very good for daily ride of 50+50 km up down office
- Yes, but mileage might be a concern
- From the perspective of reaching palm of legs comfortably to ground, while being seated on the bike, is a bit difficult. However, once a rider is used to the motorcycle, it ll no longer be tough. Strongly recommend the rider to take a long test ride before deciding.
- Seat height of Duke 250 is 830mm, as per your height u can easily ride it.
- No,it would be diffucult to put your legs on the ground
- From the perspective of reaching palm of legs comfortably to ground, while being seated on the bike, is a bit difficult. However, once a rider is used to the motorcycle, it ll no longer be tough. Strongly recommend the rider to take a long test ride before deciding
- I'm the owner of duke250. Short rides are very bad for this bike but for long rides this bike is awesome
- The Duke 250 comfortable for short & long rider of 5'6"&6 Inc:all comfortable
- KTM Adventure 390 is expected to be launched in October 2019 while Adventure Duke 250 may be launched by September 2020.
- April 2020
- Technically yes. However, it would not make financial sense since it would cost a lot of money. The entire electrical system along with headlights need to be changed and the price difference will equal to the cost of buying a Duke 390.
- Yes but that will cost you a healthy amount as the KTM workshops won't agree to do the same as considering it non standard and also during any claims from insurance, you may face problems.
- Technically it is possible to have an improved fuel economy by application of better technology. In case of D250, the difference is smarter gear ratios and final drive ratio. The bike is relatively less aggressive to accelerate and thus (theoretically) returns better fuel efficiency figures. However, in real life scenario the combined fuel efficiency of D250 is around 31~34 kmpl
- No i am getting a mileage of 40+ kmpl on my duke 250.
- Technically Yes! However, the rider would need some rest in between. I cover Chennai - Pondicherry (150kms) in 2hours & 15mins with one 15min break in between. D250 is capable of maintaining 110 kmph all day long and that on an Indian highway helps us maintain an average speed of 65kmph (incl. breaks in between). To cover 1500kms, one would take more than 23hours! In India, on highways, one can easily cover 700+kms a day on a D250.
- 😂😂😂😂😂 do u want to burn😂
- Both bikes will be suitable for a person who is 6ft 5 inch tall. It in fact is not about the height. Buying a bike is more about the purpose. Go on and follow your heart!
- Test ride both..
- I have been riding my D250 since May 2019 and the bike returns 25kmpl in city + 34kmpl on highways (speeds between 90kmph ~ 100kmph). I know that is good efficiency. However, it is not impossible to achieve. Ride Duke250 between 5000 and 5500 rpm in city and around 6000rpm on highways for the best fuel efficiency figures.Now on comfort : Yes. Pillion comfort is acceptable for city and moderate long distance tours (
- I'm 5'2 I got my Duke 250 bs6 on 23rd September 2020, I'm really comfortable on the bike, I'm able to corner, take it on the Track with ease and tour as well, I've already completed 800+ kms on the bike! In traffic and while pulling the bike back it's a slight issue but I'm fine with it, I'm extremely passionate about motorcycles, I'm really ok and comfortable with my Bike! It's always good to have a visit to the showroom and see if your comfortable with the Motorcycle, I never took a test ride as motorcycling is all about adventure I took up the risk to get the bike without any test ride! Now I actually feel more comfortable and easy on taller and bigger motorcycles over the small ones!I love my bike!
- There are no suspension adjustments available in D250 for seat heightground clearance. Also, 5' 3" will be a bit short for D250. However, if determined, you can still learn to master D250. It could be a bit tough at the beginning, but is not impossible. For reference, please look at most dual sportoffroad bikes sold by major motorcycle brands. Even for a 6 feet tall guy, having both the feet planted on ground is difficult. Does that stop from riding those bikes? NO! Go ahead and buy your bike of choice and master the machine! Do not worry about anything else. Have a Happy and Safe riding!
- I am 5'10 and i still struggle to ride the bike with both feets on the ground. I suggest you not to gof for Duke 250 unless you want a more comfortable bike for yourself. But you can still ride the bike. If your passion is more than the comfort zone you can go for it. But it's going to be a struggle in traffic. Hope you have a good one. :)
- Sure. A short rider can ride a D250 just like any moderately tall guy riding an offroadadventure bike. It is just a matter of practice and some adjustments in riding style which will help anyone overcome the challenges riding a D250, though not tall enough. While I was appearing for my motorcycle license test, I met a scientist from ISRO who was only 4ft 5" tall and cleared the test on his spouse's Kinetic Honda. He literally had to slide down the seat every time the vehicle got to a stand still. It is just a matter of practice and determination. He never thought of this as a challenge. He was quite happy that he learnt to ride a two wheeler. Mind you, we both were one among the 13guys who cleared the test out of a pack of 60folks. I was so happy for him than my own result and I still remember his smile. If you're determined, just go for it. Nothing will ever be able to stop you from riding a D250!
- The Duke 125 and D200 costs less than 2 lakhs and come with ABS
- Duke 200
- Can't turn off the abs... (Duke 250) 1) can't feel any click in that bottom left button although there is something2) kept it pressed but still abs light is ONIs there something like after 2nd service only we can turn off abs ? (Although still I can't turn the abs off)
- By default, riders can switch off ABS (both wheels) in D250 by depressing the bottom left button on the instrument cluster. However, to have supermotto mode (as in D390), one may have to replace the ABS control units. Better to check with the KTM service center folks or some KTM specialist mechanics. However, please be aware that it will be quite an expensive affair.
- Don't buy aftermarket abs
- Intentionally leaving out any figures quoted by the factory. In reality a D250 is a glorified splendor motorcycle until 4500 rpm, rides like a sweet little kitten until 5,500 rpm (4500 to 5500rpm is the ideal range in cities) and a hyper-active kid after 6000rpm. So you get what you want. Mileage? No problem. Keep it around 5500 and it returns 27kmpl in city and 34 on highways. Need Power? No issues at all. Push it beyond 6000 rpm and it makes you feel like a mini Guy Martin on an Isle of Man TT course. Conclusion : Most balanced lightweight quarter litre bike in India, money can buy. Period!
- Ride hard u will get around 20 kmpl.If u ride smoothly u will get 30 kmpl
- D250 is a better bike in this comparison, though both are from entirely different category. D250 is a whopping 40kgs lighter than RE350 ABS and has excellent suspension helping exceptional road dynamics. D250 also has good fuel economy with shorter travel times . The rider seat on D250 is quite comfortable for long distance riding and styling is meant for highspeed cruising with minimal wind resistance. It is also the more reliable motorcycle among the two.
- It depends on your personality !!! most of the time not a big fan 350s !! boring as fuck but would prefer 650 for touring ...for now go for 250 as it is your first bike 250 has better performance and all
- Both are different segments bikes. Both are OK with touring if your going under 100km/hr but above that RE gives vibrations. Also if your not a fan of heavy bikes prefer duke250
- For those who appreciate technology, D250 is amazing value for money.What do you get in a D250?Ans: Light weight motorcycle with amazing power to weight ratio; good Dual Channel ABS; Up-side down WP adjustable suspension in the front (which offers exceptional road control, better than many motorcycles even a segment above), good fuel economy, excellent looks, stress free highway cruising and some nifty little features such as auto-adjusting instrument cluster lights, high quality components.
- In terms of features, you may find it pricey. But if you treat it as an amazing piece of art, you will find it completely worth the price.
- Mileage is almost. But price difference is about 35k. Service charge depends on your usage. I had paid as low as 350 once to 2300 another time
- My Duke 250 gives me a combined fuel efficiency of 32kmpl which is higher than most Duke200s (found at the service center).
- Yes. It already underwent a critical safety upgrade. Since April 2019, Duke 250 is equipped with Dual Channel ABS unit.
- I own a Duke 250 and am a born again rider (gap of 13years). In the earlier spell was using high speed two stroke motorcycles and wanted something quite powerful.Duke 250 is a good motorcycle if one rides in ~60% in city and the rest on highways. If the ratio reverses, then Duke390 will make sense. However, it would take a while to tame the beast, that is D390 :)Happy riding!
- An excellent bike for those who appreciate technology, safety and performance. For detailed review, read my ownership experience here.. https://www.zigwheels.com/forum/profile/209845
- One word review - awesome . In every way
- Ktm Duke 250 is very good bike
- Both belongs to different category. If rider likes to take the vehicle for off-roadrokenunpavedcountry-side roads, himalayan will be better. If the vehicle will be ridden mostly in city and on highways with
- KTM DUKE 250
- Ktm Duke 250 is better
- Wear a jeans and you will never be troubled by the heat that the engine generates. Before the first service, there is some heating issue, but nothing that its radiator and coolant cannot handle. Post first service, you will not face heating issues. Just keep you legs covered by wearing jeans and socks and high ankle shoes
- I ride my D250 mostly in Chennai. Though Chennai gets unbearably hot in summers, I've never had an overheating issue with D250. Only at traffic stop lights, one gets to feel the hot air blowing out of the radiator fan and silencers. Wear a jeans and ankle shoes and this becomes a non-issue. Btw, Bangalore has a much more forgiving weather than Chennai (though it is hotter nowadays) and D250 will not pose any major concerns. If occasional weekend rides are your thing, then D250 will be an amazing bike.
- No heating Duke 250 bike
- D250 is many times more comfortable regardless of city or highways, esp. during long distances. The upright seating posture, well padded seats and slightly rear-set footpegs offer a relaxed seating. Additionally, the motorcycle offers good fuel economy (31~34kmpl) on highways and city (24 ~ 29kmpl). The dual channel ABS is a boon on slippery road conditions too.My recommendation : D250
- Undoubtedly Duke 250 is the best option for daily commute within the city.
- Is the good bike Duke 250 for daily city travel and 3to4 time long distance in year. Duke 250 bike is more comfortable
- Currently a swap of speedometer is not easily possible.
- Search here please..https://www.zigwheels.com/bikes/dealers/KTM
- On-road at Chennai as on April-2019 is INR 2.23lakhs including registration, tax, insurance and accessories. Top speed is approx 155kmph.
- On road price - 217000I touched 153kmph
- The WP front forks are adjustable in a Duke 250 giving an option to adjust handle bar height. The stock handlebars are quite good and would not need upgrading.
- My opinion would be to have the stock handle bar itself coz 840mm long handle bar would be perfect for long rides and also considering the seating position of duke 250, the stock handle bar should do just fine.
- Well duke 250 has an upright seating position unlike other sports bikes...!! so you should do just fine..!! And for the record am just 5 feet 3 inches which makes me standing on my toes when i sit on my 250...!! i dont care what others think about it coz i love my bike and it is an amazing bike and i dont think you will regret buying it...!!
- Yes. Duke 250 will be comfortable for anyone taller than 170cms.
- Yes, the bike will suit you.
- Maintenance mostly depends on the number of kilometers covered on a motorcycle. Assuming that the distance covered in a month is 1,000 the overall maintenance cost (incl. vehicle maintenance and fuel costs of INR 75 per litre @ a fuel efficiency of 28kmpl overall) will be INR 4,200 to 4,500 per month. This excludes any financing overheads.
- There is no monthly maintenance charge..
- If that is the fuel efficiency returned in city traffic conditions, then there is little to improve as 28~29 is the best that guys seems to have achieved in city and that too with early morning traffic. To improve fuel efficiency, just keep the RPM of your Duke250 between 5000 and 6000. This will ensure that your bike is optimally geared and is in a reasonable power band. Avoid using clutch unnecessarily - do not use half clutch to pull the vehicle at higher gears. Avoid hard braking andor acceleration. Adopt a smooth riding style and adjust throttle inputs to reduce unwanted braking. Do not perform wheelies or stunts. Maintain steady speeds where vehicle is around 6000RPM (approx 100kmph), on highways. I get around 34kmpl on highways using this technique.All these would help us optimize the fuel efficiency of Duke250. Have a happy and safe riding!
- Ride well. Don't give pressure to your bike. Be gentle. Don't rush while accelerating.
- Yes. Since April 2019, D250 is equipped with Dual channel ABS
- Yes. The 2019 KTM D250 has Dual channel ABS
- Check with your local Sales showroom who could guide you on exchange process, valuation of motorcycle etc.
- It already has ABS from march 2019
- Yes. Since April 2019, D250 carries a dual channel ABS system
- It has already
- Sure. A short rider can ride a D250 just like any moderately tall guy riding an offroadadventure bike. It is just a matter of practice and some adjustments in riding style which will help anyone overcome the challenges riding a D250, though not tall enough. If you're determined, just go for it. Nothing will ever be able to stop you from riding a D250!
- I have a duke 250 2019. my height is 5'4''. I have no issues with the seat height. its super lite on the road and it has ultimate power in 250 cc segment.
- If you have riding skills you can ride it very comfortably, as 250 is a beginner friendly you can ride even without skills.
- Man these two are completely different segment.One is naked and other one is so called full fairing bike or sports bike.but if you are thinking of 310 you should consider rc390 also as a Good choice.
- Duke 250 will be an ideal choice since it has a fairly upright riding posture and has enough power to take longer (also faster) rides, once you master bike riding skills. All the very best!
- Both are good, rr310 cost of repairs is way to high. Check on that first if it fits your budget no doubt rr310 is better than 250 duke.
- Definitely. Duke 250 can be comfortably used in daily traffic. The clutch is so light that shifting gears or applying clutch too would not bother the rider. Only at traffic signals during summers, that the rider will feel hot air being blown towards their calf muscles. Wearing a jeans and ankle boots will solve this issue.
- Absolutely. It is surprisingly sedate than a Duke200 between 4,500 to 5,500 RPM. If I am the parent, will prefer a D250 for my son than D200 as the latter is a bit more aggressive on acceleration.Moreover a D250 is only ~INR 6,000 more than the D200 and comes with much more advanced tech, sounds cool and looks better.
- Can college going boy use this bike in daily routine
- Doesn't matter whether you are healthy or skinny,it depends upon how you manage to ride. But still,you should go with Duke 250.Easy to maneuver. Much more better than RC 200 in all respect
- Being skinny has nothing to do with any of these motorcycles. You may select any of these motorcycles basis the usage pattern.
- Rc200 would not suit u duke 250 will but if u like that much for taking rc200 then i would say rs200 best and powerful and it will suit u garrenty
- Duke 250 should be the chosen one for trips done mostly on highways. If the tours include a lot of 'offroading', then Himalayan would be a better choice
- If u are a bike traveling person type then 're Himalayan but I would say u to don't buy these buy the dominar 400usd it's made for people like u going for long trips best buy these one I would really suggest u
- I've not experienced any issue with LED DRLs on my Duke250 (May-2019). Have not heard any negative comments from other Duke 250 owners either. Thus you may assume that the issue is fixed now. For detailed ownership review, please read here.. https://www.zigwheels.com/forum/profile/209845
- Yes u are correct the drl and the led aren't working u can't expect it to get fixed in the new model to If u ask me my opinion I would say it's waste buying a 250cc bike becuz it feels the same as 200cc I would suggest u to buy rs200 it's power full and stylish
- Yes. I have been taking my Duke 250 for long tours and takes stops every ~100kms to avoid any rider fatigue. On highways, the bike can easily maintain 120kmph without any issues and will return around 27kmpl, which is a reasonable fuel efficiency. In a day a rider can easily cover 650+ kms without any strain and will still have enough time for good rest. The bike also carries a 13.5 litre fuel tank with no unusable reserve. This enables riders to ride longer. The suspension and seats are also really good for touring. Get a good riding gear, a good quality windshield and a Viaterra tailbag.. and you're set for a long tour.Happy and Safe riding!
- The Duke 250 is good long tours. I had been around SE Mexico 5 days tour, about 500 per day y mostly paved roads. Gas milage is good, about 250 kms in a full tank. From the comfort point of view y recommend to have a pit stop every hour for about 10 mns or so. Cheers
- It's perfect for long tours but if u can increase your budget little bit then go for 390 duke it more power full and comfortable to
- Duke 250 will be the most balanced and street friendly bike among the pack
- It is technically possible. However, the cost involved in the conversion is not justifiable. The wiring kit + instrument console + headlights together would cost upwards of 40K. One can instead, include that money on the Duke 250's price and get a larger and more powerful engine (Duke 390)
- Both are having the same body but u need so many thing to add tft screen on 250 becuz u will need the menu dail buttons and the wiring is different u will need every thing same to add the screen and a pro electrician
- Headlights yes.. with very good mechanic. TFT screen nope.. can't do it. Better get the 390 or second hand 390. If you are really into that
- Yes. Duke 250 ABS is launched in Apr 2019 which is the latest version
- Yes before we use to get 200 and 390 but now 250 duke is the new segment and sexy looking go for it
- No upgradesonly factory fitted ABS
- Nothing while happen there is no difference between those both fuel believe me it's just for name sake but they say it help u reach your bike top speed
- No nothing is harmed but don't make a habit of it. 😄
- No problem of mixing speed and normal fuel in D250
- Even if you want STD you can't buy now anyway, so just buy abs. STD brakes are s**t anyway you need abs
- ABS 250 is better
- Abs is better.. Why...?Follow me i will explain in detail
- D250 gives 25~28kmpl in city depending on riding style, while D390 returns 18 ~24kmpl in city
- Which is better in milage duke 250 or Dominar . Duke 250 's milage is less than u said . A romour that it's almost equal . Give a final answer for that🙏🙏
- I am getting 28-30 easily on my duke 250, its all depend on your riding.
- My choice is Duke 250. Here is a quick comparison between Duke250 and Dominar400. Engine CC : Duke250 (249cc) & Dominar (373cc). Power : 30ps @ 9000rpm + 24Nm of Torque vs. 39ps. Power to weight ratio : 196ps per ton vs 212ps per ton. Weight : 153Kgs vs. 184kgs. Mileage : 25kmpl in city and 31kmpl on highways vs. 28kmpl in city and 32kmpl on highways. Tank Capacity : 13.5 litre tank with zero unusable reserve (can use every drop of fuel while riding long distances) vs. 13 litre tank with 2.8litres of unusable reserve (effectively can use only 10.2 litres of fuel !!). Duke250 offers better comfort by way of a bit more composed suspension set up. Both motorcycles are mostly vibe-free too. Heat management is better with Dominar (esp. in city) while on highways it does not matter much between the two.
- Dominor is value for money bike. Duke serves its purpose in terms of agility and style. It depends on what's your purpose of buying bike. If weight is not your concern go for dominor
- Dominar is best compare to Duke 250.because it has high power n best for offroading purpose,no body pains but the only difference is dominar has less mileage compare to Duke 250
- Duke 250
- Both the bikes suits you bro BT Duke 250 is better than RC
- Both bike suit you its depends on personal preference
- 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.
- Depends on usage.if u have ridden more than 7500 km after oil change u have to replace engine oil during which the service cost can be as high as 2000 rs. If u ride around 2000 km after oil change service cost will be around 500
- I'm for Bangalore I pay around 2.5 to 3.2 for a paid service.
- Free service=2000 , normal service= 3000
- 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
- Much better, since the engine is a little over relaxed until 5500 RPM :)
- Duke 250 is 34-37 and RC 200 is 30-35 and I suggest Duke 250 is best
- D250 is more better
- No. Instead if you own a D250 or D390, the front suspension is adjustable for height, which would help is modifying ride height a bit.
- Yes u can
- By a certain point by adjusting the rear shock to soft
- The steering is just perfect for riding regardless of short of long rides. I've toured considerable distances on my D250 and it never gave any wrist pain. Have not heard that from any other D250 riders, either.
- In case of Duke 250 there is no such problems it is very comfortable bike for long ride Not as comfortable as RE but it is quite comfortable
- No its doesn't if you are using a good technique while riding,i have done 400 kms continuously without any hault on it
- I am a born-again rider buying a m/cy after 16yrs. Bought a D250 and it is very easy to ride and control. So my suggestion is D250 as it avoids any upgrading needs in near future (which would be the case with D125)
- All bikes are awesome I will recommend all Take a bike which suits your schedule, requirement and budget
- If you know how to ride carefully go for 250. Otherwise buy 125.
- I never ridden gear bikes or scooty type. 250 ABS was my first bike. first two days with help of my brothers, i learned and rided slowly and understood the clutch control and trottle power control. third day, i went long drive for 240km with average of 110kmph. KTM is one of the best bike. But if you are not confident in trottle control. don't go for long drive in high way and avoid high speed driving. mostly drive in empty roads.
- This is my first gear bike and I had never ridden any gear bike before. So I can tell for a week or 2 you will have to ride slow and understand how it response to throttle. I found it beginner friendly for me because I had ridden Activa & Dio for 9 years before.
- I don't think so because it have great power and acceleration which is a bit difficult for beginners but once you got control you will love with this bike You can control easily if you rode a bike before
- Anyone who is around 170cms will be able to have their feet planted flat on ground on a Duke 250. At 166 cms, the advice is to test ride the bike extensively and have a feel for yourself. However, I've seen shorter riders using tall dual sport bikes with ease. Wishing you a Happy and safe riding!
- Yes you are comfortable on both bikes .But RC has a little bit aggressive sitting position which is not comfortable for the long ridesBut arshi has a lower sitting height than Duke 250 Duke 250 is more comfortable for daily use beautiful but it's has little bit height then RC...
- For Rc it is ok for duke i cant say Test drive both so uh can get ide regarding the same
- Both are awesome bike but I will prepare Duke 250 because it's light than rs 200 and more powerful. it's sitting position is more comfortable than Bajaj rs 200 but it has somewhat higher maintenance cost than rs but ultimately give you a wonderful experience with your bike.....
- By price, it is definitely RS200. By quality, rideability, highway capability, ride manners or braking, Duke 250 is miles ahead of RS200.
- Rs200 the best in looks and comfort
- Yes. Duke 250 is a good bike for anyone old who is reasonably tall (since older people may find swing legs high a bit difficult). The suspension and seats make the ride quite comfortable. However, as a pillion (esp. women in traditional Indian attire) will find the high rear seating a bit bothering.
- Bro it totally depends upon your parents personality as their age would suggest they mostly need just a simple commuter where as the duke is an hooligan with a power to weight ratio considerably higher for many elders to handle also these are not at all well known for comfort so I would suggest you not buy it for your parents Even so if your parents have liked the bike let them take a test ride and decideXd ride safe use a helmet
- Yes but you have to take care a lil ssly as the pilion seat height is more to upwrd as compare to other bikes
- Second service for D250 should be done at 8,500 kms and third service at 16,000kms (1st service at 1,000kms and subsequent services at 7,500kms interval)
- Depends they give you certain limit when you do 1st servicing
- After every 7500km or 3-4months
- If in long traffic, while wearing shorts, a considerable amount of heat gets radiated to legs.
- No it doesn't because of Duke 200 has old boarding style and Duke 250 has the new 18 has the toe guard and other protective part which protects you from burns..
- No bro the cooling is much better than the 200 and the heat is not even felt till u ride like for an hour or so in city traffic its a best buy if u want to .
- What if we change both the display cluster and the left hand mound including the wiring setup of the Duke 250 with Duke 390 wiring. Will it work??
- It is technically possible. However, will be an extremely expensive affair.
- No bro it is not possible as all the electrical of the duke 390 are not available in the duke 250 so it is not possible to retrofit itRide safe wear a helmet
- Every small capacity KTM sold in India is a high speed single cylinder emitting a lot of heat. However, it will not be a major issue if one is wearing a jeans and a pair of ankle shoes. No unusual heating issues in Duke250. It of course will emit a lot of heat. Believe me, I ride in hot Chennai summers and still the bike did not burn my legs.
- Yes, this is a problem to be noticed but it depends on how you are riding.In city riding it produces too much heat and the radiator will start it's noice.
- No bro the 250 is nothing like the old dukes in cooling department I must say that it has advanced by leaps and bounds . yes but some problem can be felt after riding hard for about 2hours or so but you do not fell it in traffic
- Depends on how the vehicle has been maintained. Can expect 27kmpl in city and 32kmpl on highways
- In city traffic you will get about 30 Kmpl whereas in highway ( Above 60 klph) you will get upto 35 kmpl of mileage..
- Depends on how you maintain the bike but you should get around 30 to 32 in the city and about 35 on the highway
- Yes. The best balanced bike is D250
- You can chose between Duke 390 and RC 390..No other bike can beat the power and performance of these two in this segment
- If you are a first timer go for the duke 250 otherwise I would recommend you to buy the duke 390Ride safe wear a helmet
- Duke 200 and 250 have mrfs and duke 390have metzellers I you buy the duke 200 or 250 I would recommend you to swap the stock mrfs with better pirelli or metzeller rubber Ride safe wear a helmet
- MRF Tyres. The grip is sufficient enough don't have to worry.
- MRF. The tyres are okay in grip. Not as good as Metzelers
- Seats per se are quite comfortable and so is the rear suspension. However, wearing a saree while riding pillion will be a bit tough since the seat height is quite highly set and the saree guard does not have a 'step' to rest left leg.
- It's not suitable if your mom sits side ways and the seat is very hard when compared to activa.Its 6 month Since i bought my bike not once my mom sat with me on bike
- No man your mother must be sitting side ways which is not at all practical and safe on such performance bikes plus the comfort is not that great as well so if you want to travel with your mother DO NOT go for it otherwise it is the best buy
- Yes it is definitely value for money. Even if I compare it against the Duke200, a Duke250 is tremendous value of money. The price difference is approx INR 8K. Compare Duke250 against any other motorcycles in similar category or a level above. The features and tech are highly advanced.
- Yes it is completely vfm as it a stunner package design wise and performance wise but only go for it if you have the monetary resources to manage it and care for itIf the answer to the above question is yes then definitely go for itRide safe wear a helmet
- Of course it is.It's my one of the most favorite bikeIts performance is quick and snappy nice for stunts and you can use as your daily bike also it gives a decent average of 35 to 45 km per litre....
- Bro definitely the 250is better than the 200 in terms of design the 250 is inspired by the legendary superduke which is more than enough reason to consider it over the 6 year old duke 200design also duke 200are more common than the 250 so u will stand out among the crowd with it also 250is way more comfortable than the 200Otherwise it is all your choose ride safe wear a helmet
- That depends upon your choice but if you go for an aesthetic look, you should go with Duke 250 as this sibling is quite similar to the Super Duke, look wise.
- Obviously Duke 250. Popularity wise Duke 200 because people don't know Duke 250 as much as Duke 200
- Assuming that the owner will be careful from day one in using the bike, considering that the ownership will be around 10yrs, following will be the choice of motorcycle in the order of reliability : 1. CB300R, Duke 250, Dominar 400
- Bro trust me you do not want to buy the dominar as bajaj build quality is very s****y between the other two bikes is your own choose if you want a totally morden looking bike go for the d250 otherwise if you want some of the retro charm go for the hero cb 300r
- I want dis bike to me just 5days sir plz
- Duke 250 ABS was launched in Apr 2019.
- Its already been launched nd i own a abs model
- Already launched
- It would be quite an expensive installation (electrical and mechanical changes needed). However, technically it is possible.
- Is KTM workshop installing dual channel abs? in 2017 model
- Hm or yes plzz install
- While style is a personal choice, I liked the styling of D250. Himalayan has a no-nonsense styling which also appeals to many. In terms of suspension travel, Himalayan is better. However, that would help only if the roads are pretty bad OR when we ride through places where there is no paved road. For high speed riding comfort, Duke 250 is better. The suspension of Duke is quite good for speeds up until 130 kmph. Mileage is slightly better with Duke 250 on highways(at steady 110 kmph), while Himalayan will offer better mileage in city and hilly terrains
- I'm confused among new dominor and Duke 250 and I love traveling to long distance which bike I should take please sujest me
- Comfort-himalayan has no matchFeature and style-duke 250 is better
- Yes. Other than initial pick up (RC200 is better in this), everything else is better with Duke 250. The seating position and seats are comfortable for city and long distances. Power delivery is a bit more linear. Mileage is better etc.
- How to book that bike I need help
- My budget is 2 lakh only
- Rightly said both bikes has their own expertise, it's totally up to you what are you looking in it. Himalayan is a wonderful advanture machine which will give you a wonderful experience in terms of off-road, sitting comfort, long rides etc. At the other side KTM Duke 250 is European machine which will give you awesome power and speed. It's superb bike for city rides and long rides both with an wonderful handling and breaking experience. And most importantly won't give you any trouble in term of maintenance as the products KTM uses are the premium product. I am using it from last two year without any problem, just do a regular service once in a 6 months or every 7500 kms.
- I've registered a top speed (speedometer shown) of 137kmph and the bike was reasonably stable. Mind you, this was without even a windshield. I think the bike loves to cruise at 110kmph while it has another 30kmph to easily tap into, for some swift overtakes..The bike is very stable, vibes are very much under control and seating is comfortable too.
- Both are the same machine but the himalayan bike is costly except duke 250 so you should go for duke 250. The bike will give mileage of 25kmph in off road and in city it will give 30kmph. And one thing that you should do the service in six month and then you can ride your bike and the problems will not come. Now it's your choice😀💙
- When you are going a bigger cc bike your should avoid looking at the mileage and look for fun. for your knowledge if you ride aggressively, you might get somewhere between 25-28 kmpl. but if you ride it like any other bike cruising at around 80-90 km you should get nothing less than 33 kmpl. that what my 3.5 year old bike gives me
- I am not sure about Duke 250 as i own Duke 390 - 2018 edition with TFT display. Most of the time i ride pretty rash and fast which include sudden acceleration and sudden braking. The mileage i get even after such rash riding is 28 kmpl.
- Duke 250 will be the better choice if it is city. Duke 390 is better suited for long distance travel. Mileage in my D250 is ~34kmpl. My friends with D390 gets ~27kmpl in city
- Yes. However, it will be pretty expensive as a lot of electrical and mechanical items would need replacement.
- Nope they are asking for 70k for that
- If you mean how you should ride before first 1000 km or first service.Then answer is keep rpm less than 6000rpm
- Instead of speed limit, they generally limit the RPM to 7,200 until first service
- 159 km per hour
- Approx INR 2,200 incl. chain lubing and consumables
- Duke 200 : 80% City rides and instant acceleration. 20% highway ridesDuke 250 : 65% City, strong and linear acceleration, focus on riding comfort, mileage and safetyDuke 390 : 35% City, mostly touring, massive acceleration, focus on comfort and safetyYou please choose!
- The new Duke 250 is the best between these two it's pretty same and cheaper than 390 but 390 has more features
- Thanks for me
- Combine fuel efficiency (City 70% and Highway 30%) of Duke 250 is at 32kmpl (calculated basis my usage as of 31-Aug-2019). Staying close to 90kmph will improve the efficiency by another km or so.First engine oil replacement is at 1000kms with subsequent oil changes every 7500kms
- Mileage 32-35 , oilchange every 7000km
- Mileage 28-30
- No. D250 has a normal halogen headlight
- 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...
- 390 had better specs but is also pricier, with heating issues when commuting in heavy traffic. 250 handles both city and highway commuting with ease.
- Duke 390 is more better becuz it has tft screen with many features and it's comfortable and has more power and best in handling and the design is the best in it's segment in naked bikes
- Rear brakes are a bit wooden in feel. Once used to riding the motorcycle, it will be okay.
- I recommend you to take Duke 250 ABS Model more Stable more Powerful and more comfortable in driving
- Not a problem until you do time to time and proper servicing of them.
- In terms of suspension travel, Himalayan is better. However, that would help only if the roads are pretty bad OR when we ride through places where there is no paved road. For highspeed riding comfort, Duke 250 is better. Mileage is slightly better with Duke 250 on highways, while Himalayan will offer better mileage in city and hilly terrains
- Hi, Himalayan is an off road bike obviously the suspension will be better when it compares to Duke 250. The mileage will be almost same in city but in highways Duke 250 will take one step ahead of Himalayan. In terms of performance and power Duke 250 is better.
- Agreed with Vishnuprasad... he said totally right...
- Yes and its great breaking systrm
- Yes there is
- Duke 250 ABS launched on April-2019. It is worth the money.
- You can expect Duke 250 abs this year
- You should take Duke 250
- Ktm is not much interested in 250 segment and thus less attention is paid..But will be laughing soon as they can't sell it after april. If you are not minding the difference in money paid..Cb 300 can give you better figures on road
- KTM owners are not paying much attention towards Duke 250 because its mileage is good and there is no ABS and they just clean filter and tight the brakes .
- First 1500kms and then every 7500kms.
- Yes,they have confirmed to bring d250 with abs this year(2019 model)And the price would be around 2.20 lac
- No,duke 250 dont come with ABS . But KTM owners are planning about to put ABS on duke 250
- Duke has no variant's , no it does not have any ABS
- Duke 250 will be ideal if touring requirement is mostly on road. If touring is to places where paved roads are not common, then Himalayan will be a better investment. Ground clearance will not be the issue with D250. The alloy wheels may break on broken roads.
- KTM Duke 250 is good for both commuting and touring
- Himalayan is unsuitable for daily commuter
- Both are good for your physique. The weight difference between both the motorcycles are just 3kilos. However, if you intend to ride the motorcycle mostly on highways, then buy D390. Else, D250
- Both will be better for you.Both have same dimensions.
- Both go n get test ride
- Buy KTM Duke 125, if you're a noob to motorcycling. If you are an adrenaline j****e riding mostly within city, then Duke 200 is for you. If you're an adrenaline j****e and likes to spend most of the time touringon highways, then choose Duke 390. If you're looking for a balanced motorcycle which is stylish, powerful yet not madly accelerating, then buy Duke 250. If you need a mile munching touring champ, buy SuperDuke 1290 GT. If the interest is on-track performance, then any RC motorcycle (basis skill level) will do.
- It depends on your usage. If you are a City commuter, KTM duke 200 is best. If you are a tourer but have medium budget go with 250 Duke. If you have bit more budget go with 390 Duke. All these 3 bike or good according to my experience.
- 250 duke
- Yes. Anyone who knows how to ride a geared motorcycle will be able to ride a Duke 250, regardless of their height. If your question is based on your need to plant both the feet on ground while stopping the bike, then one need to be around 170cms tall. According to me, that is not a major challenge for someone to lean a bit to the side and have one of their foot touching ground. Please look at it this way. Most motorcycle riders owning an offroad or an adventure tourer will face the same issue as you, because of the extended suspension travel and ground clearance requirements. Does that mean, people do not buy those? No. Another snippet for motivation. Look at how tall Dani Pedrosa, Carlos Checa or Max Biaggi are! :) Just do not think of something we cannot change. Go for what your heart deserve. Cheers!
- At 156cms, D250 will NOT let the rider keep both their legs planted on ground. However, once you learn to ride it, RIDER HEIGHT IS A NON-ISSUE. Just lean a little towards a side and you'll have palm of your foot comfortably on ground. For example, most riders find seat height of off-roaderadventure bikes intimidating. However, riders still buy those motorcycles as the height does not make riding difficult.
- Definitely 250 will suit you but better you take a test drive.
- Yes. Duke 250 is comfortable for tall riders
- I m 6 ft and its very comfortable and suitable for tall guys
- Not sure
- Both bikes are awesome for city ride or highway ride. But, I prefer duke 250 because duke 250 have power and advanced function which is usable. And Dominar 400 have only power but not any function. Duke 250 have many types of censors and life saving equipment such as when the bike is suddenly dropped then the bike is automatically offs the engine. Another example is that the transport lock. Your bike is safe with this feature. Anyone who have the key of the Bike, then the guy can on the bike but, not the engine. By this feature, your bike is safe. The difference between duke 250 and Dominar 400 in power is only of 5 PS. Duke 250 have 30 PS power whereas, Dominar 400 have 35 PS. Then, Why we will comprise in buying the best bike with advance features. Dominar 400 is extra 45 KG as compared to Duke 250 weight. I hope my answer is useful to you.
- My choice is Duke 250. Here is a quick comparison between Duke250 and Dominar400Engine CC : Duke250 (249cc) & Dominar (373cc)Power : 30ps @ 9000rpm + 24Nm of Torque vs. 39psPower to weight ratio : 196ps per ton vs 212ps per tonWeight : 153Kgs vs. 184kgsMileage : 25kmpl in city and 31kmpl on highways vs. 28kmpl in city and 32kmpl on highwaysTank Capacity : 13.5 litre tank with zero unusable reserve (can use every drop of fuel while riding long distances) vs. 13 litre tank with 2.8litres of unusable reserve (effectively can use only 10.2 litres of fuel !!)
- Actually it depends on the people. If you want a bike with great power and performance you can go for Duke250 and when it comes to mileage also Duke 250 takes one step ahead of dominor. If you are a person who loves to go for long Rides regularly you can choose Dominor but that doesn't mean you can't go for a long ride in Duke 250, more comfortable is Dominor. The weight is more in Dominor, you may struggle for U turns, you can easily handle Duke 250 in a traffic and filter through it. When it comes to price, Dominor is value for money.
- Yes. A duke 250 will last even 10 years or a lakh kilometers, if serviced and maintained well.
- Build quality of Duke 250 is best in class. It has metal tank of 13 Lt fuel capacity.My suggestion :- Wait for ABS version.
- Of course it will.. but the build quality is depend on the way u ride and take care of it....
- The 2020 KTM Duke 250 has dual channel ABS. It is also BS6 and comes in two new colors, grey and black.
- It was launched in January 2019. You can buy it from any authorised retailer.
- The abs version of 250 has already launched
- Yes it will and price is 1.94 lakh
- Yes it will and price is 1.94 lakh
- Not anymore. Dual Channel ABS is available at 2.23lakhs on-road incl. all accessories and registration etc.
- Duke 250 is available as 2019 version with Dual Channel ABS. You shall go for that
- They didn't announced the 2019 model yet so if you are going to buy duke 250 it will be the 2018 model
- That is depend on the dealer which he has available...demand for 2019 manufactured bike...
- No seat height adjustment is available on Duke 250. However, one can adjust the height of handlebar (especially for touring) by adjusting the front WP suspension.
- Well it can be adjustable.
- Yup...but maybe u should test drive it once to see if u feel comfortable or not because the bike is somewhat tall...it isn't recommended for a 6.3ft
- Yes. Duke 250 will suit you for the height and weight
- You go for the test ride and then decide bro... whether it suits you or not.. In my opinion I recommend Royal Enfield for you.
- Power Delivery of Duke 250 is Excellent as compared to other 250 CC segment. It gives 30 PS of Power and 24 Nm of peak torque. You can go 0-60 Km within 4 sec and 0-100 Km within 8 sec, which is very good in its price range and also in 250CC segment. I hope my answer is useful to you.
- Power delivery is much more linear in D250 than D200 and D390.
- Once the bike starts, you won't feel a thing. But to be honest, you'll have a little bit of difficulty while trying to maneuver the bike with your feet when it is off. More problems if the surface is uneven, reversing would definitely be difficult. It would be better if you maneuver the bike by getting off it and pushing it around till it gets into your desired position. It's all good otherwise.
- For a person with 5ft 5inches height, Duke 250 will be a bit difficult to have both legs (sole) to be kept flat on ground. However, I know a guy of that height riding a Duke390 (similar height like Duke250). It boils down to riding skills. In cities where there is stop go traffic, this could be an issue where we frequently need to plant our feet at signals.
- It depends on your experience. If you are riding for longer time you find it very good but if you are starting or a beginner you might feel uncomfortable or might not.Better Test ride.
- Bro the answer to your question is two foldIf you want superb style with committed race ergonomics go for the rc but remember that a pillion on the rc is not too comfortable so if like me u take girls or as in my case a girlfriend on your bike daily the duke 250 is perfect for you as it has both an awesome design as well as comfortable ergonomics which girls do not complain a lot about .So long story short if u have an girlfriend go for the duke 250 trust me u will thank me later or if you are into racing and supermoto style definitely go for the rc 200 also the cooling is far better on the duke 250than on the rc 200 Good luck with your bike ride safe and wear a helmet
- It depends on you totally...But after riding both bikes I will personally prefer you to buy Duke 250..Its so smoth, comfortable and mileage is also good in comparison to any other bikes in this segmant
- Duke 250 without doubt, provided one is ready to pay the incremental costs. Much more advanced, a little more relaxed, much more stylish, many cool tech (such as an adjustable Front suspension for ride height, best dual channel ABS I've ever come across in any motorcycle (other than D390), Stylish and functional silencer with improved sound etc. just to name a few)
- There are not any major problems in Duke 250. But, there are some minor problems are listed here :- 1) Duke 250 is high powered bike but, it doesn't have ABS which is the major drawback of KTM Duke 250. 2) The bike have heating issue when it is rode in city. 3) There is no LED DRL. It have Halogen light. 4) In this bike, the MRF Tyre is not so grippy. But, in Duke 390 we got the Metzeler which is more grippy as compared to its sibling Duke 250. 5) In rainy season, the moisture is started frozen inside the Instrument Cluster which is so irritating. It can also happens when the bike is washed out. Bike is kickass in all cases in its segment. So, go for it guys. I hope my answer is helpful to you.
- Sorry! No clear resolution thus far. Yesterday got the periodic service done and the Service advisor told me that there is nothing to worry. However, to find out more, have written to KTM India now. If you can share your motorcycle's credentials at 'all but mighty _at_ gmail (dot) com', I can include your reference too as a follow up correspondence. Hope that helps!
- One problem which I've experienced recently. This could be an one-of issue too. While riding, suddenly the ABS indicator turns on and an error code appears on display 'CAN ABS Failure'. After a min or so, it disappears on its own. Other than that I've not had any issue with the motorcycle.
- 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.
- Depends on riding. In the long run, consider INR 1,000 every 2,000kms as an average, assuming that only services and essential parts which needs servicing eplacement are done.
- 6000 if you're maintaining properly, 3k if you don't really care
- Service interval is 6k km...would cost around 6000 for year
- Yes it is possible..But it wil make the front end too heavy which will make the 250 loose its key Feature thats the way it handles..Its simply Tips in into Corners and the brakes are Perfect for the power delievery..Also dont forget the Price for Installing the Abs.
- Duke250 is sold in India with Dual Channel ABS since April-2019. I already own one. It is the best in its class
- Already updated check-in store
- The thud sound is due to gear shifter not in sync with the gear sprocket. To a certain extent, this can be avoided by adjusting the chain. However a little bit of that sound would remain after running the motorcycle for few hundred kilometers. It is not harmful to the engine. Suggest you to adjust chain, clean and l**e it every 500 kms for a smooth ride.
- Because Bike starts at 1000-1500 rpm ,and when we upshift gear at this rpm range which is not ideal for 1st gear, it generate sound..solution is that after cold start, switch off the ignition, and then upshift gear before starting the engine
- I face the same issue.... When I shift the gear... It is soo rough and the this sound comes... But initially when I bought the bike it used to be smooth
- There is no comparison between a D250 and RE350. However, if you still need to choose, then it must be a Duke250 any day! A D250 is far more reliable than an Enfield 350, is light weight, is much more powerful, comfortable to ride (better suspension, seats and low vibrations), technologically much more advanced and is many time more safer than an RE350.
- Never buy Royal Enfield bikes...for 2 years you will enjoy after that too much sound will start coming from engine...
- CBR250 is a better bike by refinement and low end torque. However, on highways, Duke250 is way better than CBR250. In cities, if the bike falls down, damages will be less in a Duke250 as compared to CBR due to its fairings. Duke250 is slightly less expensive to maintain and build quality is somewhat similar to CBR.
- Built Quality And Brand Wise Cbr 250r is the best.. And Power wise Duke is best... But by my opinion The Cbr 250r is the best.. I prefer to go for it..
- Both are very different . Please have clarity on your bike usage and what you want from your bike. then test ride and decide.
- Totally depends first of all the engine oil the motul engine oil which is commonly used in all KTM service centre is priced at 1185 rupees so if you are having oil change basic servicing requirement mark at least that much amount then you have oil filters and oil changing goes cost around 300 to 400 rupees also depend whether you have free servicing aur Pawan is it is paid one then you will be charged extra for labour charges around 200 to 300 rupees not to forget the chain cleaning and lubing which cause to 60 rupees total250 would be built some somewhere around 1500 to 2000 if your bike is bit old it would required few more check up and fix like coolant refilling or fuel filter change and at approx 500 of that if requird
- The Service interval is in all 7.5k KM's and it will cost you around 2.5k if you just go for the oil change and normal services. Rest all depends on parts. Bike parts are not that costly. Mileage depends on the rpm and whether it is city or highway, city max you will get up to 26-28kmpl, when it comes to highway 30 for sure, and if you cruise in 80-85kmph you will get 33-35kmph.
- Service cost:120****600(upto 3rd service) after that service charge will be added.Chain and sprocket shall be replaced on every 10k-12k kms- approximately 3500.Tyres will be replaced after every 12k-15k kms-6900(stock tyres).Millage-highly opened throttle gives 25-30kmpl.normal rides-32-35kmpl.in straight highways I got 40 kmpl by maintaining speed 60kmph.
- Anyone who is taller than 5ft 5inch would be comfortably seated on a D250. However, to have both the feet planted, you need to be min 5ft 9inches tall. I do not see that as a mandatory requirement though (reference : most motogp, rally champions are short)
- Around 5.4.. if you r 5.4 you can easily ride it. With one foot on the ground
- 5 '10
- Bongai gaon
- They Are giving at 2.06 k
- Fuel injected motorcycles does not have a fuel reserve mechanism. The low fuel warning will turn on after the fuel level go below 1.4 litres. However, unlike most other motorcycles (e.g., I think the last 1.5 to 2 litres of fuel in Dominar will not be used by the fuel injection system), Duke 250 does not have any unusable reserve. Meaning, most of the fuel within the tank can be used up by the rider.
- 2 Liters i Clocked Around 55-60 kms before it stalled so that answers youre question with a milage of 28km/l
- 3 to 4 ltrs
- KTM Duke250 has Dual Channel ABS since April-2019.
- May be 2019 update can get ABS as it will be Mandatory by Govt. to every performance bike
- Because IT'S KTM DUKE250
- My D250 does have a linear pull and I've never experienced this. Try modulating accelerator twists and be on the right gear to control any fueling issues. Else, it needs a detailed check at the service center.Chain - sprocket failure could either be a defective unit (get this replaced under warranty for free) OR could be because of someone attempting some stunts regularly on the new bike during run-in period (avoid changing hands for bike during the initial period). This could also lead to some engine rpm issues, leaving the rider experience faulty gear changes and engine-missing knocking etc.
- If u are accelerating from 0-60 change gears at 25-30 first gear, 45- 50 second gear so on. U won't feel lag. Duke 250 engine pulls after 550****000 rpm. Below It u won't find the amazing pickup.
- Yes same problem , because bore size and engine of 390 and 250 are same only ecu is different ., we have to mod ecu to change this ,, this is wat a mechanic told me not sure if it’s true
- Now duke 250 is available in dual channel abs.Even the non abs models has a fantastic brakes but abs gives more confidents during hard braking
- ABS version is really great. Amazing control on the road.
- There is no reserve options in duke 250
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It is good and nice to ride.I fell comfort.And i enjoy riding it and also cc also nice and i love this bike so much.
As a term of mileage, It's very poor.I think ktm should work on it.It around 2okm/ltr.And the maintenance cost is also high.
Verey good performance bike it's very good i'm really like it that one this bike performance it's very well
Light weight beast.Good breaking performance in supermoto mode ( as in indian road) but i will always prefer to turn abs in road mode.Good handling.
Good for racing.Love to travel with duke.Ktm with low price superbike love it.Not regreat buying.
I find that this duke is perfect for city commutes, getting to and from work is fun with this ride. Fun things: Its got power after you rev past a few RPMs, which means it is quick enough and you'll love it.I think this is the best looking ride in the naked bike segment in its class and slightly above as well. If you ride 20kms rather economically every day, Rs. 00 per week should cover your fuel expenditure. It is quite comfortable for those relatively long rides. The headaches: Sluggish performance when accelerating to the mid range from the low range, it"s almost as if though it does not want to sprint. Very annoying and dangerous whilst trying to overtake. Brakes are simply not powerful enough for the power output or high speeds. The absence of an ABS makes it worse and dangerous at high speeds. You would have to take it to a technician every now and then to adjust the slack on the chain for optimum performance. Parts tend to get damaged quickly within a year, and screws, nuts and bolts tend to fall off rather quickly. The rear shock absorber for instance was totally replaced even though I had been using it for city commute. The halogen bulb headlight makes the bike look bad. Could have come with a TFT screen. Conclusion: Fun city bike with enough power to thrill on an occasional long jaunt. You"ll eventually love riding it around town as long its maintained well at short intervals.
In my opinion no bike comes near to styling of KTM Duke 250. Whenever I park my bike anywhere some people always try to touch my bike. In my office people whom I don"t know also know me by the bike. When it comes to power it"s got crazy power packed if you are beginner u will definitely lose the handlebars once this beast accelerates. I ride rough so I get mileage between 20-25 in city maybe if I ride smoothly I might get 30. Exhaust note is really beautiful once u go faster with higher rpm. When i bought bike my bike had lot of vibrations which went of after 1000km. Its a bike for people who don"t care about spending money. This bike has wide handlebars so it"s sometimes difficult to get through small gaps. This bike is also very heavy at 166kg if you are weak guy u will have lot of trouble moving the bike. Also the seat height is very high for 5"10 because sometimes when the ground level is a little lower than normal (like pothole or something) u will find it difficult to put legs down. But this can be avoided to certain extent by adjusting the rear suspension.I wouldn"t recommend this bike for short guys.Maintenance cost is around 1k per service.
It was in the late afternoon of April when my dad called me and asked me to accompany him to the city. I was bored at home so i went without any hesitation. Before long i was in Dibrugarh in front of KTM showroom1(boiragimoth). Dad went inside and talked to the store guys for some time. While i checked out the beast of a1bike, the duke 390. I was wondering how it would feel to ride a duke 390 one day when Dad tapped me on the shoulder and i followed him outside. Then we went home...i was excited that something was going on.. my dad wouldn't tell me why we went to the showroom. Then in the evening we had a delivery. A brand new duke 250. I1was super excited. I grabbed the key and jumped on the bike.. but dad stopped me and said this bike is not for you but for your cousin. I was heartbroken, as i was just given a Gixxer SF for my birthday and my cousin was1getting a beast. I went inside dejected and heartbroken.... after a few hours...i was called to ear1dinner...when i went inside... everyone was laughing.... I didn't knew what was going on.. i had my dinner and1was about to leave when dad stopped me....and everyone began laughing again.....then dad handed me the bike's key and said..its your because u did well in the mid terms...i was so happy
The Duke 250 is a beautifully designed machine...it sits snug in the midrange of the two aggressive Duke's, the 200 and the 390. The 250 when kept in the lower rpm ranges behaves very gentle and calm which makes it a wonderful city bike and the moment you take the revs above 5k-6k rpm you'll hear the exhaust note change to tell you to hold on.It unleashes the Dukes inner beast on the higher rom ranges and performs flawlessly.The only issue is the small vibration rattles from the plastic and the service costs but I guess that's worth it when you look at it as a package.
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