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Q. Please suggest me an indicator flasher for duke 250 bs6?
  • For this, we would suggest you to get in touch with the authorized service center as they would be the appropriate point of contact regarding your concern. You can check the service center details here.
Q. What documents are required?
  • Generally, the documents required while purchasing a vehicle are proof of identity (Aadhar Card, Voter ID, etc,), proof of address (driving license, electricity bill, etc.), and income proof (bank statement, salary certificate, etc. Moreover, we would suggest you to get in touch with the nearest authorized dealership for more information. You can get the details of the authorized dealer here.
Q. When I refuel my bike I instantly feel power and engine refinement. The bike has not even first serviced yet. Also would like to know if the power and refinement increases after the first service?
  • For this, we would suggest you to get your bike physically inspected at the nearest authorized service center of KTM as they would be able to assist you. Follow the link and select your city accordingly for service centers. Moreover, we would suggest you ride the bike at economical speeds before the first service for better efficiency and engine health.
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Q. I am planning to buy Duke 250 BS6. Is the bike reliable for long term use? Can be used for rides say 300 to 400 km? Asking because of seat hardness. What about the suspension, is it suitable for rough Indian roads?
  • 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?
Q. What is the maintenance cost and mileage of KTM 250 - Duke 250?
  • 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.
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Q. Is 250 duke comfortable for 5.5 ft height? for .?
  • 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.
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