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2020 KTM 250 Duke launched at INR 2.09 lakh, MORE FEATURES

Written by Nizam Shaikh

KTM has launched the upgraded 2020 BS6 KTM 250 Duke priced at INR 2,09,280 ex-showroom Delhi available in two colour themes Dark Galvano & Silver Metallic. The major upgrade that the KTM 250 Duke comes with is the all-LED headlamp unit with LED daytime running lights, dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode and Contactless Cranking one-touch start functionality.

The new All-LED Headlamp draws its inspiration from the KTM 250 Duke’s elder sibling the 1290 Super Duke R. The new headlight unit enhances the motorcycle’s aggressive looks in addition to the improved visibility for riding in low light or dark conditions. The addition of Supermoto mode also enhances the rider’s ability to have more fun on the race track. 

The Supermoto mode can be activated with the push of a button, which deactivated the ABS (Anti-Lock Braking) on only the rear wheel allowing the rider more control without the electronic intervention. The Supermoto mode does not deactivate ABS control on the front brake thus offering protection of the Anti-Lock system on the front.

The powertrain on the KTM 250 Duke remains the same which has been earlier upgraded to match BS6 emission compliance and the quarter-litre streetfighter is powered by a 248.8cc, single-cylinder, 4-Valve, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC engine that churns out 30 PS of power and 24 Nm of torque coupled to a 6-speed gearbox with an assist & slipper clutch. The engine also features Contactless Cranking enabling one-touch start (early cold start). 

The KTM 250 Duke also comes with a Split Steel Trellis Frame with 43mm diameter WP-Open Cartridge front fork and pre-load adjustable WP monoshock on the rear and gets a 320mm single disc with a 4-piston fixed calliper on the front and a 230mm single disc with a single-piston floating calliper on the rear wheel armed with a Bosch Dual-Channel ABS unit with SuperMoto mode as standard.

The KTM 250 Duke with the new LED upgrades is now approximately INR 4,000 expensive than the previous model.