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UM Xtreet 250X is a copy of the KTM Duke 200

Written by Parichay Malvankar

UM Motorcycles seems to be liking the design of KTM a lot. By a lot, we mean a lot, because UM has revealed their new naked street bike the Xtreet 250X which looks identical to the styling of the KTM Duke 200. Save for the full size exhaust of the KTM Duke 200, the side profile of the UM Xtreet 250X has uncanny resemblance to the Duke.

The fuel tank profiling, exposed trellis chassis, side panels, seats and USD front fork make both the bikes look very similar to each other. The UM Xtreet 250X though thankfully has a different headlamp & tail lamp, which is not such an obvious copy of the Austrian KTM Duke 200. Alloy wheels on both bikes are different.

Is a unique design so difficult to get? Or is UM just trying to replicate KTMs success story with this motorcycle?

Powering the UM Xtreet 250X is a 223cc, single-cylinder motor producing 16.5 HP of power and 19.6 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed gearbox. The Duke 200 from KTM however is a bit superior with 24.6 HP & 19.2 Nm coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The UM Xtreet 250X also features a chunky USD front fork and a rear monoshock.

Do you think this was a good move by UM Motorcycles? Also, would you like UM Motorcycles to launch the Xtreet 250X in India?