If chasing thrills is your game then climb aboard the KTM 250 DUKE. It combines maximum riding exhilaration with optimum user value and is hard to beat wherever nimble handling counts. Lightweight, powerful and packed with advanced technology, it promises to deliver a thrilling ride from sunrise to sunset.TEST RIDE BOOK NOW
The latest materials and production technologies not only deliver the bike's bountiful torque and punchy acceleration, but also good manners in everyday use and outstanding fuel economy. A bike as compact and nimble as this one deserves to pack a solid punch. With 22 kW (30 hp) for an extremely lightweight craftsmanship, it does just that. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 38 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.
A bike as compact and nimble as this one deserves to pack a solid punch. With 22 kW (30 hp) for an extremely lightweight craftsmanship, it does just that. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 38 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.
Just like the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the four valves in the cylinder head of the KTM 250 DUKE are actuated by two overhead camshafts and ultra-hard, carbon coated cam followers. The result is an ultra-reliable, long-lasting engine that produces next-level power.
Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open the throttle. The former prevents rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating – and gives the wheel just that bit of braking for a controlled rear wheel slide. The latter allows the clutch to be pulled and controlled with just one trigger-happy finger – saving you energy and offering greater control – just like the pros.
The KTM 250 DUKE’s lightweight and precision-crafted exhaust system comprises of a side exhaust, link pipe and silencer. The three-chamber silencer has been positioned close to the bike’s overall center of gravity, improving balance and handling, whilst also delivering smooth, instant and beast-like power. Oh, and it looks angry as hell too.
The KTM 250 DUKE comes as standard with ultra-lightweight, high-performance upside-down WP forks. Using the latest open-cartridge technology, these forks not only perform above expectations when pushed to the limits, but are also nice and easy to maintain. This makes them perfect for all aspects of riding, from relaxed cruising to hammering around on closed circuits and everything in between.
Thanks to its progressive 150 mm spring, the KTM 250 DUKE will perform in any environment you can throw at it. The preload is adjustable, so you can count on well-balanced suspension whether you're riding solo or two-up, with or without luggage, on road or on track. The choice is yours.
As light as they are stable, the 17-inch cast alloy racing wheels help you put the power down with confidence, utilising a 110 mm wide tyre at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. Wrapped in premium rubber, the pro-spec tyres will keep your KTM 250 DUKE glued to the road. They offer outstanding grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability, even for riders that know how to push tyres to their absolute limits.
The innovative and ergonomic 13.4 litre steel fuel tank not only provides riders with perfect knee contact for attacking every corner, but also with an unbelievably long range, even when you ride as fast as you dare all day long.
A 100% digital LCD display has everything you would expect from a state-of-the-art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. It also comes with an RPM alert to indicate the optimum moment for up-shifting, just like they have on the supersport racing machines
At first you notice that aggressive front end. That predatory, READY TO RACE stance. When you come closer, you feel its steel fuel tank and multiple high-quality cast parts. In the end, you realize that the design and production standards of this bike were set sky-high. Just like its big brother, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the KTM 250 DUKE looks like a naked, angry, untamed beast.
A high-tech BYBRE braking system works in perfect harmony with the advanced ABS, providing riders with firm, controlled stopping power when they need it most. With a 300 mm brake disc on the front, paired with a 230 mm disc on the rear, the KTM 250 DUKE delivers exceptional pro-level stopping power, and you know what they say: "braking harder makes you faster!" Simply disengage the ABS to go full beast-mode!
The two-part seat offers first class sport riding ergonomics with perfect support for both rider and pillion. A seat height of 820 mm enables riders to have a super-secure position, whilst also being high enough for ultimate cornering fun. The pillion seat has been integrated into the bodywork so as not to compromise the stunt-ready look of the KTM 250 DUKE, whilst also ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.
|POWER IN KW||22 kW|
|CLUTCH||Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically actuated|
|DESIGN||1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine|
|TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.)||13.4 l|
|FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER||300 mm|
|REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER||230 mm|
|FRONT BRAKE||Four-piston radial fixed calliper|
|REAR BRAKE||Single-piston floating calliper|
|DRY WEIGHT||149 kg|
|FRAME DESIGN||Steel trellis frame, powder coated|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||WP APEX 43|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||185 mm|
|REAR SUSPENSION||WP APEX - Monoshock|
|SEAR HEIGHT||805 mm|
|STEERING HEAD ANGLE||65 °|
|SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT)||142 mm|
|SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)||150 mm|