Riding enjoyment cannot be measured in displacement as once again proven by the latest KTM 250 DUKE. Best-in-class performance, agility and stability as well as outstanding quality and a red-hot new styling add up to massive amounts of riding fun.
Stylish, updated bodywork and a new rear subframe, now bolted on for that signature KISKA look, move the smallest KTM naked bike visually closer to its even more radical bigger sibling, the outstanding KTM 390 DUKE. And all of that without missing out on all the reliability, durability and carefully considered details typical of the Austrian brand. Lightweight with nimble handling from enhanced suspension, a commanding new riding position and a powerful engine, the KTM 250 DUKE is an up-to-the-minute interpretation of classic single-cylinder virtues which is just perfect for today’s demanding riders.
Masses grouped tightly around the low center of gravity give this genuine KTM DUKE a razor sharp turn-in that makes it cut through corners with surgeon precision. And in 2017, all of that now comes in an even hotter design closely patterned after its larger sibling, with radical shapes and aggressive lines all the way from the iconic new halogen headlight to the edgy rear section.
At the same time, generous dimensions leave no doubt: this is a genuine and uncompromising full-size motorcycle, offering a lot of room and mobility and highly competent feel. Add the mature components, high-tech and quality equipment all around, and what you get is the perfect choice for any savvy investor.
Updated bodywork, now with revised rider and pillion seats and a larger, 13.4 liter fuel tank, along with a new exhaust now mounted on the side, underscores the radical and fresh styling of this latest KTM 250 DUKE. Signature features include the new, bolt-on rear subframe as well as the newly designed halogen headlight up front and a modern LCD dashboard.
A 4-valve cylinder head and DLC-coated finger followers, a contemporary, highly compact shaft layout and advanced features like wet-sump lubrication: sophisticated engine technology on the
same level as offered by the larger 390 sibling is what makes the smaller DUKE such a great choice in the 250 cc segment. The racing-developed slipper clutch nips any rear wheel chatter right in the bud. A catalytic converter and fuel tank ventilation system mean the KTM 250 DUKE is also very eco-friendly.
Rigid, new 43 mm upside-down front forks have been developed by KTM in close co-operation with long-time partner and world championship-winning
WP Suspensions. A cutting-edge, open-cartridge design boasts reduced complexity that delivers decisive weight savings and maintenance economies is combined with great stability and outstanding road holding. A radial front caliper and a 300 mm Brembo brake disc deliver ample and well-controlled deceleration, with advanced ABS anti-lock braking available for selected markets for even greater safety. In short: the KTM 250 DUKE is an addictive, fast and versatile ride for a near endless variety of occasions. KTM 250 Duke is priced at RM21,730.