The bike comes with a 248.8 cc single cylinder, water cooled engine that delivers 30 bhp of maximum power at 9000 rpm and 24Nm of peak torque comes at 7500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The Austrian motorcycle maker, KTM has launched the latest quarter-litre naked monster, 250 Duke in the Indian market which is the newest of the KTM bikes in India. The 250 Duke is based on the platform which is shared from the bigger 390 Duke.
This is KTM Duke 250( 2018 model ) modified into a custom scramler by Thrive Motorcycle. This modification is called “The Sight”. The modifier got inspired by the modification and made a music. So the name indicates the Combination of custom build and music together.
It has also been given a multifunction LCD display that shows average speed, fuel consumption, distance to empty, high coolant temperature, time, ODO rating, RPM and much more. For the Indian market, KTM has decided not to add ABS to the package to limit the manufacturing costs
Talking about the modification most of the unnecessary part of the bike is removed and some portion is chopped. It has a custom made aluminum fuel tank and tail and also has a racing seat and front fender. Other modification details are Galvanized Battery-box, Dual Headlights Bracket, Custom Radiator Reservoir, Modified Rear-Fender, Aluminum License Plate Bracket, Speedometer Housing, Aluminum Ignition Housing
Body parts which are used:
Seat : T/H/R/V Custom product
Exhaust : Stainless Steel Exhaust & T/H/R/V Silencer (Prototype)
Footpegs : Modified T/H/R/V Odipus A
Turn Signal : Front: T/H/R/V Bar End Turn Signal (Prototype) ,
Rear: Custom LED
Throttle : Domino
Air FIlter : K&N
Wheels : Pair of R17 Original Wheels
Tire : Pirelli MT60
Brakes & Caliper : Stock
Handlebar : Stock Modified
Hand grip : B-Rock
Front suspension : WP USD
Rear suspension : Ohlins
Switch : Aftermarket
Lever Control : Pair of Brembo RCS with Custom Reservoir
Speedometer : Stock
Head lamp : Dual Modified PIAA LED Lamp
Stop lamp : NSR RR
The bike weighs just 139kgs dry and at this weight, it boasts a tremendous power to weight ratio of 225 PS/Tonne. This power to weight ratio helps the bike to accelerate and gain pace in an incredibly short time and hence the bike is quick enough to shame all the bikes in its competition.
The bike has been equipped with a host of features like WP upside suspension at the front, Slipper clutch for smoother and safer downshifts, Fuel-injection system for smoother power delivery and throttle response, trellis frame and disc brakes (at both ends).
The KTM 250 Duke shares its design with the new generation 390 Duke and it is one of the more stunning looking bikes in the 250 cc segment. The design language comes from the 1290 Super Duke R rubbing off a striking appearance on the mini-Duke. The sharp lines are embodied with striking graphics, while the bulbous 13.5 litre fuel tank takes centre stage and is a good 3 litre larger than that of the 200, which will appeal to the tourers with bigger travelling range now possible.