KTM has unveiled the 2024 edition of its quarter-litre street bike, the 250 Duke. The new model features a host of updates that make it more powerful, lighter, and aggressive than before. Here are some of the key points that you need to know about the 2024 KTM 250 DUKE like Engine, Mileage, Top Speed, Seat Height, New Features, Look, Launch Date & Price in India.
The 2024 KTM 250 DUKE is powered by a new liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that displaces 249 cc. New engine is based on the latest generation of LC4c engines that are also used in the bigger DUKE models. The engine features an improved gearbox, an optimized cylinder head, and is ready to adopt EURO5.2 emission standards. The engine produces a maximum power output of 30 hp at 9,000 rpm and a peak torque of 24 Nm at 7,500 rpm.
|Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke
|Bore x Stroke
|72 x 61.1 mm
|30 hp @ 9,000 rpm
|24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
|Wet multi-disc, slipper
The official mileage figures of the 2024 KTM 250 DUKE are not yet revealed by the company. However, based on the previous model and the engine specifications, we can expect the new model to deliver a decent fuel efficiency of around 30 kmpl in mixed riding conditions. The fuel tank capacity of the new model is also not confirmed, but it is likely to be similar to the previous model’s 13.5 litres.
|Fuel Tank Capacity
The top speed of the 2024 KTM 250 DUKE is also not officially announced by the company. However, based on the power output and the weight reduction of the new model, we can expect it to reach a top speed of around 148 kmph, which is slightly higher than the previous model’s top speed of 142 kmph.
The seat height of the 2024 KTM 250 DUKE is adjustable and can be set at either 800 mm or 820 mm depending on the rider’s preference and comfort. The seat height can be changed by using an optional KTM Power Parts seat that offers a higher or lower position. The seat of the new model is also improved in terms of comfort and ergonomics for both the rider and the pillion. It features thicker seat foam, a narrower profile, and a unique DUKE textured seat cover.
|Standard Seat Height
|Optional Seat Height
The 2024 KTM 250 DUKE comes with a plethora of new features that enhance its performance, handling, safety, and convenience. Some of the new features are:
- A new trellis frame that is stiffer and lighter than before.
- A new aluminum sub-frame that replaces the plastic panels at the rear and gives a sleeker look.
- A new banana-type swingarm that is longer and lighter than before.
- A new offset monoshock that offers better suspension and stability.
- A new LED headlight that is sharper and brighter than before.
- A new LED tail light that is integrated into the sub-frame.
- A new LED turn indicators that are sleeker and more visible than before.
- A new LCD dashboard that is larger and more informative than before.
- A new switch cube that allows easy interaction with all vehicle functions.
- A new connectivity function that enables smartphone pairing via Bluetooth.
- A new infotainment system that offers music control, incoming call alerts, and turn-by-turn navigation.
- A new paint scheme that is available in either Electric Orange or Ceramic White with vibrant graphics.
|New trellis frame with aluminium sub-frame
|New banana-type swingarm with offset monoshock
|New LED headlight, tail light, and turn indicators
|New LCD dashboard with connectivity function
|New switch cube with 4-way menu switches
|New infotainment system with music, calls, and navigation
|New paint scheme in Electric Orange or Ceramic White
The 2024 KTM 250 DUKE’s design is more aggressive and muscular than previous models, taking design cues from the larger DUKE models. With its split-type LED headlight, metal fuel tank, color-injected plastics, and LED lights, the new model has a shark-like profile. Additionally, the new model has a luxury, sporty appearance thanks to a multi-layered, wet-painted finish that is of the highest quality. The new model has 110% street cred and is 100% DUKE.
|Aggressive and muscular design with shark-like edges
|Split-type LED headlight with painted surround
|Metal fuel tank with pointed extensions
|Color-injected plastics with vibrant graphics
|LED lights in the front and rear
|High-quality, multi-layered, wet-painted finish
Launch Date & Price in India
The launch date and price of the 2024 KTM 250 DUKE in India are not yet confirmed by the company. However, based on the global unveiling and the nature of updates, we can expect the new model to be launched in India by early next year. The price of the new model is also likely to be higher than the previous model’s price of Rs 2.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). We can estimate the price of the new model to be around Rs 2.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
|Launch Date & Price in India
|Rs 2.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
The 2024 KTM 250 DUKE is a major upgrade over the previous model and offers more power, lighter weight, better handling, and more features than before. New model is a thrill chaser that delivers an exhilarating riding experience on the streets. The new model is also a head-turner that attracts attention with its aggressive and sporty look. The new model is expected to be launched in India by early next year. It will compete with other quarter-litre street bikes such as the Yamaha FZ25, Suzuki Gixxer 250, and Honda CB300R.
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