@KTM Duke 250 & RC 250
As per the latest details available, KTM surprised almost everyone with an unveiling of the 250cc single-cylinder engine twins in Tokyo last week even though both of them are manufactured at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan plant, that these motorcycles aren’t set for an India launch. They won’t be even sold in Europe.
KTM has officially made that it clear that they have no plans to launch the 250cc twins, Duke and RC in India. The KTM made this announcement at the launch event of 2017 RC 200 and RC 390. The KTM reasoned that the production costs for the KTM Duke 250 and the RC 250 are a bit higher as compared to its 200cc counterparts. Both the Duke 250 and the RC 250 are based on the KTM Duke 390 & RC 390 platforms, replacing the engines and other components.
KTM RC 250 and Duke 250 are powered by a 248.8cc engine, which develops max Power of 31 HP @ 9000 rpm and max torque of 24 Nm @ 7250 rpm. The liquid-cooled engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The braking duties are handled by a 300 mm single disc at front and a 230 mm rear disc at the rear. Both the bikes are also equipped with two-channel ABS. The front suspension is USD telescopic and the rear one is a mono-shock.
The next launch
by KTM for the Indian market is 2017 model of Duke 390 and Duke 200. Both of them are expected to be launched in March and deliveries are expected to start from April 2017.
RC 250 India Launch:
- KTM recently launched the RC 200 and RC 390 in India.
- The KTM Duke 250 and KTM RC 250 are expensive to manufacture.
- The KTM Duke 250 and KTM RC 250 are currently sold in Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, and Malaysia.