KTM has updated its remaining model Duke 250 with the ABS Safety feature. With this model now the complete lineup of KTM is equipped with updated safety features. In the Indian market, new septi-terms are being implemented in the motorcycles with engine capacity of 125cc and above, from 1st April, 2019 to above. The price of KTM Duke 250 ABS is Rs 1.94 lakh (ex-showroom), which is 13,400 rupees more than non-ABS variant (1.80 lakh rupees).
The KTM Duke 250 is now equipped with a dual-channel ABS unit which can be switched on or off as per the rider's convenience. However, ABS modes can not be changed in Duke 390. Apart from this feature, there has been no change in Duke 250. KTM Duke 250 has a 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC engine. This engine is equipped with a 6-speed gearbox and it gives a power of 30 bhp at 9000 rpm and 24 nm of torque at 7500 rpm.
The 250 cc Duke has been kept between Duke 200 and 390. However, most of this bikes are taken from these two bikes. Its body work and trailis front is taken from the big Duke, while the equipment and some parts have been taken from the small Duke. KTM Duke 250 has 43 mm WP upside-down forks and an adjustable WP rear monoshock. In the front of the bike, 300mm disc brakes and 230mm disc brakes in rear are given, which are now equipped with ABS.
As a feature, the bike has got full digital speedometer and tecmometer, gear indicator, split seats, sleeper clutch, LED DRLs and switched dual-ABS. There are not many features of Duke 390. The KTM Duke 250 will compete with the Honda CB300R, which is about 50,000 rupees expensive from the Duke. Based on the price, Duke 250 is from Jawa Motorcycles, Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Bajaj Dominar.