The KTM 250 Duke is the newest kid on the block, and its aggressive pricing has attracted a lot of young buyers already. The 250 Duke features similar design language to the new 2017 KTM 390 Duke.
The KTM 250 Duke comes with a 248.7cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that makes 30bhp and 24Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The Duke 250 weighs 161kg, making it one of the lightest motorcycles in this segment.
Another new motorcycle in the 250cc segment is the Yamaha FZ 25. The FZ 25 looks similar to the FZ-16, but upon closer inspection, the difference is evident, such as the headlight design, front cowl, and the exhaust.
The Yamaha FZ 25 is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 20bhp and 20Nm of torque, with the help of a 5-speed gearbox. The Yamaha FZ25 has an advantage over its competitors regarding pricing but falls behind on performance.
The Avenger Street 220 was one of the updated Avenger models to have been launched in India. The Street 220 is focused on being a cruiser that can be ridden in the city and on occasional long rides. The Bajaj Street 220 features a low slung seat and a full black treatment.
The Street 220 is powered by a 220cc, single-cylinder air and oil-cooled DTS-i engine that produces 19bhp and 17.5Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox and returns a mileage of 53km/l.
The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is one of the updated Avenger models that was launched in India. The Cruise is built for those who want a classic cruiser, with a tall windshield and low-slung seat. The motorcycle features new body colours, a redesigned exhaust and handlebar, wider seats, and a semi-digital instrument cluster.
Powering the Cruise 220 is the tried and tested engine from the Pulsar 200F. The engine is a 220cc, single-cylinder air and oil-cooled DTS-i engine that produces 19bhp and 17.5Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox and returns a mileage of 53km/l.
The Benelli TNT25 is one of the most recent launches by the Italian manufacturer, to cater to a larger audience. The street oriented motorcycle features similar design language to the TNT 300, with a few changes. The TNT 25 butts head directly with the KTM 250 Duke, and the TNT 25 is the only single-cylinder motorcycle sold by the brand.
The Benelli TNT 25 is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that makes 28bhp and 21.6Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Benelli claims a mileage figure of 25km/l and the TNT 25 weighs 159kg.
The Kawasaki Z250 is a scaled down version of the Z1000 and is dedicated street motorcycle. The Z250 features minimalistic design and is one of the most powerful 250cc motorcycles in the Indian market today. Sold in India as CKD units, the pricing is major concern for buyers.
The Kawasaki Z250 is powered by a 249cc, liquid-cooled, inline twin-cylinder engine that makes 31.5bhp and 21Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Kawasaki claims a mileage figure of 28km/l and the Z250 weighs 168kg.