Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer, KTM has been building class leading motorcycles. They recently showcased for the very first time their quarter-litre motorcycles in Tokyo.
KTM unveiled its RC250 and Duke 250 at the 43rd Tokyo Motorcycle Show. It is not clear if these are Japan only motorcycles are will also be offered in India.
Here are the engine specifications of both RC250 and Duke 250 that share a common engine:
- Engine: 250cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled
- Horsepower: 31.3
- Torque: 24 Nm
- Gearbox: 6-speed
The engine for both RC250 and Duke 250 has been derived from its older sibling Duke and RC390 motorcycle. KTM engineers have detuned their 373.2cc powerhouse to perhaps provide a more rideable sportbike on the streets of Japan.
KTM Japan will commence sale of their new Duke 250 and RC250 by June, 2015. The pricing of both these motorcycles have been revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motorcycle Show.
- KTM Duke 250 - 5,50,000 Japanese Yen or INR 2,87,000
- KTM RC250 - 6,20,000 Japanese Yen or INR 3,23,000
Both quarter-litre motorcycles will be built in India at Bajaj Auto facility and will be exported to Japan. It is highly unlikely that KTM would offer these motorcycle as a mid variant between their 200 and 390 motorcycles.
Let us know in the comment section if you would like KTM to offer its RC250 and Duke 250 in India, in place of their 200cc offering?
We personally are happy with KTM offering Duke 200 and RC200 in India. The quarter-litre segment is heavily competitive and does not need new competition, especially from KTM.