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KTM India has updated the 250 Duke model with ABS. The KTM 250 Duke ABS variant is priced at Rs 1.94 lakh. This is a hike of Rs 13,400 compared to the non-ABS variant, priced at Rs 1.80 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom (India).
The KTM 250 Duke was the only model remaining in the brand's current Indian lineup to receive ABS. The company has already updated the 125 Duke and 200 Duke models with a single-channel ABS. However, the 250 Duke model will receive a dual-channel ABS, similar to its larger sibling, the 390 Duke.
KTM will sell both the ABS and non-ABS variants of the 250 Duke in the Indian market. However, the non-ABS variant will soon be discontinued once the new stringent safety norms come into effect from the 1st April 2019.
In terms of design, the 250 Duke borrows a number of styling cues from its larger sibling, the 390 Duke. The KTM 250 Duke comes with LED DRLs integrated with a halogen headlamp unit, a fully-digital instrument cluster borrowed from the 200 Duke and split-seats.
Apart from the additional ABS, no other changes have been made to the KTM 250 Duke. The naked motorcycle offering will continue to be powered by the same 249cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. It produces 30bhp and 24Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
The suspension on the KTM 250 Duke is through 43mm upside down front forks and a monoshock at the rear, both from WP. Braking is handled by a 300mm and 230mm discs at the front and rear, respectively.
KTM is now said to be working towards its next launch, the 390 Adventure. The much-awaited KTM 390 Aventure has been spotted testing in India on a number of occasions. Although there is no news regarding an exact date of launch, KTM is said to launch the Adventure-tourer sometime by end-2019.
Thoughts On The KTM 250 Duke ABS
The KTM 250 Duke is the last model in the company lineup to receive the ABS update. All models from KTM have now been updated, ahead of April 1st 2019. The KTM 250 Duke rivals the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and the TVS Apache RTR 200 in the Indian market.