KTM India had always planned a full-LED headlamp for the 250 model. Given the bike’s resemblance to the bigger KTM 390 Duke, it was but natural that this piece of equipment will also percolate down. While spy shots of the updated KTM 250 Duke with LED headlights was spotted a few days ago, we have some sensational news for you. KTM India has started dispatches of the bike from its Chakan factory. The updated KTM 250 Duke should be available in showrooms pan-India in a week’s time. The updated KTM 250 Duke price has been revealed. If you’re planning to buy the bike, the hike is minimal – Rs 4,000. Currently, the KTM 250 Duke is priced at Rs 2.03 lakh, ex-showroom. The new price will be Rs 2.07 lakh while the on-road cost in Mumbai will be Rs 2.46 lakh. Bookings have started at Rs 10,000 across KTM dealerships.
What else is new in the updated KTM 250 Duke?
Aside from the LED headlights, there isn’t anything else. These headlights will not only attract more customers but will also illuminate the badly lit roads nicely. Few KTM dealerships are offering a five-year warranty on the 250 Duke and also one year free roadside assistance. There is also some contest going on currently with respect to KTM merchandise and one can also win an iPhone.
KTM India, earlier this year had made the relevant BS6 changes to the 250 Duke. These included Supermoto mode for the ABS – the rear can be switched off completely. Dark galvano and silver metallic colour schemes were also introduced. The 250cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine makes 30PS of power and 24Nm. A slipper-clutch assisted, 6-speed gearbox is mated to this motor.
This LED headlight will help the KTM 250 Duke take on competition like the Bajaj Dominar 250 (all-LED headlights) and the Suzuki Gixxer 250 (all-LED headlights) and the freshly-launched Yamaha FZ-S 250 (all-LED headlight) in a better fashion.
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