As expected KTM Duke 250 ABS get a Dual-Channel ABS unit
KTM Duke 250 ABS is the last bike from the Austrian maker’s stable to receive the much-needed safety net. We had expected the bike to receive a Dual-Channel system instead of Single Channel. This is because the bike produces a lot of power and achieve higher speed quickly. For the bike to shed speed quickly and in a controlled manner, a dual-channel ABS system was the must.
The 250 cc Duke with Dual Channel ABS is priced at Rs 1.94 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. The ABS equipped bike is priced Rs 14,000 more than the non-ABS variant. Previously the Duke 250 was carrying a price tag of Rs 1.80 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. Spending a little more money over such a crucial safety feature is highly justified.
Duke 250 is powered by a 248 cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine. The powerplant produces 29.6 bhp @9000 rpm and 24 Nm of twisting force at 7500 rpm. The motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Speaking about the acceleration the bike does a 0 to 100 kmph in 8.3 seconds and top speed is around 145 kmph.
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Featuring a lightweight trellis frame, the bike tips the scale at 161 Kg. Suspension duties are taken care of by 41 mm USD forks at the front end and Monoshock at the rear. in terms of Braking department, a 300 mm Disc with 4-piston caliper do the job at the front and 230 mm Disc with a single-piston caliper is on duty at the rear.
Wheel size is 17-inch at both ends with 110/70-17 and 150/60-17 sections tyres at the front and the rear respectively. The Dual-Channel ABS will provide the bike much needed control during panic braking situations. Austrian company can witness a jump in sales of 250 cc Duke in the near Future.
At this price point, the Duke 250 ABS will have to deal with Honda CBR250R ABS which is also priced at Rs 1.95 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. The CBR250R offers less performance when compared to Duke 250 but is high on comfort during long highway rides.
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