KTM 250 Duke and RC 250 unveiled in Japan

KTM reveals their new and powerful quarter liter RC and Duke 250cc motorcycles at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. Austrian bikemaker KTM has given their fans a reason to love them more and more by surprisingly introducing never before seen two motorcycle.  Looking into the power house the engine weighs in at just 39.2kg, which makes it one of the lightest in its class. Similar to other KTM motorcycles in the Indian market that are light in weight, the RC 250 and 250 Duke weigh in at just 147 and 139kg respectively. Talking of exterior, aesthetically both bikes carry the same design elements used by KTM in both the Duke and RC series.  The naked Duke 250 showcased same raw powerful appearance with same suspension and chassis. Similar is the case with RC 250 which looks quite similar to RC 390 which sold in India. Braking will be done by disc brakes at front and rear and the motorcycles will run on sticky Metzeler sourced tyres. ABS is also standard on both the bikes.

KTM Duke 250 engine specs

KTM Duke 250 engine specs

Since company has not yet revealed a lot of information but its been all over news that new bikes are powered by the new 250cc mill which is a scaled down version of the 375cc engine that is seen on the KTM RC390 and KTM 390 Duke. As a result, we expect taller gearing, better or same efficiency and top-level performance. The 250cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor churns out 31PS at 9,000rpm and 24Nm of peak torque at 7,250rpm. This makes the 375cc KTM offering about 12.5PS and 11Nm more powerful than the new KTM RC250 and KTM 250 Duke. The 250cc powerplant will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox as found on other KTM motorcycles. KTM is known for its insane power to weight ratio machines and same could be seen here also. The Bajaj-owned KTM’s new motorcycles will launch in Japan in June with the RC250 priced at ¥ 620,000 (INR 3.25 lakhs), and the 250 Duke at ¥ 550,000 (INR 2.88 lakhs), according to the press released on website. But still there is no news whether new bikes will come to India or not.

Source: response.jp

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