KTM 250 DUKE 2016
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The 250 DUKE breathes life into values that have made motorcycling so amazing for decades. It combines maximum riding pleasure with optimum user value and is superior everywhere where really nimble handling counts. Light as a feather, powerful and packed with state-of-the-art technology, it guarantees undreamed of dynamic fun, whether you're in the urban jungle or a forest of bends. 250 DUKE is the best deal in the naked 250cc segment!

DYNAMIC CORNERING FUN

BRAKES

A state-of-the-art Bosch 9MB ABS makes the pleasure of the impressive Duke dynamics even safer and adds the finishing touch to its peerless chassis qualities. The ABS on the KTM 250 DUKE monitors the effect of the potent brake system with radially-bolted, four-piston calliper and 300 mm disc diameter - fun with no regrets, developed in close collaboration with the specialists from Bosch and Brembo. And for the stunt riders among us: the ABS is naturally disengageable.

FRAME

23 kW (31 hp) power plus a dry weight of only 139 kg guarantee immense, agile riding fun with the new 250 DUKE. The first-class chassis, with lightweight steel trellis frame in the proven KTM design, turns it into a real surfer through the bends. Masses grouped close to the centre of gravity maximise manoeuvrability and precision - and prepare the 250 DUKE perfectly for the rush hour slalom.

TELESCOPIC FORK

The KTM 250 DUKE's high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension has the same 43 mm diameter as the RC8 R - in other words: real racing equipment that guarantees highest levels of stability and precision.

WHEELS AND TYRES

Equally lightweight and delicate as they are stable, the 17 inch cast light alloy wheels are fitted with grippy Pirelli tyres - 110 mm wide at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. The tyres impress with tremendous grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.

SWINGARM

The 250 DUKE's lightweight, high-quality, pin-jointed, die-cast swingarm is designed and produced according to the same principle as the 690 DUKE. The light alloy swingarm with directly linked WP shock absorber excels with extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.

LOW-FUEL CONSUMPTION

INJECTION

The intricate engine design, state-of-the-art injection electronics and the close-ratio, six-speed transmission not only help the KTM 250 DUKE to achieve impressive performance, but also extremely low fuel consumption. Thanks to the regulated catalytic converter, it produces only minimal emissions.

FUEL TANK

The shapely 11 l fuel tank of the 250 DUKE not only provides the rider with perfect knee contact, but also with a greater range, even when ridden on the edge, thanks to the economic engine.

ONE SIZE FITS ALL

ERGONOMICS

The KTM 250 DUKE provides plenty of space and freedom of movement. The gathered sitting position supports relaxed touring, alone or two-up, as well as committed cornering. Unsurpassed operability and large contact surfaces ensure optimum control and maximum feedback, with the upright, relaxed sitting position providing a perfect overview everytime.

INSTRUMENT

The 250 DUKE has everything that distinguishes a genuine KTM from the high-quality chassis components to the multi-function cockpit, which keeps you up to date with fuel consumption and remaining range. The extensive KTM PowerParts range gives you the option of adding your own individual style.

POWERFUL, SMOOTH-RUNNING SINGLE

ENGINE

KTM 250 DUKE's state-of-the-art, single-cylinder engine once again underlines KTM's development strength. It's clear that the latest materials and production technologies not only deliver the bike's bountiful torque and overwhelming acceleration at all engine speeds, but also good manners in everyday use and outstanding fuel economy. With 249 cc, the single-cylinder engine only weighs 36 kg, thanks to the compact design - typical of KTM - with transmission shafts arranged one above another. Moreover, it delivers a punchy 31 hp with such technical refinements as forced oil lubrication with performance-boosting casing evacuation (the suction pump not only transfers oil, but also pressure from the crankcase, thereby reducing the running resistance of the crank drive).

CYLINDER HEAD

Just as on the RC8 R, the four valves in the cylinder head of the 250 DUKE are actuated by two overhead camshafts and cam levers. This design is not only extremely reliable, but also very durable and almost frictionless, thanks to the ultra-hard carbon coating of the cam levers - releasing even more power.

SLIPPER CLUTCH

The anti-hopping wet clutch makes perfect getaways from the traffic lights simple with its precise, light and easy action.

SILENCER

The compact, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the bike's overall centre of gravity. This aids the centralisation of masses and enhances the playful handling of the 250 DUKE. Thanks to a regulated catalytic converter, the emissions are exemplary.

ENGINE

  • Design

    1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

  • Displacement

    248.8 cm³

  • Bore

    72 mm

  • Stroke

    61.1 mm

  • Power in KW

    23 kW

  • Starter

    Electric starter

  • Lubrication

    Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps

  • Transmission

    6-speed

  • Primary drive

    30:80

  • Secondary gear ratio

    15:45

  • Cooling

    Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

    PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated

  • EMS

    Bosch EMS

CHASIS

  • Frame Design

    Steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • FRONT SUSPENSION

    WP upside-down Ø 43 mm

  • REAR SUSPENSION

    WP shock absorber

  • SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT)

    150 mm

  • SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)

    150 mm

  • FRONT BRAKE

    Four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc

  • REAR BRAKE

    Single-piston floating calliper, brake disc

  • FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

    300 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

    230 mm

  • ABS

    Bosch 9MB two-channel ABS

  • Chain

    X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"

  • Steering head angle

    65 °

  • Wheelbase

    1340 ± 15 mm

  • Ground clearance

    170 mm

  • Seat height

    800 mm

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

    11 l

  • DRY WEIGHT

    139 kg