Yep, the one from the larger 390 Duke
- It now costs Rs 3,968 more.
- It gets no other mechanical or feature updates.
- It will be launched in the next couple of weeks.
KTM is set to update the 250 Duke BS6 with a more premium LED headlamp. It is priced at Rs 2,09,280, Rs 3,968 more than before. The updated motorcycle was spotted at some KTM dealerships and is expected to be launched in the coming weeks. Bookings are open and booking amount ranges from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 depending on the dealership.
The new LED headlamp is shared with the larger 390 Duke. While the 250 Duke and 390 Duke now have the same face, they are distinguishable by their livery. The 250 Duke does not get the 390 Duke’s colour TFT instrument console and continues to use a digital LCD unit. Other than the new headlamp, the 250 Duke receives no cosmetic or feature updates.
It continues to be powered by the same 248.8cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor that delivers 30PS and 24Nm. As part of its BS6 update, the 250 Duke got the 390 Duke’s 43mm WP upside down open cartridge forks and a Supermoto mode for the dual-channel ABS setup.
It is surprising that KTM chose to update the 250 Duke with a new LED headlamp now, instead of doing it during its BS6 transition when the bikemaker overhauled its entire range. This update could be triggered by the arrival of the Bajaj Dominar 250, which, along with the Husqvarna 250 twins, got LED headlamps, while the 250 Duke, despite being the most expensive among them, used a halogen headlamp.