THE THRILL CHASER

KTM 250 Duke

KTM 250 Duke 2019

If chasing thrills is your game then climb aboard the KTM 250 DUKE. It combines maximum riding exhilaration with optimum user value and is hard to beat wherever nimble handling counts. Lightweight, powerful and packed with advanced technology, it promises to deliver a thrilling ride from sunrise to sunset.
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If chasing thrills is your game then climb aboard the KTM 250 DUKE. It combines maximum riding exhilaration with optimum user value and is hard to beat wherever nimble handling counts. Lightweight, powerful and packed with advanced technology, it promises to deliver a thrilling ride from sunrise to sunset.
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  1. Engine & Exhaust
  2. Chassis
  3. Ergonomics & Comfort
  4. Bodywork & Graphics
  5. Software & Electronics

01. Engine & Exhaust

Unrivalled torque
Unrivalled torque

Engine

The latest materials and production technologies not only deliver the bike's bountiful torque and punchy acceleration, but also good manners in everyday use and outstanding fuel economy. A bike as compact and nimble as this one deserves to pack a solid punch. With 22 kW (30 hp) for an extremely lightweight craftsmanship, it does just that. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 38 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.

Power & Torque

A bike as compact and nimble as this one deserves to pack a solid punch. With 22 kW (30 hp) for an extremely lightweight craftsmanship, it does just that. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 38 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.

Cylinder head

Just like the 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the four valves in the cylinder head of the KTM 250 DUKE are actuated by two overhead camshafts and ultra-hard, carbon coated cam followers. The result is an ultra-reliable, long-lasting engine that produces next-level power.

Slipper clutch

Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open the throttle. The former prevents rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating – and gives the wheel just that bit of braking for a controlled rear wheel slide. The latter allows the clutch to be pulled and controlled with just one trigger-happy finger – saving you energy and offering greater control – just like the pros.

Ultimate exhaust system 
Ultimate exhaust system 

Exhaust

The KTM 250 DUKE’s lightweight and precision-crafted exhaust system comprises of a side exhaust, link pipe and silencer. The three-chamber silencer has been positioned close to the bike’s overall center of gravity, improving balance and handling, whilst also delivering smooth, instant and beast-like power. Oh, and it looks angry as hell too.

Unrivalled torque
Unrivalled torque

Engine

The latest materials and production technologies not only deliver the bike's bountiful torque and punchy acceleration, but also good manners in everyday use and outstanding fuel economy. A bike as compact and nimble as this one deserves to pack a solid punch. With 22 kW (30 hp) for an extremely lightweight craftsmanship, it does just that. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 38 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of your wrist. <br />

Unrivalled torque

Power & Torque

A bike as compact and nimble as this one deserves to pack a solid punch. With 22 kW (30 hp) for an extremely lightweight craftsmanship, it does just that. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 38 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.

Cylinder head

Just like the 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the four valves in the cylinder head of the KTM 250 DUKE are actuated by two overhead camshafts and ultra-hard, carbon coated cam followers. The result is an ultra-reliable, long-lasting engine that produces next-level power.

Slipper clutch

Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open the throttle. The former prevents rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating – and gives the wheel just that bit of braking for a controlled rear wheel slide. The latter allows the clutch to be pulled and controlled with just one trigger-happy finger – saving you energy and offering greater control – just like the pros.

Ultimate exhaust system 
Ultimate exhaust system 

Exhaust

The KTM 250 DUKE’s lightweight and precision-crafted exhaust system comprises of a side exhaust, link pipe and silencer. The three-chamber silencer has been positioned close to the bike’s overall center of gravity, improving balance and handling, whilst also delivering smooth, instant and beast-like power. Oh, and it looks angry as hell too.

Ultimate exhaust system 

02. Chassis

Performance damping
Performance damping

Upside-down fork

The KTM 250 DUKE comes as standard with ultra-lightweight, high-performance upside-down WP forks. Using the latest open-cartridge technology, these forks not only perform above expectations when pushed to the limits, but are also nice and easy to maintain. This makes them perfect for all aspects of riding, from relaxed cruising to hammering around on closed circuits and everything in between.

Shock absorber

Thanks to its progressive 150 mm spring, the KTM 250 DUKE will perform in any environment you can throw at it. The preload is adjustable, so you can count on well-balanced suspension whether you’re riding solo or two-up, with or without luggage, on road or on track. The choice is yours.

Battle-ready wheels
Battle-ready wheels

Wheels

As light as they are stable, the 17-inch cast alloy racing wheels help you put the power down with confidence, utilizing a 110 mm wide tire at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. Wrapped in premium rubber, the pro-spec tires will keep your KTM 250 DUKE glued to the road. They offer outstanding grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability, even for riders that know how to push tires to their absolute limits.

Stopping power
Stopping power

Brakes

A high-tech BYBRE braking system works in perfect harmony with the advanced dual-channel ABS, providing riders with firm, controlled stopping power when they need it most. With a 300 mm brake disc on the front, paired with a 230 mm disc on the rear, the KTM 250 DUKE delivers exceptional pro-level stopping power, and you know what they say: "braking harder makes you faster!" Simply disengage the ABS to go full beast-mode!  

Built for cornering
Built for cornering

Fuel tank

The innovative and ergonomic 13.4 liter steel fuel tank not only provides riders with perfect knee contact for attacking every corner, but also with an unbelievably long range, even when you ride as fast as you dare all day long.

Performance damping
Performance damping

Upside-down fork

The KTM 250 DUKE comes as standard with ultra-lightweight, high-performance upside-down WP forks. Using the latest open-cartridge technology, these forks not only perform above expectations when pushed to the limits, but are also nice and easy to maintain. This makes them perfect for all aspects of riding, from relaxed cruising to hammering around on closed circuits and everything in between.

Performance damping

Shock absorber

Thanks to its progressive 150 mm spring, the KTM 250 DUKE will perform in any environment you can throw at it. The preload is adjustable, so you can count on well-balanced suspension whether you’re riding solo or two-up, with or without luggage, on road or on track. The choice is yours.

Battle-ready wheels
Battle-ready wheels

Wheels

As light as they are stable, the 17-inch cast alloy racing wheels help you put the power down with confidence, utilizing a 110 mm wide tire at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. Wrapped in premium rubber, the pro-spec tires will keep your KTM 250 DUKE glued to the road. They offer outstanding grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability, even for riders that know how to push tires to their absolute limits.

Battle-ready wheels
Stopping power
Stopping power

Brakes

A high-tech BYBRE braking system works in perfect harmony with the advanced dual-channel ABS, providing riders with firm, controlled stopping power when they need it most. With a 300 mm brake disc on the front, paired with a 230 mm disc on the rear, the KTM 250 DUKE delivers exceptional pro-level stopping power, and you know what they say: "braking harder makes you faster!" Simply disengage the ABS to go full beast-mode!  

Stopping power
Built for cornering
Built for cornering

Fuel tank

The innovative and ergonomic 13.4 liter steel fuel tank not only provides riders with perfect knee contact for attacking every corner, but also with an unbelievably long range, even when you ride as fast as you dare all day long.

Built for cornering

03. Ergonomics & Comfort

Aggressive riding position
Aggressive riding position

Seats

The two-part seat offers first class sport riding ergonomics with perfect support for both rider and pillion.  A seat height of 822 mm enables riders to have a super- secure position, whilst also being high enough for ultimate cornering fun. The Pillion seat has been integrated into the bodywork so as not to compromise the stunt-ready look of the KTM 250 DUKE, whilst also ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.

Aggressive riding position
Aggressive riding position

Seats

The two-part seat offers first class sport riding ergonomics with perfect support for both rider and pillion.  A seat height of 822 mm enables riders to have a super- secure position, whilst also being high enough for ultimate cornering fun. The Pillion seat has been integrated into the bodywork so as not to compromise the stunt-ready look of the KTM 250 DUKE, whilst also ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.

Aggressive riding position

04. Bodywork & Graphics

Predatory design
Predatory design

Design

At first you notice that aggressive front end. That predatory, READY TO RACE stance. When you come closer, you feel its steel fuel tank and multiple high-quality cast parts. In the end, you realize that the design and production standards of this bike were set sky-high. Just like its big brother, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the KTM 250 DUKE looks like a naked, angry, untamed beast.

Headlight

The aggressively styled LED headlight on the KTM 250 DUKE is a big highlight in this bike’s design and a clear referral to its big brother, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. Practical as well as looking ultra-mean, it produces outstanding visibility for riding in low light or dark conditions. The parking light, which consists of 20 LEDs, ensures that the bike is highly visible to other road users, keeping you safe while you dominate the streets.  

LCD display

A 100% digital LCD display has everything you would expect from a state-of-the-art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. It also comes with an RPM alert to indicate the optimum moment for up-shifting, just like they have on the supersport racing machines.

Predatory design
Predatory design

Design

At first you notice that aggressive front end. That predatory, READY TO RACE stance. When you come closer, you feel its steel fuel tank and multiple high-quality cast parts. In the end, you realize that the design and production standards of this bike were set sky-high. Just like its big brother, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the KTM 250 DUKE looks like a naked, angry, untamed beast.

Predatory design

Headlight

The aggressively styled LED headlight on the KTM 250 DUKE is a big highlight in this bike’s design and a clear referral to its big brother, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. Practical as well as looking ultra-mean, it produces outstanding visibility for riding in low light or dark conditions. The parking light, which consists of 20 LEDs, ensures that the bike is highly visible to other road users, keeping you safe while you dominate the streets.  

LCD display

A 100% digital LCD display has everything you would expect from a state-of-the-art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. It also comes with an RPM alert to indicate the optimum moment for up-shifting, just like they have on the supersport racing machines.

05. Software & Electronics

Rider aids

ABS

Dual circuit BOSCH ABS is standard equipment on the KTM 250 DUKE. Use it to your advantage to enhance control and safety.

Rider aids

ABS

Dual circuit BOSCH ABS is standard equipment on the KTM 250 DUKE. Use it to your advantage to enhance control and safety.

Technical Details

Engine

  • Torque 24 Nm
  • Transmission 6-speed
  • Cooling Liquid cooled
  • Power in KW 22 kW
  • Starter Electric starter
  • Stroke 61.1 mm
  • Bore 72 mm
  • Clutch PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
  • CO2 emissions 74.7 g/km
  • Displacement 248.8 cm³
  • EMS Bosch EMS
  • Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
  • Fuel consumption 3.24 l/100 km
  • Lubrication Wet sump
  • Power in hp 30 hp

Chassis

  • Tank capacity (approx.) 13.4 l
  • ABS Bosch 9.1MB Two Channel ABS
  • Front brake disc diameter 300 mm
  • Rear brake disc diameter 230 mm
  • Front brake Four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
  • Rear brake Single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
  • Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
  • dry weight 169 kg
  • Frame design Steel trellis frame, powder coated
  • Front suspension WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
  • Ground clearance 185 mm
  • Rear suspension WP monoshock
  • Seat height 822 mm
  • Steering head angle 65 °
  • Suspension travel (front) 142 mm
  • Suspension travel (rear) 161 mm