Quick Comparison: KTM 250 Duke vs Honda CBR250R

KTM 250 Duke vs Honda CBR250R (Quick Comparison): KTM 250 Duke and Honda CBR250R fall in two segments with their body type classification. Still, the powerful quarter-litre engines under the tank are good for impressive outputs and decent mileage figure for their size. KTM is using a high output engine with almost 3.5HP of more output than the CBR250R.

KTM 250 Duke
KTM 250 Duke

Not just that, KTM 250 Duke is seen here rivalling the most reliable motorcycle of its class. The CBR250R is known for stress-free ownership experience and has proven itself by going countless kilometres for several Indian riders. However, the design now feels not-so-attractive in front of other modern day machines like Apache RR310, Yamaha R15 V3, and KTM RC390. However, it still has a lot to promise. Here is a quick comparison between KTM 250 Duke and Honda CBR250R.

Honda CBR250R
Honda CBR250R

KTM 250 Duke vs Honda CBR250R

Engine & Gearbox

KTM 250 Duke

  • Displacement: 248.8cc
  • Cooling Type: Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 30 HP @ 9000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 24 Nm @ 7500 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 140-145 kmph
  • Mileage: 35-40 kmpl

Honda CBR250R

  • Displacement: 249.6cc
  • Cooling Type: Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 26.5 HP @ 8500 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 22.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 145-150 kmph
  • Mileage: 35-40 kmpl

Brakes & Suspension

KTM 250 Duke

  • Front Brake: 300mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 230mm Single Disc
  • No ABS (Coming Soon)
  • Front Suspension: WP USD Forks
  • Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock

Honda CBR250R

  • Front Brake: 296mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • Optional 2-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock
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Dimensions & Weight

KTM 250 Duke

  • Overall Length – 2026 mm
  • Overall Width – 836 mm
  • Overall Height – 1267 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 185 mm
  • Seat Height – 830 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1357 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 166 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 13.5 litres

Honda CBR250R

  • Overall Length – 2030 mm
  • Overall Width – 720 mm
  • Overall Height – 1127 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 145 mm
  • Seat Height – 784 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1369 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight (STD) – 164 kg
  • Kerb/Wet Weight (ABS) – 167 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 13 litres

Tyres & Frame

KTM 250 Duke

  • Front Tyre – 110/70-17
  • Rear Tyre – 150/60-17
  • Frame – Trellis

Honda CBR250R

  • Front Tyre – 110/70-17
  • Rear Tyre – 140/70-17
  • Frame – Twin Spar

Ex-Showroom Price

  • KTM 250 Duke (Non-ABS): INR 1.81 Lakh
  • Honda CBR250R STD: INR 1.65 Lakh
  • Honda CBR250R ABS: INR 1.95 Lakh

KTM will launch the 2-channel ABS model of 250 Duke in India very soon. It is expected to be priced around INR 1.95 lakh (ex-showroom).

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