Alongside the 2024 iteration of the 390 Duke, the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has pulled the wraps off the next-generation 125 Duke and the 250 Duke, all three of which are expected to go on sale in the Indian market next year. However, there is no official communication from the company yet. These Dukes will be manufactured at the Bajaj factory in Chakan (Pune), as seen in the case of the outgoing 390 Duke. India will witness their release first, and this will be followed by exports to other prominent markets. Overseas, the revamped 390 Duke model arrived with significant cosmetic alterations in addition to engine modifications. The bike gets a new split seat design, a wider LED headlight, and larger fuel tank shrouds, along with a bigger 399cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine.
Like the KTM 390 Duke, the 250 Duke receives updates in terms of design and hardware. Speaking of the 250 Duke, the 2024 version features a new trellis steel frame, complemented by an aluminium sub-frame. Besides, there is an aluminium swingarm at the rear, supported by an offset mono-shock. Even the smaller 125 Duke is also built on the same trellis steel frame and features a banana-type aluminium swingarm at the back.
2024 KTM 250 Duke, 125 Duke: Hardware Details
In terms of hardware, the 250 Duke and the 125 Duke are suspended with the help of 43mm WP Apex front forks with rebound and compression adjustability and a preload adjustable rear mono-shock, both offering 150mm wheel travel. Braking duties are carried out by a new 320mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc, supported by dual-channel ABS, cornering, and Supermoto ABS. Both two-wheelers ride on a pair of alloy wheels with Michelin tyres. It should be noted that these specifics may change for India depending on market and road requirements.
2024 KTM 250 Duke, 125 Duke: Design Details
On the design front, both motorcycles get bolder split-type LED headlamps and the same alloy wheels as the 2024 KTM 390 Duke. In addition, these bikes also share the tank and tail-light design. Coming to the colour scheme, the 250 Duke sports a White and Orange livery, while Blue and Orange colour schemes adorn the 125 Duke motorcycle.
On the feature front, the 2024 KTM 250 Duke and the 125 Duke could get a 5-inch TFT display, however, it is not confirmed. What we do know is that these bikes will get turn-by-turn navigation, call and audio control, smartphone connectivity, and more. Both bikes have a seat height of 800mm, which can be increased by 20mm with the KTM PowerParts set.
2024 KTM 250 Duke, 125 Duke: Engine and Transmission
Powering the 125 Duke is a 124.9cc engine that cranks out 14.7bhp and 11.5Nm of peak torque. The 250 Duke, on the other hand, comes equipped with a 249cc mill that makes 30bhp and 25Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties on both duties are taken care of by a 6-speed gearbox.
2024 KTM 250 Duke, 125 Duke: Availability, Pricing
The updated 250 Duke and the 125 Duke are likely to be launched next year in the country. Expect a price increase for both bikes. For your reference, the existing 250 Duke stands at Rs. 2.38 lakh, while the 125 Duke is available at a sticker price of Rs 1.79 lakh. Prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.