2018 KTM Duke 250 Special Edition launched at Bangkok Motor Show
The modifications are primarily cosmetic.
KTM’s Thailand subsidiary has showcased a couple of special edition models based on the Africa-made Duke 250. Targeted at art lovers, the motorcycles feature bold and vibrant modern art graphics on fuel tank cladding and tailpiece.
In addition to the graphics, the KTM Duke 250 Special Edition models also sport an array of accessories such as prominent orange knuckle guards, engine guards (with sliders) which are attached to the trellis frame, and yellow shields for the front fork.
The motorcycles also come with a new flatter headlamp and cowl assembly. It’s to be noted that the Duke 250 for the Thai market is yet to receive the styling update of the second generation Duke family.
Rest of the motorcycle seems to have been left untouched. The KTM Duke 250 is powered by 248.8 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is mated to a 6-speed transmission to produce 29.91 PS and 24 Nm of torque.
Like its family members, the quarter litre street fighter is underpinned by a steel trellis frame which is suspended by upside-down WP telescopic fork at the front and WP monoshock at the rear. The 17-inch alloy wheels come wrapped in 110/70 (front) and 150/60 (rear) tyres from Metzeler. Both wheels employ a disc brake each.
The KTM Duke 250 Special Edition is priced at 179,800 bahts (around INR 3.74 lakhs). In Thailand, the Duke 250 rivals the likes of Yamaha MT-03, Honda CB300F and Kawasaki Z300.