Bajaj Pulsar N250 Vs KTM Duke 250 – Which Is A Better Bike?

India has a vast majority of a middle-class population, for whom two-wheelers are the most convenient and affordable mode of transport on the busy and congested Indian roads. Indians are therefore passionate about bikes and are always on the lookout for newer versions. To tap this booming demand for two-wheelers, Indian automobile manufacturers keep launching new two-wheeler models regularly. With lenders now providing two-wheeler loans at attractive bike loan interest rates, the going has never been so easy for bike lovers in India.

Let us then explore two new bike models – Bajaj Pulsar N250 and KTM Duke 250 launched in recent times, to understand which is a better bike?

Bajaj Pulsar N250 Vs KTM Duke 250 – Which is a Better Bike?

Features Bajaj Pulsar N250 KTM Duke 250
Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi) Rs. 1.39 lakhs Rs. 2.35 lakhs
Engine Type Single cylinder, 4 strokes, SOHC, 2 Valve, Oil cooled, FI Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Engine Capacity 249.07 cc 248.8 cc
Fuel Capacity 14 L 13.5 L
Max. Power 24.1 bhp @ 8750 rpm 29.6 bhp @ 9000 rpm
Max. Torque 21.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm 24 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Emission Type bs6 bs6
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 61.1 mm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual
Cylinders 1 1
SOHC Engine (valve per cylinder) 2 valves 4 valves
Economy (mileage) 35 kmpl 30 kmpl
Frame Tubular Trellis
Fuel Petrol Petrol
Kerb weight 164 kg 161 kg
Rider seat height 795 mm 823 mm
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Tyre Size Front – 100/80-17


Rear – 130/70-17

Front – 110/70-17


Rear – 150/60-17

Wheel Type Alloy Alloy
Wheel Size Front – 431.8 mm


,Rear – 431.8 mm

Front  – 431.8 mm,


Rear – 431.8 mm

Wheelbase 1,351 mm 1,357 mm
Ground clearance 165 mm 185 mm
Brakes (Front/Rear) Disc Disc
ABS – Anti Lock Braking System Single Channel Dual Channel
Brake Diameter Front – 300 mm


Rear – 230 mm

Front – 320 mm


Rear – 230 mm

Suspension Front – Telescopic (37 mm)


Rear – Monoshock with Nitrox

Front – WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm


Rear – WP Monoshock

Tail Light LED LED
Tachometer Digital
Seat Type Split Split
Bike Start Self start only Self start only
Speedometer Analog Digital
Console Analog & Digital Digital
Two- Wheeler Loans Available Available
Two – Wheeler Loan Eligibility Criteria To be fulfilled To be fulfilled


The features discussed above for Bajaj Pulsar 250 and KTM Duke 250 indicate that they are both modern sports bikes. The two bikes have similarities, like the LED headlight and taillight units, split seats, self-start option, and related features highlighted above. However, the KTM Duke 250 scores on having a completely digital instrument cluster, and the Bajaj Pulsar N250 has a semi-analog cluster.

Also, the KTM Duke 250 is more focused on excellent performance, whereas the Bajaj Pulsar 250 has tried to bridge the gap between a daily commuter bike and a sports bike. KTM Duke 250 also scores on dual-channel ABS, giving it a more premium appeal than the Bajaj Pulsar N250. However, KTM Duke N250 is expensive than Bajaj Pulsar N250, and might be out of bounds for the common Indian.


Regardless of your final choice of bike, leading lenders like Tata Capital offer two-wheeler loans with a bike loan EMI calculator to customize your loan requirements, ensuring you can purchase the bike you want. For further exciting Tata Capital offers, visit Tata Capital’s official website and grab the interesting two-wheeler loans on offer.

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