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|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||6-Speed Manual|
|SOHC Engine (valve per cylinder)||2 valves||4 valves|
|Economy (mileage)||35 kmpl||30 kmpl|
|Kerb weight||164 kg||161 kg|
|Rider seat height||795 mm||823 mm|
|Tyre Size||Front – 100/80-17
Rear – 130/70-17
|Front – 110/70-17
Rear – 150/60-17
|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|
|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
|Bike Start||Self start only||Self start only|
|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.
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