I have heard the news about the KTM RC250 and Duke 250 on the 1st April, and choose not to care about it since it might be April fools. After doing research and referring to many sites, this is the REAL thing! One way to make sure that this is the REAL thing, KTM has released official studio images and information about the bike in its official website.
The presence of the KTM RC250 and Duke 250 is an interesting move since there has been a great competition in the category and KTM offering the 200cc bike seems a little bit strange. But, most the rider knows that KTM does not follow normal convention and they always do thing differently. This time they heard that you want the 250cc bike and now, it is.
What’s great about KTM is that they are able to make a powerful and great character single-cylinder engine. The engine excels in terms of power-to-weight ratio that improves handling and makes it better in cornering and acceleration after taking the corner. The 2015 KTM 250cc engine proves to be one of the great design by KTM. The engine weighs at 37.2kg and produces 31hp of maximum output @ 9,000RPM with 24Nm @ 7,250 RPM.
Check out the bikes at its official website here:
2015 KTM RC250: http://www.ktm.com/my/supersport/rc-250/highlights.html#.VSoWMpOaFEG
2015 KTM Duke 250: http://www.ktm.com/my/naked-bike/250duke/highlights.html#.VSoWSpOaFEE