Dominar 250 VS DUKE 250 – Which bike is perfect for a Long tour and which is a great value for money Machine?
Although both the bikes, the Dominar 250 and 250 Duke uses the same 248.8 CC liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC engine from KTM. They are quite different when compared in detail. Where Dominar is meant for comfortable touring at a cheaper price than KTM 250 and decent city rides. 250 duke sprints in the street, and is a Most powerful 250 cc naked motorcycle in Indian Market Right now.
Dominar 250 is the younger sibling of the 400, While the 250 duke takes the body (Chassis) and design share from 390 duke. Comparatively, 250 duke is 3 horses powerful Generates 30ps of power output that makes duke to powerful 250cc motorcycle in market and 24nm of peak torque which can spin the wheel with 1.5 Nm more torque than the Dominar 250 On other side dominar 250 chunk out 27ps of bhp and 23.5 nm of torque.
Rideability and Component
250 duke is equipped with WP suspension and Monoshock at the rear, whereas the rival gets a 37 mm USD forks in the front and the same rear suspension as duke 250. In terms of stability dominar 250 gets 130 section rear tyre while the duke 250 gets wider tyre of 150 section which provides more stability and confidence on higher top speed also in rainy season 150 section tyres are more useful than 130 section.
Being tuned to be a tourer, dominar has a lesser top-speed of upto 135+kmph. The 3 more horses and 10 kgs lighter weight that 250 duke got pushes it into a top speed of 145+kmph. Dominar could be suitable for medium to short riders alongside 250 duke seat height of 830 mm makes it hard for short riders to handle it at lower speeds.
In terms of braking performance, both bikes comes with Dual Channel ABS as standard in Bs6 Avatar. In Duke 250 Front disk is slightly having better-stopping power with 320mm size whereas Dominar gets 300mm Front disc brakes.
Service cost and Price tag
If we come to Servicing Cost than Dominar is very budget-friendly parts and paid Sevice as compare to ktm duke 250. As the specifications say, the price of dominar is 40,000 cheaper than duke 250. while the Duke is priced at 2 lakhs ex-showroom and Dominar comes with a price tag of 1.6 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.