Drag Race Battle: Bajaj Pulsar N250 VS KTM 250
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Drag Race Battle: Bajaj Pulsar N250 VS KTM 250

Will the Bajaj Pulsar N250 beat the performance oriented KTM 250 Duke on its own turf? Find out here

Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer KTM is admired across the globe for its performance-oriented bikes. The 250 Duke is perhaps the soberest and practical motorcycle amongst their entire Duke lineup. It gets all the modern rider aid you need and is priced marginally above compared to other rivals offering similar performance.

Watch as the KTM 250 Duke takes on one of its latest rivals, the Bajaj Pulsar N250, in this high-performance drag race. The N250 is the latest street naked offering from Bajaj. It gets impressive features and is more affordable than the 250 Duke.

Find out whether the Bajaj Pulsar N250 can beat the KTM 250 Duke in this drag race.

The Contenders

Drag Race Battle: Bajaj Pulsar N250 VS KTM 250
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KTM is admired across the globe for their raw performance-oriented bikes

The KTM 250 Duke uses a BS6 compliant 248.8 cc, Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC unit. The engine paired to a six-speed gearbox produces about 30 PS of peak power at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm.

The Bajaj Pulsar N250 uses a new BS6 compliant 249.07cc, air-oil cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, SOHC 2 Valve engine. The unit generates 24.5 Bhp of peak power at 8,750 rpm and 21 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm and is paired to a six-speed gearbox.

BAJAJ PULSAR N250 VS KTM DUKE 250: DRAG RACE

Round 1

Drag Race Battle: Bajaj Pulsar N250 VS KTM 250
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We can see the Pulsar N250 taking the early lead at the start of the race, but the 250 Duke catches up soon and builds speed. It overtakes the Pulsar N250 and wins the first round without breaking a sweat.

Round 2

Drag Race Battle: Bajaj Pulsar N250 VS KTM 250
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Will the N250 settle the score and win this drag race battle in the last two rounds?

In the second round, the Duke takes an early lead. The Pulsar N250 tries hard to settle the score but fails to overtake its rival. The KTM 250 Duke beats the N250 and wins the second round by a fair margin.

Round 3

Drag Race Battle: Bajaj Pulsar N250 VS KTM 250
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The rider swaps their motorcycles before the third round to keep things fair and square

The riders swapped their motorcycles before the third round to keep things fair. The 250 Duke once again wins the third round without breaking a sweat. The N250 gave a tough fight but fails to overtake its rival even for once during the entire drag race.

Round 4

Drag Race Battle: Bajaj Pulsar N250 VS KTM 250
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The Duke 250 successfully beats the Pulsar N250 in the first and second round of this drag race battle

You might already have guessed the result of this last and final round even before it started. In the final drag race, the Pulsar N250 was a no-match before the strong initial acceleration and impressive top-end performance of the 250 Duke. The KTM 250 Duke won the last round of this drag race as well.

Conclusion

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Read the article to find out who wins this final drag race battle. Swipe up to read more.

In all the four drag race attempts, the Pulsar N250 was no match before the more powerful and performance-oriented KTM 250 Duke.

The new breed of Pulsar 250 twins has been developed for daily usability while offering impressive fuel efficiency at the same time. The KTM 250 Duke, on the other hand, is designed and tuned purely for performance

Watch te drag race video between the KTM 250 Duke and the Pulsar F250 here:

Riju Ganguly
Riju Ganguly
Riju is an avid auto enthusiast who has a soft spot for motorcycles. In his spare time, you will find him loading his saddlebag on his motorcycle and searching for some of the most remote places in the Himalayas.  Read full bio

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