Your weekly dose of bike updates: KTM 2024 Duke 250, Jawa 42 Bobber Red Sheen and more!

The last week has been eventful for the Indian two-wheeler market with several new launches across different segments. However, most of them were new color variants, except for BMW’s liter-class sports tourer which arrived on our shores in its 2024 avatar. In case you couldn’t stay updated of these updates, here is a summary.

New KTM 200 Duke and 250 Duke colors

KTM launched the 2024 250 Duke in India and as part of the model year update, it received a new Atlantic Blue colorway. Simultaneously, the 200 Duke was also introduced in two new colors, namely Electronic Orange and Dark Galvano. These will be sold alongside the existing Dark Silver Metallic trim. The prices and technical specifications of both bikes remain unchanged.

KTM 250 Duke Right side view

Launch of the BMW S 1000 XR

BMW Motorrad has launched the latest S 1000 XR in India at Rs. 9,999. 22.50 lakh, which is Rs. 30,000 more than the previous iteration. Due to its touring focus, the S 1000 XR, despite its sporty appearance, features a high stance and offers an upright but authoritative driving position. It is powered by a 999 cc inline four-cylinder engine producing 170 hp and 114 Nm. Although it borrows the engine from the S 1000 RR, it is detuned and produces less power.

KTM 250 Duke Right side view

Jawa 42 Bobber new color

Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles has introduced the Jawa 42 Bobber Red Sheen Edition in India at Rs 2.29 lakh. This is the premium variant alongside the Black Mirror edition. The Red Sheen edition features a dual-tone red and chrome finish on the fuel tank and diamond-cut alloy wheels. The latter offers the convenience of tubeless tires compared to spoked wheels. Apart from the new livery and alloy wheels, the 42 Bobber remains unchanged.

KTM 250 Duke Right side view

2024 Bajaj Pulsar F250 launched

The 2024 Bajaj Pulsar F250 has been launched at Rs 1.51 lakh. The bike was showcased at the global launch of the Pulsar NS400Z and the prices were revealed recently. Bajaj has kept the Pulsar F250 launch fairly quiet, but the bikes have started arriving in showrooms. The 2024 models are identical to the 2023, except for the new black color and red and white graphics on the motorcycle which look striking.

KTM 250 Duke Right side view

Reservations open for the BMW R1300GS

The BMW R 1300 GS will soon be launched in India. While BMW Motorrad India is yet to announce the launch date of the R 1300 GS, which is likely to happen in June, dealerships across India have started accepting bookings for it. The booking amount would be between Rs 50,000 and Rs 1 lakh, depending on the variant.

(All prices are ex-showroom)