KTM makes some really quick motorcycles such as the Duke and RC twins. These motorcycles are among the fastest that money can buy in the sub-Rs. 3 lakh segments.
Volkswagen, a German automaker of repute, sells cars that aren’t just solidly built but also quite quick, especially ones with the TSI turbo petrol engines. Here is a classic drag race between the KTM Duke 250 and the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI. Let’s see who wins this one.
As the video reveals, the KTM Duke 250 is clearly faster than the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI in the first round while the car and bike are quite close in the second round, with the bike edging out the car, but only by just. Overall, it’s clear that the KTM Duke 250 is the faster of the duo, but only just. In the real world, the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI will run the Duke 250 very close indeed, and come into its own as speeds rise.
The KTM Duke 250 is powered by a 250cc, four stroke, liquid cooled engine. This single cylinder, fuel injected motor makes about 30 Bhp of peak power and 24 Nm of peak torque. A 6 speed manual gearbox is standard, and the motorcycle weighs about 161 kilograms. Priced at Rs. 1.8 lakhs, the Duke 250 is aimed at people who want a very quick motorcycle that can do both city commutes and weekend rides with ease. The motorcycle does the 0-100 Kph sprint in a little under 9 seconds, and is capable of hitting a top speed of 148 Kmph.
The Volkswagen GT TSI is a premium hatchback that rivals the Maruti Baleno RS and the Fiat Punto Abarth. The car gets a 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol engine that puts out 104 Bhp-175 Nm. This engine is paired to a twin clutch automatic gearbox that shifts gears very quickly, allowing for rapid acceleration. The Polo GT TSI weighs about 1,100 kilograms and takes 9.7 seconds to reach 100 Kph from standstill. Top speed is rated at 175 Kmph. The car is priced at Rs. 9.4 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.