The KTM 250 Adventure is based on the 390 Adventure which is further built upon the 790 Adventure. The 250 Adventure is the smallest Adventure Touring motorcycle in the KTM’s global product portfolio. Soon after the company officially revealed the 390 Adventure at EICMA 2019, the Austrian manufacturer took the covers off the 250 Adventure on its Indonesian website.
In terms of looks, the 250 Adventure looks identical to the 390 Adventure, except for the LED headlamp which has been lifted from the road-biased 250 Duke. To take on the adventure touring tasks, the motorcycle comes with a prominent windscreen and a 14.5-litre fuel tank with sharp extensions. The radiator, underbelly cowl, split seat setup and LED tail lamp remains the same. However, the 5.5-inch TFT instrument cluster offered on the 390 Adventure has been included in this package as well.
To better suit the touring and off-road characteristics, the 250 Adventure comes with 200mm of ground clearance and 855mm of seat height. The motorcycle rides on 19/17-inch wheel configuration and is shod with MRF Mogrip Meteor FM2 tyres. As far as the suspension is concerned, the front features inverted forks and there is a monoshock at the rear, both these components are of WP brand which ensures a longer travel suspension. However, the setup loses out on adjustability options. As for braking, the job is handled by a 320mm disc up front and a 230mm disc at the rear, assisted by switchable dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode.
Talking about the powertrain, the 250 Adventure is powered by the same 248.7cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor that does duty on the naked 250 Duke. The motor is capable of putting out 29.6bhp at 9,000rpm and 24Nm at 7,500rpm and comes coupled to a six-speed gearbox. Notably, being an adventure touring motorcycle, the gear ratios are likely to be revised to better suit its character.
If launched in India, the 250 Adventure is likely to be priced around the ballpark of Rs 2.3-2.5 lakhs (ex-showroom) and will compete against the likes of the Royal Enfield Himalayan.