KTM 250 Adventure is a adventure bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,32,685 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 2 colours. It is powered by a 248.8 cc BS-VI engine. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.
KTM 250 Adventure is a adventure bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,32,685 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 2 colours. The KTM 250 Adventure is powered by 248.8cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 29.5 bhp and a torque of 24 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, KTM 250 Adventure comes up with anti-locking braking system. This 250 Adventure bike weighs 177 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 14.5 liters.
KTM has updated its India portfolio with the launch of its entry-level adventure motorcycle, the 250 Adventure. The quarter-litre adventure tourer joins the 390 Adventure in the country to rival against the likes of the BMW G 310 GS and the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
The styling cues are similar to the 390 Adventure, although the 250cc model gets a halogen headlight and an LCD screen. Other features include LED DRL, LED indicators, LED taillight, split-style seats, side-slung exhaust, and an engine cowl.
The 250 Adventure is powered by a BS6-compliant 248cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 29.5bhp of power and 24Nm of peak torque. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox that benefits from a slipper and an assist clutch. Unlike the 390 Adventure, the new 250 Adventure does not get the quickshifter function.
The cycle parts on the 250 Adventure include a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock with a 177mm travel range and the upside-down 43mm front forks boasting 170mm of travel – both sourced from WP. Similar to the 390 Adventure, the quarter-litre adventure tourer rides on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear cast wheels. The anchoring setup includes a 320mm front disc and a 230mm rear rotor, while the safety net includes a switchable, dual-channel ABS system.
KTM also offers PowerParts such as GPS brackets, radiator protection grille, crash bungs, headlamp protection, and handlebar pads for the 250 Adventure.
KTM 250 Adventure Expert Opinion
Excellent seating comfort
Loaded with features
250cc has good top-end power
Could be Better
Can’t do hardcore off-road
Misses out on full TFT display
Front brake could have been better
The 250 Adventure offers good performance, decent features and great styling. It makes sense for riders who want accessible power and don’t want to spend a lot on the 390 Adventure. But wish KTM gave this bike better front brake as the current setup isn’t enough.
KTM 250 Adventure Review
So, does the same formula apply to its smaller sibling, the KTM 250 Adventure? To find out, we rode the motorcycle for a couple of days in the city, on the highway, and a wee bit off-road to tell you about its performance, comfort, and most importantly- whether it worth the Rs 2.48 lakh price tag.
With 18 Dakar titles in its kitty, KTM has shown that it can build hardcore adventure motorcycles that have proven their off-road prowess time and again. However, lower down the displacement chart, KTM’s adventure motorcycles seem to be differently focused. The 390 Adventure, for instance, proved to be a better touring machine than a full-blown off-road conqueror that everyone was expecting it to be.
So, does the same formula apply to its smaller sibling, the KTM 250 Adventure? To find out, we rode the motorcycle for a couple of days in the city, on the highway, and a wee bit off-road to tell you about its performance, comfort, and most importantly- whether it is worth the Rs 2.48 lakh price tag.
Have a glance at the 250 Adventure from the side and you’d know that it heavily draws styling cues from the 390 Adventure which in turn takes inspiration from the KTM 450 Rally. And since most of the 250 Adventure’s bodywork, including the exhaust, wheels, and tail lamp is the same as its bigger sibling, one would even confuse it for the 390 ADV when viewed for the first time.
Although thankfully, the paint schemes and ‘250’ badging on the tank shrouds set it apart and so does the headlamp unit. Now, this headlamp consists of an LED DRL and halogen bulb rather than the full-LED unit on the 250 Duke. Moreover, the tail lamp and turn signals are all LEDs.
All of its components and bodywork are well put together to give the 250 Adventure sturdy build quality. Yes, the fitment of the tank shrouds could have been better, but then again it's a rather small chink in its otherwise robust quality. I even found the quality of paint to be better on the 250 than on the 390 Adventure which seemed to have a plasticky feel to it.
KTM has equipped the 250 Adventure with an adequate list of features that is more utilitarian than fancy. To begin with, it gets a black on white LCD. While it doesn’t get Bluetooth connectivity like its older sibling, the unit offers necessary information like average fuel consumption, fuel range, average speed, gear indicator, and engine temperature along with a clock, two trip meters, and odometer.
The KTM 250 Adventure also sports an adjustable windscreen, backlit switchgear, large engine guard, sump guard and a 12V charging socket as standard. Furthermore, the motorcycle comes with an ‘Off-Road’ mode that essentially turns off ABS to the rear wheel.
The KTM 250 Adventure has a tall seat height of 855mm which can seem intimidating at first. However, once you swing your leg over, anyone around 5’8’’ would be surprised to find both feet almost planted on the ground. This is thanks to the slim fuel tank and design of the seat. Speaking of which, the seat is spacious enough for taller riders and has cushioning so soft that the backside feels right at home from the start.
And it continues to feel plush even after a long time in the saddle. KTM has also got the riding triangle spot on. With a wide handlebar, it is not only easy on the highway but also in the city as it offers good leverage and a short turning radius to maneuver around tight spots and traffic. Although, the ergonomics when standing up and riding aren't the best with the lack of grip on the tank and the need to bend forward to properly hold on to the handlebar. Moreover, with a kerb weight of 177kg, the 250 Adventure is not light and requires a bit of effort when moving around in parking.
Nevertheless, on the go, the weight is hardly noticeable and even with a higher centre of gravity than the Duke, the KTM 250 Adventure moves around with the agility of a feisty three-year-old. But, it isn't as hooligan as you'd expect a KTM to be-and that's a good thing when riding in the city. The 248cc, single-cylinder motor borrowed from the 250 Duke offers smooth and linear power delivery all through the rev range. It is also pleasantly tractable and configured with a tall gearing which means you wouldn't be shifting as much to stay in the lower rpm band.
However, to keep things interesting, the 250 Adventure has a strong top end. With a burst of power coming in the mid-range the engine revs happily to 9500rpm and is happy to cruise at 120kmph. While it is capable of hitting a top speed of 136kmph, the buzz which was present on the footpegs and seat from lower speeds turns into prominent vibrations. However, the slick-shifting six-speed gearbox and a beautifully light clutch pull compensate to improve the ride experience, proving to be especially helpful in heavy traffic conditions.
Now, the KTM 250 Adventure uses the same suspension setup as the 390 Adventure with 43mm upside-down forks for the front and a mono shock at the rear both sourced from WP Suspension. What this setup provides is plush ride quality over minor undulations and small bumps in the tarmac. On larger bumps, the rear does feel stiff but never unpleasant. And as you try to jump the 250 Adventure over speed breakers or a small heap of mud, the suspension complies and plays along like a happy puppy.
Although, with the front bottoming out when the going gets tough, the 250 Adventure would surely prefer broken roads over no roads any day. As for braking, the motorcycle employs a 320mm disc held on by a four-piston caliper for the front and a 270mm disc with a single-pot caliper at the rear. While this setup is the same as the 390 Adventure and feels decent there, the brakes on the 250 feel spongy, lacking initial bite and feel at the front.
Priced at Rs 2.48 lakh (ex-showroom), the 250 Adventure costs Rs 34,000 over the KTM 250 Duke. So is it worth the extra money? Not completely. It does offer extra comfort, a new instrument cluster, and a 12V charging socket, but these are not enough to make a strong case for the 250 Adventure which doesn’t have anything special to aspire for.
But then again, its main purpose is to serve as an affordable alternative to the 390 Adventure which costs Rs 3.05 lakh. Apart from costing less, the KTM 250 Adventure also offers linear power delivery making it accessible to new riders and customers upgrading from 150-200cc motorcycles. Not to forget, better fuel efficiency figures as well. And although the 250 Adventure is nearly Rs 58,000 more expensive than its biggest rival- the Royal Enfield Himalayan, it makes up for the higher price with high-quality components, better features, and performance too. To conclude, we did like the KTM 250 Adventure, however, it would do better with improved braking performance and more aspirational value and appeal overall.
Gear Shifting Pattern
Gear Shifting Pattern1 Down 5 Up
Slipper Clutch (PASC)
Fuel Delivery System
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Reserve Fuel Capacity
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Brakes, Wheels & Suspension
CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operatedDual Channel ABS
Front Brake Type
Front Brake Size
Rear Tyre Size
Rear Brake Type
Rear Brake Size
Front - 4 Piston, Rear- Single Piston Calliper
Front Wheel Size
Rear Wheel Size
Front Tyre Size
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
WP Apex 43
WP APEX - Monoshock
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Dimensions & Chassis
Steel Trellis Frame, Powder-coated
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Standard Warranty (Year)
Standard Warranty (Kilometers)
Standard Warranty (Kilometers)30000
5Small ktm machine with more fun 4 days ago by Papai Biswas
Buying experience is very good. Riding experience is very good in highway but this bike is not for city ride because of seat height. Look is super attractive and performance is very good but this bike is not for hard off-road. Service and maintenance costs is not so muc
5Ktm 250 adventure! Perfect for tall riders! 2 weeks ago by Sanket Grover
I personally being a tall rider of 6'3 height was searching for motorcycles that would be comfortable for me. I just had learnt how to ride and I bought this as my first bike. I enjoyed how this bike was beginner friendly and had a really good mid range and it didn't he
5KTM 250 Adventure Review 10 months ago by Ankit, Mumbai
After much speculation and research, I bought my first motorcycle, the ktm duke 250, over an year ago. I would be lying if I said my experience has all been all sunshine and rainbows, it’s been all that, but, with its own unique set of challenges that i explored with my
4First owner review. KTM Adventure 250 1 year ago by Jyothiradithya
Good Buying experience with immediate delivery of bike. Riding experience so far has been good, considering riding stance , refined engine and not so bad mileage(Around 35Kmpl) in mixed conditions.
Only downer was hard gear shifts considering it has slipper clutch, hope
5Entry level adv 1 year ago by Pavan Kumar, Bangalore
I love adventure sport bikes and i personally own 2 xpulse 200 and the 390 adv and i have amazing experience with these 2 and 250 adv is just heaven for entry level bikers and it is totally refined and no different than the 390 adv and it is also budget friendly for ent
Q: Which is better KTM 250 Adventure or KTM 250 Adventure ?
A: KTM 250 Adventure is priced at Rs. 2,32,685, has a 248.8 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 177 kg, whereas, the price of KTM 250 Adventure  is Rs. 2,35,000 with a 248 cc 6 Speed Manualengine, and weighing 177 kg. You can compare KTM 250 Adventure vs KTM 250 Adventure  based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
Q: What are the colour options of KTM 250 Adventure?
A: KTM 250 Adventure is available in 2 colours which are Orange and Black. You can check all the colour images of KTM 250 Adventure.
Q: What are the key specifications of KTM 250 Adventure?
A: KTM 250 Adventure is a Adventure bike that weighs 177 kg, has a 248.8 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 14.5 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.
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