After months of spy shots and speculations and a delay in the launch timeline, KTM has finally introduced the 250 Adventure in India. Since you’d be itching to know more details about the motorcycle, we list out the five highlights of the new KTM 250 Adventure.
Pricing and competition
KTM has pegged the 250 Adventure at Rs 2.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This makes it Rs 55, 854 more affordable than the 390 Adventure. It competes against the Royal Enfield Himalayan that is priced at Rs 1.91 lakh and the BMW G310 GS that costs Rs 2.85 lakh.
And as compared to the 250 Duke, the bike it is essentially based on, the 250 Adventure demands a premium of nearly Rs 39,000. So what sets it apart from the streetfighter?
The KTM 250 Adventure borrows its styling from the 390 Adventure. Hence, there is a large fuel-tank, a larger seat for the rider and pillion along with a more comfortable, touring-friendly riding position. While its side profile looks strikingly similar to the 390 Adventure, the headlamp unit gives it away. The 250 Adventure uses the same halogen headlamp with LED DRL as the previous 250 Duke. And KTM is offering the adventure motorcycle in a choice of two colours- orange with white graphics and black with orange graphics.
Powering the KTM 250 Adventure is a 248cc, single-cylinder motor borrowed from the 250 Duke. This unit generates 29.5bhp of power and 24Nm of torque and comes linked to a six-speed gearbox with slipper and assist clutch.
KTM has equipped the 250 Adventure with off-road focused WP APEX suspension. While the 43mm forks upfront offer 170mm of travel, the monoshock at the rear provides a decent 177mm of suspension travel and preload adjustability. It rides on a 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel shod with dual-purpose tyres. As for braking, the KTM 250 Adventure employs a 320mm disc up front and a 230mm disc at the rear.
The KTM 250 Adventure comes equipped with a dual-channel ABS. This system can be turned off for the rear wheel via the Off-Road mode. And to further set it apart from the 250 Duke, KTM is offering an black and white LCD instrument cluster. While it looks similar to the one on the 390 ADV, it misses out on Bluetooth connectivity.