KTM 250 Adventure debuts – To be priced lower than 390 ADV

KTM will launch 250 Adventure and the 390 Adventure in India soon.

KTM 250 Adventure
KTM 250 Adventure

After taking off the covers from all new 390 Adventure at 2019 EICMA, KTM has made headlines yet again by unveiling 250 Adventure on its official website. Featuring largely the same design and styling as its bigger sibling, 250 Adventure would be a great option for folks with a limited budget or want a not so powerful off-roader.

KTM 250 Adventure gets its power from a 248.8 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, the same unit used on 250 Duke. Mated to a 6-speed transmission, the engine generates 30 hp of max power and 24 Nm of max torque. The bike utilizes steel trellis frame, supported by WP-sourced 43 mm inverted front forks and a monoshock unit at the rear.

As compared to 250 Duke front and rear suspension that come with 142 mm and 150 mm of travel, the ones on 250 Adventure offer extended travel of 170 mm and 177 mm, respectively. While 390 Adventure is expected to cost around Rs 3 lakh, 250 Adventure can be priced at approximately Rs 2.3 lakh.

KTM 250 Adventure vs 390 Adventure
KTM 250 Adventure vs 390 Adventure

With the long travel suspension, ground clearance of 250 Adventure is 15 mm more than that of 250 Duke (185 mm). Seat height has also increased to 855 mm, as compared to 830 mm on 250 Duke. To make it more suitable for touring purposes and to accommodate the larger front wheel, 250 Adventure comes with a rake angle of 63.5°. In comparison, 250 Duke has a rake angle of 65°. 250 Adventure is also 10 kg heavier, as compared to 250 Duke (146 kg dry weight).

Braking duties on 250 Adventure are performed by 320 mm disc at the front and 230 mm disc at the rear. Switchable dual-channel ABS is offered as standard. Rear and front wheels are shod with MRF Mogrip Meteor-FM2 tyres, measuring 100/90-19 front and 130/80-17 rear tyres.

KTM 250 Adventure vs 390 Adventure
KTM 250 Adventure vs 390 Adventure

Just like its bigger sibling, KTM 250 Adventure gets colour TFT display that can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. A charging port has also been provided. Windscreen height can be adjusted to suit riding conditions such as off-roading, city conditions, etc.

To keep cost down, 250 Adventure misses out on certain components and features that are available with 390 Adventure. For example, the bike gets standard halogen headlamp instead of full LED headlight from 390 ADV. Other things missing on 250 Adventure include petal discs, traction control, premium tyres, and adjustable suspension.

KTM 250 Adventure is expected to be launched in India along with the 390 Adventure on 6th Dec 2019, at the India Bike Week in Goa. It is expected to be launched with a BS-VI, making it the first KTM motorcycles to get BS6 in India. It will take on rivals such as Hero XPulse 200 and Royal Enfield Himalayan.