The 250 ADV is the cheapest adventure offering from KTM for India
- Is powered by the same 250cc motor as seen on the 250 Duke.
- MIsses out on a TFT screen, bluetooth connectivity and quickshifter.
- Frame, brake and suspension hardware shared with the 390 ADV.
Yesterday we got you some exclusive images of the KTM 250 Adventure. And today, the Austrian brand has launched the ADV offering in our market. The KTM 250 Adventure has been priced at Rs 2,48, 256 (ex-showroom, Delhi), undercutting the KTM 390 Adventure by around Rs 50,000. As you can see in terms of styling and dimensions, the 250 ADV is almost similar to its elder sibling but features gloss paint finish. The main visual distinction between the two KTM ADVs is the fact that the 250 ADV features a halogen headlight, unlike the LED unit as seen on its elder sibling, though it does get LED DRLs.
The 250 ADV also misses out on a TFT screen and makes do with a LCD unit, which still manages to look premium. It doesn’t feature bluetooth connectivity and hence misses out on switch cubes as well and the levers aren’t adjustable. The windshield is an adjustable unit similar to the 390 ADV.
Moving on to the motor, the 249cc single-cylinder and liquid-cooled engine is the same unit as seen on the KTM 250 Duke, producing 30PS and 24Nm of peak torque. The bike features a 6-speed gearbox, but misses out on a quickshifter. Fuel tank capacity is 14.5 litres and KTM claims a range of over 400km on a full tank. The 250 ADV also doesn’t get a traction control system.
The trellis frame, suspension and braking hardware is shared with the KTM 390 Adventure. Suspension travel is 170mm at the front and 177mm at the rear while the ground clearance is 200mm. Seat height is quite high at 855mm, while the 250 ADV is 2kg lighter than its older sibling at 156kg (dry weight). The 250 Adventure sports MRF MoGrip Meteor off-road tyres unlike the Metzeler rubber as seen on the 390 ADV. While the MRF tyres won’t be able to match the grip levels of the Metzelers, they will be significantly cheaper.
The KTM 250 ADV has been positioned between the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the BMW G 310 GS. Unlike the 390 ADV, the 250 ADV is more of a no-frills adventure bike and misses out on the fancy bits, which is great. However, KTM could have priced it better. An introductory price of Rs 2.40 lakh and lower seat height would have been very welcome.