KTM 250 Adventure India Launch Soon
- The 250 Adventure does away with features like a full LED headlight, traction control & Metzeler Tourance tyres.
- It’s powered by the 250 Duke’s 248.8cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine.
- Feature list includes a full-colour TFT display, a charging port and an adjustable windscreen.
Everyone already knows that KTM has plans of launching a smaller 250 Adventure for the Indian market. The bike was earlier unveiled via the brand’s official website and then even spotted testing early August. And everything’s been leading up to its official launch which isn’t far away if we were to go by the recent leaked presentation images floating around on the internet. The leaked images hint at a dealership meet or an internal event. Either way, it’s good news for those who’ve been eagerly waiting for the bike.
Naturally, the smaller 250 Adventure isn’t as feature packed as the KTM 390 Adventure. It does away with features like a full LED headlight, traction control (which may be a good thing) and Metzeler Tourance tyres. Instead, the bike gets a halogen headlamp flanked by LED DRLs, and cheaper MRF Mogrip Meteor-FM2 tyres (100/90-19 front and 130/80-17 rear). What’s common between the 250 and 390 Adventure is the full colour TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, charging port and the adjustable windscreen. There are two colours on offer: orange and black.
Powering the bike is the same 248.8cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that’s seen on the 250 Duke. It makes 29.91PS of power and 24Nm of peak torque and works in conjunction with a 6-speed transmission. We hope KTM uses different gear ratios for the Adventure though as one needs power to be delivered lower down the rev range while off-roading rather than KTM's peaky power band.
Its hardware includes long-travel 43mm USD forks and a monoshock from WP Apex. The longer travel leads to 200mm of ground clearance (53mm more than the Duke). As a result, the seat height measures in at 855mm, which is quite tall. The braking setup is the exact same as the 390 Adventure -- a 320mm disc up front and a 230mm disc at the rear. Switchable dual-channel ABS comes as standard. Fuel tank capacity stands at 14.5 litres.
Expect KTM to launch its most affordable ADV, the 250 Adventure, at around Rs 2.30 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, the KTM 250 Adventure will go up against the Hero XPulse 200 and the Royal Enfield Himalayan.