KTM 250 Adventure To Be Showcased Tomorrow At EICMA 2019
The 250 Adventure will share stage with the larger 390 Adventure at KTM’s pavilion at the EICMA motorcycle show
- The 250 Adventure is expected to go on sale in January.
- It’s likely to feature a BS6 variant of the 250 Duke’s engine.
- It shares the bodywork and colour TFT display with the 390 Adventure.
- However, the 250 Adventure misses out on the all-LED headlamp setup.
- Other differentiators include a non-adjustable front fork and lower spec dual-purpose tyres.
KTM is set to showcase two entry-level adventure tourers - the 250 Adventure and the 390 Adventure - at the EICMA motorcycle show tomorrow. BikeDekho were the first ones to spy the 250 Adventure being tested on our shores, and were also the first to report that we’d be getting both bikes in India soon.
But what can we expect at tomorrow’s showcase? For starters, the 250 Adventure will share its bodywork with the 390 Adventure, albeit for different body graphics and the LED headlamp setup which will be exclusive to its bigger sibling. Instead, the 250 Adventure will get a halogen bulb with LED DRLs like its naked sibling, the 250 Duke. Meanwhile, it will be available in two colours - white and orange - and get a colour TFT display like the one seen on the 390 Duke. In terms of size, the 250 Adventure and the 390 Adventure look similar.
Even the underpinnings like the frame and long-travel suspension appear similar to the 390 Adventure. However, unlike the 390 Adventure’s adjustable front fork, the 250 gets a non-adjustable unit to save costs. While the 390 Adventure is expected to get Metzeler Tourance tyres, the 250 Adventure might get lower spec dual-purpose 19-inch front and 17-inch rear tyres, again in the interest of keeping the price low.
The 250 Adventure is likely to be powered by a Euro 5/BS6-compliant version of the 250 Duke’s engine as the test mule featured a larger catalytic convertor and a new, larger exhaust end can. Given the new emission regulations, we can expect a slightly different power output compared to the 250 Duke (29.91PS and 24Nm). The 250 Adventure could get a larger rear sprocket for better low-speed rideability though.
The 250 Adventure is expected to be unveiled in India alongside the 390 Adventure by the end of 2019, possibly at India Bike Week, and launched by January next year. While the larger 390 Adventure is expected to be priced between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 3.2 lakh, the 250 Adventure could cost around Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 2.7 lakh. Stay tuned for more info.