India Bound KTM 250 Adventure Unveiled
Compared to the 390 Adventure, KTM has opted for a less eventful platform to showcase the smaller adventure tourer
- KTM 250 Adventure is powered by 250 Duke’s 248.8cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine.
- It features long travel suspension, higher ground clearance and comfortable ergonomics.
- It gets a full-colour TFT display, a charging port, an adjustable windscreen, and more!
- The bike will be launched in India towards the end of 2019 or early 2020.
KTM may have pulled out an ace from its secret vault. This comes in the shape of the much-awaited 250 Adventure. Weirdly enough, the Austrain brand decided to keep the bike as a surprise element and only revealed the ADV today via its official website. As expected, its looks similar to the 390 Adventure, which received the full-blown EICMA reveal. However, it does away with some premium components to keep costs in check.
Starting with its list of features. Much like its elder sibling, the 390 Adventure, the baby ADV gets a full colour TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, a charging port placed right under it and an adjustable windscreen. To keep costs in check, the smaller adventure tourer does away with the full LED headlight for a more conventional halogen unit with LED DRLs.
It is powered by the same 248.8cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that’s seen on the 250 Duke. It’s capable of producing 29.91PS of power and 24Nm of peak torque. It works in conjunction with a 6-speed transmission.
The motor nestles within a steel trellis frame suspended off a 43mm inverted front fork and a monoshock from WP Apex. Both get extended travel of 170mm and 177mm respectively compared to the Duke 250, which offers 142mm and 150mm of travel. The rake has also been increased to 63.5° to accomodate a larger front tyre and to make the bike a little lazier to suit its touring character. The 250 Duke, on the other hand, features a sharper 65° rake angle.
Thanks to long travel suspension, the 250 Adventure gets 200mm of ground clearance to play with, that’s 35mm more than the streetfighter. As a result, the seat height has gone up to 855mm as opposed to 830mm on the 250 Duke, which itself is quite tall to begin with. The 250 Adventure borrows its braking setup from its 390 Duke - a 320mm disc up front and a 230mm disc at the rear. Switchable dual-channel ABS comes as standard. That said, since the bike is targeted towards the budget oriented market, it makes do with conventional discs rather than the petal ones on the 390 Adventure. Traction control from the 390 Adventure has been given a miss here.
Its 100/90-19 front and 130/80-17 rear tyres come wrapped in MRF Mogrip Meteor-FM2 tyres. You also get a slightly larger fuel tank (14.5-litre ) for better highway duties. That extra kit though makes the 250 Adventure 10kg heavier than the 250 Duke, which tips the scales at 146kg.
The 250 Adventure will be launched in India towards the end of 2019 or early 2020. We expect the smaller ADV from KTM to be priced around Rs 2.30 lakh. It will be available in two colours: orange and black. Once launched, the KTM 250 Adventure will go up against the Hero XPulse 200 and the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
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