The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer unveiled the new KTM 250 Adventure bike in 2019. In India, it will be the smallest brand’s, entry-level adventure offering. The current KTM 250 Adventure looks exactly similar to the 390 ADV that broke cover at the 2019 EICMA motor show in Milan. Both models share chassis and several design bits including belly pan, radiator shroud, fuel tank extensions and tail section. Though, the halogen headlamp distinguishes the 250 ADV from the 390 ADV that has full-LED setup.
In conditions of electronics, the 250 Adventure only gets off-road ABS and seems to get the same TFT display as its elder sibling. Right now, it remains to be seen whether the aid of a quick shifter will carry forward from the 390 ADV.
The KTM 250 Adventure is connected by the similar engine from its street naked sibling, the 250 Duke, which is the 248.8cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine making 30hp and 24Nm of torque. We expect the bike’s gearing to be similar as well.
The Following 5 Facts Every One Should Know About Ktm 250 Adventures
1) Design & Wheels
Visually, the new KTM 250 Adventure appears exactly similar to the 390 ADV that broke cover at the 2019 EICMA motor show in Milan. Both KTM 250 ADV & 390 ADV models share chassis and several pattern bits including belly pan, radiator shroud, fuel tank extensions and tail section. Even so, the halogen headlamp distinguishes the 250 ADV from the 390 ADV that has full-LED setup. The KTM 250 Adventure runs on 100/90-19 front and 130/80-17 rear wheels. Unlike the 390 Adventure that comes fitted with Continental tyres, the 250 Adventure gets MRF Mogrip Meteor FM2 tubeless tyres.
2) Suspension And Braking Mechanism
The Suspension setup of the KTM 250 Adventure is carried over from the 390 ADV. It comes equipped with the 43mm WP Apex front fork (not adjustable) and WP Apex monoshock (preload adjustment) rear unit. The bike gets 320mm single disc up front and a 230mm disc at the rear for performing braking duties. It’s further assisted by dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) along with a dedicated off-road mode. The front and rear suspension of the 250 Adventure comes with 170mm and 177mm of travel. KTM 250 Adventure will be showcase in Auto Expo 2020.
3) Fuel Tank & Seat
The KTM 250 Adventure will be the key for many off-road enthusiasts looking to enter the ADV segment on a budget. The variations though include a different headlamp unit that gets a halogen bulb with LED DRLs and new paint scheme. The bike however does carry over the bigger 14.5-litre fuel tank from the 390 Adventure that promises better touring abilities. The 250 Adventure shares the similar ground clearance as the 390 at 200 mm, while the seat height remains identical too at 855 mm. The bike carries a dry weight of 156kg.
Powering the new KTM 250 Adventure is a 248.8cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine borrowed from the KTM 250 Duke. The motor, paired to a 6-speed gearbox, pushes out a maximum power of 30bhp and a peak torque of 24Nm.
5) Expected Launch & Price
The KTM 250 Adventure is reported to hit Indian roads in mid-2020. Its prices are likely to fall in the vicinity of Rs 2 lakh – Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom).