In November 2019, the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer unveiled the new KTM 250 Adventure bike. In India, it will be the brand’s smallest, entry-level adventure offering. Here’s everything to know about the all-new KTM 250 Adventure motorcycle.
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 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.
The entry-level adventure bike also gets a new paint scheme. 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. It has a fuel tank capacity of 14.5L. Its ground clearance and seat height measure 200mm and 855mm respectively. The bike carries a dry weight of 156kg.
Suspension and Braking Mechanism
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 upfront 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.
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. Read – KTM To Launch 4-5 New Bikes In India Over 12 Months
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). If launched at this price point, it will put up against the Royal Enfield Himalayan.