The KTM 250 Adventure has been launched in the Indian market. KTM has finally launched the 250 Adventure in the Indian market, putting an end to all the rumours and the price-guessing. The motorcycle is priced at Rs 2.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is around Rs 50,000 lesser than the KTM 390 Adventure.
The KTM 250 Adventure has been in the making for a long time now. Rumours of the 250 Adventure first came about more than a year ago. People were quick to point out that the well-known KTM product strategy would be applied here too and they were right.
KTM shares platforms between its products and it was obvious that the 390 Adventure would later spawn the 250 Adventure just like the 390 Duke made way for the 250 Duke. Now, after more than a year of waiting for it, the KTM 250 Adventure has been launched in India. In terms of the design, it is very similar to its elder Adventure sibling.
It gets the same half-fairing, the same fuel tank shape, the same exhaust and even the same rear-end. However, there are a few changes to cut costs. Right up front is a halogen headlamp with LED DRLs instead of the full-LED unit on the 390 Adventure. Colour options include Black and Orange options.
The KTM 250 Adventure is powered by the liquid-cooled, 248.8cc, single-cylinder engine that is also found in the KTM 250 Duke. Putting out 30bhp at 9,000rpm and 24Nm at 7,500rpm, the output figures are also the same. However, we expect the gearing to be different, allowing it to perform its Adventure duties. A 6-speed gearbox drives the rear wheels.
The KTM 250 Adventure misses out on features like the quickshifter, cornering ABS and traction control. However, it does ride on the same MRF Mogrip Meteor tyres as the 390 Adventure. Suspension duties are handled by the same 43mm WP Apex upside-down fork up front and WP Apex monoshock at the rear with preload adjustment.
Though the KTM 250 Adventure doesn’t really have any direct competition, it will go against the Royal Enfield Himalayan thanks to its price tag. The KTM 250 Adventure is expected to sell more than the 390 thanks to its lower price tag. However, we still think the 390 Adventure is more value-for-money as it comes with LED headlamps, a quickshifter, traction control and even cornering ABS.
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