KTM will soon be launching the 250 Adventure in India next week and KTM dealerships have already started taking unofficial bookings. the token amount ranging from Rs 1,000-5,000, and is refundable.
KTM is all set to launch a brand new motorcycle in India and this time, its an adventure motorcycle. The KTM 250 Adventure has long been awaited ever since it was unveiled for the Indonesian market back in November 2019. KTM will be launching the 250 Adventure in India as soon as next week and KTM dealerships have already started accepting unofficial bookings for the motorcycle. The token amount ranges between Rs 1,000-5,000, and is refundable.
Underpinnings from the 390 Adventure minus a few features and a motor from the Duke 250 – that’s what makes KTM’s entry-level adventure bike in India. It is particularly more important for KTM to get the 250 Adventure right for India as the 390 Adventure didn’t quite make a mark as was expected. That’s surprising, because the 390 Duke is a hugely popular motorcycle but its ADV cousin couldn’t quite make it because of its high price tag of Rs 3.04 lakh (ex-showroom). Its the most expensive made-in-India KTM motorcycle and about Rs 40,000 more expensive than the Duke 390.
Keeping the margins similar, we expect the 250 Adventure to be priced around Rs 2.40 lakh, making it much more accessible to the buyers. The 250 Adventure will actually have a lot in common with the 390 Adventure – similar instrument cluster with the TFT screen, frame, wheels, braking hardware, and also the switchable dual-channel ABS. Additionally, the 250 Adventure will even feature adjustable USD fork at the front which the India-spec 390 Adventure misses out on. Another point of difference will be tires, where the 250 Adventure will run on MRF Mogrip Meteor-FM2 dual-purpose tyres while the 390 Adventure runs on Metzeler Tourance tires.
In terms of styling, the 250 Adventure looks largely similar to its elder cousin. But while KTM recently updated the Duke 250 with full-LED headlamps from the Duke 390, the 250 Adventure will come with halogen headlights with LED DRLs, just like the older Duke 250. The motorcycle will be available in two color options – orange and black. The 250 Adventure also misses out on features like cornering-ABS and ride-by-wire throttle that’s offered on the 390 Adventure. However, the long-travel USD forks from the 390 Adventure will be offered on the 250, although they remain non-adjustable, and the rear gets a monoshock set-up.
At its heart, the 250 Adventure will be powered by the same 250cc single-cylinder engine that powers the Duke 250. In BS6 guise, this motor produces 30PS of power and 24Nm of torque. It will also come mated to the same 6-speed gearbox but we are unsure if KTM will be altering the gear ratios for the Adventure model. With the 250 Adventure, it will be forth motorcycle using the 250cc engine, the others being the Duke 250 and the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250. Deliveries for the KTM 250 Adventure will commence by the end of this month, just in time for the festive season.