KTM 250 Adventure: The 5 Most Important Details

KTM’s Adventure motorcycles become even more accessible with the arrival of the 250 Adventure. Here’s what you need to know about this baby ADV

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KTM took centre stage at EICMA yesterday when it launched its most accessible adventure tourer, the 390 Adventure. The most accessible mantle now belongs to the 250 Adventure. We had earlier spotted the 250 Adventure test mule and the production version is quite similar to that. The 250cc ADV might be low in displacement but it is in no way less capable than other larger entry-level ADVs. Here are 5 important things you need to know about the 250 Adventure: 


Shares bodywork and underpinnings with 390 Adventure:

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In true KTM fashion, the 250 Adventure shares its bodywork with the 390 Adventure. It even gets the 390 Adventure’s colour TFT instrument console. The 250 Adventure’s 200mm ground clearance, 855mm seat height, and 14.5-litre fuel tank capacity are similar to the 390 Adventure. Both Adventure motorcycles get the same trellis frame and WP Apex 43mm upside-down forks and monoshock suspension setup with similar 170mm front and 177mm wheel travel. Interestingly, the 250 Adventure gets a larger 320mm front disc brake than the 250 Duke’s 300mm unit. The rear is a similar 230mm disc. Its dual-channel ABS gets Offroad mode, which disengages ABS to the rear wheel and offers less intrusion on the front brake. 


Is more cost-effective:

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The 250 Adventure gets a more cost-effective halogen headlamp setup lifted from the 250 Duke. While suspension setup is similar to the 390 Adventure, the 250 Adventure gets non-adjustable units. Even the wheels are lower-spec MRF Mogrip Meteor-FM2 dual-purpose tyres instead of the 390 Adventure’s Continental TKC tyres. It also misses out on traction control system as seen on the 390 Adventure. 


Shares its powertrain with the 250 Duke: 

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Just like the 390 Adventure, the 250 Adventure continues to be powered by the same motor in the same state of tune as its road-going cousin, the 250 Duke. It makes the same 30PS and 24Nm as the 250 Duke. However, at 156kg dry, it is 7kg heavier than the Duke so expect slightly dull performance. The 250 Adventure currently gets a Euro-4 (BS4) compliant motor. 


India launch is tricky: 

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We know for sure that the 390 Adventure will be unveiled in December this year followed by a launch in January next year. If KTM decides to showcase the 250 Adventure alongside the 390 Adventure in India, it is quite possible that they would also launch the BS4-spec 250 Adventure in January and follow it up with a BS6 variant after the BS6 deadline in April 2020. If not, India would be the first country to get the Euro-5/BS6 250 Duke possibly by mid-2020. 


Will be way more affordable than the 390 Adventure:

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Given the cost-cutting measures, the 250 Adventure is expected to be priced around Rs 2.3 lakh (ex-showroom). That would make it around Rs 30,000 more than the 250 Duke but a whopping Rs 70,000 more affordable than the 390 Adventure, which is expected to cost around Rs 3 lakh. The 250 Adventure will compete with other entry-level adventure motorcycles such as the Hero XPulse 200 and the Royal Enfield Himalayan. 

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