Here’s A Closer Look At The Baby KTM ADV

A closer look at the smallest adventure bike from KTM for the Indian market

After months of delay and anticipation, KTM finally launched the baby Adventure last month at Rs 2.48 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This makes it a pricey proposition, considering the Rs 50,000 hike it demands over the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

250 Adventure side

The KTM 250 Adventure is very similar to the 390 Adventure with both bikes sharing several elements. The baby Adventure, though, has some unique features, distinguishing it from its bigger sibling.

The most obvious change is the halogen headlamp. While the 390 gets an LED headlamp, the 250 does with a halogen unit, seen on the 250 Duke until 2020.

The 250 Adventure gets a smaller windshield compared to the 390 Adventure. However, it is likely to be swappable with the one on the 390 to make highway riding a tad easier.

The KTM 250 Adventure features a new white back-lit LCD, instead of the TFT unit seen on the 390. The bike also misses out on features such as smartphone connectivity.

Just like on the 390 Adventure, the 250 Adventure too gets a 12V charging socket under the instrument console to charge your phone on-the-go.

While the 390 Adventure gets a span-adjustable front brake lever, the 250 comes with a non-adjustable unit to keep prices in check.

With a simpler instrument console, the bike skips the switch cube seen on the 390 Adventure and gets the simpler switchgear seen on the 250 Duke.

In typical KTM fashion, the engine on the 250 Adventure is a straight lift from the 250 Duke. The 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine produces 30PS at 9,000rpm and 24Nm at 7,500rpm, the same as the naked sibling.

Since the bike shares most of its components with the 390 Adventure, it is now a whole 8kg heavier than the 250 Duke, tipping the scales at 177kg.

The 250 Adventure gets a tank capacity of 14.5 litres, a litre more than the 250 Duke. During our test, the bike managed a mileage of 38.12kmpl in the city and 35.63kmpl on the highway.

The 43mm WP Apex fork and WP monoshock are similar to what we have seen on the 390 Adventure and offer the same 177mm travel at the front and 170mm travel at the rear. However, KTM claims to have tuned the suspension to be on the softer side.

The 250 Adventure runs the same 19/17-inch wheel setup seen on the 390 Adventure. Both the bikes now run on the same MRF Meteor tyres.

The 300mm/230mm brake setup is the same as the 250 Duke. Of course, as every adventure motorcycle should, the 250 Adventure gets switchable ABS.

To know how the 250 Adventure fares in the real world, read our road test review here.


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