August 16, 2022

KTM India has finally launched the 250 adventure in the Indian market. The KTM 250 Adventure is priced at Rs 2.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), making it Rs 56,000 cheaper than the larger 390 Adventure. 250 Adventure was shown separately for South East Asia in November 2019, and at the same time 390 Adventure wooed everyone at EICMA. Both bikes share the same trellis frame and design language from the rally. Bookings for the bike were open at the dealership from last month, while deliveries will start in a few days from now.

Both the KTM 250 and 390 Adventure range share the same parts, while the 250 Adventure offers halogen headlamps with LED DRLs. The bike comes with a 14.5 liter fuel tank and promises a range of 400 km. It also has a LCD screen as well as selectable off-road ABS. Apart from this, the bike also has GPS bracket, radiator protection grille, crash bang, headlamp protection and handlebar pads. Compared to the 390, the 250 does not offer ride-by-wire and full-LED headlamps.

The KTM 250 Adventure is powered by a 248 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 29.5 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and comes with an assist and slipper clutch. For suspension, there are 43 mm USD forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. The bike comes with 19 inch front and 17 inch rear MRF tires. The bike gets 320 mm discs at the front and 230 mm discs at the rear. The seat height is 855 mm, while the weight is 177 kg. The new KTM 250 adventure will compete with several models in India such as Royal Enfield Himalayan, BMW G 310 GS and Hero XPulse 200.