KTM 250 Adventure launched; most powerful in class

It’s raining bikes in India and we aren’t complaining one bit. The KTM 250 Adventure has been launched in India now. The KTM 250 Adventure price in India is Rs 2.48 lakh. This said price is Rs 45,000 more than the 250 Duke and Rs 50,000 less than the 390 Adventure. Bookings of the bike have started across all KTM dealerships in India whereas deliveries are being promised in a week’s time. KTM has also confirmed that the EMIs for the bike will start from Rs 5,500, subject to conditions. Black and orange colour schemes are available with the 250 Adventure. To say the bike looks exactly like the 390 ADV wouldn’t be entirely wrong. However there are differences. For example, this bike misses out on the LED DRLs as well as lights. It is likely, given the 250 Duke got it recently, that KTM might update it at a later stage.

KTM 250 Adventure

What else do I get with the KTM 250 Adventure

The same suspension components as the 390 have been added. This means WP Apex 43mm front forks with 170mm travel while the rear one is still WP monoshock but gets 177mm travel with pre-load adjustment. The front is non-adjustable. KTM offers a slipper clutch with the bike but then this one only eases the action and prevents the rear from hopping on aggressive downshifts. The 250cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine makes 30hp of power and 24Nm. A 6-speed gearbox is given here as well.

A 320mm front disc brake and a 230mm rear unit do duties, along with dual-channel ABS. ABS to the rear wheel can be turned off for some sliding fun in the mud. KTM offers 19-inch and 17-inch tyres as well as alloy wheels at the front and back. MRF Meteor tyres are offered.

Overall, there are no direct competitors to the KTM 250 ADV. However, there is the BMW G310GS in the crosshairs with its Rs 2.85 lakh price tag as well as the much more affordable as well as capable Royal Enfield Himalayan (Rs 1.95 lakh), ex-showroom.

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