While we are waiting for the updated KTM 390 Adventure and the next-generation KTM RC390, the Austrian motorcycle maker has teased us with the updated 250 Adventure.
KTM has launched the updated 250 Adventure in India. The quarter-litre adventure motorcycle has been priced at Rs 2.35 lakh (ex-showroom). Interestingly, the price of the predecessor model was the same which basically means that the current updates have come for no extra cost.
The KTM 250 Adventure still undercuts the price of the Benelli TRK 251 by a substantial margin. However, despite the recent price increase, the Royal Enfield Himalayan still manage to undercut both the aforementioned ADVs substantially.
Speaking of the 2022 250 Adventure, it does not sport any mechanical changes, in fact, the updates are only skin deep. The 2022 KTM 250 Adventure gets two new colour options. The new paint schemes are KTM Electronic Orange and KTM Factory Racing Blue.
Other than these two colour options, the motorcycle is the same as the pre-update model. The chassis components and other cycle parts are the same as before. The wheel sizes – 19-inch front and 17-inch rear – have been carried forward as it is.
The engine is the same 250cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled unit which churns out 29.6bhp and 24Nm, the same as before. The gearbox is the same six-speed unit as before.
KTM has not updated the 250 Adventure with an advanced electronic suit, especially, when we have seen more affordable motorcycles featuring a basic traction control system.
The next launch from KTM India is likely to be the new-gen RC390, or the brand could also introduce the updated 390 Adventure which is on sale overseas.