Priced at Rs 2.48 lakh, the 250 Adventure is the new entry-point into the KTM ADV family. Key features include long-travel suspension, slipper clutch, tubeless tyres, and more.
Putting an end to all speculations, KTM has finally introduced the new 250 Adventure. Priced at Rs 2.48 lakh, the quarter-litre ADV is cheaper than the 390 Adventure by roughly Rs 56,000.
As expected, the 250 Adventure is based on the 250 Duke engine and makes close to 30bhp and 24Nm from a 248cc single-cylinder engine. The motor comes paired with a 6-speed transmission, which works in union with a Power Assist Slipper Clutch (PASC). Unlike the larger and more powerful 390 Duke, this baby ADV does miss out on traction control and a quickshifter. It does, however, share a lot of its components with the 390 Adventure. The 250 Adventure gets a 320mm disc brake at the front and a 230mm one at the rear – same as the 390 Adventure. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard. The Bosch-sourced tech can be disengaged in the off-road mode though. The suspension components are identical too – 43mm WP Apex front forks with 170mm of travel and a rear monoshock with 177mm of travel. The 250 Adventure also rides on tubeless tyres fitted around a 19-inch wheel at the front and a 17-inch at the rear. While the 390 Adventure had Metzeler rubber, the 250 Adventure is shod with MRF tyres.
In terms of design and dimensions, the 250 Adventure is identical to its larger sibling. The upright stance, awkward high headlight, 14.5-litre fuel tank, alloy wheel design, and tail section are all identical to the 390. In fact, at 855mm and 200mm, the seat height and ground clearance remain unchanged too. There are a few noticeable changes though. The 250 Adventure misses out on the LED headlights and makes do with a halogen setup. While the 390 Adventure had an LCD screen, the 250 only gets a TFT unit and doesn't offer Bluetooth connectivity.
KTM offers a bunch of official ‘PowerParts’ for the 250 Adventure, including radiator/headlamp protection and crash bungs. Bookings for the KTM 250 Adventure have already commenced.