The new low-seat V variant of the KTM 250 Adventure bike has been launched in the Indian market. Interestingly, it is priced the same as the standard model, which is Rs 2.47 lakh (ex-showroom). A similar treatment was meted out to the KTM 390 Adventure motorcycle when the bike maker launched the low-seat V trim of the 390 Adventure almost a month ago at Rs 3.38 lakh (ex-showroom). Coming to the KTM 250 Adventure now, the most affordable bike in the company's Indian line-up comes with a seat height of 855mm. And now, its new V variant is available with a relatively lower seat height of 834mm, making it easier for short riders to manage. This means that the riding ergonomics of the 250 Adventure V is more relaxed and better than the standard version.
In addition, the KTM 250 Adventure V also receives an upgrade in the form of a revised suspension setup. Other than these changes, the KTM 250 Adventure V remains unaltered.
KTM 250 Adventure V Variant: Engine, Braking
In terms of mechanicals, the 250 Adventure V continues to draw power from the same 248.76cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that conforms to OBD2 standards. The engine churns out 29.6bhp of maximum power at 9,000rpm and 24Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm. On offer is a 6-speed gearbox, for handling transmission duties.
In terms of braking, the V variant features a 320mm single disc with a radially-mounted calliper at the front and a 230mm single rotor with a floating calliper at the rear, accompanied by off-road ABS.
KTM 250 Adventure V Variant: Features
In terms of styling, the KTM 250 Adventure V sports a single-pod headlamp, LED daytime running lights, a short windscreen, a side-slung exhaust, a split-style seat (834mm in height), and an LED taillamp. Other notable features include a digital instrument cluster and alloy wheels.
KTM 250 Adventure V Variant: Market Competition
In the domestic market, the new KTM 250 Adventure V is priced at Rs 2.47 lakh (ex-showroom), similar to that of the regular version. In terms of rivalry, the V variant takes on the likes of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 411 and the BMW G 310 GS (if we consider their mechanical specifications).