While we were eagerly waiting for KTM to take the wraps off the 390 Adventure at EICMA 2019, they have also silently unveiled the Adventure 250. The motorcycle wasn’t showcased in Milan mainly because it is made for developing markets like ours. Though a specific timeline of the launch is not known at the moment, it is very likely to tag alongside the 390 Adventure when it goes on sale in early 2020.
Visually, the Adventure 250 is very much identical to the Adventure 390. It carries forward a lot of design elements from the Adventure 390 (which in turn is inspired by the 790 Adventure). The same cannot be said in terms of the Equipment. The Adventure 250 misses a lot of goodies seen on the Adventure 390 to keep the cost at bay. The bike misses out the Adjustable USD forks and monoshock rear unit from WP. Gone are the Ride-by-Wire and traction control – which are standard equipment on the 390 Adventure. But, what we have is an ABS with a dedicated off-road mode.
The Adventure 250 draws the power from the 248cc, liquid-cooled motor – the same as the one in Duke 250. The engine is paired to a six-speed gearbox and delivers a little over 29 bhp and 24 Nm of torque. Brakes are a straight lift from the 390 adventure. At the front are 320mm disc and a four-piston radial caliper, while the rear wheel gets a 230mm disc with a single-piston caliper.
The Adventure 250 also gets the same 14.5-liter tank from the Adventure 390. The seat height and the ground clearance are also the same figures as the Adventure 390 at 855 mm and 200 mm. The engine on the Adventure 250 is only Euro 4/ BS6 compliant. By bringing this version to India, KTM might be looking to capitalize on selling as many units as possible before the BS6 norms kick in. That’s because there will be a bump in the pricing of the BS6 variant.
We expect the pricing to be around INR 2.5 laks (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
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