KTM 250 Adventure launched at Rs 2.48 lakh: Baby Adventure is here!

KTM has launched the 250 Adventure in India, all be it with a higher than expected price tag and without the LED headlight, TFT screen and bi-directional quick-shifter like 390 ADV, but is it still worth the price??

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 KTM 250 Adventure
KTM 250 Adventure: Based on the chassis from the 390 Adventure the KTM 250 promises to be more friendly and easy to ride.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • KTM 250 Adventure is priced at Rs 2.48 lakh ex-showroom.?
  • Will make 30hp and 24Nm of torque, no changes to gearing.
  • KTM 250 Adventure will share its chassis with the 390 Adventure.?

Less than a day after unveiling, the bike, KTM has rushed through to launch their latest offering in the adventure segment the KTM 250 Adventure with an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.48 lakh. The steep price tag putting a damper on enthusiasts who were hoping for KTM to price the 250 Adventure aggressively. Considering even this introductory price, the KTM is almost half a lakh more expensive than the Royal Enfield Himalayan and just Rs 35,000 less than the BMW G 310 GS. Considering the BMW and the Royal Enfield both have the KTM on displacement, it may be a pain point for those choosing between the two.

KTM 250 Adventure: With the same tyres and WP Apex Suspension as on the 390, the 250 is likely to be just as capable off-road, but with no changes to the 177kg kerb weight, its not likely to be more manageable.

For those of you, have not been following the updates on Auto Today, the KTM 250 Adventure is basically a KTM 250cc motor paired with the 390 Adventure’s tried and tested chassis. This means that you get about 30bhp and 24Nm of torque and, like the 390 Adventure, no changes to the gearing or ratios. The WP Apex suspension setup is one major plus point, giving the Adventure its signature tractability be it on the road or off-road. The wheels too remain the same with 19-inch wheels up front paired with 17s at the back, with MRF MoGrip Meteor FM2 tyres. Braking forces continue from the 390s Bybre units. On the miss list, are LED headlights, the TFT screen and the bi-directional quick-shifter, which makes it a little harder to justify the price of KTMs smallest adventure. Incidentally, the KTM 250 Adventure has not made any weights gains on its larger displacement sibling carrying forward the same 177kg kerb weight, and that's paired with the same 855mm saddle from the 390.

KTM 250 Adventure: All put together the KTM 250 does miss out on all out for the asking price but it still likely to be one of the strongest competitors in the segment.

Despite all of the above, there is a feeling that the KTM 250 Adventure will be a lot better to ride than the numbers suggest, and we are keen to swing a leg over one soon. Watch this space for our first ride review of KTMs smallest adventure motorcycle.

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