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2020 KTM 250 Adventure launched in India at INR 2.48 lakh, EMI starts at INR 5,500

Written by Parichay Malvankar

KTM has finally launched the 250 Adventure motorcycle in India making their adventure touring range more affordable and accessible. As the name suggests, the KTM 250 Adventure is an affordable sibling to the 390 Adventure and has been priced at INR 2,48,256 (Ex-showroom Delhi). This makes the KTM 250 Adventure cheaper than the 390 Adventure by roughly INR 50,000. And compared to the KTM 250 Duke, the adventure sibling demands a premium of roughly INR 40,000. Bookings for the new KTM 250 Adventure open today and deliveries will begin soon as the bikes have already started reaching dealerships.

Powering the KTM 250 Adventure is a 248.8cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine producing 30 HP of peak power and 24 Nm of peak torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox coupled to a slipper assist clutch. Available obviously with fuel-injection and in BS6 avatar, the KTM 250 Adventure claims a mileage of 3.1L / 100 km. KTM claims that one can ride the new 250 Adventure for more than 400 km non-stop on a full tank of fuel. The KTM 250 Adventure has a 14.5L fuel tank capacity, 320mm front disc brake, 230mm rear disc brake, 156 kg dry weight, 43mm WP Apex front suspension, 200mm of ground clearance, WP Apex rear monoshock, 855mm seat height, 170mm of front suspension travel and 177mm of rear suspension travel.

To keep costs in check, the KTM 250 Adventure drops a few features seen on the 390 Adventure, so you do not get the up/down quickshifter, no traction control, no lean angle sensitive cornering ABS. What you get is a dual-channel ABS setup with off-road mode to switch the ABS off from the rear wheel. The 250 Adventure rides on 19″ front and 17″ rear alloy wheels show with MRF Mogrip Meteor tyres, which are also a cheaper alternative on the Metzeler Tourance seen on the elder sibling. The KTM 250 Adventure comes with a new digital LCD dashboard and LED DRLs but no LED headlamp. There will also be a charging point under the speedometer unit as seen on the 390 Adventure.

KTM will offer powerparts accessories such as GPS mount, radiator grill for protection, crash protectors, headlamp covers, handlebar pads and more for owners to customize their bike as per their taste and requirement.