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Dakar style KTM 250 / 390 Adventure spotted testing, still with alloy wheels

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Recently, KTM introduced the 2022 KTM 390 Adventure and KTM 250 Adventure in the international market. Now the 390 Adventure and 250 Adventure could come with a Rally upgrade. KTM is now testing the new 390 Adventure and 250 Adventure in the Indian market. Furthermore, spy shots reveal that the motorcycles will feature a Dakar enduro inspired front fascia and equipment.

Dakar Style KTM 250/390 Adventure – Spyshots

According to the spy shots, the KTM 390 Adventure and the KTM 250 Adventure will come with a raised front fascia. The upright fascia is reminiscent of the Dakar racers and features a transparent cowling. The cowling also doubles up as a visor that deflects wind and protects the rider. Behind the windscreen is likely to be KTM’s full-colour LCD display for the 390 Adventure and a monochrome display for the 250 Adventure. The raised display is in a place where, conventionally, Dakar bikes have the roadbook for directions.

Dakar Style KTM 250/390 Adventure – Mechanical Changes

The changes on the new KTM Adventure bike is not a mere cosmetic change. The brand is also likely to employ a higher handlebar that will allow easy stand-up riding. The ergonomics is likely to focus more on off-road adventures rather than long-distance touring. However, the addition of alloy wheels on the motorcycle leads us to believe that the brand is likely to offer a combination of both. Other components such as the fuel tank, seats and footrests are likely to remain the same.

Dakar Style KTM 250/390 Adventure – Engine Specifications

KTM is also likely to use the same BS6/Euro5 compliant liquid-cooled 373cc single-cylinder DOHC engine. The engine produces 43 Hp of power and 37 Nm of torque. The 250 Adventure comes with a liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-valve engine producing 29.5 Hp of power and 22 Nm of torque. Both engines come with a 6-speed gearbox.

The brand is soon likely to reveal the name of the new adventure spec motorcycle. More details on the same are likely to be available in the near future.

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