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KTM 250 Adventure Review

Written by Parichay Malvankar

KTM launched its latest Adventure class motorcycle in the quarter-litre segment at the price of INR 2.48 lakh ex-showroom, India. The KTM 250 Adventure competes with the likes of the Royal Enfield Himalayan in the adventure touring segment, the Bajaj Dominar 250 in the highway touring segment and to some extent its own elder sibling the KTM 390 Adventure. Here is a detailed review of the KTM 250 Adventure in the video above. 

The KTM 250 Adventure features ADV styling that reverberates with its elder sibling and comes with a high mounted multi-faceted reflector Halogen headlamp with integrated LED daytime running lights, LED turn signal lamps, LED tail lamps, a large monochrome LCD screen, a large adjustable flyscreen that offers wind protection to the rider, a 12V DC charging port for GPS navigation devices and smartphones. 

The KTM 250 Adventure is powered by a BS6 emission-compliant 248.8cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC engine with electronic fuel injection technology and churns out 30 PS of power and 24 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper assist clutch. The KTM 250 Adventure also features large 320mm front disc with a 4-piston hydraulically operated calliper, 230mm rear disc brake with 2-piston hydraulic calliper equipped with switchable dual-channel ABS with supermoto mode similar to its big brother the 390 Adventure but lack in the Cornering ABS department. 

The motorcycle features a tubular split steel trellis frame with a bolt-on sub-frame that rides on 43mm WP Apex inverted hydraulic front forks with a long 177mm of wheel travel and preload-adjustable WP Apex rear monoshock on the rear with 170mm wheel travel. The setup is considered one of the best in the quarter-litre segment. The 250 Adventure is offered with a 200mm high ground clearance and 855 mm of seat height. 

Recently, KTM has also introduced new spoke wire rims in the brand’s powerparts catalogue for the KTM 390 Adventure. Though the brand has not mentioned if the wire-spoke rims will fit the 250 Adventure but because the underpinnings are the same it is speculated that the new set of powerparts will fit the quarter-litre ADV.