KTM is getting ready to launch the much-awaited 250 Adventure in the Indian market. The quarter-litre adventure class motorcycle will compete with the likes of Royal Enfield Himalayan, the BMW G 310 GS, Hero MotoCorp’s Xpulse 200 and to some extent its own sibling the KTM 390 Adventure. Now, according to our sources, the KTM 250 Adventure is likely to be priced around INR 2.90 lakh on the road in Mumbai with RTO registration charges, various taxes and 5 years of insurance. If sources are to be believed the 250 Adventure is likely to be launched around the INR 2.50 lakh mark ex-showroom.
To put things into perspective, the KTM 250 Duke which is the naked streetfighter sibling of the 250 Adventure and is expected to share nearly all the mechanical parts is priced close to 2.09 lakh ex-showroom, Mumbai and goes up to INR 2.50 lakh on the road Mumbai after registration, taxes and insurance. Similarly, the KTM 390 Adventure which is priced at INR 3.04 lakh ex-showroom, goes up to INR 3.60 lakhs on the road after taxes, registration and insurance.
The KTM 250 Adventure will be close to INR 40,000 more expensive than the naked sibling. But the extra cost is justified by features such as an upsized front rim, long-travel WP Apex suspension on both the ends, a tall aerodynamic fairing, adjustable windscreen, redesigned bodywork when compared to the 250 Duke, LCD backlit monochrome display sized similar to the latest generation 390 Duke and 390 Adventure, advanced switchgear and dual-sport tyres.
Underneath, the KTM 250 Adventure is expected to use the same chassis architecture and powertrain but the engine is likely to be tuned for adventure motorcycling characteristics. The 250 Duke is powered by a 249cc single-cylinder, 4-Valve, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC engine that churns out 30 Hp of power and 24 Nm of torque coupled to a 6-speed gearbox with an assist & slipper clutch.
The KTM 250 Adventure was recently spotted at KTM dealerships in the production-ready avatar and featured a halogen headlamp setup with LED daytime running lights, LED turn indicators and tail lamp, MRF dual-sport tyres etc. The motorcycle will also come with dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode that allows rear-wheel ABS deactivation but misses out on hi-tech features such as MTC (lean angle sensitive) disengageable traction control system, Cornering ABS and a bi-directional quickshifter.