KTM 250 Adventure Spied, Looks Production-Ready
The KTM 250 Adventure's launch is expected soon as it gets spotted in a production-ready avatar.
The KTM 250 Adventure was spotted recently, and it looks to be production-ready now. KTM’s 250 Adventure will serve as the younger sibling to its bigger offering, the 390 Adventure.
Earlier this year, KTM launched the very promising 390 Adventure, which ended the Royal Enfield Himalayan’s reign in the small-ADV segment of bikes.
Now with the 250 Adventure, it seems that KTM also wants to take charge of the 200-300cc ADV segment. Currently, this segment has only one offering for off-road enthusiasts- the Hero XPulse 200.
The KTM 250 Adventure’s launch was due in June 2020, but once again, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed operations. But fret not, as the 250 Adventure seems production-ready and we expect it to be launched by the end of the festive season.
In appearance, the 250 Adventure looks like a 390 Adventure on a weight-loss diet. It looks skinnier because of the smaller engine, and even the tyre profile seems to be smaller. Further, we expect it to ride on a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel. Still no sign of spokes, though.
In the earlier spottings, the 250 Adventure hosted a halogen front headlamp, but this production-variant might get an all-LED one, same as expected on the updated Duke 250. If not, the headlamp will be the biggest difference between the 390 and the 250 Adventure in appearance.
We expect the 250 Adventure to come equipped with a dual-channel ABS with KTM’s off-road mode, a slipper clutch and a 5-inch TFT display with smartphone connectivity from the 390, while the bi-directional quickshifter and traction control from the bigger sibling might not be present.
On the performance front, the KTM 250 Adventure will get roughly the same engine spec as the BS6 Duke 250 with minimal tuning for off-road duties. The BS6-compliant 248.8cc, single-cylinder, FI engine is likely to churn out 30 PS of power at 9000 RPM and 24 Nm of torque at 7250 RPM along with a 6-speed gearbox.
The 250 Adventure will also get 43 mm upside-down (USD) front forks and an adjustable mono-shock at the rear by WP. For the anchors, the bike gets the same disc sizes as the 390 Adventure (320 mm front, 230 mm rear).
Finally, we expect the KTM 250 Adventure to retail under Rs. 2.50 lakhs (ex-showroom), which might be on the expensive side of things considering even the 500cc RE Himalayan will cost much less than this. But if KTM cuts costs somehow, the 250 Adventure will be an instant hit, just like its elder sibling.
Source – 91wheels.com