The motorcycle is already on sale in India, and it will now join the 1290 and 790 series in Japan.
KTM 250 Adventure is the latest and the smallest ADV to have joined the entry ADV portfolio in the Austrian’s lineup. Apart from India and some other markets, KTM is also taking it to Japan.
KTM already sells other variants of Adventure in the country which includes 1290, 390, and 790. Once launched, the 250 Adventure will take on Suzuki V-Strom 250, Kawasaki Versys X250, Honda CRF250 Rally, etc there.
While the V-Strom and Versys are dual cylinder vehicles, the CRF250 Rally is a single-cylinder off-road motorcycles. It means that KTM’s 250 Adventure will have an entirely different set of audience to cater to.
The baby ADV runs on a 248.8 cc, single-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC engine that produces peak power of 30 PS at 9000 rpm and 24 Nm torque at 7250 rpm. It comes with a 19-inch front tyre, and a 17-inch rear tyre. It weighs 159 kg when dry and 170 kg with 14.5 liters (full-tank capacity) fuel.
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Talking about the suspension, it gets WP supplied USD forks at the front with 170 mm travel and a mono-shock unit at the rear with preload adjustment and 177 mm travel. The motorcycle also comes equipped with a slipper clutch.
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KTM has priced the motorcycle at 679,000 Japanese Yen, which roughly translates to 4.8 lakhs in INR. It will be available in two color options, including the signature orange color and black.