Upcoming 250 Adventure will provide an affordable option for ADV enthusiasts for whom the 390 ADV is a little too costly…
The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM launched the 390 Adventure in India earlier this year. With this, it became the smallest (and the only) adventure-sports bike from the company in our country. However, like the Duke and the RC lineup, the Adventure portfolio will also be expanded and the second motorcycle to join the lineup would be the 250 Adventure which has just been spotted testing on our roads, one more time, but with minimal camouflage.
Interestingly, we can clearly see that rectangular shaped TFT display and it looks like the quarter liter ADV will share it from its elder sibling. Considering that the 250 Duke is now getting the all-LED headlamp from the 390 series (see spy pics here), the 250 ADV is also expected to transition to the brighter lighting set-up. It was first unveiled with the conventional halogen bulb set-up.
The 250 ADV will come with 250 Duke’s single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, BS6 compliant, 250 cc engine which is good for 30 PS of peak power at 9000 rpm and 24 Nm of max torque at 7,250 rpm. This motor will be equipped with a six-speed gearbox.
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The motorcycle is suspended on USD forks at the front, while a mono-shock unit handles the duties at the rear. It will get a 320 mm disc brake at the front, and a 230 mm rotor at the rear, to take care of the braking part. The 250 cc bike is also expected to get twin-channel off-road ABS, as well.
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Now that the 250 Duke has gone upto Rs 2.09 Lakh, expect the 250 Adventure to be a Rs 2.35-2.50 Lakh motorcycle: Which means that it may undercut its elder sibling comfortably by at least Rs 50,000, or more. The ongoing COVID-19 has disrupted all plans but we expect the baby ADV to be launched sometime ahead of the festive season in India.