2021 KTM 250 Adventure is powered by a 248.8 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled Fi engine making 30 horsepower and 24 Nm torque, also gets a dedicated off-road mode.
Priced below the 390 Adventure, and closer to the Himalayan and the BMW 310S, the motorcycle has been launched at a sticker price of Rs. 2.48 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), it is based on the highly popular Duke 250. It will compete against Royal Enfield Himalayan, which is priced close to Rs. 1.96 lakh and BMW G310 GS BS6 that costs around Rs. 2.85 lakh.
As for the design, the KTM 250 Adventure is ditto to the 390 Adventure and is built on the lightweight steel trellis chassis. 250 Adventure uses the 248.8 cc single-cylinder four-value liquid-cooled DOHC engine, which generates a maximum power output of 30 horsepower and 24 Nm of peak torque. The powertrain also features EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) technology and is mated to a six-speed transmission.
Assist and slipper clutch is part of the standard package. The KTM 250 Adventure is suspended on WP Apex upside down 41 mm front forks with 170 mm travel and adjustable rear monoshock suspension with 177 mm travel for better off-roading capabilities. It comes equipped with 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels with tubeless tyres, a 320 mm front disc with four-piston radially mounted caliper from Bybre and a 230 mm rear disc brake.
The dual-channel ABS system is sourced from Bosch and an off-road mode is also available. It can be engaged through a button on the dashboard.
The fuel tank capacity stands at 14.5 litres – bigger than the Duke 250 by 1.1 litres. It boasts of tall set aluminium handlebar and footpegs positioned for tarmac as well as off-road riding. Devoid of quick shifter, Bluetooth connectivity and TFT screen, it is fitted with an LCD display. The ground clearance stands at 200 mm and the seat height is at 855 mm. It tips the weighing scale at 156 kilograms and has adjustable windscreen.