The KTM 250 Adventure has been officially launched. The KTM 250 Adventure in Nepal is expected to be launched by the end of this year or begining of next year. We broke the news that KTM was working on a more affordable version of the 390 Adventure in August 2019, and now the bike is finally here. KTM’s 250 Adventure doesn’t have a direct rival, but it sits closer to the Royal Enfield Himalayan than its larger sibling. Another motorcycle that’s not too far when it comes to power and torque figures is the newly-launched BMW G 310 GS. For more information about auto news in Nepal, stay tune with us.
Starting with the equipment, the 250 Adventure has off-road ABS like its big brother 390 adventure and also a new LCD instrument display. However, it loses the 390's quick shift, cornering ABS, and traction control system. Another big difference is the use of a halogen headlight with LED DRL lights, rather than the full LED setup. The 250 Adventure comes equipped with MRF Mogrip Meteor tires. While the 390 Adventure is available in white and orange color schemes, the 250 Adventure can be had in black and orange.
Like the 390 Adventure, the 250 Adventure runs on the same engine as its naked brother on the street: the 250 Duke. Both share the 248.8 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that generates 30 hp at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. We expect the gear to be similar to its naked brother too, as is the 390 Adventure. While these high-revving engines were not originally designed for use in these Adventure models, they still have class-leading numbers.
The steel trellis frame, subframe and alloy wheels are the same as the 390, as is the 63.5-degree steering angle. KTM also uses identical 100 / 90-19 front and 130 / 80-17 rear wheel sizes. Like the 390 Adventure, the 250's 43mm WP Apex fork is non-adjustable, and at the rear the WP Apex monoshock only adjusts to preload. Suspension travel (170mm front / 177mm rear) and 200mm ground clearance are also identical to the 390.