The KTM 250 Adventure has received its first midlife update in India. Like the bigger 390 Adventure, the new KTM 250 Adventure has received new colour options an update for 2022. The quarter-litre adventure tourer from KTM will now be available in two new colour options of Electronic Orange and Factory Racing Blue.

With the arrival of these two new colour options, the previously-available two options of Orange and Black have been discontinued. Apart from these new colour options, there are no other visual and mechanical changes introduced in the 250 Adventure. Even with the new colour options, the KTM 250 Adventure continues to be priced at Rs 2.35 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This price still makes it a more affordable model when compared to its direct rival, the new Benelli TRK 251.

The KTM 250 Adventure was introduced in India in November 2020 as a more affordable and lesser powerful version of the 390 Adventure. Initially, the motorcycle was launched for Rs 2.48 lakh. However, in mid-2021, it received a significant price cut of almost Rs 25,000. Later on, the price was revised again to Rs 2.35 lakh.

KTM 250 Adventure Features

The design of the motorcycle has an exact resemblance with the 390 Adventure, as it shares its lean and upright stance with the latter. However, there are some key differentiators between the two motorcycles. The 250 Adventure misses out on LED headlamp and full-TFT and Bluetooth-compatible instrument console, which are present in the 390 Adventure. Instead, it gets a halogen headlamp with daytime running LEDs and a full-LCD instrument console with orange backlit.  Apart from these, the motorcycle gets a 14-litre fuel tank, backlit switchgear, LED turn indicators, LED tail lamp and handlebar crash guards. The 250 Adventure has a ground clearance of 200mm and a seat height of 855mm.

KTM 250 Adventure Specifications

The KTM 250 Adventure shares its four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 248.8cc engine with the 250 Duke in the exact state of tune. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, this engine pumps out 30 bhp of maximum power and 24 Nm of maximum torque. The 250 Adventure gets a slip and assist clutch and dual-channel ABS, but it misses out on traction control and quick-shifter, which are available in the 390 Adventure.

Apart from the engine, the KTM 250 Adventure shares much of its basic architecture under the skin with the 250 Duke. Sitting on a two-part trellis frame, the 250 Adventure gets WP-sourced 43mm upside-down telescopic forks with 170mm travel at the front and adjustable mono-shock with 177mm travel at the rear. For braking duties, the 250 Adventure is equipped with a 320mm disc at the front and a 230mm disc at the back.

However, the wheels and tyres are different from the 250 Duke – the 250 Adventure gets a 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel, with 100/90-19 front tyre and 130/80-17 rear tyre. Unlike the 390 Adventure, which gets Metzeler tubeless tyres of similar size, the 250 Adventure gets more affordable MRF tubeless tyres.

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