Web outlet Overdrive says they are hearing KTM will soon release a 250 Adventure model in India. They go as far as to say that the 250 Adventure could be launched alongside the 390 Adventure in a bid to be a more accessible option from the KTM motorcycle family. And, they claim that the two machines will be launched sometime in December 2019.
Lots of details
Interestingly, their report is not short on details. According to Overdrive, since the machine is to be a budget alternative, it will miss out on some of the bells and whistles that the 390 Adventure has.
The 250 Adventure will get a halogen headlight in lieu of the 390 Adventure’s all LED unit. The 250 Adventure will come equipped with an upside-down non-adjustable front fork and a preload and rebound adjustable rear shock. The smaller Adventure model will not have the 390 Adventure’s ride by wire control but will get switchable dual-channel ABS.
Styling is supposed to be nearly identical to the 390 Adventure. If you look through KTM’s entire product line the similarities between models are substantial. The 250 Adventure’s 855 mm (33.6 inches) seat height is supposed to be the same as that found on the 390 Adventure. Fuel capacity is supposed to be the same as well, coming in at 14.5 liters (about 3.8 gallons). Overdrive even claims a price of between 2 lakh and 2.1 lakh which is about $3,000.
KTM hasn’t said anything about this bike so it’s possible that the KTM 250 Adventure is vaporware. But with so many specifics, could it be true?
It’s worth noting that other outlets are saying that the KTM 250 is a done deal as well. Carandbike has even gone so far as to say:
“However, KTM has also silently unveiled the 250 Adventure and while it wasn’t showcased at EICMA, it is a model that will come to India as the brand’s entry-level ADV offering. In fact, the KTM 250 Adventure was spotted on test a number of times and will be made in India as well, much like the 390 Adventure. Unlike the latter, the 250 ADV will be more bare-bones in terms of equipment and that should make for attractive pricing on the upcoming motorcycle.”
So do you think that KTM will roll out an even smaller KTM Adventure sibling? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
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