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    KTM 250 Adventure Launch Price Rs 2.48 L – EMI Starting From Rs 5.5k

    KTM 250 Duke vs Adventure – The Bucket List
    The new KTM 250 Adventure will get a digital LCD instrument panel with all essential readouts

    KTM India has launched new 250 Adventure motorcycle in India. It is the company’s latest entry level offering in the ADV lineup. Bookings have officially opened today. Initial examples have moved into company dealerships. Price starts from Rs 2,48,256, ex-sh, Delhi. EMI scheme is also on offer, starting from Rs 5,500.
    At this price point, the new KTM 250 Adventure is cheaper than the 390 ADV by about Rs 57k while it is more expensive than the Duke 250 by approx Rs 40k. It is also only slightly cheaper (by Rs 8k), than the more powerful KTM RC 390. All prices are ex-sh.
    The new KTM 250 Adventure is powered by a 248.8 cc engine that also powers the 250 Duke. This single cylinder, liquid cooled engine offers 29.6 hp power at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox.
    In terms of design, the KTM 250 Adventure entry-level adventure-tourer images have surfaced online giving us an ideal of some changes in terms of design elements. It will receive halogen lamps with LED DRLs and will sit on 19 inch front and 17 inch rear wheels fitted with MRF Mogrip Meteor FM2 tubeless tyres. Below is a detailed ride and first impression review of KTM D250 Adventure by The Bucket List.
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    For better touring and off roading facilities, the 250 Adventure receives 858mm seat height. It will also receive sculpted 14.5 liter fuel tank, knobby tyres, high set handlebars and short tail with an upswept exhaust. Dry wt is at 156 kgs.
    LCD instrument cluster and not TFT display
    Based on the KTM 390 Adventure, the new 250 Adventure will borrow several design elements from its elder sibling, but will miss out on a full colour TFT display. It will instead receive an LCD instrument cluster which looks like a completely new unit.
    This new black and white cluster will miss out on smartphone/Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation but will offer information on gear lever position, clock, tachometer, odometer, trip meter and warning texts.
    Suspension is via 43mm WP forks in the front and monoshock set up at the rear. Braking will be handled by 320mm disc brake in the front and 230mm disc brake at the rear. It will not receive traction control system and ride-by-wire system and its only riding aid will be via switchable ABS with off-road mode. It will compete with the Hero Xpulse 200 and BMW G 310 GS in this segment.
    Add more to your Adventure – A wide array of KTM PowerParts has been specifically designed to further enhance the aesthetics and performance of the KTM 250 Adventure. The list of KTM PowerParts for the KTM 250 Adventure includes GPS brackets, radiator protection grill, crash bungs, headlamp protection and handlebar pads. More

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    KTM Sales, Exports Oct 2020 – Duke, RC 125, 200, 250, 390 ADV

    KTM Lullanagar
    KTM domestic sales increase 4.55 percent in Oct 19, exports 53.33 percent

    Automotive sales are on the rise. Markets are slowly but surely coming out of the ill effects of the pandemic situation while the economy is also showing more promise.
    KTM India has reported an increase in terms of domestic sales and exports for the month of October 2020. There was an increase in YoY sales while MoM domestic sales have declined.
    KTM YoY Domestic Sales and Exports
    KTM has noted a 4.55 percent growth in terms of domestic sales in Oct 20 with a total of 6,757 units sold in the month over 6,463 units sold in Oct 19. Of the company lineup, it was the KTM 200 that was most in demand with 2,695 units sold in the past month.
    The KTM 125 of which 2,312 units were sold, also added good numbers to total sales. Both these models commanded a 39.88 percent and 34.22 percent market share respectively.
    KTM Domestic Sales Oct 2020
    Sales growth was also noted for the KTM 390 and KTM 250 with 1,038 units and 712 units sold respectively in the past month. Exports, which increased 53.33 percent, saw the KTM 390 and 200 most in demand in global markets while the KTM 125 noted a de-growth. Total exports in the Oct 20 stood at 3,568 units, up from 2,327 units sold in Oct 19.
    KTM MoM Domestic sales show de-growth
    There was a dip in KTM MoM domestic sales by 8.40 percent to 6,757 units as compared to 7,377 units sold in Sept 20. The KTM 125 was the only model to note an increase in sales by 4.29 percent while the 200, 390 and 250 experienced de-growth. MoM exports however grew 24.93 percent to 3,568 units, up from 2,856 units sold in Sep 20.
    KTM Exports Oct 2020
    The company now gears up for the launch of the KTM 250 Adventure as it starts arriving at dealerships and unofficial bookings have also opened. To ensure pricing at more affordable levels as compared to that seen on the 390 Adv, the company has brought in a monochrome LCD unit instead of a colour TFT display while the 250 Adv will also not receive traction control, riding modes, cornering ABS and navigation.
    The upcoming 250 Adv will be positioned on the KTM 390 Adventure frame and will be powered by the same engine that powers the 250 Duke. This 250cc, liquid cooled engine will offer 30 hp power and 24 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox. It will receive dual channel ABS and suspension via USD fork in the front and monoshock at the rear. There are no indications on pricing as on date but considering the KTM 250 Duke is priced at Rs.2.09 lakhs, the 250 Adventure could carry a price tag of around Rs.2.35 lakhs. Ex-sh. More

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    KTM 250 Adventure Engine Specs Leak – Compared vs ADV 390

    Image – Rawat k
    The entry-level ADV from KTM shares its powertrains with its naked sibling whereas borrows its underpinnings from 390 Adventure

    KTM is all set to launch its entry-level adventure motorcycle in India. The 250 Adventure had been in the Austrian bikemaker’s pipeline for a long time now and after numerous delays due to Covid-19 induced lockdown, it seems the bike will finally get to see daylight soon.
    A few days ago we reported that KTM dealers across the country have unofficially started accepting bookings for the entry-level ADV for a token amount of Rs 1000-5000. This was followed by images of the bike being spotted in some of the showrooms which indicated that its imminent launch might be around corners.
    Powertrain, Transmission Details
    Now, KTM 250 Adventure official specs have been leaked, thus revealing all its details. New 250 Adventure makes use of a 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, the same which powers its naked sibling- 250 Duke. This unit is good enough to generate 30 bhp at 9000rpm and 24 Nm of peak torque at 7500rpm. It will be mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch which ensures smooth shifts.
    Coming to its styling, most of its design attributes have been inspired by its elder sibling- 390 Adventure. However, one noticeable difference from its elder sibling is the use of a single-piece headlamp with a halogen unit instead of a dual-piece LED headlight offered in the larger KTM ADV. This is done to keep the cost in check. Inspiration from 250 Adventure is clearly evident in its knobby tyres, sculpted fuel tank, upswept exhaust and shot tail fender.
    KTM 250 ADV vs 390 Adventure. Had tip to folks at TorqueTV for sharing the specs sheet
    To ensure a comfortable riding position and optimal handling it comes with a tapered aluminium handlebar. It is available in two liveries- one which is dominated by orange, the brand’s quintessential colour while the other has black as its primary colour with orange decals.
    Some of the features form the larger ADV trickles down to smaller ADV like off-road ABS and 5-inch TFT screen but misses out on features such as Bluetooth connectivity, ride-by-wire, ride modes, traction control and more. Instrument cluster is expected to read out important information from the speedometer, odometer, ABS status and fuel gauge.
    KTM 250 ADV vs 390 Adventure
    Speaking of its dynamics, it shares its underpinnings with 390 Adventure based on a steel trellis frame. Suspension duties rest on WP Apex 43 mm USD at front and mono-shock at rear with a travel of 170mm and 177 mm respectively. Anchoring duties are carried out by disc brakes at both ends with a 320mm dia and 230mm dia rotor at front and rear respectively. It has a dry weight of 156 kg.
    Estimated Price
    KTM 250 Adventure is expected to be slotted higher than 250 Duke in the brand’s portfolio and is expected to be priced Rs 30,000-35,000 dearer than its naked sibling. Hence one can expect the new 250 Duke to be priced around Rs 2.30 lakh (ex-showroom) and will rival the likes of Hero Xpulse 200 and Royal Enfield Himalayan. More

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    KTM 250 Adventure Test Ride Display Bike At Dealer Showroom – First Look, Exhaust Sound

    KTM 250 Adventure. Image – Throttle 36
    Launch of the new KTM 250 Adventure is to take place in the coming days

    Catering largely to a niche target audience, most KTM products launched in the country have turned out to be successful. The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer will soon be expanding its product portfolio with KTM 250 Adventure, which is expected to be launched in the coming days.
    New 250 Adventure will be positioned above KTM 250 Duke in the company’s line-up. It has officially started to arrive at company’s authorized showrooms in major cities across India. Test ride of KTM 250 Adventure to start soon. Hat tip to automotive enthusiast guru_prasad53 for sharing the update.
    KTM 250 Adventure Arrives In Showroom
    KTM 250 Adventure design and features
    KTM 250 Adventure will share much of its design and styling with its bigger sibling, KTM 390 Adventure. Inspired by rally bikes, KTM 250 Adventure will come with an aggressive look and feel. Its dominating character is evident in its sleek headlamp, sculpted fuel tank, knobby tyres, short tail and upswept exhaust.
    The motorcycle is equipped with tapered aluminium handlebar, which ensures optimal control and a comfortable riding stance. Below is a detailed first look walkaround video of the new KTM 250 Adventure, credit to Throttle 36.
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    As shown in the video, the motorcycle will have a black and white digital display instrument console with Bluetooth. However, it will be missing on features such as traction control system, off-road ABS, riding modes, and ride-by-wire technology. Another key difference is that 250 Adventure will come with halogen headlamp. The one on 390 Adventure is an LED unit.

    KTM 250 Adventure engine
    Powering KTM 250 Adventure will be the same engine as currently in use with 250 Duke. The 249 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine is capable of generating 29.6 bhp of max power at 9000 rpm and 24 Nm of max torque at 7500 rpm. This is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine will be in the same state of tune as that of 250 Duke.
    KTM 250 Adventure
    250 Adventure will be utilizing steel-trellis frame, just like its bigger sibling. Suspension system comprises 43mm WP Apex forks with 170 mm of travel at the front and WP Apex mono-shock suspension system with pre-load adjustability at the rear. The motorcycle will utilize MRF Mogrip Meteor FM2 tubeless tyres, as compared to Continental tyres used on 390 Adventure. Braking duties on-board 250 Adventure will be performed by 320 mm front and 230 mm rear discs, integrated with dual-channel ABS.
    Adventure motorcycles are gaining popularity in the country, something that will work as an advantageous factor for KTM 250 Adventure. While 390 Adventure has emerged as a popular choice in the country, its over Rs 3 lakh pricing has had a limiting effect on sale volumes.

    250 Adventure is expected to produce higher sales, as it will be priced at around Rs 2.4 lakh. This will make the motorcycle accessible to a larger customer base. It would be a great choice for customers who may want to experience the thrill of adventure biking. KTM 250 Adventure can effortlessly tackle both city streets as well as mild to moderate off-road tracks.
    KTM 250 Adventure will compete with the likes of BMW G 310 GS BS6 and Hero Xpulse 200. As may be recalled, BMW G 310 GS BS6 was recently launched at Rs 2.85 lakh. It is now cheaper than KTM 390 Adventure. More

  • KTM Sales, Exports Break Up Sep 2020 – Duke, RC 125, 200, 250, 390

    KTM sales for September 2020 stood at 7,377 units while exports were at 2,856 units
    New KTM RC 390

    KTM India has noted a steady increase in domestic sales in September 2020. Rising buyer sentiments in view of the upcoming festive season, the need for personal means of travel and the opening up of the economy, all had a role to play in drawing more buyers into company showrooms.
    KTM 200 and 125 tops in domestic market
    Taking into account domestic sales, there was a 27.98 percent increase in Sept 20 to 7,377 units over sales of 5,764 units in Sept 19. Each of the models in the company lineup had a role to play in bringing about positive sales with the KTM 200 and 125 making the most contribution while their share stood at 38.53 percent and 30.05 percent respectively.
    KTM India Domestic Sales Sep 2020 vs Sep 2019 vs Aug 2020
    When considering MoM increase, sales surged 3.67 percent from 7,116 units sold in Aug 20 with the KTM 200 noting a marginal dip in sales from 2,992 units sold in August 20 to 2,842 units sold in the past month. The KTM 390 saw a notable MoM increase from 785 units sold in August 20 to 1,192 units sold in the past month.
    KTM Exports up 29.23 percent
    KTM has also noted positive export figures in September 2020. Total exports stood at 2,856 units, up 29.23 percent as against 2,210 units exported in Sept 19. It was the KTM 200 and 390 that registered higher exports, while KTM 125 did not register a single unit for export. Export share in the past month stood at 46.92 percent for the KTM 200 while the KTM 390 commanded a 33.82 percent share.
    KTM India Exports Sep 2020 vs Sep 2019 vs Aug 2020
    When assessing MoM exports, there was a 26.6 percent dip in exports in Sept 2020 when 2,856 units were shipped as against shipments in August 20 which stood at 3,894 units. In this case, while the KTM 200 and 250 noted a surge in demand, exports of the KTM 390 dipped 53.80 percent to 966 units as against 2,091 units exported in Aug 20, a major contributor to this de-growth.
    No
    KTM Domestic
    Sep-20
    Sep-19
    1
    200
    2,842
    2,095
    2
    125
    2,217
    2,648
    3
    390
    1,192
    398
    4
    250
    1,126
    623

    Total
    7,377
    5,764

    No
    KTM Exports
    Sep-20
    Aug-20
    1
    200
    1,340
    896
    2
    390
    966
    2,091
    3
    250
    550
    398
    4
    125
    0
    509

    Total
    2,856
    3,894
    Earlier this month, the KTM RC 390 has been updated with a new colour scheme. KTM also introduced new colour options for the RC125 and RC200 which will now be available in Electric Orange and Dark Galvano. The RC390, the company’s flagship model, also gets a new Metallic Silver colour scheme. This is the first time that this shade is being offered on a KTM bike. The KTM RC390 will continue to be offered in a Ceramic White colour scheme as well.
    KTM 250 Adventure Bookings Open
    KTM now gears up for the launch of the 250 Adventure in India sometime later this month. Some dealerships have already opened bookings at a token amount of Rs.1,000 – 5,000. Plans were to launch this bike sometime in April but the pandemic put a spanner in the works.
    Now set for launch ahead of the festive season the KTM 250 Adventure will borrow its frame from the 390 Adventure and will be priced at a premium over the 250 Duke which costs around Rs.2.09 lakhs. Hence a price at around Rs.2.35 lakhs is what is expected for the 250 Adventure. It will take on the Royal Enfield Himalayan. More

  • KTM 250 Adv Bookings Open Unofficially Ahead Of Diwali Launch

    KTM 250 Adventure will be the Austrian manufacturer’s entry-level ADV bike and will borrow most of its elements from 390 Adventure
    KTM 250 ADV

    Select dealers of KTM in India have unofficially started accepting bookings of the upcoming entry-level adventure tourer- 250 Adv. A couple of days ago we had reported that the company had revealed the upcoming tourer to its dealers at a pre-launch presentation event.
    KTM had earlier planned to launch the 250 Adventure in the first quarter of 2020 but instead made way for its Swedish cousin- Husqvarna to launch its 250cc naked twins. Things were further delayed, thanks to the pandemic caused by Covid-19. However, it seems that the Austrian bikemaker is ready to introduce its entry-level ADV in India.
    Depending on the dealer, booking amount ranges from Rs 1000 – 5000. In our previous reports, we had already discussed the upcoming touring motorcycle’s details. From the images and information what we can gather is that the 250 Adventure is an amalgam of 250 Duke and 390 Adventure.
    Design & Features
    Most of its design elements have been borrowed from its elder sibling- 390 Adventure. Although, instead of the split headlamp setup in 390 Adventure, 250 Adventure will be offered with a single-piece headlamp. The headlamp unit will most likely be a halogen unit unlike 390 Adventure which gets an LED unit. This will keep the cost in check.
    KTM 250 ADV
    KTM will place the 250 Adventure at a slot above its naked sibling. It is likely to be offered at a premium of Rs 30,000-35,000 over 250 Duke. For this additional premium, the 250 Adventure will get KTM 390 Adventure-like styling and some extra features. This includes a TFT instrument cluster unlike the LCD unit present in its naked sibling Duke 250. Underpinnings too will be borrowed from its bigger sibling.
    However, being an entry-level motorcycle it is expected to miss out on a few features such as Bluetooth connectivity, off-road ABS, traction control system, cornering ABS ride by wire and multiple riding modes. Though it is expected to receive switchable ABS. It will read out important information from the speedometer, odometer, ABS status and fuel gauge.
    KTM 250 ADV
    Powertrain
    The 250 Adventure will draw its power from a 249cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, the same which powers its naked sibling 250 Duke. This unit is capable enough to generate 30 bhp at 9000rpm and 24 Nm of peak torque at 7500rpm. It will be paired with a six-speed gearbox assisted by a slipper clutch.
    Expected Price
    Upon its launch, the quarter-litre ADV from KTM will rival the likes of Royal Enfield Himalayan and Hero Xpulse 200. It will be priced around Rs 2.35 lakh (ex-showroom) which will make it Rs 65,000 more affordable than 390 Adventure. More

  • KTM 250 Adventure Colour Options Detailed – Exp Price Rs 2.3 Lakhs

    The 249 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor has 30 hp and 25 Nm of torque on tap, and comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox
    KTM 250 Adventure Colour Options

    New KTM 250 Adventure was recently spied at a dealer event and it is likely to be introduced in the coming weeks. The quarter-liter version of the adventure tourer was supposed to be launched earlier this year but the pandemic has pushed timeline quite significantly.
    KTM 250 Adventure colours
    We can confirm that the KTM 250 Adventure will be available in two liveries. Of course one of them is a theme dominated by the brand’s quintessential orange. The second one has black as its primary colour with orange decals.
    While the bodywork is identical to the 390 Adventure, the livery serves as a distinguishing factor between the two variants. Also, as expected, the 250 Adventure ditches the 390’s vertically bifurcated full-LED headlamp in favour of a halogen unit with integrated LED DRLs.
    KTM Adventure to get more accessible
    When the KTM 250 Adventure goes on sale later this month, it will become the Austrian brand’s most affordable adventure tourer. With an attractive pricing, the quarter liter motorcycle is expected to be an important volume generator for the company in India and select export markets.
    KTM 250 Adventure Brochure Leaflet
    It is expected to be priced in the Rs 2.3 lakh range, ex-sh. In the domestic market, the 250 Adventure will lock horns with the likes of Royal Enfield Himalayan and Hero X-pulse 200.
    Specifications and equipment
    The soon-to-be-launched KTM is powered by a familiar 249 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor which outputs an impressive 30 hp and 24 Nm of torque. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch. Same motor currently serves the 250 Duke and the Husqvarna 250 twins.
    The trellis frame, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-purpose tyres, WP front and rear suspension systems are identical to the 390 Adventure’s. It will also get the premium features like Bluetooth connectivity via fully digital TFT instrument cluster. It remains to be seen if it will get features like off-road ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire, rides modes and so on, in a bid to arrive at a competitive price point.
    Price
    KTM is known for getting its pricing absolutely spot on. We expect the 250 Adventure to be retailed with a price tag of around INR 2.3 lakh (ex-showroom), making it significantly cheaper than the 390 Adventure which retails at INR 3.04 lakh (ex-showroom).
    The Husqvarna’s 250 twins have been raking up decent volumes in India post lockdown, and we expect the 250 Adventure to improve this platform’s economies of scale quite significantly. More

  • KTM 250 Adventure Leaks From Dealer Showcase Event – Launch Soon

    Upon its launch, the KTM 250 Adventure will compete against the likes of Hero Xpulse 200 and Royal Enfield Himalayan

    KTM is all set to make its fans beaming with joy by introducing its entry-level adventure tourer. The Austrian bike maker is expected to launch the 250 Adventure soon around the festive season later this month. Ahead of that, KTM India has showcased the motorcycle to their dealers in India.
    KTM had earlier revealed its plan to launch the 250 Adventure motorcycle in the first quarter of 2020. However, that as not happened. Instead, BAJAJ-KTM launched Husqvarna 250 Twins in February. The launch of KTM 250 was further delayed due to the outbreak of Covid-19. But now it seems the Austrian brand is finally ready to launch its entry-level tourer.
    The company is currently formulating the pre-launch training process of the upcoming 250 Adventure. Although KTM has not officially revealed this upcoming motorcycle, from the leaked video and spy shots plenty of details can be obtained. Below is the leaked video from the dealer showcase event of KTM 250 Adventure in India, giving the first look at the upcoming motorcycle.
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    Design
    From the images seen until now, it can be said that the 250 Adventure will be an amalgam of 250 Duke and 390 Adventure. Much of its design has been inspired by its elder sibling. However, it is expected to get the single-piece headlamp instead of the split headlamp setup in the new 390 Adventure. Also to keep the cost in check, it is expected to be a halogen unit although it could be equipped with LED DRLs.
    Features
    In KTM’s product portfolio, the 250 Adventure will be placed above 250 Duke at a premium of Rs 30,000-35,000. For this additional premium, the 250 Adventure will get KTM 390 Adventure-like styling and some extra features. This includes a TFT instrument cluster unlike the LCD unit present in its naked sibling.
    This unit will read out essential information but may miss out Bluetooth connectivity present in 390 Adventure. Since being an entry-level bike, the younger adventure tourer is also set to miss other features such as offroad ABS, traction control system, ride by wire and multiple riding modes.
    Mechanical Details
    The 250 Adventure will draw its power from the same 249cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine which also powers its naked sibling. This unit is capable enough to produce 30 bhp at 9000rpm and 24 Nm of peak torque at 7500rpm. It will be paired with a six-speed gearbox assisted by a slipper clutch.
    Hardware used on the bike is expected to be the same as 390 Adventure which means it will be built on the same steel trellis frame. Suspension duties will be carried out by WP Apex 43 mm USD at front and mono-shock at rear. The 250 Adventure is expected to be priced around Rs 2.35 lakh (ex-showroom) which will be about Rs 65k lower than 390 Adventure. More