KTM India has launched a lower seat height variant of the 250 Adventure, its most affordable adventure motorcycle. The new variant has been priced at Rs 2.47 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), which is exactly the same as the standard model.
The new variant gets a lowered seat height of 834mm, which is 21mm lower than the standard model. This makes it easier for short riders to get on and off the bike. The rest of the motorcycle remains unchanged, including the 249cc single-cylinder engine, which produces 29.6 bhp and 24 Nm of torque. The bike also gets a six-speed gearbox, a slipper clutch, and ABS.
The 2023 KTM 250 Adventure uses a halogen headlamp with LED DRLs, an LED taillight and LED indicators. The specification list is unmodified. An LCD instrument cluster with a fully digital display shows the ride-related data. This display additionally includes a gear position indicator, average speed, and the amount of fuel left before running out. A slipper clutch, a 12V socket, and dual-channel ABS with off-road are among the motorcycle's electronics.
The motorcycle's suspension system consists of a rear mono shock that may be preloaded and USD front forks that are 43mm in size. The braking system consists of a 230mm single rotor with a floating calliper at the back and a 320mm single disc with a radially mounted calliper at the front. The motorbike weighs 177kg (kerb) and is constructed on a tubular split-trellis frame with a bolted sub-frame.
The launch of the new variant is a good move by KTM as it will make the 250 Adventure more accessible to a wider range of riders. The 250 Adventure is a capable adventure motorcycle that is perfect for both on-road and off-road riding. It is also a relatively affordable option, making it a good choice for first-time adventure riders.