New KTM 250 Adventure Full Review

KTM 250 Adventure Price in Nepal

KTM 250 Adventure is here to make an entry as a beast on the 250 cc segment in the Nepali market. After the successful launch of KTM 390 Adventure, KTM has launched another adventure touring bike in Nepal, the all-new KTM 250 Adventure.

Hansraj Hulaschand and Co., the authorized distributor of KTM motorcycles in Nepal, has announced that the KTM 250 is available for booking in the official dealership of the KTM bike. The bike has an introductory price set at Rs. 7.49 Lakhs.

KTM 250 Adventure Overview

KTM 250 is the latest product of the KTM franchise recently launched in the Nepali market by Hansraj Hulaschand and Co. After the booming market of the KTM 390, the brand has brought the KTM 250 for the Nepali riders looking for an adventure tourer. The bike looks sporty and perfect for traveling through various adventures.

Today we will talk about various new features provided by KTM and let you know if this bike is what you are looking for in an Adventure Tourer or not. 

Design and Features

At first glance, the all-new KTM 250 adventure looks similar to the 390 Adventure variant. The KTM 250 has a distinct KTM-style body, excellent ergonomics, and rally-bike inspired aggressive look. Yes, it is undoubtedly identical to the 390 when we look at the USD forks, chassis, and the whole body, all featured in the 250 adventure. But, few things are changed to provide a good value for a 250 cc segment motorcycle. 

KTM 250 Adventure Design

The 250 Adventure has a halogen headlamp which seems to be a bit of a downgrade from the LED headlights provided on KTM 390. It would have been better if the 250 also featured the same LED light, but the halogen headlamp is also quite good, providing good focus and better visibility at a more extended range. However, KTM provides LED DRLs, LED taillamps, and LED turn indicators on the front and back

The instrument cluster on the KTM 250 is an LCD cluster that provides complete vehicle information like gear-position indicator, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, and side-stand engine cut-off feature. Along with that, you also get a 12V charging port right below the instrument binnacle, which is very suitable when going on a long journey. The switch-gear placement and the final finish are top-class similar to other KTM bikes.

Engine and Suspension

KTM 250 Adventure Engine

The KTM 250 Adventure has a WP APEX 43 USD Fork suspension on the front and WP APEX Monoshock on the rear, which is the same as found in the KTM 390. The suspension travel on the front is 170 mm, and that on the rear is 177 mm travel. Due to the longer suspension, you won’t have to face many difficulties on speed breakers, potholes, or on an off-road journey. This also makes the Adventure tourer suitable for a long journey.

The all-new KTM 250 Adventure is powered by a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4V DOHC Engine. The liquid-cooled engine has a dual-fan radiator that prevents the bike from the common heating problem among other KTM motorbikes. The bike’s fuel tank capacity is 14.5 liters and has a good ground clearance of 200 mm.

The engine is the same as Duke 250, which generates a power of 30 PS at 9000 rpm and a peak torque of 24 Nm at 7500 rpm. What more do you want from this engine with a fuel-injection (FI) system and is BS6-compliant? Although the engine is similar to Duke 250, the tune is more adventurous than that, which can be experienced once you ride this beast. 

The exhaust on the KTM 250 is similar to the older versions, but the sound seems more refined, smooth, and placed facing upward. This upright placement of the exhaust prevents it from scratches during off-road travels and protects from water getting into the pipe. 

Wheels and Brakes

The wheels on the KTM 250 Adventure are 100/90 section 19-inch alloy wheels on the front and 130/80 section 17-inch alloy wheels on the rear. The braking on the 250 Adventure is one of the best brakings among all the KTM motorcycles.

The braking on the KTM 250 Adventure is handled by a 320 mm disc brake on the front and 230 mm rear disc brake, along with the dual-channel ABS for both on-road and off-road. You can change the ABS mode according to the road and requirements. 

The off-road ABS mode switches off the ABS from the rear wheel, and the mode stays even if you turn off your bike. So, the next time you turn on the bike, the ABS will still be off from the rear wheel, and you have to switch it back on manually.

Ride and Handling

Even though the KTM 250 Adventure seating is relatively high, the 250 Adventure leans easily in cornering, providing great confidence. The upright handlebars make it easier for riding as you don’t have to fold hands and maintain a straight posture. The hand-guard and windshield are in-built, and the position of the non-adjustable windshield provides good aerodynamics.

The 250 Adventure has a comfortable seating position made with a quality seat material and is spacious for two people, even with luggage carried on. The bike functions quite well on a low rev compared to the other KTM bikes, which generate high power on initial pick-up. 

One good thing about this bike is that when you reach 5000 rpm or above, it functions even better as its engine becomes more energetic and provides more remarkable performance. You don’t feel any vibration until the speed of 120 km/h, and only small vibrations are felt after reaching 7000 rpm. For the performance on highway and off-road, you indeed got to try this beast on the road. 

The bike provides a mileage of around 25-30 km per liter, but it will also depend on how the rider rides it. The KTM bikes are known to provide outstanding performance on highways rather than city rides and off-roads. 

Talking about the braking power, it seems really good with dual-channel ABS and provides a good stopping power after applying the brakes. Also, the gearbox is refined along with the slipper-clutch, which helps in emergency downshift situations. It also is helpful in multiple-downshift and standing-downshift while there are lesser problems like noise coming from gearbox and false-neutral. You can feel the satisfaction of this refined gearbox while riding and cornering. 

Also, a significant feature of the KTM 250 Adventure is the Side-stand engine cut-off feature which means that the engine automatically cuts off when you put on the side-stand to rest the bike. 

Other features of the KTM 250 Adventure include Factory-build Crash Guard, engine and silencer protection, LED DRLs, LED taillamps, and LED turn indicators.

KTM 250 Adventure Specifications

Engine Single-Cylinder, Four-Stroke engine, FI, BS6-compliant, Liquid-cooled
Displacement 248.8 cc
Maximum Power 30 PS @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque 24 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Starting Mechanism Self-start only
Gear Box 6-speed Manual Transmission
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 liter
Mileage 25-30 km per liter
Kerb Weight 177 kg
Ground Clearance 200 mm
Seat Height 855 mm
Front Suspension WP APEX 43
Rear Suspension WP APEX – Monoshock
Brake Front A four-piston radial fixed caliper
Brake Rear Single-piston floating caliper
Tire Front 110/70-R17 – Disc
Tire Rear 130/80-R17 – Disc
Color Black and Orange

Final Verdict, Price in Nepal, and Availability

The all-new KTM 250 seems to be a good bike for beginners. If you cannot afford the KTM 390, you should undoubtedly go for the cheaper 250 Adventure, which provides almost similar features. 

The price of the KTM 250 is set at Rs.4,49,000 in the Nepali market. The price range seems fair when you look at the features and design of the bike. It has a similar look, layout, builds quality, and various features as the KTM 390. However, some features seem to lack on the 250 Adventure like Quick-shifter, Cornering ABS, Bluetooth connectivity, and Traction control which are more or less available in the KTM 390.

The KTM 250 Adventure is a great bike for beginners who don’t want to directly go for the 390 ccs. It can be defined as one of Nepal’s best bikes for adventure and touring on or off-road. 

The model of the KTM 250 is inspired by the KTM 450 Rally, which has won the Dakar Championship. KTM has won the Dakar championship more than 15 times, so; the KTM 250 is a good model having great features and a stylish design.

Don’t believe us; Go and Try for yourself

The KTM 250 Adventure is available for booking across all showrooms of KTM in Nepal and the price of KTM bikes in Nepal is available here. If you like the KTM 250 Adventure, go and grab one from the nearest dealership of one of the Nepali market’s best bikes.


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