KTM has added another entry-level adventure motorcycle to its product portfolio. The brand launched the 250 Adventure, which is a more affordable version of the 390 Adventure in the country this month. While BMW and Royal Enfield gave a BS6 update to the G 310 GS and Himalayan respectively. The price of KTM 250 Adventure puts it precariously between RE Himalayan and BMW G 310 GS in the Indian market. What we have got for you is a comparison between the three entry-level adventure tourers in terms of price, features, engine specification, and their underpinnings.
KTM has priced the 250 Adventure at Rs 2.48 lakh (ex-showroom) which is Rs 37,000 less than BMW G 310 GS and 55,000 more than the RE Himalayan. Talking about the Royal Enfield Himalayan, it falls in the price bracket of Rs 1.91 lakh - Rs 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom). While BMW G 310 GS costs Rs 2.85 lakh (ex-showroom).
KTM 250 Adventure vs BS6 BMW G 310 GS vs Royal Enfield Himalayan: Features
In order to make the 250 Adventure budget-friendly, KTM has reduced the number of features being offered with it. Now the bike caters to a halogen headlight with LED DRLs instead of a full LED unit. Furthermore, it misses out on elements such as TFT. Talking about the BS6 BMW G 310 GS, it features an LED headlight. Also, it is the only bike amongst the three to get ride-by-wire. Royal Enfield Himalayan, on the other hand, gets the same display as earlier. The only difference is that now it uses a white backlight.
Both KTM 250 Adv and BMW G 310 GS
feature monochrome digital instrument clusters. While the Himalayan gets an all analogue instrument console. Also, it is the only bike out of the three to get analogue speedometer, fuel gauge and rpm gauge. Apart from these, all three motorcycles offer dual-channel ABS. They also get an option to switch off the system from the rear which further enables the rider to slide the motorcycle on off-road surfaces.
KTM 250 Adventure vs BS6 BMW G 310 GS vs Royal Enfield Himalayan: Underpinnings
The KTM 250 Adventure and BMW G 310 GS sits on a tubular steel trellis frame. Suspension duties on both motorcycles are taken care of by a USD telescopic fork upfront. However, KTM uses full size 43mm WP Apex forks in comparison to BMW’s 41mm. Towards the rear, the bikes get an adjustable mono-shock. Furthermore, both bikes employ alloy wheels and tubeless tyres. As for the wheel size, they get a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels. Talking about Royal Enfield Himalayan, it uses a split cradle frame. In terms of suspension, the bike gets a telescopic fork upfront and a preload-adjustable mono-shock towards the rear. Also, the bike is the only one amongst the three to get tubed tyres and spoked-wheels that measure 21 inches at the front and 17 inches at the rear.
Talking about the brake setup, KTM 250 Adv gets a 320mm disc upfront which is the largest of the lot. While BMW G 310 GS and Royal Enfield Himalayan offer 300mm discs. Towards the rear, both the BMW G 310 GS and RE Himalayan get 240 mm discs. While KTM 250 Adv provides a 230mm disc.
When it comes to the fuel tank capacity, it is the Himalayan that has the largest one standing at 15-litres. The BMW G 310 GS sits at 11-litres and the KTM 250 Adv gets 14.5-litres.
KTM 250 Adventure vs BS6 BMW G 310 GS vs Royal Enfield Himalayan: Engine Specifications
KTM 250 Adventure borrows its engine from the 250 Duke. Furthermore, it uses the larger radiator and dual fan setup from the 390 Adventure. However, the bike has the smallest engine in the lot. BMW recently gave a BS6 update to G 310 GS. the power and torque figures remains the same as its predecessor. Royal Enfield, on the other hand, has also given a BS6 update to the Himalayan.
Both KTM 250 Adv and BMW G 310 GS offers a 6-speed gearbox and slipper clutch set up. While the Royal Enfield Himalayan
gets a 5-speed transmission and a conventional clutch.