KTM 250 Adventure vs Royal Enfield Himalayan: Specification comparison
KTM recently launched the 250 Adventure motorcycle in the Indian market at a price tag of ₹2.48 lakh (ex-showroom). It has now become the most affordable motorcycle in the company's Adventure series of motorcycles. The 250 Adventure doesn't have a direct rival in the market but some of its competitors include the Royal Enfield Himalayan which costs ₹1.90 lakh (ex-showroom) and the recently updated BMW G 310 GS which demands a premium of ₹2.85 lakh ex-showroom.
The 250 Adventure sits right in the middle of both the bikes. It gets a 250 cc single-cylinder engine which has been rated to develop 30 PS of maximum power and 24 Nm of peak torque. It comes based on its bigger sibling, the 390 Adventure.
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Himalayan, on the other hand, employs a long stroke 411 cc, single-cylinder engine which is known to push out an impressive 32 Nm of peak torque. The company claims that Himalayan's low-end torque helps boosts the rider's confidence during low-speed technical trails. While the KTM employs a 6-speed gearbox, the Himlayan features a 5-speed unit.
KTM being on the expensive side employs a more premium kit including full size 43 mm WP Apex forks and monoshock at the rear. It rolls on 19-inch, 17-inch set up with alloy wheels and tubeless tyres. The Himalayan gets a 21-inch front wheel paired with a 17-inch rear with spoke wheels and tubed tyres.
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For braking duties, KTM uses a 320 mm disc at the front which is larger than Himalayan's 300 mm front disc. Over the rear, Himalayan has a slightly larger 240 mm disc plate while KTM gets a 230 mm disc. Both the bikes gets a standard ABS system.