Aprilia Terra 250 Leaked Ahead Of International Launch
Italian bike maker Aprilia is working on a new quarter-litre adventure tourer. Images of the upcoming Aprilia Terra 250 have been leaked online at what seems to be the manufacturing facility and will be the latest addition to the company’s line-up. Before you get your hopes up, the Terra 250 was spied internationally and is likely to be sold in China first. The company already sells the Terra 125 and the Terra 150 in the market and the 250cc version is an extension in the same family.
The Aprilia Terra 250 borrows its design language from the smaller models that includes half fairing, wide seat, spoked wheels, and dual-purpose tyres. The bike resembles the Dakar machines, albeit in a much smaller and less capable package. Much like the Terra 150, we expect the Aprilia Terra 250 to also be sold in two variants – Standard and Adventure. The Terra 150 Standard gets a beak-style front mudguard and an 18-inch front wheel. Meanwhile, the Adventure variant comes with a 21-inch spoked wheel but the beak-style front mudguard has been given a miss. Expect similar changes on the 250cc version as well.
Power on the Aprilia Terra 250 is likely to come from the 249cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that develops about 27PS and 22Nm of peak torque. The engine is currently seen on the Aprilia GOR250 and is likely to be carried over. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Suspension duties will be handled by long travel telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear. The exhaust though looks conventional and not a swept-up unit seen on the smaller Terra motorcycles.
There are no immediate plans for the Terra 250 to make its way to the Indian market. Aprilia India is working on other motorcycles instead that could include the Tuono 125 and the RS150/250 bikes. However, the company is yet to confirm on the future development of its motorcycles for India. The Terra 250 would be a nice addition and an interesting choice for adventure motorcyclists in the country. The Aprilia Terra 250 will compete with the KTM 250 Adventure and the Benelli TRK250 in several markets.