The affordable adventurer touring motorcycle space in the Indian market witnessed several participants post the arrival of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. These include pocket-friendly products from Hero MotoCorp, KTM, and Suzuki. But even among these, which are the most pocket-friendly adventure touring bikes that you can purchase in India today? Here we have compiled a list of products that can munch miles without disrupting your bank account.
Hero XPulse 200 4V (Rs 1,32,350)
Hero MotoCorp updated its portfolio with the launch of the XPulse 200 4V which is currently sold alongside the 2V version of the motorcycle. This variant, which uses a four-valve setup, is aimed to deliver improved performance in the higher revs and feel more comfortable at highway speeds than its two-valve counterpart. The motorcycle also packs off-road-focussed hardware that includes wire-spoke wheels, long travel suspension, and an engine bash plate. Other features include an LED headlight, LED taillight, and a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster. The mechanical specifications include a 199.6cc, single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine. Linked to a five-speed gearbox, the motor makes 18.8bhp at 8,500rpm and 17.35Nm at 6,500rpm.
Honda CB200X (Rs 1,46,499)
Honda’s adventure-style CB200X isn’t as off-road ready as the Hero XPulse 200 4V, but it packs a touring-focussed personality. This has been achieved through a semi-fairing design, a fly-screen, and upright ergonomics. Its feature list includes full-LED lighting and a digital instrument cluster, without the Bluetooth connectivity. The CB200X shares its motor with the Hornet 2.0. Linked to a five-speed gearbox, the 184.4cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine produces 17bhp at 8,500rpm and 16.1Nm at 6,000rpm.
Suzuki V-Strom SX (Rs 2,11,600)
The Suzuki V-Strom SX is the latest participant in the affordable adventure-tourer segment of the Indian market. It uses the same engine and hardware as the Gixxer 250. Thus, the V-Strom SX gets the same enjoyable character along with the traits that are associated with the adventure-tourer motorcycles. Thus, it gets comfortable ergonomics and better windblast protection than the naked roadster. The feature list is at par with the rivals and the V-Strom SX packs an LED headlight and a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster that brings access to call/message notifications and turn-by-turn navigation. The motorcycle is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine that makes 26.1bhp at 9,300rpm and 22.2Nm of peak torque at 7,300rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox.
Yezdi Adventure (Rs2,09,900-Rs2,18,900)
This Royal Enfield Himalayan doppelganger uses a liquid-cooled engine which helps it deliver better power output than the competition. Thus, despite its relatively lower displacement than the Royal Enfield Himalayan, the Yezdi Adventure draws 29.7bhp at 8,000rpm and 29.9Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm from its 334cc, single-cylinder motor. The engine is linked to a six-speed transmission. The feature list, too, is at par with the rivals and the Yezdi Adventure uses LED lighting, a fully-digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, and a dual-channel ABS.
Royal Enfield Himalayan (Rs 2,14,519 – Rs 2,22,159)
The Royal Enfield Himalayan strikes a proper balance between on- and off-road riding. The off-road prowess has been achieved through wire-spoke wheels with 21-inch front and 17-inch rear shod in dual-purpose tires. The feature list includes dual-channel ABS and Royal Enfield’s Tripper Navigation system that connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth to display turn-by-turn navigation. Not to mention, this motorcycle packs the highest displacement. The 411cc, single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled motor makes 24.3bhp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm, and it is linked to a five-speed gearbox. The ex-showroom prices vary depending on the color theme.
All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi