Top 5 Most Affordable Adventure Touring Bikes in India

The space of affordable adventure touring motorcycles in the Indian market has seen several entrants after the arrival of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. These include handheld products from Hero MotoCorp, KTM and Suzuki. But even among these, what are the friendliest adventure touring bikes you can buy in India today? Here we have compiled a list of products that can eat up miles without messing up your bank account.

Hero XPulse 200 4V (Rs 1,32,350)

Hero MotoCorp has updated its portfolio with the launch of the XPulse 200 4V which is currently sold alongside the 2V version of the bike. This variant, which uses a four-valve configuration, aims to deliver improved high-rpm performance and feel more comfortable at highway speeds than its two-valve counterpart. The bike also packs some off-road-focused hardware that includes wire-spoke wheels, long-travel suspension, and an engine skid plate. Other features include an LED headlight, LED taillight, and Bluetooth-enabled dashboard. Mechanical specs include a 199.6cc single-cylinder air/oil cooled engine. Mated to a five-speed gearbox, the engine develops 18.8 hp at 8,500 rpm and 17.35 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

Honda CB200X (Rs 1,46,499)

Honda’s adventure-style CB200X isn’t quite as off-road ready as the Hero XPulse 200 4V, but it does have a touring-focused personality. This was achieved through a semi-fairing design, mosquito netting and upright ergonomics. Its feature list includes all-LED lighting and a digital instrument panel, without Bluetooth connectivity. The CB200X shares its engine with the Hornet 2.0. Mated to a five-speed gearbox, the air-cooled 184.4cc single-cylinder engine develops 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 entrant in the affordable adventure tourer segment of the Indian market. It uses the same engine and hardware as the Gixxer 250. So the V-Strom SX gets the same fun character and traits associated with adventure bikes. Thus, it gets comfortable ergonomics and better wind protection than the naked roadster. The feature list is on par with its rivals and the V-Strom SX packs an LED headlight and Bluetooth-enabled dashboard that provides access to call/message notifications and turn-by-turn navigation. The bike is powered by a 249cc single-cylinder air/oil cooled engine that develops 26.1hp at 9300rpm and 22.2Nm of peak torque at 7300rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.

Yezdi Adventure (Rs2,09,900-Rs2,18,900)

This Royal Enfield Himalayan lookalike uses a liquid-cooled engine which allows it to deliver better power than the competition. So, despite its relatively smaller displacement than the Royal Enfield Himalayan, the Yezdi Adventure pulls 29.7 hp at 8,000 rpm and 29.9 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm thanks to its 334 single-cylinder engine. cm3. The engine is linked to a six-speed transmission. The feature list is also on par with its rivals and the Yezdi Adventure uses LED lighting, a fully digital instrument panel with Bluetooth connectivity and dual channel ABS.

Royal Enfield Himalayan (Rs 2,14,519 – Rs 2,22,159)

The Royal Enfield Himalayan strikes the right balance between on-road and off-road driving. Off-road prowess was achieved through wire-spoke wheels with a 21-inch front and 17-inch rear shod with dual-purpose tires. The feature list includes dual channel ABS and Royal Enfield’s Tripper navigation system which connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth to display turn-by-turn navigation. Not to mention that this motorcycle has the highest displacement. The 411cc air/oil-cooled single-cylinder engine produces 24.3PS at 6,500rpm and 32Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm, and it’s linked to a five-speed gearbox. Ex-showroom prices vary by color theme.

All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi

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