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Adventure and Motorcycles are two words that have always been synonymous with each other. Adventure tourer bikes are in-built with specifications to handle off-road junkies, unpaved roads, and rocky paths thereby letting you enjoy your tour in any way. When it comes to choosing an adventure touring bike, it's quite a daunting task considering the number of options available in the country right now. Factors such as the riding style and the purpose of use should be taken into account while deciding upon the right motorcycle. Here we have listed the most popular adventure tourer bikes in India that will further help you to decide which bike will be the right choice for your needs.
The BS6 Hero XPulse 200 is offered at a starting price of Rs 1.18 lakh (ex-showroom). In terms of design, the motorcycle features a full-LED headlamp, LED tail lamp, and hazard lights. It further comes with a full-digital instrument console which gets a gear position indicator, average speed, trip time, and Bluetooth connectivity. The bike pairs to the Hero RideGuide app and shows turn-by-turn navigation on the instrument console. The BS6 XPulse 200 is offered in a total of five color options namely White, Matte Green, Matte Grey, Sports Red, and Panther Black. Performance-wise, the Xpulse 200 draws its power from a 199.6 cc, oil-cooled, 4-strokes, 2-valve, single-cylinder, fuel-injection OHC engine that churns out 17.8 bhp power and 16.45 Nm peak torque. The motor is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh. In terms of the brake, the bike gets a front 276 mm petal disc with ABS and a 220 mm petal disc on the rear wheel.
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Royal Enfield introduced the BS6 Himalayan at Rs 2.01 lakh (ex-showroom). Earlier this year, the BS6 Himalayan received three new color schemes - Mirage Silver, Pine Green, and Granite Black. The existing color options include Rock Red, Lake Blue, and Gravel Grey. Besides this, the 2021 model benefits from Royal Enfield’s tripper navigation system. It is further powered by Google Maps and works with the Royal Enfield smartphone application to give turn-by-turn directions. Design bits like halogen headlight, switchable ABS, and a hazard light switch have been retained from its predecessor. The adventure motorcycle is powered by a 411 cc, air-cooled, 4-strokes, 2-valve, single-cylinder, fuel injection SOHC engine. Being linked to a 5-speed constant mesh, it dishes out 24.3 bhp power and 32 Nm peak torque. The braking duties are handled by a 300mm disc upfront and a 220mm disc at the rear end.
Suzuki launched the BS6 version of V-Strom 650XT at Rs 8.84 lakh (ex-showroom). Cosmetically, the bike retains the vertically stacked headlamp, a tall windscreen, beak-like front fairing, a knuckle guard, a LED tail lamp, a semi-digital instrument cluster, and tubeless tyre compatible wire-spoke wheels. Mechanically, it is powered by a 645cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 69 bhp and a peak torque of 62 Nm. The engine is further linked to a 6-speed constant mesh. Furthermore, the motorcycle is offered in two paint shades namely Champion Yellow and Pearl Glacier White. In terms of the brake, the BS6 V-Strom 650XT comes with twin rotors at the front and a single disc at the rear coupled with double channel ABS and a three-level traction control system.
The KTM 250 Adventure features a distinctive KTM-style bodywork. Priced at Rs 2.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), it gets an aggressive look that is inspired by the rally bikes. Design bits include a halogen headlight, LED DRL, LED indicators, LED tail-light, side-slung exhaust, split-style seat, and an engine cowl. Performance-wise, the bike is powered by a 248.8cc, 1-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 29.5 bhp power and 24 Nm peak torque. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The quarter-litre adventure tourer rides on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear cast wheels. Along with front and rear disc brakes, it also gets an anti-locking braking system. Furthermore, it is offered in two color options - Orange and Black.
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