Travel, Adventure and Bikes are directly related to each other. An adventure bike is one that lets you ride both on paved roads and non-paved roads. The adventure bikes come with high ground clearance and a robust suspension system. There is a vast range of adventure bikes in India and this sector is growing every day to the next level.
Characteristics of Adventure Bikes in India:
- Big gas tank
- Heavy-duty break
- High ground clearance
- Protective guard
- Upright riding position
- Larger engine displacement
- Luggage raze to carry luggage
- Capable of providing high low and torque.
So let’s begin by checking out the best adventure bikes in India.
1. BMW G 310 GS Rs 2.90 Lakh (Ex-showroom)
BMW G 310 GS Colours
- Cyanite Blue
- Black Yellow
- Polar White
The BMW G 310 GS is the best option available for adventure bikes in India and is available in one variant only. G 310 GS is powered by BS6 compliant 313cc, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 34PS at 9500 rpm and 28Nm at 7500 rpm.
In terms of features BMW has equipped with G 310 GS with LED lights all around, slipper clutch, ride-by-wire throttle and adjustable brake and clutch levers.
The BMW G 310 GS comes with long-travel USD forks and a Preload-adjustable mono-shock.
The rivals of BMW G 310 GS BS6 Royal Enfield Himalayan and Kawasaki Versys X 300.
|City Mileage||29.26 kmpl|
|Highway Mileage||32.86 kmpl|
|Max Speed||143 kmph|
|Acceleration (0-60 Kmph)||3.39s|
2. Royal Enfield Himalayan Rs. 2.01 – 2.08 Lakh (Ex-showroom)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Colours
- Gravel Grey
- Rock Red
- Mirage Silver
- Lake Blue
- Pine Green
The second and most favourite adventure bike in India is Royal Enfield Himalayan. It is available in six variants and six colours. Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by a 411cc BS6 engine and it has a five-speed gearbox.
Enfield Himalayan has a ground clearance of 220 mm. The Himalayan has a rectangular LED tail light slotted between the rear carrier and raised real fender mounted on a mono-shock absorber. The Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with great ride comfort and it is suggested for daily commute as well.
The new Royal Enfield rivals are KTM RC 200, Honda H’ness CB350 and Bajaj Dominar 400.
|Acceleration (0-60 Kmph)||3.87s|
|Acceleration (0-80 Kmph)||6.45s|
|Acceleration (0-100 Kmph)||10.49s|
|Quarter Mile||15.97 sec @ 118.60 kmph|
3. Hero XPulse Rs. 1.15 Lakh (Ex-showroom)
Hero XPulse Colours
- Sports Red
- Matte Green
- Matte Grey
- Panther Black
The third in the list of adventure bikes in India is Hero XPulse 200 and is available in one variant only.
The Xpulse 200 is powered by a BS6 complaint 199.6cc, fuel-injected and air and oil-cooled engine which makes 18.0 8PS at 8500 rpm and 16.45Nm at 6500 rpm.
It has 21 inch front and 18-inch rear spoked wheels that come wrapped in dual-purpose tyres.
On the feature front the pulse Xpulse 200 gets LED light at both ends, a Bluetooth enabled full digital instrument cluster and a USB charging port.
The XPulse rivals are Royal Enfield Himalayan and Yamaha FZ V3.
|City Mileage||49.01 kmpl|
|Highway Mileage||42.37 kmpl|
|Max Speed||110.82 kmph|
|Acceleration (0-60 Kmph)||4.81s|
4. BMW R 1250 GS Rs. 20.45 Lakh (Ex-showroom)
BMW R 1250 GS Colours
- Black storm metallic
The fourth bike in the list of adventure bikes in India is BMW R 1250 GS. It is offered in only one variant. R 1250 GS is powered by a 1254cc boxer twin-cylinder engine that churns out 136PS of power and 143Nm of peak torque.
BMW has also introduced variable valve timing to the range with the R 1250 GS.
The BMW R 1250 GS rivals are Triumph Tiger 1200, Ducati Multistrada 1260, Harley Davidson Fatboy and Ducati Diavel 1260.
|Overall Mileage||15 kmpl|
|Max Speed||200 kmph|
|Acceleration (0-100 Kmph)||3.6s|
5. KTM 390 Adventure Rs. 3.10 Lakh (Ex-showroom)
KTM 390 Adventure Colours
The fifth and the last in the list of adventure bikes in India is KTM 390 adventure. The KTM 390 adventure features switchable, lean-angle sensitive traction control, LED lighting system, upright ergonomics with an adjustable windshield, full-colour TFT screen with smartphone pairing capability, optional turn-by-turn navigation and a standard 12V charging port.
KTM 390 adventure is powered by the 373cc liquid-cooled engine which churns out 43.5 PS at 9000 rpm and 37Nm at 7000 rpm.
KTM 398 ventures come with a 19-inch and 17-inch rear alloy wheels set up.
The KTM 390 rivals are Royal Enfield Himalayan and BMW G 310 GA.
|City Mileage||27.90 kmpl|
|Highway Mileage||33.22 kmpl|
|Acceleration (0-60 Kmph)||2.56s|
|Acceleration (0-80 Kmph)||3.91s|
These were the top five adventure bikes in India.
Adventure bikes have a big front me and long-travel suspension to provide a smoother ride that’s why they are so tall. Overall it gives you a better ground clearance.
Adventure bikes have a larger tank size, purpose-balanced tyres and stronger frames that make them useful for daily commuting as well as on rough roads.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan, Hero Xpulse 200, BMW R 1250 GS, KTM 390 adventure are some of the best adventure bikes available in India.
The adventure bikes have a large capacity of the engine, larger displacement and comfortable seats with a well-positioned handlebar which provides the rider with the best comfort and smoother ride for long-distance travel and city commuting as well.