In this article, we will look at 10 best off-road bikes in India 2021 and why it is the best.
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Royal Enfield Himalayan: The Best Off-Road Bike in India
If you are looking for a fairly reasonably prices off road bike in India then Royal Enfield Himalayan might be the one for you, because the starting price for it is Rs. 1.91 and can approximately go up to 1.96 Lakh. This amazing commuter bike is powered by a BS6 411 cc engine which can efficiently churn out a power of 24.3 bph along with a torque of 32 Nm and has a five-speed gearbox. This Royal Enfield Himalayan bike is also moderately lighter in weight as compared to others, as it weighs around 199 kg. These features make this bike one of the best off-road bikes in India.
But that’s not all, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with a BS6 complaint and along with that, it gets some extra features like switchable ABS as well as hazard lights. And it has a 12 to 17 inch spoke wheels setup that comes along with CEAT Tyres. Which makes the ride smoother and also the suspension is rather amazing with the help of the front 41 mm telescopic front and monoshock at the rear.
KTM 250 Adventure
If you do not like a big and hefty commuter bike then you would most definitely like the KTM 250 Adventure as it is the smallest among all its siblings and weigh around 177 kg. But just because it is the smallest does not mean that it is not efficient, rather it provides you with a 14.5-litre fuel tank. And it is powered by an effective BS6 248.76 cc engine which churns out a power of 29.5 bhp at 9,000 rpm along with a torque of 24 Nm at 7,500 rpm and it comes with a six-speed gearbox. All of these features make it one of the best off-road bikes in India.
Along with that, the 250 Adventure has some extra features too like a prominent widescreen and a 5.5-inch TFT instrument collection. The brakes of the 250 Adventure are assisted by a switchable dual-channel ABS which comes with a Supermoto mode. It’s available in two colours is Orange and Black and costs around Rs. 2,52,436, although the prices may vary a little.
BMW R 1250 GS
This BMW R 1250 GS is not small of light, it is the epitome of girth, it is quite big in size and if you are someone who likes a little weight then this might be great for you. But don’t be intimidated by its size, although it is huge it gives a great performance as it is powered by a 2-cylinder 1254 cc engine which effectively churns out a power of 134 bhp at 7750 rmp along with a torque of 143 Nm at 6250 rmp and it also has a six-speed gearbox which comes with multiple wet clutches that is hydraulically operated.
Hence, because of all these features and its sturdy look, it is one of the best off-road bikes in India 2021. It weighs around 249 kg and comes in few monochromatic colours, it costs around Rs. 21.58 lakh in the Indian market, although the price may vary a little.
BMW F 850 GS
If you are easily intimidated by big commuters like the BMW R 1250 GS then this model of BMW that is the F 850 GS will be a great alternative for you, since it is rather compact and also lightweight. It is powered by a brand new 853 cc engine which effectively churns out a power of 95 PS at 8,250 rmp along with a torque of 92 Nm at 6,250 rmp and it comes along with a six-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch for a smooth and easy downshift.
The new BMW F 850 GS also offers multiple ride modes like Road and Rain which comes along with ABS and ASC which helps when you are riding in rough terrains. There are a few more modes but they are not standard and one would have to pay a little extra to get these modes, and the modes are Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro which comes along with dynamic traction control and ABS Pro modes.
And although it is not yet launched in the Indian market there is a huge chance that it is going to be one of the best off-road bikes in India because of its features. Its launch is due in March of 2021 and the estimated price is Rs. 13.25 lakh although the prices may vary and if you want to get additional features to customize it according to your style it will cost you extra bucks.
BMW R 1200 GS
If you like a series with multiple variants to choose from then the BMW R 1200 might catch your attention because it allows you to choose among multiple variants that are, R 1200, R 1200 GS, R 1200 GS Adventure, and R 1200 GT. All of these models are powered by an efficient Flat twin boxer 1170 cc engine. And along with that, all the models are already equipped with ABS, ASC, ESA as well as tyre pressure monitoring and many other features.
The BMW R 1200 GS specifically which is also powered by an 1170 cc engine efficiently produces a power of 126.7 hps at 7750 rmp along with a torque of 125 Nm at 6500 rmp. The fact that this series lets the customer choose the model according to their needs and also lets them customize it according to their preferences, makes it one of the best off-road bikes in India.
Triumph Tiger 1200
The Triumph Tiger 1200 was last remodelled in 2018 and is still a strong contender in the 2021 market and gives a tough competition to other rivals. This just clearly shows how reliable and customer friendly this model really is. Not many off roads bikes can stand strong in the market for too long but this Tiger 1200 is one exception. It is powered by a 1215 cc inline, three-cylinder engine with 12 valve which efficiently churns out a power of 139 bhp max at 9350 rmp along with a torque of 122 Nm at 7600 rmp and comes along with a six-speed manual gearbox and it also has a final shaft drive while some other competitors only offer regular chain drive.
It also offers various other features like traction control, backlit switchgear, 12V power outlet and many more. And these features are what make the Triumph Tiger 1200 one of the best off-road bikes in India. And its ex-showroom price in India is around Rs 17 to 17.1 lakh, although the on-road price may vary.
Suzuki DR Z50
The Suzuki DR Z50 is a mini dirt bike that is very easy to handle especially for young beginners who wants to excel in dirt biking. It is easy to handle mainly because of its lightweight as it only weighs 54 kg and has a height of only 560 mm. It is powered by a 49-cc air-cooler engine and 3-speed gearbox which makes it one of the best off-road bikes in India.
Kawasaki KLX 110
If you are looking into taking dirt biking seriously then this is a great choice for you at the beginner’s level mostly. This Kawasaki KLX 110 is a mini dirt bike that is powered by a 112-cc engine that efficiently churns out a power of 7 bhp at 7500 rmp along with a torque of 8 Nm at 4000 rmp and comes along with a 4-speed gearbox. This is one of the best off-road bikes in India, although one has to keep in mind that it is strictly an off-road bike, which means it cannot be ridden on the roads legally as compared to some other off-road bike that is somewhat allowed on actual roads. Its cost in the Indian market is around Rs. 3 lakhs.
The Kawasaki KX250F is a strictly off-road bike for hardcore dirt bikers and cannot by any means be legal on the actual roads. Apart from that, the Kawasaki KX250F is a really lightweight bike as it is used to ride on competitive racing tracks and it is also smooth and light enough for high jumps and although it is lightweight it does not take much damage. Hence making it one of the best off-road bikes in India for dirt bike racing. This amazing bike is powered by a 249-cc single-cylinder DHOC engine which comes along with a five-speed gearbox with a wet multi-plate clutch.
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled will be launching in India very soon and it is designed in sparkling blue livery to pay tribute to the iconic 80’s Enduro bikes. It also has a red and white detailing on the fuel tank and mudguards and is also rimed with gold. This beautiful and honourable bike is powered by an 803 cc Desmodromic L twin-engine which effectively churns out a power of 72.87 PS at 8250 rmp along with a torque of 66.2 Nm at 5750 rmp. Because of its aesthetic aspect and also because it pays tribute to the 80’s it is one of the best off-road bikes in India and its estimated price in the Indian market is about Rs. 9.93 lakh.
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