An increasing number of individuals in India are interested in purchasing motorcycles that they can take out for short rides as well as carry along with them on trips. Here is a rundown of the best Indian touring motorcycles under Rs 3 lakh ex-showroom pricing. The advantages and drawbacks of each bike are also included in this list below.
KTM Adventure 250
When it comes to long-distance touring, the KTM 250 adventure is now the most popular choice. There is a solid service network for this bike since it is a KTM, and the electrical package is quite similar to what you’ll find on larger motorcycles. For the most part, this bike comes with a lot of aftermarket equipment. As a result, it should be simple to locate saddlebags that are compatible with your motorcycle. Because of the comprehensive electrical package, if you have an ECU issue or an electronics failure, you’ll need to bring your bike into KTM to get it fixed. The ex-showroom price of this motorcycle on the streets of Mumbai is Rs 2,44,840. A costly option is the KTM 390 adventure, which has a similar design but with good electrical equipment and a larger engine.
|Engine||248cc, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 4V DOHC Engine|
|Max Power||30 PS @ 9000 rpm|
|Max Torque||24 Nm @7500 rpm|
|Price||Rs 2,44,840 (ex-showroom)|
Bajaj Dominar 400
Bajaj Dominar 400 is only for those who want a bike that can be used for long-distance travelling as well as riding around town on the weekends. This is a great option for solo travellers since the Dominar does not draw a lot of attention to itself. There are many components that are interchangeable with other Bajaj bikes, so if you have a problem, it’s simple to fix. In addition, the bike’s engine is tuned for both performance and mileage, resulting in excellent fuel efficiency when utilised in higher gears and at lower rpms. In Mumbai, the Bajaj Dominar costs Rs 2,45,210 on the road.
|Engine||373.3cc,Single cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark,|
|Max Power||40 PS @ 8800 rpm|
|Max Torque||35 Nm @ 6500 rpm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13L|
|Price||Rs 2.23 Lacs (ex-showroom)|
As an alternative to a KTM, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 is an excellent touring motorcycle. The KTM 250cc engine and upright riding position make this bike a serious rival to the Duke. The disadvantage is that the seat is quite cramped, making it impossible to go on a trip with a passenger. There are few aftermarket options for saddlebags and hard-side luggage on the bike. The bike costs Rs 2,34,590 on the road in Mumbai.
|Engine||248cc, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve DOHC Engine|
|Max Power||30 PS @ 9000 rpm|
|Max Torque||24 Nm @ 7500 rpm|
|Price||Rs 2,19,000 (ex-showroom)|
Honda CB350 H’ness
The Honda CB350 H’ness is a vintage motorbike that you can take out for Sunday rides and excursions. Compared to other historic motorcycles, this bike features a fairly basic traction control system. The aggressive riding position may enable you to sit in the saddle for a longer period of time, but this is another alternative worth considering. Because it can maintain a steady pace, the bike is ideal for long-distance rides. As a rider who enjoys high-speed acceleration, the loss of torque might diminish the experience. The on-road pricing of the Honda CB 350 H’ Ness is Rs 2,24,584, which will be covered in more depth below.
|Engine||348cc,4 Stroke, SI Engine, BS-VI|
|Max Power||21.07 PS @ 5500 rpm|
|Max Torque||30 Nm @ 3000 rpm|
|Price||Rs 1.98 Lacs - Rs 2.05 Lacs (ex-showroom)|
When it comes to travelling in India, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is the best option. The bike’s design is solely based on the concept of long-distance touring. It boasts a 400cc engine that is perfect for off-roading and has a lot of torque. While going beyond 120 kilometres per hour, the bike feels strained, thus the ideal speed is approximately 100 kilometres per hour. With a price tag of Rs 2,34,672, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is one of the most popular touring motorcycles in the world.
|Engine||411cc,Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC|
|Max Power||24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm|
|Max Torque||32 Nm @ 4000 - 4500 rpm|
|Price||Rs 2.14Lacs - Rs 2.22 Lacs (ex-showroom)|
Suzuki Gixxer 250
It costs Rs. 2,01,500 to buy the Suzuki Gixxer 250 which comes with a strong engine and a comfortable riding position, making it an excellent touring bike. Long-distance travel is made difficult by the firm seat of the Suzuki Gixxer. There aren’t many alternatives for mounting this motorbike, but you may have one made for you. Using soft baggage is advised for this bike. Comfortable speeds of between 100 and 120 kilometres per hour are more than enough for Indian roadways. In India, you may choose from the following selection of touring bicycles. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for new motorcycles in the comments section below.
|Engine||249cc, 4-Stroke, 1-cylinder, Oil cooled|
|Max Power||26.5 PS @ 9300 rpm|
|Max Torque||22.2 Nm @ 7300 rpm|
|Price||Rs 1.81 Lacs|
Royal Enfield Hunter 350
Recently, Royal Enfield launched their new motorcycle Hunter 350. This is the most affordable and lightest bike from Royal Enfield. Because of the low seat height of 790mm, it is easy for short-height people to ride Hunter 350. The bike comes in 2 variants the Hunter 350 metro and Hunter 350 metro.
|Engine||349cc, Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC Engine|
|Max Power||20.4 PS @ 6100 rpm|
|Max Torque||27 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Price||Rs. 1.49 - 1.66 Lacs (ex-showroom)|