Exploring is something that is an integral part of human nature. Adventure is something that comes from the want of exploring. Keeping these two things in mind bike manufacturers have come up with machines that can keep going on even when the road ends. These machines are proudly called Adventure tourers. Here we are listing five of them which have done well in the Indian Market. Along with that they also are versatile machines.

Scroll down to find out how fun doesn’t need to end when the road does.

Hero Xpulse 200

The Hero Xpulse 200 is a bike which is a move over Impulse that was a bike that was the first bike after Hero Honda tie-up ended. This bike did well but was discontinued in the year 2017. This year Hero launched Xpulse 200 and targeted the Adventure lovers. At around Rs.1 Lakh, this is one of the most affordable Adventure bikes available in India. It has basic features like navigation and smartphone connectivity. The suspension is also decent providing a good off-road ability.

It has a ground clearance of 220 mm

2019 hero-xpulse-200

Xpulse 200 Specifications
Displacement199.6 cc
Maximum Power18.4 HP @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque17.1 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Number of Cylinders1
Number of Gears5
Seat Height823 mm
Ground Clearance220 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight153 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity13 litres

Royal Enfield Himalayan

This bike is as of now is the most used adventure tourer in India. To add to it it is the most practical bike in this segment. It is priced at 1.78 Lakhs and is a good and a price worthy of what it offers. The engine feels a bit lacking but as its a Royal Enfield, fans of the bike will overlook this. The Royal Enfield Himalayan offers features of panniers and touring kit on the Himalayan Sleet version. Above all, it offers a special paint scheme with the Sleet Edition.

It has a ground clearance of 220 mm

Royal Enfield Himalayan Specifications
Displacement411 cc
Maximum Power24.5 HP @ 6500 rpm
Maximum Torque32 NM @ 4250 rpm
Number of Cylinders1
Number of Gears5
Seat Height800 mm
Ground Clearance220 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight191 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity15 litres
Top Speed145 kmph


This is a bike that is a strategic entry to the BMW’s G310 GS. he motorcycle is based on the same platform as the G310R Roadster and even shares the same engine but of course in a different state of tune. The bike is locally made and so is the most affordable bike in BMW’s line-up. BMW has not compromised the offering of electronics at this price range. The motorcycle was appreciated throughout the globe for its comfortable seating position, long suspension travel, wider handlebars, and switchable ABS which also happens to be one of the main features which we all look for in an Adventure Tourer. This bike is offered at a price of 3.49 Lakhs.

It has a ground clearance of 220mm


Displacement313 cc
Maximum Power33.6 BHP @ 9500 rpm
Maximum Torque28 NM @ 7500 rpm
Number of Gears6
Seat Height835 mm
Ground Clearance220 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight169.5 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity11 litres
Top Speed143 kmph

Kawasaki Versys X 300

This Kawasaki bike is priced at 4.6 lakhs and is a decent gain for a parallel twin offering. The bike gets a dual-channel ABS. However, the only downside is that it has a halogen as the primary headlight which is a bad offering at this price range. This bike has got a good response from the Kawasaki fans. However, lack of power is felt but the power delivery is linear due to the parallel-twin. This bike also offers accsesories like Aux lights which are very much adventure focused. All in all the bike is a complete package and will give you the feeling of driving a premium vehical. This bike is at par to the new Benelli TRK 502.

It has a ground clearance of 180mm.

Kawasaki Versys X 300 2

Kawasaki Versys Specifications
Displacement296 cc
Maximum Power40 HP @ 11,500 rpm
Maximum Torque25.70 Nm @ 10,000 rpm
Number of Cylinders2
Number of Gears6
Seat Height815 mm
Ground Clearance180 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight184 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity17 litres

Triumph Tiger 800 XCX

The Triumph Tiger 800 XCX is an adventure tourer that’s used widely over the premium class. The Triumph Tiger is definitely one of the most appreciated and capable Adventure Tourer available in the World and is the only motorcycle that gives a tough competition to the popular BMW GS range. Just like the GS range Triumph also offers the Tiger with a number of different engine specs. Tiger 800 XCX is the most popular. This is because it is powered by an 800cc, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder engine that produces about 94bhp 78.8Nm of torque and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.

The Tiger gets a lot of luxury features. These include Heated seats and grips, height-adjustable windscreen and adjustable suspension. The motorcycle also gets plenty of safety features as well including ABS, Rider mode and traction control. The Triumph Tiger is famous for its reliable engine.

It has a ground clearance of 203mm

2018 Triumph Tiger_800_XCx-Front-3-4-Jet-Black.e9e5d427

Tiger 800 XCX Specifications
Displacement800 cc
Maximum Power93.7 BHP @ 9250 rpm
Maximum Torque79 NM @ 7850 rpm
Number of Cylinders3
Number of Gears6
Seat Height840 – 860 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight221 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity19 litres

Comparative Price Chart

Price Structure
Adventure TourerPrice
Hero Xpulse 200Rs.0.97 – 1.05 Lakh
Royal Enfield HimalayanRs.1.79 – 1.82 Lakh
BMW G310 GSRs.3.49 Lakh
Kawasaki Versys X 300Rs.4.69 Lakh
Triumph Tiger 800 XCXRs.11.99 – 15.16 Lakh

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  • I think BMW Motorrad is almost on equal footing with little variations compared to Triumph, Honda, Suzuki, Harley, Royal Enfield, Ducati, KTM, etc in terms of fuel-efficiency , speeds, safety everything.

  • nice blog