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Best Motorcycles for Touring in India

Updated: Apr 10, 2020

India is one of the top destinations in the world for Travel; it offers a great landscape from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The vast land of India attracts major tourist in Asia. Most of the tourists visit India for exploring its Culture, Ancient History and Wildlife. But in recent days adventure sports also become a great opportunity to explore the adventure side of India. Especially Motorcycle Tours in India has become a major player in Adventure Tourism in India.


India offers a wide range of Adventure Motorcycle tours in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, South India, Goa or you take any other states of India, it offers a great place for motorcycle touring. The basic ecosystem of a motorcycle tour in India works on different models. The major one has Guided Motorcycle Tours in remote places like Ladakh, Spiti valley, Pangi Valley, South India, etc, where everything will be taken care of by Motorcycle Touring companies like us. The second will be Self-drive expeditions where you will Rent a motorcycle from the market and ride on your own to the preferred locations, here also we can help you in renting out the motorcycles in different locations like Delhi, Manali, Ladakh, Rajasthan, Goa, and Kochi.


India is one of the top destinations in the world for Travel; it offers a great landscape from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The vast land of India attracts major tourist in Asia. Most of the tourists visit India for exploring its Culture, Ancient History and Wildlife. But in recent days adventure sports also become a great opportunity to explore the adventure side of India. Especially Motorcycle Tours in India has become a major player in Adventure Tourism in India.



Royal Enfield Classic 350cc:

Classic 350 is the first bike to launch when Eicher Motors decided to re-launch Royal Enfield's during early 2000. The latest motorcycle from the house of Royal Enfield will be powered by a 346cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine that will churn out 19.8 bhp and 28Nm of peak torque. This bike comprises a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. Royal Enfield classic 350 can be used as your preferred travel partner for long-distance traveling, it is good in Seating style, chassis is built for holding the pressure of Long traveling and fuel efficiency is the most important factor to choose, it will give 28-32 KMPL average on long-distance traveling.


Royal Enfield 500cc:

As of now, Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles are the most trusted bikes for Adventure Touring in India. Especially Bullet 500cc, the design has backed from its iconic old-style bullet way

back to the 80s. This machine is completely a pure bliss to ride on any given tracks, be it the Himalayas or South India, this machine is made perfect for Adventure Travelling on Motorcycle. The Bullet 500 is powered by a single-cylinder air-cooled 499cc mill producing 26.5bhp of power at 5,100rpm and 40.9Nm of torque at 3,800rpm. Power is transmitted via a five-speed gearbox. Most of the Motorcycle Touring companies in India prefer Bullet 500cc due to its sturdiness on the road, low maintenance and easy to fix.


Royal Enfield Himalayan 411cc:

There comes the game-changer in the Indian Motorcycle market. Royal Enfield Himalayan is

the first entry-level adventure touring motorcycle by Royal Enfield and it's first of its kind in India also. This motorcycle has changed the adventure motorcycle travel perception since 2016. This entry-level adventure touring motorcycle has been tested at Harris Performance from the UK. This entry-level adventure tourer provides 410cc engine capacity and long suspension which is perfect for off-road adventure. the large 21-inch front wheel, dual-purpose tires, high ground clearance, and engine sump guard play up the bike's 'adventure'

personality. It's a design which is simple, but it looks the part. The 14-liter fuel tank offers a decent range - around 400-450 km on a tankful, depending on terrain and riding style. The Royal Enfield Himalayan's engine is all-new; it's a 411cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which makes 24.5bhp at 6500rpm and peak torque of 32Nm at between 4000-4500 revs. With a weight of 182kg, it's not exactly light, nimble bike. But whether you are filtering through traffic or doing the daily commute, it doesn't feel cumbersome or unmanageable.

BMW 310GS :

The first entry-level Adventure motorcycle from the Mother of all Adventure Motorcycle "BMW". Yes BMW is considered as the big daddy of all other adventure motorcycles in the world, especially 1200GS. This entry-level adventure tourer launched in 2018 in India. But surprisingly didn't able to capture the market at the expected level, because of its price tag and engine, however, the name has originated from BMW but the engine is Indian made at TVS facility center. As of now, people haven't used this motorcycle for much on Long distance traveling.


There are other motorcycle manufacturers who have been battling in this segment like Jawa, Bajaj Dominar and KTM Duke. But not all of them can sustain the pressure of Adventure Travel.


The conclusion is simple, as on today there is no Competition for Royal Enfield in Adventure-Touring Motorcycles.


Find out our Royal Enfield Tours in the following destinations.

- Himalayan Motorcycle Escapade.

- Himachal Pradesh Motorcycle Escapade (Spiti & Pangi Valley).

- South India Motorcycle Escapade (Chennai to Goa).

- South India Heritage Motorcycle Tour (Hampi).

- Kerala Motorcycle Escapades.


More destinations launching soon...

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