The market for adventure tourer motorcycles in India has started growing rapidly day by day. Given the ever-increasing demand for ADV bikes, more and more manufacturers are making an entry into this space. However, adventure tourer space is still a premium category, with only a few affordable ADV bikes offered in the market. Here is a list of the top 2 most affordable adventure tourer motorcycles currently available in the country.
Hero Xpulse 200: With a starting price of Rs 1.23 lakh (ex-showroom), hero XPulse 200 is currently the cheapest ADV bike in the Indian market. The bike also gets an oil-cooled engine of 199.6 ccs, with a rating of 18 PS/16.45 Nm. The Xpulse 200 has been built on a tubular diamond frame, with telescopic forks, with mono shocks at the rear. There is also a slightly more premium 'Xpulse 200 4V' variant with a four-valve head and is generating a power of 19 PS and a torque of 17.35 Nm.
Honda CB200X: The Honda CB200X has also originally performed the adventure touring version of the Hornet 2.0 Necked motorcycle. The ADV bike is getting along with the same 184.4 cc single-cylinder engine, which can generate a power of 17 PS at 8500 RPM and a torque of 16.1 Nm at 6000 RPM. The diamond-type frame of the motorcycle is suspended on the USD fork-up front and on the rear monoshock. Honda has equipped the CB200X with all-LED lighting, knuckle guards, split-seat, a digital instrument cluster, an under-cowl and a viscer.