1 . Mahindra Mojo XT300
Street | 295 CC
The Mahindra Mojo XT300 is the top-spec model in the Mojo lineup. The Mojo XT300 comes with all the bells and whistles for a comfortable experience during long rides. The Mojo is one of the best bikes for long-distance touring with a comfortable riding posture and refined engine.
The Mahindra Mojo XT300 draws power from a 300cc liquid-cooled, fuel injected, single-cylinder engine that produces 26.8bhp and 30Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle gets a 21-litre fuel tank for long rides. Other features include USD front forks, dual exhaust, Pirelli tyres and much more.
2 . Bajaj Dominar 400
Cruisers | 373.3 CC
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is a sports cruiser motorcycle designed for long-distance touring. The Dominar 400 gets all the modern features for a comfortable long ride. The motorcycle features an all-LED headlight, digital instrument cluster and several other features.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 draws power from a 373.3cc liquid-cooled, fuel injected, single-cylinder engine producing 34.5bhp and 35Nm of torque. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox assisted by a slipper clutch. The Dominar 400 also gets disc brakes at both the ends with dual-channel ABS.
3 . KTM 390 Duke
Street | 373.2 CC
The KTM 390 Duke is one of the best performance bikes in the 300cc segment. The 390 Duke is also suitable for long rides due to its upright riding posture and powerful engine. The 390 Duke has been a game-changer in the entry-level performance bike segment and it is also a good motorcycle for touring.
The KTM 390 Duke is powered by a 373cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 44bhp and 37Nm 37Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike also gets a slipper clutch. Other prominent features of the 390 Duke include bifurcated LED headlight, TFT LCD instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and much more.
4 . Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
Cruisers | 499 CC
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is a modern cruiser from the Chennai-based manufacturer. Despite the addition of the new features, the Thunderbird 500 retains the classic look with the round headlamp and spoke wheels. The Thunderbird 500 is one of the best bikes for long rides as it gets a pillion backrest and comfortable seats.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is powered by a 499cc air-cooled, fuel injected, single-cylinder engine that produces 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Braking duties are handled by discs at both the ends. The Thunderbird 500 also gets features such as projector headlamp and electric start.
5 . Honda CBR 250R
Sports | 249.6 CC
The Honda CBR 250R is a 250cc sports tourer from the Japanese manufacturer and it is one of the best bikes for long rides in India. The CBR 250R is an ideal touring motorcycle with its comfortable riding posture and front fairing which deflects the wind blast. The Honda CBR 250R draws power from a 249cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 26.1bhp and 22.9Nm of torque. The bike gets disc brakes at both the ends with dual-channel ABS. The CBR 250R is capable of reaching a top speed of 135km/h.
6 . Royal Enfield Himalayan
Street | 411 CC
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is the most affordable adventure motorcycle in the Indian market. The Himalayan is designed for long rides and to tackle off-road conditions. The overall design of the bike is minimalistic and the Himalayan serves the purpose it was built for.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan draws power from a 411cc air-cooled, fuel injected, single-cylinder engine that produces 24.5bhp and 32Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Himalayan is the first Royal Enfield bike to feature a monoshock rear suspension. Overall, the Himalayan is the best bet if your planning to do a lot of touring and explore places.
7 . Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220
Cruisers | 220 CC
The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is one of the most popular cruisers in the Indian market. The Avenger brand has been in the Indian market for quite some time and recently Bajaj updated the Avenger Cruise 220. The motorcycle is ideal for long rides on highways as it comes with a comfortable seat for both the rider and the pillion.
The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is powered by a 220cc air/oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing 18.7bhp and 17.5Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Avenger Cruise 220 comes with features such as a large windscreen up front, digital instrument cluster and a pillion backrest.
8 . Kawasaki Versys 650
Street | 649 CC
The Kawasaki Versys 650 is a middleweight adventure motorcycle which is slotted above the Versys-X 300. The Versys 650 is an ideal bike for riders upgrading from a 300cc bike. The Versys 650 is equipped with a refined suspension system which makes the bike very comfortable on long rides. The seat is also spacious for both the rider and the pillion.
The Kawasaki Versys 650 is powered by a 649cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine that produces 68bhp and 64Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Versys 650 features a sporty design and also gets an adjustable windscreen. The Versys 650 is an ideal bike for beginner riders willing to do a lot of tours on a motorcycle.
9 . Triumph Bonneville T100
Cruisers | 900 CC
The Triumph Bonneville is a retro-styled motorcycle with styling straight out of the 70s. The T100 is the smaller of the two Bonnevilles on stage, the other being the T120. The flat seat, twin shock absorbers, twin exhausts and spoked wheels complete the retro styling of the Bonneville T100.
A 900cc twin-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 54bhp and a peak torque of 80Nm. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox.
10 . Honda CBR650F
Sports | 648.72 CC
CBR650F is a mid-weight motorcycle which is intended for sport touring. It is powered by an inline-4, 648cc motorcycle with a power output of 85.28bhp and a peak torque output of 62.9Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and rivals the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Benelli TNT 600i around its segment.
The motorcycle is capable of touching a top speed of 222km/h. The CBR650F has undergone a 2017 year face-lift and would soon be updated in India.