1 . KTM 390 Duke
Street | 373.2 CC
The KTM 390 Duke managed to raise the performance and value for money bar high up, and has maintained it. The KTM 390 Duke offers performance that put most four-cylinder bikes in this category to shame, and holds the crown as the fastest street bike in India.
The KTM 390 Duke is powered by a 373cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that makes 44bhp and 35Nm of torque, with the help of a 6-speed gearbox. The Duke 390 is the perfect motorcycle to be ridden in the city for daily commute and on long highway trips.
2 . Kawasaki KX250F
Street | 249 CC
The Kawasaki KX250F is not a regular motorcycle that one can use to commute to work or plan long rides on, but a pure competition-spec off-road motorcycle that cannot be registered for road use. The KX250F was originally developed by Kawasaki and Suzuki in 2004 and since seen success.
The kawasaki KX250F comes with a 249cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The KX250F is a perfect motorcycle for recreational bikers looking for a capable off-roader.
3 . Royal Enfield Himalayan
Street | 411 CC
Royal Enfield offers a dual sport model in India as well in the form of the Himalayan. The Royal Enfield Himalayan, although has decent off-road capabilities, is not a full fledged enduro motorcycle, but does manage to tackle difficult terrain.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by a new 411cc, single-cylinder oil and air-cooled engine that makes 24.5bhp and 32Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Himalayan also features disc brakes at both ends, along with a 21-inch front wheel, and a 17-inch rear tyre.
4 . Triumph Tiger 800 XCA
Street | 800 CC
The Triumph Tiger is a capable off-roader although it features some ‘luxury’ features such as heated seats and grips, height adjustable windshield, ABS, traction control, adjustable suspension, and mobile charging sockets to tackle long highway trips.
The Triumph Tiger is powered by an 800cc, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder engine that makes a healthy 94bhp 74Nm of torque with the help of a 6-speed gearbox. The Triumph Tiger XR tips the scale at 213kg.
5 . Kawasaki KLX 140G
Street | 144 CC
The Kawasaki KLX140G is a focused off-roader, targeted at amateurs. The KLX140G is another off-road motorcycle from the japanese manufacturer that cannot be registered for road-use, but works well as a recreational motorcycle for those looking to to dune bashing.
The Kawasaki KLX140G is powered by a 144cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Kawasaki KLX140G is sold in India as a CBU.
6 . Triumph Tiger Explorer XCx
Street | 1215 CC
The Triumph Tiger Exploere XCx is the flagship off-roader from Triumph in India. The motorcycle is equipped with various features to make it off-road friendly. It incorporates three selectable riding modes - Road, Rain and Off-road - as well as a programmable Rider mode, with customisable settings for throttle maps, ABS and traction control.
The Tiger Explorer Xcx is powered by a 1215 cc, in-line three-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 137bhp and a peak torque output of 123Nm.
7 . BMW R1200 GS Adventure
Street | 1170 CC
The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is made for long rides across continents with the ability to take on any terrain when the tarmac ends. It is essentially a more capable version of the R 1200 GS and is around one inch taller, wider and longer, whereas the ground clearance is 0.5 inches higher too.
The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is powered by a liquid-cooled, 1170 cc, flat-twin DOHC engine with a maximum power output of 123bhp and a peak torque output of 125Nm.
8 . Honda Africa Twin
Street | 999.11 CC
The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin is the latest iteration of the legendary Honda Africa Twin. The motorcycle is powered by a liquid-cooled, 998cc, parallel-twin engine and transmission duties are handled by a dual clutch transmission (DCT). The engine has a maximum power output of 92.61bhp and a peak torque output of 98Nm.
Long travel fully adjustable suspension, high ground clearance and a high seating position combined together gives the new Africa Twin excellent on and off-road capability. It competes with the Kawasaki Versys 1000, Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Tiger series.
9 . Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
Street | 1198.4 CC
The Ducati Multistrada Enduro is an adventure touring version of the Multistrada 1200S. The Multistrada Enduro rides on rugged wire spoke wheels with knobbly Pirelli tyres to help off-road with ease. The suspension travel too has been increased.
The Ducati Multistrada Enduro is powered by a 1198cc Testastretta DVT L-twin engine, with a maximum power output of 160bhp and a peak torque output of 136Nm. The engine is controlled through ride-by-wire and features switchable rider modes. The entire electronics package has been carried over from the Multistrada 1200S.
10 . Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 ABS
Street | 1197 CC
The Dorsoduro is an adventure tourer from the Italian manufacturer with a go-anywhere attitude and design. The motorcycle is powered by a liquid-cooled, 1197cc, twin-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 130bhp and a peak torque output of 115Nm.
The motorcycle is built on a modular tubular steel frame and even features switchable riding modes.