The Indian market has seen a rising number of touring enthusiasts in the recent years. While the market is yet to offer more affordable bikes, as of now enthusiasts either have to settle with the only affordable bike available in the market or customise their rides for long distance touring. We bring you several customised affordable Indian bikes that have been modified for long rides.
Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
While the bike gets Naked Street in its name, the owner had different plans for this one. The naked bike has been given an overhaul to make it long-distance friendly. The Pulsar 200 NS seen here gets hand-guards and a bigger front visor that helps to cut through wind blast while riding on the highway. The simple yet effective changes make the Pulsar 200 NS modified a great companion for long trips.
Bajaj Pulsar 220F
Bajaj Pulsar has remained one of the best bikes for long distance touring for a long time. The semi-fairing of the bike provides enough wind protection while the raw power and comfortable seating make it a preferred bike for long distance rides. The Pulsar 220F here has been given an exoskeleton to save it from any falls. It also gets a taller visor, upgraded handlebar for a more comfortable seating posture and a luggage rack in the rear.
Bajaj Dominar TourX
The Dominar has been launched to take on the Royal Enfield range of motorcycles in India. Autologue Design has developed a new TourX body kit for the Dominar that makes it even more touring friendly. The bike gets a longer visor, handle guards, pillion backrest, a new exhaust and upgraded lighting with a new LED auxiliary lamp below the headlamp. The kit makes the bike sturdier than the regular version.
Here is another, much more aggressive modification based on the Bajaj Dominar. The bike seen here gets proper ADV DNA. The bike gets a larger windshield, headlamp protector, a newly raised mud-guard, raised suspension, handguards, engine guards and a luggage rack. The seat has been customised. The whole bike gets a new custom paint scheme.
The Hero Karizma that was one of the first above 200cc 4-stroke performance bikes in India has always been known for its touring capabilities. The smooth engine and the relaxed riding position of the Karizma made it a great long-distance bike. Here is a bike that has been transformed completely into a touring machine. The bike gets a new headlamp, new fairing, new raised suspension, knuckle guards, new tyres and a luggage box.
KTM 390 Duke
Even though KTM has plans to launch the ADV version of the Duke in India, it is still some time away. This not-so-patient customiser has modified the bike to make it a true-blue adventure bike. The bike gets a raised suspension that increases the ground clearance, new dual-purpose tyres, a new under-seat exhaust, new handlebar and knuckle guard.
KTM Duke Enduro
Here is another modification based on the KTM 390 Duke. Customised by Motoexotica, the bike does not resemble the KTM 390 Duke at all. The bike gets 12-inch travel forks, a new rear monoshock with 15-inch travel, dual fuel tank with a 13-litre capacity. The bike can also get a auxiliary fuel tank to increase the capacity. It also comes with a 21-inch wheel up front and a 17-inch rear wheel set-up. The headlamp set-up is all-new with projector lamps and it also gets luggage racks.