Adventure motorcycles were not that popular in our market until a few years ago. One of the first brands to have introduced adventure motorcycle in the market was Royal Enfield. They had launched Himalayan which was an adventure motorcycle in the affordable range. later on more and more brands entered the segment and now we have motorcycles like Hero Xpulse, BMW G 310 GS and the latest KTM 390 Adventure in the affordable adventure motorcycle segment. Here we have a video from a vlogger that tries to explain why he had bought Royal Enfield Himalayan instead of going for the latest KTM 390 Adventure.
The video has been uploaded by Explore n More on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing the new BS6 Royal Enfield Himalayan. The video gives a quick walkaround of the motorcycle. The Royal Enfield Himalayan looks rugged and is one of the most rough looking motorcycle in the segment. This is not the first Himalayan he s owning. The vlogger had a Himalayan before this and that was giving too much trouble as he mentioned in the video. Even after that he had opted for Himalayan because of various reasons.
To explain that he takes the motorcycle to a section where there were no proper roads. Even in that rough section, the RE Himalayan was providing great comfort to the rider and on their way to the location, they even found some dirt filled area and successfully crossed it. One of the main reason that the vlogger loved the Himalayan was simply because of the ride comfort. The RE Himalayan has a soft suspension set up in comparison to the KTM 390 Adventure.
The vlogger had taken a test ride of 390 Adventure before finalising the Himalayan and he felt that there were couple of problems like the front wind shield vibration and so on. Other factor was the seat height which is more in KTM in comparison to the Royal Enfield. The vlogger also says that in comparison to the BS4 version, the BS6 version feels more refined and the vibrations have come down to some extent. The Royal Enfield is a good option for people who are looking for a adventure motorcycle as this comes as a value for money product at its price range. It’s priced at under Rs. 2 lakh, which makes it a lot cheaper than alternatives such as the KTM Adventure 390 and the BMW G 310 GS.