Top 5 Bikes For Ladakh Trip
Published On Dec 14, 2021 02:17:14 PM
If you love riding motorcycles, then a Ladakh trip is surely on your to-do list. Confused about which motorcycle you need for a Leh-Ladakh trip? Well, look no further because today at BikeDekho we bring you the top five motorcycles which would be perfectly suited for a journey like this!
The Xpulse 200 is the most affordable adventure bike that you can buy right now in the Indian market. The motorcycle is priced at Rs 1,28,150 ex-showroom for its latest 4-valve avatar. The Xpulse’s real advantage over other bikes is its massive 220mm of ground clearance, 190mm of front suspension travel and 170mm of rear wheel travel, which is exactly what you need when you want to ride off the beaten path. And now, the improved grunt also means that the Xpulse will have an easier time going through the high passes of Ladakh.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is a name that is simply synonymous with taking a motorcycle trip to Ladakh. Why do people choose this bike for this ride? Well, it makes the tops of people’s lists because of its rugged design, comfortable rider and pillion seat, torquey engine, relatively affordable price and the 19-18-inch spoke wheels setup which really can deal with a lot of abuse from bad roads. Heck, there are some people who buy a Classic 350 for the sole reason of riding it to Ladakh.
The Himalayan is the only legitimate adventure tourer in the Royal Enfield's arsenal. The motorcycle gets a tall windscreen upfront, a 15-litre fuel tank, split-type seat, rear carrier, an upswept exhaust and 21-17-inch spoke wheels at both ends. Massive ground clearance and impressive suspension travel, along with a very accessible seat height of 800mm makes it the perfect tool for many riders to tackle the tough terrain of Ladakh. Plus, with a name like “Himalayan”, do you need any more convincing that this truly is the perfect bike for Ladakh? The ex-showroom price of the bike starts at Rs 2,10,784.
If you are someone who's looking for an ADV with not only the right hardware but also some modern tech, then the KTM 390 Adventure is the bike that you should check out. The 390 Adventure is designed for rough roading in mind thanks to its 19-inch front wheel and dual sport tyres.e. The bike also gets all LED lights and a 5-inch full-colour TFT instrument cluster that displays navigation and notification alerts. KTM's 390 Adventure is powered by a 373cc motor that puts out 43.5PS of power and 37Nm of torque. The bike also comes equipped with advanced electronics like cornering ABS, traction control system and a quick shifter. The bike is priced at Rs 3,27,369 ex-showroom.
If your budget is more than Rs 5 lakh then Benelli has an adventure tourer for you - the TRK502X. The TRK502X comes with a sharp and rugged design. For adventuring, the 502X gets long travel suspension, 220mm of ground clearance, a 19/17-inch spoke wheel setup with off-road tyres and a hefty 20-litre fuel tank. You also get a tail rack and luggage mounting points as standard. The TRK502X is powered by a 500cc twin-cylinder motor that puts out 47.5PS of power at 8,500rpm and 46Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. The motorcycle is priced at Rs 5,19,900 ex-showroom. There's also a road-biased version of the same called the TRK502 which is a bit more affordable.
Above mentioned prices are ex-showroom Delhi.