2022 Yezdi Adventure vs Royal Enfield Himalayan: Photo Comparison
The Yezdi Adventure trumps the Himalayan in more than one aspect
One look at either bike and they make their ADV intentions quite clear. Up front, the Adventure and the Himalayan both get tall mudguards, round headlamps, and tall windscreens for proper wind deflection. Between them, the Yezdi comes out as more modern, thanks to its all-LED headlight, tail light and LED indicators.
From the side, the Himalayan takes the cake with its purpose-built indented fuel tank, low 800mm seat height, and sturdy-looking aluminium bash plate. In comparison, the Yezdi has a teardrop-like fuel tank design along with a 15mm higher seat.
Next up, features. Yezdi has equipped the Adventure with an LCD instrument cluster, dual-channel ABS (with three modes: Rain, Road, & Off-road), and Bluetooth connectivity via Yezdi’s app. The LCD also has a unique tilt function for stand-up riding and it is complemented by two USB ports (type-C and type-A).
Meanwhile, the Royal Enfield Himalayan packs a twin-pod analogue instrument cluster mated to the Tripper navigation pod. Switchable ABS (with two modes) also comes standard on the bike. Even though this is the more rudimentary setup, we’d still pick the Himalayan as the Yezdi’s setup feels a little unpolished.
The Yezdi’s true strength lies at its heart. It employs a 334cc, single-cylinder engine (same as the Jawa Perak), putting out 30.2PS and 29.9Nm, almost 6PS more than the Himalayan. Not only this, the Yezdi Adventure also weighs 11kg less and gets a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch, giving it an added advantage.
Being ADVs, both bikes run on 21/17-inch spoke wheels as standard, clamped by disc brakes at both ends. Yezdi, though, has equipped the Adventure with 20mm bigger discs, which should give it better stopping power.
On the suspension front, both ADVs use a simple telescopic fork up front and a monoshock at the rear, offering exactly the same suspension travel and ground clearance.
Lastly, prices. Prices of the Yezdi Adventure start from Rs 2,09,900 and go up to Rs 2,18,900, depending on the colour option. Whereas the Royal Enfield Himalayan, thanks to its repetitive price revisions, begins from Rs 2,14,887 with the top variant costing Rs 2,22,526, ex-showroom Delhi.
This makes the Yezdi Adventure better value for the money on paper. But the paper only tells half the story and to declare a winner between these two, we will have to take them out for a spin. More on that later.