22Kymco X-Town 300i: Same Price Other Options
An affordable and powerful maxi-scooter sure sounds tempting. However, there are a couple of other interesting options around the same price
22Kymco forayed into the Indian two-wheeler market with not one but three new scooters. Out of this, the X-Town 330i is a proper maxi-scooter. It packs a 276cc motor with a power output that’s on par with most entry-level performance motorcycles, a host of features and comfortable ergonomics for a price of Rs 2.3 lakh (on-road). Having said that, there are a couple of other options around the same price that offers more bang for your buck.
*Please note: The below-mentioned costs are the on-road prices of the bikes.
2019 Bajaj Dominar 400: Rs 2.06 lakh
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is the most feature-packed motorcycle here. It packs a powerful motor, premium mechanicals and looks the part. It’ll take care of your daily commutes and cross countries if need be without breaking a sweat. All-in-all, the Dominar 400 is the best value for money proposition in this price bracket. On the downside, the bike lacks character, ride is on the stiffer side and some vibes still creep through at low revs.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet: Rs 2.15 lakh
The Himalayan will take care of your daily commutes as well as occasional trails over the weekend. Slap on a set of panniers on the bike and you could tour comfortably as well. Plus, you get the Himalayan Sleet for this price which offers some pretty cool graphics. All this, while saving around Rs 15,000 compared to the X-Town 330i. Neat, right? On the flipside though, the bike isn’t the best highway performer as it runs out of breath post 100kmph. Andwhile its spoked wheels perform well off-road, they aren’t as stable as alloy wheels at high speeds out on the highways.
Honda CBR250R: Rs 2.21 lakh
If you love touring, the CBR250R could make for a good deal. You get a reliable motor which has long legs for munching miles at a decent pace. Granted the bike’s an old-timer, but the new LED headlight setup paired with new graphics give it some breathing space. Not to mention, the bike’s low on maintenance and you have easy access to Honda’s massive dealership network. The money you save over the price of the X-Town 330i could be used for some riding gear or touring accessories.
KTM 250 Duke: Rs 2.27 lakh
It’s safe to say that you can’t go wrong with a KTM, even more so with the KTM 250 Duke. It offers the best of both worlds - unintimidating performance and the drool-worthy looks of the 390 Duke. Being a KTM, the 250 Duke is blessed with enjoyable handling dynamics and top-spec components. Yes, the instrument console looks dated and it misses out on a slipper clutch. But that isn’t a deal-breaker by any means.
Royal Enfield Classic 500: Rs 2.34 lakh
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 makes sense for those who prefer retro looks and a laid back ride. While the bike isn’t an out-and-out performer, it has an old-school charm and appeal that’s difficult to resist. Customers can also choose from a number of colour options and personalise their bikes using an extensive list of genuine accessories from Royal Enfield.