7 Upcoming Adventure Tourers to Rival Himalayan in India [200-500 cc – Updated]

This is a big list of Upcoming Adventure Tourers and they are set to rule the nascent segment…

The scenario of adventure tourers is very nascent in India. While the Tigers have captured the premium segment, towards the entry range we only had the Impulse (no more in production) and anyway it was too underpowered. At the moment, the only reasonably powerful and affordable motorcycle we have here is the Royal Enfield Himalayan but it has been terribly sub-standard in terms of quality. And hence we need more choices in this segment.. many more!

Many manufacturers have started taking this segment seriously and we have a reasonably long list of motorcycles headed our way. Let us take a look…

Upcoming Adventure Tourers – List

1. Kawasaki Versys X300: Now launched at 4.6 Lakhs

  • Status: Not confirmed
  • Expected Launch Time: Q4 2017
  • Expected Price: Around 4 Lakhs


2. BMW G 310GS:

  • Status: Officially confirmed but Delayed
  • Launch Time: Second half of 2018 or Early 2019
  • Expected Price: Around Rs 2.6 Lakhs


Designed by BMW Motorrad and manufactured by TVS in India, the G310 GS uses the same powertrain of the naked roadster. The 313 cc single cylinder mill churns out 34 PS of maximum power and 28 Nm of peak torque. The chassis is the same as the G 301R but the front wheel is now bigger (19 inch) while the front suspension gets extended spring travel.

With a typical upright seating position, the G310 GS appears to be a fun adventure touring motorcycle but we would love to get spoke wheels in place of those alloys! BMW first confirmed that they planned to introduce the baby GS in India towards the second half of 2017, however, it has been delayed. As we can read it, it may be introduced sometime late this year.

More details of G310 GS

3. Hero XPulse

  • Status: Unveiled & Hinted
  • Expected Launch Time: Mid or end of 2018
  • Expected Price: Around Rs 1 Lakh
Recently unveiled XPulse ADV

Xpulse is a surprise entry in this list. It was unveiled by Hero at this year’s EICMA and they have almost hinted that it will be taken to production. Expected sometime this year, it gets power from the 200 cc mill derived from the upcoming Xtreme 200S.

It was showcased as a concept which means that we can expect some changes in the production version. When it gets launched, it may be the most affordable adventure tourer India will have.

All Updates on XPulse

4. Suzuki V-Strom 250:

  • Status: Unconfirmed
  • Expected Launch Time: Can not predict!
  • Expected Price: Around Rs 3 Lakhs


Unveiled in China just before 2016’s EICMA, the bike made an appearance at Milan as well under the more apt V-Strom brand. Powered by the same twin-cylinder mill seen in the Inazuma, it churns out 25 PS of peak power and 23.4 Nm of max torque.

Suzuki claims that they have focused on low and mid range torque. It gets an integrated luggage system, a compact screen for wind deflection which has been wind tunnel tested. Again, as a Suzuki, its not one of the best lookers in this list but that smooth motor can more than make up for that…

More details of V-Strom 250

5. Mahindra Mojo Adventure

  • Status: Confirmed
  • Expected Launch Time: Within 12-15 odd months
  • Expected Price: Around Rs 1.8-1.9 Lakhs

Upcoming Adventure Tourers

Towards the end of 2016, Mahindra surprised everybody by announcing buying rights of iconic Jawa and BSA brands. Apart from this, they also promised the introduction of four new variants based on the Mojo platform which also included an adventure version.

While there are no more details to talk about, we believe it could be a derivative of the Mojo Adventure Mahindra showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo (here). This concept motorcycle featured upside-down forks, off-road tyres – bigger front and smaller rear with spokes and massive ground clearance. Back then Mahindra had given a time bracket of two years of which about 9-10 months remain.

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6. KTM 390 Adventure

  • Status: Officially Confirmed
  • Expected Launch Time: Sometime in late 2018
  • Expected Price: Around Rs 2.6 Lakhs
Pic of 1090 Adventure used for representation. Check spy pics by clicking on the image

The 390 Adventure has been looooong awaited with many speculative reports claiming one or the other thing. But its first spyshots suggested that such a motorcycle is under works however, the biggest break-through came when Bajaj officially confirmed that they (along with KTM) are developing the motorcycle and elaborated that it will be launched in India! Still to be snapped testing in India, 390 Adventure could be the most sensational adventure motorcycle Indians could get. It will be powered by the same 373 cc engine which is expected to be tuned for adventure/off-road usage.

More Details of 390 Adventure

7. Benelli TRK 502

  • Status: Officially Confirmed
  • Expected Launch Time: January-March 2018
  • Expected Price: Around Rs 5 Lakhs

The biggest motorcycle in this list is also the most interesting mid-sized ADV India is waiting for. It has been delayed but Shirish Kulkarni, Head of DSK, earlier said it is because they wanted the thorough-bred adventure version which could off-road and not just the road-going version which was ready, however there is a twist in the tale. You can read more details here.

Showcased first in India at the Auto Expo 2016, TRK 502 is powered by a 500 cc motor capable of producing 47 bhp of power and 45 Nm of torque. It also gets a big 20 liter fuel tank and other long-distance touring credentials.

More details of TRK 502

8. Benelli TRK 251

  • Status: Unconfirmed
  • Expected Launch Time: May be 2018 end or 2019
  • Expected Price: 1.8-2.0 Lakhs

At EICMA, Benelli showcased plethora of very interesting motorcycles. Many of them are destined for India. Among them was the smaller sibling of the 502, with a similar beak – it was called as TRK 251.

TRK 251 is a single cylinder 250 cc motorcycle developed as an entry level ADV machine. DSK Benelli has not talked about its Indian connect yet but it is developed for developing market like ours. Hence, there is a big possibility that it may be headed our way but it is difficult to predict when…

TRK 251: Complete coverage

So, here we are with this list of these beautiful Adventure Tourers that have high chances of coming to India. Which one are you saving up for then?

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