I am planning to buy a bike for long tours, and my budget is up to Rs 2 lakh. I want an upright or laid-back seating position, tubeless tyres and low maintenance. I’ve zeroed in on the Yamaha FZ25, Bajaj Dominar 400, Pulsar RS200, Pulsar 220F, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and the Mahindra Mojo (although, I’m not sure whether it’s still in production and what’s the spare parts situation). The Bajaj Avenger Street has no rear disc brake and he Royal Enfield Himalayan has tubed tyres, so both of them are out. Please help me decide.
Sajan Sathyan, Trivandrum
AAA All of the bikes you have mentioned have a power figure of less than 25hp, except for the Bajaj Dominar 400, which makes nearly 40hp. That’s a big advantage for the Bajaj in terms of touring. And it also offers a comfortable riding position. At your budget, there is no better option for a quick and comfy long-distance machine.