Apart from being remembered for all the wrong reasons, the year 2020 has also brought some joy to Indian motorcycle enthusiasts. Along with a host of premium motorcycles, 2020 has once again seen a host of adventure motorcycle launches in the country. KTM launched the Adventure 390 and 250 Series motorcycles at the beginning and end of the year, while BMW released the updated version, which is compatible with the BS6 G 310 GS and is priced at a revised price. After that, he had a great ADV launch on the Triumph Tiger 900 and Ducati Multistrada 950 S. So, we bring you a quick tip on all these exciting motorcycles released in India this year.
Perhaps the most anticipated motorcycle of 2019, the KTM 390 Adventure was launched in January this year and has seen great success in the market. The KTM 390 Adventure uses the same engine as the KTM 390 Duke, which is a liquid-cooled, 373cc single-cylinder unit that pumps out 43 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and has a maximum torque of 37 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine is BS6 compliant and mated to a 6-speed gearbox and KTM offers a two-way transmission as standard. KTM has loaded the 390 Adventure well with a long list of driver aids including responsive traction control, cornering ABS, off-road ABS, KTM MyRide smartphone connectivity, and optional turn-by-turn navigation. It is currently priced at 3.06 lakh (Ex Showroom, Delhi).
Now, this is the model, which probably makes the most sense, compared to the 390 Adventure. KTM 250 Adventure launched in India in about a month and is priced at ₹ 2.48 lakh. The design of the 250 Adventure is very similar to that of the 390 Adventure. You get the same liquid-cooled 248cc single-cylinder engine as the 250 Duke. It generates 29.5 hp at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of maximum torque available at 7,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and comes with an auxiliary clutch and a shock absorber. The KTM 250 Duke gets an LCD screen, and it misses the TFT with Bluetooth connectivity than its bigger brother, the DAV 390. Other than that, the 250 Adventure has a dual-channel with an off-road mode where you can turn off the ABS for the rear tyre.
Yes! The BMW G 310 GS has been in India for a couple of years, but it might not be as popular as its other GS sisters. But with the BS6 engine, the revised design and, more importantly, a reasonable price means that the Wish Quotient goes up considerably. The BS6 BMW G 310 GS is priced at ₹ 2.85 lakh (ex-showroom) , which is ₹ 64,000 less than before. The G 310 GS has a new LED headlight along with a new color scheme that makes the bike look even more youthful. The liquid-cooled 313cc single-cylinder four-valve engine has the same power as before. Engine power remains the same with a maximum power of 33.5 hp at 9,500 rpm and torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm.
The new Triumph Tiger 900 was launched in India this year. Prices for the Tiger 900 range start at ₹ 13.7 lakh for the GT variant and go up to ₹ 15.5 lakh for the high-spec Rally Pro. The Tiger 900 Rally variant is priced at ₹ 14.35 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, India. Tiger 900 is a completely new model and it is also BS6 compliant. The 900 GT is the road model, with alloy wheels, a low seat height and a lower gear. The Rally and Rally Pro are off-road variants with wire rod wheels, plus off-road equipment and seat height. The Tiger 900 uses an 888 cc three-cylinder engine that produces 94 hp at 8,750 rpm and 87 Nm at 7,250 rpm. The design and features of the motorcycle have also been completely renewed. The tyres and circuit parts are also new. Furthermore, the Tiger 900 is also lighter than before. It’s a good buy in ADV’s middleweight segment.
Ducati launched the 2020 Multistrada 950 S in India this year, with prices starting at ₹ 15.49 lakh. The Multistrada 950 S has a BS6 compliant 937cc L-Twin engine, generating 111 hp at 9,000 rpm and torque of 96 Nm at 7,750 rpm. The six-speed gearbox remains the same, regardless of the added fast transmission. You get a long list of high-tech features, including the electronic suspension system with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS), Ducati Quick Shift Up and Down (DQS), a quick-change two-way headlight, and full LED headlights with tail lights. Ducati curves. The bike has four riding modes: sport, touring, urban, and Enduro.