The ultimate goal for any rider is to go for long drives more often. Every time we see a rider, decked up with the riding gear that includes the jacket, pads, cap, black-visor helmets and riding gloves, we can’t help but wonder about wanderlust. However, not every bike is made to give you a fulfilling experience.
1- Bajaj Dominar
It is tuned with 35 PS of power, full LED lamps, 373 cc engine that takes the influences of KTM Duke 390. At 1.5 L, it offers an amazing experience with its ambient design and provides comfortable riding conditions.
2- Royal Enfield Himalayan
Probably the most common choice for long distances, this is currently the most modern one with 411 cc engine that provides 24 BHP of power. With a high ground clearance at 220 mm and an onboard compass for effective navigation, this bike makes tricky crossings easy.
3-Royal Enfield Thunderbird
This fan favorite is probably one of the most used cruisers for long drives. Its comfortable frame and ergonomics suit, both amateurs and experienced riders. Comes in two options, the 350 cc and the 500 cc, with each generating 19.8 BHP and 27.2 BHP respectively.
This is a controversial choice. This 295cc hunk generates 27BHP, making it a good addition to this list of bikes that can be used for long drives. It comes with a six-speed transmission and Pirelli sticky tyres for a better grip. This bike often goes unnoticed in the Indian market.
5- Yamaha Fazer 250
Built on a solid 249cc engine, it’s single-cylinder outputs 20.4 bhp. The full fairings offer resistance to the wind splashing against your face, and the full LED lamps are a plus in the dark.
6- Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220
This used to be the best sports bike under 1 Lakh for long rides. The 220 comes with spokes wheel and a huge windscreen to make driving comfortable. This hunk here, with 220 cc outputs 18.8 bhp which is generous for how it is priced. Compared to the 180 models, this is better suited for the long drives.
7- Royal Enfield Bullet
This classic here is a favourite among the bike aficionados. While it can be rough around the edges, the ride is smooth. It’s 346 cc single-cylinder engine marked under 350 cc model generates 19.8 bhp and the 500 cc model with 499 cc generates 27.2 bhp. With a decently low torque, this bike can terrain the rough patches as well as carry some heavy loads.
8- Bajaj Pulsar 220F
Although this one is almost at the end of its career, several modifications have been made to it by the manufacturers. It generates 20.8 bhp, and for how it is priced, it generates a decent amount of torque and power.
9- UM Renegade
This 279 cc engine generating 25.4 bhp is not exactly the fan favorite in the Indian market. However, its ergonomics and its comfortable seating make up for the lack of awareness among Indian customers. It comes in two variants, Sports S and Commandos. As cruisers go, this one definitely deserves to be on the list.
10- Hyosung Aquila 250
This twin-cylinder beauty here is the unexplored cruiser on the long roads waiting to be taken out on a beautiful ride. It is powered with a 249 cc engine that’s oil-cooled and a V-Twin engine that offers 26.21 bhp of maximum power. Its relaxing position on the bike with high handlebars make it a relaxing ride. This is another impressive addition to the motorcycle list meant for long drives.
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