When it comes to the adventure tourer segment Royal Enfield Himalayan needs no introduction. The Himalayan is a powerful machine that can satisfy your hunger for adventure and that too without burning a hole in your pocket. The cost of the motorcycle or its service remains affordable for the middle-class in India. It can be aptly said that the Himalayan ruled its segment till 2022. However, the new Yezdi Adventure tourer bike launched on January 13 this year and it seems to be an able contender to Royal Enfield Himalayan.
If you are someone who is planning to get an adventure tourer in these upcoming months you must consider comparing these two bikes (Yezdi Adventure and Royal Enfield Himalayan).
The difference between the Yezdi Adventure and Royal Enfield Himalayan are summarised below.
The Himalayan packs the same 411cc, 4-stroke single-cylinder engine and 5-speed gearbox. The engine is oil-cooled and offers a maximum output of 24.3 hp with a peak torque of 32 Nm.
The Yezdi Adventure is powered by a 334cc engine and produces maximum power of 30.20 Ps and a maximum torque of 29.90 Nm. The engine is liquid-cooled and is coupled with a 6-speed gearbox.
Chassis and Electronics
The Himalayan is equipped with an improved seat for the rider as well as the pillion. The carrier at the back of the vehicle gets an additional plate and reduced height. The bike gets a new wind screen which makes it a more capable off-road vehicle. The Himalayan gets a turn by turn navigation pod and its instrument cluster is semi-digital.
The Adventure gets a uniquely designed fuel tank, tall windscreen, higher handlebars, and higher exhaust. The Yezdi Adventure gets an instrument cluster that has two LCD clusters within it. The instrument cluster also gets Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation.
Braking and Suspension
The suspensions of both the bikes are same. The front suspension is 200mm (telescopic fork) while the rear suspension is 180mm (monoshock). While the front tyre of the Himalayan and Adventure are same (90mm), the later has a wider rear tyre. The Himalayan gets a 120mm rear tyre while the Adventure gets a 130mm rear tyre.
In terms of brakes the Himalayan gets a 300mm disc at the front while the rear brakes are 240mm. The Adventure gets 320mm disc at the front and 240mm disc at the rear.
The price of Royal Enfield Himalayan starts at Rs 2.14 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the starting price of Yezdi Adventure is Rs 2.09 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).