Video Editor: Puneet Bhatia
The Indian motorcycle market is looking to move beyond sports tourers and commuter bikes. The adventure motorcycle market is hot property right now.
A headline maker like the Royal Enfield Himalayan has already been grabbing a lot of attention on the roads while BMW too has entered the affordable adventure bike market with the launch of the BMW G310 GS. Hero Motocorp too will be launching its own adventure motorcycle in a sub-Rs 1 lakh segment. And, what does this tell us?
Indian riders love adventure bikes and they are here to stay.
Just FYI, if you’re looking for a review or a spec-loaded video of these two bikes, you are better off looking somewhere else.
In this episode of Breakfast Ride we got ourselves two adventure bikes, the Ducati Multistrada 950 and the new Triumph Tiger 800 XcX. Many have talked about the off-road prowess of these motorcycles, but this episode is going to be more about how they handle themselves in dense traffic - and the rain! (We planned to take them off-road, but the rain changed our plans.) Oh, there’s also breakfast and a whole lot of fun!
The Triumph Tiger 800 XcX is a no-nonsense adventure bike that comes loaded with tech and power. Apart from borrowing some of the design elements from its bigger sibling the Tiger Explorer 1200, it gets most of its tech elements like the new TFT display from the Triumph Street Triple RS.
Powered by an in-line 3-cylinder engine, the Tiger 800 XcX pumps out 95PS of power and 79Nm of torque. More than enough for your off-road adventures and weekend highway ride. Plus the various riding modes make the experience better.
The Ducati Multistrada 950 on the other hand brings to the game a twin-cylinder Testastretta 937cc engine, which offers 112.8PS of power and 96Nm of torque that'll keep you rev-happy.
It packs a 20-litre fuel tank to last you over 300km on a single trip. But, people buying this bike really don’t care about fuel economy. Or do they?
Check out the video for more about the two bikes.
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