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Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 vs. Himalayan 450: Choosing the Right Bike
Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 vs. Himalayan 450: Choosing the Right Bike
CalendarPublished on July 21, 2024 by BikeJunction
Royal Enfield has officially launched the Guerrilla 450 in India, with prices starting from Rs 2,39,000 (ex-showroom). Sharing a 452cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder Sherpa engine with the Himalayan 450, both bikes are built on the same engine platform. Here is a comparison highlighting the unique features of the two models.DesignThe Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 blends components from the Hunter 350 and Himalayan 450, creating a modern neo-roadster aesthetic. Drawing from the Hunter 350, it features round LED headlights, single-piece handlebars, round mirrors, a front-sculpted fuel tank, and a chrome-finished upswept exhaust. The Himalayan 450-inspired rear has slim LED taillights, streamlined indicators, a chrome-finished upswept exhaust, and an elongated number plate mount for its presentation, amazing riding feeling, and outstanding contributions to its distinctive look and feel.In contrast, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 features a traditional ADV design known for its robust and practical appearance. Highlighting its functionality, the bike includes a distinctive beak-like front fender. The front end showcases a round LED headlight, an ergonomic single-piece handlebar, a muscular fuel tank, a windscreen, and round mirrors. At the rear, the design remains streamlined with a compact tail section equipped with an LED taillight and slim indicators. Completing its rugged appeal, the bike sports a stubby, upswept exhaust that shines with its overall aesthetic.EngineBoth the Guerrilla 450 and Himalayan 450 share a 452cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder Sherpa engine, which produces a maximum power of 40.02PS at 8000 rpm and 40 Nm of peak torque at 5500 rpm. However, the Guerrilla 450 is additionally subtly different in tuning and mapping and has a 2-teeth short rear sprocket. Both motorcycles offer a standard 6-speed gearbox paired with a slip-and-assist clutch for smooth gear changes and better handling.FeaturesThe entry-level Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 features semi-digital instrumentation reminiscent of the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 and offers an optional tripper navigation pod.In contrast, the mid-upper variants of the Guerrilla 450 and the Himalayan 450 feature a 4-inch TFT display that supports smartphone connectivity and full-screen Google Maps navigation. The display includes dual-road set-ups for day and night riding. Both motorcycles have the same switch gear and a USB type-C charging port. Additionally, two ride modes are offered: Eco and Power for the Guerrilla and Eco and Performance for the Himalayan.UnderpinningsThe Guerrilla 450 uses a steel tubular frame and features a 43 mm telescopic fork (140mm travel) and a link-type monoshock (150mm wheel travel). Unlike Himalayan, it is built on a 43 mm inverted fork (200mm front wheel travel) and a linked monoshock (200mm rear wheel travel). The Guerrilla rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with Ceat Gripp XL tubeless tyres, 120-section front and 160-section at the rear. Meanwhile, the ADV model features 21-inch front wheels and 17-inch rear spoke wheels wrapped in tube tyres with a 90-section diameter at the front and 140-section diameter at the rear.The Guerrilla features an 11-litre fuel tank, a seat height of 780mm, 169mm of ground clearance, and a kerb weight of 185kg. In contrast, the Himalayan 450 comes with a 17-litre fuel tank and offers 230mm of ground clearance. Its seat height is 825mm, which is 45mm taller than the Guerrilla's, but it can be adjusted up to 845mm or lowered to 805mm as needed.The Guerrilla 450's braking system includes 310mm front wheels and 270mm rear discs, both backed by dual-channel ABS as standard. In contrast, the Himalayan features a larger 320mm front disc.Which is the ideal choice?Although both bikes have the same engine, the Guerrilla 450 seems to be a more cost-effective and practical option for city riding. The smaller dimensions and wheelbase should make it easier to ride in traffic as well. It is perfect for someone who wants a bike for city commutes and weekend rides. In contrast, the Himalaya 450 is designed as a full-size long touring bike, making it ideal for extended highway trips.Curious to know about the Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 vs Triumph Speed 400: Comparison Check Follow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb                                                           Instagram -  https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta                                                           Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter
Upcoming Hero XPulse 210 Spotted: Key Features and Specs
Upcoming Hero XPulse 210 Spotted: Key Features and Specs
CalendarPublished on July 20, 2024 by BikeJunction
Image Source: MotoroctaneThe much-awaited Hero Xpulse 210 has been spotted in recent spy shots, creating a curiosity among motorcycle enthusiasts. This new model will feature a more powerful engine, possibly a 210cc single-cylinder unit, which promises improved performance and manoeuvrability. Design upgrades include a better body, improved suspension, and enhanced ergonomics for off-road handling, which is good. With its sturdy construction and modern aesthetics, the Hero XPulse 210 can continue the legacy of its predecessor while providing a new experience to its riders. Official details are awaited, but spy images show a promising addition to Hero’s lineup of adventure bikes. Highlights:- Hero XPulse 210 has been spotted undergoing testing- It will be equipped with the 210cc liquid-cooled engine from the Karizma XMR- It is expected to be launched by early 2025Hero MotoCorp’s upcoming ADV is on the way, with the Hero Xpulse 210 recently spotted during testing. Key Features and Specs Ahead of 2025 LaunchIn this spy image, the ADV engine casing resembles the 210cc liquid-cooled engine of the Hero Karizma XMR, which produces 25.5PS and 20.4Nm of torque. This similarity leads us to believe that the bike spotted is the upcoming Hero XPulse 210. To better match the character of ADV, it obviously has a different gearing and sprocket setup. The XPulse 210 features a high-rise front fender, a single-piece seat, and an upright riding posture. It also features circular LED lighting paired with a large windscreen, braced handlebars, and an instrument console. Moreover, the instrument console looks like an LCD unit and will probably come equipped with turn-by-turn navigation. The fuel tank shape is thinner and longer compared to the XPulse 200 4V. The upcoming ADV is equipped with a long wheelbase, telescopic fork, monoshock, and box-section swingarm. High-set air filters are designed to provide excellent water wading capacity. The braking system is handled by disc brakes with dual-channel ABS. The knuckle guards and panniers found in spy images are obviously available as accessories. The Hero XPulse 210 is expected to be replaced by the sub-210cc ADV offering of the XPulse 200 4V in Hero’s lineup. It is expected to be priced at around Rs 1.9 lakh (ex-showroom) and is expected to be launched in early 2025. Its rivals include the KTM 250 Adventure and the Suzuki V-Strom SX. Before you go, do visit the Long-Term Review of the Hero Karizma XMR 210: Urban InsightsFollow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb                                                           Instagram -  https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta                                                           Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter     
Bajaj Freedom vs TVS Raider – Comparative Analysis
Bajaj Freedom vs TVS Raider – Comparative Analysis
CalendarPublished on July 20, 2024 by BikeJunction
Bajaj Auto’s latest motorcycle, the Freedom, has created quite a buzz in the Indian two-wheeler industry and for good reason. It is the first mass-production CNG two-wheeler. However, Freedom competes in the 125cc segment, which already includes popular models like the Raider 125. To provide a comparison check, stay with us. Let us have a look at the features and specifications.    Designing & Aesthetics    Motorcycle design and aesthetics are subjective and vary according to individual choice and preference. However, both the Bajaj Freedom and the TVS Raider look amazing, and the bikes have captured youths of today with adults. The Freedom is distinguished by unique features such as extended single-piece seats, fork covers, and braced handlebars, which make it easily recognisable. In contrast, just as same with the Raider, its LED headlights and flat cabin make it the chosen bike.    FeaturesBajaj has manufactured the Freedom with many impressive features. The top-spec variant includes LED headlights, a full digital reverse LCD, and smartphone connectivity. You can pair your smartphone with the display and receive calls, SMS alerts, and other functions. Similarly, the TVS offers LED lighting and a digital console complete with smartphone connectivity. So, both bikes are almost identical when it comes to features.    Engine Displacement  The Bajaj Freedom is powered by a 125cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing 9.3 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 9.7 Nm at 6,000 rpm, paired with a five-speed gearbox. This is unlike the Raider, which has a 124.8cc, air-cooled engine producing 7,500 hp. It produces 11.2 bhp @ 7500 rpm and 11.2 Nm @ 6000 rpm. The Raider not only delivers more power and torque than the Freedom but is able to do this at slightly lower rpm.    The main difference is in Freedom’s CNG and fuel consumption. It has a two-kilogram CNG cylinder and a two-litre fuel tank, whereas the Raider has a 10-litre fuel tank. This results in a significant difference in both the overall running costs and the range offered by these two commuters.    Hardware and Underpinnings Bajaj engineers have designed the Freedom with telescopic front forks and a monoshock. Moreover, the braking options include a front disc or drum and a rear drum setup. The bike has a 17-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear wheel. The Raider also features a similar setup but is equipped with 17-inch wheels on both ends.    Price RangeThe top-spec variant of the Bajaj Freedom is priced at Rs. 1.10 lakh, while the amazing and powerful TVS Raider is priced at Rs. 1.03 lakhs in India. The difference in price is around Rs. 7,000. However, the overall use of the Freedom depends on the availability of CNG, while the TVS Raider relies solely on petrol. Before you leave, have a look at the Bajaj Freedom 125 CNG Bike: Detailed Feature Breakdown   Follow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb                                                           Instagram -  https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta                                                           Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter     
Breaking News: You Can Now Book Bajaj Two-Wheeler on Flipkart!
Breaking News: You Can Now Book Bajaj Two-Wheeler on Flipkart!
CalendarPublished on July 20, 2024 by BikeJunction
Bajaj Auto has tied up with Flipkart, India’s top online shopping platform. Now, you can buy Bajaj motorcycles online. This new service is available in 25 cities, including Mumbai, and will soon be expanded to more cities.   You can choose from a wide range of Bajaj bikes, from 100 cc to 400 cc models. These Bajaj bikes are priced between Rs 69,000 and Rs 2.31 lakh. Among them, some popular models available are Pulsar, Dominar, Avenger, Platina, and CT.  How Does it Work? Pay Online: Choose your Bajaj bike on Flipkart and pay the ex-showroom price.Dealer Contact: An authorized dealer will contact you to handle the paperwork.Complete Documents: The dealer will help with insurance, RTO registration, and KYC documents.Choose Insurance: You can buy insurance and registration on Flipkart or from the dealer.Wait for Documents: The paperwork takes about 8-12 days.Get Your Bike: After about two weeks, you can get your new bike.  Special Launch Offers Discount: Get a special starting discount of ₹5,000 when you book a Bajaj motorcycle online. No-Cost EMI: Enjoy 12 months, no-cost EMI option.Offer Cards: Special card offers are available through Flipkart.  Expert Thoughts Jagjeet Harode, Vice President of Electronics at Flipkart, said, "We are delighted to collaborate with Bajaj Auto to bring their extensive range of motorcycles to our e-commerce platform. By offering Bajaj motorcycles on Flipkart, we are not only expanding our automotive category but also making it easier for customers across India to conveniently book their preferred bikes from the comfort of their homes. We have seen very encouraging responses from consumers to book motorcycles online and this launch is a great milestone in our journey of democratising access to the consumers ."  This new online option is part of Bajaj's goal to offer a seamless shopping experience, along with its many dealerships all over the country.  Before you go, don’t forget to check out the new colour options in Suzuki 125cc scooters. Follow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb                                                        Instagram -  https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta                                                        Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter     
Suzuki Access 125, Avenis & Burgman Street 125 Launched in New Colours
Suzuki Access 125, Avenis & Burgman Street 125 Launched in New Colours
CalendarPublished on July 19, 2024 by BikeJunction
Suzuki India has launched new colors for its 125cc scooters. The Avenis 125 now comes in 4 new colours with stylish graphics. Meanwhile, Access 125 and Burgman Street 125 each get 1 new colour. These new colours are meant to make the scooters more appealing to customers.     Suzuki Avenis 125 New Colour    Suzuki Avenis 125 now comes in 4 new colours. It includes Glossy Sparkle Black/Pearl Mira Red, Champion Yellow No 2/Glossy Sparkle Black, Glossy Sparkle Black, and Glossy Sparkle Black/Pearl Glacier White. Moreover, these new colours have flashy graphics with the word "Avenis" on the side panel and apron. The new graphics and colours make the scooter look more youthful and eye-catching, much better than the older, duller colours.   Price: Rs. 91,565 - 92,300Engine: 125cc Mileage: 54 Kmpl Fuel Tank: 5 litres Top Speed: 90 KmphSuzuki Access 125 New Colour   Suzuki Access 125 now comes in a new colour called Metallic Sonoma Red/Pearl Mirage White. This new colour features a dark red finish on the headlight cowl, apron, and body, with a white finish on the interiors and edges of the apron. This subtle colour doesn't make the scooter stand out much but gives it a classy look. Apart from this new colour, there are no other changes to the scooter.   Price: Rs. 79,899 - 90,500Engine: 124cc Mileage: 52.45 Kmpl Fuel Tank: 5 litres Top Speed: 90 Kmph   Suzuki Burgman Street 125 New Colour  Suzuki Burgman Street now comes in a new colour called Metallic Matte Black No.2. This colour features a metallic black body with dark red/maroon highlights on the apron and lower side panel. It looks classy but is quite subtle and doesn’t stand out much.    Price: Rs. 93,499 - 1.16 LakhEngine: 125cc Mileage: 48.5 Kmpl Fuel Tank: 5 litres Top Speed: 95 Kmph   Before you go, don’t forget to check out the all about new Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 variants.    Follow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb                                                       Instagram -  https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta                                                       Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter     
Comparison Specifications: Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 vs Triumph Speed 400 vs Harley-Davidson X440 vs Hero Mavrick 440
Comparison Specifications: Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 vs Triumph Speed 400 vs Harley-Davidson X440 vs Hero Mavrick 440
CalendarPublished on July 19, 2024 by BikeJunction
The recently launched Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 in India rivals the Triumph Speed 400, Harley-Davidson X440, and Hero Mavrick 440. These models are the first competitors in the popular group's 400-500 cc retro-style roadster class.     Let’s examine their specifications to assess their comparative power and value propositions:     Engine    Now, let's examine the engine specifications of each of these roadsters: BikesEngine CCMax PowerPeak TorqueGear BoxRoyal Enfield Guerrilla 450452 cc40 bhp @ 8000 rpm40 Nm @ 5500 rpm6-SpeedTriumph Speed 400398.15CC40 PS / 39.5 bhp (29.4 kW) @ 8,000 rpm37.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm6-SpeedHarley-Davidson X440440 CC27 bhp @ 6,000 rpm38 Nm @ 4,000 rpm6-SpeedHero Mavrick 440440 CC20.13 kW/27 bhp @ 6000 rpm36 Nm @ 4000 rpm6-SpeedOf these four roadsters, the Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 has the most effective engine. Nevertheless, its power is on par with the Triumph Speed. On the other hand, both the Harley-Davidson X440 and the Hero Mavrick have simple engine designs that produce less power and torque figures comparable to the other two roadsters.     Chassis & Underpinnings    All of the roadsters included in this comparison feature a tubular steel chassis, with the exception of the Mavrick, which uses a trellis frame.BikesChassisFront SuspensionRear SuspensionFront Tyre SizeRear Tyre SizeFront BrakeRear BrakeRoyal Enfield Guerrilla 450Tubular steelTelescopic Forks,43mmLinkage Type Monoshock120/70 R17160/60 R17Hydraulic Disc Brake Hydraulic Disc BrakeTriumph Speed 400Tubular steel perimeter43mm upside down Big Piston forks. 140mm wheel travelGas monoshock RSU with external reservoir and pre-load adjustment. 130mm wheel travel 110/70 R17150/60 R17fixed disc, four-piston radial calliper, ABSfixed disc, floating caliper, ABSHarley-Davidson X440Tubular steel perimeterKYB Upside-down Forks 43mmTwinshock Absorbers, 7-Step Preload adjustable100/90 - 18140/70 - 17DiscDiscHero Mavrick 440Trellis frameTelescopic Front Fork7-step adjustable twin shock110/70-17150/60-17DiscDiscBoth the Guerrilla and Mavrick have traditional forks, and the Guerrilla 450 boasts longer front wheel travel than the Mavrick but is similar to the Triumph Speed. Both the Speed 400 and X440 have upside-down forks, all adding to their premium feel. Roadsters come with rear suspension preload adjustment, although the X440 and Mavrick use a two-stroke setup.     All of the bikes have 17-inch wheels, with the exception of the X440, which has an 18-inch front wheel. The Guerrilla boasts the four bikes' widest tyres, which could make it stiffer, although a real-world comparison would provide some insight.When comparing braking systems, both the X440 and Mavrick have large front discs of 320mm, which are more practical than the others. Meanwhile, which is bigger than the other two. All these bikes have dual-channel ABS.     Dimensions    Here is a comparison of the dimensions of the Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 with its rivals in this lineup: BikesWheelbaseSeat HeightGround ClearanceFuel Tank CapacityRoyal Enfield Guerrilla 4501440 mm780 mm169 mm11-LitersTriumph Speed 4001377 mm790 mm-13-LitersHarley-Davidson X4401418 mm805 mm170 mm13-LitersHero Mavrick 440--175 mm13-Liters The Guerrilla 450 has the longest wheelbase on this bike, giving it a strong, straight stretch. Combined with the wider wheelbase, this feature helps the rider feel more grounded. Plus, it offers a much lower seat height, making it more accessible for shorter riders. Although Triumph did not specify how low the Speed 400 could be, the Hero Mavrick leads the way with 440 ground clearance. Moreover, this allows it to handle bumps better compared to other models.     The X440, Speed 400 and Mavrick have the largest fuel tanks in the group. With a claimed range of 35 km, the X440 is expected to offer the longest range. While Hero has yet to reveal the Mavrick's claimed mileage, it is probably comparable or close to the X440.     Features    In this comparison, the new Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 stands out as the most featured bike. Its mid-top variant features a 5-inch round TFT display along with smartphone connectivity, call and music control and integrated Google Maps.     Both the X440 and Mavrick have sequential navigation, while the Speed 400 doesn't have full navigation as an option. However, the Speed 400 is the only bike with adjustable traction control. In contrast, the Guerrilla 450 offers two ride modes: Power and Eco. All the bikes in this comparison come equipped with full LED lighting.     PriceHere’s how these roadsters are priced:  Price RangeRoyal Enfield Guerrilla 450Triumph Speed 400Harley-Davidson X440Hero Mavrick 440₹ 2.39 - 2.54 Lakh₹ 2.33 Lakh₹ 2.40 - 2.79 Lakh₹ 1.99 - 2.24 LakhThe Hero Mavrick 440 is the lightest roadster in the group, while the Royal Enfield Guerrilla is much cheaper than the Harley-Davidson X440. However, Triumph is now offering Rs 10,000 on the Speed 400 until July 31, 2024, and beyond to match the Mavrick.     VerdictOn paper, the Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450's price range makes it the best value offering. This is due to its performance and features compared to the other three bikes, the Harley-Davidson X440 and Hero Mavrick 440, which take the more delicate opposite approach. The Triumph Speed 400, like its larger modern roadster counterparts, serves as the entry point for the British brand, the role of the X440 for the American brand.     Curious to know about the Explore the Latest Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 Accessories and PricesFollow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb                                                   Instagram -  https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta                                                   Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter