The ADV segment in India has seen some new entries in recent years. Hero Impulse might have kickstarted the ADV revolution in India but it is the Royal Enfield Himalayan that fuelled the fire even further. A recent entry in the ADV segment is the newly launched Benelli TRK 251. With so many options available in the market choosing one would be tough. So we took the Benelli TRK 251 and compared it against its rivals, the Royal Enfield Himalayan and KTM’s Adventure 250.
|KTM 250 ADV||2.48 Lakhs|
|Benelli TRK 251||2.51 Lakhs|
It is clearly evident that the R.E Himalayan is the most affordable of the lot with Benelli TRK 251 being on the expensive side along with the KTM 250 Adventure.
|R E Himalayan||411 cc air-cooled||24.83bhp||32nm|
|KTM 250 ADV||250 cc,liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke||29.6bhp||24nm|
|Benelli TRK 251||250 cc single-cylinder, four-stroke liquid-cooled,||25bhp||21.1nm|
From the above-given table, we can see that although Royal Enfield Himalayan has the biggest engine, it is not a high-revving unit and thus delivers the lowest power output.on the other hand, KTM 250 Adventure has a high revving engine that delivers the highest power of 29.6bhp with the TRK 251 engine being the second most powerful at 25bhp.
|KTM 250 ADV||156 dry||2154mm||900mm||1263mm||1430mm||200mm|
|Benelli TRK 251||177||2070||840mm||1300mm||1390||170mm|
As shown in the above table Himalayan is the heaviest bike with a weight of 191kg and KTM 250 Adventure is the lightest bike with 156kg [dry] weight. Himalayan also has higher ground clearance with 220mm and Benelli with the lowest ground clearance of 170mm.
Suspension plays an important role in ADV motorcycles. The Royal Enfield Himalayan gets 41mm telescopic forks upfront and a mono-shock at the rear offering travel of up to 200mm Monoshock with Linkage and 180mm travel at the rear. The KTM 250 Adventure gets WP Apex 43mm USD forks at the front and WP Apex mono-shock at the rear with 177 mm suspension travel at front and 170mm suspension travel at back. Benelli TRK 251 comes with upside-down telescopic forks upfront with a 135mm travel and a telescopic coil spring mono-shock at the rear with a 60mm travel.
RE Himalayan gets a 300mm Disc with 2-piston Floating Caliper at the front, and a 240mm Disc with Single Piston Floating Caliper at the rear, to perform braking duties. The braking duties on Benelli TRK 251 are performed by a 280mm floating disc with a 4-piston caliper at the front, and a 240mm disc with a single-piston caliper at the rear, and lastly KTM 250 Adventures get 320mm disc at the front and 230mm disc at the rear.
Talking about the features these bikes get, the RE Himalayan carries features like a front fly screen for the rider, a multi-functional LCD instrument cluster that displays the information on the speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, trip meters, clock, ambient temperature, gear position indicator, and a digital compass along with tell-tale lights and Dual Channel ABS.
Benelli TRK 251 provides us with features like Dual-channel ABS and a digital instrument cluster with an LCD screen that provides information such as speed, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, clock, trip meter, and a tachometer and lastly KTM 250 Adventure comes with a proper TFT instrument console, instead of the LCD console on Duke 250 and only gets switchable ABS.
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