The Royal Enfield Himalayan has a direct rival, the Yezdi Adventure. The new model from Classic Legends may look like a Himalayan doppelganger, but it packs premium features and better performance than the Royal Enfieldadventure tourer. We plan to bring you a detailed comparison review between the two motorcycles soon. Meanwhile, we compare the feature list and specifications of the two models for this competition check.
To say that the new Yezdi Adventure looks remarkably similar to the Royal Enfield Himalayan would be an understatement. The newest model to arrive from Classic Legends features a round headlight, a tall windscreen, beak-style front fender, split-style seats, a side-slung exhaust, and wire-spoke wheels in a 21-inch front and 17-inch rear combination. The Yezdi Adventure, however, features a few unique bits like a chrome fuel filler cap, a modern design for rear-view mirrors, and a round shape for the taillight. While the styling is similar, the Adventure looks slightly overcooked in terms of design, and the Himalayan is still a better-looking motorcycle in our opinion.
Both motorcycles have a wide colour palette, although the Himalayan is available in more options. The Royal Enfield Himalayan is available in nine colours while the Yezdi Adventure is listed in four. That said, the colour options affect the price tags.
While the Yezdi Adventure looks similar to the Royal Enfield Himalayan, it packs more premium features. The newest adventure tourer to reach the Indian market gets full-LED lighting, Bluetooth-enabled fully-digital instrument cluster, and USB chargers (Type-A and Type-C) as standard.
The Himalayan, on the other hand, uses a halogen headlight and a semi-digital instrument cluster. The Royal Enfield product comes standard with the new Tripper Navigation function but its placement feels like an afterthought, and we feel it needs better integration into the cockpit. Lastly, the safety net on both motorcycles includes a dual-channel ABS. The Royal Enfield Himalayan features two ABS modes while the Yezdi Adventure has three-level interventions.
Apart from the feature list, the new Yezdi Adventure also packs better power output numbers than the Royal Enfield Himalayan. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, the 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine on the Adventure produces 29.8bhp of power at 8,000rpm and 29.9Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. In comparison, the Himalayan uses a 411cc, single-cylinder, air- and oil-cooled motor that makes 24.3bhp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm. The Himalayan gets a five-speed gearbox.
The hardware on both motorcycles is similar. The suspension setup on the Yezdi Adventure and the Royal Enfield Himalayan comprises telescopic front forks and a rear mono-shock with 200mm and 180mm of travel, respectively. The braking tasks on the Yezdi are performed by a 320mm rotor at the front and a 240mm disc at the back. The anchoring duties on the Himalayan, on the other hand, are handled by 300mm and 240mm discs at the front and the back, respectively.
The new Adventure boasts 220mm of ground clearance, 815mm of seat height, and 188kg of kerb weight. The Himalayan, too, packs a seat height of 220mm. However, the Royal Enfield has a slightly lower seat height of 800mm, and it tips the weighing scale at 199kg.
The Himalayan is available from Rs 2,14,887 onwards while the Adventure is listed from Rs 2,09,900. Check out the complete price (ex-showroom, Delhi) list below:
Royal Enfield Himalayan
Mirage Silver: Rs 2,14,887
Gravel Gray: Rs 2,14,887
Lake Blue: Rs 2,18,706
Rock Red: Rs 2,18,706
Granite Black: Rs 2,22,526
Pine Green: Rs 2,22,526
Slick Silver: Rs 2,09,900
Mambo Black: Rs 2,11,900
Ranger Camo: Rs 2,18,900