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Motorcycles For Riders Over 50

We should likely have divided this into “Riders Over 50 with a History of Broken Relationships and Poor Choices Without a Pot to Piss In” and “Riders Over 50 With Strong Portfolios and Dazzling Smiles”… not me, though. Because we older men tend to be drawn to the same motorcycles regardless of price and since motorcycles are still inexpensive.

Indeed, even affluent motorbike enthusiasts generally are naturally cheap; otherwise, they wouldn’t ride cars. Consider this a personal cross-section of the bikes that individuals like me most want and would want (in many case, theoretically).

Here are the top 10 motorcycles for riders over 50.

Top 10 Motorcycles For Riders Over 50

1. Royal Enfield Himalayan

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The Himalayan, constructed in India by Indians for Indians, would be at the other end of the Thumper continuum. Comparatively speaking, it’s somewhat primitive, but so are most of us over 50.

Sleet Black, Dune Brown, and Glacier Blue are three updated color options Royal Enfield recently released for the 2023 Himalayan. They come with the current paint colors Gravel Grey, Pine Green, and Granite Black. Royal Enfield’s Lake Blue, Mirage Silver, and Rock Red color themes are no longer available for 2023.


ENGINE 411 cc
POWER 24.3 bhp @6,500 rpm
TORQUE 32 Nm @4,500 rpm
TOP SPEED  120 kmph
PRICE 2,15, 900/-

2. Zontes 350X

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To compete with motorcycles like the KTM 390 Adventure and BMW G310 GS, Zontes has introduced the 350X in India. Black, Gold, Green, and Silver Orange are the three color options for this tourer motorcycle’s single variation. Color options impact the Zontes 350X’s ex-showroom pricing. For comparison, Black Gold is the least expensive choice, while Black, Green, and Silver Orange have a higher suggested retail price.


ENGINE 348 cc
POWER 38.2 bhp @9,500 rpm
TORQUE 32.8 Nm @7,500 rpm
TOP SPEED  150 Kmph
PRICE 3,45,000/-

3. Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

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Suzuki Motorcycle India’s middleweight adventure tourer is ideal for riders over 50. Mechanical improvements were made for the V-Strom 650 XT to meet BS6-compliant emission standards. As a result, the styling has not changed with the switch to BS6.


ENGINE 645 cc
POWER 69.7 bhp @8,800 rpm
TORQUE 62 Nm @6,300 rpm
TOP SPEED  190 kmph
PRICE 8,85,000/-

4. Honda Gold Wing

best motorcycle for older beginner

The 2022 Honda Gold Wing Tour, a premium tourer competitor, has entered the Indian market. This model will be imported from Japan through the CBU (Completely Built-Up) approach. Airbags and a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) are the 2022 Gold Wing Tour options.


ENGINE 1833 cc
POWER 124.7 bhp @5,500 rpm
TORQUE 170 Nm @4,500 rpm
TOP SPEED  230 kmph
PRICE 39,71, 822/-

5. Kawasaki Ninja 1000

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In our market, Kawasaki Motors has introduced the Ninja 1000SX. The liter-class sports tourer will be offered in two colors: Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray and Emerald Blazed Green. The Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX only receives minor, aesthetic improvements in updated paint options. On the other hand, the feature list and mechanical specifications are unaltered.


ENGINE 1043 cc
POWER 140.13 bhp @10,000 rpm
TORQUE 111 Nm @8,000 rpm
TOP SPEED  244 kmph
PRICE 12,20,000 /-

6. BMW K1600

best motorcycle for 60 year old man in india

BMW’s touring motorbike line is known as the K1600. It comes in three versions: B, Grand America, and GTL. A 1,649 cc six-cylinder oil-cooled engine powers the BMW K1600. It has a six-speed transmission and generates 160 horsepower and 180 Nm. Heated seats, heated grips, tire pressure management, riding modes, engine brake control, a phone charging outlet, and a 10.25-inch TFT dashboard are just a few features of the K1600.


ENGINE 1649 cc
POWER 158 bhp @6,750 rpm
TORQUE 180 Nm @5,250 rpm
TOP SPEED  162 kmph
PRICE 29,90,000/-

7. BMW R 1250 GS Adventure

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BMW Motorrad has launched the BS6-compliant R 1250 GS Adventure. Just the Pro version of the motorbike is offered, and it will be sold alongside the basic R 1250 GS. The motorcycle’s most recent model has a 1,254cc, two-cylinder Boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam technology that complies with BS6. The motor, connected to a six-speed gearbox, generates maximum torque of 143Nm at 6,250 rpm and 134bhp at 7,750 rpm.


ENGINE 1254 cc
POWER 134.1 bhp @7,750 rpm
TORQUE 143 Nm @6,250 rpm
TOP SPEED  200 kmph
PRICE 22,50,000/-

8. Indian Super Chief Limited

best touring motorcycle for older rider

The introduction of Super Chief Limited, which complies with BS6, refreshed Indian Motorcycles‘ lineup. The motorcycle’s latest design features a steel tube frame with a Thunderstroke engine from the manufacturer.


ENGINE 1890 cc
TORQUE 162 Nm @3,200 rpm
TOP SPEED  185 kmph
PRICE 22,82,155/-

9. Harley Davidson Street Glide Special

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One of Harley-Davidson’s most popular motorcycles is the Street Glide Special. This bagger is renowned for its luxury, cutting-edge features, and bragging rights that only a few motorcycles can claim.


ENGINE 1868 cc
POWER 9.5 bhp @5250 rpm
TORQUE 158 Nm @3,250 rpm
TOP SPEED  177 kmph
PRICE 37,49,000/-

10. Harley Davidson Road King (Discontinued)

best touring motorcycle for older rider

Harley-Davidson’s touring lineup includes the Harley Davidson Road King. It has a step-up seat, a rear-swept handlebar, panniers, an enormous windscreen, and a lot of chrome, all characteristic of cruiser motorcycles.

The headlight cowl, turn indicator housing, handlebar, engine, fork covers, and two-in-one exhaust system are all decorated in chrome. The Road King badge is located on the top wing. Additional features include a tank-mounted instrument console that shows information such as the tachometer, gear position indicator, speedometer, and distance to empty gauge.


ENGINE 1746 cc
POWER 83.14 bhp @5020 rpm
TORQUE 147 Nm @3250 rpm
TOP SPEED  160 kmph
PRICE 28,49,000/-


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