I have been using a Bajaj Pulsar 220 for a few years now and I am looking for an upgrade. I am looking at the KTM 250/390 Duke or the new TVS Apache RR310. I want a good amount of power but, at the same time, I want a bike that is also comfortable for touring and long-distance riding every now and then. I also need a comfortable seat with enough room for luggage. Please also suggest some brands or models of small to medium-sized riding bags that will suit these bikes.
Rohit Jalgaonkar, Pune
Of the three bikes you have mentioned, the RR310 would be the most suitable for touring, even though long rides are also very much possible on the 250 and 390 Dukes. All the three bikes have similar-sized pillion seats where you can mount your luggage. As for luggage brands, you may look at Dirtsack and ViaTerra. We’ve used both and can attest to their quality. Besides, they are quite affordable too. Happy riding!