The list of top 5 motorcycles which can add some colour to your daily commute
Indian motorcycle scene has changed a lot recently and for good. Indian motorcycle enthusiast now has more options in their hand than they used to before. That said below provided is the list of top 5 best bikes which you can buy under 1 Lakh rupees.
1.Hero Xtreme 200R
After showcasing the motorcycle at various events Hero finally launched the much-awaited Xtreme 200R in India. Priced at Rs. 88, 000 (ex-showroom). The motorcycle has been pitched as a performance oriented motorcycle and is a direct competitor to the Apache 180 and other entry-level 200 cc motorcycles like the Ns200 and Apache RTR 200 4V.
The Xtreme 200R is powered by a 199.6cc, air-cooled motor which is capable of producing about 18.4hp at 8,000rpm and 17.1Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. Hero claims that the motorcycle is capable of sprinting from 0-60km/h mark in 4.6 seconds while it can reach a top speed of 114 kph. The motorcycle uses a 276 mm front disc and a 220mm rear disc for stopping while a single-channel ABS is offered as standard.
Price: Rs 88,000 (ex-showroom)
2. Bajaj Avenger 220
There is no doubt that the Bajaj Avenger 220 is one of the oldest and also one of the most reliable motorcycles which you can buy less than 1 Lakh rupee. This Cruiser has recently received its fair share of update in 2018. Both the Cruise and Street gets LED DRLs and a redesigned headlamp cluster. The other changes that these motorcycles have received come in the form of Blue backlit display and few sticker updates.
As far as the mechanical changes are concerned the motorcycle hasn’t received any recently. The Avenger 220 is still powered by a 220cc, single-cylinder engine which produces about 19.03 hp of peak power and 17.5Nm of torque. The unit is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. Unfortunately, none of the Avenger variants has received ABS as of now.
Price: Rs 95,923 (Avenger 220 Cruise, ex-showroom, Delhi)
3. TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
TVS has introduced the new Apache RTR 160 4V earlier this year. This has the most powerful motor in its segment and is available with carburettor as well as with a fuel injected variant. TVS has developed and deployed a new frame for this motorcycle which has allowed the two-wheeler manufacturer to also install a mono-shock suspension setup which replaced the twin gas charged absorbers of its predecessor.
The new Apache 160 has also received significant cosmetic updates as well and it now has received its styling inspiration from the RTR 200. The headlight, instrument cluster and the rear LED taillamp can also be seen on the more powerful RTR 200 as well.
The motorcycle is powered by a 159.7 cc 4-stroke, 4-valve, the oil-cooled engine makes 16 bhp at 8000 rpm and 14.8 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. For those who are looking for a friendlier variant of the Apache RTR 200 can always get their hands on this smaller motorcycle.
Price: Rs 82,810 (Drum)
4. Suzuki Gixxer SF
The Suzuki Gixxer SF is the fully faired variant of the standard Gixxer and is one of the most successful 150 cc commuter of its segment. The Gixxer SF shares the same 154.9 cc single cylinder air cooled engine which is capable of producing about 14.8 Bhp of peak power and 14 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
The motorcycle also gets a single channel ABS setup and an optional rear disc brake. The best thing about this motorcycle is that it weighs just 135 Kilograms. The motorcycle also gets an electronic fuel injection as well. The Gixxer SF features a racing-inspired Blue livery as well which can also be seen in its non faired variant as well.
Price: Rs 81,343 (Gixxer, rear disc)
5. Bajaj Pulsar NS160
Bajaj has launched the NS160 in India last year and it attracted quite a lot of attention since its launch. The NS160 borrows its styling inspiration from the bigger NS200 and is powered by a 160.3cc, 4-valve, oil-cooled DTS-i engine producing 15.5PS of peak power at 8500rpm and 14.6Nm of torque at 6500 rpm.
The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The motorcycle is built around on a rigid perimeter frame which definitely makes the NS 160 a better handler. The motorcycle uses 240 mm front disc brakes and 130 mm rear drum brakes, it also gets a rear disc brake as an option as well.
Price: Rs. 92,229 (ex showroom)