Best sporty bike for under 2 lakh rupees leaders are clearly from the Bajaj stable
Sporty motorcycles are pouring down like rain in the recent past. KTM, Benelli, Mahindra and Bajaj have also produced everything they could in the sub two lakh category to give you the very best. So we thought, let’s list it down here and tell you which are best around two lakh and under two lakh performance bikes as well. We have almost 10 motorcycles of all cubic capacity, size and type for you here. Let’s find out the best Sporty bike for around 2 Lakh Rupees in India
Alongside being a strong player in the car market in Indian auto industry, Mahindra is taking the two-wheeler business pretty seriously as well. The company has already launched some capable products in the domestic market, among which the Mahindra Mojo is a very attractive bike with aggressive stance and powerful engine. This bike is very appealing for those riders, who want an adventure model priced under Rs. 2 lakh.
The Mahindra Mojo was launched in Indian market in 2015 and grabbed attention immediately with its sheer aggressive design. This bike sits in the higher quarter litre segment and has created a new category of cruiser bikes. Interestingly, this bike went through a vigorous testing phase for nearly half a decade before finally launching in the country.
The Mahindra Mojo sports dual round headlamps with LED guide light, which give it a bold and aggressive look. Apart from that, the analog-digital unique looking instrument cluster, a muscular 21-litre capacity fuel tank, a lower riding seat, LED taillights, twin exhausts added zing to this model. It offers a superior and comfortable riding experience, while the handling of this bike is also pretty good.
The Mahindra Mojo takes power from a 295 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This engine is paired with a 6-speed transmission and capable to kick out 27 PS of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 30 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The bike delivers 36 kmpl of fuel efficiency and it comes with a top speed of 147 kmph.
Suspension duty in the Mahindra Mojo is done by upside down front forks and high-pressure gas-charged monoshock absorber at rear. For braking duty, the Mahindra Mojo is equipped with a 320 mm front disc brake and a 240 mm rear disc brake. The bike runs on 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped with tubeless tyres.
Price – Rs. 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Bajaj Pulsar RS200:
Bajaj Pulsar is an indomitable range of sporty and high-performance bikes, which has been sitting at the top of the list of popular models in India for a long time. If we have to choose one true sporty looking bike from the Pulsar line-up, the RS200 surely comes first. The very aggressive looking faired bike is priced under Rs. 2 lakh and comes with a spectacular appearance.
The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 sports a muscular design, which makes it somewhat intimidating. Apart from selling it in the domestic market, the Bajaj Auto exports this bike to several global markets as well. Alongside the domestic market, the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 has received positive response in the foreign markets also. Not only the design, but the high performance character of this bike has been praised as well. Since its introduction, this bike has won several awards in its category.
The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 comes with twin projector headlamps, sleek turn indicators, front fairing, a chunky looking fuel tank with 13-litre capacity, analog-digital combo instrument cluster, stepped up pillion seat, narrow tail section and split LED taillights. The front fascia of this bike appears similar to the fascia of the Bumblebee character from the Transformers movie series.
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 draws power from a 199.5 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, triple-spark, fuel-injected engine, which is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The engine churns out 24.5 PS of peak power at 9,750 rpm and 18.6 Nm of peak torque 8,000 rpm. It can run at a top speed of 140.8 kmph, while the bike delivers a fuel efficiency of 35 kmpl.
Braking duty for this model is done by a 300 mm front disc brake and a 230 mm rear disc brake, while a single channel ABS is also on offer. For suspension duty, the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is equipped with telescopic front fork with anti-friction bush, while the rear sports Nitrox monoshock absorber. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped with tubeless tyres.
Price – Rs. 1.33 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Royal Enfield Continental GT:
Royal Enfield is known for their powerful motorcycles, and the Continental GT sits on top of the brand’s portfolio. This retro looking café racer designed motorcycle is something, which gives you a feel of the old-school charm, blended with power packed performance. Priced at Rs. 2.11 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the Royal Enfield Continental GT is a pretty interesting motorcycle.
Wearing a stylish old-school design, the RE Continental GT comes very much appealing. The single seater motorcycle is available in three different colour options, which are – GT Red, GT Black and GT Green. Not only in Indian market; but in the foreign market also, this motorcycle has been praised for its style and performance. Interestingly, Royal Enfield is now working on a 750 cc version of the Continental GT, which will be the brand’s flagship model upon its launch.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT comes with a round headlamp, dual-pod analog instrument cluster with a digital display, a chiseled fuel tank, lower rider seat and a sleek taillight. The handlebar offers the rider better control over the machine. So far, it comes with a very appealing appearance, which grabs attention easily.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT is powered by a 535 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The engine is paired with a 5-speed transmission and churns out 29.5 PS of peak power at 5,100 rpm and 44 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The Royal Enfield Continental GT returns a fuel efficiency of 26 kmpl and it appears with a top speed of 142 kmph.
For braking duty, the RE Continental GT is equipped with a 300 mm front disc brake and a 240 mm rear disc brake, combined with ABS. The suspension duty is done by 41 mm telescopic front fork with 110 mm travel, while the rear gets Paioli twin gas-charged shock absorber. The motorcycle runs on 18-inch multi-spoke wheels wrapped with Pirelli Sport Demon tubeless tyres.
Price – Rs. 2.11 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
KTM being one of the most popular sporty high-performance bike-maker present in India; offers several spectacular models. While the Duke series of naked street fighters are very popular in the country, the RC200 is another bike with even sportier appearance. Priced at Rs. 1.69 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), it appears very appealing for the young bike enthusiast, who look for a sporty high-performance model under Rs. 2 lakh.
Sitting at the brand’s supersport category, the KTM RC200 comes with an aggressive stance. It is built on the Duke’s lightweight steel trellis frame. The RC200 sports a sharp fascia with beak like headlamp cluster. Apart from that, the fully digital LCD instrument cluster and the front fairing enhance this bike’s appeal further.
The muscular fuel tank, low rider seat and stepped up pillion seat, narrow and sharp tail section with LED taillight add zing to the bike. The underbelly exhaust gives the sporty KTM RC200 a distinctive character. It wears the Austrian bike-maker’s signature Black, Orange and white colour theme, which certainly make it visually appealing. KTM claims that this bike offers very good handling for the rider.
Power source for the KTM RC200 is a 199.5 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine. This engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission and it pumps out 25 PS of peak power at 10,000 rpm and 19 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. It delivers a fuel efficiency of 35 kmpl, which is pretty impressive indeed.
The KTM RC200 is equipped with WP upside down 43 mm front fork with 125 mm travel, while the rear gets WP monoshock suspension with 150 mm travel. Stopping power comes from a 300 mm front disc brake and a 230 mm rear disc brake. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels, painted in Orange and wrapped with tubeless tyres.
Price – Rs. 1.69 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Benelli TNT 25:
The Benelli is known for manufacturing some stunning high-performance premium bikes. Like the rest of the world, in India too this Italian bike-maker has received appreciation for its spectacular machines. The company launched the TNT 25 in the domestic market in December 2015. The quarter-litre bike has become popular within short span, thanks to its aggressive design, powerful engine and high performance.
Priced at Rs. 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the Benelli TNT 25 offers the bike enthusiasts a chance to ride a machine, which comes with global aura. This was launched as the cheapest offering from the Italian brand in the Indian market. The company introduced this bike with an expectation to sell around 8,000 units of the model every year. It is brought here as a CKD unit and assembled at DSK Motowheel’s plant in Maharashtra.
The Benelli TNT 25 takes design inspiration from its bigger sibling the TNT 300. It sports a large headlamp and the front fascia comes with an aggressive stance. Apart from that, a stylish analog-digital instrument cluster, muscular and sculpted fuel tank with 16.5-litre capacity, upright riding position, split grab rail, sleek LED taillight, side-slung exhaust give it an very sporty appearance. So far, this bike looks very aggressive, charming and bold from every angle.
The Benelli TNT 25 takes power from a 249 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, which is mated to a 6-speed transmission. This engine is well capable to churn out 28.55 PS of peak power at 9,800 rpm and 21.61 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. On the braking and suspension front, the Benelli TNT 25 is equipped with a 280 mm front disc and a 240 mm rear disc brake delivering the stopping power. Suspension duty is done by inverted telescopic front forks and hydraulic monoshock absorber at rear. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped with tubeless tyres.
Price – Rs. 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Suzuki Gixxer SF:
Suzuki’s Gixxer lineup comprises of some spectacular sporty looking bikes. With an affordable pricing and stylish design, these bikes offer the riders cheap thrills. The Suzuki Gixxer SF comes with a faired sporty stance, which enhances its visual appeal. Priced at Rs. 87,343 (ex-showroom, New Delhi), this bike is well affordable for those customers, who are seeking a sporty looking bike within Rs. 2 lakh slab.
The Suzuki Gixxer SF comes with a sharp front fascia incorporating a large headlamp. Also, it gets muscular aerodynamic front fairing, a fully digital instrument cluster with LCD display, very muscular and chunky looking fuel tank, attractive body graphics, a low rider seat and stepped up pillion seat, split grab rail and a sleek LED taillight. The exhaust comes with a twin-barrel appearance and aluminum muffler cover, which also enhances the Gixxer SF’s visual appeal further.
The Suzuki Gixxer SF bike comes inspired by the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer’s great racing heritage, which is visible through its design. The premium looking sporty bike comes ultra-lightweight under its sharp fairing. This lightweight body and engine helps the Gixxer SF with impressive fuel efficiency, which is also improved by the brand’s cutting edge SEP technology.
The SEP technology helps the bike with high power without compromising the fuel efficiency. This bike draws power from a 154.9 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine. The engine is paired with a 5-speed transmission and churns out 14.8 PS of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. This bike returns around 54 kmpl of fuel efficiency and it has a top speed of 127 kmph.
For braking duty, the Suzuki Gixxer SF is equipped with a 266 mm front disc brake and a 130 mm rear disc brake. Suspension duty is done by a telescopic front fork and rear gets 7-step adjustable swing arm monoshock absorber. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped with tubeless tyres.
Price – Rs. 87,343 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Yamaha R15 :
The Yamaha R15 is one of the most popular bikes among the young enthusiasts in the country. It comes with a true sporty character. The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer introduced the R15 way back in 2008 and since then this bike has earned praise with its muscular fairing, powerful engine and impressive performance. The company introduced the second generation model in 2011. The Yamaha R15 V2 comes priced at Rs. 1,25,825 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The Yamaha R15 gets a sporty appearance with the fairing. It comes with twin headlamps with halogen units. Now, the company has introduced the Auto Headlamp On (AHO) feature to this bike. Apart from that, the aerodynamic muscular front fairing, a 12-litre capacity muscular fuel tank makes this bike very much appealing.
The Yamaha R15 features a stylish analog-digital combo instrument cluster. Apart from that, the split seats with the stepped-up pillion seat deliver a sporty appeal. The bike also dons sporty rim decal. It is available in three different colour options – Revving Blue, Sparky Green and Adrenaline Red.
Power source for the Yamaha R15 is a 149 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine. Paired with a 6-speed transmission, this engine kicks out 17 PS of peak power at 8,500 rpm and 15 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The Yamaha R15 delivers 42 kmpl of impressive fuel efficiency and it has a top speed of 130 kmph. It reaches 0 – 60 kmph in 4.89 seconds.
On the braking front, stopping power to the current model is provided by a 267 mm front disc brake and a 220 mm rear disc brake. For suspension duty, this sporty bike gets telescopic front fork and linked type monocross suspension at rear. In the meantime, The Japanese brand is preparing to launch an updated new R15, which could launch in domestic market sometime in mid-2017.
Price – Rs. 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
KTM Duke 390:
KTM has achieved immense popularity in very short span in the Indian market. The Austrian bike-maker has a range of sporty and high-performance offerings in its portfolio. With such products the brand has been able to attract the young motorcycling enthusiasts of the country easily. The KTM Duke 390 is a widely popular sporty bike priced under Rs. 2 lakh.
The KTM Duke 390 comes with an aggressive streetfighter stance. It sports a tall looking headlamp, a digital instrument cluster with LCD display, muscular fuel tank with 11-litre capacity. The sculpted look of the fuel tank of this Austrian streetfighter gives it an appealing look. The bike is built on a tubular space frame, built from chrome molybdenum.
The lower rider seat gives the rider better control over the machine, while the stepped up pillion seat delivers a sporty vibe. Apart from that, the narrow tail section with sleek taillight, underbelly exhaust adds on zing to the sporty bike. Dimensionally, the KTM Duke 390 has a length of 2,145 mm, 760 mm of width and 800 mm of height. It also has a 170 mm of ground clearance.
Power source for the KTM Duke 390 is a 373 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, paired with a 6-speed transmission. In terms of power and performance, the engine churns out 44 PS of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque at 7,250 rpm. It delivers 25 kmpl of fuel efficiency and it also comes with a top speed of 160 kmph. On the suspension front, the KTM Duke 390 gets WP upside down front forks with 150 mm travel, while the rear sports WP monoshock absorber with 150 mm travel. Stopping power comes from a 300 mm front disc and a 230 mm rear disc.
Also, this bike is equipped with Bosch dual-channel ABS. The bike runs on 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped with tubeless tyres. KTM is preparing to launch the 2017 Duke 390, which was unveiled at 2016 EICMA in Milan.
Price – Rs. 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)