Wheels are one of the best and the foremost important inventions ever made by mankind. As the world progressed to its prime, motorcycles have become unavoidable mechanical creatures that make human life easier than ever before. The industrialization and globalization had major impacts and caused a sudden leap in the progress of technology around the globe and the automobiles industry has also witnessed a wave of progress over the years, enabling the common man to enjoy modern vehicles at very affordable prices. The following is a list of motorcycles available in the country under 2 lakhs.
UM Renegade Commando Classic
It was with many surprises that United Motors have got around the Renegade Commando Classic in the limelight and that too in a very pretty good shape. The Renegade Classis looks like a retro motorcycle that time travelled to the 21st century and looks like it's about to conquer the classic motorcycle lineup that stands the test of time. This American born cruiser has iconic features that could rival the most compelling brands now holds firm grounds today.
The Commando Classic has faux leather finished saddle bag, faux leather tank pouch on the fuel tank, retro-inspired looks and a stylish windshield. This vintage stylized cruiser comes with a 279.5cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled power mill delivering a maximum power of 24.8 bhp and 23 Nm of peak torque. This motorcycle performs well for what its made to be and the inclusion of a 6-gear speed box will be a sheer advantage to this 300cc motorcycle. The retro style looks, cruiser seating position, and faux leather split seats makes it one of the most stylish and affordable cruisers in India.
Price: Rs. 1,89,000 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
Unlike many other motorcycles, higher speed and quick acceleration are not what the Thunderbird 500 is made for. This cruiser stylised adventure motorcycle is made to scale long distances with utmost pleasure, and this is also a motorcycle that grows in time around you mainly due to the relaxed and well-posted riding position and the reliable engine. Moreover, if you are a rider, this Royal Enfield motorcycle will be a worthy companion on your audacious and adventurous expeditions.
The Thunderbird comes with a very massive 500cc engine with fuel injection system. This big engine produces a maximum power output of 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm and a very enormous 41.3 Nm torque @ 4000 rpm. The torque and power to weight ratio of this motorcycle are very amazing and the Thunderbird 500 will take you places and beyond. The inclusion of the well-raised handlebars, 20-litre fuel tank, digital meter console with the trip meters, and a unique stripped LED tail lamps gives this metal cruiser a very distinct look and feel on the highways and ensures good cruising experience.
Price: Rs 1,88,412 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
KTM RC 200
The RC 200 is a fully fared motorcycle from KTM that uses an engine adopted from its naked sibling; the Duke 200. This fully fared motorcycle is very agile and quick when it comes to acceleration and could climb to three-figure speeds ranges with just a twist.
The RC 200 comes with a liquid cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke 199.5cc engine with fuel injection system. This sports bike produces a maximum power of 25.83 PS @ 10000 rpm and a healthy torque of 19.2 Nm @ 8000 rpm. The new RC 200 comes with new white and orange paint schemes and attractive graphics along with USD front fork, multifunctional fully digital display and radial brake calliper making it a very excellent full faired motorcycle in the segment.
Price: Rs 1,60,000 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
Bajaj Dominar 400
When Bajaj launched their flagship Cruiser Sports motorcycle Dominar 400 in the country everyone was pretty eager to know what Bajaj has under the hood to beat Royal Enfield to the pulp; as the way, they advertised. However, to the dismay, the Dominar 400 wasn't clearly a replacement for the Royal Enfield even though the bike came with stellar features and a more powerful engine to eat out the shares of the brand.
The Dominar 400 is powered by the 373.3cc, triple spark, 4-valve, liquid-cooled DTS-i engine, which is a KTM Duke 390 engine tuned down to the level of Bajaj. The tweaked engine produces a maximum power of 35 bhp @ 8000 rpm and peak torque of 35 Nm @ 6500 rpm. The new Dominator 400 will be a very fast motorcycle on the streets and will be a sure head turner. The bike showcase LED headlamps, twin LED tail lights, a fully digital instrument console, auxiliary display embedded on a 13-litre fuel tank.
Price: Rs 1,41,054 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
Royal Enfield Classic 350
The Classic 350 is one of the best selling and popular motorcycles from Royal Enfield. Recently, due to heavy competition from its rivals, the company has introduced new disc brakes at the rear and a swing arm that's been adopted from the Thunderbird as a replacement for the convention drum brakes and old swing arm used in the Classic 350 for years. The new Classic 350 also gets brand new paint schemes to retains its customer base.
The Classis 350 embodies a 350cc engine that produces 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm and a 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The Classis comes with the retro styling and retains the legacy and heritage the Royal Enfields are best known for in the motorcycle world.
Price: Rs 1,13,000 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
KTM Duke 250
KTM is now full-fledged when it comes to their value for money sports bike. The Duke 250 is one of the most anticipated models that the automobile industry has ever witnessed in India. The KTM Duke 250 is very aggressive when it comes to performance, thanks to the modern race-inspired design and lightweight chassis, the 250 could be a daily race performer that raise the adrenalin a way higher on the throttle range.
The Duke 250 comes with a powerful 248.8cc water-cooled, 4-stroke engine that delivers a massive 31 bhp of power @ 9000 rpm and a peak torque maximum of 24 Nm @ 7250 rpm. The aggressive Duke 250 sits on a light tubular trellis frame with another bolt-on subframe. The front faring, twin projector headlights, the sports-inspired design makes this bike a head turner in any highways and streets. The high riding dynamics and cornering ability of the Duke 250 will surprise anyone and will surely make anyone a real fan of this quarter-litre monster.
Price: Rs 1,75,855 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
Royal Enfield Himalayan
When the Royal Enfield launched the Himalayan, it was a new era of offroading that got born that day. The Himalayan was a different kind of motorcycle that developed from scratch and showcased a very rapid and powerful LS 400 engine that been developed exclusively for the Himalayan.
The Himalayan comes with a 411cc Single Cylinder, 4 strokes, Air-cooled, SOHC engine with Fuel Injection system.The engine produces 24.5 bhp @ 6500 rpm and a 32 Nm torque @ 4250 rpm. The LS 400 engine is made to make a good amount of torque at lower speeds and this makes the new Himalayan very adventurous while offroading. The new Himalayan showcase an upswept exhaust, brand new LED tail lamps, brand new instrument cluster that displays many features like ambient temperature, time, odometer, trip meter and gear selected and a digital compass to make it one of the best and cheap off-roading motorcycle in its class.
Price: Rs 1,55,555 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
Mahindra took a good turn at the two-wheeler industry when they launched the much anticipated Cruiser motorcycle Mojo in India. Mojo comes with a very brand new look and design that makes it one of the best motorcycles in terms of looks and road presence.
The Mahindra Mojo came with a very powerful 295 cc Single-Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, 4 Valves engine. The 295cc engine produces a stylish and cruiser style design with an Aerodynamically design front headlamps. The multi-reflector headlamps, tubeless radial tyres, very strong alloy wheels, upside down fork suspension and a very responsive and effective disc brakes and twin exhausts make this cruiser offering from Mahindra one of the best bikes to buy in India.
Price: Rs. 1,75,000 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
The Apache is a very famous name among teenagers and biker enthusiasts in the country. The new Apache RTR 200 4V comes with a mean and sporty naked look with the all-new front headlamps, larger fuel tank, a brand new double barrel exhaust and well-raised tail lamp section to make a street fighter look and feel.
The new Apache comes with 197.75 cc, 4 strokes, Oil cooled engine that produces a maximum power of 15.46 kW @ 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm. The bike makes uses of a double cradle split synchro stiff frame and has monotube - monoshock rear suspension at the rear and telescopic forks at the front. The new Apache 200 also comes with aggressive tank cowl, a very innovative instrument cluster, foam-in-place racing seat, engine guards and alloy wheels and dual- ABS channel with RLP control for enhanced safety and control on roads.
Price: Rs 92,915 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
The Yamaha FZ 25 is one of the most powerful naked bikes in India. The new FZ comes with rear and front LED lighting, new LCD instrument console, 14-litre fuel tank and disc brakes at both the ends.
The new FZ 25 uses a very powerful 250cc Air Cooled, 4 - stroke, SOHC, 2-valve engine that delivers a maximum power of 20.9 PS and a 20Nm of peak torque. Yamaha uses its own Blue Core technology to enhance performance and efficiency of the engine at the same time. The FZ25 uses a very lightweight diamond type frame and comes with flat long seat, large foot space for rider and pillion, aluminium grab rails, LED headlamp and tail light, LCD instrument console and LED lighting to make it one of the most advanced naked bike in the country.
Price: Rs 1,19,335 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350
The Thunderbird 350 is a cruiser motorcycle from Royal Enfield. When looking at the retro classic motorcycles made by the company, the Thunderbird is a fresh piece of engineering resulted in a very compact and highly advanced machine that showcased modern technologies like projector headlamps, digital instrument console, rear disc brake and a very stiffer swingarm.
The Thunderbird 350 comes with a Single Cylinder, 4 strokes, Twinspark, Air cooled 346.00 cc engine capable of producing 19.8 bhp of power @ 5250 rpm and 28 Nm torque @ 4000 rpm. The Thunderbird 350 comes with a single downtube frame and gets telescopic forks at the front and a twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload suspension at the rear. Royal Enfield has provided Spoke wheels to this cruiser to make it more adventurous, giving it some off-road capability also. The Thunderbird misses the iconic thumb sound of a Royal Enfiled, but this is one of the most stable and most fuel-efficient motorcycles ever made by the company.
Price: Rs. 1,45,000 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
Yamaha R15 V2
When Yamaha launched the R15 for the first time, it was one of a complete quarter litre sportbike ever launched in the country. Now, Yamaha has upgraded the R15 to make it look mean and aggressive and now its wedded with modern looks and style. The R15 V2 came with a stylish dual headlamp, split seat, 5-spoke wheels, LED tail lamp, and wider and chunky radial rear tyre to makes it a complete quarter-litre sports bike.
The R15 V2 comes with a 149.8cc, Liquid Cooled, 4 strokes, SOHC, 4-valve engine that produces a maximum power of 17 PS at 8500 rpm and a max torque of 15 Nm at 7500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission.Yamaha has made the engine to be very refined and delivers sporty performance at high-speed ranges. The suspension system comes with Telescopic at the front and a Linked type mono-cross suspension at the rear. The braking system of this sports bike comes with Hydraulic Single disc at the front and rear.
Price: Rs 1,19,788 (Ex-Showroom Delhi )
The following is a list of best bikes that could serve the purpose of your needs, whether - on road, off-road or no road.
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