The Indian two-wheeler area has seen some actually fascinating additions during the last decade or so, with a number of choices that may cater to varied using necessities, or experiences. Whereas loads of these new bikes carry extra premium value tags, there are some that maintain their very own within the ‘reasonably priced’ class. We’ve compiled a listing of the highest 5 bikes you may get at present for beneath Rs 1 lakh. And although the definition of ‘greatest’ may be somewhat subjective, for this record, we’ve thought of bikes that provide one thing higher than among the different humdrum choices within the section. This could possibly be nice bang for the buck, or only a tonne of character.
Earlier than we begin, we’d prefer to admit that this ‘beneath Rs 1 lakh’ title is a little bit of a misnomer. That’s as a result of we’re contemplating one of the best 5 bikes which have their ex-showroom (Delhi) costs beneath a lakh rupees. A few of which have their precise on-road costs a bit over the mark.
Hero Xtreme 200R
After showcasing the motorbike on quite a few events, Hero lastly launched the brand new Xtreme 200R final yr. The bike was initially accessible in solely 4 north-eastern states, however has since then made its option to dealerships throughout the nation. Whereas sure different 200cc bikes just like the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 have been positioned as efficiency bikes, the Xtreme 200R is extra of a competitor to premium 160cc and 180cc bikes, given its aggressive pricing.
Its styling can be a bit conservative for a 200cc motorbike, however fit-and-finish is sweet. Powering the brand new Hero providing is a 199.6cc, air-cooled motor growing 18.4hp at eight,000rpm and 17.1Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Hero claims a Zero-60kph time of four.6sec and high pace of 114kph. The bike comes with a 276mm entrance disc and a 220mm rear disc; single-channel ABS comes commonplace.
Energy: 18.4hp at eight,000rpm (carburetted model)
Torque: 17.1Nm at 6,500rpm
Value: Rs 89,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Additionally learn: Hero Xtreme 200R review
Honda CB Hornet 160R
The CB Hornet 160R was one of many first bikes in its section to be geared up with ABS. The bike is presently accessible in 4 variants (two of which don’t have ABS and might be offered till shares final) with costs starting from Rs 86,500 to 94,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The up to date CB Hornet 160R was first showcased on the 2018 Auto Expo, earlier than it was launched in March that yr, with a number of styling updates
The styling of the CB Hornet 160R is sharp and daring. The design spotlight is the inclusion of an LED headlight and the all-digital console. Mechanically, the motorbike is powered by a 162.7cc, air-cooled motor that develops 15.09hp at eight,500rpm and a peak torque of 14.5Nm at 6,500rpm. Transmission duties are dealt with by a 5-speed gearbox. The usual and CBS variants might be discontinued within the close to future, owing to the obligatory ABS ruling of April 1, 2019. The ABS-equipped bike can be accessible in a top-end DLX variant that comes with a rear disc brake as a substitute of a drum unit.
Energy: 15.09hp at eight,500rpm
Torque: 14.5Nm at 6,500rpm
Value: Rs 86,500 (STD), Rs 91,000 (CBS), Rs 92,000 (ABS STD), Rs 94,500 (ABS DLX)Yamaha FZ/FZS V3.Zero
Essentially the most lately up to date motorbike of this record is the Yamaha FZ vary. The bikes now characteristic single-channel ABS as commonplace and has obtained important updates to the bodywork. The FZ-FI and FZS-FI V3.Zero retain the sharp, muscular profile of the FZ, albeit with wider bodywork on the gas tank. The one factor differentiating the 2 bikes are some chrome bits and a brand new stomach pan on the FZS. The mechanicals, nevertheless, stay unchanged. It continues to make use of the identical 149cc, air-cooled, two-valve, single-cylinder motor that makes 13.2hp and 12.8Nm of torque, which comes paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
In a step to enhance the ergonomics of the motorbike, Yamaha has raised the handlebar on the bike for a extra snug using place. Regardless of not receiving any updates to the powertrain, the FZ makes its means onto the record, because of its pricing and former contenders just like the TVS Apache RTR 200 transferring above Rs 1 lakh as a result of inclusion of ABS.
Energy: 13.2hp at eight,000rpm
Torque: 12.8Nm at 6,000rpm
Value: Rs 95,680 (FZ), Rs 97,680 (FZS)
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
The RTR 160 4V boasts of probably the most highly effective motor in its section and may be had with two choices – carburettor and fuel-injection. It additionally will get four-valve know-how, whereas most of its rivals make use of a two-valve head. The 4V additionally makes use of a brand new body, which has allowed TVS to make use of a monoshock as a substitute of the twin shocks on the earlier technology.
The RTR 160 has obtained consecutive beauty updates because it first launched over a decade in the past; however the bike has by no means been totally up to date. The 4V adjustments that pattern. With an general styling closely impressed from the RTR 200, it incorporates a related tank, headlight, tail-light, instrumentation and even turn-indicators. The RTR 160 additionally incorporates a related ‘shotgun’ exhaust design, a completely digital instrument console and an LED tail-light, as seen on the RTR 200. Nonetheless, the RTR 160 does characteristic a distinct centre physique panel. If you’re in search of a extra commuter-friendly model of the RTR 200, the 160 4V is the bike for you.
Energy: 16.8hp at eight,000rpm (EFI), 16.5hp at eight,000rpm (Carburettor).
Torque: 14.8Nm at 6,500rpm.
Value: Rs 83,145 (Drum), Rs 86,145 (Disc), Rs 92,145 (EFI), Rs 89,785 (ABS Drum), Rs 92,785 (ABS Disc), Rs 98,785 (EFI ABS)
Additionally learn: 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V review
Ask most of us right here at Autocar India what our favorite sub-Rs 1 lakh bike is and extra probably than not, the reply you’ll hear is the Suzuki Gixxer, or its faired sibling, the Gixxer SF. When the unique Gixxer was launched again in 2014, most of us dismissed it as a Yamaha FZ16 clone, till we rode it for the primary time that’s. What this bike delivers is tough to quantify on paper. It’s not probably the most highly effective bike in its section, neither is the epitome of frugality. But when there’s a motorbike that makes its case purely on its ‘X issue’, it must be the Gixxer. One facet that makes it so simply lovable is simply how a lot enjoyable it’s to trip, loads of which may be attributed to its improbable dealing with bundle. It’s a motorbike that scores excessive on practicality as properly, with a snug saddle and seating place, and a light-weight kerb weight of simply 135kg. With latest updates, each bikes now characteristic an non-compulsory rear disc brake and a single-channel ABS. The Gixxer SF can be accessible in a fuel-injected variant that prices a bit over a lakh. The Gixxer seems to be nice in each its faired and non-faired guises, particularly whenever you take into accounts their racing-inspired blue livery.
Energy: 14.8hp at eight,000rpm
Torque: 14Nm at 6,000rpm
Value: Gixxer: Rs 81,550 (Rear disc), Rs 88,941 (ABS) / Gixxer SF: Rs 90,658 (Commonplace), Rs 98,076 (ABS), Rs 93,032 (SFFI), Rs 1,01,906 (SFFI ABS)
Additionally learn: 2017 Suzuki Gixxer SF ABS review, test ride