We have received quite a good number of queries over motorcycles that falls in the range below Rs 1.5 Lakh. This is the range where majority of the motorcycles are bought in India. In this article we have covered all the best 5 motorcycles you can buy without giving it a second thought.
1. KTM 200 Duke
The Austrian motorcycle maker, KTM, started off their innings in India with none other than the 200 Duke itself. The bike is undoubtedly a fire-cracker and the best motorcycle way ahead of its competitors. Not only this, the bike comes with sky level engine of refinements, good fuel economy, best in class performance figures and extremely well made body panels. The bike is priced at Rs 1.44 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and is surely the best value for money proposition in this list.
2. Bajaj Pulsar RS200
The second bike in the list comes from none other than the Pune based automaker, Bajaj Auto. The company showcased the bike for the first time at the AutoExpo 2014 and since then it created ripples in the Indian motorcycle market. It is the fastest Pulsar yet and also the most costly motorcycle in Bajaj’s line-up. It also comes with optional ABS and is surely an eye catcher. Best part about the Pulsar RS200 is that even after being a sporty full-faired motorcycle it doesn’t back foot on the comfort part. It is indeed a comfortable sport-tourer that comes with good looks, good fuel-economy and also ABS unlike any other bike in the list. It is priced at Rs 1.32 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).
3. Royal Enfield Classic 350
There are many who would want this to be on top of the list but we have enough reasons why it shouldn’t be. The Classic 350 is the modern version of the highly famous Bullet 350. Its parent brand, Royal Enfield, enjoys a huge fan following not just domestically but across the globe. And don’t forget it is the highest capacity motorcycle in the list that actually generates power bit higher than the Yamaha R15. The bike surely is a legend and is a dream of many, but being a Royal Enfield it has some reliability issues and we can’t deny that.
4. Yamaha YZF R15 V2.0
Back in 2011, Yamaha Motor India, came up with the newer, more aggressive looking R15. The bike took the market by storm and was praised all over for its stunning new looks. But sadly the bike haven’t received any update after that and it still runs on the same mechanicals. Apart from new paint schemes and colours there isn’t much that can be talked about the YZF R15 V2.0. It is almost good Rs. 14,000 less than the Pulsar but doesn’t compete against it as it comes with a smaller engine.
5. Suzuki Gixxer SF
The Gixxer SF is the faired version of the naked Gixxer 150 and is also the hottest looking motorcycle of the faired 150cc segment. It is now also available with the rear disc brake option which wasn’t present in the market before. The Gixxer SF will cost you around Rs 87,373 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) for the rear disc variant and Rs 2,500 less for the rear drum variant. This sure is one of the nicest motorcycles you can buy in the country today.