In the past few years, two wheeler segment bikes up to 250cc segment in India has seen a massive growth. However, the 2016-2017 financial year witnessed a massive change in the buying pattern, as the sales of scooters other than motorcycles have also hiked in India.
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In past few years, majority of the sales have been of scooters and motorcycles under Rs 1 Lakh range. Moreover, the market analysts also say that a surge in demand of two-wheelers have been increased in the rural area of India.
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Here we have listed top 10 bikes under the range of Rs 1 lakh:
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V (Cost: Rs 92,615- Rs 97,615)
TVS Apache is one of the most demanded and successful bike of TVS, while the Apache RTR 200 4V has also won the Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) 2016 award. The bike was also named as the most preferred product in the 200cc segment.
However, the latest RTR 200 4V also comes with a BS-IV norms compliant engine. TVS has made some changes to the engine of the motorcycle, while the appearance is kept the same.
The latest Apache RTR 200 4V looks like street warrior, as it has now look even more stylish and elegant. The bike comes with split seat and clip-on handle bar along with LED tail lights.
If we talk about the engine of the motorcycle then the bike comes powered with a single-cylinder, 197.75cc air and oil cooled engine capable of producing 20.23 bhp of power.It is mated to a five-speed transmission.
One of the most interesting thing about the bike is that it is capable of going from 0-60kmph in just 3.9 seconds.
Bajaj Pulsar NS200 (Cost: Rs 96,453)
Bajaj Pulsar series is the best selling and most successful series of the company, Under the Bajaj Pulsar series umbrella the brand has launched various bikes in past and Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is one of the most powerful bikes of Bajaj.
The 2017 edition of Bajaj Pulsar NS200 comes with a liquid cooled, four valve, triple spark engine that complies with BS IV norms. The bike has massive fan following among the youth and motorcycle enthusiasts.
The latest edition of Bajaj Pulsar NS200 now comes with all new colors & graphics along with a belly-pan for the ultimate street-fighter look.
The bike is now available in these colour variant: Graphite Black, Mirage White & Wild Red.
Honda CB Hornet 160R (Cost: Rs 80,603- Rs 86,084)
Honda CB Hornet 160R is Honda's one of the powerful bikes in 150-200cc segment. However, Honda CB Hornet was India's first bike meeting BS-IV emission standards.
The bike comes in two variants -- Single Disc and Dual Disc with CBS. It comes powered with the same engine as the Honda Unicorn 160cc. Hence, it comes with - Air cooled, 4-stroke SI engine, which can produce a total power output of 13.14bhp and a total torque of 12.84Nm.
Suzuki Gixxer (Cost: Rs 77,452- Rs 80,528)
Suzuki Gixxer was launched earlier this year by Suzuki Motorcycles with BS-IV compliant engine and AHO features in new graphics. The bike looks like superbike with new sporty graphics and logo across the tank. It also comes with clear lens LED tail lamps which enhance user experience and appeal.
Moreover, the Suzuki Gixxer comes with a powerful 155cc, single cylinder, air cooled engine with a five-speed gearbox.
Hero Xtreme Sports (Cost: Rs 72,625- Rs 75,725)
Hero motors corp's latest bike Hero Xtreme Sports is feature loaded bike which comes with features like the front cowl with aerodynamic visor, new wolf-eye headlamp with Twin LED Pilot Lamps.
To enhance the comfort the Hero Xtreme comes with a split step-up seat, while it also comes with exhaust with the muffler cover which effectively enhances heat shielding.
Hero Xtreme Sports sports a powerful 149.2cc air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder engine, which produces a maximum power output of 15.6 BHP @8500 rpm and maximum torque of 13.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm and reaches from 0-60 km/h in 4.7seconds.
Colour variants of the bike: Panther Black, Fiery Red, Mercuric Silver and the new Black-Red and Pyro Orange colors.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 (Cost: Rs 71,585)
After the entry of BS-IV compliant two-wheelers in Indian market, Bajaj Auto had also updated its entire Pulsar range with new BS-IV compliant engines. Hence, Bajaj Pulsar 150 also comes with a BS-IV compliant engine and the AHO function.
However, the bike is powered with a 149cc, DTS-I air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that churns out maximum power output of 15.06PS and maximum torque of 12.5Nm.
Aprilia SR 150 (Cost: Rs 68,806- Rs 70,288)
The manufacturer of Vespa scooter, Piaggio has launched its 150cc-Aprilia SR 150 Crossover bike in August last year.
The Aprilia SR 150 comes with large 14" wheels with five spokes which gives the similar appearance to the Aprilia racing bikes. Moreover, the bike will have a single cylinder 150cc, 4-stroke engine.
On the other hand, there is also a race edition of the Aprilia which is called Aprilia SR 150 Race Edition. This edition of Aprilia comes with the 154.8 cc, 3-valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing peak power at 10.4 bhp and peak torque of 11.4 Nm, mated to a CVT transmission.
Bajaj V15 (Cost: Rs 62,002)
The Bajaj V15 bears a large fuel tank which contains the metal of the invincible INS Vikrant, which is also the USP of this bike.
The double cradle design of the bike offers outstanding rigidity and strength, while the ergonomics enable the rider to ride the bike with a proud stance.
Another feature which is unique in Bajaj V is that it comes with a stylised removable rear seat cowl, which can be instantly detached to seat the pillion.
In order to enhance the look of the bike, a new speedometer cluster with a dual color LED fuel level indicator and an elegant LED tail lamp has been induced in the features of the bike.
The Bajaj V comes powered with a 149.5cc, single cylinder, four- stroke, SOHC 2 valve, Air cooled, DTS-i engine churning out maximum power output of 12bhp @7500 rpm and maximum torque of 13NM @5500rpm.
Bajaj Discover 125 (Cost: Rs 50,559- Rs 52,559)
Bajaj Discover 125 was launched by the Bajaj Auto in 2014 and since then it has been a major selling product for the Indian bike manufacturers.
The Discover 125 comes with a 144.8cc, DTS-i motor that churns out maximum power of 13.8 bhp and peak torque of 12.75 Nm, mated to a five-speed MT. It has a top speed of 110 kmph.
Honda Navi (Cost: Rs 41,500)
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) had launched a unique bike in 110 cc segment called NAVI at the Auto Expo last year.
Honda Navi is a whole new concept, the bike is very flickable to ride and on on traffic infested streets it is damn good fun. It is small in size, hence it has has the ability to dart through traffic.
The bike is powered by a 109.2cc, air cooled engine that churns out peak power at 7.83 bhp @ 7000 rpm and peak torque at 8.96 Nm @ 5500 rpm. It has an automatic transmission.