Two-wheeler segment is at par in Indian territory and sales are going up and up every progressing year, however, Indian audience has a tendency of seeking more at less like more power at a cheaper price. More power in motorbike helps to cruise through packed Indian roads. If you are looking to buy a solid bike and your budget lies under 1 lakh, take a look below.
We bring you the best and most power packing motorbikes that you can buy in India under 1 lakh.
1. TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: After years and years of waiting and cosmetic changes, TVS finally brought a much better and sportier version of Apache in the form of RTR 200 4V. The design was based on TVS Draken concept that was showcased a couple of years before the launch. Powered by a 197.75 CC 4 valves oil cooled single cylinder engine. The unit produces power output differs between Carburated and Fuel injection version with 20.2 and 20.7 hp and 18.1 Nm torque. It propels the 148kg bike 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and tops at 128 kph. Though, the bike is capable of much more than that. The front wheel sports a 270 mm petal disc and rear one do 240 mm and ABS comes as optional.
A complete digital meter that displays rev, speed, gears, time and distance. Newly designed LED DRLs and double barrel exhaust pipe to maintain the iconic throaty sound. You can buy the bike at a price of 88,990rs. (Ex-showroom Delhi) and it comes in a bundle of colors in matte and Gloss finish.
2. Bajaj Pulsar 200NS: The king of the Indian roads, Pulsar. This bike has ruled the hearts of youngster for over a decade with no suitable replacement until few other bikes came in to challenge. Sportier version aka Naked Sport of Pulsar packs a 199.5 CC 4 Valve Single-Cylinder engine and it develops 23.17 bhp with 18.3 Nm of torque. 200NS can do a run 0-60 kph in mere 3.8 seconds which is pretty quick and can drag your booty at a top speed of 136 kph.
Pulsar 200 NS has been one of the most loved bikes since the day it launched, so much of power at a cost of just 97,500 (Ex-Showroom) The bike earlier was discontinued as Bajaj brought 200 RS and 200 AS into the market and yet the bike is making a comeback. One of the most powerful bike under sub 200 CC segment and a gorgeous one with vinyl and different color combinations.
3. Honda CB Hornet 160R: With failed attempt to sell its 150 CC CB Trigger, Honda needed something better to deal with its competitors who were ruling the sub 150-200 CC arena, hence, the CB Hornet 160R and the bike was intimidating. X-shaped taillamps, a wide rear tire with disc brakes. fully digital instrument cluster. Honda did bring an all new air cooled one cylinder engine resulting in 15.04 brake horsepower alongside 14.76 of peak torque. Although the bike is no rocket but it does its job fairly well and with dual disc brakes at the both end, you can easily put the bike to halt.
Honda CB Hornet does come with a CBS (Combi Brake System) technology. It helps you apply both the brakes in a comprehensive way, regardless of what brake you are pressing, lessening the chances of tire locking. You can get your hands on this funky wide bike at a price of 85,613rs. (Ex-Showroom Delhi) and it comes in 5 different color variants.
4. Suzuki Gixxer SF: Suzuki is known for its quality bikes and it has the legacy of performing brilliantly in Moto GP. The company has been selling their bikes since long but till now it was kind of invisible. Gixxer lifted the Suzuki name among young riders and the bike got so much love that the Japanese firm landed a fully faired version of Gixxer as SF, wrapped in its Moto GP livery. Who would not love to get their hands on something that resembles fastest two wheeler motorsports?
Under the tank lies a 154.9CC powerhouse comprised of one cylinder that cools from air and develops 14.6 BHP with 14 Nm torque. To relay all the information like the gear shift, speed, odometer, and fuel indicator, Suzuki has put a digital console on the front. It may not have impressive 0-60 times but with its 127 kph top speed, it can definitely shame bikes having more CC and power. You buy this gorgeous Moto GP inspired bike from your nearest Suzuki dealership by spending only 89,659rs. (Ex-Showroom)
5. Bajaj Avenger 220 Street: The only street cruiser from any Indian manufacturer and Avenger has its root deep in the market. The received positive approach from the start and the newer version took it another level. This time it didn’t come in dull plain color but, exciting graphics and paint combination. New alloys, a small digital panel and over the tank fuel teller. Apart from some cosmetic and gizmo upgrades, the cruiser also received changes in the engine department. The earlier 200cc engine has now been replaced with 219.9cc one cylinder engine with 2 Valve and an oil cooler that helps in delivering 18.8 hp and 17.5 Nm torque. You can roam around or even do speeding a bit as the bike has the capability to reach 120 mark without even worrying as the 260mm disc on the front has more than enough stopping power.
Get your hands on this smart cruiser that costs only 87,331rs. (Ex-Showroom), choose the color that suits your style.
6. Yamaha Fazer V2.0: The world is familiar with the power of Yamaha. Another Japanese manufacturer that has proven its worth through the motorbikes like YZF R1, FZ-10 and FZS series. Fazer is just a smaller replica of the high-end bikes and it looks awesome. This bike came after Yamaha landed R15 and FZ and one might say it bridges the gap between the both and it’s kinda true if you haven’t witnessed FZS Fazer before. The fully faired two wheeler derives its running energy from smaller one piston unit that churns 12.9bhp and also 12.8Nm of maximum torque. The specs aren’t much fascinating but what more do you expect from a 150cc motorcycle. It also gets a digital Tachometer, speedometer, fuel indicator. All this in just 87,935rs. (Ex-Showroom)
7. Bajaj Pulsar 200 Adventure Sport: Bajaj always intend to dominate Indian roads and it always tries to never leave any section, may it be pure sport, cruiser or naked sports. With the launch of Pulsar 200 Adventure Sport, Bajaj made it clear that all the performance cum cruising bikes should stay away. 200AS is a perfected sibling of 200NS just a bit faired.
It runs almost identical motor to 200 NS with the liquid cooled 4 valves SOHC single cylinder, producing 23.17 bhp alongside 18.3 Nm of peak torque. It does a 0-100 kph sprint in 10.5 seconds which is decent enough and carries a top speed of 136 km/h. Both the wheels get disc brakes, the front end sports telescopic shock absorbers while the rear gets monoshock. A digital TFT panel provides every detail of necessary info. The bikes in many color options to choose from with ex-showroom price of 95,000rs.
8. TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS: This bike brought the TVS racing legacy to the general public and if it may not be as powerful as many other 200cc entrants but is sure is quicker than a lot. It goes galloping from 0-60 kph in only 3.7 seconds while does a maximum run at 124 kph. To achieve such ridiculous feat it uses 4 valve one cylinder engine bringing peak power output of 17.03 bhp and 15.5 Nm of supreme torque. The dual discs ensure proper safety. RTR, which signifies Racing Throttle Response, will take your head on whirl as the moment your twist that throttle of yours, you’ll feel the punch of pulling away. The bike always has been loved for its throaty sound. You can get the ABS version in less than 1 lakh adding more to rider’s safety. The ABS version costs 89,032rs. (Ex-Showroom) Try the recent matte Blue color variant, it stands out pretty well.
Every single powerful bike that falls under 1 lakh is in the list. There are other bikes as well but, whats the point of mentioning power then. If buying a bike is on your shopping list this year, do take a look at the above mentioned two wheelers and if we have forgotten to mention any good ride, please write us in the comment section.
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