Best Bike in India under 1.5 Lakhs
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The Yamaha Fazer sports a single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine, which is equipped with a 5-speed gearbox. It is a particularly large bike but is still quite economical.
One of the best bikes under 1.5 lakh in India 2020, the vehicle can produce up to 20.9bhp power and around 20Nm of torque. Top speed for the bike is 131kmph.
The Pulsar RS200 is designed for the best on-road performance within a budget. It is equipped with liquid cooling, fuel injection and 6-speed transmission system.
Owners can expect peak power of 24.16bhp and a maximum torque generation of 18.6Nm from its engine. Additionally, the two-wheeler is fitted with mono-shock absorber handles and telescopic forks.
The 2015 ZigWheels Awards named Pulsar RS200 as the ‘Bike of the Year’. (1)
Incredibly stylish and sleek, this bike is just as performance-oriented as the Pulsar RS200. It comes with a 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, and single-cylinder engine.
It comprises of a 6-speed gearbox for better handling on different road conditions. This vehicle has a max torque of 14.1Nm and a peak power output of 18.6bhp.
In 2019, the Yamaha YZF R15 V3 won the India Design Mark Award (2)
A commuter bike that doubles as a sports bike as well, the KTM Duke 125 impresses in its look and features. Fuel injection, liquid cooling, 6-speed gearbox and Mono-shock suspension are just some of its attractive specs.
Its engine can produce power at 14.5bhp, which is quite unusual for commuter bikes in India. Similarly, its highest torque output is 12Nm.
In 2019, the Duke 125 received a ‘Bike of the Year Award’ in Bike India Awards, under the 125cc category. (3)
Another Yamaha entry in the bikes under 1.5 lakh in India, the MT 15 is a well-designed vehicle. Both its external design and internal specs ensure optimum comfort, impressive handling and powerful performance. Its engine is equipped with liquid cooling, fuel injection and a single cylinder.
This vehicle was awarded the ‘Bike of the Year Award’ in the Bike India Awards 2020, under the 160cc category. (4)
Yet another Yamaha two-wheeler in this list of the top bikes under Rs.1.5 lakh, the FZ 25 sports five-speed transmission and fuel injection delivery system.
However, it comes with air-cooling and not liquid cooling, which is a significant deterrent for customers. This model is available in three shades, namely Dark Matt Blue, Matt Black and Cyan Blue. This vehicle earned the India Design Mark Award in 2018. (5)
An extremely popular bike in the 200cc range, the new Apache RTR 200 4V sports the new BS-VI emission rating. However, the single-cylinder engine is equipped with air-cooling, which is not as effective as liquid cooling. Nonetheless, it sports advanced specs, including fuel injection and a 5-speed gearbox.
This model was awarded the Indian Motorcycle of the Year Award or IMOTY in 2017. (5)
One of the most desirable brands for bike lovers, the Royal Enfield Bullet is the oldest vehicle from the company in production.
Sporting the iconic RE design, this bike features a single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, and a 13.5-litre fuel tank. Its three colour options include the Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue and Bullet Silver. Max torque output for this bike is 28Nm and peak power is 19.8bhp.
The Gixxer is a valued line from Suzuki, which comes with a 5-speed transmission, fuel injection and air-cooling. The single-cylinder engine sports dual valves.
Owners of this two-wheeler can look forward to a max torque of 13.8Nm and a power output capacity of 13.4bhp.
This single-cylinder, oil-cooled offering from Bajaj sports some seriously impressive specs. The 5-speed gearbox helps handle different road conditions.
One of the fastest bikes in this segment, this Pulsar 220F can generate impressive power of 20.65bhp and max torque of around 18.55Nm. It sports a 15-litre oil tank.
The BS-VI variant of the Pulsar 180F sports a 5-speed transmission, along with tubeless tyres and Anti-lock Braking System.
Rear wheels are equipped with Nitrox Shock Absorber, while the front wheel sports a Telescopic suspension. This bike generates 17.02bhp of power and peak torque of 14.52Nm.
The new Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 bike sports BS-VI emission rating. It also comes with fuel injection delivery system.
Presently available in two colour options, namely, Auburn Black and Moon White, this Avenger Cruise model sports a 5-speed manual gearbox. It has a peak power rating of 19.03bhp and 17.55Nm torque.
The Intruder from Suzuki is a touring or cruiser motorcycle that is perfect for individuals who desire to travel long distances on their bike. The single-cylinder engine is air-cooled and comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. You can look forward to a peak power of around 14.8bhp at 8000rpm.
At the 2018 NDTV CarandBike Awards, this Suzuki Intruder was named the Entry Cruiser Motorcycle of the Year. (6)
One of the most affordable bikes below 1.5 lakh in India, the Xtreme 200S sports some impressive features when you consider its price point.
It single-cylinder, air-cooled and carburettor engine can generate maximum torque at 17.1Nm and peak power at 18.1bhp. It is available in three primary shades – Maple Brown, Panther Black and Sports Red.
These are just some of the bikes available to consumers under the Rs.1.5 lakh budget. There are plenty of other two-wheeler offerings from various brands in this segment.
Before purchasing a vehicle, make sure you compare the various features present in each model and decide accordingly.