Best Bike in India under 2 Lakhs
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One of the most popular sports bikes available in India, KTM RC 200 tops our list of top bikes under Rs.2 lakh in India. In 2020, KTM has launched a BS-VI compliant RC 200 model with a bolder paint scheme in black and orange.
Featuring a 9.5-litre fuel tank, an engine generating 25bhp power and 19Nm torque, and dual-channel ABS, the KTM RC 200 is the bike to watch out for in this price range!
The Jawa Perak is a factory custom bobber, which not only takes the prize in performance but also its uber-stylish looks. Unlike other models from Jawa, the Perak features a longer wheelbase with a low-slung profile.
The Perak is also equipped with a powerful single-cylinder engine which generates 30bhp power and 31Nm torque.
In 2020, Jawa garnered the prestigious “Bike of the Year” recognition by Autoportal. (1)
One of the best cruisers on the list of bikes below Rs.2 lakh in India, the Bajaj Dominar 400 is a perfect choice fora touring bike. Few of its attractive features include double barrel exhausts, a forged side stand, premium side mirrors and straps under the pillion seat which can be used for mounting luggage.
For its engine, the Dominar 400 sports a single-cylinder one with 6-speed manual transmission. It is capable of generating up to 39.4bhp power with 35Nm torque.
The Dominar swept three awards at the 2018 NDTV CarandBike Awards, including the Viewers’ Choice Bike of the Year. (3)
One of the premium offerings from the most reputed two-wheeler manufacturers in India, the Himalayan is now BS-VI compliant.
With a powerful engine generating 24.3bhp power and 32Nm torque, Himalayan’s single-cylinder engine comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Royal Enfield also extends a 3-year warranty with the Himalayan.
In 2017, the Himalayan won NDTV’s CarandBike “Motorcycle of the Year up to 500cc” award. (4)
Launched in 2020, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 was one of the most anticipated upcoming bikes in India under Rs.2 lakh, for a long time. It is based on the KTM 250 Duke, with its specs adjusted as per Indian requirements.
Few of its notable features include the upgraded exhaust routing, alloy wheels and a redesigned seat. Further, it features a single-cylinder engine which produces 30bhp power and 24Nm torque.
This is one of the best commuter bikes in the list of bikes below Rs.2 lakh inIndia. With fresh upgrades to the model launched in 2012, the KTM 200 now sports an LED DRL angular headlamp, a 13.5-litre fuel tank, and a sleeker tail-section.
In addition to these, the KTM 200 is equipped with a single-cylinder engine, capable of generating 25bhp power and a torque of 19.5Nm.
In 2013, the KTM 200 Duke won the prestigious IMOTY award.(6)
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 is among the most affordable sports bikes in India with superior performance. One of the most notable features of this bike is that it boasts an oil-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-valve SOHC engine, capable of generating up to 26.2bhp power and 22.6Nm torque.
You can purchase this bike in three shades – Platinum Silver, Metallic Matte and Metallic Matte Black.
The Gixxer SF 250 bagged Autocar’s Bike of the Year award in 2020. (7)
This particular model from the legendary Royal Enfield brand was brought to the market to meet the demand of a high-performance urban cruiser.
The Thunderbird 350X is available in a single tone, bright colours with features like alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, wider handlebars and a more comfortable rider’s seat. It also features a single-cylinder, carburetted engine, capable of generating 19.8bhp power and 28Nm torque.
The Bajaj Dominar 250 is one of the best newly launched cruisers to grab a spot in our list of top bikes in India under Rs.2 lakh.
Weighing somewhat on the heavier side at 180kg, this bike sports premium hardware like split seats, LED-lighting, stylish mirror stalks, rear mono-shock disc brakes on both wheels, etc. The Dominar 250 also sports a single-cylinder engine which can generate 26.6bhp power and 23.5Nm torque.
The Jawa 42 is the entry-level model for the Jawa brand and is available in 4 variants in India. Equipped with stunning features and specs, the Jawa 42 is available in 6 colours and with digital odometers and tripmeters, black handlebars and fancy bar-end mirrors.
Its engine also offers superior performance by generating 27bhp power and 28Nm torque.
This bike, designed to be a compact sports bike, is the only flagship model from Bajaj. With a slightly upright riding position, the Pulsar RS200 can also be used for mild touring. Its engine is a single-cylinder one with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It is also capable of generating 23.7bhp power and 18.6Nm torque.
The Pulsar200 was awarded CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards’ “Viewer’s Choice Bike of the Year” in 2016. (8)
The Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is one of the bikes that changed the face of how 150cc bikes were previously viewed in India.
With its performance, both as an everyday bike and a track-day vehicle, it is one of the best bikes at this price bracket. This bike sports an engine, which generates 18.3bhp power and 14.1Nm torque.
In 2019, the YZF R15 V3 won the prestigious India Design Mark Award. (9)
Launched in 2018, this is a commuter bike which offers riders superior performance and mileage. The UT 300 is the base version of the two MOJO vehicles in the market.
The MOJO UT 300 sports a powerful engine, generating 22.5bhp power and 25.2Nm torque. Further, even though the engine remains a liquid-cooled one, it features carburetion instead of fuel injection.
One of the best cruisers to make our list of best bikes in India in 2020 under Rs.2 lakh, it is available in 3 variants in the market. The Bullet is Royal Enfield’s oldest, entry-level motorcycle and to this day remains one of the most reliable machines.
This bike sports a single-cylinder engine generating 19.1bhp power and 28Nm torque. The latest model has also been upgraded to comply with BS-VI emission standards.
Here are our top 14 selections when it comes to the best bikes under Rs.2 lakh available in India. If you are seeking something less expensive, you can check out models like the Hero Xtreme 200S, Bajaj Pulsar 180F, Honda Unicorn, and so forth. Nonetheless, do not forget to research the specs for each vehicle before purchasing one!