The fanbase for cruiser bikes in India is surging and enthusiasts love to travel long distances to seek adventure and fun. Some riders desire to tour long routes to break the monotony of 10 to 6 office job and experience pleasure in solo riding. For such travels, cruiser bikes are the best companion as they offer comfort and relaxing riding posture during long hours of journey.
So, if you are someone looking for cruiser bikes with a tight budget, we bring you the top 5 affordable and reliable cruiser bikes that come in the range of under Rs 1.60 lakh. Besides occasional expeditions, these cruiser bikes can also be used for daily commuting.
Bajaj Avenger Street 160 & Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220
The pure cruiser stance motorcycle twins, Avenger Street 160 & Cruise 220 come with traditional old school retro styling and low slung position. The plain-Jane, no-frill 160cc cruiser gets blacked-out theme on the handlebar, exhaust, grab-rail and indicators.
While the more powerful 220cc features Harley-like handlebar and prominent chrome work. The Street comes with alloys for sportiness, whereas, the Cruise receives spoked-rim for true cruiser feel. Owing to their heavy kerb weights both the bikes stay stable during rides and feature single-channel ABS.
Here are the specs of the Avenger duo:
|Bajaj Avenger 160 Street|
|Power||15 PS at 8500 rpm|
|Torque||13.7 Nm at 7000 rpm|
|Colours||Ebony Black, Spicy Red|
|Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise|
|Price||Rs 1.20 lakh|
|Power||19.03 PS at 8500 rpm|
|Torque||17.55 Nm at 7000 rpm|
|Colours||Moon White, Aburn Black|
Dubbed as the modern cruiser and inspired by the iconic Intruder M1800, the Suzuki Intruder is a dependable bike for long-distance riding. The Japanese cruiser comes with front and rear disc brakes and gets single-channel ABS for optimum control at high speeds.
Its bulging shoulder lines, heavy dressing front and muscular tank make it appear brawny. Moreover, the astute bodywork, aggressive styling and sharp-looking twin-exhaust lend it a premium appeal. Some high points include floating digital instrument console, LED tail lights, digital instrument cluster and 17-inch alloys.
|Price||Rs 1.22 lakh|
|Power||13.6 PS at 8000 rpm|
|Torque||13.8 Nm at 6000 rpm|
|Colours||Metallic Matte Titanium Silver, Metallic Matte Black/Candy Sonama Red, Glass Sparkle Black|
Royal Enfield Bullet 350
The legendry Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is the oldest motorcycle in production. Since many decades the retro-styled cruiser enjoys its own charm and nostalgic road presence. Synonym to strong built quality it has a kerb weight of nearly 200 kilos, which vouches for its high stability on long tours.
The two variants – Standard and Electric –now come with BS6 compliant engine and single-channel ABS for better safety.
|Royal Enfield Bullet 350|
|Price||Rs 1.30 – 1.39 lakh|
|Power||19.3 PS at 5250 rpm|
|Torque||28 Nm at 4000 rpm|
|Colours||Royal Blue, Regal Red, Black, Onyx Black, Forest Grey, Bullet Silver Black|
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350
Available in a single variant, the RE Thunderbird 350 is tagged as the most comfortable bike for long cruises. It receives no change in its styling since two decades and still offers superior ergonomics, making it a perfect tourer. Offered with disc brakes at front and rear, it also gets chrome spoke wheels and single-channel ABS.
|Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350|
|Price||Rs 1.56 Lakh|
|Power||19.8 PS at 5250 rpm|
|Torque||28 Nm at 4000 rpm|
|Colours||Marine, Stone, Flicker|
Bajaj Dominar 250
One of the lightest kerb cruisers with a smooth 6-speed gearbox, Dominar 250 is furnished with urban styling and high-tech features. The premium dual-channel ABS and 300mm front disc brake alongside disc at the rear ensure safe high speed riding under any conditions. While the well-tuned suspension offers comfortable ride quality, the front fork allows traverse through sharp bends and curves effortless.
|Bajaj Dominar 250|
|Price||Rs 1.60 lakh|
|Power||27 PS at 8500 rpm|
|Torque||23.5 Nm at 6500 rpm|
|Colours||Canyon Red, Charcoal Black|
The above-listed cruisers are the best budget cruisers available in India.
Do let us know which are your preferred cruisers for those long, solo rides?
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