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5 Best Bikes Under 1.5 Lakh in India

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5 Best Bikes Under 1.5 Lakh in India

There was a time when the Indian motorcycling enthusiast looked forward for 150cc offerings priced under Rs. 1 lakh in the market. However, changing perceptions and rising inflation has taken that very bar of price to up to Rs. 1.5 lakh, with the segment below it getting a number of motorcycles for varied tastes.

The list below comprises of five best bikes under Rs. 1.5 lakh in India, all of which are suited for different style of riders and have different bodywork too:

Hero Xpulse 200

Hero Xpulse 200

The Hero Xpulse 200 is the country’s most affordable off-road purpose motorcycle and currently holds the title of flagship motorcycle from Hero Motocorp.

The Hero Xpulse 200 happens to be the best motorcycle from Hero Motocorp when it comes to equipment, with the motorcycle having features like full LED headlamp and tail lamp, fully digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity and turn by turn navigation, off-road spec tires, aluminium bash plate, long travel suspension, knuckle guards and high mounted exhaust.

The Hero Xpulse 200 is backed by a 4-stroke, single cylinder, oil cooled, fuel injected, 199.6cc engine, which makes 18 PS of power and 16.45 Nm of torque. This engine has been paired to a 5-speed gearbox.

Specification Hero Xpulse 200
Engine 4-stroke, single cylinder, oil cooled, fuel injected, 199.6cc
Power 18 PS @ 8500 rpm
Torque 16.45 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Transmission 5-speed
Front suspension 37mm hydraulic telescopic forks
Rear suspension 10-step adjustable monoshock
Front brake 276mm disc
Rear brake 220mm disc
Front tire 90/90 – 21
Rear tire 120/80 – 18

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Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220

Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220

The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 might be the oldest motorcycle in this list, but it continues to draw a lot of attention, owing to its authentic old school cruiser persona.

The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 continues to draw power from the good old four stroke, single cylinder, oil cooled, 220cc engine, which in BS6 guise is fuel injected and makes 19.03 PS of power and 17.55 Nm of torque. The engine is married to a 5-speed gearbox.

The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 got a midlife update few years ago, which saw the motorcycle receiving redesigned headlamp and tail lamp and a fully digital instrument console. The motorcycle continues to get a low slung stance, backed by a large front windshield, low set seat and forward set foot pegs, all of which do give it a true cruiser appeal.

Specification Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220
Engine 4-stroke, single cylinder, oil cooled, fuel injected, 220cc
Power 19.03 PS @ 8500 rpm
Torque 17.55 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed
Front suspension Hydraulic telescopic forks
Rear suspension 5-step adjustable hydraulic coil springs
Front brake 280mm disc
Rear brake 130mm drum
Front tire 90/90 – 17
Rear tire 130/90 – 15

Suzuki Gixxer SF

Suzuki Gixxer SF

With its second generation version, the Suzuki Gixxer SF has upped its ante by offering a much sportier approach in fully faired motorcycle category. The revised styling surely has added much more appeal in the already accomplished package which the Suzuki Gixxer SF was already.

The Suzuki Gixxer SF shares its four stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, fuel injected, 155cc engine with its naked sibling, the Gixxer. Here too, the engine is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox and pumps out 13.6 PS of power and 13.8 Nm of torque.

The Suzuki Gixxer SF commands a good street presence with its fully faired bodywork and double barrel exhaust setup, and gets a slew of modern day features like fully digital instrument console, LED headlamp and tail lamp and clip-on handlebars.

Specification Suzuki Gixxer SF
Engine 4-stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, fuel injected, 155cc
Power 13.6 PS @ 8000 rpm
Torque 13.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed
Front suspension Hydraulic telescopic forks
Rear suspension Adjustable monoshock
Front brake Disc
Rear brake Disc
Front tire 100/80 – 17
Rear tire 140/60 – 17

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TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

When it comes to sport riding, there is no other value for money package which offers the prowess of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, under the price point of Rs. 1.5 lakh.

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, with the latest update it got, has become much tech-packed with equipment like three different riding modes, fully digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity and turn by turn navigation, race telemetry in smartphone application, adjustable brake and clutch levers, clip-on handlebars, full LED headlamp and tail lamp and slipper clutch.

Coupled to a 5-speed gearbox, the four stroke, single cylinder, oil cooled, fuel injected, 197.75cc engine of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V makes 20.82 PS of power and 17.25 Nm of torque.

Specification TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Engine 4-stroke, single cylinder, oil cooled, fuel injected, 197.75cc
Power 20.82 PS @ 9000 rpm
Torque 17.25 Nm @ 7250 rpm
Transmission 5-speed
Front suspension Hydraulic telescopic forks
Rear suspension 5-step adjustable monoshock
Front brake 270mm disc
Rear brake 240mm disc
Front tire 90/90 – 17
Rear tire 130/70 – 17

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Yamaha FZS 25

Yamaha FZS 25

The most affordable quarter liter motorcycle in the country today, the Yamaha FZS25 takes the muscular and urban oriented personality of the smaller 150cc FZ to one level up with its even bulkier bodywork and a bigger 250cc engine.

The Yamaha FZS 25 has got a simple and refined 4-stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, fuel injected, 249cc, which is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox and belts out 20.8 PS of power and 20.1 Nm of torque. The engine of the Yamaha FZS 25 is paired to a 5-speed gearbox.

Yamaha has equipped the FZS 25 with many modern features like LED projector headlamp with daytime running LED, LED tail lamp and fully digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity. It also gets few add-on bits like engine cowl, tinted headlamp visor and handlebar knuckle guards.

Specification Yamaha FZS 25
Engine 4-stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, fuel injected, 249cc
Power 20.8 PS @ 8000 rpm
Torque 20.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission 4-speed
Front suspension Hydraulic telescopic forks
Rear suspension 7-step adjustable monoshock
Front brake 282mm disc
Rear brake 220mm disc
Front tire 100/80 – 17
Rear tire 140/70 – 17

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