Know the best looking bikes in India under Rs 1 Lakh See top features, specs and prices of these most attractive bikes available in less than 1,00,000 rupees.
The transition of the Indian two-wheeler industry from BS4 to BS6 norms back in 2020 changed a lot – the value proposition being that one aspect that got the most hit. Thanks to the compulsory inclusion of fuel injection system to make the engines cleaner, the prices of motorcycles increased significantly. This led to a lot of premium 150cc motorcycles cross the barrier of Rs 1,00,000 – a segment which was perceived by many for the visual appeal they offer over smaller commuters.
However, thankfully, this transition also saw a majority of motorcycles receiving significant updates not only to their powertrains but also to their overall designing. This led to a lot of 110-125cc commuter motorcycles below Rs 1,00,000 mark becoming even more eye-pleasing and better equipped than ever before. In addition, the segment also saw the inclusion of a couple of new offerings, thus raising its desirability a bit.
Here’s a list of the best of offerings falling under the Rs 1,00,000 mark, all of which form the brigade of most good looking motorcycles for commuting from point A to point B:
1. Hero Passion Pro
Price: Rs 68,150 – Rs 72,150 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Who said entry-level 100-110cc motorcycles are boring? The first generation Hero Honda Passion managed to change this notion completely, which was introduced as a more youthful motorcycle over the simple and sober Splendor. Since then, the model has witnessed a plethora of upgrades, with the all-new Hero Passion Pro being the latest and only version of the motorcycle right now.
The smooth and flowing design, coupled with interesting dual-tone paint schemes, do make the Hero Passion Pro an interesting motorcycle, despite the fact that it misses out on a lot of modern features. Powering the new Hero Passion Pro is a four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 113cc engine, which makes 9.2 PS of power and 9.9 Nm of torque.
2. TVS Star City Plus
If there is one entry-level commuter that has seen the most substantial change during the transition from BS4 to BS6 in a whole, it surely has to be the TVS Star City Plus. The entry-level commuter motorcycle from TVS has undergone a hefty change when it comes to visual appeal, with it receiving completely redesigned body panels.
The TVS Star City Plus, in its latest iteration, also got a number of features premium for its segment, such as all-LED headlamp, part digital instrument console, front petal disc brake, USB mobile charger and dual-tone mirrors. The engine powering the TVS Star City Plus is a four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 109.7cc engine, which puts up 8.2 PS of power and 8.7 Nm of torque.
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3. Honda Livo
Price: Rs 69,971 – Rs 74,171 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
One of the most underrated motorcycles in the Indian two-wheeler market right now, the Honda Livo was always a desirably good-looking motorcycle. The high asking price, which was comparable to that of a 125cc motorcycle, lessened the value of Honda Livo a bit, which otherwise is a handsome and reliable motorcycle.
In its revised iteration, the Honda Livo hasn’t gone under much change, and retains its original design, albeit with new body decals, making it look more striking than before. In addition, it also got a couple of new features like part digital instrument console and engine kill switch. The engine powering the Honda Livo is a four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 109.5cc engine, which churns out 8.8 PS of power and 9.3 Nm of torque.
4. Hero Glamour
Price: Rs 73,200 – Rs 78,500 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Like the Hero Passion Pro, the Hero Glamour is another motorcycle from India’s largest two-wheeler maker, which has undergone the knife of styling many times in its life span till date. In its latest BS6 iteration, the Hero Glamour is easily in its best-looking avatar and is one of the best-looking premium commuters on sale right now.
The new Hero Glamour, like the Hero Passion Pro, might not be segment-leading in terms of features but gets a smooth design backed with youthful dual-tone color options. The mainstay of the Hero Glamour is a four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 124.7cc engine, which puts up 10.9 PS of power and 10.6 Nm of torque.
5. Honda SP 125
Price: Rs 77,145 – Rs 81,441 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
The Honda SP 125, previously known as CB Shine SP, was launched for those buyers who wanted the reliability and mechanical finesse of the regular CB Shine, though with an added dash of style and features. The Honda SP 125, post the BS6 transition, has undergone a substantial update, which has made the motorcycle look more striking and better equipped than before.
Features like LED headlamp, engine start/stop switch and fully digital instrument console made the new Honda SP 125 an even better package than before. The erstwhile four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 124cc engine shared with the Honda Shine was retained, though with revised performance numbers – 10.9 PS of power and 10.6 Nm of torque.
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6. Bajaj Pulsar NS 125
Price: Rs 93,690 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Not too long ago, Bajaj surprised everyone by bringing in a lesser powerful version of the Pulsar NS 200 in the form of Pulsar NS 160. Now, in 2021, Bajaj has went one step ahead (or below, when it comes to engine), by introducing the Pulsar NS 125.
Like the NS 160, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 shares its entire design, body panels and features setlist with the flagship Pulsar NS 200. However, understandably, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 gets scaled down cycle parts as well as the engine, the latter of which is a four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 124.45cc engine. This engine has the ability to put up 12 PS of maximum power and 11 Nm of maximum torque.
7. Bajaj Pulsar 150 Neon
Price: Rs 95,872 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
The good old and original Bajaj Pulsar 150 is still going strong in terms of sales volumes, despite the fact that the motorcycle hasn’t received any significant change in the last fifteen years. The most affordable variant of it, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 Neon, is priced under Rs 1,00,000, thus making it the most affordable 150cc motorcycle in the country right now.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 Neon gets nice contrasting highlights to its all-matte body panels, which have managed to uplift the appeal of an otherwise old design. Also, the motorcycle still looks desirable with its muscular fuel tank and pointy tail section. The Bajaj Pulsar 150 Neon has a four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 149.5cc engine, which produces 14.5 PS of power and 13.25 Nm of torque.
8. Honda Unicorn
Price: Rs 97,356 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
The Honda Unicorn is nowhere close to the flashiness of all the motorcycles aforementioned above. In fact, the Honda Unicorn has not received a single change in the last one and a half decade in its visual appearance and features list. However, the motorcycle is still lured by many for the sense of maturity and soberness its timeless design possesses.
The Honda CB Unicorn does not get prominent modern-day features like digital meters and LED lights. However, its strong forte has always been its engine, and this time around, the Honda Unicorn gets a four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 162.7cc engine, which belts out 12.9 PS of power and 14 Nm of torque.