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Top 10 Stylish Bikes under ₹1 Lakh to buy in 2021

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Over the past decade, the motorcycle market in India has transformed tremendously. From the introduction of foreign manufacturers such as Harley Davidson, Indian, etc. to the introduction of sports bikes by seasoned manufacturers such as Bajaj, Yamaha, Honda, Hero MotoCorp, the entire scenario has shifted for the better.

Gone are the days when everybody owned a splendor or a bike was purchased solely for commuting purposes. Today, bike enthusiasts and bike clubs are in abundance and these numbers are growing by the day. It has created a scenario where people are confused about which bike to purchase within 1 Lakh?

This has proved to be beneficial for the manufacturer as well as the consumer. As the demand for sports and high-end bikes increases, international manufacturers are encouraged to introduce their bikes in India which in turn leaves consumers spoilt for choice.

Given that there are multiple bikes present in the same price range, we decided to help out by reviewing top bikes under 1 Lakh. This review will help you make an informed choice about which one of these bikes below 1 Lakh you should purchase.

The fact that there are so many efficient and sporty bikes available under 1 lakh is also a sign that the spending capacity of the Indian consumer has increased over the years. Also, 1 lakh has become an amount that makes the bike neither too expensive nor too economical.

For the review, we have selected the top 10 best-selling bikes in the given price range by various bike manufacturers. You will find specifications of each bike, its ride quality, price, and most importantly their pros and cons.

The Bikes under 1 Lakh are:

HONDA CB UNICORN 160

HONDA CB UNICORN 160

The first Honda Unicorn was released in the Indian market back in 2005. It was one of the bestselling bikes in the market back then and over the years Honda did update the bike with cosmetic as well as functional changes.

The Honda CB Unicorn 160 is the latest version of this exemplary bike. It has a smooth flowing design that reminds you of the original Unicorn. It is powered by a 162.71 cc engine that produces a maximum power of 13.82 bhp at 8000 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.92 Nm at 6000 rpm. The torque has been considerably improved from the previous model and this is evident while riding the bike.

With a great mileage of 62 kmpl and large fuel capacity of 12 liters, this is a bike that works well for road trips as well as city traffic. The 5 speed gearbox offers a smooth transmission and the front disc brakes offer a good grip that boosts your confidence while riding. The top speed on this bike is 106 kmph and it manages to go from 0 – 60 in 4.82 seconds.

The Honda CB Unicorn 160 is available in the following colors – Pearl Igneous Black, Imperial Red Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Matte Axis Grey, and Matte Marvel Blue Metallic.

Pros:

  • Good riding position
  • Great Mileage
  • Digital Console
  • Vast Service Network
  • Reasonable maintenance cost

Cons:

  • Noise from parts
  • Lightweight body
  • Poor road grip

Price (ex-showroom Delhi): INR 69,400


Yamaha FZ S V2.0

Yamaha FZ S V 2.0

Yamaha FZ S V2.0 Review, Price In India & Customer Experiences

Yamaha FZ is one of the most stylish bikes from the premium manufacturer to hit the Indian market. It is also advertised by a popular Bollywood star. The matt green edition of the bike available in the FZ series sold like hot cakes. The design was so mesmerizing that people had to wait months to get their hands on the bike when it first launched.

The Yamaha FZ V2.0 has a 149cc engine that has the capacity to produce a maximum power of 13 bhp at 8000 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.8 Nm at 6000 rpm. The wet multiple disc clutch and 5 speed gearbox ensures that you have smooth handling and easy gearshifts while riding the bike.

The fuel tank capacity on this bike is 12 liters and it provides a generous 45 kmpl mileage. It is available in many stylish colors – Hurricane Grey, Knight Red, Lighting Cyan, Opal White, Matt Green, Dark night, and Armada Blue.

Pros:

  • Good design
  • Great Mileage
  • Digital Console
  • Vast Service Network

Cons:

  • Slightly overpriced
  • Only 5 gears

Price (ex-showroom Delhi): INR 98,600


TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Review, Price In India & Customer Experiences

The TVS Apache was the first efficient sports bike from the Hosur-based manufacturer. Over the years, it has undergone various cosmetic and functional changes that has made it one of the bestselling bikes in the country. The handling on the bike is commendable as it is easy to get in and out of congested traffic. This is mainly due to the short wheelbase and effective chassis system.

The 177.4cc on the TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS can produce a maximum power of 16.62 PS at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 15.5 Nm at 6500 rpm. The ABS system is efficient and a boon on wet roads and roads with poor riding conditions. The 12 liter fuel tank capacity is necessary for long rides and the mileage of 45 kmpl is an added bonus. The bike also has a top speed of 124 kmph that is sufficient while riding on Indian roads.

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS is available in Black, White, Grey Matte, Matte Black, and Matte Blue

Pros:

  • Stylish design
  • Great Mileage
  • Long wheelbase
  • Vast service network

Cons:

  • Uncomfortable rear seat
  • Noise at certain speed ranges

Price (ex-showroom Delhi): INR 92,997


Bajaj Avenger 220

Bajaj Avenger 220

Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 Review, Price In India & Customer Experiences

The Avenger was one of the first cruiser bikes on Indian roads. It was a new concept in the Indian market but, it was received well by the public. For a long period of time Bajaj did not update the bike. Finally, in 2016 the Bajaj Avenger got an update and was given new variants as well. These are: Bajaj Avenger 220 Street and Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise

The Bajaj Avenger 220 is powered by a 219.9 cc oil cooled engine that can produce a maximum power of 18.8 bhp at 8400 rpm and a maximum torque of 17.5 Nm at 7000 rpm. With a top speed of 120 kmph, this cruiser does fairly well in city traffic as well as the highway. The fuel tank has a capacity of 14 liters and a mileage of 40 kmpl. The style upgrade on this bike was long overdue and Bajaj has done a good job in creating a design that is relevant to the masses.

The Bajaj Avenger 220 is available in the following colors: Auburn Black and Moon White.

Pros:

  • Stylish design
  • Great Mileage
  • Ride Height
  • Reasonable maintenance cost

Cons:

  • Outdated instrument cluster
  • Engine noises
  • Low mileage

Price (ex-showroom Delhi): INR 86,268


Yamaha Fazer V2 Fi

Yamaha Fazer V2 Fi

Yamaha Fazer V2 Fi Review, Price In India & Customer Experiences

Yamaha Fazer was first introduced in the Indian market back in 2004 and had a modern design with split headlamps and impressive fuel tank design. The 125 cc bike got many updates over the years and the Yamaha Fazer V2 Fi is its latest 150 cc upgrade. The enhanced fuel injection system has considerably improved the overall efficiency of the bike.

The refreshing design on the Yamaha Fazer V2 Fi is a task that only Yamaha could have pulled off. The brand is known for the unique styling it showcases in its bikes. This bike has a 149cc engine that has a maximum power and maximum torque of 13.2 PS at 8000 rpm and 12.8 Nm at 6000 rpm respectively. It also has a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters and offers a mileage of 45 kmpl.

The Yamaha Fazer V2 Fi is available in Marble White, Burning Red, and Midnight Black.

Pros:

  • Stylish design
  • Powerful engine
  • Ride comfort

Cons:

  • Slightly overpriced
  • High maintenance cost

Price (ex-showroom Delhi): INR 88, 504


Suzuki Intruder 150

Suzuki Intruder 150

Suzuki Intruder 150 Review, Price In India & Customer Experiences

The new Suzuki intruder 150 is the younger sibling of the iconic Suzuki Intruder m1800r. It wasn’t love at first sight when I saw the design and styling of the bike. Although Suzuki has put in a lot of effort to design this bike, the look grows on you and begin to like it after a while.

A lot of thick plastic panels have been used all over the bike to make it look identical to the m1800r. This gives the bike a bulky look and feel which might repel most people. A 154.9 cc engine runs the Suzuki Intruder 150 that produces a maximum power of 14.8 PS at 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 14 Nm at 6000 rpm. The 11 litre fuel tank on the bike is suitable for city riding as well as long trips on the highway. It provides a decent mileage of 44 kmpl.

The Suzuki Intruder 150 is available in two colors – Grey and Black

Pros:

  • Stylish design
  • Powerful engine
  • Digital Instrument cluster

Cons:

  • Slightly overpriced
  • Chunky plastic feel
  • Poor Ride comfort

Price (ex-showroom Delhi): INR 98, 340


Honda CB Hornet 160R

Honda CB Hornet 160R

The first thing you notice about the Honda CB Hornet 160R is its stylish design. The aesthetic headlamp, muscular fuel tank, black color exhaust, and the unique tail light. It gives a stiff competition to other bikes in this range due to this design.

A powerful 162.7 cc engine runs the Honda CB Hornet 160R. It has a maximum power of 15.66 bhp at 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 14.76 Nm at 6500 rpm. With a mileage of 62 kmpl and fuel tank capacity of 12 liters, the Honda CB Hornet 160R is an ideal bike for going on road trips. It can also reach a top speed of 110 kmph which is a good figure for a bike in this range.

The Honda CB Hornet 160R is available in a wide range of colors: Neo Orange Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Sports Red, Pearl Siren Blue, and Pearl Night Star Black, Striking Green and Mars Orange.

Pros:

  • Stylish design
  • Powerful engine
  • Good ground clearance

Cons:

  • Engine noises
  • Chain cover absent
  • Dim Headlight

Price (ex-showroom Delhi): INR 82, 359 


Suzuki Gixxer/SF

Suzuki Gixxer SF

Suzuki Gixxer/SF Review, Price In India & Customer Experiences

Suzuki entered the sports bike segment of the Indian market with the Suzuki Gixxer and the Gixxer SF. These bikes proved to be the game changers that Suzuki needed. It has all the features necessary for a sports bike under 1 lakh. The only difference between the Gixxer and the Gixxer SF is the full fairing body on the SF version. All the remaining features are identical on both the bikes.

A 154.9 cc engine is present on the Suzuki Gixxer/SF. It has the capability of producing maximum power of 14.8 PS at 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 14 Nm at 6000 rpm.  Though it has a 5 speed gearbox, the gearshift does feel clunky at times. With a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters, reserve tank capacity of 2.4 liters, and mileage of 48.5 kmpl, the Suzuki Gixxer/SF is an economical choice for long rides. It also has a top speed of 127 kmph which is a good speed for Indian roads.

The Suzuki Gixxer/SF is available in Metallic Triton blue, Glass Sparkle Black, and Pearl Mira Red.

Pros:

  • Stylish design
  • Great Mileage
  • Good Handling

Cons:

  • Dim Headlamp
  • Clunky Gear shift
  • Limited service network

Price (ex-showroom Delhi):

Gixxer: INR 77,015

Gixxer SF: INR 90,037


Bajaj Pulsar 200NS

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS

The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS was first launched in 2012 and it was the first naked sports bike from Bajaj. It was the first of its kind in the Indian market and was priced reasonably well which in turn exponentially increased the sales of the bike. There were many bike clubs which were formed solely for this bike.

The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS is powered by a 199.5 cc engine that can produce a maximum power of 23.17 bhp at 9500 rpm and a maximum torque of 18.3 Nm at 8000 rpm. The 6 speed gearbox is a boon and a rarity in this segment. It improves the riding comfort and makes the ride a lot more enjoyable. The fuel tank has a capacity of 12 liters and a reserve capacity of 1.8 liters. Although it only offers a mileage of 30 kmpl, the ride quality and power is at par with many high-end bikes in the market. The riding position is great on the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS that easily allows you to enter and exit corners. The immediate pickup is also a boon while over taking other vehicles in traffic. Another factor that makes it very different from its competitors is the underbelly exhaust. None of the other bikes in this segment have this feature.

The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS is available in Wild Red, Mirage White, and Graphite Black colors.

Pros:

  • Stylish design
  • Good Handling
  • Great Pickup
  • 6 speed gearbox

Cons:

  • Vibrations from parts
  • Mileage

Price (ex-showroom Delhi): 97,715 


TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V marked TVS’ entry into the 200 cc motorcycle market. It has a distinguishing design right from the muscular fuel tank to the unique grab rails and white tail light. This bike also carries on the Apache DNA and offers a comfortable riding position. All these features makes

the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V one of the very good looking bikes for 1 lakh.

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has a 197.75 cc engine which produces a maximum power of 20.05 PS at 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 18.1 Nm at 7000 rpm. With a top speed of 112.58 kmph and a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V can handle itself well on city roads as well as highways. It also offers a decent mileage of 40.2 kmpl.

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is available in the following colors – The Matte Red, Matte Yellow, White, Matte White, Matte Grey, Matte Black, and Black. The Matte finishes look classy and help the bike to stand apart.

Pros:

  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Headlamp and DRL
  • Great Pickup
  • Good Handling

Cons:

  • Hard suspension
  • Poor braking efficiency (Non-ABS)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi): 93,009


Conclusion

A majority of youngsters of this generation prefer going on long rides on their motorcycles. In order to do this, the bikes need to be easy to handle and provide a decent mileage. The manufacturers are taking a note of this and producing bikes that have the capability of doing a lot more than just commuting from point A to point B.

Selecting a bike and purchasing it is always a personal choice. But, it is necessary to make an informed choice before zeroing in on the bike of your dreams. These reviews will help you to do that. This way, you can select the best bike in the segment that fits your budget and will give you the best value for money as well.

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