Among the top five bikes under 1.5 lakh, the Pulsar RS 200 is the fastest and most powerful bike under the budget. Its decent design and good kit for the price make it an excellent option. It also handles well, is comfortable to ride, and looks decent. The only major downside is its weight, but all in all, it’s an excellent package for the money. We’ll be looking at a few more bikes below 1.5 lakh in the coming sections.
While many cruiser bikes cost more than Rs 1.5 lakh, Bajaj Avenger offers a comfortable ride for under Rs 1.5 lakh. The Avenger is available in two variants: Cruise and Street. The Street variant is blacked out and has a more aggressive look. The Avenger Cruise is available in two colours: auburn black and moon white. It has a low-slung seating position for a comfortable ride even on long trips. It is also equipped with a single-channel ABS front disc brake.
The Bajaj Avenger was one of the cheapest cruising motorcycles in the Indian market when it was launched, and was well received by customers. It was comfortable to ride and was designed with short riders in mind. However, its design has changed little since its launch, and it looks outdated. It also has an oddly placed key lock. For that reason, the Avenger isn’t recommended for those who need a powerful cruiser.
If you are looking for a motorcycle under 1.5 lakh rupees, then the Honda Xblade is the right choice. With a price tag starting at Rs 1.13 lakh, the bike is available in two variants and five colours. It slotted between the Unicorn and Hornet bikes in terms of price, and shares some cycle parts with them. The motorcycle’s aggressive and modern look is evident in its sharp, angular design. Its sharp headlamp and T-shaped taillamp look aggressively aggressive. Its sharp fuel tank with faux carbon finish and single exhaust with two intakes are all hallmarks of its sleek appearance.
The Honda X-Blade is available in two variants with rear drum brake and disc brake. The rear disc brake costs around Rs 1.06 lakh while the rear drum brake option costs Rs 1.1 lakh. While it’s relatively expensive, the X-Blade is competitively priced in its segment, with the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V starting at Rs 1,02,950, Yamaha FZ V3.0 at Rs 99700, and Hero Xtreme 160 R all priced under 1.5 lakh.
Yamaha FZ 25
If you are looking for a cheap motorcycle in the country, you can go in for a Yamaha FZ 25. The new model from the Japanese manufacturer comes with a digital-analogue instrument console, LED tail light, and alloy wheels. Its engine produces 30 PS and 28 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. It has a top speed of about 107km/h. This makes it one of the best bikes under 1.5 lakh.
The Yamaha FZ 25 is powered by a 249 CC single-cylinder SOHC two-valve engine with fuel injection. This engine has an odometer and a fuel gauge that measures the amount of gas remaining. The engine produces 20.8 PS and 20.1 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. It’s quick in 0-100km/h and 0-60 KMPH. However, because of its five-speed transmission, it breathes early.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
The Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is a mid-size bike that is priced under 1.5 lakh rupees. It is powered by a 199.5 cc single-cylinder BS6 motor that produces 24.5 bhp and 18.5 Nm of torque. It comes with a six-speed manual gearbox. The motor delivers more power at the top end and is not particularly powerful in the initial rev range. But its top-end performance is simply amazing.
The NS200 features a six-speed gearbox and anti-lock braking system, which are important for a sport bike. It weighs 156 kg and comes with a fuel tank capacity of 10 litres. It also has a low maintenance cost and aggressive styling, which adds to its allure. It competes against the KTM 125 Duke and Yamaha FZ25.
TVS Apache RTR 200
The TVS Apache RTR 200 is one of the sturdiest Indian bikes under Rs2 lakh. Its 125cc, single-cylinder engine makes 19.5 bhp and delivers 28Nm of torque. Its frame is also rigid, which helps it perform well even in bumper to bumper traffic. As the bike has a budget price tag of less than 1.5 lakh, it is a good choice for a family looking to buy a quality bike.
Its low price is another reason why it is one of the best options for first-time buyers. This motorcycle is priced at just 1.24 lakh ex-showroom Delhi and costs 1.46 lakh on the road. Its mileage is between 35-40kmpl and it is the best motorcycle for the money if you’re looking for a short-range bike. The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is another option.
Hero Bike Xtream 200S
If you are looking to buy a motorcycle that won’t break the bank, the upcoming Hero Bike Xtream 200S is an excellent option. With its impressive ride quality and refinement, this 200cc bike will be a great value for money. Whether you’re on a daily commute or a weekend road trip, you’ll be impressed with the comfort and performance of this bike. Plus, its stylish design makes it a pleasant addition to any garage.
The Xtreme 200S isn’t pegged as a sports bike, but it still manages to make you feel comfortable while riding. The Xtreme 200S’ suspension system is identical to that of the 200R, meaning it has the same geometry and chassis as the sportier bike. It has a comfortable ride around corners and works well with MRF tyres.