Be it an experienced rider seeking an upgrade, or a passionate newcomer looking for their first bike, these best bikes under 2 lakh are certain to pique your interest. Each offers outstanding performance at an accessible price point.
This list includes both commuter and sports motorcycles; read on to discover more!
1. Honda CBZ 125
CBZ 125 motorcycle is tailored for younger riders and offers plenty to enjoy. The liquid cooled single cylinder four-stroke produces 13bhp, enough power for freeway speeds but may require some strategic maneuvering when passing, since there’s limited horsepower at your disposal.
The bike features a modern appeal with its digital instrument panel which displays rpm, speed and fuel gauge indicators along with clock and trip meter functions. Furthermore, this bike includes high/low beam indicators for added safety.
2. Royal Enfield Bullet 350
If you’re in the market for an elegant bike under 2 lakh that offers great mileage and allows long rides, then Royal Enfield Bullet 350 may be just what you’re searching for. Featuring an elevated seating position that ensures comfort for both rider and passenger.
This motorcycle features a single-cylinder air/oil cooled 349cc J-series engine producing 20.2 horsepower and 19.1 lb-ft of torque, which are coupled to a five speed gearbox for ease of operation. Safety-wise, it includes single channel ABS as well as Kick Start/Electric Start models in Black, Bullet Silver & Regal Red colours.
3. Jawa 42
The 42 is an attractive neo-retro motorcycle with impressive power and handling characteristics, featuring strong brakes to help it keep pace with competitors.
Its 293cc engine produces 27 horsepower and 28 Nm of torque; this powerplant connects to a 6-speed gearbox for smooth performance.
It competes against the Benelli Imperial 400, Honda Grazia and Royal Enfield Classic 350 models with its price of Rs 1.71 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
4. TVS Ronin
With its comfortable seat design and grip-enhancing tyres, the TVS Ronin makes for an enjoyable ride. Additionally, its light clutch requires minimal effort from your left palm for smooth cruising experience.
Its 225cc engine is easy to manage and you can comfortably cruise at 80-90kmph in fifth gear. Plus, its fruity exhaust note adds character. Furthermore, this bicycle comes equipped with an easy silent start feature.
The top-spec TD variant provides dual ABS and riding modes. Additionally, its Ducati Scrambler-inspired offset instrument console provides ample digital real estate that makes reading the instrument simple and clear. Finally, there are also hazard lamps, side-stand engine kill switch, SmartXonnect connectivity features as well as side stand engine kill switch capabilities.
5. TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V represents the pinnacle of technology, performance and racing. Boasting first-in-segment Ride Modes and an eye-catching LED headlamp with DRL for optimal illumination – making you truly unstoppable!
This bike is an experienced handler, featuring a Splitted Double Cradle Mono Shock suspension to easily take on any terrain. In addition, it boasts a Telescopic Fork and Preload Adjuster front suspension as well as Mono Tube Mono Shock rear suspension for optimal handling and control.
It may be more expensive, but its racing-inspired features more than make up for that fact. It competes mainly with Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and Duke 200 bikes in terms of pricing.
6. Bajaj Pulsar N250
Bajaj’s N250 and F250 bikes mark their return to the segment that made them famous, and have done so with gusto.
These bikes are straightforward, straightforward bikes with basic engines that do the job efficiently. Furthermore, they tend to shun modern features like Bluetooth connectivity (available on bikes one segment below) for price and riding dynamics reasons.
This results in a lively motorcycle that can tackle city traffic and highway stretches equally well. It’s easy to ride and provides confidence-inducing cornering thanks to its sturdy tubular frame and near 50:50 weight distribution, while its linear power delivery offers meaty midrange.