Affordable bikes under 200 cc with dual disc brakes

Editor@Throttle|Updated: April 24, 2018 8:36
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Most of the motorcycles have started to offer front disc brakes in India, but many of them do not get a rear disc brake. In motorcycles, the front brakes are very crucial and important but the disc brake at the rear adds to the overall package and brings the bike to stop at a shorter distance. 

 
Here are most affordable bikes under 200 cc with front and rear disc brakes in India.
(*All prices Ex-showroom, Delhi)
 
 
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Bajaj Pulsar 150
 

Pulsar 150 gets a disc brake at both ends – a 260mm front disc (replacing the 240mm unit) and a 230mm rear disc – although it doesn’t feature ABS. In addition to the twin disc setup, the Pulsar 150 also gets a thicker, 37mm front fork and a split seat.  The Pulsar 150 retains its 149cc, single-cylinder, two-valve, twin-spark motor which produces 14hp at 8,000rpm and 13.4Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. It is priced at Rs. 78016*.

 

 
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Bajaj Pulsar 180  
 
The Bajaj Pulsar brand has been around for a long time now. The Pulsar has become a brand in itself and is known as one of the first affordable performance bikes in the country. The Pulsar 180 is powered by a single-cylinder 178cc engine that produces 17 Bhp – 14 Nm. It gets a 260mm disc brake at the front and a 230mm disc brake in the rear. It is priced at Rs. 81331*.
 
 
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2. Honda CB Hornet 160
 
The Honda CB Hornet 160R is a premium commuter bike from the brand. It looks very sharp and is the cheapest Honda bike in India with front and rear disc brakes. The bike also gets a mono-shock suspension in the rear. It also gets the Honda’s Combi-Braking System (CBS) as an optional feature. The CBS can engage both front and rear brakes when only the front brake lever is used. It is priced at Rs. 83340* 
 
 
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Apache RTR 180
 
TVS Apache RTR 180 is one of the best and affordable naked bikes in India. The bike is desirable from the outset, featuring an aggressive design, sharp styling elements and aerodynamic character. It is powered by  single-cylinder, air-cooled 4-stroke 177.4cc engine that makes out a maximum power output of 16.62PS at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 15.5Nm at 6,500rpm. The bike is priced at 82774*.
 

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 TVS Apache RTR 160
 
This is the entry-level performance bike from TVS and smallest of the Apache series bikes. The Apache RTR 160 was one of the first bikes to get petal disc brakes in the affordable segment in India. Petal disc brakes offer quicker dissipation of heat due to a larger surface area. It gets a 270mm front disc and a 130mm rear disc brake. It is priced at Rs. 86177*.
 
 
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Hero Xtreme 200R
 
Hero has officially unveiled the Hero Xtreme 200 R. The Xtreme 200 R boasts bold looks as depicted by its sharp headlamp, sculpted fuel tank and aerodynamic shrouds around the engine. The instrument cluster gets an analogue tachometer and a digital display with white backlighting. The Xtreme 200R gets power from an all-new single cylinder air-cooled 200cc engine that can generate a max power of 18.4PS at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 17.1Nm at 6,000rpm. Its estimated price is around Rs. 90,000*.
 
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Yamaha FZ-S
 
The Yamaha FZ-S was recently launched in 2018 avatar. The bike is quite popular among the youths due to its masculine and bold looks. It also gets a fully digital console and fuel injected engine. There is an optional 130mm rear disc offered on the bike. The front disc measures 282 mm. It is priced at Rs. 91675*
 
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 Suzuki Gixxer SF
 
The Suzuki Gixxer SF is the fully faired version of the naked bike Gixxer. With the fairing, the bike also gets fuel injection and optional rear disc brake. Suzuki added the 240mm rear disc brake as an option after the launch of the bike. It is priced at Rs. 96221*
 
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Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
 
The Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS is the newest form of the Pulsar bikes. The NS stands for naked sports and the bike is quite popular among the enthusiasts due to the way it looks and performs. The bike gets petal disc brakes with floating calliper. There is 280mm disc in the front and optional 230mm disc brake in the rear. It is priced at Rs. 1.04 lakhs *
 
 
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 Suzuki Intruder
 
The Suzuki Intruder is based on the Suzuki Gixxer platform and first affordable cruiser bike from the brand in India. The Intruder’s design is inspired by the Intruder M1800 and it looks really muscular. It comes with standard disc brake with 270mm front and 240mm rear. It is priced at Rs. 1.07 lakhs*
 
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Bajaj Pulsar RS200
 
The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is the full faired version of the Pulsar 200 NS. It is the only fully faired bike available from Bajaj in the Indian market. It uses the same engine as the Pulsar 200NS. The bike gets front and rear disc brakes as standard but the ABS is optional. The front disc size is 300mm while the rear disc brake measures 230mm. It is priced at Rs. 1.24 lakhs*
 
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Yamaha YZF R15
 
The Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 was launched recently in India. The bike is one of the most tech-loaded models in the segment. It gets a liquid-cooled engine, slipper clutch, ABS and fully digital console. The bike also gets standard disc brakes at front and rear. It is priced at Rs.1.25 lakhs*
 
 
Conclusion
 
Having dual disc brakes is certainly a great option for stopping a bike completely. Disc brakes cause lesser skidding and hence it is recommended to use in countries like India with monsoons. With more and more manufacturers coming in with this option, buyers have multiple options.