Top 10 Bikes under Rs. 2 lakhs

Editor@Throttle|Updated: April 30, 2018 8:02

When it comes to buying a new motorcycle in India, making choice is not a difficult task as one would assume in the first phase. Everyone is aware of the exact amount of money they are willing to spend and that can help you shortlist the segment you are actually willing to enter.


Here is a list that can help you choose a bike when you are confused in buying one under Rs. 2 lakh. The range is too wide but nothing can get better than any of these as they are the best ones in their respective segments. All prices are Ex-showroom, Delhi.



Honda CBR 250R
The 2018 Honda CBR 250 R is certainly the most loved bike.  The  key differences that separate it from the earlier versions is the all-black treatment on the alloy wheels, exhaust pipes and rear fenders. The 2018 version also gets an all-LED headlight as a major highlight, followed by a new set of graphics. Powering the new CBR is a new BSIV-compliant engine that is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The 249.6cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine produces 26.3PS of power at 8500rpm and 22.9Nm of torque at 7000rpm. This makes it half a PS more powerful with no change in torque figures when compared to the earlier model. The diamond-type frame is the same, with telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock unit at the back. Braking is handled by a 296mm front and 220mm rear disc brake, with dual-channel ABS on the higher variant. It is priced at Rs.1.93 lakhs* for ABS version and Rs 1.64 lakhs*for STD variant.
Benelli TNT 25
Benelli TNT 25 is a good looking bike, borrowing its looks from its larger sibling, the Benelli TNT 300. Overall fit and finish is quite good and enthusiasts looking for a high quality product associated with an Italian brand will not be disappointed. The seat is a plush two-piece number, and a multi-reflector headlamp and smart LED tail lamp further adds to the aesthetics of the TNT 25.  The TNT 25 is powered by a single-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid cooled 249cc engine which delivers maximum power of 28.16bhp at 9800rpm and peak torque of 21.61Nm at 8000rpm. It is priced at Rs. 1.93 lakhs*.
Royal Enfield Classic 500
The Classic 500 comes with a fuel injected 499cc engine which offers superior performance to the Classic 350 in the form of 27.2 bhp of power and 41.3 Nm of torque. The abundant pulling power is perhaps one of the unique selling propositions of this bike. The Classic 500 also comes with a low fuel light, apart from engine-check light, making it useful for long rides. The Classic also comes in attractive paint schemes like the Desert Storm, Squadron Blue, Chrome, etc giving the motorcycle a distinct personality. The bike is priced at Rs. 1.88 lakhs* and the chrome variant is priced at Rs. 1.90 lakhs*.
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UM Renegade Commando
The Renegade family from UM Motorcycles is an all-new series of motorcycles targeted at buyers wanting a cruiser-eqsue motorcycle in the entry-level performance category.It is powered by 280cc, liquid-cooled single cylinder engine producing about 25PS of power and 21.8Nm of torque, which is mated to a six-speed transmission.   It is priced at Rs. 1.74 lakhs*.
Mahindra Mojo XT 300
Mahindra Mojo XT300 gets a distinguished front look owing to its twin-pod headlamp unit and golden painted upside down suspension forks. The evident wind reflectors and the chiselled fuel tank of the bike further display sportiness. Injecting power into the heart of the tourer is a 300 cc liquid-cooled EFI engine producing a peak power of 27 PS and a torque of 30 Nm. The bike sports a 6-speed power transmission unit. Mahindra Mojo XT300 offers great braking performance owing to its 320 mm front and 240 mm rear disc brakes. The tourer has upside down forks at the front and gas charged monoshock suspension at the rear end. The bike is priced at Rs. 1.72 lakhs*.
Royal Enfield Himalayan
Himalayan is the new offering from Royal Enfield The Himalayan promises a lot and has a lot riding on it as well. It is India’s first homegrown and most affordable adventure motorcycle.  The Himalayan is powered by an all new 411cc counterbalanced, oil-cooled unit which is not only refined but also versatile enough for both highway cruising and off-road riding. The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission, which spreads out torque generously at lower revs. This is particularly ideal for conquering rough terrains. The minimalistic design, coupled with off-road-spec wheels and long-travel suspension make this bike apt for touring. Royal Enfield has updated the Himalayan with fuel injection (FI) system as opposed to carburettor as seen on the older bike. It is priced at Rs. 1.68 lakhs* for STD and Rs. 1.72 lakhs* for the Sleet Edition.
2018 KTM Duke 250
The 250 Duke is the latest addition to the KTM Duke range in India.  The bike has a 248.8cc liquid-cooled motor that makes 30PS, 5PS more than the 200 Duke. It gets a slipper clutch. It  is styled similar to the new 390 Duke but gets black wheels and black front frame. The headlamp is the same split one as the 390 Duke but misses out on LED technology. It is priced at Rs.1.79 lakhs *.
2018 KTM RC 200
The RC 200 is powered by a 199.5cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, BSIV- compliant engine that churns out a max power figure of 25.83PS @ 10000rpm and a max torque of 19.2Nm @ 8000 rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The company claims that it can reach a top speed of 140kmph and return a mileage of 30kmpl.  RC 200 comes with a new white/orange paint scheme and appealing new orange alloy wheels with shorter spokes. It also features wider mirrors for a better field of vision, an extra seat padding of 12mm for the rider, and a plastic cladding to protect the rear monoshock. It is priced at Rs. 1,76,960*.
Bajaj Dominar 400
Dominar 400 is the flagship product of Bajaj. Having derived its engine from the KTM 390 Duke, the Bajaj Dominar 400 gets the biggest engine here and is unsurprisingly the most powerful as well. The 373.3cc DTS-i engine is tuned to produce 34.5bhp of power at 8000rpm and 35Nm of torque at 6500rpm. It features  full-LED headlamp with Auto Headlamp On (AHO) function, while you also get a slipper clutch, illuminated switchgear, all digital instrument console with an auxiliary indicator unit on the fuel tank, split seats, twin disc brakes, dual-channel ABS among other bits. The top spec bike is priced at rs. 1.58 lakhs*.
2018 KTM Duke 200
KTM Duke 200 is powered by 199.5cc displacement motor that puts out 26PS and 19.2Nm of torque. Performance is among the highlights of the KTM 200 Duke as the 130kg kerb weight endows it with an impressive power-to-weight ratio. The powerplant is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike is very popular among the youths and is priced at Rs. 1.50 lakhs*.
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This is just the first quarter of 2018 and we can expect a lot more launches in the coming months. With a wide range and variants on offer by various bike manufacturers, buyers have umpteen options to choose from.