Most Popular Bikes in India
Bikes have always been popular in densely populated regions like India. Over the past few years, both the utility and stylish appearance in motorbikes are increasing in an exponential rate, hence the popularity has gone even higher. There are motorcycles for people in every financial range of different types – from commuters to sports bikes. Lots of models had been introduced in 2015 which are likely to hold their fame even in 2016. Here’s a list of top 10 motorbikes in India in 2016.
Yamaha FZS V2.0 looks very stylish and it has excellent pick up, beats almost any other 150cc sports bike in the same price range. This engine pulls off an impressive 13 bhp power output while still maintaining an economy fuel efficiency of 45 kmpl. The transmission on this motorbike is 5 speed manual, and disk brake on front and drum brake on rear wheel ensure sufficient stopping power. Fuel tank capacity is 12 liters. Price – Rs. 80,540.
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Even the 2014 is still ruling the market in terms of superior performance and stylish outlooks. This motorbike has a 223 cc engine that provides 40 kmpl mileage in city riding, depends a lot on the riding style though. Not very fuel efficient but this bike offers 20 bhp power output. The fuel tank is 15 liters. There are 5 gears, manual, the shifting is very smooth and every gear falls in place just right. Price – Rs. 103,993.
Royal Enfield Bullet is a cruiser and very well suited for long journey through highways. However, the fuel consumption of 37 kmpl and heavier 180 kg kerb might make riding the Bullet 350 Twinspark in cities slightly tough. Top speed on this motorbike is 95 km/h and the maximum horse power on this Royal Enfield motorcycle is 19.80 bhp at 5,250 rpm. Transmission is 5 speed manual. Price – Rs. 107,690.
This motorcycle comes in a street, and a cruiser variant. Only the exterior and design varies between these two variants, power terrain remains the same. The 220 cc engine pulls off 19 bhp power output at 8,400 rpm and the maximum torque offered is 17.50 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The front wheel has disc brakes, and the wheels are made of Alloy. Price – Rs. 81,727.
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Suzuki Gixxer is currently one of the highest selling Suzuki motorbikes in India. Gixxer balances among all the sides – it is very stylish, riding is smooth and comfortable, mileage is satisfactory and maintenance parts are available. It has 155 cc engine that offers 14 bhp maximum power and 45 kmpl mileage. Kerb weight on this motorbike is 135 kg. Fuel tank holds 12 liters of fuel, useful for longer journeys. Price – Rs. 76,430.
As the suffix in the name itself, this variant of TVS Apache comes with Anti-Lock Braking system equipped. Hard break in high speed riding will be safe as the wheels won’t lock up and lose the traction, saving the rider from major accidents. 177 cc is the engine displacement on this motorbike, which offers 45 kmpl mileage and 17.30 bhp power output. There are disc brakes in both wheels. Price – Rs. 86,622.
Yamaha puts the Fazer motorcycle into Sports Tourer category, it’s the best of both worlds really. The color schemes do attract the youth, and for everyone else the riding specifications are very impressive. With an engine displacement of 153 cc, this motorbike is still capable of providing 13.80 bhp output and 44 kmpl mileage. Fuel tank holds 12 liters of fuel. Price – Rs. 84,751.
Bajaj Pulsar is one of the most popular and most sold motorbikes in India. The 150 cc variant is more popular to people who need a commuter, and the 220 cc model is popular with people who need a bit of power in riding as well as meeting the commuting needs. This motorbike has a 220cc engine that offers 21 bhp at 8,500 rpm. Fuel tank capacity is 15 liters, and rated mileage is 38 kmpl. Price – Rs. 89,492.
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The Unicorn 160 model from Honda looks simple, yet every curve and accent reflects the taste of youth. Engine displacement on this motorcycle is 163 cc, and it pulls off an impressive 14.50 bhp power output at 8,000 rpm. It has 12 liter fuel tank and offers 62 kmpl mileage. Price – Rs. 77,337.
All these motorbikes are available at their respective ex-showrooms in India. You could also check for ongoing discounts beforehand.
|1||Yamaha FZS V2.0||₹ 80,540|
|2||Hero Karizma ZMR||₹ 103,993|
|3||Royal Enfield Bullet 350||₹ 107,690|
|4||Bajaj Avenger 220||₹ 81,727|
|5||Suzuki Gixxer||₹ 76,430|
|6||TVS Apache RTR 180||₹ 86,622|
|7||Yamaha Faze||₹ 84,751|
|8||Bajaj Pulsar 220S||₹ 89,492|
|9||Honda CB Unicorn 160||₹ 77,337|
|10||Bajaj Pulsar 180||₹ 74,972|