It feels great to be living in an era where we are witnessing some of the top automobile manufacturers battling each other for the top spot in the Indian mid-range sport bike segment. While this increased competition has spoiled us for choices in the market, it has also helped to bring down the prices of some of the top bikes in this range including the Apache RTR 200, Suzuki Gixxer, and Bajaj Pulsar. Here are the top 5 sports bikes you can currently buy in India for under Rs. 1 lakh.
Suzuki Gixxer has been an eye-candy for most compact and budget-friendly sports bike lovers. This bike is well equipped with a single cylinder 155-cc air-cooled engine to power on. This engine is able to provide the bike with a peak power of 14 BHP and a torque of 14 Nm. Available in a number of different color options such as pearl mirage white, glass sparkle black, candy Antares red, metallic triton blue and metallic grey, the Gixxer is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 76,430.
Yamaha Fazer FI V2.0
Yamaha has been ruling the mid-range sport bike segment in the country for the past decade due to the presence of the very famous Fazer series. The latest entrant in the Indian market from that range is the FI V2.0 which uses a 149cc engine to power itself. The 5-speed manual transmission gearbox allows you to change the gears easily on the bike. Priced for Rs. 90,822 (ex-showroom), the FI V2.0 is able to deliver a mileage of 45kmpl.
Bajaj Pulsar AS200
If there is one big that is dominating the Indian market for over decades now, then it surely has to be the Pulsar range of bikes from Bajaj. These bikes were an instant hit with the customers due to their looks and performance when they first arrived in the market. Their latest offering, the AS200, available at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 95,513, is believed to be among the best bike in this segment. It is equipped with a 199.5cc engine that can produce a max torque of 18.30 Nm and power of 23.20 BHP. The 12-liter fuel tank on the bike is well complimented with the 42kmpl mileage.
Apache RTR 200
The latest flagship offering in the TVS bike range is the Apache RTR 200. This bike is powered by a 197.75cc engine which can produce a power of 20.7 BHP and a torque of 18.10 Nm. Priced for Rs. 97,389 (ex-showroom), this bike is available in a number of matte finishes Red, Yellow, White, Grey and Black. It has a top speed of 127 kmph and provides an average mileage of 41kmpl..
Bajaj Avenger 220
The Avenger 220 was released in the Indian market to follow up with the immense success of the Avenger 200. Available for an ex-showroom price of Rs. 82,327, the Bajaj Avenger 220 is equipped with an oil-cooled, twin spark 220cc DTS-I engine. It is able to generate a max power output of 19.03 PS and torque of 17.7 Nm. The bike is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox and can reach from 0-60 kmph in about 4.5 seconds. This bike uses a 220 mm front disc brake and a 130 mm rear drum brakes and is able to deliver an average mileage of 42kmpl on city roads.
The Last Words
The mid-range, budget-friendly sport bike segment of the Indian market is highly competitive due to the presence of a number of great bikes such as the Apache RTR 200, Pulsar AS200 and more available from the top two-wheeler automobile manufacturers in the country.