While most of us fancy owning a feature-packed motorcycle, it also comes with a fairly high asking price. Not to mention, it may or may not serve as your primary bike. However, there are still plenty of options available that won’t burn a big hole in your wallet, even in the long run. Let’s check out the top five.
Hero Super Splendor
Starting off the list is the Hero Super Splendor, priced at Rs 75,700 (ex-showroom Delhi). Now the Splendor has been a household name throughout India for decades. The Super Splendor takes it a step further with its 124.7cc, BS6 engine that develops a humble 10.72bhp and 10.6Nm. While that’s not an abundance of power, the Super Splendor is also lightweight at 123kg and offers enough performance to zip around the town. Additionally, its low maintenance and high mileage also make up for a strong case.
After the Hero offering, Honda too joins the list with the well-known Shine. Its asking price is set at Rs 76,314 (ex-showroom Delhi) and you get a fairly proven commuter for this amount. The Shine is powered by a 124cc, BS6 motor that makes 10.59bhp and 11Nm. Similar to all its foes on the list, the Shine’s motor is also quite frugal which comes in handy, especially these days when fuel prices are at an all-time high. Its equipment list is basic but sufficient. You get telescopic front forks and dual rear springs, and the braking hardware comprises a front disc/drum and rear drum unit.
Another option from Hero’s portfolio that you can choose is Glamour. Its asking price starts from Rs 76,500 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base model. For the said amount, you get a 124.7cc mill belting out 10.72bhp and 10.6Nm. Moreover, Glamour also gets the auto sail feature which makes it convenient to crawl in stop-and-go traffic. In fact, the Hero Glamour is quite easy to live with because of its commendable mileage and low maintenance.
Bajaj Pulsar 125
In the sea of conservative-looking commuters, you get the option to switch things up with the Bajaj Pulsar 125. Priced at Rs 81.389 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Bajaj Pulsar 125 looks a tad sportier than its rivals. Its proportions are evidently larger and give the bike an overall muscular look. Bajaj has plonked in a 124.4cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor and tuned it to dish out 11.64bhp and 10.8Nm. The base version gets drum brakes at both ends and a single-piece seat.
Honda SP 125
Finally, the Honda SP 125 is another option that you can keep an eye out for. It retails at Rs 81,407 (ex-showroom Delhi) and gets a tad quirky design too. It is powered by a 124cc mill that churns out 10.72bhp and 10.9Nm. You can buy the SP 125 in as many as five colours. It’s equipped with a drum brake on both ends for the base model and a disc/drum setup for the pricier model.