It’s a thing of the past that features like a quick shifter, traction control, and riding modes were present only in high-end motorcycles that were inaccessible to the masses. These goodies are now present even in two-wheelers that cost less than Rs 2 lakh in India. For the riders who prefer to have brag-worthy features in their two-wheelers, here are the four most feature-loaded offerings that don’t break your bank.
TVS Ntorq 125 Race XP
Let’s start with the only scooter in India that comes with multiple riding modes – the TVS Ntorq 125 Race XP. TVS has equipped it with a Street and a Sport mode with the former slightly dialling down the power and torque output as compared to the latter. It also gets a fully-digital LCD console that offers a turn-by-turn navigation system, besides a lot of other information. And you get all this just for Rs 85,125.
The next product on the list is a motorcycle from TVS, the Apache RTR 200 4V. As we have already said in our review, this is one of the most accomplished motorcycles in its segment. And if you opt for the top-end variant of the bike, you get as many as three riding modes that alter the acceleration, rev limit and ABS intervention. It’s also the only bike in its segment that gets adjustable Showa suspension up front, besides adjustable clutch and brake levers. The top-spec Apache RTR 200 4V costs Rs 1.38 lakh.
The Yamaha YZF R15 is a motorcycle that gave the Indian masses their first taste of performance sport riding. At present, the R15 is in its fourth generation and the most enticing one yet. Besides the eye-catchy R7 supersport-inspired styling, the M variant of the bike benefits from Bluetooth connectivity, a quick shifter (for upshifting only), and a traction control system. The prices of the YZF R15 V4 go up to Rs 1.83 lakh for the Monster Energy edition.
This is the most expensive offering on this list with a price tag of Rs 3.28 lakh. However, when you consider the type of performance and equipment on offer, it’s a great value-for-money proposition. The feature list is pretty comprehensive with things like a Bluetooth-enabled full-colour TFT display, traction control, bi-direction quick shifter, and switchable ABS. Most importantly, its power and torque output of 42.3bhp and 37Nm make it one of the most exciting and engaging bikes around this price range.
(All prices are ex-showroom)