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ist of best bikes truly reflects the popularity of bikes in India. We bring you information about ex-showroom price, colors, variants, monthly units sold, popularity and launch date of best bikes to help you pick the best one. Explore the list of best bikes in India to find a suitable bike for your needs.
Following the success of the 125 Duke that has been racking good number for KTM, the Austrian bike maker has now launched its faired sibling, the RC 125. The motorcycle gets the same aggressive styling as the other RC models including the projector headlamps accompanied by LED DRLs, turn indicators and tail lamp. It also gets the same step-seat design along with the fully-digital instrument console.
The CB Shine is a 125cc commuter motorcycle developed by Honda for the mass market segment. The Shine caters to a segment of buyers who are fine with understated looks but expect respectable performance and efficiency. This, coupled with Honda’s refinement and reliability, makes the Shine a solid all-round package.
The Suzuki Access 125 is a 125cc premium commuter model in the company’s scooter lineup. Apart from revising the chassis and powertrain, Suzuki has retained the universally appealing but slightly bland looks for the Access.
The Apache RTR 160 has been around for well over a decade now, and the 4V is the new generation of 150cc premium commuter from the Hosur-based manufacturer. It has got input from TVS’s racing division, and the new 160 4V shows derivations that certainly make it sporty. For one, the engine has a four-valve head, which makes it the only 150cc premium commuter besides the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 with as many valves. It also gets oil cooling. It generates 16.1 or 16.3bhp, depending upon whether it is the carburetted or FI engine. Torque stand at 14.8Nm. A rear disc brake is optional for the carburetted version but the FI gets a rear disc brake as standard. ABS is on the options list now, for a little over Rs 3000 more over the equivalent non-ABS variant. It is a single-channel system. You get a slightly narrower rear tyre if you opt for the rear drum.
`The FZ is the model that revived Yamaha’s fortunes in India, and since its launch it has been the gold standard for the 150cc sporty commuter, as far as sales figures are concerned. It offered a number of new technologies like radial tyres and a fuel tank that was centralised, at the time of its launch. It is also one of the pioneers of fuel injection, having made the entire FZ range FI at a time when the competition was still depending heavily on carburetted variants.
The Classic 350 is the product that keeps Royal Enfield’s sales thumping today. In fact, it boasts of sales numbers higher than many 150cc commuter bikes. The Classic Signals is a different take on the regular 350, with a nod to the armed forces. There are two colours available: brown and blue, as an allusion to the Indian army and the air force.
The YZF-R15 changed the 150cc segment in the Indian market the way the CBZ did when it was launched. It was an everyday motorcycle that could genuinely be used as a trackday tool. The second version of the R15 traded practicality for more focused performance, but the advent of the KTM RC200 meant that a far better performance was available for the sportbike enthusiast at a similar price. The R15 Version 3.0 reduces that gap significantly with technology. On the list is an engine with a few more ccs, but featuring variable valve timing which takes the maximum power output to nearly 19bhp with a nominal decrease in torque which is now spread over a wider rev range. It also gets all-LED lamps and an all-digital LCD instrument cluster that displays a wealth of information, including when the Variable Valve Actuation switches to the different camshaft profile.
It may be the highest-selling two-wheeler in the Indian market, but Honda hasn’t stopped the evolution of the Activa. The latest set of updates that make up the 5G are more than merely cosmetic. The front apron gets chrome accents, but the LED headlamp will draw your attention first. The top-spec Deluxe variant even gets a digital display below the analogue speedometer; it now shows the fuel gauge, odometer and trip meter and a clock in the digital part of the instrument cluster. The Activa 5G also gets the new ignition key slot from the Grazia, which has the provision for the seat release. The brand has also introduced a limited edition model that get aesthetic updates which include black rims, chrome exhaust cover and a black-out engine.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is the highest selling 150cc commuter bike in India. Despite it being long in the tooth, the combination of muscular style, good fuel efficiency and value for money makes it an extremely popular motorcycle in the two-wheeler market.