The small-size modern-classic segment is getting competitive by the day and the newest contender to enter the league is the Keeway SR125. Although it’s a puny 125cc neo-retro offering, its price tag of Rs 1.19 lakh puts it in a very crowded price bracket that has a lot of other options. Let’s check out the top four of them.
Bajaj Avenger Street 160: Rs 1.12 lakh
The Avenger Street 160 makes for a relaxed commuting machine with laid-back ergonomics, light weight and a peppy 160cc engine. And with its low seat height, it’s also one of the most accessible motorcycles for shorter riders. While the styling might not be as distinctive as the Keeway, the Avenger still looks fairly attractive.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V: Rs 1.11 lakh to Rs 1.30 lakh
For nearly the same price as the Keeway, if you want your rides to be sporty in terms of engine performance and handling, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is a commendable machine. Churning out 17.39bhp and 14.73Nm, the Apache is not only the performance benchmark but it’s also extremely responsive and agile. Moreover, there are multiple variants with varying prices to choose from.
Hero Xtreme 160R: Rs 1.19 lakh to Rs 1.30 lakh
Closely competing with the Apache is the Hero Xtreme 160R which is highly revered for its telepathic handling and impressive engine performance. The motorcycle weighs 138.5kg and pumps out 15bhp and 14Nm which facilitates it with a great power-to-weight ratio. Interestingly, the new Stealth 2.0 edition also offers Bluetooth connectivity.
Hero Xpulse 200 4V: Rs 1.37 lakh
By shelling out around Rs 18,000 more than the SR125’s pricing, you can get the highly versatile and rugged Hero Xpulse 200. It’s the most affordable adventure tourer available in India which is not only suitable for daily commutes but also to learn to ride off-road on. It has enough group clearance, suspension travel, and low-end torque to take on tricky terrain.
(All prices are ex-showroom)