Automobiles 8 Best Bikes under 1 Lakh in India to buy one in 2018 By Parampreet Chanana 9 55,909 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest In the past, the two-wheeler market in India was mostly filled with commuters who wanted simple scooters which could make life on road easier for them. However, the increase in purchasing power and the growth of mobile population has substantially impacted this market in a different way in the last decade. Bikes are garnering much more popularity than scooters at present. And you can now choose from a whole gamut of smart and stylish bikes no matter what your budget and preferences are. If you are looking for some stunning options that are not overly expensive to rule the roads, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best bikes under 1 Lakh in India which can help you out. Take a look at this list, and you might end up finding yourself a true companion for long journeys. Suzuki Gixxer SF- Rs. 90,000 (With GST / Tax) Ex-showroom Price ( BS4 variants) Suzuki Gixxer SF is an advanced variant of the standard Gixxer, which was launched by Suzuki as a direct rival to FZ6 from Yamaha. But with the stylish appearance and killer specifications, Gixxer SF is not just an ordinary competitor. The bike looks stunning with its aerodynamic sports fairing which adds an adventurous touch to its premium build. The engine of the bike is powered with SEP technology, enabling it to deliver impressive power output without making any compromises on the fuel economy. Gixxer SF has front telescopic suspension and an adjustable 7-step monoshock suspension on the rear to provide the riders with an increased confidence while riding, especially around the corners. SF is powered by the same single cylinder 155 cc, air-cooled engine which can generate 14.60 BHP and a torque of 14N-m @ 6000 RPM. It has a 5-speed gearbox and is available in two different variants – Special MotoGP version which comes with optional rear disc brake and the Standard version. Specs The bike is equipped with a displacement of 154.9 cm³ and 5 Speed, manual transmission Has a top speed of 127 kmph and mileage of 53 kmpl Pros Features stylish looks and has a pretty impressive engine Digital console is good and the vehicle is loaded with a number of features Suzuki has a vast servicing network, which is an added benefit Cons Absence of 6th gear and ABS Also Read: Top Bikes in India that meet new BS-4 emission norms Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2– Rs. 88,140 (With GST / Tax) GST Ex-showroom Price (Prices are for BS4 variants) With Dynamic Technology and a reliable engine from Yamaha, this quarter-liter Fazer FI Version 2 is the next addition to this list of good bikes under 1 lakh rupees. The motor of the bike features an advanced fuel injection system to provide the bike with an impressive throttle response and mileage. FI Version 2 is one of the few bikes in this category that comes with a fuel injection system. The bike has a 4-stroke, liquid cooled, single cylinder engine that offers a displacement of 149 cc. The Bikes comes in the three colours named: Marble White, Midnight Black, Burning Red. The bike offers a great mileage of 50 kmpl on the highways and 40 kmpl on city roads. It has a sturdily-built tank which has a capacity of holding 12 liters of fuel. Its come with standard warranty of 2 years or 30000 Kilometers. Specs Comes with displacement of 149cc and 5 Speed Constant-Mesh Transmission Exhibits top speed of 118kmph and mileage of 50kmpl Maximum Torque (Nm@rpm): 12.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm Comes with Tubeless Tyres Pros Great use of technology has been observed for this vehicle Build quality is good and engine is impressive Large number of service centers throughout the country Cons No 6th gear Some people consider the bike to be a little expensive Yamaha FZ SV 2.0– Rs. 83,040 (With GST / Tax) GST Ex-showroom Price (Prices are for BS4 variants) If we talk about the bikes that are popular among the youngsters of India, Yamaha FZ SV 2.0 will surely be a top contender. A combination of enhanced controlling, style and a comfortable ride allow this bike to offer great performance on the Indian roads. The bike is powered by a 4-stroke, air cooled, SOHC, 2-valve engine which offers a displacement of 149cc. The bike has Yamaha’s latest Blue Core Technology and has Fuel Injection system for enhanced fuel economy and mileage. Comes with 12 litres Fuel Tank. New head-lights, split seat, digital instrument console, improved tires, etc. are some of the features that had made this bike so popular with the youth and has allowed Yamaha to transform its image. The Bikes comes in the five colours variants: Hurricane Gray, Lightning Cyan, Knight Red, Matt Green, Opal White. Moreover, the bike has also received several awards, like Autocar India Award 2009, UTVi, and Zigwheels. Specs It has a displacement of 149cc and 5 Speed Constant-Mesh Transmission Offers top speed of 112kmph and a mileage of 50kmpl Maximum output : 9.7 kW (13.2 PS) / 8000 rpm Maximum torque : 12.8 N.m (1.3 kg f.m) / 6000 rpm Pros Good mileage and a number of improved technological features are its advantages Build is sturdy, and the bike comes with stylish looks The ride is highly comfortable Cons 6th gear missing Also Read: BMW showcased the Future of Biking with Vision Next 100 TVS Apache RTR 180- Rs. 90,200 GST Ex-showroom Price (Prices are for BS4 variants) TVS has long been associated with motorsports in India and their flagship bike, Apache RTR 180, is extensively developed to offer great performance on the race tracks. The street fighter offers a dynamic combination of sporty looks, impressive dynamics and great performance. It features a powerful 180cc engine which not only promises excellent performance, but also provides the rider with the adrenaline-pumping sounds at high revs. TVS bikes are known for their durability and the Apache RTR 180 is no different. Apart from great performance, the small touches like the LED lights, 0-60 timer, top speed recorder, etc. further add up to the joy of riding. There is also an optional ABS to complement the dual disc brake setup of the bike. If you are looking to enhance your bike-riding experience, the Apache RTR 180 is undoubtedly a great choice. Specs With displacement of 177.4cc and 5 Speed Transmission, this vehicle is a must have Comes with top speed of 124kmph and mileage of 47kmpl Maximum Power : 12.52 kW (17.03 bhp) @8500 rpm Maximum Torque :15.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm Starting : IDI-Dual mode digital ignition Pros It’s a great value-for-money bike Improved engine and stylish looks are other advantages The bike has been exclusively designed for Indian roads Cons No 6th gear Bajaj Avenger 220- Rs. 87,600 GST Ex-showroom Price The next addition to this list of great Bikes under 1 lakh in India is Avenger 220 from Bajaj. Right from its ergonomic design to its 4-stroke, DTS-i, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine, the bike has everything to appeal to the Indian audience. The bike features telescopic front suspension as well as shock-absorbing hydraulic suspension at the rear, making it one of the best bikes currently available in India. The straight handlebars are one of the USPs of this bike, and are known to offer great comfort while riding on narrow streets or long highways. The bike can generate 18.76 bhp @ 8400 rpm of power and 17.5 NM of torque to provide you with an amazing riding experience. With its iconic design, Avenger 220 is sure to bring the onlookers to a standstill. Specs Equipped with a displacement of 220 cc and 5 Speed Transmission Offers top speed of 105-110 kmph and a mileage of 45-50 kmpl Fuel Tank 14 Litres Pros Armed with iconic handlebar design, this bike is a showstopper Good mileage and a powerful engine are its other benefits Cons Fuel tank capacity could have been better The bike is heavy and there is no option for rear disc brake Related: Few Tips to keep your Bike running smoothly Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Twin Spark- Rs. 1,13,200 (With GST / Tax) GST Ex-showroom Price (Prices are for BS4 variants) If you are looking to create a great impression on road, the iconic build of Bullet bikes will provide you with the desired results. This Bullet 350 features a powerful 4-stroke, single cylinder, twin-spark 364cc engine with a 1 speed constant mesh gear box. Its powerful engine can generate 19.8 BHP @ 5250 rpm of power and 28 Nm of torque. Cooling system: Air cooled . Bullet 350 exudes the old-school riding aura and is sure to provide you with an amazing riding experience. Right from its rounded fuel tank, headlight with a chrome finish, front mudguard and suspension colored like the body itself, Bullet 350 resembles the original Bullet models and does so in a perfectly masculine manner. Specs Has a displacement of 346 cc and comes with 5 Speed Constant Mesh Transmission Features top speed of 95 kmph and mileage of 38 kmpl Acceleration 0-60 kmph in 3.60 Seconds. Fuel Tank 13.50 litres. Pros Stands for the iconic image of Bullet bikes It is comfortable to ride and is excellent value for money Armed with highly impressive engine Service network is vast Cons The bike is heavy and mileage is not very impressive Hero Karizma ZMR- Rs. 10,5000 GST Ex-showroom Price Karizma is a bike that completely transformed the image of Hero as a bike manufacturer in India. Karizma ZMR has been one of the best-selling bikes in the country, and for all the right reasons. The bike is powered by a single cylinder 223 cc petrol engine and an Advanced Microprocessor Ignition System to offer an immersive riding experience. Ignition: DC- FTIS ( Full Transisterized Ignition System), Halogen bulb (Dual Head Light) As the rear suspension, the bike features an adjustable 5-step GRS system. With its telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers and chassis in the shape of a diamond, Karizma ZMR is one of the most stylish bikes currently available in India. One of the selling points of this bike is its dual headlamp which is vertically stacked and is inspired by Erick Buell Racing 1190 RX, and its LED daylight lamp. Specs Exhibits a displacement of 223 cc and 5 Speed Transmission Provides top speed of 129 kmph and mileage of 45 kmpl Max. Power 14.9 kW (20 BHP) @ 8000 rpm Max. Torque 19.7 N m @ 6500 rpm Pros Impresses with ultra-stylish looks and its top speed is commendable Comes with good mileage and great ride quality Offers a large number of features Service network is extensive too Cons Vibrations can be troublesome Noisy gearbox Also read: Popular Car Models in India Failed Global NCAP Crash test! Bajaj Pulsar 220F- Rs. 90,200 GST Ex-showroom Price (Prices are for BS4 variants) The most coveted spot in this list of Top Bikes under 1 Lakh in India goes to none other than the Bajaj Pulsar 220F. The bike is a perfect combination of durability, comfort, and affordability, which are the reasons that have made Bajaj one of the best-selling bike brands in India. The bike features a DTS-i 220 cc, Type 4-stroke, BS IV /4 Compliant, Oil cooled, Single cylinder engine that can generate 20.93 BHP of power and 18.55 Nm of torque. Suspension : Front Telescopic, with anti-friction bush. Headlamp (Low/High Beam- Watts) : Low – projector lamp 55w, High – Ellipsodial lamp 55w, With Auto Headlamp On (AHO). Available in 3 colours variant names Nuclear Blue, Laser Black, Dyno Red. The beefy appearance and raw power offered by Pulsar 220F has made it popular among the youth in India and has enabled it to break all the bike-sales record in the country. So, if you are looking for a bike which can provide you with an excellent and powerful riding experience, the Pulsar 220F surely deserves a top spot in your list. Specs With a displacement of 220cc and 5 Speed Transmission, the vehicle wows It provides top speed of 145 kmph and mileage of 35 kmpl Max. Power 20.93 @ 8500 (Ps @ RPM) Max. Torque 18.55 @ 7000 (Nm @ RPM) Fuel Tank 15 litres. Pros Riding experience is highly impressive High top speed and presence of a powerful engine are other advantages It is the best-selling bike in India Cons Looks could have been better Mileage is not that impressive Conclusion We hope that the above list has helped in informing you about some amazing bike options which you can consider even with a modest budget. If you have any questions about the above mentioned options or want to add a model to the list, please use the comments section available below to get in touch with us.