Top 15 Best Bikes in India (Aug. 2017) – Most Popular

India is home to one of the fastest growing motorcycle industry. As a result, the influx of option for a rider is vastly enlarged than that what it was a few years back. That has obviously helped us, the consumers, greatly. And who wouldn’t love that to happen?

There are quite a few options when it comes to bikes in India where one can lay hands on starting from the entry level to the top-tiered high-end options. With so much to choose from, we’re often differentiated by opinions.

We, as a matter of fact, thought of profiling out the top picks among the bike industry as part of our entry and we exactly did the same. We where would be picking up 15 of the top line best bikes that you can choose from.

Join in on our journey to ‘Top 15 Best Bikes in India 2017. 

15.  TVS Sport

TVS Sport

Starting off the list of the best bikes in India is one of the most fuel efficient TVS Sport. The bike is an economical offering from TVS for the lower stream of the market. It comes with 99.7-cc engine and has a 4-stroke single cylinder engine.

The bike comes with 7.37 Bhp of the engine and has CDI Digital ignition. It can hold a fuel up to 12 ltr as part of its tank capacity and offers a mileage of 87 km/ltr. The bike comes with a top speed of 88km/hr. It also comes in 8-color options.

Pros

  • Better Design
  • CDI Digital Ignition
  • Larger fuel tank capacity

Cons

  • Less Power than its counterparts
  • Lack of electric start

 Price- Rs 35,991

14. Hero MotoCorp HF Deluxe

Hero MotoCorp HF Deluxe

Hero MotoCorp has been the top seller of two-wheelers in India and they continue to bear the torch of it. This one is an entry level offering from Hero and was rebranded in 210 after the end of a joint venture between Hero and Honda. This is one of the cheapest bike in India to buy right now.

This piece from them comes in a 97.5-cc engine that offers a power of 8.25 Bhp and a peak torque of 8.05 Nm. The bike can hold fuels up to 9.5 ltr and can offer a ride of 82 km on just a liter of fuel. Its top speed is recorded at 85 km/hr. The bike comes in 4 variants and 5 color options.

Pros

  • Efficient Mileage
  • Better looking design than the others in the segment

Cons

  • Not enough power
  • Lack of electric start

Price- Rs 37,870

13. Honda CB Shine

Honda CB Shine

One of the top seller in the 125-cc segment, Honda Shine can also be regarded as the bike that changed the face of mid-range bike enthusiast. The bike has made groundbreaking progress since the time it started its operation back in 2012.

The bike is a perfect commuter and comes with 125-cc single cylinder engine and air cooling system. It has 4-gear chain drive and offers a power of 10 Bhp with a torque of 11 Nm. The bike has a fuel tank of 11 ltr and can offer a mileage of 65 km/ltr. It comes with six color options.

Pros

  • Nice design
  • Powerful performance
  • Competitive price
  • Solid all round package

Cons

  • Could still see a few improvements

Price- Rs 60,711

12. Bajaj V15

Bajaj V15

Launched as part of the series using the metal scraps from the invincible INS Vikrant, the previously Indian warship. The bike was followed with keen eyes all along and saw great sales over the period.

It has 149.5-cc 4-stroke single cylinder engine with the air-cooling system. The bike has 5-speed options and offers a power of 11.76 Bhp and a torque of 13Nm. It comes with 5-speed transmission and has a top speed of 109 km/hr. The bike offers a mileage of 45-55 km/ltr.

Pros

  • Distinctive design
  • Good performance
  • Affordable option

Cons

  • Needs more power
  • Lack of instrument cluster

Price – Rs 62,966

11. Bajaj Pulsar 150

Bajaj Pulsar 150NS

A bike that changed the way how 150-cc segment was seen in India, Bajaj Pulsar 150 holds a glorious past. The bike made way into being the top seller in the 150-cc category for quite a time.

The entry level piece of the Pulsar family comes with 149-cc engine and has a peak power of 15 Bhp and a torque of 12 Nm. The bike has dual twin spark technology and offers 5-speed gears.

It comes with 15 ltr of the fuel tank and has a fuel efficiency of 55 km/ltr. The bike has a top speed of 110 km/hr. and offers 3 color variants to choose from.

Pros

  • Great performance
  • Value for money
  • Decent mileage

Cons

  • Can use more refinements
  • Engine vibrations can be felt

 Price- Rs 76,784 

10. TVS Apache 160

TVS Apache 160

A powerful 160-cc bike, TVS Apache has ruled the Indian roads for quite a few years now. The bike has been one of the best offerings of TVS and helped them stake their foot in the business. This one comes with 160-cc engine offering a power of 15 Bhp and a torque of 13Nm.

It has IDI-dual mode ignition system and has air cooling system. The bike has 5-speed gears. It comes with 16 ltr of the fuel tank and can offer a mileage of 45 km/ltr. It has a top speed of 118 km/hr. and comes in 5-color options.

Pros

  • Powerful engine
  • Eye-appealing design
  • Excellent acceleration

Cons

  • Uses much fuel than its peers

Price-Rs 77,033

9. Honda CB Hornet 160R

Honda CB Hornet 160R

Honda, in a bid to offer competition to the likes of Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ, came up with CB Hornet 160R. The bike is designed on the theme of thenaked sport just as the Gixxer and FZ are.

The bike comes with 162.71-cc single cylinder engine with air cooling system. The bike can offer a power of 15.44 Bhp along with a max torque of 14.76 Nm. It has 5-speed gears and comes pre-quipped with 12 ltr of the fuel tank. The bike can offer a mileage of 50 km/ltr along with a top speed of 110 km/hr. It comes in four color options.

Pros

  • Great macho design
  • Fine performance
  • More than satisfactory mileage

Cons

  • Lack of engine kill switch.
  • Engine vibrations over the speed of 90 km/hr.

Price- Rs 87,075

8. Yamaha FZ-S FI

Yamaha FZ-S FI

An updated model of the previously famed Yamaha FZ-S, this one saw its popularity rise quite high. It features a 149-cc engine with a power of 13.1 PS and a torque of 12.8 Nm. The bike has air cooling and fuel injection system along with 5-speed gears.

It comes equipped with front disc and rear drum brake. It has a top speed of 107 km/hr. The bike offers a mileage of 53 km/ltr.

Pros

  • Excellent build quality
  • Muscular feel
  • Presence of FI system

Cons

  • Bit overpriced
  • Stiff suspensions

Price- Rs 92,568 

7. Suzuki Gixxer

Suzuki Gixxer

With the market booming with naked sport themed motorcycles, Suzuki too came up with their own offering in form of Suzuki Gixxer. This bike bears resemblance to the elder sibling in form of high-end Suzuki bike.

The bike bears an engine of 154.9cc generating a power of 14.59 Bhp and a torque of 14 Nm. The bike has 4-stroke single cylinder engine with air cooling system and 5-speed gears. It has a top speed of 127 km/hr. and offers a mileage of 40 km/ltr.

Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Engaging dynamics
  • Great performance

Cons

  • Could have used clip-on handlebars

Price- Rs 96,973

6. Mahindra Mojo

Mahindra Mojo

Mahindra, the top line four wheeler manufacturer of India, has their own line of offerings in the two-wheelers too. Their portfolio showcases quite a good many options and Mahindra Mojo is one of them.

This one is a powerful bike with an engine of 295-cc backed with a power of 20kw and a torque of 30 Nm. The bike has liquid cooling and fuel injection system. It comes with a 6-speed drive and has a top speed of 155 km/hr. The bike offers a mileage of 25km/ltr.

Pros

  • Great engine and specs
  • Power-packed performance
  • Comfortable ride quality

Cons

  • Could’ve integrated ABS
  • Heavy front affects handling

Price- Rs 1,89,902 

5. Bajaj Pulsar RS200

Bajaj Pulsar RS200

A top line sporty and powerful option from Bajaj, this one has been one of the best bikes around the recent times. Modeled as the RS 200, it has helped Bajaj to slowly transition into further addition to the illustrated Pulsar family.

The bike comes with 199.5-cc engine and has a maximum power of 24.2 Bhp with a torque of 18.6 Nm. The bike has triple spark ignition and uses fuel injection system. It also has 6-speed gears and can go up to 141 km/hr. The bike has 13 ltr fuel tank offering a mileage of 35 km/ltr.

Pros

  • Powerful performance
  • Great design aspect
  • Good acceleration
  • Additional option of ABS

Cons

  • Pretty heavy weight of the bike

 Price- Rs 1,36,978

4. Royal Enfield Classic 350

Royal Enfield Classic 350

Nothing quite beats the enigma of the classical Royal Enfield. The bike holds a special place in the hearts of bike riders all around and it’s no surprise that it has been such gracefully received.

This version of it comes with a 346-cc single cylinder engine with a power of 19.80 Bhp and a torque of 28 Nm. The bike has transistorized coil ignition and has 5-speed gears. It features a 13.5 ltr fuel tank and has a mileage of 37 km/ltr. The bike can go up to a top speed of 130 km/hr. It comes in eight different color variants.

Pros

  • Powerful engine
  • Transistorized coil ignition
  • Classic appeal

Cons

  • Mileage issues

Price- Rs 1,43,448

3. Bajaj Dominar 400

Bajaj Dominar 400

The times when Bajaj only looked to dominate the 150cc to the 220cc segment is a distant past these days. With their profile growing enlarge every single time, they have established themselves as the leading player in the industry. This one is a high-end variant of the Bajaj and is modeled as Dominar 400.

The bike bears 373.30-cc single cylinder engine with DTS-I ignition system. The bike has a power of 34.50 Bhp and a torque of 35 Nm. The bike has aliquid cooling system and comes with 6-speed gears. It also has fuel injection in terms of fuel delivery system.

It has 13 ltr of fuel tank while the top speed for the same is 148 km/hr. It is available in 3-color options.

Pros

  • Nice design
  • Powerful performance
  • ABS and slipper clutch

Cons

  • Small fuel tank
  • Limited color options
  • Quite a heavy bike to ride on

Price- Rs 1,46,165

2. Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield Himalayan

Coming with a touring option for the ever loved Royal Enfield series, this bike just took the race away from others. It has perfectly designed riding position and suspension bearing in mind the long tours.

The bike bears a 411-cc single cylinder engine having a power of 28 Bhp and a torque of 40 Nm. The bike comes with dual disc brakes on the front and on the back. It has 5-speed gears and features fuel injection system. It has a top speed of 182 km/hr. and has a mileage of 33 km/ltr.

Pros

  • Powerful engine
  • Perfect for tours and long trips
  • Comprehensive design

Cons

  • Gear shifts does feel heavy
  • Power could have been improved upon

Price- Rs 1,82,364

1. KTM Duke 200

KTM Duke 200

One of the quickest options in the market, KTM Duke 200 stands tall among its peers as a top-lined piece. It has been lauded for its performance and it truly stands the test of time. The bike has 199.5-cc engine offering a power of 26PS and a torque of 19.2 Nm.

The bike has 6-speed gears with fuel injection system and uses the liquid cooling system. It has a top speed of 135 km/hr. while the mileage for the same reads at 35 km/ltr.

Pros

  • Best in class performance
  • Great value for money
  • High spec and features

Cons

  • Absence of ABS
  • Still, uses the same outdated design.

 Price- Rs 1,56,775

We here included the top 15 picks among the best bikes during the run-in of the year 2017 for you. We hope the list offered the insight that you’re looking for. We will be back with another one the next time. Till then, Adios.

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