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Made in India: Top bikes under Rs 1 lakh

Last updated on: August 18, 2014 11:36 IST

Made in India: Top bikes under Rs 1 lakh

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Sagar Basandani

Here's our list of 8 and why they are the best in this price range.

India's two-wheeler manufacturers have introduced a wide range of motorcycles to fulfill the needs of discerning Indians and their preferences.

Since there are so many bikes in the Rs 50,000 to Rs 100,000 range it was difficult for us to choose which one stands a chance to be in the list. So the prepared list consists of motorcycles that do justice to your budget and satisfy your wants.

Here's our list of 8 and why they are the best in this price range.

1. Hero MotoCorp Xtreme

Hero has upgraded its premium 150cc motorcycle Xtreme and has made it more enthralling by blessing it with pleasing looks and features.

Key features:

  • Air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC, ATFT engine with a displacement of 149.2cc
  • Mated with the 5-speed constant mesh
  • Produces a supreme power of 14.2BHP and a peak torque of 12.8Nm
  • Tubular, Diamond Type chassis
  • Telescopic hydraulic forks at the front and rear rectangular swing arm with 5-step adjustable gas reservoir suspension
  • Front tyre: 80/100 x 18-47 P and rear: 110/90 x 18-61 P
  • 240mm disc brake at the front and 130mm disc brake at the rear, optional 220mm disc brake for the rear
  • Integrated digital console, engine immobiliser, under-seat mobile charger, LED light guides
  • Ex-showroom price Delhi: Double disc: Rs 71,275; Single disc: Rs 66,275

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Image: Hero MotoCorp Xtreme
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2. Bajaj Discover 150

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To gain more by paying less, one can go for the latest Discover model, Discover 150, that has three variants: Discover 150 F, Disc and Drum.

The manufacturer has designed a whole new 150cc mill and has done a fine alteration to its appearance by blessing the F variant with a semi-fairing.

Key features:

  • 144.8cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, DTS-I with ExhausTEC engine
  • All up 5-speed constant mesh gearbox
  • Generates 14.3bhp of maximum power and 12.75Nm of maximum torque
  • Claimed mileage of 72kmpl with 10 liter large fuel tank
  • Semi-double cradle frame
  • Telescopic front forks and Monoshock Nitrox (Gas filled) shock absorber at the rear
  • Front tyre size: 80/100-17-inch, Rear tyre size: 100/90-17-inch
  • Optional 240mm front Disc brake and Standard 130mm drum brakes at both the ends
  • Ex-showroom price Delhi: Drum: Rs 55,030; Disc: Rs 52,030; Discover 150 F: Rs 59,034

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Image: Bajaj Discover 150
Photographs: bajajauto.com

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3. Honda CB Trigger

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Honda introduced this street-fighter motorcycle with amazing performance and maneouverability for the office going men.

Key features:

  • 149.1cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SI Engine with Viscous air filter
  • Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh with 1 Down- 4 Up pattern
  • Dishes out top power of 14bhp with top torque of 12.5Nm
  • Claimed mileage of 60kmpl, 12 litres fuel tank capacity
  • Advance Design Diamond Frame
  • Telescopic front suspension and rear mono-suspension
  • Front Tyre: 80/100-17 M/C 46P, Rear yre: 110/80-17 M/C 57P
  • Optional Combi-brake system with 240mm disc brake at the front and 220mm disc brake at the rear
  • LED tail light, fully digital instrument cluster
  • Ex-showroom price Delhi: STD: Rs 65,718; DLX: Rs 68,609; CBS: Rs 74,887

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Image: Honda CB Trigger
Photographs: motorbeam.com

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4. Yamaha FZ-S FI version 2.0

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Yamaha's best selling machine is now available in an exciting new skin and company calls the new avatar as the version 2.0 of FZ-S.

Key features:

  • Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve that displaces 149cc
  • Engine incorporates Blue Core technology and Fuel injection system for better performance
  • With 14 per cent more mileage the motor runs with 5-speed transmission
  • Churns out topmost power of 12.9bhp with peak torque of 12.8Nm
  • Diamond type frame
  • Telescopic forks at the front and Monocross suspension at the rear
  • Front: 100/80-17M/C (52P) tyre and rear: 140/60-R17M/C (63P) tyre
  • Front disc brake and rear drum brake
  • Multi-function instrument cluster with econometer, split seats, advanced midship muffler, new pattern rear radial tyre
  • Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi): Rs 78,300

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Image: Yamaha FZ-S FI version 2.0
Photographs: yamaha-motor-india.com

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5. TVS Apache RTR 180

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TVS gave Indian riders an opportunity to satisfy their adrenaline with their Apache series that are meant to run ferociously.

Key features:

  • Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve, OHC engine with 177.4cc displacement
  • 5-speed gearbox
  • Net power of 17.03bhp and net torque of 15.5Nm with a top speed of 124kmph
  • Double Cradle SynchroSTIFF frame
  • Supension system includes front telescopic forks and rear Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid
  • Tubeless 90/90 x 17 inch front tyre and 110/80 x 17 inch rear tyre
  • Front: 270mm petal disc with ABS & RLP, rear: 200mm petal disc with ABS & RLP
  • Digital plus analog instrument cluster, engine cowl, beast inspired headlamps
  • Ex-showroom price Delhi starts from Rs 72,590 (without ABS) to Rs 82,900 (ABS version)

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Image: TVS Apache RTR 180
Photographs: motorbeam.com
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6. Suzuki Gixxer 150

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Suzuki has started the bookings of this beast and in a few days this machine will be launched with an aggressive price tag that will surely help the company to enhance its market position.

Key features:

  • 154.9cc, air-cooled motor with SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) technology
  • 5-speed transmission
  • Creates a topmost power of 14.64bhp with the peak torque of 14Nm
  • Single down-tube frame
  • Telescopic front forks and a mono-shock at the rear
  • Tyres are 100/80 tubeless at the front and 140/60 radial at the rear
  • Front disc brake and rear drum brake
  • 3-split-spoke alloys, sporty 2-in-1 exhaust and fully digital instrumentation
  • Expected price tag: Rs 74,000 (on-road)

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Image: Suzuki Gixxer 150
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7. Hero MotoCorp Karizma R

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Hero with its partner Erik Buell Racing has redesigned its flagship motorcycle Karizma R and ZMR. The bike gets a whole new fairing and identity with the new outfit.

Key features:

  • 223cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC engine
  • Tweaked engine is mated with 5-speed gearbox
  • Motor produces 19.2 BHP of maximum power and 19.35Nm of top torque
  • Diamond Type frame
  • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers front and swing arm with 5-step adjustable type hydraulic shock absorbers rear
  • Tubeless- 80 / 100 x 18 - 47 P front tyre and 120 / 80 x 18 - 62 P rear tyre
  • 276mm disc brake at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear
  • Multifunctional digital analog console, Split seat and dual dynamic headlamps & LED position lamps
  • Ex-showroom price Mumbai: Rs 85,559 

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Image: Hero MotoCorp Karizma R
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8. Bajaj Pulsar 200NS

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It is the most powerful machine available in this price range. Designed brilliantly, this machine shares the engine of KTM Duke 200.

Key features:

  • 199.5cc, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine
  • Mated with 6-speed constant mesh the bike boasts latest Triple spark technology of Bajaj
  • Cranks-out supreme power output of 23.2bhp and torque value of 18.3Nm
  • Pressed steel Perimeter Frame
  • Telescopic front fork with anti-friction bush and rear mono suspension with nitrox
  • Front: 100/80 - 17-inch, rear: 130/70 - 17-inch, Tubeless
  • Petal Disc with floating caliper at both the ends, 280mm disc at the front and 230mm disc at the rear
  • Analog plus digital instrumentation, split seat
  • Ex-Showroom Price Delhi: Rs 85,690

Image: Bajaj Pulsar 200NS
Photographs: bajajauto.com

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