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The coolest 125 cc bikes in India

May 21, 2014 14:48 IST

The coolest 125 cc bikes in India

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Sagar Basandani

These offer the best mileage, power, style and performance

The Indian two-wheeler market is among the most significant one for almost every motorcycle and scooter maker in the world. 

Gaining great profits from the two-wheeler segment is seemingly easy in India, provided you have a quality product that can capture buyer preferences and tastes.

In India, people mostly prefer affordable and more fuel efficient motorcycles rather than high-end monsters packed with sheer power. Because of this very eason the 125cc segment is slowly getting popular; well known manufacturers like Bajaj, Hero MotoCorp, Honda, etc, have nicely captured buyers’ imagination in this fast growing segment.

The 125cc segment is full of exciting and trustworthy machines that ensure power and performance at the same time. Listed here are ten 125cc motorcycles that are fulfilling the needs of the Indian customers.

New Bajaj Discover 125

To gain market share, Bajaj Auto Limited is offering a more advanced Discover model;The new Bajaj Discover 125 offers more power packed performance along with admirable mileage delivery.

Top features:

  • Air-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-valve, DTS-I with ExhausTEC with the displacement of 124.6cc
  • Maximum power produced is 11.5PS at 8000rpm with the peak torque of 10.8Nm at 6000rpm
  • 4-speed transmission with top speed of 100kmph
  • Claimed mileage of 76kmpl
  • Built on semi double cradle frame
  • Telescopic front suspension and Nitrox Twin rear suspension
  • 200mm disc brake optional; 130mm drum brakes at both the ends is standard
  • Sporty design, muscular fuel tank
  • Ex-showroom price in Delhi: Disc variant: Rs 50,499 and Drum Variant: Rs 48,500

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Image: New Bajaj Discover 125
Photographs: bajajauto.com

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Bajaj Discover 125T

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With alluring graphics and spectacular performance, this bike has been carved brilliantly for riders who need a lot of running in their daily routine.

Top features:

  • Single-cylinder, 4-Valve, DTS-i mill displacing 124.6cc
  • Mated with 5-speed manual transmission
  • Churns out topmost power of 12.5ps at 9000rpm and topmost torque of 10.8Nm at 6500rpm
  • Top speed of 100kmph and claimed mileage is 77.1kmpl
  • Telescopic suspension at the front and Nitrox Twin Suspension at the rear
  • Both the wheels get 130mm drum brake and optional 200mm disc brake for front
  • Spider web alloy wheels, dual tone graphics
  • Disc brake variant is priced at Rs 54,659; Drum brake variant is priced at Rs 51,762 (ex-showroom price, Delhi)

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Image: Bajaj Discover 125T
Photographs: bajajauto.com

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Honda CBF Stunner

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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has designed this semi-fairing 125cc motorcycle for the Indian people, which delivers extraordinary appearance plus ultimate performance. It comes in three variants.

Top features:

  • 124.7cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, mono-cylinder, OHC mill
  • 5-speed constant mesh that takes the bike from 0 to 60 in mere 5.2 seconds
  • Produces 11bhp power at 8000rpm with torque of 11Nm at 6500rpm
  • Mileage delivered by the bike is around 70kmpl
  • Advanced design diamond frame
  • Telescopic front fork and 3-step spring loaded hydraulic shock absorber with box type rectangular swing arm
  • Integrated front body cowl and under cowl
  • Tubless tyres, optional front disc, maintenance free battery and viscous air filter
  • Ex-showroom price in Delhi for CBF Stunner self-disc-alloy is Rs 55,884

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Image: Honda CBF Stunner
Photographs: honda2wheelersindia.com

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Honda CB Shine

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This old player has been modified to compete with newcomers with its brilliant performance making the Honda CB Shine competent and appealing in this segment. It comes in three variants.

Top features

  • 4-stroke, air-cooled, SI engine that displaces 124.7cc
  • Its 4-speed gearbox helps it deliver a mileage of 72kmpl
  • Dishes out maximum power of 10.12bhp at 7500rpm with 10.45Nm of peak torque at 5500rpm
  • Strong and flexible diamond frame with spring loaded hydraulic type suspensions at both ends
  • Optional 240mm disc brake at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear tubeless tyres
  • Striking Ergo-Tec Design, MF battery, viscous air filter
  • Ex-showroom price in Delhi starts from Rs 47,341 to Rs 54,051

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Image: Honda CB Shine
Photographs: honda2wheelersindia.com

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Hero MotoCorp Ignitor

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Hero MotoCorp has designed this bike to take on Honda CBF Stunner with the same approach: semi-fairing and first class performance. The bike is available in two variants.

Top features:

  • 124.7cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC, ATFT engine
  • 5 speed constant mesh
  • Highest power of 11bhp at 8000rpm and highest torque of 11Nm at 5000rpm
  • Tubular , diamond type frame
  • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers for front and swing arm with 3 step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers for rear
  • Tubeless tyres equipped with optional front 240mm disc or 180mm drum and optional rear 130mm disc or 130mm drum
  • Digital plus analog instrument panel
  • Ex-showroom price, Delhi for disc self cast is Rs 59,550 and drum self cast is Rs 57,550

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Image: Hero MotoCorp Ignitor
Photographs: heromotocorp.com

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Hero MotoCorp Splendor

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Splendor, the legendary commuter, also has a 125cc variant that offers high displacement engine than its other siblings. A great performer that never lets down its rider.

Top features:

  • 124.7cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC, ASFS engine
  • Engine comes associated with the 4-speed gearbox and returns a mileage of around 52.4kmpl
  • Generates the ultimate power of 9.12ps at 7000rpm with peak torque of 10.35Nm at 4000rpm
  • Tubular double cradle type
  • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and swing arm with 3 step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear
  • 130mm drum brake at both the ends
  • Advanced micro processor ignition (AMI) system with MF battery
  • Ex-showroom price in Delhi is Rs 51,250

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Image: Hero MotoCorp Splendor
Photographs: heromotocorp.com

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TVS Phoenix

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TVS Motors has decorated this machine with stylish graphics and a very sporty and aggressive look. TVS Phoenix’s aerodynamics look best in this segment.

Top features:

  • 124.5cc, eco-thrust engine with digital mapped ignition
  • Claimed mileage of 67kmpl
  • Superior power of 11ps at 8000rpm with 10.8Nm of superior torque at 6000rpm
  • 4-speed manual transmission gearbox
  • Telescopic Oil Damped front suspension and twin, 5-way adjustable hydraulic shock with series spring rear suspension
  • 240mm disc brake optional for front and 130 drum brake for both ends as standard
  • LED pilot lamps, Roto Petal disc
  • Price starts from Rs 51,125 to Rs 53,140 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Image: TVS Phoenix
Photographs: tvsphoenix.com

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Suzuki Slingshot Plus

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The most elegant bike in this segment with subtle touch of innovation. The bike looks durable and comfortable too.

Top features:

  • Air-cooled, 4-stroke, 1 cylinder, SOHC engine displacing 124cc
  • 5-speed transmission helps it deliver around 69kmpl mileage
  • Maximum power of 8.5bhp at 7500rpm with 10Nm of topmost torque
  • Coil spring, oil damped: Telescopic suspension at the front and swing arm at the rear
  • Front disc brake optional and drum brakes at the rear and front end as standard
  • On-road price in Delhi starts at Rs 56,352

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Image: Suzuki Slingshot Plus
Photographs: suzukimotorcycle.co.in

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Hero MotoCorp Glamour

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Hero has designed this machine for youngsters by giving it racing graphics and a few other attractive sops.

Top features:

  • 124.8cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC engine with programmed FI (optional) and Electric Control Unit (ECU)
  • Works with 4-speed constant mesh and returns a mileage of around 65-70kmpl
  • Maximum power output of 9.1ps at 7000rpm and maximum torque of 10.35Nm at 4000rpm
  • Tubular double cradle type
  • Front telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers and rear rectangular swing arm with 5 step adjustable hydraulic shock absorber
  • 240MM disc brake at the front is kept optional, while standard is 130mm drum brakes
  • Digital plus analog instrument console
  • Ex-showroom price in Delhi starts at Rs 53,375 to Rs 62,750 (STD to PGM FI version)

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Image: Hero MotoCorp Glamour
Photographs: heromotocorp.com

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Yamaha SS 125

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Yamaha has put its racing traits in this machine too to make it look more enticing and thrilling to India’s youth.

Top features:

  • Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, forward-inclined single cylinder engine displacing 123cc
  • 11ps power produced at 7500 rpm and 10.4Nm torque at 6500rpm
  • Claims a mileage of 72kmpl with 5-speed constant mesh
  • Telescopic fork for the front and swing arm at the rear
  • Disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear
  • Dynamic-Sporty-Graphics, front cowl and engine cowl
  • Starts at Rs 58,668 (Ex-showroom price in Delhi)

Image: Yamaha SS 125
Photographs: yamaha-motor-india.com

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