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TOP 5: Most affordable cruisers in India

Last updated on: May 05, 2014 18:44 IST

TOP 5: Most affordable cruisers in India

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Sagar Basandani

For those who travel a lot, comfort and convenience in a two-wheeler is a must and no other machine promises as much of these two elements than a cruiser bike.

So, if you are looking out for a stress-free biking experience that does not cost you a bomb do not look beyond these five.

1. Bajaj Avenger 220

Manufactured by India's very own Hamara Bajaj, the machine is designed for the Indian roads and conditions. The bike has a solid cruiser design.

Top features:

  • 219.89cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder, DTS-i, air cooled with oil-cooler engine
  • Maximum power output of 19.03bhp at 8400rpm and peak torque of 17.5Nm at 7000rpm
  • Front telescopic forks and rear hydraulic shock absorbers
  • Windshield, tank mounted fuel gauge plus other indicators
  • Tubetype: Unidirectional 90 / 90 x 17 inch front and 130 / 90 x 15 inch rear tyres
  • Ex-showroom price in Delhi: Rs 77,605; that makes the Bajaj Avenger 22 the most affordable cruiser in India

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Image: 1. Bajaj Avenger 220
Photographs: bajajauto.com

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2. Royal Enfield Thunderbird

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The Royal Enfield Thunderbird sports traditional design with futuristic touch and is made available in two variants -- 350cc and 500cc.

Top features:

  • 346cc or 499cc, Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled engine
  • 5 Speed Constant Mesh with ultimate power of 19.8bhp at 5250rpm and peak torque of 28Nm at 4000rpm
  • Single downtube chassis using engine as stressed member
  • Front telescopic forks and rear twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
  • Disc brakes at both the ends at MRF Zapper tyres
  • Day running light
  • Ex-showroom price in Delhi: Starts from Rs 131,444 for 350cc variant and Rs 167,265 for 500cc variant

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Image: Royal Enfield Thunderbird


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3. Hyosung Aquila 250

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Hyosung has designed this machine on the lines of its 650cc cruiser Aquila Pro and has tried to give a new direction to this segment.

Top features:

  • Oil-cooled, 4-Stroke, DOHC, 8-Valve, 75-degree mounted V-Twin engine that displaces 249cc
  • Generates maximum power of 26.21bhp at an acceleration of 9500rpm with highest torque value of 21.37Nm at 7000rpm
  • Front tyre: 110/90 16 59S; Rear tyre: 150/80 15 70S
  • Hydraulic disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear
  • Ex-showroom price in Delhi: Rs 2.65 lakh

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Image: Hyosung Aquila 250


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4. Harley Davidson Street 750

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This machine is the most affordable cruiser ever designed by the company. It has an elegant and attractive appearance.

Top features:

  • 749cc, liquid-cooled, Revolution-X, V-Twin engine
  • 6-speed transmission with ultimate torque of 60Nm at 4000rpm
  • 100/80 R17 inch front tyre and 140/75 R15 inch rear tyre
  • 7-Spoke Cast Aluminum with Machined Rim Highlights equipped with 2-piston floated disc brakes at the front and rear
  • Dipped in black paint engine and covers, black pullback handlebars
  • Ex-showroom price in Delhi: Rs 4.1 lakh

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Image: Harley Davidson Street 750
Photographs: harley-davidson.com

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5. Hysoung ST7

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Hyosung has another cruiser that can surprise you with its irresistible appearance and style. This machine is an awesome mid-weight cruiser.

Top features:

  • 678.2cc, 4-Stroke, Water-cooled, DOHC, 8-Valve, 90-degree mounted V-Twin engine
  • 5-speed gearbox with superior power output of 57.66bhp at 8000rpm and superior torque value of 57Nm at 6000rpm
  • Front tyre size: 120/80 16 60W; Rear tyre size: 170/80 15 77 W
  • Hydraulic disc brakes at both the ends
  • Front suspension Conventional Telescopic and Rear ones Hydraulic Double shock absorber
  • Aggressive Twin chrome muffler
  • Ex-showroom price in Delhi: Rs 5.79 lakh

Image: Hysoung ST7
Photographs: hyosungmotorsusa.com

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