Top 5 Best Bikes For Beginners Under Rs 2 Lakh
Published On Sep 24, 2020 12:44:09 PM
If you are a novice rider looking for a motorcycle, this list is for you
If you are a novice rider but want to experience a thrilling ride, there are quite a few motorcycles out there that are fun to ride while also being easy on the pocket. Here is our list of the top 5 motorcycles you can buy for under Rs 2 lakh.
The KTM 125 Duke BS6 shares its bodywork and underpinnings, consisting of a trellis frame, upside-down fork, monoshock and ByBre front and rear disc brakes, with the older-gen BS4 200 Duke. However, it gets a more manageable and relatively tamer 125cc motor. But this BS6-compliant motor is no slouch either. It features liquid cooling, DOHC and fuel injection to deliver 14.5PS and 12Nm, the highest in the 125cc segment. And it has a 6-speed gearbox as well. The 125 Duke is your easiest ticket to the KTM club.
If the KTM is too sporty for your tastes, the Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon is another good 125cc option. Like the 125 Duke, the Pulsar 125 is the smallest Pulsar you can buy. It gets its bodywork and underpinnings from its larger sibling, the Pulsar 150. The air-cooled motor is the second most powerful 125cc motor sold in India after the 125 Duke. It is a refined unit and impresses with its linear power delivery and friendly nature.
In its third generation avatar, the FZ-FI V3.0 gets a revised muscular bodywork and better ergonomics. Its more premium variant, the FZS-FI V3.0, gets chrome trim, an engine cowl and new colours, making it a better-looking motorcycle. Thanks to an updated subframe, the FZS-FI V3.0 has a flatter seat and with the revised handlebar position, the riding position is more upright, making it better to ride in the city. However, the BS6-compliant 150cc fuel-injected motor offers 12.4PS and 13.6Nm which is 0.8PS less power and 0.8Nm more torque than its predecessor. The FZS-FI might not impress with its performance but it does offer good quality and is more comfortable to ride. Its easy-going nature makes the FZS-FI ideal for newer riders.
The updated Gixxer SF gets new bodywork and now looks like a larger, more premium motorcycle. It gets a new LED headlamp, new LED tail lamp, and a revised digital instrument console. Its clip-on handlebars and split seats add a sporty look. The Gixxer gets a 155cc fuel-injected motor delivers 14.1PS and 14Nm. The Gixxer is a well-balanced motorcycle and offers a safe riding experience.
While the Revolt RV300 has a smaller, more accessible motor, the RV400 gets more features and is the one to go for. It weighs just 108kg, so moving the Revolt around is not a hassle. It’s electric motor delivers 54Nm and can easily touch 60kmph. The 3.2kWh lithium-Ion battery pack is swappable and offers an ARAI-certified range of 156km.