Top Premium Commuters In India

Modified On Oct 27, 2018 By Team Bikedekho

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The Indian two-wheeler market is currently dominated by commuters that are not only high on fuel economy but are also low on maintenance. But, in recent times this trend is shifting to the other side and people are now focusing on premium commuters that are classy, high on power and gives a thrilling experience to the riders. Here is a list of such premium commuters in India that have gained popularity due to their explicit styling, a potent engine, and hassle-free handling.

  • Bajaj Avenger 220:

Starting the list is the Bajaj’s cruiser motorcycle, which is prevailing in the Indian market from quite a long time. For the ones who wish to take on long highways and also needs to cater to their daily commutes, this bike from Bajaj is a perfect companion for the same. The engine capacity of 220cc, maximum power output of 19 PS and peak torque of 17.5 Nm, the Bajaj Avenger is one of the premium commuters in India.

  • Suzuki Gixer SF

With Gixxer, the Japanese manufacturer is trying to reclaim its position in the Indian market. The Suzuki Gixxer SF is a fully faired bike, which is gaining a decent response from the customers since its launch in the Indian market. With the engine capacity of 155cc, the bike is able to generate a maximum power output of 15 hp and peak torque of 14 Nm. In India, the bike is available at a price of INR 88,600. 

  • Hero MotoCorp Karizma ZMR:

Belongs to the family of country's largest two-wheeler company, Karizma ZMR has undergone a series of changes over the time. Karizma was the first bike, which was introduced with half fairing and revolutionized the bike segment in India. With its 223cc engine, the bike produces maximum power of 20 hp and a peak torque of 19.7 Nm. The bike is available at a starting price of INR 1,05,500.

  • Pulsar RS 200

Pulsar RS200 is the most advanced Pulsar evolved by the Indian manufacturer till date. The bike gives a sporty feel to the riders through a full fairing look and wrapping of the engine in a super sports silhouette. Equipped in the bike is the 200cc engine, which delivers a maximum power output of 24.2 hp and a peak torque of 18.6 Nm. This fully faired entry level sports bike is available with the price range of 1.2 lacs.

  • Honda CBR 

One of the flagship models of the Japanese automaker, Honda CBR is ranked in the list of top premium commuters in India. Since its launch, the bike has been successfully catering the needs of individuals who love to fulfill their commuting purpose with sporty appeal. The bike was brought in the Indian market to rival the Yamaha's popular model R15. Its 149cc engine generates a maximum power output of 18 hp and a peak torque of 12 Nm. It is available at the price range of Rs 1.2 lakhs.

  • KTM Duke:

In recent times, the entry level sports segment has seen a dramatic response in India and to increase its market presence, the Austrian manufacturer KTM pitched its beautifully designed Duke. KTM Duke is designed for cornering and pushing the adrenaline of the rider in an effective manner. Its 200cc engine delivers a maximum power output of 24.6 hp while the peak torque measures 19 Nm and the bike is priced at 1.4 lakhs.

  • Yamaha YZF R15:

Yamaha has been the pioneer of advanced technology and sporty designs and one such state-of-the-art entry level sports bike is YZF R15, which effectively serves as a day-to-day commuting in India. The craze of youngsters for the bike, the decent sales number and enhanced performance of the bike makes it one of the most popular bikes in India. Equipped with 149.8cc engine, the bike delivers a maximum power output of 16.8 hp and a peak torque of 15 Nm. The starting price of 1.14 lakhs further helps in boosting the sales of the bike in the segment of the premium commuters. 

  • Royal Enfield Bullet:

Royal Enfield is the oldest two-wheeler company, which is still in production. Since its inception, it is the amongst the favorite bikes of young riders who wish to have commanding authority on the road. With an engine option of 350cc and 500cc. The power range of 19 – 26 hp and peak torque ranging between 28 – 40 Nm makes the Bullet a powerful bike. It is available with the starting price of 1.35 lacs.

These are the top commuters available in India which were listed on the basis of their overall road presence and sales number of recent times.

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