A lot of people, most of them young college-going students, generally ask us which bike they should buy in a budget around Rs 70,000. Apart from the budget, they also have different priorities for the features, like performance, styling, comfort and convenience. Also, some of them want to go with a motorcycle, while some want to enjoy their ride on a scooter. Taking all these parameters, we came up with these top 5 bikes that you can buy under Rs 70,000.
5. 2016 Suzuki Access 125:
For those who like the elegant design of Italian and European scooters, Suzuki came up with an all-new version of its Access 125 this year. It uses the same sweet 124cc, air-cooled engine which is already tested in the old generation model. However, it gets the new SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) technology, claiming best-in-class mileage of 64kmpl. The scooter looks classy with the chrome work on the metallic paintjob. The other new features added to the scooter are a new digital-analog console, one-push shutter lock, front storage pocket, bigger 12" front wheel, mobile charging socket, and dual bag hooks. So, there is everything in this scooter to provide you with a comfortable and convenient ride, and all this with a price tag of just around Rs 53,600. Moreover, you can also opt for alloy wheels and a front disc brake for Rs 3,550 extra.
4. Honda CB Shine SP:
Being the most popular bike in its segment, the Honda CB Shine is quite common on Indian roads. Considering this fact, the company launched the bike in a new avatar to provide a special feel with the same trust, the CB Shine SP. On board in the same refined 125cc HET engine that is doing duty on the standard version. However, the SP version gets a new 5-speed gearbox, endowing it with smoother rides at higher speeds. Other new features of the bike include an all-new sportier styling with new split alloy wheels and a new digital-analog instrument cluster. Price of the bike starts at Rs 60,432 and you can opt the front disc brake for Rs 2,500, and CBS (Combi Brake System) by paying Rs 2,000 over the disc brake trim.
3. Yamaha SZ-RR Version 2.0:
The sportiest 150cc bike available in this price range is the Yamaha SZ-RR Version 2.0. The bike looks like a perfect option for young college going students, with a flamboyant styling and sporty dual tone paint job. Powering the Version 2.0 is a 149cc, air-cooled engine, with Yamaha’s new Blue Core technology that gives it a better overall performance and 11 percent increased fuel economy as compared to its previous generation model. Besides the sport styling, the bike offers a comfortable riding posture thanks to its wide and long seat. The bike comes with a price tag of Rs 66,664 with the front disc brake. Apart from the three standard colour options, you can also opt for a different Matt Green paint scheme for Rs 1000 extra.
2. Aprilia SR150:
Though the scooter hasn't been launched yet the company has announced the introductory price of the Aprilia SR150, which is Rs 65,000. We rode it recently during its media ride and it is more than we expected of it. The scooter scores full marks for its fun-to-ride proposition and styling. Sure, it is not as comfortable as most other scooters available in the market as its forte is sport. Powering the scooter is the 3-valve, air-cooled, 155cc engine that also powers the 150cc Vespas. Apart from the sporty design, other key features of the SR150 are large 14" alloy wheels (designed like Aprilia superbikes), grippy 120/70 section tyres, and a 220mm front disc brake. Moreover, we can't ignore the fact that it is the most affordable Aprilia that you can buy, without making a hole in your pocket.
1. Bajaj V15:
The 'Invincible V.' This is what Bajaj calls the new V15 motorcycle, and there is a big reason behind that. The bike incorporates a piece of metal from the Indian war hero INS Vikrant, which was the first aircraft carrier of the country. But it is not the only fact making this bike special, as it also gets a premium retro-modern styling, robust build quality and a throaty exhaust note. The bike comes with an imposing front fascia, pumped-up fuel tank, classic LED tail lamp, and a unique removable rear seat cowl. Powering the bike is a new 150cc, air-cooled engine which is tuned to deliver better low and mid-range torque. Other noticeable features of the bike are a 60W headlamp, dual purpose rubber (120/80 rear and 90/90 front) and a 240mm front disc brake. All these features come as standard with the Bajaj V15 which has been priced at just Rs 62,002.
All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.