Buy New Bike Or Second Hand One With Rs 1 lakh Budget?
125cc commuters to 220cc hooligans, this list as it all
One lakh rupees is a decent budget when it comes to getting yourself a new bike. But in this economy, you can get only entry-level brand new bikes whereas the second hand market has some delicious performance-based options if you look hard enough So if you’re caught up in a similar dilemma as well, here’s a list of three new bikes and two used ones that you can buy for around one lakh rupees.
New TVS Raider- Rs 93,719 onwards (Ex-showroom Delhi)
The TVS Raider is our favourite 125cc bike for a reason. With a peppy motor, sporty looks, top notch build quality, light weight and an endless list of features, it ticks all the boxes that an entry level bike should. And yes at Rs 93,719, it’s a bit pricey, but it’s still an easy recommendation to anyone looking to get into the world of motorcycling.
New Bajaj Pulsar NS 125- Rs 1,06,355 (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Bajaj’s NS series of bikes is still a force to reckon with in the respective segments. The Pulsar NS 125, especially, offers a good combination of frugality, cost and dynamics. And if you’ve been dreaming of Pulsars all your childhood too, you’d be glad to know that even though it’s just a little over a lakh rupees, the NS 125 is still the most affordable sporty Pulsar.
New Honda SP 125 Disc Brake Variant- Rs 89,131 (Ex-showroom Delhi)
The SP 125 is a very Honda-like product and Honda fanboys will really like it. It’s refined and frugal, packs a punch, and offers a good list of features, making it a well-rounded product. So, if you’re planning to buy a premium 125cc commuter, the SP 125 isn’t a bike you should immediately overlook.
Used 2019 Apache RTR 200 4V | 28k km | Rs 98,000
The Apache RTR 200 4V has come a long way -- from being just another entry-level performance bike to almost TVS’ crown jewel. In its 4V iteration, it’s an especially fine product. So if the current bike’s 1,41,670 (ex-showroom Delhi) sticker tag is out of your budget, buying a used one for Rs 98,000 makes a lot of sense as well. It offers excellent performance for commuting and weekend rides, and is laden with a few segment-first features as well.
Used 2019 Pulsar 220F | 34k kms | Rs 95,000
Do we even need to justify purchasing this icon? The Bajaj Pulsar 220 F was an absolute hoot to ride back in the day and still remains one of the best bikes money can buy at this price point. So if you’re looking for a bike that’ll make you giggle inside the helmet each time you ride it, the 220F’s a no brainer.