Top 5 Bikes That Offer Most Power Per Rupee Under Rs 1 Lakh
Sure, more money gets you more power, but ever wondered what is the maximum power you can get on a budget? We do the math to find out
How much power can you buy with the least amount of money? We set off to find the bikes and scooters which offer the highest power outputs for the least amount of money. The calculation was simple. We divided the retail price (ex-showroom, Delhi) of the two-wheeler by the amount of power it makes to find out the PS/rupee offered and ranked them accordingly. To make things interesting, we selected bikes and scooters priced below Rs 1 lakh. And an interesting list it turned out to be.
5. TVS Apache RTR 160 4V (Rs 5,460/PS)
At Rs 90,101, the Apache RTR 160 4V is one of the most expensive 160cc bikes you can buy. However, with its power output of 16.5PS, it is also the most powerful bike in its class. This output means the RTR 160 4V offers one of the highest power per rupee ratio, below Rs 1 lakh. This bike offers features like a comprehensive full digital instrument console, LED DRLs and LED tail lamps. Not just that, the Apache RTR 160 4V offers good dynamics too, thanks to its Showa tuned suspension setup.
4. Hero Xtreme 200R (Rs 4,940/PS)
Hero has been offering its newer products with a unique USP. You get larger bikes and scooters for the price of two-wheelers a segment below. The Xtreme 200R is one such example. For Rs 90,900 you get a 200cc bike for the price of a 160cc motorcycle. The Xtreme gets features like LED DRLs and pilot lamps, but gets a semi-digital instrument console instead of a full-digital one. It performs well in the city, but feels frantic on the highway due to its taller gearing. The price and the fact that the Xtreme 200R makes 18.4PS makes it a fantastic value-for-power bike as well.
3. Bajaj Pulsar 150 (Rs 4,875/PS)
In its no-frills avatar, the Pulsar 150 Neon costs just Rs 68,250. Considering that you get top-spec 125cc bikes for around that price, the Pulsar 150 Neon is exceptional value. Also, the fact that it makes 14PS means it has the third best power per rupee ratio here. Like the Xtreme 200R, the Pulsar 150 too gets LED DRLs, LED tail lamp and a semi-digital instrument console. It has a refined powertrain with a linear power delivery too.
2. Hero HF Deluxe (Rs 4,772/PS)
While it might seem surprising to have a 100cc bike in this list, the HF Deluxe’s modest 8.36PS can be had for just Rs 39,900. This translates to quite a low price to power ratio. It must be noted that this bike here is the basic kick start, drum brake, alloy wheel variant. Like the Splendor iSmart, the HF Deluxe gets i3S start-stop technology for more efficient fuel savings.
1: Bajaj CT 100 (Rs 4,073/PS)
The bike that offers the highest power per rupee under Rs 1 lakh again is a 100cc motorcycle. While the CT 100 might make a lower 8.2PS compared to the HF Deluxe, its low retail price for the kick start, spoke wheel variant of just Rs 33,402 makes the Bajaj CT 100 exceptional value. Besides this, the motor itself is very frugal too. Features on the motorcycle include unique rear SNS shock absorbers that include a smaller spring inside the main spring to take care of smaller bumps.
Honda Cliq (Rs 5,652/PS)
Scooters do not offer better power per rupee, compared to motorcycles, owing to their higher costs and relatively modest power outputs. Nonetheless, it is the Honda Cliq that offers the most power for the money, thanks to its low retail price and larger 110cc motor. Based on the Honda Navi platform, this is a small scooter. This small size means it gets a small 3.5-litre fuel tank. However, the Cliq gets on/off-road tyres on 10-inch steel wheels which should help it navigate bad roads with ease.