Affordable motorcycles are quite basic and come with basic features. However, there are manufacturers who offer extra features to attract more customers in the market. Which are these feature loaded motorcycles from each segment in India? Let’s find out.
Hero HF Deluxe i3S
Hero introduced the i3S technology in the motorcycles sometime back. The i3S is the short form of intelligent start-stop system and it increases the fuel efficiency of a motorcycle by automatically shutting down the engine when it idles for more than a few seconds. The system then automatically starts the engine as soon as the clutch lever is pressed. This ensures hassle-free start/stop at the long traffic signals and traffic jams. The mileage output is 82.9 km/l with the i3S technology.
Hero Splendor i3S
The Hero Splendor has been around for ages in the Indian market now. It is world’s highest selling motorcycle and is known for its reliability and fuel efficiency. The Splendor’s “Fill it, shut it and forget it” advertisement made it very popular in the Indian market. The bike was the first one to get the Hero’s patented i3S technology in India. The already super-efficient Hero Splendor now returns even more mileage with the i3S feature. The 100cc bike returns a certified fuel efficiency of 80.6 km/l.
Hero Glamour Fi
The Hero Glamour is also available with i3S technology but it is the Fuel Injected variant that finds a position in this list. The Glamour Fi is the most affordable fuel-injected motorcycle that you can find in the Indian market. The 125cc premium commuter bike gets fuel injection for smooth engine response and also a higher fuel efficiency. The single-cylinder engine produces a maximum of 9 Bhp and 10.35 Nm. It returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 86 km to a litre as certified by ARAI, making it the most fuel-efficient motorcycle in the segment.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Race Edition
TVS recently launched the all-new Apache RTR 4V in the Indian market. The Apache RTR 160 4V Race Edition is the first bike in the segment to get an Anti-Reverse Torque (A-RT) slipper clutch. The addition of slipper clutch increases the performance of the bike. TVS claims that there is 22% reduction in clutch force for the upshifts, which will allow the rider to post better lap times. The bike is also available with a fuel injected engine that produces a maximum of 20.5 Bhp and 17 Nm. The Apache RTR 160 4V is the most loaded bike in the segment.
Suzuki Intruder Fi
Suzuki introduced the Intruder in the Indian market some time back. The scaled down version of the Intruder M1800 looks unique with its sculpted body and unique styling. The Intruder is based on the Suzuki Gixxer and it also gets the Gixxer SF’s fuel injected engine. The 155cc engine produces a maximum of 14.6 Bhp and 14 Nm. It is the only fuel injected cruiser bike that is available in the segment. It also gets full LED headlamp and a single-channel ABS.
Yamaha R15 V3.0
The Yamaha R15 has been the most powerful bike in the segment since it was launched in 2008. Over the years, the R15 has evolved and currently, it is in its third generation avatar. The Yamaha R15 offers unique features like Deltabox frame that allows the bike to be well-balanced and makes it a perfect track tool. The 155cc engine is also quite advanced and gets liquid-cooling, variable valve timing, four valves and fuel injection. The R15 also gets a slipper clutch and six-speed transmission. The headlamps are also all-LED.
Bajaj Dominar is currently the most expensive Bajaj motorcycle available in the market. Bajaj has loaded the sports-tourer with a long list of features. The Dominar gets a full-LED headlamp set-up which is quite advanced. At high beam, the light can be seen from a distance of 1.5 km. Bajaj has also added many other features like split reverse LCD display that increases the visibility under the sun, it also gets a secondary instrument cluster mounted on the tank. The Dominar’s engine is a 4-valve, fuel injected, a liquid-cooled unit that produces 34.5 Bhp and 35 Nm. It gets a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch. There is dual-channel ABS available as an optional feature too.
TVS Apache RR 310
TVS Apache RR 310 is the first product to be launched in India from the TVS-BMW partnership. The bike is a fully-faired version of the BMW G310R and gets the same engine and the same frame. The Apache RR 310 gets a reverse inclined engine mounted on the chassis. It lowers the centre of gravity and ensures better handling on the corners. The Apache RR 310 also has the lowest drag coefficient in the segment, which makes it extremely slippery and efficient. It also gets a vertically mounted LCD that shows high-speed, lap timing and more. It also gets USD front forks, twin projector lamps, and adjustable clip-on handlebar.
KTM 390 Duke
The KTM 390 Duke is a dream bike of many youngsters. KTM launched an all-new version of the bike with extreme changes. The 390 Duke now looks like the 1290 SuperDuke and gets a long list of features. The bike now offers all-LED headlamp, ride-by-wire system, upside down open cartridge front forks from WP and a mono-shock at the rear. The 390 Duke also offers a 7-inch TFT screen in place of the console. It gets Bluetooth feature that can connect to your smartphone and show information like caller identity and text message notification. You can also change music, answer or reject calls with the controls on the handlebar.
Royal Enfield Himalayan
The Himalayan has been criticised a lot over its quality issues but Royal Enfield has launched a new version that is much better in terms of reliability and quality. The Himalayan is the most affordable adventure bike that you can buy in India. It is powered by a new 411cc, fuel injected engine that produces a maximum of 24.5 Bhp. The Himalayan gets a host of features like a digi-analogue console that shows various information like a physical compass, outside temperature, fuel level, time and more. It is the most advanced Royal Enfield console till date and no other manufacturer offers such features in the segment.