The performance bike segment in India has become very mature as compared to a few years back. Now there are many entry-level performance motorcycles that one can look for in India. Here are ten such sporty bikes, all priced under Rs. 2 lakhs.
KTM 200 Duke
Price: Rs. 1.43 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi
The smallest and the most affordable KTM in India is one pocket rocket. The trendy design of the 200 Duke sets it apart from the other offerings in the segment. The KTM 200 Duke is powered by 200cc liquid-cooled engine that produces a maximum of 24 Bhp – 19.2 Nm.
The lightweight naked bike is quite popular among the youngsters because of its price tag and the performance it offers. It gets dual disc brakes as standard and there is no ABS. It is only available in a single variant.
KTM 250 Duke
Price: Rs. 1.73 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The 250 Duke is an all-new product introduced by KTM this year. The motorcycle gets identical looks as the KTM 390 Duke but with a shorter equipment list and a smaller engine. The 250 Duke gets angled headlamps and sharp overall styling.
The bike is powered by 250cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces a maximum power of 29 Bhp and peak torque of 24 Nm. The bike also gets slipper clutch, which is unique in the segment.
KTM RC 200
Price: Rs. 1.72 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Fully faired motorcycles have a charm of their own and this is the most affordable fully faired bike from KTM that you can buy in India. The bike is a fully faired version of the KTM 200 Duke and looks smashing.
It has an aggressive seating posture suited for track riding. The bike is powered by the same 199.5cc engine that powers the 200 Duke. It produces a maximum of 24 Bhp and 19.5 Nm torque.
Price: Rs. 1.19 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Yamaha finally entered the 250cc segment in India with the launch of FZ25. The contoured and muscular design of the bike makes it a head turner on the road. The FZ25 also gets full-LED headlamps.
The bike is powered by 249cc, air-cooled plus oil-cooled engine that generates a maximum of 20.4 Bhp – 20.4 Nm torque. The bike weighs only 148 kg, which makes it a fun-to-ride motorcycle. It gets disc brakes on both the wheels but there is no ABS.
Price: Rs. 1.36 lakh – Rs. 1.5 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The Dominar is the flagship motorcycle of the Indian brand which was launched earlier this year. The Dominar is a sports tourer is the most expensive motorcycle of Bajaj in India. The bike is powered by the 373.2 cc liquid-cooled engine, which is a re-engineered version of the 390 Duke’s engine.
It generates a maximum of 34 Bhp and 35 Nm. The six-speed transmission of the Dominar keeps the engine relaxed on high-speeds and can push to a top speed of 148 km/h. The bike gets optional ABS, split instrument cluster, and full LED headlamps.
Price: Rs. 1.19 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Launched as a performance motorcycle, the R15 showed the Indian market how performance can be squeezed out of small capacity engines. The 150cc engine performed so well that even a few higher capacity motorcycles remained in the rearview mirrors of R15. The bike is powered by 150cc, liquid-cooled engine that produces 16.8 Bhp – 15 Nm.
It was also the first ever full-faired motorcycle in India and kickstarted the trend of performance-oriented full-faired motorcycles. The R15 has also become a popular track tool for the amateurs. The bike gets front and rear disc brakes and the similarity to the R1 makes it quite popular among the enthusiasts.
Price: From 1.74 lakh to Rs. 1.91 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Mahindra launched the Mojo after a long delay and the finished product intrigued many. The Mojo came with a unique style and is known for its long-distance capabilities. The bike is powered by a 295cc engine that churns out a peak of 26.4 Bhp and 30 Nm and is mated with a six-speed super smooth transmission. The dual exhausts and the Pirelli sourced tyres makes it one of the first choices among the youths.
TVS Apache RTR 180
Price: 94,180 ex-showroom, Delhi
TVS Apache was developed on the track and the naked bike is known for its performance. The affordable yet high-performance bike is powered by a 177cc engine that develops 17.3 Bhp – 15.5 Nm. The bike gets optional ABS on both the wheels with disc brakes.
TVS Apache RTR 200 FI
Price: Rs. 1.07 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
TVS launched a new version of the Apache RTR 200 earlier this year equipped with fuel injection. The RTR 200 is a high-performance bike which is powered by a 200cc single-cylinder, air plus oil-cooled engine. It generates a maximum of 21 Bhp and 20.7 Bhp. It gets disc brakes with single-channel ABS as an optional equipment.
Bajaj Pulsar RS200
Price: Rs. 1.23 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The RS 200 is the only fully-faired motorcycle from Bajaj. The layered fairing of the RS 200 gives it a unique look. The RS 200 also gets dual projector headlamps. The RS 200 is basically a fully faired version of the 200 NS. It gets the same single-channel ABS that works on the front wheel but not the rear. The bike is powered by a 199.5cc engine that produces 24.2 Bhp – 18.6 Nm.