Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is one most important safety features on two-wheelers. However, due to the extra cost of the ABS, the manufacturers omit the feature from budget motorcycles. ABS will be mandatory on motorcycles above 125cc two-wheelers from 2018. Even before that, you can buy one of these seven cheapest bikes in India that offer ABS. ABS makes sure that the wheels don’t lock, even under very hard braking. This eliminates skids, reduces braking distances in the wet, and makes sure that the rider doesn’t lose balance even under hard braking.
TVS Apache RTR 180
Price: Rs. 90,507, ex-showroom, Delhi
TVS Apache RTR 180 is a revolutionary motorcycle because it was the first bike below Rs. 1 lakh to offer ABS. The Apache RTR 180 offered the ABS way back in 2011. The motorcycle gets a proper dual channel ABS that can be switched off too.
The ABS comes from Bosch. The motorcycle also gets Rear Lift Protection (RLP) which prevents the rear wheel from lifting up even under hard braking situations.
Suzuki Gixxer SF
Price: Rs. 96,672, ex-showroom, Delhi
The Gixxer twins became quite popular in the market because of the way they look combined with the affordable price tag. The fully faired version called Gixxer SF was recently launched with optional ABS. The system is a single-channel ABS that only works on the front wheel. It is also the only motorcycle in the 150cc segment to offer ABS in India.
Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
Price: Rs. 1.09 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The Pulsar 200 NS or the Naked Sports is liked by many young enthusiasts because of the raw power it offers. The bike is available with single channel ABS, which is optional. It works only on the front wheel, and the rear hydraulic dis brake does not get ABS.
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
Price: Rs. 1.26 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.
Price: Rs. 1.42 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Bajaj launched the Dominar last year in India to take on the Royal Enfield. The sports cruiser Dominar offers a lot of features in its segment. The Dominar offer dual-channel ABS, which means that the ABS works on both the wheels and will prevent locking up the front and the rear wheels. The ABS is an optional feature in the Dominar.
KTM 390 Duke
Price: Rs. 2.3 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
KTM thoroughly updated the 390 Duke earlier this year. The new Duke gets sharp styling design and unique features like full TFT screen console. The KTM 390 Duke is an enthusiast’s delight, and it is offered with dual channel ABS as standard. The ABS can be switched off when not needed by the rider, a feature that is liked by many enthusiasts.
KTM RC 390
Price: Rs. 2.34 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The RC 390 is a road/track fully faired bike that looks quite intimidating. The RC 390 did not get an update when the new Duke was launched except the cleaner BS IV engine. The RC 390 also offers the switchable dual channel ABS similar to that on the 390 Duke.
Suzuki Intruder 150
Suzuki launched the scaled down version of the Intruder M1800 in the form of Intruder in the market. The motorcycle uses the same platform and engine as the Gixxer. The Intruder also gets single-channel ABS just like the Gixxer SF. Both the wheels have disc brake but only the front wheel gets ABS.