ABS or anti-lock braking system is a life saver. It prevents motorcycles from skidding even under very hard, emergency braking situations and also allows the rider to steer the motorcycle even while braking hard. By April 2019, the Indian government has mandated that all two-wheelers in India with engine capacities of over 125cc will have to feature at least single channel ABS (which acts on the front brake) as standard. Some motorcycle makers have gone a step ahead and equipped their motorcycles with dual channel ABS (which acts on both brakes). Here are India’s 5 cheapest bikes with dual channel ABS.
TVS Apache RTR 180
The TVS Apache RTR 180 is the most affordable motorcycle in the list with dual channel ABS on offer. It is priced at Rs. 94,542 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The TVS Apache RTR 180 is powered by a 177.4cc, single cylinder, four stroke engine that produces 17.03 Bhp of peak power and 15.5 Nm of peak torque. It comes with a 5-speed gearbox and can touch a top speed of 124 Kmph.
TVS Apache RTR 200
Rs. 1.07 lakhs
TVS Apache RTR 200 was launched in February with a price tag of Rs 1,07,485 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Currently, TVS Apache RTR 200 is the best-selling 200cc motorcycle in the market. The bike is powered by a 199 cc single-cylinder engine making a peak power of 20.2 bhp at 8,500 rpm, and a peak torque of 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The Apache RTR 200 ABS can reach a maximum speed of 127 kmph.
Bajaj Dominar 400
Rs. 1.49 lakhs
The Dominar is the most expensive bike from Bajaj. The Dominar 400 was launched in December last year at the price of Rs 1.49 lakhs for the ABS model. Bajaj Dominar is powered by a 373cc, liquid-cooled engine which produces a peak power of 35 Bhp and 35 Nm of peak torque. Power is transmitted through a six-speed transmission with the additional help of a slipper clutch. The Dominar 400 is also the first Bajaj bike to offer dual channel ABS.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Signals Edition
Rs. 1.62 lakhs
The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 Signals Edition celebrates the bikemaker’s association with the Indian Army’s Corps of Signals. It’s the first Royal Enfield with dual channel ABS. The motorcycle is priced at Rs. 1,61,934 ex-showroom, Delhi. It is powered by a 350cc, four stroke engine that pumps out 19.8 Bhp of peak power and 28 Nm of peak torque. A 5 speed manual gearbox is standard. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 can reach a top speed of 120 Kmph.
Honda CBR 250R
Rs. 1.94 lakhs
The Honda CBR 250R is priced at Rs 1.94 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it is the most expensive bike in the list. Honda CBR 250R is powered by 249 cc single cylinder petrol engine producing 26 Bhp and 22 Nm of torque. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and the CBR 250R can touch a top speed of 140 Kmph.