1. KTM 250 Duke
If you are a fan of this bike you must be wondering where the Duke is. As we said at the top, the list is purely random and not a tier list depending upon the number the bike is positioned at. So we wanted to save KTM 250 Duke for last. The 250 cc engine fills the gap between the lower 200 Duke and the more powerful 390 Duke. The 248 cc engine outputs 29.6bhp and 24Nm torque and is liquid-cooled. It’s a high performing bike and is ideal for street use.
The KTM 250 Duke is priced at 1.97 Lakhs INR.
2. Yamaha YZF R15
The bike that almost all of us have seen some point in our lives, the 12-year old bike is still going strong. A racetrack worthy bike it comes with a 155cc engine with 19.3bhp and 14.1Nm torque. The BS6 variant has already been launched and ready to be grabbed. Even though its 155cc the performance is nothing to scoff at. It can be used for both daily commute and a bike to sharpen your skills on.
The Yamaha YZF R15 is priced at 1.45 Lakhs INR
3. Bajaj Dominar 400
Bajaj’s flagship model the Dominar 400 is the companies first ever 400cc bike. The bike comes with a 373.3cc single-cylinder engine. This engine is liquid-cooled and comes with fuel injection technology. It peaks outputs 39.4bhp at 8650RPM and 35Nm Torque at 7000RPM and is paired with a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch system. The bike is also BS6 compliant and was released earlier this month. In terms of looks, the bike doesn’t leave any quarter. It looks stylish, modern and certainly has the engine to be considered a powerhouse in this budget.
The BS6 Bajaj Dominar is priced at 1.91 lakhs INR.
4. Royal Enfield Himalayan
Another Royal Enfield on the list, the Himalayan is the futuristic bike, unlike the old school classic. It’s a good bike for off-roading and is strong enough to take new paths and any challenge they might provide. The engine is a 411cc single-cylinder with an output of 24.5bhp and 32Nm torque. The bike also features dual-channel switchable ABS which allows ABS on the rear tires to be turned off.
The Royal Enfield is priced around 1.93 Lakhs
Another classic looking bike with the performance of the modern engines, Jawa is a good pick for old school lovers. The engine is a 293cc single-cylinder with 28bhp and 27Nm to show for which is liquid-cooled and fuel-injected.IT has multiple options available under the 2Lakhs price tag.
Starting at 1.55 Lakhs for single-channel ABS while the dual-channel costs 1.64 Lakhs.
6. YZF R15 V3
The Yamaha R15 features sleek twin LED headlights and LED tail-light. It gets a full digital dash with a plethora of information on offer like two trip meters, average fuel efficiency indicator, gear position indicator and a bar-type tachometer. Dual-channel ABS comes as standard. The R15 v3 also gets Variable Valve Actuation, which is Yamaha lingo for variable valve timing. Thanks to the presence of this tech, the R15 is able to eke out maximum top end performance without sacrificing on low-end grunt. This tech is usually found on big capacity motorcycles, so kudos to Yamaha for kitting the small R15 with this feature.
Rs. 1.52 Lakh Ex-showroom Price
7. Yamaha MT 15
MT-15 BS6 has been slightly redesigned. You get the same full-digital dash that you find on the Yamaha R15 v3 BS6 but with a negative display. Sadly, it still gets single-channel ABS as standard; no signs of a dual-channel variant in the offing. Much like the R15 v3, the MT-15 BS6 also gets Variable Valve Actuation. The tech allows the 155cc engine to generate peak engine performance at higher revs without having to compensate for lack of low- to mid-range grunt.
Rs. 1.40 Lakh Ex-showroom Price