In the past few years we’ve seen that the biking community and biking culture in India has grown as well as transformed. It isn’t a secret that many famous bike manufacturers have launched their flagship products in India. The good news is that the competition isn’t just in the higher segment but it can also be seen in the lower segment too. We thought to make a list of top 10 bikes in India under Rs 80000 which would help you guys to pick your next purchase.
1. TVS Apache RTR 160
TVS Apache RTR has been in the market for many years now and it has given its rivals a run for their money. A few years ago TVS launched an updated model of the RTR series. Even today Apache is selling in very good numbers. One of the plus points of the bike is the exhaust note, which is completely different from what you will find in any other single cylinder motorcycle. Also, it features DRLs which attracts many customers. The Apache RTR 160 is priced at Rs 70252 (ex showroom, Mumbai) and it is one of the best bikes under Rs 80000.
2. Suzuki Gixxer
Suzuki is back in the game with its Gixxer. It has got naked styling and looks awesome. Its exhaust not only looks unique but sounds good too. The Gixxer produces 14 BHP of max power and returns a fuel efficiency of 42kpl. The bike features a comfortable riding stance and is a good companion for long travels. Suzuki has done a very good job here and we are very impressed with the Gixxer. It is priced at Rs 76430 (ex showroom, Mumbai).
3. Yamaha FZ-S
Another good bike under Rs 80,000/- mark is the Yamaha FZ-S. This motorcycle started the naked styling on motorcycles in this segment and even today it looks stunning. Yamaha has done many revisions of the FZ-S to make it a fresh product with the passing time. There hasn’t been any mighty mechanical changes in the power figures except that the new FZ-S has been equipped with a fuel injector. You can own a Yamaha FZ-S by spending Rs 75893 (ex showroom, Mumbai)
4. Bajaj Pulsar AS 150
Bajaj Auto has brought tremendous development in the Indian two wheeler industry. After the launch of the Pulsar AS 150, the normal Pulsar 150 isn’t being looked upon by many customers. We think Bajaj might just replace the Pulsar 150 with the new AS 150. It is based on the platform of the Pulsar 200 NS. It features a projector headlamp, modern looks, better handling, better engine and a comfortable riding posture. It is a bike which can be ridden in city as well as on highway. Priced at Rs 79000 (ex showroom, Mumbai) the Pulsar AS 150 is a definitely a good choice for a bike under Rs 80000.
5. Hero Xtreme
Hero isn’t famous for producing beautiful looking products but they are certainly famous for providing reliable products. Hero Xtreme, priced at Rs 72492 (ex showroom, Mumbai) is a 150cc motorcycle which has 14 BHP of power. It offers a very good fuel efficiency. If you’re looking for a motorcycle which will offer you comfort, power and fuel efficiency, then the Hero Xtreme would prove to be a good decision. However, it isn’t the prettiest bike available and there are many rivals in this segment.
6. Bajaj CT 100
Now we’re coming from performance bikes to pure commuter motorcycles which are available under Rs 80000 and Bajaj CT 100 is one of them. The bike was re-launched in the Indian market earlier this year and it received an overwhelming response. It is still powered by the same 100cc engine but Bajaj has done certain tweaks to make it more refined and reliable. The CT 100 claims to give a mileage of 89 kpl. It carries a price tag of Rs 35034 (ex showroom, Mumbai).
7. Honda CB Shine
Honda isn’t behind in commuter segment of motorcycles. The CB Shine is a trust worthy product from the Japanese and has been sold in good numbers. It produces 10 BHP of max power and is comfortable to ride. Honda’s durable and rock solid engine is an advantage over its rivals. Priced at Rs 55559 (ex showroom, Mumbai), the Honda CB Shine is still a great deal for people who are looking for easy commuting in city and a less maintenance required motorcycle.
8. Hero Splendor iSmart
People at Hero used their brains to product the Splendor iSmart. This motorcycle is yet another one in the Splendor series but it is smarter than the rest of them. It features Hero’s i3S technology which automatically shuts off the engine when idling and ignites it back on when needed. The bike is a bit costly but it compensates that by providing a better fuel efficiency. It carries a price tag of Rs 50000 (ex showroom, Mumbai)
9. TVS Star City Plus
TVS Star City has been a popular motorcycle in the past and TVS keep on making tweaks and style changes to make the motorcycle be popular in present. The Star City Plus is the most pleasing to look at in its segment and it offers a good fuel efficiency thanks to its 109cc engine which produces 8.3 BHP of max power. It rides smoothly and offers good comfort to the rider. Priced at Rs 44382 (ex showroom, Mumbai) the Star City Plus is a trustable choice.
10. Bajaj Platina
This motorcycle has been in the industry for nearly a decade. It had been known for its ruggedness and unbelievable fuel efficiency. Well, it will cost you Rs 45271 (ex showroom, Mumbai) and wouldn’t be a bad choice if you’re looking for fuel economy and reliability. Bajaj has done a few improvements in the styling and the engine department of the Platina so that it could keep up with the new opponents. However, it continues to be powered by a 99cc engine which produces 8.2 BHP of max power.