Zigwheels have prepared a sorted list of leisure motorcycles in India which, keeping in mind the Indian roads and other factors, are the best picks for riders looking for an offering under Rs. 2 Lakhs. Over the past few years, young masses have adopted motorcycling as a crucial part of their lifestyle and set off for long trips quite often. And, as this liking went on increasing by the day, so did the determination for spending more bucks in the urge of getting a powerful and comfortable motorcycle.
Touring motorcycle are needed to be chosen wisely since riding for hundreds of kilometres could be a task for a bike. Let’s have a look at the top five leaders of this under Rs. 2 lakh priced motorcycles which are booming since their launch.
Bajaj Dominar 400:
Priced at Rs. 1.52 lakh (ABS version), the Bajaj Dominar entered the Indian market making its way through all the other bikes lying in this price bracket. With a plethora of features such as TFT display, ABS and all LED lights, it came as a complete package acting as a perfect cruiser and street bike. The engine has been taken straight from the KTM Duke 390, which, as well, is sold by Bajaj in India. However, the motor has been retuned in a calm way to deliver lesser and unaggressive performance. The 373.3cc, triple-spark, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine produces 35PS of power at 8,000 RPM and 35 Nm of torque at 6,500 RPM, which is optimum for cruising on Indian roads.
This India-grown manufacturer, Mahindra, had never put its feet into the performance bike segment until it launched Mojo. The Mahindra Mojo, with its unconventional design sporting giant skull and tiny tail, made a lot of heads turn. Priced at Rs. 1.73 lakhs, it could be an idle tourer with its decent power delivery and top class cycle parts.
The 295cc DOHC, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, single cylinder engine puts out 27.1 PS at 8,000 RPM and 30 Nm f torque at 5,500 RPM. As for other hardware, the Mahindra Mojo gets inverted front forks, gas charged rear mono shock, 320 mm petal front disc and, the premium Pirelli Diablo Rosso II Corsa tyres. All completely justifying its price tag and making a top priority for mile munching wanderers.
Royal Enfield Himalayan:
The iconic classic motorcycle manufacturer, when jumped into this adventure cruising segment, many thought that it might fail. But, how could such a successful bikemaker showed disappointing results? This came evident when RE launched the Himalayan. A bike with all the qualities of getting down on daunting terrains as well as plying for hours on the highway. With the traditional thump of the Royal Enfield bikes, it has the refinement which results in unintimidating character for smooth cruising.
Underneath, the Himalayan comes with a 411cc, single cylinder, fuel injected DOHC engine which produces 24.8 PS of power at 6500 RPM and 32 Nm of torque at 4250 RPM. The semi-digital instrument cluster displays a host of information for convenience along with a digital compass to justify its purpose. The 200 mm front and 180 mm rear suspension travel and high ground clearance are enough to tackle the bumps and rocks off the road.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500:
If we are talking about cruising, how could RE just have one offering? Apart from the robust Himalayan, Thunderbird 500 is yet another despotic cruising machine to take on long hauls without hesitation. Along with 20-litre cruising-suited fuel tank, it does not lacks on modernity in the case of features. The semi-digital instrument cluster shows plenty of information. Starting from analogue speedo and tacho to digitally integrated two trip meters, fuel level indicator, odometer, time, low battery indicator and service indicator, it has for you all that you would require while on long distance rides.
As for the engine, it comes with 499cc fuel-injected unit which is capable of 29.5 PS of power at 5,250 RPM and 41.3 Nm of whopping torque at 4,000 RPM. With long gear shift ratios, the 5-speed transmission feels hassle-free to deal with. Lack of ABS and high maintenance cost are some of the pain points with the Thunderbird 500. People who seek a motorcycle with high power rush would not choose this one which is suitable for highways to cruise at speeds between 60 to 90 kmph.
Yamaha FZ 25:
A quarter-litre engine, sharp looks, mildly powerful and easy on the budget, if that’s your taste in motorcycles, then FZ 25 should be standing in your garage. Built on the ethos of entry-level FZ series, the FZ 25 comes with a 250cc engine which may not be a rocketing stuff but will do justice on highways by keeping the rider satisfied. The 20 PS of power at 8000 RPM and 20 Nm of torque 6000 RPM will pull you with ease.
Other modern day features have been beautifully adorned on it which includes all-LED headlamps and taillamps and fully digital instrument cluster showing plenty of information. Despite having the lowest power in this segment, the 148 kgs of kerb weight plays an advantageous role in acquiring an acceptable power to weight ratio. Clinched below the tank is a 249cc, counterbalanced, air and oil cooled engine. For the price of Rs. 1.2 lakhs, what better bike can you get?
Source – Zigwheels.com