There are a wide variety of bikes to choose from if you are a novice rider and want to get your hands on one. When confronted with so many options, a first-time buyer may become disoriented. This is why, in order to assist you in making an informed choice, we’ve narrowed the field to five bikes and a bonus bike. If you’re looking for a powerful, easy-to-ride, and cost-effective bike, the following list is for you.
The Gixxer SF is an excellent choice for first-time riders looking for a bike with a sporty posture. When it comes to the engine, it is powered by an air-cooled 155cc SOHC single-cylinder, with a five-speed transmission. It generates 13.5 horsepower and 14 nm of torque. The Gixxer SF 150 is said to get 45kmpl of fuel efficiency. It costs Rs. 1.62 lakhs to purchase (on-road, Mumbai).
The Apache RTR 160 4V is the most powerful 160cc motorcycle in its class. Many young people loves this streetfighter bike because of its sleek looks and sporty feel. RTR 160 4V has an oil-cooled engine with four strokes, four valves and a 5-speed gearbox. It has a horsepower rating of 17.5 and a torque rating of 15 pound-feet. You’ll get 45mpg on the highway. In Mumbai, the base model will set you back roughly Rs 1.30 lakhs (on the road).
An adventure bike, the Hero Xpulse 200, from the stable of Hero company. You won’t have any trouble controlling it, and it’s a blast to ride. This bike is capable of both highway cruising and off-roading. An oil-cooled four-stroke, four-valve, 19bhp and 17 nm of torque 199cc engine powers it. A five-speed transmission goes with this power plant. It gets 40 mpg despite only having a 200cc engine. The price of this motorcycle is Rs 1.56 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).
The Yamaha FZ-S is a strong streetfighter bike with a macho appearance. There’s an air-cooled, 4-stroke, 2-valve, SOHC engine with a displacement of 149cc coupled to a five-speed transmission. It’s not a fun bike to ride, but it is linear. The FZ-S has a 12 horsepower & 13 nm drivetrain. It gets a respectable 50mpg on the highway. The base model of the FZ-S motorcycle costs Rs 1.39 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).
As far as KTM bikes go, the Duke 125 is the most affordable option in India. Its older siblings influenced the design and structure of this one. Materials are not affected in any way. One-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-valve DOHC engine paired to a six-speed gearbox power the bike’s 124cc displacement This engine’s 14 horsepower and 12 lb-ft of torque are the most in its class. It gives around 40kmpl on highways. At a cost of Rs 1.98 lakhs, you may own a Duke (On-road, Mumbai).
The only electric bike in this price range is the Revolt RV400. A 3000W belt-driven motor with 170 Nm of torque is used to power it. A 72V, 3.4kWh battery powers the vehicle and provides a maximum range of 150 kilometres on a single charge. It takes 4.5 hours to charge from 0% to 100%. A speed limit of 85 kmph applies to this bike. The most expensive model has an on-road price of Rs. 1.16 lakhs (in Mumbai).