Top 10 Bikes in India in 2014: The Bike Buying Guide
Biking has always been in the veins of Indians who loves to ride on the highways with their spouse to the adventure experience. The car market is not as big as the other countries, so the people choose the bikes as their mode of transport as well.
These days the market is full of options to land the buyers into a dilemmatic phase over the selection of the bike. But, some of the options are unbeaten if we talk about the mileage, look or power.
Here below is a guide to give you an idea if you’re looking to buy a bike for yourself and I’m sure that you’ll be pretty happy to see the list.
The Discover is a bike which can be called as the combination of sporty look and healthy mileage. The Discover is majorly chosen by the young people of India or the service class which want their bike to deliver a good KMPL number, but want to make some style statement too.
The Discover is available in two versions of a 125cc engine which has got the price around INR 50,000 ex-showroom. The Discover is a good choice with better mileage, looks, ride quality and ergonomics.
The Pulsar started the trend of sports bikes in India and still dominating the market with its out of the class features and looks. The Pulsar took Bajaj far too ahead in the race of all two wheelers and still holding its numero uno position.
The Pulsar is available in the many versions for their all classes of customers, that is, 135cc, 150cc, 180cc, 200NS and 220F. The pulsar is bound to deliver you the best power in the market and its DTSI technology is for making sure that you get decent mileage as well.
The price range of Bajaj Pulsar is between INR 60,000 to 90,000.
Hero Moto Corp Karizma
The Karizma is a well known product from the Hero group which is known as the best competitor of the Bajaj Pulsar. I personally found the looks and comfort on the Karizma better than Pulsar, though your choice could differ.
Karizma is available in two versions named as Karizma R and Karizma ZMR which have the e-showroom price of INR 86,000 and INR 1.07 Lakh. The style, performance and power of Karizma id not less than that of Pulsar so, if you’re still a Hero fan then you can easily go for this.
Hero Splendor NXG
The Hero ruled the market with its mileage efficient bike Splendor and it is still the choice of all those people who want their bike to deliver a good and a healthy mileage under all circumstances.
Although the Splendor has come down in terms of body quality and durability, but still has the edge over all other mileage efficient bike available in India. The price of latest Splendor NXG is around INR 46,000 with company mileage of 65 KMPL.
Royal Enfield Classic 350
The heavy sound with monster body and sculpture, the Classic is the choice of those who want a bike for the symbol of power. The Classic with 350cc engine produces extremely powerful performance and sound which sends thunders in air while riding.
The vintage look of the bike has thousands of admirers and is now becoming first choice of the youth. The mileage part is not very strong to talk about, but still you can try it out for once at least. The price tag of Royal Enfield Classic 350cc is around INR 1.30 Lakh.
After the city dominating scooter Activa, the Japanese giant Honda is ruling the market with its mid-range bike Shine. The Shine has got everything which a normal middle class man needs to fulfill its daily stuff.
The Shine has got decent mileage, engine and performance. Though, the style factor is on the back side. The ex-showroom price of the Honda Shine is between INR 48,000 to 56,000.
The Yamaha Fazer is the best competitor of the 180cc regime bikes which has A to Z things like looking, style factor, minimum maintenance, performance, acceleration and others.
The Yamaha has got the name in the market with the name of this bike which has a decent number of buyers and lovers. The ex-showroom price of Yamaha Fazer is around INR 80,000.
Hero CBZ Xtreme
The first sports bike in India has got the makeover over the years and still going higher as the choice of people with all the ingredients to make it a successful domestic bike.
With more power and better looks than Splendor, it’s giving the stiff competition to the like of Honda Shine, Yamaha FZ and Bajaj Pulsar. The CBZ Xtreme has the best look in its niche and is one of the best-selling bikes in India with the price range of around INR 70,000.
The Austrian company landed in India with a bang with its famous sports bike which is not only adorable but affordable too. The KTM Duke is a product with sheer power and performance with the best design and looks in the market.
The Indian sports bikes like Pulsar and Karizma are facing a threat with the overwhelming response of this bike. The Duke comes in 200cc and 390cc version with the ex-showroom price of around 1.3 and 1.7 Lakh respectively.
The entry level bike form the Bajaj is only for those who want only mileage with almost no power and looks. The Platina has only one plus point which has made it the biggest competitor of all the mileage bikes in the India which is its mouth watering mileage of 72 KMPL.
The price range of the Platina is also quite low which is around INR 41,000 to make the buyers think over it once before purchasing any other bike.
It’s obvious to say that the Indian bike market is full of options for all the buyers like power lovers, mileage lovers, design and look lovers, acceleration freaks and others.
The above the some best option according to my best knowledge and if you guys have any suggestion or thoughts, then you’re most welcome to be the part of discussion in the comment section below.