Top 10 Best Bikes Under 2Lakhs in India (2019) – Reviews & Comparison

Majority of the hardcore bikers are not reluctant to splurge on purchasing a two-wheeler especially in a country like India.

 There are multiple options for them to choose from like Bajaj, Royal Enfield to Yamaha etc.

Today we shall be focusing on some of the top 10 best bikes priced under 2 lacs available in the Indian market.

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We Highly recommend you to read the Motorbike Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest motorbike technologies and  tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs 🙂

Top 10 Best Bikes Under 2Lakhs in India

Although my favorite among all is Bajaj Dominar 400 but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.

Bajaj Dominar 400 claims to be the first bike to be delivered across the nation equipped with an LED headlamp.

This model is powered by a 373cc liquid cooled single cylinder fuel injected engine. Dominar 400 features a stretched wheelbase, dual digital console and sculpted fuel tank.

It is mated to a six speed gearbox along with a slipper clutch. It operates smoothly on a 17-inch alloy wheel with a telescopic front forks and rear mono shock.

It also consist of a dual channel ABS, a single 320mm disc up front and 230mm disc at the rear end.

Dominar 400 competes well against a hordes of motor cycles such as Thunderbird 350X, Yamaha FZ25 and UM Renegade Commando.

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Features:

  • Sculpted fuel tank
  • Stretched wheelbase
  • Dual digital consoles
  • Six speed gearbox
  • Slipper clutch
  • Reliable bike
  • Better color combinations
  • Ample accessories for dominar available
  • Great riding experience
  • Poor quality
  • Brakes not satisfactory
  • Issues with dual channel abs
  • Body quality is bad
  • Problems with external sounds

The estimated sales number of Royal Enfield Classic 350 is impressive when compared to 150cc motorcycles. It is powered by a 346cc engine.

Enfield Classic 350 features mirrors, clocks and a round head lamp. This model consists of dual tone paint options along with pinstriped tanks.

It is available in green, red and blue colors. Enfield Classic 350 is mated to a five speed gear box and rides comfortably on a 19-inch front.

It also includes dual spring rear suspension and a telescopic front fork.

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Features:

  • (Retro)Old fashioned appearance
  • Round headlamp
  • Mirrors and clocks
  • Available in red, green and blue colors
  • Telescopic front forks
  • Dual spring rear suspension
  • Comfortable seating
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Powerful engine
  • Amazing riding experience
  • Too much weight
  • Not budget friendly
  • Absence of sixth gear
  • Heavy vibrations

KTM 250 Duke is a trendy bike which is best suited for Indian roads. It is powered by a 248.8cc single cylinder motor with a torque of 7500rpm.

250 Duke was previously offered for sale in some of the overseas markets and it is currently being introduced in the country to fill the gap in between 200 and 390 ranges.

The full LED head lamp has been completely replaced with a halogen bulb and a combined LED DRL's.

The motor is purely based on the 373 cc unit and pairs well with a six speed transmission.

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Features:

  • Available in orange, black and white colors
  • LED running lamp
  • New headlamp
  • Huge fuel tank
  • Sporty bike
  • Stunning appearance
  • Seamless shifting of gears in heavy traffic conditions
  • Huge fuel tank---13.5 liters
  • Heavy weight
  • Absence of ABS
  • Not budget friendly
  • Lack of Metzeler tires

Yamaha FZ25 has recorded a sale of whopping 12,000 units within a span of four months. It is an excellent bike which has stunning appearance with optimum performance.

This model is powered by a 259cc fuel injected machine. It is a premium bike that falls under the 250 cc segment.

The entire architecture of Yamaha FZ25 is quite similar to that of the FZ series; however it has a massive engine along with additional features.

Since the exhaust is short and stocky, it gives a premium finish to the bike. The engine, alloy wheels and side panels are finished in black color.

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Features:

  • Five speed gearbox
  • Torque--6000rpm
  • Available in Knight black, Ballistic blue and Warrior white colors
  • Good handling
  • Better performance
  • Ideal for quick commute
  • Minimum maintenance
  • Poor quality
  • Absence of liquid cooling
  • Lack of sixth gear

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is a sporty bike which has a striking finished appearance. It has a simple design which surprises the discerning customers. This model is powered by a 200c engine.

One of the setbacks with respect to Pulsar RS200 is that it does not have an aggressive riding stance when compared to the earlier versions.

Since the riding position is placed in an upright position, it is best suited for short tours. The maximum torque delivered by Pulsar RS200 is about 8000rpm.

The design of exhaust is quite remarkable and compliment with the entire motor cycle architecture.

It is currently available in two dual tone paint schemes namely--grey/black, white/blue.

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Features:

  • Clip-on handlebars
  • Torque---8000rpm
  • Projector lamp
  • Masculine look
  • Two dual tone paint schemes-- grey/black and blue/white
  • Best suited for mild touring
  • Great mileage
  • Excellent performance
  • Matte finish
  • Absence of riding stance
  • Not budget friendly
  • Lack of hand and leg guards
  • Poor seating
  • Frequent maintenance required

The previous model, which was launched in the year 2017, did not have mechanical updates.

However, the current one is BS4 compliant and minor changes has been included in its look like white/orange paint scheme and orange wheels.

One of the few setbacks with respect to KTM RC 200 is the absence of ABS. RC 200 is powered by a 199cc liquid cooled and fuel injected single cylinder motor.

The estimated torque is about 8000rpm. It is mated to a six speed gearbox.

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Features:

  • Torque--19,2NM
  • Fuel tank capacity--9.5 litres
  • Six gears
  • Better engine performance
  • Light weight
  • Quicker and efficient
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Elegant design
  • Poor seating
  • Bad mileage
  • Limited tank storage capacity

Honda CBR250R claims to be one of the affordable 250cc motorcycles ever launched in India. A 249cc single cylinder liquid cooled fuel injected engine powers this model.

It is mated to a six-speed gearbox. It has the capacity to generate 26.3 powers with a torque of 7000rpm. The braking is managed by a 296mm front along with a 220mm rear disc brake.

Honda CBR250R is mated to a six-speed transmission that helps the bike to attain maximum speed of 135kmph.

The bike also features a telescopic fork up front along with a pro link mono shock at the rear.

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Features:

  • Six speed gearbox
  • Front telescopic suspension
  • 5-step adjustable mono shock absorber
  • Available in two variants--non ABS and ABS
  • Ideal for daily commutes
  • Smooth riding
  • Excellent handling
  • Does not have a crackling performance

A 200cc engine with a torque of 8000rpm powers Bajaj Pulsar RS200. It is currently available in two dual tone paint schemes--grey/black and black/white.

This model is marketed as one of the fastest and efficient bikes in the Pulsar segment. It was exclusively designed to be a standard sports bike that features clip-on handlebars.

Pulsar RS200 is a full-fledged motorbike that does not have an aggressive riding stance. This model is best suited for short tours with its riding in an upright position.

Maximum speed delivered by this bike is about 140.8kmph.

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Features:

  • Clip-on handlebar
  • Upright riding position
  • ABS and non-ABS variant
  • Masculine appearance
  • Compact motorbike
  • Aggressive riding stance
  • Best suited for mild touring
  • Poor design
  • Absence of aggressive riding stance

Mahindra Mojo is a sporty bike, which has two variants. It is primarily aimed towards customers who prefer a touring machine.

A 295cc single-cylinder liquid cooled engine powers it.The Pirelli tyres offer excellent grip as well as handling.

This model is primarily aimed at people who prefer a touring machine instead of conventional modes like cruisers and adventure ride.

The estimated torque is about 30NM and it is mated to a six-speed power transmission unit.

Mahindra Mojo guarantees optimum braking performance due to the presence of 320 mm front along with 240mm rear disc brakes.

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Features:

  • Upside down front forks
  • Dual muffler exhaust system
  • Excellent grip and handling
  • Excellent grip and handling
  • Outstanding performance
  • Ideal for daily commute
  • Amazing service experience
  • Not available

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is powered by a 499cc single-cylinder air cooled fuel injected engine. The estimated torque generated by this mode is about 41.3NM.

It is well equipped with a 41mm telescopic fork, 280mm disc brake. However, its rear has a five step adjustable gas charged units along with a disc brake.

The thunderbird 500 features a full instrument panel, digital trip meter and multiple sensors such as low oil and side stand. It is currently available in four different colors.

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Features:

  • Raised handlebar
  • 20 litre fuel tank
  • Trademark cruiser styling
  • Trademark cruiser styling
  • Trademark cruiser styling
  • Not light-weight
  • Expensive service and maintenance cost
  • Poor purchasing experience

Buyer's Guide - How to Purchase Motorbikes

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Some of the top reliable and efficient bikes to purchase below 2 lakh are mentioned below. Reliable and efficient motor cycle is purely based on the model you pick. Today we shall discuss about three different bikes that fall under 3 categories.

Cruisers

Cruisers ensure optimum comfort and are best suited for longer rides even though it is less responsive especially in the handling department.

Mahindra Mojo

Mahindra Mojo is an underrated bike which has excellent power, stunning features, excellent appearance with ABS as an additional option.

Sports (Racing)

Race bikes are very easy to handle, light-weight, highly responsive and boost the confidence level. However, it is not recommended for long rides and the comfort level is low.

KTM RC 200

KTM RC 200 is indisputably an excellent bike in terms of handling, quality and refinement.

Naked

Naked bike strikes a huge balance between cruising and sports.

KTM Duke 250

It is an excellent choice which is worth the price. This bike features a slipper clutch, 30 bhp motor and a light-weight vehicle.

Bajaj Dominar 400

Bajaj Dominar 400 is touted as a sports bike featuring a huge liquid cooled, fuelled engine, matte finish surface. The estimated torque engine is about 35nm. The model is available in several colors such as glacier blue, canyon red and rock matte black.

If you are scouting for a great mileage, then you should definitely go for Dominar 400. It does not disappoint you with respect to performance and mileage. The estimated torque is about 35NM. The Dual channel ABS protect the exterior of the bike.

One of the few setbacks with respect to Dominar 400 is the absence of USD fork and it is a heavy-weight bike as well. Apart from that, it does require a lot refills owing to a small fuel tank storage capacity.

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