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Best Bikes for Indian Roads - Price, Mileage & Specs

With the holidays just coming around the corner, it is now that time of the year again.The time when you grab your close friends, hit the highway and go on a long drive across the country. Maybe now after saving a fair amount of your hard-earned salary, it is finally time to go on your next cross country ride on your brand new two-wheeler.

Indian roads are a different cup of tea; sometimes they can be a pleasure to ride on with scenic views on either side. You might just get lost in the beauty of the drive when out of nowhere, a pothole shows itself on the road!

This is why the next two-wheeler you buy should be specially designed for our country’s unique conditions.

Listed below is our list of the five best bikes for Indian roads.

1. KTM Duke 200

KTM Duke 200

A 200 cc bike can offer its rider the perfect balance between speed, power and stature. The Duke 200 is a finely tuned instrument with all the bells and whistles of a modern cruiser bike.

The Duke 200 has had such success in India that its 24.6 bhp engine is ubiquitous on our Indian roads. An additional advantage of this bike is that it comes mated with a 6-speed gearbox. You can purchase this bike using a bike loan from Bajaj Auto Finance. It has a ex-showroom price of Rs 1.81* Lakhs (Mumbai).

2. Bajaj CT 100

Bajaj CT 100

Ever since its release in 2006, this line of Bajaj bikes has become a household name. Apart from being stylish and economical, the CT 100 is also one of the best fuel-efficient bikes. This makes it perfect not only for long drives on the highway but also for your daily commute to work!

Its 102 cc engine can produce an impressive output of 8 bhp and 8.6 Nm torque. You can be the proud owner of the CT 100 at an ex-showroom price of Rs 47,315* (Mumbai).

3. Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220

Avenger Cruise 220

The Cruize 220 is one of the most dependable bikes to use on our Indian roads. It is a trendy bike among young riders. Packed with an adequate 220 cc oil-cooled engine it can generate 19.03PS at 8400rpm with 17.5Nm of peak torque produced at 7000rpm.

The bike has a telescopic forks suspension system at the front and twin shocks at the rear. The 13-litre fuel tank gives it a good range for highway cruising.The is one of the best cruisers in India; this is because despite having a classic, rustic look, the Cruizers comes packed with the best Bajaj has to offer.

4. Bajaj Pulsar 220 F

Bajaj Pulsar 220F

This is another famous Bajaj bike and one of the best bikes for Indian roads. This is because its long wheelbase and big tyres offer enhanced stability during long rides. The Pulsar 220F is powered by a 220cc fuel-injected engine which generates 20.4PS of power and 18.55Nm of torque.

It uses a 5-speed gearbox and a telescopic fork for the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. With the help of the bike's long-travel suspension, it is easier to tackle potholes and speed breakers without hassle.

5. Bajaj Pulsar 150

Bajaj Pulsar 150 dtsi

The Pulsar is easily the highest selling 150cc bike in India. The bike comes with a digital twin spark ignition system and is air-cooled. It also has a carburettor-based fuel delivery system.

This bike has a high mileage of 65 kmpl. It is an attractive buy for any customer since the muscular and compact design is attractive but also efficient. You can be a proud owner of a brand new Bajaj Pulsar for just Rs 96,691* (Mumbai ex-showroom).

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