Domestic motorbike sales have skyrocketed in India in the last few decades with a surge in demand for commuter bikes, as numerous IT and commercial firms have come up in metropolitan cities. After Bajaj launched their Pulsar and KTM, there was a massive spike in demand for sports bikes, too, as they offered a great value for money.
There are great options for both commuter and sports bikes available currently.
At 110cc, the Bajaj CT 110 is one of the top-selling bikes. It is a steal at its price with three funky colour variants and a four-stroke and single-cylinder engine. The bike offers a mileage of over 100km per litre and a 10.5L tank and is one of the most fuel-efficient commuter bikes out there. Besides, it boasts excellent features, such as a telescopic fork suspension in the front and an SNS system for the back suspension.
The analog odometer and console give it a classic look. It is very durable and safe, with drum brakes, large crash guards, and bright headlights.
The KTM Duke 200 is one of the top-selling bikes in the 200cc segment. With an unheard-of compression ratio of 12:1, a horsepower of 25.5bhp, and a 6-speed gearbox, it packs raw power and borderlines on superbike level specs. With an ABS system, LED display, stylish orange and black sportbike chassis, disc brakes, slipper clutch, and a large fuel capacity, it is packed with modern features.
An elegant trellis frame, great mileage relative to its performance, and excellent safety features make it a perfect option for mid-range sports bikes.
The Bajaj is one of the top-selling bikes in India. It is available in three variants and seven colours, with a powerful BS6 engine that has a power of over 13bhp and torque over 13Nm. It also has excellent safety features, with an anti-lock braking system, front disc, and rear drum brakes.
This bike, in fact, is the highest-selling 150cc commuter bike in the country. The combination of muscular style, excellent fuel mileage, and value for money makes it an extremely popular motorcycle in the market. The split seat design and sporty decals for the single and twin-disc models give it a sports cum commuter bike look, which is highly popular in India.
The KTM Duke 250 is a trendy bike, borrowing a sophisticated design from the KTM 1290 Super Duke, one of the most powerful, fastest, and arguably coolest looking bikes on earth. It differentiates itself from its other Indian counterparts with a new spin on the colour scheme, wheel decals, and alloy wheel. Being a 250cc bike, it already is in the top draw of bikes owing to its performance.
It is powered by a single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine and produces about 30 BHP max power and 24 Nm of peak torque, with a top speed of 24Nm. This monster can achieve a top speed of 142km per hour.
The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is one of the top-selling bikes in India in the cruiser bike range. Fully up to date with BS6 complaint and fuel-injected engine, it has a power and torque of 19.03PS at 8400rpm and 17.5Nm at 7000rpm, with five-speed gear transmission. While the primary design language and proportions remain the same as before, Bajaj updated the Avenger Cruise 220 with some exclusive features for 21st-century bike enthusiasts.
The new design has a set of LED DRLs that surround the halogen-lit headlamp from both sides, new graphics on the chassis, and a large windshield, which is now offered as standard. The blue backlit all-digital instrument console is one of its most attractive features.
The list above mentions the top picks for popular bikes from the Indian market. Picking the right bike might be confusing due to the availability of a wide variety of bikes, such as sports, commuter, and cruise. We have selected the best of each class and segment, so take your pick!
In case you are falling short on finances and thinking about a two-wheeler loan to bring home your dream bike, use a two-wheeler EMI calculator on lenders' websites to determine how much it would cost every month.