Top 5 Bikes in India Under INR 2 Lakh

Top 5 Bikes in India Under Rs 2 Lakh

Top 5 Bikes in India Under Rs 2 Lakh

Looking for a motorcycle under INR 2 lakh? The market is flooded with options and the choices can be confusing. So here is our list of the top 5 for you to choose from.

Mahindra Mojo

Category – Sports
Ex-showroom Price – INR 1.6 lakh (New Delhi)

Starting – Self start

Displacement – 295 cc

Fuel tank capacity – 21 litre

Kerb weight – 165 kilograms dry weight

Engine type – Liquid Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine, 1 Cylinder, DOHC

Power – 27 bhp

Torque – 30 Nm

Gearbox – 6-Speed

Dimensions – 2100 x 800 x 1165.5 (mm)

Colour Options – Glacier White, Volcano Red, and Charcoal Black

Bike lovers had to wait long for the Mahindra Mojo, which took around five years from concept to production. Launched in 2015, this sturdy tourer is both stylish and has impressive specs. The Mojo comes equipped with a single cylinder 295cc engine with 27 bhp power and 30 Nm of torque. This is more than powerful for a city bike and makes it a steady companion for long tours too. The Mojo delivers its best when kept between 4,500 rpm and 6,500 rpm and in this rev, the torque is at its peak. The Mojo is undeniably a comfortable ride. While the design of its twin round headlamps has not gone down well with many, the rest of the bike has an undeniably tough and hardy appeal.

RE Himalayan

Category – Off Road


Ex-showroom Price – INR 1.56 lakh (New Delhi)

Starting – Electric

Displacement – 411 cc

Fuel tank capacity – 15 litre

Kerb weight –  182 kilograms wet weight

Engine type – Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, 1 Cylinder, SOHC

Power – 24.5 bhp

Torque – 32 Nm

Gearbox – 5-Speed

Dimensions – 2190 x 840 x 1360 (mm)

Colour Options – Granite and Snow

The launch of the RE Himalayan was a long awaited one. This is the first adventure tourer manufactured by Royal Enfield for Indian roads. It is the perfect companion for adventure bikers. The strong, muscular design and rather large storage space offer a distinct appeal. The Himalayan is at its best between 4,500 rpm (when it offers a maximum torque of 32 Nm) and 6,500 rpm (when it offers a peak power output of 24.5bhp). The telescopic forks up front and the rear monoshock absorbers make for great suspension. The Himalayan is also the first RE motorcycle to feature monoshock suspension. The one feature that has been universally appreciated is the bike’s split cradle chassis. Built Harris Performance (owned by RE), the Himalayan’s chassis is the best the manufacturer has come up with.


Honda CBR 250 R

Category – Light Weight Super Sports
Ex-showroom Price – INR 1.6 lakh to 1.9 lakh (New Delhi)

Starting – Self start

Displacement – 249.6 cc

Fuel tank capacity – 13 litre

Kerb weight –  163 kilograms

Engine type – Air cooled, 4 stroke, SI engine, 4 Valve, DOHC

Power – 26.15 bhp

Torque – 22.9 Nm

Gearbox – 6-Speed

Dimensions – 2032 x 720 x 1127 (mm)

Colour Options – Black, Sports Red, and Pearl

The next contender in the under INR 2 lakhs category is the Honda CBR 250 R. Do not be fooled by its sleek city-boy looks. The CBR 250 R is a very versatile companion doing well both in the city traffic and on long rides. The one feature that sets a CBR 250 apart from other sports bikes is its wide and comfortable seating that make the sport riding posture sustainable for long periods of time. Despite a 145 mm ground clearance, the CBR 250 R does not scrape on high speed breakers or rocks. The firm suspensions and powerful engine make for great off-roading too. The CBR 250 R comes in 4 variants – STD Pearl Sunbeam White, STD, ABS, and Repsol.


KTM Duke 200

Category – Sports
Ex-showroom Price – INR 1.43 lakh (New Delhi)

Starting – Self start

Displacement – 199.5 cc

Fuel tank capacity – 11 litre

Kerb weight –  128 kilograms

Engine type – Liquid cooled, 4 stroke, Single Cylinder

Power – 24.6 bhp

Torque – 19.2 Nm

Gearbox – 6-Speed

Dimensions – 2002 x 873 x 1274 (mm)

Colour Options – Orange, Black, and White

Even as Bajaj acquired a major stake in the Australian motorcycle manufacturer KTM, it became clear that the brand would soon find its way to Indian roads. The KTM Duke 200 is a naked bike with an impressive Ducati style trellis frame, and a sturdy outlook – very different from other motorcycles in the market. The wide tyres (especially rear tyre), alloy wheels, and great suspension make it a comfortable mount and a great companion. The KTM Duke 200 is powered with a 199.5 cc engine that exhibits a peak power of 24.6 bhp at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 19.2 Nm at 8000 rpm. The Duke 200 a great option for someone who needs a sturdy commuter bike through the weekdays and prefers a long ride companion over weekends.


KTM RC 200

Category – Sports


Ex-showroom Price – INR 1.69 lakh (New Delhi)

Starting – Electric start

Displacement – 199 cc

Fuel tank capacity – 9.5 litre

Kerb weight –  137.5 kilograms

Engine type – Liquid cooled, 4 stroke, Single Cylinder

Power – 25 bhp

Torque – 19 Nm

Gearbox – 6-Speed

Colour Options – Black

Coming about 2 years after the Duke 200, the RC 200 has been positioned as the perfect bike for the young biker, the favourite of the college going lot. The changes in the RC 200 include a complete overhaul of the suspension mechanism and in the steering system (in comparison with the Duke) makes it a great city bike. The looks of this Race Competition (RC) motorcycle elicits extreme reactions. The dual projector headlight, the plastic bodywork, and the clip on handle bars give it an alien look. Looks are deceptive, though. The KTM RC 200 offers great value for money and excels in terms of the performance vis-a-vis others in the category.

If none of the above bikes catch your fancy, you’re most likely a Pulsar guy. Fret not, for the Bajaj Pulsar VS 400 is slated for release this year. It is likely to cost less than the KTM Duke 390 and bear a sub 2 lakh price tag. This power cruiser from Bajaj is likely to come with a  fuel injected 375 cc engine (single cylinder,  4-valve, liquid cooled, triple spark) and a 6-speed gearbox.

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