The journey on road starts with a two wheeler, be it a cycle or a moped. But eventually we tend to upgrade and with each step prefer to purchase a better and latest technology auto. Once a beginner or regular user is all satisfied with his/her two wheeler, they get attracted to the latest launches and thus start planning and saving to get hold of a new bike. It’s not at all bad, we all grow, so do our autos also have to. So here are 7 best options under the bracket of Rs 2 lakh and for those who are looking for pure performance, practicality and increasing their ride tours.
Royal Enfield Himalayan
The Royal Enfield Himalayan isn’t what could be called stylish or may be good looking. But what it offers is built for performance and to give you the experience of the back of beyond. A bike that is conceived as an adventure touring or dual sport motorcycle can take you anywhere. The Himalayan considerably differs from the other motorcycles offered by Royal Enfield, most of which are incarnations of the Bullet that utilizes the same frame and engine. The monoshock rear suspension, long travel suspension and high ground clearance gives this piece tremendous freedom to take on any kind of terrain.
Price – Rs 1.55 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
Honda CBR 250R
A fully faired bike, the CBR 250R is a perfect choice for daily commute or even for touring. Since its launch the bike has proved out to be one of the most favorite touring bikes in India. The Honda CBR 250R falls under the category of one of the most affordable 250CC motorcycle on sale. With its friendly ergonomics and comfortable riding position, this Honda piece gives you a sporty touch even.
Price – Rs 1.6 Lakh
Bajaj Pulsar RS200
An affordable performance bike with a strong top end, this machine offers a level of performance that is highly appreciable. From high speed cruising to meeting the expectations of a rider, the Pulsar RS200 matches up to the needs of the customer who is in search of a bike under Rs 2 lakh. Though the design may be a drawback for many, but choosing a bike that meets the needs of a rider, this stays to be a good option in that case.
Price – Rs 1.2 Lakh
Royal Enfield Classic 350
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 happens to be the most popular and highest selling Royal Enfield motorcycle. Due to its classic retro looks, decent fuel economy and great ride quality, the bike turns out to be a popular choice. It is only because of some added chrome and design elements that differentiates it from the other 350cc Royal Enfield bikes. The RE Classic 350 isn’t exactly a performance bike, but considering it’s classic 60s styling, redesigned fenders, taillight section, optional upswept exhaust and a split seat with a sprung rider’s seat is what sets it apart.
Price – Rs 1.3 Lakh
Mojo’s looks may not be appealing to many, but Mahindra has tried to include different bikes in just one. That’s what Mahindra Mojo narrates, a sporty bike with decent touring ability. It does look unique due to the over the top front end and twin exhausts adding bulk to the bike. Having plenty of power for decent high speed cruising, Mojo’s motor doesn’t give up even close to the redline.
Price – Rs 1.7 Lakh
Great for city riding, the KTM RC200 as a beginner’s track machine offers a great package that is difficult to resist. It is a full faired supersport machine under this budget. One can easily shift through the gears while riding in traffic and settle into an easy and comfortable pace in top gear, due to it’s short ratio six speed transmission.
Price – Rs 1.68 Lakh
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
The list begins with Royal Enfield and ends with Royal Enfield. Because for us we want our readers to have that royal feeling. Well keeping that in mind, last but not the least if you are looking for a touring bike with some extra power from the engine than the 350cc engine, then the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is your appropriate choice. It is a trademark cruiser that is apt in styling and offers a comfortable seat, raised handlebar for long hours journey.
Price – Rs 1.80 Lakh
Now that the list comes to an end. You have the perfect ones listed for you. The market has latest technologies and each company opts to give the best in order to create a deep impression of their brand. Under the umbrella of bikes less than Rs 2 Lakh, these listed ones take the lead posts. Now, understanding their pros and cons, you need to choose what suits you the best.