We have to admit that the Indian auto market highly prices sensitive and hence we try to find out the best value and deals in almost everything we buy. The sports commuter segment in India is an all-time high demand and we have seen a number of new entrants in this segment lately. The reason why this segment of bikes sells out more than anything else is that they have the right ingredients to woo the Indian audience in just about adequate quantity. Since we are trying to find out the most bang for the buck in this article we will list down best bikes which under Rs 1 lakh. Also please note that the ‘Rs 1 Lakh’ can be a bit misnomer since some of the bikes may have their actual on-road price higher than Rs 1 lakh in some Indian states.
The Japanese automaker is known to make some of the most iconic motorcycles but the product which really made waves in the Indian market has to be the Gixxer/SF. The bike offered an interesting proposition which was nowhere to find in the segment. In terms of mechanicals, it comes with a 154.9cc, four-stroke, single cylinder engine making out 154.9cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, and 14Nm at 6,000rpm.
Price: Gixxer: Rs 81,550 (Rear disc), Rs 88,941 (ABS) / Gixxer SF: Rs 90,658 (Standard), Rs 98,076 (ABS), Rs 93,032 (SFFI), Rs 1,01,906 (SFFI ABS)
Yamaha FZ/FZS V3.0
The Yamaha FZ/FZS range is almost more than a decade old now. It was perhaps one of the bikes that revolutionized the Indian motorcycle scene since back in the days the market was largely dominated only by Bajaj Pulsars and TVS Apache bikes. The newer models are have been recently updated and come with slightly refreshed looks but still retains the original raw DNA in terms of visuals. But under the body panels, the engine remains unchanged which is a 149cc, air-cooled, two-valve, single-cylinder motor that makes 13.2hp of maximum power and 12.8Nm of peak torque.
Price: Rs 95,680 (FZ), Rs 97,680 (FZS)
Hero Xtreme 200R
Hero breathed life back into the Xtreme series with the recent launch of the Xtreme 200R motorcycle. If you look back, Hero Xtreme started life as CBZ almost 15-18 years back, which then took shape as CBZ Xtreme and now the new and the most powerful Xtreme bike till date, the Xtreme 200R. The new bike comes powered with a 199.6cc, air-cooled motor churning out 18.4hp of maximum power at 8,000rpm and 17.1Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The company claims a 0-60kph time of 4.6sec and a top speed of 114kph which is decent for a bike of its class.
Price: Rs 89,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Honda CB Hornet 160R
Honda is one of the most sought after brands when it comes to cars or bikes. The company introduced the CB Hornet 160R back in 2015, and slowly it picked up good sales and managed to get a lot of attention from the Indian buyers. Talking in terms of mechanicals, the bike comes with a 162.7cc, air-cooled engine that churns out 15.09hp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 14.5Nm at 6,500rpm.
Price: Rs 86,500 (STD), Rs 91,000 (CBS), Rs 92,000 (ABS STD), Rs 94,500 (ABS DLX)
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
The Hosur based automaker produces the highly famous Apache series of the motorcycle which ranges from 160cc to now 310cc. The new Apache RTR 160 4V really stands out in the crowd for being a very unique proposition. It is easily one of the sportiest offerings in its class and ticks all the right boxes when looks are taken into consideration. When talking of engine, it runs on a 160cc single cylinder engine which is present in EFI and carbureted avatar.
Price: Rs 83,145 (Drum), Rs 86,145 (Disc), Rs 92,145 (EFI), Rs 89,785 (ABS Drum), Rs 92,785 (ABS Disc), Rs 98,785 (EFI ABS)