Two Wheelers are an honest godsend for a country like India where the roads are constantly jam-packed and meandering through the traffic is a skill. No wonder then that the two-wheeler category, comprising of scooters, motorcycles and mopeds is the most popular vehicle category sold in India, standing at a whopping sales figure of 20 million in 2017-18 for domestic customers, and has seen a consistent rise over the years.
Moving from a Scooter to a Bike? 5 options to consider
They are the perfect vehicle to navigate the clogged and crowded streets, or else you are stuck in traffic for hours at end, especially in cities like Bengaluru, Gurugram etc. Within the two-wheeler category, scooters are seen as the more functional vehicles, the ones you would begin driving with, but with time as the road fear dissipates, you might want to get on a motorcycle. For similar maneuverability and quick acceleration that scooters provide, bikes bring more to the table with their superior aesthetics and muscular frame. Even if you were craving an adrenaline rush, you would go for a bike.
Now that you have made up your mind to shift to bikes, here is a list of 5 models that you can consider to choose your first bike from.
- Bajaj Pulsar 150
- Yamaha YZF R15 V3
- TVS Apache RTR 160
- Royal Enfield Classic 350
- Hero Splendor Plus
Bajaj Pulsar 150
Pulsar started out as a brand almost 17 years ago and has been producing popular models ever since. The latest Pulsar 150 carries an updated 149cc engine, producing 14 HP at 8000 rpm and 13.4 Nm at 6000 rpm. It claims a speed reaching 115 kph and weighs 144 kgs, rendering an excellent mileage of 45-50 km per litre. It also carries new decals and new colours that will catch your fancy. The ex-showroom price ranges from Rs 67,072 to Rs 90,733.
Yamaha YZF R15 V3
The Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 is powered by a 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology. It is updated with a dual-channel ABS, features LED headlamps and tail light, a 6-speed gearbox with assist and slipper clutch and an information-laden digital instrument cluster. This bike costs Rs 1.39 lakh ex-showroom.
TVS Apache RTR 160
This model uses the 159.7cc air-cooled motor from the normal variant. Like the Yamaha bike, this one too has a very sporty personality. It comes with single-channel ABS and its exteriors are elegant. It is offered in three different versions priced at Rs.81,490 for the base carb front disk brake version, around Rs. 85,000 for the carb double disc variant and around Rs.89,000 rear disc brake variant.
Royal Enfield Classic 350
The Royal Enfield brand also comes loaded with a long history. The bike from the brand you should consider is the Royal Enfield Classic 350 that comes with official accessories like alloy wheels, knuckle guards, luggage racks and a headlight guard. It comes with dual-channel ABS and is priced at around Rs 1.5 lakh, making it a premium one in our list. Powered by a 346cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine and featuring a 5-speed gearbox, it weighs an enormous 192 kgs. An especially comfortable feature is the upright riding position and a spring-loaded single seat. It plays out well on its exterior too – it emanates a retro vibe and is available in colours like a lagoon, ash, silver, classic black, classic chestnut, among others.
Hero Splendor Plus
If you are looking for something within a little more affordable range, Hero Splendor Plus might be your bike. With a starting e-showroom price of around Rs 45,000, the Splendor has already made waves in the market. Available in nine different colours, it is a simple but hard design, bulletproof body and excellent fuel efficiency with a mileage of more than 70 km per litre. It is a great bike for your everyday commuting in a city, and you can opt for the alloy wheels.
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