10 BEST BIKES UNDER RS 3 LAKHS IN INDIA
Have you ever fantasized of having a super sports bike with everything best at low price? It was just impossible about a couple of years ago. But today, there are so many choices that it becomes challenging to pick one. There are so many choices that we are looking for in Indian market. We have selected some naked street fighters, cruisers and fully faired machines for you in this list. Here is the list of top 10 super bikes which come under 3 Lakhs that are available in the market these days.
KTM Duke 390 tops the list by offering amazingly excellent performance in this price tag. The orange monster gets liquid cooled, single cylinder 373.2 cc engine which is giving great output of 9500 rpm and 43 bhp of power. It weighs just 139 kg and it is the fastest Indian superbike on the roads. It features Metzeler tires which are super sticky on the roads and it runs like your dream bike. This irresistible machine delivers excellent track and touring performances and the average of 35 kmpl on highways.
KTM Duke 390 ABS is known to be the second installment of KTM series from Bajaj Auto in Indian market. The bike was introduced in EICMA 2012 event and it has been developed by considering the emerging markets. It is basically the most awaited bikes in India. Looks alike Duke 200, the motorcycle churns out 35 Nm of torque @ 7000rpm and produces 43.5PS at 9000rpm and is powered by 373cc engine. It weighs around 139 kg of dry weight and it is mated with 6-speed gearbox. In power-to-weight ratio, the bike has 316bhp per ton.
The KTM Duke 390 ABS is among the few bikes that is featured with the option to turn off the ABS. The bike is made in Chakan plant of Bajaj in Pune and it is going to share several components from Duke 200, its younger sibling. It delivers the mileage of 25kmpl and has the max power of 44 bhp.
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The bike features 248cc twin cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine with around 24.1 bhp of output power. It is definitely not an eye turner and look is not so sporty. It is quite a relaxed bike for riding experience. It delivers smooth performance even when you run on high speed. It is one of the most affordable twin cylinder bikes out there. The launch price was whopping Rs. 3.1 Lakhs which is later dropped to Rs. 2 Lakhs. That was a disaster for Suzuki because only 3 units were sold in the first month. So, they ended up reducing the price.
The GW250 or Suzuki Inazuma 250 is going to be the first bike in India which is influenced from B-King and the design cues of the bike are in compact package. Inazuma 250 features liquid-cooled, 248cc engine which churns out 26bhp at 8500rpm and torque of 24.2 Nm. The 248cc engine has mid and low-range power and has 6-speed gearbox with great fuel efficiency. The bike has around 182 kg of Kerb weight and it is little bit on heavier side. It features 13 liters of fuel tank, tubeless tyres, disc brakes on front and rear, alloy wheels and 183 kg of Kerb weight.
Some other amazing features are digital speedometer, fuel gauge, electric start, trip meter, etc. When it comes to styling, it is muscular. The plus points are superb engine performance, swift gearbox, and very smooth ride quality. Overall, the bike is worth of money.
The blast from the past, Continental GT is the fastest, best looking, most powerful, and lightest Royal Enfield bike ever produced. The 535cc air-cooled, fuel injected motor powers up the café racer and pumps up 44 Nm of torque and 29.1 bhp of power. It has great handling and very little vibrations. Overall it is a great package of power and performance at this price tag. Buying this bike may sound silly to some people, as it takes away comfort, which is the only best thing in Royal Enfield bikes. It weighs too much, not fast and handling is not so good.
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The Continental GT was first introduced at Delhi Auto Expo 2012 and launched in the mid of 2013 in global markets. The retro look and feel of Continental GT has been designed to have the double down-tube chassis rather than the conventional single down tube chassis. The Continental GT has the UCE Engine shared with the Classic 500 that is re-bored for higher capability of 535cc. The engine generates 44 Nm of torque and 29.1bhp of power. The 535cc bike has bybre disc and brembo disc brake at the rear and front respectively. So, it has ample of stopping power.
The machine also has Paioli suspension and remapped ECU. It comes in different color choices like GT Black, GT Red and GT Yellow. It is the lightest and fastest single-seater from Royal Enfield and it has been rolled out from Oragadam Chennai facility. The production capacity is lower than others in same range.
Looks like a small Fireblade, Honda CBR250R has a completely faired body. It sports a 249cc engine which produces the power of 26 BHP. It is powerful and big, with good ergonomics to provide a smooth ride. It doesn’t accelerate harder so it’s not fun to ride. But it is a great tourer which has very minimal windblast. It is one of the best budget tourers in the country. Several bikers enjoyed the longest ride from Kashmir to Kanyakumari with this bike with no issues. It looks dated and has no charm. CBR300R is coming soon but this model is racing to extinction.
Honda CBR250R is the first offering from Honda in India towards big bike segment. It came as a surprise package which took the biking market by storm. The bike seems to be a viable option for those who were looking for comfortable yet powerful bike. Along with those frisking through the traffic, it is a best touring bike without causing any pain on your back. Instead of entering as out-an-out sports bike, the CBR250R is a little compiled and soft and has rear set foot pegs and clip-on handlebars. It truly tweaks the seating position in sporty way.
On the flip side, the split seats have a lot of cushioning and ample room to keep rider comfortable. The suspension has the combination of rear mono-shock and front telescopic forks. It is known to be the ideal balance between pliant ride quality and aggressive handling. The discs are at both ends and brakes are excellent too.
This massive giant is providing good performance from oil and air cooled, four stroke, V-twin engine which comes with 28 BHP of power output. It comes with aggressive seating position and the soft suspension and provides good rides. If you are a rich brat and budget allows, it can be your option. It is remarkably bad with after-sales service and build quality. The bike seems huge and it is painful to take it through traffic. It is not so bad but several better bikes are available at far lesser price.
From the house of Hyosung, the GT650R is among the very first offerings in the nascent 600cc, middle-weight segment in the country. The bike has made its presence in the segment because of its huge bruising looks and V-twin engine and its raw performance, at a lot affordable price for the mass market in India. From Hyosung, the GT650R is purposely designed to make the rider feel comfortable. The front features a unique face with a headlamp of diamond shape that features a projector bulb inside. The full fairing has enhanced the big bike appeal that has several edgy scoops embedded with it.
Its nicely-sculpted unit is fuel tank which has great knee recesses and it gives the feel of being within the bike. The rear and side panels of the body come with pointed design that is stretching rear. It has little LED tail lamp that gets the pride position at its back.
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It is something more than just a Duke. Both the bikes have the same mechanical parts but they both have different layouts and designs. RC390 is edgier, sharper, and steeper in styling and acceleration with shorter wheelbase. It gives very comfortable riding position which gives more control to the rider. With these changes, RC390 is the best 400cc sports bike. With headlights, it looks like a Moto3 race bike. RC has ABD and comes at best price bracket.
The handling, braking and riding are known to be the juicy segment of the test. The RC and Duke have the same main body but have difference in rear sub-frames. The RC is smidgen longer when it comes to length and it kicks up higher. The big change in this bike is upfront and the RC tucks away the front wheel and it comes with sharper steering angle. It features the knock-on effort that can truly cut the trail, raise the center of gravity and the wheelbase which goes down by 27 mm.
It seems to be the minor change. But when it is combined with front fork, it is setup stiffer, has less travel and it has the clip-on bars which provide less leverage and they are closer to axle too. You can have the dramatically different bike. It is proved to be the knock-on effort from the automaker.
The flagship bike is yet another fastest and most powerful bike. It is naked 200 NS based and it has whole lots of additions, like fuel injection and full fairing. It is attractively priced and undercutting is its rivals with great margin and it gives great value for money. It comes with single channel system and it works on front brake. It is not as good as dual channel ABS and it comes in panic braking events.
The engine construction widely remains similar and the RS200 gets the fuel injection and new head against the carbureted fuel supply. The power rating goes up by 1 HP and RS200 features 24bhp which delivers out at 9750rpm. It has crisp throttle response and it is something which is much needed to offset the weight of 15 to 20 kg thanks to its well-faired fiber body and various tech elements like ABS unit. However, the seating is little weird and it is not so comfortable with handlebar and seat geometry.
RS200 has now got a shortened rake and the handlebars are a bit closer to the whole seating position and the rider. The seating is a bit biased when it comes to comfort and it is upright more than outright sporty. The design has the aggressive riding position to start with and the seat has nice padding.
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It is the least expensive bike in India and it is offering ABS. It is a good performance bike and it corners greatly and is really fast. It looks nice to boot and has a lot of amazing features. The ABS version costs 10k more than non-ABS one. But it is worth the security and safety.
In 2008, Bajaj Auto has launched a lot peppier variant as Apache RTR 160 and it has added an edge over the rivals owing to performance figures, bigger engine, and long list of features at the similar amount of the competition. Hence, it is unsurprisingly a runaway success and it acts as a game changer. It forces a lot of competitors to foray in this segment and they were compelled to excel in it in different ways. The modern iteration is in the market for a long time now. It gives a run to the upper segments for the money.
The bike definitely looks modern and nice with every piece and bits that exude style. The front keeps it stand out of the crowd and the LED light flanks at both edges. The sharp and big fuel tank truly highlights the side view with great knee recesses in sharp fuel tank.
Kawasaki Ninja 250 is among the best super bikes in the country. But Ninja 300 replaced it. Most of the people would have gone for Ninja 250 if its price was not that high. The new Ninja 250 RR Mono is the most affordable Kawasaki Ninja bike. The engine has single cylinder and is fuel injected. The 250cc motor generates 22.6 Nm of torque and 27.61 BHP of power at 9700 RPM. The engine has 6-speed gearbox and it comes with disc brake of 263 mm at front and rear wheel has 193 mm of disc brakes.
Kawasaki Ninja 250RR Mono has arrived with a confirmation that the old-school twin-cylinder bike will never be reincarnated according to the rumors suggested in previous year. Kawasaki will bring the local manufacturing with its single-cylinder offering. The RR Mono is likely to cost around Rs. 3 Lakhs and it still goes CKD route. The KTM Duke is offering excellent performance at much affordable price. The Ninja Mono could cost around Rs. 2 Lakhs if it needs volumes. It shies away from the core principles of Kawasaki and both Ninja 300 and Ninja 250 are widely known as the do-it-all bikes. You can ride in the city, tour and also put your knees down on the track.
It seems that RR Mono is not going to be the tourer friendly like its elder siblings. Kawasaki has given little 11-liter fuel tank and the parallel-twin engine based Ninja has larger tanks with capacity of 17 liter.
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It is the most anticipated bike in 2014. It was unveiled as R25 concept last year and the original model was introduced recently in Indonesia. It is powered by 8-valve, 250cc DOHC twin cylinder fuel injected motor. It gives the power of 36 PS at 12000 RPM and 22.1 Nm of torque at 10000 RPM.
In the quarter liter segment, the YZF R25 is the flagship entry from Yamaha. It is internationally launched at Tokyo Motor Show 2013. It is arguably among the most-awaited bikes. The whole-new Japanese hooligan will come in India across the end of the year and it is going to be the direct competitor to Kawasaki Ninja 300, Honda CBR 250R, and the most awaited RC series. Being the Yamaha’s blood and more Japanese breed, the whole new R25 is going to be the glorious offerings in India.
The R25 is powered by 250cc, twin-cylinder water cooled engine that can produce around 30 to 35 BHP of power. The bike sits over the tubular frame unlike R15 which is under-pinned with its perimeter frame. The disc brakes bring the stopping power to the bike at both ends. It has mono-shock setup at rear and telescopic shock absorbers to address the undulations.
|1||KTM Duke 390||₹ 1.87 Lakhs|
|2||Suzuki Inazuma||₹ 2.16 Lakhs|
|3||Royal Enfield Continental GT||₹ 1.85 Lakhs|
|4||Honda CBR250R||₹1,89 Lakhs|
|5||Hyosung GT250R||₹ 2.75 Lakhs|
|6||KTM RC390||₹ 2.18 Lakhs|
|7||Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 ABS||₹ 1.30 Lakhs|
|8||Apache RTR 180||₹ 86,689|
|9||Kawasaki Ninja RR Mono||₹ 2.30 Lakhs|
|10||Yamaha YZF R25||₹2,75 lakhs|