The bike market of India has been flourishing over the years. Hero, Honda, TVS, Royal Enfield and many other companies launch a series of new and updated bikes every year. We can proudly say that the Indian automobile sector has manufactured some of the most renowned bikes of the world. However it is pretty difficult to decide the best bike that gives good value for money. Below is a list of 5 most popular bikes in the country.
Bajaj Pulsar series seem to be the most popular bike in the country. Though it was launched more than a decade ago in 2001, it is still a much sought after bike. Several new designs and a dozen of existing upgrades of Pulsar bikes have come out in the recent years. Bajaj Pulsar is available in five variants with 135 cc, 150 cc, 180 cc, 200 cc, and 220 cc engines. Pulsar series are available for a price range of Rs 59000 to Rs 86000.
Another successful bike is the Splendor from Hero Motocorp. Launched in the year 1994, it might be one of the oldest commuter bikes still running successfully. Splendor Plus is powered by an air cooled 4 stroke, single cylinder OHC engine with a displacement of 97.2 cc. The minimalistic front design of Hero Splendor aides in easy handling the bike as it is very light in usage. Hero Splendor Plus is available at Rs 44000.
The Discover series, again from Bajaj is one bike which attracts the younger and older population alike. Bajaj launched the Discover in the year 2004 and it instantly went on to become a national bestseller. Discover is available in several variants like the 150 cc, 100cc, 125 cc, all of which offer superb performance, easy handling and impressive mileage. Their prices start from Rs 41000 approximately.
Yamaha Fazer was one of the earliest stylish bikes released in India. The good looking Fazer which came out in the year 2009 is a very common bike seen on Indian roads. This 150 cc motorcycle gives a top speed of 112 kmph along with an impressive mileage of 50-60 kmpl. Yamaha Fazer, seen in Ravine Red, Wilderness Black and Terrain White colours is much pricier at Rs 77000 onwards.
Royal Enfield Classic is ruling the game in the premium bikes segment. Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Twinspark is the modern version on sale now. This ride of royals comes with a base price of Rs 95000 which may differ with the model and place of purchase. The all new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is priced at Rs 1.43 lakhs. Though expensive, there are several buyers for these bikes as well.