Do you remember the signature Tom Cruise scene from the movie Top Gun? The one in which Tom Cruise races a fighter jet plane, zooming past on his signature bike? It sent your adrenaline shooting up, didn’t it? Well, it did for many, and biking is back in vogue again, just like the Top Gun sequel!
India has always been considered a value for money, commute, and utility market for bikes. High disposable income and lifestyle aspirations have changed the dynamics of the premium bike segment. Long solo biking trails, holiday biking, biker clubs, and women bikers are no longer things of the West. So, are you ready to buy your adventure machine? Let’s have a look at the best bikes under 3 lakhs in India.
KTM 390 Duke
One of the most popular bikes in the under 3 lakh bike segment, KTM 390 Duke comes at a starting price range of INR 2.87 lakhs. With a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 litres, Duke boasts a 373 cc engine that delivers a power of 42.9 bhp and a torque of 37 Nm. The bike features an anti-locking brake system with both front and rear disc brakes.
The bike retains its street fighter design in white and silver colours with orange wheels. It weighs 167 kgs and comes fitted with a screen connected to the rider’s phone via Bluetooth. Dual-channel ABS, riding modes, and the ride-by-wire throttle is part of the available electronic equipment.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Coming from the iconic Royal Enfield stable, Interceptor 650 comes at INR 2.88 lakhs in India. The cruiser design bike comes with a 648 cc power engine, which gives 47 bhp power and 52 Nm torque. The plus point of this bike is its retro look, classic design, excellent engine performance, and comfortable seating. The bike is one of the most sought-after due to its price point and delivers value for money in the bikes under 3 lakhs space.
The retro look has been maintained through an analog speedometer, round headlamp, non-LED lights, and conventional instrumentation. The tank capacity of 13.7 litres and bike weight of 202 kgs delivers a 25-30 kmpl mileage.
Honda CB 300 R
Typically a street bike, Honda CB 300 comes with a price tag of INR 2.77 lakhs. Powered with a 648 cc BS4 engine, it achieves a power of 47 bhp and a torque of 52 Nm. The design is simple, a mix of retro and new, with an all-LED illumination and a minimalistic, stunning finish. It comes in black and red with a dual capacity of 9.7 litres and weighs 146 kgs.
Its features include dual-channel ABS and a slipper clutch, but the Bluetooth connectivity is not a standard inclusion, it is a separate accessory. Overall, this bike is one of the best bikes under Rs. 3 lakhs in India. It gives you the quality and experience expected from the Honda brand name.
BMW G 310 R
From the superpower BMW brand logo, G 310 R lives up to the BMW name with rock-solid sturdy design, great finish and a premium look all over. Priced at INR 2.64 lakhs, this machine is powered by a 313 cc BS6 engine that delivers a power of 33 bhp and 28 Nm torque. With an anti-locking brake system, and front and rear disc brakes, G 310 is fitted with all-LED illumination and adjustable clutch and brake levers for riding comfort. With a fuel tank capacity of 11 litres, this Beamer bike weighs 164 kgs and comes in attractive dual colours.
TVS Apache RR 310
Styled as a sports bike, Apache 310 is a popular option for sports bikes under Rs. 3 lakhs in India. It comes with a 312 cc single-cylinder engine that delivers a power of 33.52 bhp and a 27.3 Nm torque, at a price of INR 2.65 lakhs. At 174 kgs and 11 litre fuel tank capacity, Apache 310 goes up to 160 kmph and delivers a mileage of 28-31 kmph.
The design is top-notch, with a long, sharp windshield and dual LED projector headlights that lend a distinct aggressive and sporty look. The split seats add riding and pillion comfort with neo-design rear lamps. The display screen shows an over-speed indicator, a day trip metre, and a digital document display feature. Bikers can choose extra fittings from the Racer Kit and Dynamic Kit for added styling. Riders can order customisations from the factory through the Built-To-Order option online. Design and performance make this TVS bike one of the best bikes under 3 lakhs.
Bajaj Dominar 400
Available at INR 2.23 lakhs, Dominar 400 from the stellar Bajaj stable is powered by a 373 cc BS6 engine that powers to 39.42 bhp and a 35 Nm torque. With a front and rear disc brake and ABS system, Dominar boasts a rich data-packed display. Wide side mirrors, forged steel side stand, modern headlamp, and tail light design add to the slick and stylish look of the bike. Dominar 400 is impressive with 13 litres fuel tank, 193 kg weight, and mileage of 27 kmpl. Overall, it offers value for money, and power, packed with design and features.
Benelli TRK 251
Priced at INR 2.76 lakhs, Benelli braces the list of best bikes under 3 lakhs designed for adventure-thirsty bikers. It is powered by a 250 cc single-cylinder BS6 engine that delivers a power of 25.5 bhp and 21.2 Nm torque. A fuel tank capacity of 18 litres is apt for long biking trails. Weighing 164 kgs, the bike comes with good ground clearance for rough and rocky terrains. The bike design is eye-catching, with the front modelled like a beak, fitted with LED illumination. The tall windshield, adjustable clutch & brake levers, and split saddle offer great comfort for long rides.
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