Do you know the average height of the Indian rider? No? Well, it’s 5 feet 6 inches, one of the smallest in the world. That explains why low seats are among the most important selling factors for bikes sold in India. Are you also looking for a similar pair of wheels? Well, look nowhere else. We’ve curated you a selection of bikes suited for short riders.
Here is a list of low seat height bikes in India.
1. Honda Shine
Honda shine is a low engine capacity, low seat height, budget-friendly city bike. With a seat height of 790 mm, it has a well-padded seat for extra comfort. It powers a 124 cc, single-cylinder engine and comes with a 5-speed gearbox tuned for city riding comfort and the occasional highway cruising. With an ex-showroom price of Rs. 74,070, it is a budget-friendly option for anyone looking for a low-ride height bike.
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2. Bajaj Avenger 160
The Bajaj Avenger 160 is a budget cruiser motorcycle launched in the 150 cc segment. Drawing inspiration from the traditional cruiser motorcycles, it has a seat height of 737 mm, and a curb weight of 156 kg. Any person above the height of 5 feet can easily plant their foot firmly and completely on the ground, and the minimal curb weight makes the bike very manoeuvrable. This is why Avenger happens to be one of the oldest and most reliable short-height bikes in India.
3. Royal Enfield Meteor 350
A successor to the Thunderbird 350, the royal thump is back in the form of the meteor. Royal Enfield has almost a cult following in India, and the meteor is a no-brainer for the short Indian rider. It has a seat height of 745 mm, which enables a rider of 5’2” to easily plant their foot on the ground. Its 350 cc air and the oil-cooled engine produces a max power of 20.2 bhp of max power at 6100 rpm and 27 Nm torque at 4000 rpm.
The Meteor is priced at Rs. 1.92 lakh. This is a bit steep, but you can always consider getting a two-wheeler loan to finance the purchase.
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4. Suzuki Intruder 150
This is Suzuki’s answer to the budget-friendly cruiser motorcycle segment. With a seat height of 740 mm, it is not very different from the Avenger. It has a wider seat to provide better comfort on long highway rides. Meanwhile, a 5-speed gearbox coupled with a 155 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine produces a max power of 13.4 bhp at 8000 rpm and max torque of 13.8 Nm at 6000 rpm. The bike is available in Indian markets at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 1,54,950.
To sum up
India has a massive market for bikes with short ride heights. These were our top picks of the shortest ride height bikes for the average Indian rider. If you are passionate about getting a bike but lack funds, Tata Capital is here for you. We provide two-wheeler loanswith competitive interest rates and flexible repayment options.
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