No matter which city you live in, busy streets with chock-full traffic is a reality in India today. Thus, it’s not surprising that many Indians prefer two-wheelers over cars. Especially if you’re looking for a vehicle for daily use, a bike is a great option. It’s cheaper than a car, low-maintenance, and well-suited for Indian roads.
Here are the top 10 best bikes for daily use available in the market.
Bajaj Pulsar BS6
Pulsar is easily India’s most trusted 150cc bike claiming an incredibly high mileage of 65 kmpl. Donning the BS6 upgrade, this best-selling model packs an air-cooled fuel injection system generating superior throttle response and fuel efficiency.
With smooth suspension, upright seating position, and contoured seats, this is one of the best bikes for daily use and long drive. Usual ex-showroom prices range between Rs. 98,067 and Rs 1.07 lakhs.
Hero Splendor Plus
Splendor Plus is one of India’s longest-running names, holding a strong market. After the BS6 upgrade, the bike’s powered by Hero MotoCorp’s programmed fuel injection technology and air-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine. Its ARAI-certified fuel economy is pegged at 80.6 kmpl.
Its usual ex-showroom price ranges from Rs. 63,750 to Rs. 69,060.
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Next-Gen Royal Enfield Classic 350
Famous for its Anglo-Indian bikes, Royal Enfield will soon floor its next-gen Classic 350, packed with a 346cc engine. Featuring a Tripper navigation pod, double disc brakes, and semi-digital instrumentation, the bike is expected to be one of the best bikes for Indian roads. Anticipated prices start at Rs. 1.8 lakhs.
Yamaha YZF R15 V3
This upgraded mean machine accommodates a BS6-compliant liquid-cooled fuel injection engine churning out 18.6PS and 14.1Nm. R15 V3 is the only 150cc model packing VVA system, 6-speed gearbox, and Assist-and-Slip clutch. Prices start at Rs. 1.56 lakhs.
Yamaha FZS-FI V3
The all-new FZS-FI with enhanced Monocross suspension now delivers excellent shock-absorbing performance. This 150cc commuter with a fuel-injected 4-stroke engine offers instant initial pickup and seamless passing acceleration. Ex-showroom prices are starting at Rs. 1.07 lakhs.
This 125cc commuter is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and powered by Honda’s eSP technology. Ex-showroom prices start around Rs. 72,787.
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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
This BS6 150cc model is the best bike for office use, thanks to Glide-Through and Feather Touch Start technologies. It packs an oil-based cooling system and transistor-controlled ignition. Ex-showroom price starts at Rs. 1.11 lakhs.
Bajaj Platina 100 ES Drum
At 90kmpl mileage, this model features a self-start mechanism and Bajaj’s advanced Comfortec technology. This list’s most affordable bike, Platina 100 ES, costs around Rs. 63,578.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
Aggressive streetfighter design, clip-on handlebars, and split seats remain the highlights for the BS6 NS200, churning a mileage of 40.84 kmpl. Ex-showroom price ranges between Rs. 1.31 lakhs- Rs. 1.39 lakhs.
2021 KTM 200 Duke
This BS6-compliant beast packs a punch with its ultra-compact single-cylinder engine, lightweight tubular chassis, and 6-speed transmission. Prices begin at Rs. 1.85 lakhs.
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