After coming up with detailed stories on the Best Bike Under 50000 Rupees and Best Bike Under 60000 Rupees, we’ve come up with a detailed post on the Best Bike Under 80000 Rupees. Akin to the previous posts in this series, this feature story here provides you a list of the best bikes you can buy for a sum of Rs 80000. In today’s scenario, bikes with an ex-showroom price of around Rs 80000 offer a good mix of styling, performance and fuel mileage. Basically, most of these are motorcycles with an engine displacement of around 150cc and are among the hot sellers of their respective manufacturers. We took into account parameters like styling, performance, mileage and maintenance to find the best bike under 80000 Rupees. Let’s have a look at our list of our top motorcycles in the category.
Best Bike Under 80000 (Top 6)
|Bajaj Pulsar NS 160||Rs 78,400||55 KMPL|
The NS 160 is the latest Pulsar model from Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL). Based on the NS 200, the new 160cc model looks much like its elder sibling but comes with a smaller engine and slightly less features. Priced just under the Rs 80000 mark, it’s available only in one model. Thanks to a modern design, a long list of features, a powerful engine and decent mileage, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 has to be the best bike under 80000 rupees as per us.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Specifications
|Engine||160.3 cc 4 Valve Oil cooled|
|Max. Power||15.5 PS @ 8500 RPM|
|Peak Torque||14.6 Nm @ 6500 RPM|
|0-100 KMPH||16 Seconds|
|Top Speed||121 KMPH|
|Honda CB Hornet 160R||Rs 79,892.00 onwards||50 KMPL|
The CB Hornet 160R is one fine motorcycle, but isn’t exactly cheap. With a starting price of just under 80000, the Hornet manages to find the second spot on our list of top motorcycles under 80000 rupees. The Hornet looks really muscular and has the proverbial ‘big bike feel’. It has got a sufficiently punchy engine that’s high on refinement. The Hornet offers a well-rounded package – good looks, refined yet punchy engine, sorted dynamics and the Honda reliability. It’s just that this bike is slightly on the pricier side.
Also See- Honda CB Hornet 160R Review
Honda CB Hornet 160R Specifications
|Engine||162.7cc, Single Cylinder|
|Max. Power||15.2 PS @ 8500 rpm|
|Peak Torque||14.76 Nm @ 6500 rpm|
|0-100 KMPH||17.5 Seconds|
|Top Speed||110 KMPH|
|Suzuki Gixxer 155||Rs 77,937 onwards||52 KMPL|
The Suzuki Gixxer 155 is another really capable streetnaked that makes it to this list of top motorcycles below Rs 80000. Akin to the Hornet, the Gixxer 155 looks really muscular and offers a smooth engine. It’s also slightly more fuel efficient than the Hornet. The only downside we can think of is the fact that Suzuki’s after-sales network in India isn’t as vast as that of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India or Bajaj. Also, the fact that the Pulsar NS 160 offers a bit more value means the Gixxer 155 finds the third spot on this list. Still, this one’s a really capable motorcycle.
Suzuki Gixxer 155 Specifications
|Engine||154.9cc, Single Cylinder|
|Max. Power||14.8 PS @ 8000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||14 Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|0-100 KMPH||16 Seconds|
|Top Speed||119 KMPH|
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|TVS Apache RTR 160||Rs 75,089||55 KMPL|
The Apache RTR 160 has to be the sharpest of all the bikes here. Thanks to a rev-happy engine, low kerb weight, sharp handling and a well-tuned suspension, the RTR 160 is a hoot to ride. Also, a lower kerb weight also helps enhance the fuel efficiency. On the flip side, the bike is fast getting dated and will soon see a complete model replacement. But thanks to an attractive sticker price, the RTR 160 is still one of the best bikes for less than Rupees 80000.
Also See- 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160
TVS Apache RTR 160 Specifications
|Engine||159.7 cc, Carbureted|
|Max. Power||15.5 PS at 8500 rpm|
|Peak Torque||13.1 Nm at 6000 rpm|
|0-100 KMPH||17 Seconds|
|Top Speed||120 KMPH|
|Yamaha FZ F1||Rs 80,726||50 KMPL|
The FZ is easily the oldest streetnaked model here. However, thanks to the muscular styling along with Yamaha ‘s regular efforts to keep the bike fresh have made sure that this bike finds a spot on this list. The FZ has sorted dynamics, it looks butch and has the Yamaha badge. Negatives? Well, it’s getting a bit long in the tooth now, in spite of the gazillion updates. Also, it’s not as powerful as its newer competition. Finally, introduction of fuel injection has made the bike a bit expensive. Still a good buy if you’re a Yamaha fan.
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Yamaha FZ Specifications
|Engine||149cc, single cylinder, air cooled|
|Max. Power||13.2 PS at 8000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||12.8 Nm at 6000 rpm|
|0-100 KMPH||18 Seconds|
|Top Speed||113 KMPH|
|Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi||Rs 74,603||52 KMPL|
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi just about manages to find a spot on this list here. Well, this bike is getting a bit too long in the tooth now, but the fact that it still offers a good mix of performance and mileage works well for it. Also, with an extensive service network and really cheap spares, the Pulsar 150 DTSi is easy on the pocket. Finally, it enjoys a pretty good resale value, too.
Also See- Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar bikes in India
Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi Specifications
|Engine||150cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Max. Power||14 PS at 8,000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||13.4 Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|0-100 KMPH||18 Seconds|
|Top Speed||117 KMPH|
Best Bike Under 80000 Rupees
|Bajaj Pulsar NS 160||Rs 78,400|
|Honda CB Hornet 160R||Rs 79,892.00 onwards|
|Suzuki Gixxer 155||Rs 77,937 onwards|
|TVS Apache RTR 160||Rs 75,089|
|Yamaha FZ||Rs 80,726|
|Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi||Rs 74,603|
So, what do you have to say about this list? Do you agree with our choice of the Best Bike Under 80000 rupees? Do share your views by commenting below. Also, do stay tuned for more such posts.