Best Bikes in India Under Rs 1.5 lakhs – Price, Features And Specifications

The list of best bikes in India under Rs 1.5 Lakhs includes popular motorcycles in the Indian market. Usually, you can get bikes ranging from 125cc to 200cc in this range. 

Under Rs 1.5 Lakhs, you can easily get your perfect bike for the city’s stop and go traffic and occasional long touring. Right from 125cc to 200cc bikes, this budget covers them all.

Bikes in this budget include a couple of naked bikes, fully faired performance bikes, roadsters and cruisers. These bikes are usually performance packed for occasional speed bursts and are decent fuel chuggers too.

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Due to the inclusion of ABS and updates, many bikes now cost above Rs 1.5 Lakhs. Examples include Classic 350, Thunderbird 350 and 2019 Dominar 400. However, they are not much above the upper budget limit.

Best Bikes in India Under Rs 1.5 lakhs – Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise and Street

new bajaj avenger side image

Engine Displacement220cc DTS-i oil-cooled
Power19 BHP
Torque17.5 Nm
Mileage37 KMPL
Top Speed 110 KMPH
PriceRs 1.02 Lakhs (ex-showroom)

Bajaj gave India one of the earliest cruiser bikes. Since the early 2000s, Avenger has been a popular brand, which offers the most affordable cruisers in India.

Now updated with a single-channel ABS, Avenger is available in Cruise and Street variant.  The Street variant gets completely blacked out parts for an urban street look. The Cruise variant, on the other hand, gets chrome detailing and subtle colour options.

Avenger 220 uses a frugal 220cc DTS-i oil-cooled engine that produces 19 BHP and 17.5 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

Also Read: Bajaj Dominar 400 Price, Mileage, Images, Specs And More- All You Need To Know

Best Bikes in India Under Rs 1.5 lakhs – TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

Engine Displacement197.75 cc, Single Cylinder
Power20 bhp
Torque18.1 Nm
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed 129 km/h
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)Rs 93,685 to Rs 1,10,000

Launched in late Jan 2016, the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is the most powerful and the most expensive mass-produced model from the Hosur-based bike maker. Powering the TVS Apache RTR 200 is an air-cooled single-cylinder engine that pumps out a max. power of 21 PS. The bike is available with options for both Carburetor and Fuel Injection system and many new features. Combined with razor-sharp handling, the new 200cc motor makes this model one of the most fun bikes in its segment. Also, the RTR 200 4V makes for a great upgrade from the RTR 160.

Also Read: 2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Launched – Price, Specs And Other Details

Best Bikes in India Under Rs 1.5 lakhs – Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0

2018 yamaha r15 v3.0 images blue colour

Engine Displacement155cc, Single Cylinder
Power19.1 bhp @ 10000 rpm
Torque14.7 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Mileage50 kmpl
Top Speed 130 km/h
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)Rs 1.39 Lakhs

The latest iteration of the Yamaha R15 made its global debut in Indonesia in January this year. The India-spec model, however, is not an all-new version and is based on the V2.0. This will ensure that the prices remain under check. The new version of R15 takes some underpinnings from its sibling, Yamaha R1. The Yamaha R15 is now priced starting from Rs 1.39 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) with dual-channel ABS. The sports bike competes with the likes of Suzuki Gixxer SF and Honda CBR 150R.

Also Read: Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Price, Specs, Top Speed And More Details

Best Bikes in India Under Rs 1.5 lakhs – Bajaj Pulsar RS200


Engine Displacement199.5cc, Single Cylinder
Power24.5 bhp @ 9500 rpm
Torque18.6 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed135 km/h
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)INR 1.20-1.37 lacs

The sportier cousin of the Pulsar AS200 featured above, the Bajaj RS200 has turned out to be a runaway success for the Indian two-wheeler manufacturer. This striking looking bike has found many takers in India thanks mainly to the fantastic value for money it offers. We are not big fans of the overly fussy styling, but the average Indian buyer seems to like it. It looks like a muscular sports bike with proper rugged looks. The bike sports a 199 CC engine that produces 23 BHP worth of power and 18.6 Nm worth of torque. Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 starts from Rs 1.20 Lakhs onwards (ex-showroom).

Also Read: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar NS200- Specification Comparison

Best Bikes in India Under Rs 1.5 lakhs – KTM Duke 200


Engine Displacement200cc, Single Cylinder
Power25 bhp @ 10000 rpm
Torque19 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Mileage33 kmpl
Top Speed 135 km/h
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)INR 1.50 Lacs

In just a few years time, the bike manufacturer from Austria has managed to establish quite a strong fan following itself. Local production of the bikes has enabled KTM to price them very competitively. And then there is the iconic edgy and menacing styling KTM is so famous for. The single cylinder motor’s responsiveness, ride & handling, the distinctive engine note have all made the KTM Duke 200 one of the most desirable bikes on sale in India and have helped it to the top of the list of the Most Exciting Bikes in India Under 1.5 lakhs.

Also Read: 2018 KTM Duke 390 White Colour Model Launched – Price, Specs

Best Bikes in India Under Rs 1.5 lakhs – Yamaha MT-15

Engine Displacement155cc, Single Cylinder
Power19.1 bhp @ 10000 rpm
Torque14.7 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Mileage50 kmpl
Top Speed 130 km/h
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)Rs 1.36 Lakhs

Yamaha recently launched the MT-15 naked streetfighter in India. It is cheaper than the R15 V3 by just Rs 3000, priced at Rs 1.36 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

Yamaha MT-15 is based on R15 V3, thus, using the same engine, chassis and suspension setup. While R15 uses dual-channel ABS unit, the MT-15 uses a single-ABS unit. A major downsizing.

MT-15 gets the same 155cc liquid-cooled VVA engine, that is capable of producing 19.1 BHP and 14.7 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slip and assist clutch.

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Best Bikes in India Under Rs 1.5 lakhs – KTM Duke 125

KTM Duke 125

Engine Displacement125cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder
Power14.5 BHP
Torque12 Nm
Mileage50 kmpl
Top Speed 110 km/h
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)Rs 1.18 Lakhs

The baby Duke was launched in December 2018, as the most affordable offering from the brand. KTM Duke 125 is still the same performance that a KTM offers but in a smaller engine.

Based on the Duke 200, it actually looks quite identical and uses the same set of suspension, chassis, electricals and features. The only difference is that Duke 125 comes with a single-ABS and Duke 200 gets dual-ABS.

It uses a 124.6cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, that pumps out 14.5 BHP and 12 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

Best Bikes in India Under Rs 1.5 lakhs – Overview

Bajaj Avenger 220Rs 1.02 Lakhs220cc37 kmpl
TVS Apache RTR 2004VRs 93,685 to Rs 1.10 Lakhs200cc35 KMPL
Yamaha YZF – R15Rs 1.39 Lakhs155cc50 KMPL
Bajaj Pulsar RS200Rs 1.20 Lakhs to Rs 1.37 Lakhs200cc35 KMPL
KTM Duke 200Rs 1.5 Lakhs200cc33 KMPL
Yamaha MT-15Rs 1.36 Lakhs155cc50 kmpl
KTM Duke 125Rs 1.18 Lakhs125cc50 kmpl

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