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Best Budget Bikes of India

August 17 2015
Best Budget Bikes of India

The Two Wheelers That Rule the Hearts and Roads of India

A Blissful Combination: Durability, Cost-Effectiveness and High Performance

Motorbikes now start at surprisingly affordable price tags and dominate the Indian roads. Here are some popular motorbikes under ₹ 65,000 that score high on both looks and performance.


Bajaj Auto Ltd. targets entry-level buyers and rolls out several budget bikes every year. Bajaj Pulsar is one of the award-winning bikes, which is extremely popular among youth. The Pulsar 135LS comes with a powerful 4-stroke DTSi engine.

Discover and Platina models from the same manufacturer are some other bikes that offer superior, best-in-class performance. Their basic models start at ₹ 51,095 and ₹ 42,640 respectively.

Name Displacement (cc) Price (in ₹ Delhi Ex-Showroom)
Bajaj Pulsar 135LS 134.66 60,178
Bajaj Discover 125 DI 124.6 51,095
Bajaj Platina 100 KS Alloy 102 42,640


Hero MotoCorp Ltd., formerly known as Hero Honda, is the largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India. It offers numerous choices to commuters, starting from the Hero HF Dawn that costs ₹ 39,700. Other popular 100-110 cc bikes such as Splendor, Passion, and Deluxe are equally high on style and performance.

Name Displacement (cc) Price (in ₹ Delhi Ex-Showroom)
Hero HF Deluxe 97.2 45,680
Hero Passion X Pro 109.1 55,005
Hero Splendor Plus 97.2 49,105
Hero HF Dawn 97.2 39,700


TVS Motor Company is known for its innovations including India's first two-seater moped TVS 50 cc. Headquartered in Chennai, TVS competes with the industry’s leading motorbike manufacturers and produces commuter-friendly budget bikes such as Sport, Phoenix and Star City Plus.

Name Displacement (cc) Price (in ₹ Delhi Ex-Showroom)
TVS Sport 99.77 46,074
TVS Phoenix Drum 125 52,594
TVS Star City Plus 109.7 49,684


Primarily known as the largest manufacturer of tractors across the world, Mahindra has a limited range of motorcycles. The models in the Centuro series feature a Micro Chip Ignited-5 engine that guarantees a long-lasting performance.

Name Displacement (cc) Price (in ₹ Delhi Ex-Showroom)
Mahindra Centuro NXT 106.7 51,350
Mahindra Centuro Disc Brake 106.7 51,550


Suzuki specializes in a variety of vehicles such as automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and outboard marine engines, etc. It manufactures super bikes that are among the most coveted engineering marvels. Suzuki's Hayate and Sling Shot are a few of the most widely sold models across the country.

Name Displacement (cc) Price (in ₹ Delhi Ex-Showroom)
Suzuki Hayate EP 110 57,269
Suzuki Sling Shot Plus 125 61,191


Honda Motor Co. Ltd. is famous for technological research and development of electric and alternative fuel vehicles. It also ranks high in production of potential racing machines. On the domestic front, its bikes Dream Yuga, CB Shine and Dream DX drive a hard bargain in terms of price and performance.

Name Displacement (cc) Price (in ₹ Delhi Ex-Showroom)
Honda CB SHINE SP - DLX 124.73 63,173
Honda Dream Yuga 109.19 56,524
Honda CD 110 Dream DX 110 46,965


Yamaha Motor Company has won 39 world championships in motorcycle racing, a testimony to its high performance and durability. Among the many models, Yamaha's Saluto series flaunts a dashing style that instantly appeals to the youth.

Name Displacement (cc) Price (in ₹ Delhi Ex-Showroom)
Yamaha Saluto RX 110 46,400
Yamaha Saluto Disk Brake 125 55,100

A budget motorbike must exude power and be cost-effective apart from being stylish and durable. Several motorbike manufacturers offer a wide range of options to choose from. Whether it is for daily commuting or travelling for pleasure, one can easily choose a suitable motorbike.

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