Looking for a sporty bike under Rs 2 lakh? Unlike a few years ago, now biking enthusiasts in the country have a wide variety to choose from -- cruisers, naked street fighters and fully faired machines. Yes, there is something for everyone now. Here, we have narrowed down the best sporty motorcycles in India under Rs 2 lakh that made their debut in the country in 2015.
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
Let's start with the Pune-based two wheelers maker Bajaj's Pulsar RS 200. Bajaj can't miss the game when it comes to bikes. Bajaj had a couple of launches this year as well to sate all kinds of buyers in India. Amongst these is the Pulsar RS 200 that made its debut in early March 2015.
Launched on 26 March, Pulsar RS200 is powered by 199.5cc single-cylinder four-stroke SOHC four-valve liquid-cooled engine, which is tuned to churn out 24bhp of power @ 9,750 rpm and 18.6nm of torque @ 8000 rpm and comes mated to a six-speed transmission. Available in two variants, Pulsar RS 200 ABS is priced Rs 1. 3 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
DSK Benelli TNT 25
Another motorcycle that falls in the category of sub-2 lakh brackets is the Italian motorcycle maker Benelli's latest offering TNT 25. Priced at Rs 1.68 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi, The most affordable motorcycle of Benelli draws power from 249.cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine developing 28.15bhp at 9,800rpm and 21.61Nm of torque at 8,000rpm mated to a six-speed gearbox. The TNT 25 is available in two variants -- base and premium. While the base variant comes with MRF tyres, the premium gets metzelers.
After years of rigorous testing, Mahindra two wheelers much-awaited Mojo 300 also made its debut in the market this year. Powered by a 292cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that can churn out 27bhp at 8,000rpm and 30Nm torque at 5,500rpm, the power in Mojo is transmitted via a six-speed constant-mesh transmission.
The Mojo measures 2,100mm in length, 800mm in width and 1,165.5mm in height. The tourer has a wheelbase of 1,465 mm and seat height 814.5 mm with a ground clearance of 173.5 mm. The two-wheeler comes with a fuel tank capacity of 21 litres and has a dry weight of 165 kg. The Mahindra Mojo, the quarter-litre motorcycle costs Rs 1.63 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
Suzuki Gixxer SF
The year 2015 also saw the Gixxer SF model ride out of Suzuki's stable in India. The model, which is being billed as the most affordable fully-faired bike, is on sale in the market with the price pegged at Rs 83,439 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Seated on a wheelbase of 1,330 mm, Suzuki Gixxer SF measures 2,050 mm in length, 785 mm in width and 1,035 mm in height. The power comes from a 154.9cc single-cylinder engine that churns out maximum power output of 14.6bhp at 8,000rpm and a peak torque of 14Nm at 6,000rpm.