Top 5 commuter bikes in India

Commuter motorcycles available in the Indian market are workhorses. Apart from the frugal nature, they are known for low maintenance costs and ruggedness. The Commuter Motorcycle segment goes all the way up to 200cc. When it comes to sales, the commuter segment tops the sales volume and has a cut-throat competition similar to that of the scooter genre. The past year saw varieties of models, possessing diverse features being launched in the Indian market. As we are quickly reaching towards the mid-year, let us check out top 5 commuter bikes in India.

Most Popular Commuter Bikes in India

Most Popular Commuter Bikes in India

Here are the top 5 commuter bikes based upon the performance, efficiency and popularity:

5. Bajaj V15

Well known for its built using metal sourced from INS Vikrant aircraft carrier, this Bajaj model is synonyms with ruggedness and strength. Employing a DTS- I engine, the Bajaj V15 is a symbol of high power. Masculine stance makes it one of the best looking commuter bikes in the market. The Bajaj V15 is offered in two colour options – Ebony Black and Pearl White.

Engine displacement: 149.5cc

Power: 11.83 bhp @ 7500 rpm

Torque: 12.7 Nm @ 5500 rpm

Mileage: 70 Kmpl

Price: INR 68, 753

4. Honda CB Unicorn 160

The Honda CB Unicorn 160 is a version slightly more powerful than the CB Unicorn. This model was launched to fill the void left by Dazzler. The CB Unicorn 160 has evolved over the years and possesses a muscular stance. Recent updates have helped the model provide better efficiency thanks to the rebore engine. Honda CB Unicorn 160 is available in five colours – Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, Imperial Red Metallic, Matte Axis Grey, Pearl Igneous Black and Pearl Amazing White.

Engine displacement: 162.7cc

Power: 13.82 bhp @ 8000 rpm

Torque: 13.92 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Mileage: 62 Kmpl

Price: INR 78, 918

3. TVS Apache RTR 160

The TVS Apache RTR 160 is the third bike on our list. This is an entry-level offering from TVS and was introduced by the manufacturer in the year 2007. The TVS Apache RTR 160 is available in six colours – Red, Black, White, Matte Blue, Matte Grey and Matte Red.

Engine displacement: 159.7 cc

Power: 15.2 bhp @ 8500 rpm

Torque: 13.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Mileage: 48 kmpl

Price: INR 83, 505

2. Suzuki Gixxer

Suzuki Gixxer 2018 was introduced by the manufacturer just a couple of months ago. Since its launch, this model has gone on to be a huge hit. The new version of the Gixxer features new graphics, and MotoGP inspired CSTAR logo along with new paint schemes – Metallic Sonic Silver and Candy Sonoma Red.

Engine displacement: 154.9 cc

Power: 14.6 bhp @ 8000 rpm

Torque: 14 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Mileage: 64 Kmpl

Price: INR 82, 445

1.Hero Splendor Plus

The Hero Splendor is the oldest commuter bike to be sold in India. It debuted back in the year 1994. Since then it has been a cornerstone in Hero’s success in the two-wheeler market. The latest Hero Splendor models have become stylish and aesthetically appealing. The Hero Splendor Plus is available in six colour schemes – Palace Maroon, Candy Red, Cloud Silver, Hi Granite Blue, Black with Purple and Black and Silver.

Engine displacement: 97.2cc

Power: 8.24 bhp @ 8000 rpm

Torque: 8.05 Nm @ 5000 rpm

Mileage: 70 kmpl

Price: INR 52, 010


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