Planning to buy a new bike under Rs 1 lakh this Diwali? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
As the festive fervour intensifies, a lot of you might be planning to buy new two-wheelers on these auspicious occasions. If you have a budget of Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom), here’s are our cherry-picked options for you to consider:
Bajaj Pulsar 150: Price - Rs 99,584
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is one of the most popular motorcycles in its segment. Over the generations, its looks have remained distinctly familiar and its dynamics have always swung towards the sportier side with just the right amount of practicality in terms of mileage. With a starting price of Rs 99,584, it is one of the most well-rounded 150cc bikes available in the market.
Powering the motorcycle is a 149.5cc air-cooled motor churning out a respectable 14PS and 13.25Nm in its BS6 guise. It also comes with a single-channel ABS for added safety. The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is ideal for those who want a sporty motorcycle for their everyday commutes that doesn’t burn too big a hole in their pocket either.
Honda Unicorn BS6: Price - Rs 95,152
The Honda Unicorn lives on in its BS6 avatar, albeit with a larger 162.7cc heart. It produces 12.9PS and 14Nm. While it may not be all that powerful, Honda has more than made up for it by including a counterbalancer for superior refinement. This coupled with Honda’s legendary reputation of reliability, the Unicorn will serve to be a bulletproof companion for travel that will last for ages.
Thankfully, Honda has retained the characteristic looks of the motorcycle even in its BS6 avatar. While some may feel that the age-old looks are boring, a lot of its target customers seek solace in its no-nonsense familiarity. If you’re looking for a bike that’s refined, built like a tank and is comfortable, look no further than the Unicorn, priced at Rs 95,152.
Honda SP 125: Price - Rs 79,210
The Honda SP 125 was the Japanese brand’s first BS6-compliant motorcycle in the country. It gets several useful features like an all-LED headlamp and tail lamp, silent starter, and a fully digital instrument cluster with real-time mileage indicator. Honda also claims that the new 124cc motor offers 16 percent better mileage than the BS4-compliant 125cc engine.
The powerplant generates 10.8PS and 10.9Nm. To ensure better mileage, especially on the highway, the SP 125 gets a 5-speed transmission. All in all, the Honda SP 125 is ideal for those who want a stylish, feature-laden motorcycle for commuting, that offers a good balance of efficiency and performance.
Bajaj Pulsar 125 Split Seat: Price - Rs 80,218
If the Bajaj Pulsar 150 is a little too expensive for you, enter the Bajaj Pulsar 125. This 125cc motorcycle has the trademark looks of its elder sibling albeit with a smaller engine. The Split Seat variant, in particular, looks even sportier than the regular Neon version, complete with an engine cowl.
The 124.4cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor features an electronic carburettor to keep the costs under control. It produces 11.8PS and 10.8Nm, linked to a 5-speed transmission. The Bajaj Pulsar 125, at Rs 80,218 for the front disc brake-equipped variant, is a worthy consideration if you’re looking to buy a bike with the efficiency of a 125cc motorcycle and the looks of a 150cc one.
Hero Splendor Plus: Price - Rs 64,470
The Hero Splendor Plus is the most affordable motorcycle in this list, priced at Rs 64,470. It is also the smallest-engined bike, with a displacement of 97.2cc. While it may not be high on power and torque (8PS and 8Nm), it is well known for its fill-it-shut-it-forget-it level of efficiency. This coupled with Hero’s massive brand presence and easy availability of affordable spare parts make it one of the easiest motorcycles to maintain.
If point A to point B commute at minimal expense of fuel is your priority, then the Hero Splendor Plus will be the perfect option. Moreover, Hero MotoCorp recently introduced customisable graphics for the venerable commuter for an added dose of individuality. Check out all the details here.