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Top 5 Bikes Under INR 1 Lakh in India (2022)

By Juhi Walia
20 July 2022, 10:14 AM

Choosing the right motorcycle can be hard with many bike brands available. Whether you’re looking for a commuter bike or something fun to ride on the weekend, there are many excellent options under INR 1 lakh.

Here are our top picks for the best bikes you can buy in India for under 1 lakh in 2022.

1. Hero Xtreme 200R

The Hero Xtreme 200R bike is powered by a 200 CC engine, developed with advanced technology to deliver a powerful performance. As a result, you can ride it confidently on any terrain. 

Performance and Engine

The Xtreme 200R's engine is 199.6 CC, air-cooled, and runs on a 4-stroke 2-valve. It churns out a maximum of 18.4 horsepower at 8,400 RPM and 17.1 foot-pounds of torque at 6,500 RPM. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox, can travel at 120 KMPH, and is one of the most powerful bikes for sale for under INR 1 lakh.

Chassis, Brakes and Suspension

A diamond-type frame is used on the Xtreme 200R, which is both strong and small. The motorcycle has a 276 mm petal disc brake on the front wheel and a 220 mm petal disc brake on the rear wheel. The front fork has a 37 mm telescopic with an anti-friction bush, and the rear suspension has a 7-step adjustable mono-shock. 

Design and Styling

Hero Xtreme 200R has a streetfighter look. It's not as edgy as its competitors, but it is still one of the most attractive bikes in this category. It has a simplistic, elegant design with sharp lines. The paint job appears premium and comes in five different colour options. 

2. TVS Apache RTR 160

The TVS Apache RTR 160 is a class of scooter manufactured by TVS Motor Company. First launched in 2007, it is one of the two models sharing its frame with its sister company, Piaggio’s Vespa scooters.

Performance and Engine

Apache 160 has a 159.7 CC air-cooled, 2-valve, single-cylinder, SOHC engine with an advanced race-tuned fuel injection system, offering better performance and fuel economy. The engine has a power output of 15.53 PS at 8,400 RPM and a peak torque of 13.9 Nm at 7,000 RPM.

Chassis, Brakes and Suspensions

It has a Double Cradle Synchro STIFF chassis like the other bikes in the Apache series. Stopping power is aided by a 270 mm petal disc at the front, while a drum or disc brake can be found at the rear end. 

Design and Styling

Apache 160, like other models in the Apache family, has a design similar to its siblings. While it may not be as aggressive as the Apache 160 4V or the RTR 200 4V, it doesn't lack appeal.

3. Honda Hornet 160R

For a fun and affordable way to travel from A to B, you can’t go wrong with Honda’s Hornet 160R. It comes with ABS braking and a fuel-injected engine, making it easy to handle on busy streets.

Performance and Engine

Hornet 160R has a 162.71 CC single-cylinder, SOHC, and 2-valve engine. The engine can generate 15.1 hp of maximum power at 8,500 RPM and 14.5 ft. lbs. of peak torque at 6,500 RPM. The BS4-compliant engine has a 5-speed manual transmission. 

Chassis, Brakes and Suspension

Hornet 160R is made of a diamond-type steel tubular frame. The braking system of the Hornet 160R includes a 276 mm disc at the front wheel and a 220 mm disc at the rear wheel.

Design and Styling

Honda Hornet 160R's streetfighter bike-like tank looks sporty. Body panels are minimal on this bike. The compact exhaust muffler on the Hornet 160R adds to the stylish design in five different colours. 

4. Bajaj Avenger Street 160

The Avenger Street 160 from Bajaj is one of India's most popular cruiser bikes. It runs on a 160 CC engine, providing great power and torque to run as smoothly as possible. The Avenger Street 160 also has modern features like front and rear disc brakes, making it safer than other cruiser bikes. 

Performance and Engine

The Avenger Street 160 has a 160 CC single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, and 2-valve engine. It features a fuel-injection system, with cooling achieved by an air-cooling system. It generates a peak power of 15 PS at 8,500 RPM and a peak torque of 13.7 Nm at 7,000 RPM. 

Chassis, Brakes and Suspension

It continues to use the Japanese home-grown diamond frame. It has a single-channel ABS setup and relies on 280 mm disc brakes for its front and 130 mm drum brakes for its rear. It's fitted with a 5-step adjustable twin shock at the rear.

Design and Styling

Bajaj Avenger has a sporty-cruiser-type design with a slight touch of the original. It offers a mix of the old and the new, evident in its vintage-looking round headlights. It is available in two colours- black and red. 

5. Hero Xpulse 200

The Hero Xpulse 200 is an affordable motorcycle that provides a fun and comfortable ride. Its price makes it of great value, and its power-to-weight ratio makes it powerful. 

Performance and Engine

The Xpulse 200 has a 199.6 CC, oil-cooled, 4-stroke, 2-valve SOHC engine. Using an advanced fuel injection system, it spews out 17.8 horsepower at 8,500 RPM and 16.45 pounds of torque at 6,500 RPM. 

Chassis, Brakes and Suspension

On the Xpulse 200, a 37 mm telescopic fork, which provides 190 mm of wheel travel in the front and a 10-step adjustable mono-shock in the rear, manages suspension duties.

Design and Styling

Hero Xpulse 200 comes with round LED lamps and handguards to make the bike stand out and provide that last finishing touch. Plus, its spokes give it that charming appearance that we all love. From the looks of it, the design of the Xpulse 200 is excellent for an adventure touring bike.

To Wrap up

Regardless of the type of bike you wish to buy, it will always be close to your heart if you are a true bike lover. If you can relate to this, then the first thing you need to do after purchasing a new bike is to insure it. Head to Paytm Insurance to get the peace of mind you deserve while riding your dream bike.



1. Which bike is great for long life?

Honda Hornet 160R is the most durable of them all.

2. Which bike offers excellent maintenance and mileage?

The Hero Xtreme 200R provides great mileage and maintenance.

3. Can I get a good sporty bike under INR 1 lakh?

You can opt for the TVS Apache RTR 160, a good sporty bike, under INR 1 lakh.

4. What's the first thing I should do after purchasing a bike?

To ensure the safety and security of the vehicle and the owner, you should first get two-wheeler insurance.

5. Which bike should I opt for if I'm looking for a fun yet affordable ride?

 Hero Xpulse 200 is the bike you should opt for the same.

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