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Top 5 performance bikes under Rs 1 lakh

by Arun Mohan Nadar Photography: Kunal Khadse Posted on 28 Dec 2012276,421 Views28 Comments

With the growing demand for performance bikes, ZigWheels picks the top five within the Rs 1 lakh price bracket

 

Bajaj Avenger 220 Dtsi

 

 

3, Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i

The Avenger has seen a host of engine transplants and currently sports the 220cc engine from the Pulsar 220 DTSi. The Avenger can be credited as the first affordable cruiser bike for the masses. Even though Royal Enfield had introduced the Thunderbird but still not everyone was able to afford it and those who could stayed away due to maintenance issues. The Avenger’s USP has been its affordable pricing and ease of maintenance and its dominance in this segment can be gauged from the fact that it doesn’t have any sort of competition from any other manufacturer till now. Though priced competitively, the Avenger has not lost any of its charm, a comfortable, stylish and powerful cruiser that doesn’t cost a fortune to own and run.

 

Technical Specifications

Engine

220cc, Air-Cooled, DTS-i,

Power

19.03PS @ 8,400rpm

Torque

17.5Nm @ 7,000rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

4.5sec

Top Speed:

120+km/h

Kerb Weight:

154.5kg

Fuel Efficiency

36kmpl

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 76,835

 

 

 

Hero MotoCorp Karizma R

 

 

4, Hero MotoCorp Karizma R

From being one of the most technically advanced and expensive bikes to being one of the most affordable performance bikes just shows the tremendous jump the performance segment has made. Even though it’s been a longtime since the Karizma was launched, it still remains one of the best touring bikes in the market owing to its superior ergonomics and punchy engine pumping out 17.2PS. The Pulsars might look more value for money in terms of the power and features; still the Karizma is able to hold its ground owing to its superior build quality and reliability.

 

Technical Specifications

Engine

223cc, Air-Cooled

Power

17PS @ 7,000rpm

Torque

18.35Nm @ 6,000rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

4.4sec

Top Speed:

125km/h (claimed)

Kerb Weight:

150kg

Fuel Efficiency

36kmpl (claimed)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 78,600

 

 

 

TVS Apache RTR 180

 

 

5, TVS Apache RTR 180

The Hosur-based two-wheeler manufacturer’s latest flagship, the Apache RTR 180 is known for nimble handling and performance. Powered by a high-revving 177.4cc engine producing 17.3PS and features like optional ABS which no other bike in this segment offers, the RTR 180 has many tricks up its sleeve but loses out due a torque deficit.

 

Technical Specifications

Engine

177.4cc, Air-Cooled

Power

17PS @ 8,500rpm

Torque

15.5Nm @ 6,500rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

4.4sec

Top Speed:

120km/h

Kerb Weight:

139kg

Fuel Efficiency

47kmpl

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 73,365 / ABS-spec: Rs 84,180

 

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