Here Are Top 5 Fastest Bikes In India Under Rs 2 Lakh

  • May 29, 2024
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Who says performance isn’t easy on the pocket?

We usually equate performance with premium price tags. However, the Indian two-wheeler market has matured enough to have reached a stage where bikes are not only affordable, but also offer more thrills per rupee. Here’s a list of the top 5 fastest bikes in India that cost less than Rs 2 lakh:

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z

At Rs 1,85,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), the new Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z has absolutely nailed the ‘value-for-money’ proposition. It’s the cheapest 400cc bike in India, with 40PS and 35Nm from the 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. It's the same one from the Bajaj Dominar 400, which in turn is based on the second-gen KTM Duke 390’s engine.

 

Pulsar NS400Z Price

Rs 1,85,000

Pulsar NS400Z Engine

373.2cc liquid-cooled

Pulsar NS400Z Power

40PS at 8800rpm

Pulsar NS400 Torque

35Nm at 6500rpm

Pulsar NS400 Pickup 0-100kmph 

7.73 seconds

Pulsar NS400Z Top Speed Tested

166kmph

Pulsar NS400Z Mileage Claimed

28.5kmpl


When we tested the NS400Z, it accelerated from 0-100kmph in 7.73 seconds, and that’s pretty quick for the price it commands. It also has a pretty healthy speedometer-indicated top speed of 166kmph. Check out our first ride review of the NS400Z to know more about it.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is priced from Rs 1,47,820 (ex-showroom, Delhi), and is one of the cheapest 200cc bikes in India. The RTR 200 has a 197cc air- and oil-cooled single-cylinder engine that makes 20.82PS and 17.25Nm. 

 

Apache RTR 200 Price

Rs 1,47,820

Apache RTR 200 Engine

197.75cc air-oil-cooled

RTR 200 4V Power

20.8PS at 9000rpm in Sport mode, 17.3PS at 7800rpm in Urban/ Rain mode

Apache RTR 200 4V Torque

17.25Nm at 7250rpm in Sport mode, 16.51Nm at 5750rpm in Urban/Rain mode

Apache 200 Pickup 0-100kmph

12.33 seconds

Apache RTR 200 Top Speed (Claimed)

127kmph in Sport mode, 105kmph in Rain/ Urban mode

Apache RTR 200 4V Mileage Real World

47.61kmpl in the city, 49.80kmpl on the highway


The RTR 200 4V accelerates from 0 to 100kmph in 12.33 seconds, which is quick for its category. It also comes packed with some impressive segment-first equipment and features like preload-adjustable suspension on both ends, riding modes that alter engine performance and ABS intervention, and adjustable levers. In our road test review of the Apache RTR 200 4V, it returned a real-world highway mileage of 49.80kmpl, which is pretty decent for a bike of its class.

Yamaha R15 M

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The Yamaha R15 has been one of the best performance bikes in India, ever since it was first launched. Through all its four iterations it has evolved and become better. At Rs 1,96,500 (ex-showroom), the R15 M variant is one of the most expensive bikes in the 150-160cc segment. But it is quite feature packed, with a quickshifter, traction control, and smartphone connectivity. 

 

R15 M price

Rs 1,96,500

R15 Engine

155cc liquid-cooled

R15 Power

18.4PS at 10,000rpm

R15 M Torque

14.2Nm at 7500rpm

R15 Pickup 0-100kmph

12.20 seconds

R15 Mileage Real World

55.20kmpl in the city, 60.56kmpl on the highway


Its 18.4PS, 14.2Nm, 155cc liquid-cooled engine helps it accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in 12.20 seconds, which isn’t bad for a bike of its capacity. You might need to get used to the ergonomics but it's an excellent bike to learn the nuances of riding. The handling is brilliant, performance is peppy, and you can read more here.  

Yamaha MT-15

In its second iteration, the Yamaha MT-15 is even better than its predecessor with a inverted fork and a cast aluminium swingarm. The MT-15 is priced from Rs 1,68,000 to Rs 1,73,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi), with the top-end variants getting basic smartphone connectivity, LED indicators, and flashier colours. 

 

MT15 Price

Rs 1,68,000

MT-15 Engine

155cc liquid-cooled 

MT15 Power

18.4PS at 10,000rpm

MT 15 Torque

14.1Nm at 7500rpm

MT15 Pickup 0-100kmph

12.23 seconds

MT 15 Mileage Real World

56.87kmpl in the city, 47.94kmpl on the highway

 

The MT-15 gets the same 155cc engine as the Yamaha R15, and makes 18.4PS and 14.2Nm. However, even with the lack of the aerodynamic bodywork, the MT-15 accelerates from 0 to 100kmph in 12.23 seconds, which is almost at par with the R15. In our roadtest of the MT-15, it returned an impressive mileage of 56.87kmpl in the city. All in all, it’s a great bike that’s fun for commutes and occasional weekend rides.

Hero Karizma XMR 210

The New Hero Karizma is quite an icon in the Indian motorcycling scene. So obviously when the new Hero Karizma XMR was launched, it had all eyes on it. And it doesn’t look half bad either. It costs Rs 1,79,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and comes with a 210cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that makes 25.5PS and 20.4Nm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. That’s enough to help the XMR accelerate to 100kmph from a standstill in 11.06 seconds, which makes it the second quickest bike in this list. 

 

Karizma XMR Price

Rs 1,79,900

Karizma XMR Engine

210cc liquid-cooled

Karizma XMR Power

25.5PS at 9250rpm

Karizma Torque

20.4Nm at 7250rpm

Karizma XMR Pickup

11.06seconds

Karizma XMR Mileage Real World

41.38kmpl in the city, 36.7kmpl on the highway


While the engine capacity has gone slightly down over the original Karizma, its performance has definitely gone up thanks to liquid-cooling. Its features list is pretty barebones, with a digital LCD cluster with turn-by-turn navigation, along with an adjustable windscreen and LED lighting. But it more than makes up for it with the way it performs in the real world, as we found out in our review.

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