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Best Bike Under 2 Lakh – Top 10

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Best bike under 2 lakh

In one of our earlier articles, we discussed the Best bike under 1 lakh and now due to popular demand, we are covering the Best bike under 2 lakh! The economy touring space in India has boomed over the last decade or so. The advent of brands like KTMBenelliBMW, etc in India has led to a dramatic increase in the variety we get. For a chance, bikers are now getting spoilt for choice.

If you are into touring or need a slightly powerful bike, then it will cost you some moolah! Usually, anything over 200 cc nowadays costs more than 1.5 lakh. And that is why we are trying to figure out the best bike under 2 lakh! To get to the best bike under 2 lakh, we look at the top 10 bikes under 2 lakh. And the decision is yours! Do check out our article about the best bike under 1 lakh!

Top 10 best bike under 2 lakh

Here is our pick of the top 10 bikes that cost less than 2 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The list is not exhaustive and if we’ve managed to miss out on a good one, then it is not intentional.


Bajaj Pulsar 180

Best bike under 2 lakh
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One of the most reliable bikes in this segment is the Bajaj Pulsar 180. It has been around for quite some time and is one of the top-selling bikes that Bajaj has in India. Sporty looks, wide seats, good power, acceleration, and lots of luggage space is what makes the Bajaj Pulsar 180 one of the best bike under 2 lakh.

Power – 16.78 BHP

Torque – 14.52 Nm

Displacement – 178.6 cc

Cylinders – 1

Cooling – Air-cooled

Transmission – 5 speed

Fuel Delivery – Fuel injection

Tank capacity – 15 liters

Approx mileage – 45 kmpl

Ex-showroom cost ~ 1,10,000

Royal Enfield Himalayan

Best bike under 2 lakh
Pic Courtesy - MotoGB

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is now a known name and since its launch, it has come from under the shadows of quality problems to emerge as one of the best touring bikes in India. The tall demeanor, oodles of space, big tires, large tank capacity, and tourer look are what make it an attractive option. The soft suspension works great on bad roads. However, the overall part quality and power delivery is something that Royal Enfield still needs to work on.

Power – 24.30 BHP

Torque – 32 Nm

Displacement – 411 cc

Cylinders – 1

Cooling – Air-cooled

Transmission – 5 speed

Fuel Delivery – Fuel injection

Tank capacity – 15 liters

Approx mileage – 35 kmpl

Ex-showroom cost ~ 1,92,700

Bajaj Dominar 400

Best bike under 2 lakh
Pic Courtesy - DamnPilot

The Bajaj Dominar is a toned-down version of the KTM Duke line-up but still suitable for Indian roads. Having borrowed the KTM engine, Bajaj has managed to deliver a refined bike with enough power to become a formidable touring machine. The Bajaj Dominar boasts stunning looks, attractive color options, a powerful engine, and good riding comfort.

Power – 39.42 BHP

Torque – 35 Nm

Displacement – 373.27 cc

Cylinders – 1

Cooling – Liquid-cooled

Transmission – 6 speed

Fuel Delivery – Fuel injection

Tank capacity – 13 liters

Approx mileage – 30 kmpl

Ex-showroom cost ~ 1,98,600

Honda CB350RS

Best bike under 2 lakh
Pic Courtesy - Team BHP

A relatively new bike, the Honda CB350RS is yet to make a name in the market. However, the specs do deliver the promise of another good bike from Honda. The looks seem to have been inspired by the Ducati Monster, but this bike is nothing like the Ducati. Launched as a competition to the Royal Enfield Meteor 350Jawa 42, and the Imperiale 400, the Honda CB350RS is also a promising candidate to be the best bike under 2 lakh.

Power – 20.78 BHP

Torque – 30 Nm

Displacement – 348.36 cc

Cylinders – 1

Cooling – Air-cooled

Transmission – 5 speed

Fuel Delivery – Fuel injection

Tank capacity – 15 liters

Approx mileage – 35 kmpl

Ex-showroom cost ~ 1,96,000

Honda Hness CB350

Best bike under 2 lakh
Pic Courtesy - Moto Arc

Here is another excellent option from Honda, the Honda Hness CB350. I don’t quite know how to pronounce the name, but that doesn’t really matter. What matters is the fact that this bike is competing against the Royal Enfield Classic 350Jawa Standard, and the Benelli Imperiale 400. Even though it has the same specs as the Honda CB350RS, it is priced 10k lesser than it. Worth checking out.

Power – 20.78 BHP

Torque – 30 Nm

Displacement – 348.36 cc

Cylinders – 1

Cooling – Air-cooled

Transmission – 5 speed

Fuel Delivery – Fuel injection

Tank capacity – 15 liters

Approx mileage – 35 kmpl

Ex-showroom cost ~ 1,86,000

KTM Duke 200

Best bike under 2 lakh
Pic Courtesy - Bajaj Auto

It is one of the meanest machines in the sub-250cc category and you will feel the power with one jolt of the throttle. Originally a street bike, the KTM Duke line-up is extensively used for motorcycle tours in India. It is one of the best buys and for me, tops the list of the best bike under 2 lakh. However, I would always prefer the Duke 390 to the Duke 200.

Power – 25.40 BHP

Torque – 19.5 Nm

Displacement – 199.50 cc

Cylinders – 1

Cooling – Liquid-cooled

Transmission – 6 speed

Fuel Delivery – Fuel injection

Tank capacity – 13.5 liters

Approx mileage – 35 kmpl

Ex-showroom cost ~ 1,81,600

Royal Enfield Meteor

Best bike under 2 lakh
Pic Courtesy - Royal Enfield

It is surprising to see more than one option from Royal Enfield for the best bike under 2 lakh. But the newly launched Royal Enfield Meteor is a value for money product. Look wise it is similar to the Royal Enfield Thunderbird, however, the brand seems to have made some updates to the engines. With plenty of luggage space and mods available, it’s a good bike for those who want to get into motorcycle touring. Excellent for the terrains in ArunachalSpitiand Ladakh!

Power – 20.20 BHP

Torque – 27 Nm

Displacement – 349 cc

Cylinders – 1

Cooling – Air or Oil cooled

Transmission – 5 speed

Fuel Delivery – Fuel injection

Tank capacity – 15 liters

Approx mileage – 35 kmpl

Ex-showroom cost ~ 1,76,800

Yamaha R15 R3

Best bike under 2 lakh
Pic Courtesy - The Financial Express

If you want a sports bike that is within reach of your budget, then the best is the Yamaha R15 V3. With stunning looks and a super-refined engine, the Yamaha R15 has always been an object of affection for bikers. And for good reason too. However, the bike is good for short runs and not suited for motorcycle touring, especially if you have a pillion rider.

Power – 18.37 BHP

Torque – 14.10 Nm

Displacement – 149 cc

Cylinders – 1

Cooling – Liquid-cooled

Transmission – 6 speed

Fuel Delivery – Fuel injection

Tank capacity – 11 liters

Approx mileage – 40 kmpl

Ex-showroom cost ~ 1,51,400

Yamaha FZ25

Best bike under 2 lakh
Pic Courtesy - Livingwithgravity

Mean looks, a gorgeous headlamp, and sufficient power are what Yamaha is counting on with the FZ25. A much-needed upgrade to the FZ 150, the FZ25 has managed to grab a piece of the market share for Yamaha but is it enough? The naked roadster hasn’t got enough to take on the KTM’s but still offers something in comparison to the Bajaj lineup.

Power – 20.51BHP

Torque – 20.10 Nm

Displacement – 249 cc

Cylinders – 1

Cooling – Air-cooled

Transmission – 5 speed

Fuel Delivery – Fuel injection

Tank capacity – 14 liters

Approx mileage – 35 kmpl

Ex-showroom cost ~ 1,54,500

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250

Best bike under 2 lakh

And the last one on our list of the best bike under 2 lakh is the Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF. Powered by a 249cc engine, the Gixxer competes head-on with the Yamaha FZ250 and the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS. However, its late entry into the market hasn’t helped it a bit. But the bike is still a refined machine and suitable for city rides and adventure touring.

Power – 2.13 BHP

Torque – 22.20 Nm

Displacement – 249 cc

Cylinders – 1

Cooling – Oil cooled

Transmission – 6 speed

Fuel Delivery – Fuel injection

Tank capacity – 12 liters

Approx mileage – 35 kmpl

Ex-showroom cost ~ 1,68,500

So, which is the best bike under 2 lakh? Well, you have the list and can decide for yourself based on your needs. There isn’t a clear winner and all of the above bikes are strong contenders for the top spot. You can also check out our article about the best bike under 1 lakh.

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