Top 10 Bikes in India in 2014: The Bike Buying Guide

Biking has always been in the veins of Indians who loves to ride on the highways with their spouse to the adventure experience. The car market is not as big as the other countries, so the people choose the bikes as their mode of transport as well.

These days the market is full of options to land the buyers into a dilemmatic phase over the selection of the bike. But, some of the options are unbeaten if we talk about the mileage, look or power.

Here below is a guide to give you an idea if you’re looking to buy a bike for yourself and I’m sure that you’ll be pretty happy to see the list.

Bajaj Discover

The Discover is a bike which can be called as the combination of sporty look and healthy mileage. The Discover is majorly chosen by the young people of India or the service class which want their bike to deliver a good KMPL number, but want to make some style statement too.

Bajaj Discover

 

The Discover is available in two versions of a 125cc engine which has got the price around INR 50,000 ex-showroom. The Discover is a good choice with better mileage, looks, ride quality and ergonomics.

Also See: Best Sports Bikes in India

Bajaj Pulsar

The Pulsar started the trend of sports bikes in India and still dominating the market with its out of the class features and looks. The Pulsar took Bajaj far too ahead in the race of all two wheelers and still holding its numero uno position.

Bajaj Pulsar

The Pulsar is available in the many versions for their all classes of customers, that is, 135cc, 150cc, 180cc, 200NS and 220F. The pulsar is bound to deliver you the best power in the market and its DTSI technology is for making sure that you get decent mileage as well.

The price range of Bajaj Pulsar is between INR 60,000 to 90,000.

Hero Moto Corp Karizma

The Karizma is a well known product from the Hero group which is known as the best competitor of the Bajaj Pulsar. I personally found the looks and comfort on the Karizma better than Pulsar, though your choice could differ.

Hero Moto Corp Karizma

Karizma is available in two versions named as Karizma R and Karizma ZMR which have the e-showroom price of INR 86,000 and INR 1.07 Lakh. The style, performance and power of Karizma id not less than that of Pulsar so, if you’re still a Hero fan then you can easily go for this.

Hero Splendor NXG

The Hero ruled the market with its mileage efficient bike Splendor and it is still the choice of all those people who want their bike to deliver a good and a healthy mileage under all circumstances.

Hero Splendor NXG

Although the Splendor has come down in terms of body quality and durability, but still has the edge over all other mileage efficient bike available in India. The price of latest Splendor NXG is around INR 46,000 with company mileage of 65 KMPL.

Royal Enfield Classic 350

The heavy sound with monster body and sculpture, the Classic is the choice of those who want a bike for the symbol of power. The Classic with 350cc engine produces extremely powerful performance and sound which sends thunders in air while riding.

Royal Enfield Classic 350

The vintage look of the bike has thousands of admirers and is now becoming first choice of the youth. The mileage part is not very strong to talk about, but still you can try it out for once at least. The price tag of Royal Enfield Classic 350cc is around INR 1.30 Lakh.

Honda Shine

After the city dominating scooter Activa, the Japanese giant Honda is ruling the market with its mid-range bike Shine. The Shine has got everything which a normal middle class man needs to fulfill its daily stuff.

Honda Shine

The Shine has got decent mileage, engine and performance. Though, the style factor is on the back side. The ex-showroom price of the Honda Shine is between INR 48,000 to 56,000.

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Yamaha Fazer

The Yamaha Fazer is the best competitor of the 180cc regime bikes which has A to Z things like looking, style factor, minimum maintenance, performance, acceleration and others.

Yamaha Fazer

The Yamaha has got the name in the market with the name of this bike which has a decent number of buyers and lovers. The ex-showroom price of Yamaha Fazer is around INR 80,000.

Hero CBZ Xtreme

The first sports bike in India has got the makeover over the years and still going higher as the choice of people with all the ingredients to make it a successful domestic bike.

Hero CBZ Xtreme

With more power and better looks than Splendor, it’s giving the stiff competition to the like of Honda Shine, Yamaha FZ and Bajaj Pulsar. The CBZ Xtreme has the best look in its niche and is one of the best-selling bikes in India with the price range of around INR 70,000.

KTM Duke

The Austrian company landed in India with a bang with its famous sports bike which is not only adorable but affordable too. The KTM Duke is a product with sheer power and performance with the best design and looks in the market.

KTM Duke

The Indian sports bikes like Pulsar and Karizma are facing a threat with the overwhelming response of this bike. The Duke comes in 200cc and 390cc version with the ex-showroom price of around 1.3 and 1.7 Lakh respectively.

Bajaj Platina

The entry level bike form the Bajaj is only for those who want only mileage with almost no power and looks. The Platina has only one plus point which has made it the biggest competitor of all the mileage bikes in the India which is its mouth watering mileage of 72 KMPL.

Bajaj Platina

The price range of the Platina is also quite low which is around INR 41,000 to make the buyers think over it once before purchasing any other bike.

Conclusion

It’s obvious to say that the Indian bike market is full of options for all the buyers like power lovers, mileage lovers, design and look lovers, acceleration freaks and others.

The above the some best option according to my best knowledge and if you guys have any suggestion or thoughts, then you’re most welcome to be the part of discussion in the comment section below.

Prashant Talreja

Being a Mechanical Engineer, I'm a hardcore automobile fun. The love for automobiles makes my entry into the blogging arena. And, I ended up as a technical writer. Now, I cover almost all topics under the tech niche for almost 2 years.

29 thoughts on “Top 10 Bikes in India in 2014: The Bike Buying Guide

  • August 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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    dude atleast get pictures right!!

  • August 29, 2014 at 10:42 am
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    ya…….You given above list that is really nice sorting.

  • September 8, 2014 at 8:24 pm
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    my opinion Bajaj cheaper and best facilities

  • September 8, 2014 at 11:47 pm
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    till confusion by reading all things and answerless which best for me……………………

  • September 9, 2014 at 9:27 pm
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    really amazing content, superb….

  • September 19, 2014 at 7:48 am
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    Please let me know the actual price of bajaj discover 125st in Chennai showrooms….

  • September 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm
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    As far as mileage and style both are concerned , Bajaj Discover 150 is the best option I believe..

  • September 24, 2014 at 11:46 pm
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    What about including Apache or R15 ?

  • September 29, 2014 at 12:12 pm
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    Quite impressive post on top 10 bikes in India, I think Bajaj bikes is one of the best bike in India.

  • September 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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    honda unicorn

  • October 6, 2014 at 2:23 am
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    Nice content …

  • October 10, 2014 at 10:43 pm
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    Bajaj discover bike 150 is very best bike for milage and stylish.

  • October 17, 2014 at 4:26 pm
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    The above shown Yamaha Fazer 150 CC is not available in India? If available above model please let me know the details

  • October 20, 2014 at 4:35 pm
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    Bajaj is best any time. I am using bajaj XCD 125 and know I want to go for some changes, many people was suggesting me for Hero or Honda any product of these two make
    At Last my choice is bajaj discover 150s. This is becouse bajaj material quality is no 1.

    • November 17, 2014 at 9:01 pm
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      Please update your knowledge…it’s a proven beyond doubt fact that Bajaj uses the cheapest and lowest quality materials in their motorcycles compared to any other bike in the indian market and that clearly reflects in their low pricing.

  • October 29, 2014 at 5:11 pm
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    Act royal Enfield classic 350 is best one comparing others…….

  • October 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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    hero xtream is all over best..

  • October 31, 2014 at 1:51 am
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    What about Pulsar 150 guys ?

  • November 9, 2014 at 2:36 am
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    Pulsar-the baap of all bikes

  • November 13, 2014 at 11:24 am
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    You have missed tvs apache. Most of the youth refer this bike. Over all, nice ranking list….Thanks for sharing

  • November 17, 2014 at 7:55 pm
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    bhiya pulsar 220 bhut hi mast byk h cahe bhgane k liye lo ya pir bhokal bannane k liye dono or sy mast h…..
    or agr avreage wali leni h to pir bhiya Discover150 cc new modole wali mast h……

  • November 26, 2014 at 9:20 pm
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    Where is Yamaha R15 v2.0 in the list????

    • December 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm
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      Dear Brother, why have you ignore Apache RTR 160/180 out of above list.

  • December 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm
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    ???? Apache Rtr ( 150/180 ) ????

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:48 pm
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    plz tell about honda unicon

  • December 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm
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    What about suzuki gixxer, Honda CBR 150R, RTR 180 ABS,

  • December 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm
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    pulsar is one of the best bike in india

  • December 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm
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    Very helpful

  • January 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm
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    Bajaj Pulsar 180 CC is only best bike of bajaj

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