200cc Bikes Below 1.5 Lakh Rupees

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The Indian motorcycle industry has come a long way in recent times. Two-wheeler manufacturers are trying to offer best in class performance below INR 1.5 lakh.

200cc motorcycles offer good balance between performance, fuel efficiency and everyday usability. These motorcycles are not all about horsepower, but power to weight ratio, that makes them good.

So here's a list of 200cc bikes or motorcycles, priced below 1.5 lakh rupees in India:

NOTE: All ex-showroom prices and on-road prices are for Mumbai

Bajaj Pulsar NS200:

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is priced at INR 83,377. It is powered by a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 199cc engine that produces 23 bhp. It weighs 145 kgs and returns a fuel efficiency of 40 kpl. The NS200 has disc brakes up front and at the rear, and also sports a digital speedometer with an analogue RPM meter.

  • Engine - 199cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled
  • Power - 23 bhp
  • Gearbox - 6-speed
  • Weight - 145 kgs
  • Mileage - 40 kpl
  • On-road price - INR 1,04,265

Bajaj Pulsar RS200:

The RS200 is a faired version of the NS. Racing Sport is what ‘RS' stands for and features the same engine, but develops 24 bhp. It weighs 165 kgs and returns 35 kpl. The Pulsar RS200 is available in two variants—with ABS and without. It is priced at INR 1,30,268 and 1,18,500 respectively.

  • Engine - 199cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled
  • Power - 24 bhp
  • Gearbox - 6-speed
  • Weight - 165 kgs
  • Mileage - 35 kpl
  • On-road price - (ABS) INR 1,50,327; (standard) INR 1,37,495

Bajaj Pulsar AS 200:

Again, the AS 200 or Adventure Sport 200 is based on the Pulsar NS. This is Bajaj's first attempt of introducing an affordable adventure motorcycle in the country. It sports a tall front fairing and disc brakes for the front and rear. The AS 200 is priced at INR 93,457.

  • Engine - 199cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled
  • Power - 23 bhp
  • Gearbox - 6-speed
  • Weight - 153 kgs
  • Mileage - 42 kpl
  • On-road price - INR 1,05,900

Bajaj Pulsar 220F:

The 220F might have a air-cooled engine, but every bit of that 220cc power plant is efficient. It produces 21 bhp and fuel is fed through a carburetor. It returns 38 kpl and the engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. It has no ABS option and is priced at INR 88,382.

  • Engine - 220cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
  • Power - 21 bhp
  • Gearbox - 5-speed
  • Weight - 150 kgs
  • Mileage - 38 kpl
  • On-road price - INR 99,900

Hero Karizma ZMR:

Okay, now that's enough of Bajaj Pulsars! Another 200cc motorcycle that comes under the INR 1.5 lakh budget is the Karizma ZMR. Priced at INR 1,03,458, this is Hero MotoCorp's flagship motorcycle on sale today. It has an air-cooled, 223cc engine that makes 20 bhp and mated to a 5-speed transmission. It weighs 157 kgs and has disc brakes for the front and rear wheels.

  • Engine - 223cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
  • Power - 20 bhp
  • Gearbox - 5-speed
  • Weight - 157 kgs
  • Mileage - 40 kpl
  • On-road price - INR 1,26,990

KTM Duke 200:

Here is something that fits every criteria with impressive performance and good looks—the KTM Duke 200. It is powered by a 200cc engine that makes 25 bhp, but weighs just 136 kgs. It delivers 35 kpl and is priced at INR 1,36,147. It has disc brakes on both ends to harness all the power. And to top it all, it handles the best!

  • Engine - 199cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled
  • Power - 25 bhp
  • Gearbox - 6-speed
  • Weight - 136 kgs
  • Mileage - 35 kpl
  • On-road price - INR 1,61,548

KTM RC 200:

For those looking for the ultimate performance motorcycle in this budget, this is it—KTM RC 200! It sports the same engine as the Duke 200 and weighs marginally heavier, 147 kgs. But that is of no concern since it comes well under the budget and is a very potent track day motorcycle. Fuel efficiency is a little low compared to the Duke—30 kpl. The RC 200 costs INR 1,64, 241

  • Engine - 199cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled
  • Power - 25 bhp
  • Gearbox - 6-speed
  • Weight - 147 kgs
  • Mileage - 30 kpl
  • On-road price - INR 1,90,473

Verdict:
So, have all these models left you confused? Here is some help—if you are looking for a good motorcycle in this budget, the KTM Duke is the best value for money. It looks great, performs very well and handles the best. The KTM RC 200 is also a good pick if you want something sporty. If they seem to go a little above your budget, the Pulsar NS and the RS is a good buy. The AS 200 is also a good pick, but we would strongly recommend the KTM anyday.

Also Read: Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 Vs KTM RC 200 Comparo

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Story first published: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:51 [IST]
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