1 . Honda CB Hornet 160R
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The CB Hornet 160R is one of the most recent launches by Honda in India and is hands down, the best-looking motorcycle in the segment today. The CB Hornet 160R features a muscular design, with a few straight lines and a few cuts and bulges, making it look unique. Taking the ‘uniqueness’ quotient a level higher is the ‘X’ shaped tail lamp. This is a motorcycle which will definitely turn heads wherever you go.
The Honda CB Hornet 160R is powered by an air-cooled, 162.7cc, single-cylinder engine with maximum power output of 15.4bhp and a peak torque figure of 14.7Nm. Transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed gearbox and Honda claims a mileage of 52km/l for the motorcycle.
2 . Suzuki Gixxer SF Fi
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The Suzuki Gixxer SF is a fully faired version of the Suzuki Gixxer, and the fairing does make it look rather nice for the price it is being sold at. Suzuki then equipped the motorcycle with fuel-injection and has called it the Gixxer SF FI. The motorcycle is aimed at the youth looking for a stylish and technologically advanced commuter bike. The Gixxer SF has taken obvious inspiration from the Suzuki GSX-R series of superbikes.
The Suzuki Gixxer SF FI is powered by an air-cooled, fuel-injected, 155cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power figure of 14.6bhp and a peak torque output of 14Nm — exactly the same as the carbureted version of the engine.
3 . Bajaj Pulsar 150
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The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is one of the most popular bikes in the 150cc segment. Since its launch in India in 2001, the Pulsar 150 has been a hit in the Indian market. With elegant styling and performance, the Pulsar 150 has been a popular bike among the youths of the country. In its latest avatar, the Pulsar 150 still retains the ingredients of the first-gen Pulsar 150.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 draws power from a 149.5cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing 13.8bhp and 13.4Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Braking duties are handled by discs at both the ends but misses out on ABS.
4 . Hero Xtreme Sports
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The Xtreme Sports is one of the few motorcycles in the Hero MotoCorp stable targeted at young customers looking for a stylish and fuel-efficient motorcycle for their daily commute. The Hero Xtreme Sports is based on the standard Xtreme, but features several cosmetic and mechanical updates.
The Xtreme Sports is powered by the same air-cooled, 149.2cc, single-cylinder engine used in the standard Hero Xtreme, but is now tuned up to produce a maximum power of 15.2bhp and a peak torque of 13.5Nm (1bhp and 0.7Nm more than the standard motorcycle). Transmission duties are handles by a 5-speed gearbox, and mileage is claimed to be 48km/l.
Other mechanical upgrades include a new five-step adjustable rear suspension and an optional rear disc brake. Design changes include redesigned a headlamp unit, instrument cluster and cowls near the fuel tank and underneath the engine. New colours and graphics further sweeten the deal.