Finding the perfect motorcycle in the Indian market could be a rather gruelling task. After all, this is the world’s largest two-wheeler market. So, to help you make that tough decision, here’s a list of top 10 motorcycles in India under 10 lakhs. These are, however, not situated in a particular budget. Instead, the list below consists our pick of the range in 10 most crucial segments (price-wise) in the Indian market. Have a look at it yourself.
1. Hero Xtreme 160R
For just a smidge under 1 lakh, the Hero Xtreme 160R offers the best of both worlds. First and foremost, it’s an extremely capable motorcycle with a peppy heart, which is a huge departure from its lacklustre siblings. Second, the Xtreme 160R comes with Hero badging, which means it’s an immensely reliable product. It is a fresh product and it packs all the latest gizmos as well.
2. Royal Enfield Himalayan
In a world full of KTMs and Suzuki(s), the Royal Enfield Himalayan comes out on top in the sub-2 lakh price bracket for it betters all the other motorcycles with its multi-terrain capabilities. Not just on paved roads, you can simply take the Himalayan and ride it with ease. Plus, even if adventure touring is something you don’t like to do, the Himalayan also excels in dealing with our bad roads in this space.
3. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Just a bit more expensive than the Himalayan, the RE Interceptor 650 is the brand’s 650cc modern classic motorcycle. So, why is it the best sub-3 lakh motorcycle? Well, all the credit goes to its 650cc parallel-twin heart, which makes it one of the best motorcycles to ride in the city or on the highway.
4. Honda CB300R
Another inclusion from the same space is the Honda CB300R, which, despite not offering the best value-for-money quotient, is the most fun-to-ride motorcycle in the segment. The design is nice, and it gets a lot of electronics too. Our only grouse with the CB300R is its price.
5. KTM 390 Adventure
For the price, the KTM 390 Adventure does seem a bit expensive, especially considering it’s largely based on the Duke 390 – which is fairly more affordable – but it packs a lot of new-age electronics to help the riders get across any or no roads.
6. Kawasaki Z650
The naked sibling of the Ninja 650, the Z650 – which was recently updated with a BS-VI approved engine – has a lot going for it.
7. Kawasaki W800
The Kawasaki W800 made it into the sub-7 lakh price bracket this year when the maker decided to drop the price of its retro-modern motorcycle by a substantial 1 lakh bucks. If you’re a fan of retro-modern motorcycles, the Kawasaki W800 makes the most sense in this budget. Otherwise, you can also look for Ninja 650.
8. Ducati Scrambler Icon
While it may not be an off-roading motorcycle, the Scrambler Icon gets full marks for its retro design, which pays homage to the original 1962 Ducati Scrambler. Also, The Scrambler might be an entry-level offering from Ducati, but it doesn’t lose out on easy rideability and fun factor of its predecessor.
9. Ducati Monster 797
The Ducati Monster 797 needs no special introduction, and it is, hands down, the best bike you can buy under 9 lakh bucks in the Indian market. Fun fact: Even though they tout it as a Monster, the Ducati you see here is very easy to be friends with, and it has an extremely forgiving nature too.
10. BMW F 900 R
The newest addition in BMW Motorrad’s product line-up, the F 900 R is the brand’s sub-10 lakh middle-weight naked streetfighter, which was first unveiled at the 2019 EICMA show in Milan. Launched alongside the slightly more capable F 900 XR, the F 900 R borrows its powertrain from the older F 850 GS, with mild tweaks to the bore and stroke. BMW has also ensured that the F 900 R looks like an aggressive machine, thanks to the sharper creases, muscular design, and a badass appeal.