Things to consider while buying the top 5 sport Bikes in India

Things To Consider While Buying The Top 5 Sport Bikes In India

India has been at the forefront of producing and upgrading some very iconic and classy bikes for decades and the popularity of the bikes has made India known for its fleet of affordable bikes manufactured by various companies. Bikes like the Bajaj Pulsar, Yamaha FZ and TVS Apache are the epitome of stylish/packed with features yet affordable bikes . While deciding over which option to go for, certain key aspects of buying a particular bike cannot be ignored by any buyer. Here is a brief explanation of specs and features to remember while buying the top 5 sport bikes in India, presented by Grand Tourio.

1. Bajaj Pulsar160 NS

The Bajaj NS160 is placed a notch above the Pulsar 150 both in terms of pricing and features. The NS160 retains all the design elements from its bigger sibling, the NS 200. One can only differentiate between the two by the NS160’s smaller tyres and a smaller 240mm front disc. However, it shares the perimeter frame from the NS 200, making it a better handling motorcycle compared to the Pulsar 150. The Ex showroom price in Mumbai is approximately Rs 83000. For its price , it packs features that make It a strong contender against its contemporaries. According to popular opinion , the engine in pulsar 160 NS feels surprisingly refined giving it an edge over other bikes. Bajaj is known for its Low maintenance and Cheap spare parts bikes and two wheelers. Pulsar 160 has been launched to draw some sales away from the segment leader, the Yamaha FZ 2.0 and also from the Suzuki Gixxer and the Honda CB Hornet 160R. The only way to differentiate 160 NS from its older brother,the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS are its skinny tyres, that may result in a slight deviation from better overall road grip and maneuvering. Other features include oil cooled engine , tubeless tyres and front disc brake.

2. Yamaha FZ S V 2.0

With an Ex Showroom price of Rs 83000 The FZ-S Version 2.0 is the second generation of the FZ series motorcycle, the FZ16 being the original. Design wise, the model is extremely similar to the standard FZ V 2.0 which gets a two piece seat, revised bikini faring, and shrouds beneath the fuel tank. It is powered by an air cooled engine as opposed to Pulsar 160 ns being oil cooled, oil cooling system being superior to air cooling may significantly influence some buyers’ decision while choosing to go for this bike as the cooling system stops the engine from overheating and cause serious damage in the long run . FZ-S is available in matte green, white, grey, black, dark blue and cyan. It has a new paint scheme called ‘The Dark Night’ which is essentially an all-matte black paint scheme with chrome accents which would attract the eye of aesthetic-loving customers. Yamaha also offers the option of rear disk brake at a premium of Rs 4000 for extra safety and road grip in times of Monsoon , a valuable point to consider while buying a motorcycle.

3. TVS Apache RTR 200

Apache RTR 200 is powered by a 197.75cc engine and comes with loads of features depending upon the model selected. Apache has been the flagship Model of TVS since years and is known for its robust and stylish look along with its superior performance on road. Starting at an ex showroom price of Rs 97000, It is definitely a bit pricy than its contemporaries but makes up for it by offering a fleet of useful features that can benefit the rider. By far the most important feature this bike has is the inclusion of optional dual channel ABS that ensures that the bike will not skid no matter how hard the rider hits either of the brakes .This feature offered by TVS is unique and should not be ignored while deciding to buy a new bike.

4. Honda CB Hornet

Stunning looks with a powerful performance is all needed to describe Honda’s CB Hornet 160R. The bike is aimed at young enthusiasts looking for a sports commuter at a reasonable price. Hornet 160R is an updated version of the Unicorn 160 and is also a successful attempt by Honda, unlike its Dazzler and Trigger. It has given a tough competition to similar bikes in the segment including TVS Apache RTR 200, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZS.The first thing we look upon while buying a bike is the looks. Isn’t it? And the CB Hornet would impress you at the first glance itself .For not letting the customer lose interest when it comes to technical specifications, Honda has equipped Hornet with ABS and CBS.Designed with Honda Eco-technology, the 162.71cc air-cooled engine delivers 14.9 Bhp of max power and peak torque of 14.5 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Honda CB Hornet 160R is the most powerful bike when compared to Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ-S V2 Fi.Honda claims that Hornet 160R can return a mileage of 59 KMPL. You can expect the real-world mileage to be somewhere around 40-50 KMPL .The not so cool thing about CB Hornet 160R is the absence of engine kill switch which will certainly turn off a lot of enthusiastic riders / buyers.

5. Bajaj Pulsar NS 200

Stunning looks with a powerful performance is all needed to describe Honda’s CB Hornet 160R. The bike is aimed at young enthusiasts looking for a sports commuter at a reasonable price. Hornet 160R is an updated version of the Unicorn 160 and is also a successful attempt by Honda, unlike its Dazzler and Trigger. It has given a tough competition to similar bikes in the segment including TVS Apache RTR 200, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZS.The first thing we look upon while buying a bike is the looks. Isn’t it? And the CB Hornet would impress you at the first glance itself .For not letting the customer lose interest when it comes to technical specifications, Honda has equipped Hornet with ABS and CBS.Designed with Honda Eco-technology, the 162.71cc air-cooled engine delivers 14.9 Bhp of max power and peak torque of 14.5 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Honda CB Hornet 160R is the most powerful bike when compared to Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ-S V2 Fi.Honda claims that Hornet 160R can return a mileage of 59 KMPL. You can expect the real-world mileage to be somewhere around 40-50 KMPL .The not so cool thing about CB Hornet 160R is the absence of engine kill switch which will certainly turn off a lot of enthusiastic riders / buyers.

 Hope this article helped narrow down important points and facts that lead to a clear picture while searching for a sport bike best suitable as per the buyers’ need.