Best Commuter bikes under Rs 1.5 lakh

Arijit Dutta
Arijit Dutta
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Considering the number of bikes available in the two-wheeler market in India, there are a dreadful of options for one to choose from! You can easily find amazing bikes priced under Rs 1.5 lakh.  Further, the kind of durability offered by such bikes add to the resale market in India. The purchase and launch of new bikes in the country is adding to the second-hand options taking the toll of bikes available to the next level.

If you are thinking of something similar and want to go with a more cost-effective ownership with a used bike, relax, we have you covered! Check out the buy used bikes section on our Bikes24 website to access reliable, convenient purchases in your city.

However, if you want to explore something new, we have come up with comparative studies of the most valuable bikes available under the 1.5 lakh segment. In this article, we have jotted down all the required details for you to evaluate them accurately.

Best Commuter Bikes in India Price List

Models

Price Range

Hero Xtreme 200R

₹91,900 - ₹93,156 (Ex-Showroom)

TVS Apache RTR 160

₹77,781 - ₹1.14 lakhs  (Ex-Showroom Delhi)

Hero Xtreme 160R

₹1.14 lakhs - ₹1.21 lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi)

Honda X-blade

₹78,794 - ₹1.2 lakhs (Ex-Showroom)

Bajaj Pulsar 150

₹75,098 - ₹1.13 lakhs (Ex-Showroom)

Honda Hornet 160R

₹84,969 - ₹1 lakh (Ex-Showroom)

Honda CB Unicorn 160

₹75,308 - ₹82,044 (Ex-Showroom)

Yamaha FZ FI V3

₹ 1.07 - ₹ 1.12 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Hero Xtreme 200R

Hero Xtreme 200R was one of the earlier additions to the street fighter motorbikes available in the country. While it doesn't resemble the aggressive looks of its competitors, the motorbike is quite attractive in its segment. With a clean and simple design, the bike gives out a premium appeal!

Looking at the specs the bike has to offer, Xtreme is absolutely perfect for daily usage. It facilitates all important features and is quite reasonable for the price it asks for.

Xtreme 200R also has a faired sports sibling identified as Xtreme 200S, priced slightly higher than 1 lakh so, if you can extend your budget a little, you can opt for the Xtreme 200S too.

Model

Hero Xtreme 200R

Engine

199.6 CC, 1-Cylinder, 2-Valve, SOHC

Power

18.4 PS at 8,000 RPM

Torque

17.1 NM at 6,500 RPM

Cooling System

Air-Cooled

Front Brake

276 MM Petal Disc

Rear Brake 

220 MM Petal Disc

Suspension (Front)

37 MM Telescopic Forks

Suspension (Rear)

7-Step Adjustable Mono-Shock

Kerb Weight 

149 KG

Fuel Tank Capacity

12.5 Litres

Price

₹91,900 - ₹93,156 (Ex-Showroom)

TVS Apache RTR 160

Apache RTR 160 is a powerful sports commuter bike that is available in 6 color options and is offered at a price range of ₹77,781 - ₹1.14 lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi).

Apache possesses a similar design to its other siblings, somewhat like the Apache 160 4V. Hauled with a 159.7 cc engine, it can achieve a triple-digit speed of around 115 kmph, making it one of the fastest bikes under 1.5 lakh. The bike might lose in terms of design, but it is a complete package for daily commuting needs.

However, if you’re low on funds and want to get the best value for your vehicle, you can sell used bikes on our platform and get this masterpiece home! But first, make sure you find out its accurate resale pricing.

Model

TVS Apache RTR 160

Engine

159.7 CC 1-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, SI

Power

15.53 PS at 8,400 RPM

Torque

13.9 NM at 7,000 RPM

Cooling System

Air Cooled

Front Brake

270 MM Disc

Rear Brake 

200 MM Petal Disc

Suspension (Front)

Telescopic with Hydraulic Dampers

Suspension (Rear)

Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shocks

Kerb Weight 

140 KG

Fuel Tank Capacity

12 Litres

Price

₹77,781 - ₹1.14 lakhs  (Ex-Showroom Delhi)

Hero Xtreme 160R

Next on our list is Hero Xtreme 160R, and there is no doubt it is one of the most solid bikes under 1.5 lakh in the 150-160cc segment. It possesses a potent engine with some serious, worthy features. It has a great design and looks strong and aggressive.

Hero Motocorp has delivered the right machine in the market which raises the bar a notch higher. So, if you are willing to bestow yourself with an aggressive-looking bike that delivers equally amazing performance, Xtreme 160R is best for you.

Model

Hero Xtreme 160R

Engine

163 CC, 1-cylinder, 4-Stroke, 2-Valve

Power

15.20 PS at 8,000 RPM

Torque

14 NM at 6,500 RPM

Cooling System

Air Cooled

Front Brake

276 MM Petal Disc

Rear Brake 

220 MM Petal Disc

Suspension (Front)

37 MM Telescopic

Suspension (Rear)

7 step Adjustable Monoshock

Kerb Weight 

139.5 KG

Fuel Tank Capacity

12 Litres

Price

₹1.14 lakhs - ₹1.21 lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi)

Honda X-blade

Honda Xblade is one of the most prominent sportbikes in its segment. It is paired with aggressive alien-looking LED headlamps from the front that give it a cool face. The tank has excellent cuts and also extends the tank’s shrouds. The price of the Honda Xblade ranges between ₹78,794 - ₹1.2 lakhs (Ex-Showroom).  

Honda Xblade is one of the best-looking bikes available under the Rs 1.5 lakh segment in India. Powered by a 162.71 CC engine, it might seem slightly lower than its competitors on paper but it's a modest performer in the real world. It provides a mileage of around 46-51 KMPL and is available in five different colors. If you are seeking a bike for daily commute purposes, opting for Honda XBlade will not disappoint you.

Model

Honda X-blade

Engine

162.71 CC, 1-Cylinder, SOHC, BS4,

2-Valves

Power

13.86 PS at 8,500 RPM

Torque

14.7 NM at 6,000 RPM

Cooling System

Air Cooled

Front Brake

276 MM Disc

Rear Brake 

130 MM Drum

Suspension (Front)

Telescopic Forks

Suspension (Rear)

Monoshock with Adjustable Preload

Kerb Weight 

143 KG

Fuel Tank Capacity

12 litres

Price

₹78,794 - ₹1.2 lakhs (Ex-Showroom)

Bajaj Pulsar 150

Up next on our list of best and one of the earliest entrants in the superbike lineup, the 1.5 lakh is the Bajaj Pulsar 150. Here we are speaking about the twin disc variant of Pulsar 150, which is now available with a BS6 compliant engine. Available in 2 variants, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 is priced at ₹75,098 - ₹1.13 lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi). Let's see if it is worth the tag on not.

Pulsar is a sporty commuter that comes with amazing looks thanks to the body graphics! With a brilliant BS6 compliant 149.50 cc engine, the two-wheeler is worth consideration. Currently available in two colors combination, one is blue with black, and the other is red with black. It has comfortable riding ergonomics, and the pillion seat is easily accessible. Overall the bike facilitates good performance and provides a mileage of around 51-53 KMPL.

Also, if you plan to sell your old bike and get this one, make sure to get your used bike valuation done using our committed valuation calculator to get the best value.

Model

Bajaj Pulsar 150

Engine

149.5 cc 4-Stroke, 1-Cylinder, BS6,

2-Valve, Twin-Spark FI

Power

14 PS at 8,500 RPM

Torque

13.25 NM at 6,500 RPM

Cooling System

Air-cooled

Front Brake

280 MM Disc

Rear Brake 

230 MM Disc

Suspension (Front)

37 MM Telescopic Forks

Suspension (Rear)

Twin Gas-Filled Shocks

Kerb Weight 

150 KG

Fuel Tank Capacity

15 Litres

Price

₹75,098 - ₹1.13 lakhs (Ex-Showroom)

Honda Hornet 160R

Up next on our list is Honda Hornet 160R. It is a sports commuter bike and is available in two variants and five color options to choose from. The price of Honda Hornet 160R ranges from ₹84,969 - ₹1 lakh (Ex-Showroom).

Hornet 160R is powered by a 162.71 CC and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The vehicle’s power is amazing and also termed one of the best bikes under 1.5 lakh in terms of power. It comes equipped with all the modern features, including LED headlamps and a digital console. Overall the package offered by honda is great compared to its price tag.

Model

Honda Hornet 160R

Engine

162.71 CC, 1-Cylinder, SOHC, 2-Valve

Power

15.1 PS at 8,500 RPM

Torque

14.5 NM at 6,500 RPM

Cooling System

Air Cooled

Front Brake

276 MM Disc

Rear Brake 

220 MM Disc

Suspension (Front)

Telescopic

Suspension (Rear)

Mono-shock

Kerb Weight 

141 KG

Fuel Tank Capacity

12 Litres

Price

₹84,969 - ₹1 lakh (Ex-Showroom)

Honda CB Unicorn 160

The Honda Unicorn 160 is a simple commuter bike that has been updated to comply with the latest BS6 emission norms. It is available in 3 color options and is priced between ₹75,308 - ₹82,044 (Ex-Showroom).

Unicorn 160 has a really clean and simple design. Despite undergoing the changes to comply with BS6, the bike holds onto its old design. It has a high ground clearance which makes it perfect for rural users as well. It has a reliable and tested engine that presents excellent mileage. So, if you desire to buy used bikes in Ghaziabad, we suggest you opt for this masterpiece.

Model

Honda CB Unicorn 160

Engine

162.7 CC, 1-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, BS6

Power

12.91 PS at 7,500 RPM

Torque

14 NM at 5,500 RPM

Cooling System

Air-Cooled

Front Brake

240 MM Disc

Rear Brake 

130 MM Drum

Suspension (Front)

Telescopic Forks

Suspension (Rear)

Hydraulic Monoshock

Kerb Weight 

140 KG

Fuel Tank Capacity

13 Litres

Price

₹75,308 - ₹82,044 (Ex-Showroom)

Yamaha FZ FI V3

The Yamaha FZ FI V3 (BS6) holds the masculine design of the former version with slight updates. The updated one carries a LED Headlamp Setup, adding to its overall aggressive stance, while the super-wide rear tyre and fat front forks provide it with a rugged look. With a fully Digital Negative LCD instrument cluster and a two-level seat, the bike possesses a pretty amazing style compared to its price tag.

Besides its price tag, its maintenance is also quite economical, making it more desirable for budget buyers.

Model

Yamaha FZ FI V3

Engine

149 CC, 2-Valve, 4-Stroke, SOHC

Power

12.4 PS at 7,250 RPM

Torque

13.6 NM at 5,500 RPM

Cooling System

Air Cooling

Front Brake

282 MM Disc

Rear Brake 

220 MM Disc

Suspension (Front)

Telescopic Forks

Suspension (Rear)

7 Step Adjustable Mono-Shock

Kerb Weight 

137 KG

Fuel Tank Capacity

13 Litres

Price

₹ 1.07 - ₹ 1.12 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Final Words

If you love two-wheelers but always find the budget a constraint, consider the bikes mentioned above. These 10 bikes are one of the best two-wheelers currently available in India, perfect for budget watchers.

We hope our comparative study provides you with the value, and make sure to check out our used bike section to get an idea of the fair value of the second-hand motorbike market.

Specification Comparison

  • Engine

Model

Engine

Power

Torque

Hero Xtreme 200R

199.6 cc

18.4 PS

17.1 Nm

TVS Apache RTR 160

159.7 cc

15.53 PS

13.9 Nm

Hero Xtreme 160R

163 cc

15.20 PS

14 Nm

Honda X-blade

162.71 cc

13.86 PS

14.7 Nm

Bajaj Pulsar 150

149.5 cc

14 PS

13.25 Nm

Honda Hornet 160R

162.71 cc

15.1 PS

14.5 Nm

Honda CB Unicorn 160

162.7 cc

12.91 PS

14 Nm

Yamaha FZ FI V3

149 cc

12.4 PS

13.6 Nm

  • Brakes

Model

Front

Rear

Hero Xtreme 200R

Petal Disc

Petal Disc

TVS Apache RTR 160

Disc

Petal Disc

Hero Xtreme 160R

Petal Disc

Petal Disc

Honda X-blade

Disc

Drum

Bajaj Pulsar 150

Disc

Disc

Honda Hornet 160R

Disc

Disc

Honda CB Unicorn 160

Disc

Drum

Yamaha FZ FI V3

Disc

Disc

  • Suspension

Model

Front

Rear

Hero Xtreme 200R

Telescopic Forks

7-Step Adjustable Mono-Shock

TVS Apache RTR 160

Telescopic with Hydraulic Dampers

Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shocks

Hero Xtreme 160R

Telescopic Forks

7-Step Adjustable Mono-Shock

Honda X-blade

Telescopic Forks

Monoshock with Adjustable Preload

Bajaj Pulsar 150

Telescopic Forks

Twin Gas-Filled Shocks

Honda Hornet 160R

Telescopic 

Monoshock

Honda CB Unicorn 160

Telescopic Forks

Hydraulic Monoshock

Yamaha FZ FI V3

Telescopic Forks

7-Step Adjustable Mono-Shock

  • Fuel Tank Capacity

Model

Fuel Tank Capacity

Hero Xtreme 200R

12.5 litres

TVS Apache RTR 160

12 litres

Hero Xtreme 160R

12 litres

Honda X-blade

12 litres

Bajaj Pulsar 150

15 litres

Honda Hornet 160R

12 litres

Honda CB Unicorn 160

13 litres

Yamaha FZ FI V3

13 litres

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1) Is the Hero Xtreme 200R worth buying?

Ans. Hero Motocorp has played the value-for-money card, offering you a 200cc bike for a premium 160. While its performance doesn't confound on paper, the Xtreme 200R proves to be delightful in the real world.

Q2) Is Yamaha FZ F1 V3 good for on-road use?

Ans: The Yamaha FZ F1 V3 is one of the most affordable choices for those who want to make the most of their everyday ride. The engine is packed with power and speed, giving you the most of daily commuting experience.

Q3) Is TVS Apache RTR 160 4V a good bike?

Ans: The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is a fabulous city bike that you can take on long rides. The bike offers an incredible engine performance, elegant handling, and sufficient comfort, a rare combination in this segment.

Q4) Is the Hero Xtreme 160R good for long drives?

Ans: The Xtreme 160R is a very good city performer; however, it is not a great motorcycle for expressway runs. The bike has good low-end and mid-range performance, but it lacks a top-end grunt.

Q5) How much is a Honda X-Blade? Does it have a good resale value?

Ans: The price of the Honda Xblade ranges between ₹78,794 - ₹1.2 lakhs (Ex-Showroom). Yes, you easily get fair returns on your used bike, all you need to do is ensure that you buy or sell used bikes, once you have an idea of the fair value.

Arijit Dutta

Between going to pre-school and setting off for work every morning, my fascination for automobiles never ceased. Nothing excites me more than the sound of tyres screeching and engines revving.

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