New Bikes Under Rs 3 Lakhs in India 2021 – Price, Mileage, Specifications, Colors, Images

Above the Rs. 2 lakh mark comes the premium most segment in the Indian motorcycle market. This is where the sales numbers are low as the target audience is niche. The bikes under Rs 3 lakh are developed with precision technologies to deliver an excellent riding experience, greater performance, and impeccable handling characteristics.

Apart from this, the brand value also holds a unique position in deciding whether a particular bike will move out of the showroom or not. Here is the price list of new bikes that are priced under Rs 3 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.

Bikes Under Rs 3 Lakhs price list in India

ModelPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)
KTM RC 200₹ 2,04,096
KTM 250 Duke₹ 2,17,402
TVS Apache RR310₹ 2,48,000
BMW G 310 R₹ 2,50,000
KTM 250 Adventure₹ 2,51,923
KTM RC 390₹ 2,60,723
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650₹ 2,69,764
KTM 390 Duke₹ 2,70,544
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650₹ 2,85,679
BMW G 310 GS₹ 2,90,000

Leaving behind the smaller capacity bikes and scooters, we are now moving into the segment of premium motorcycles. The bikes about which we are going to talk here in this article are developed with precision engineering and offers ride experience far superior to that of more affordable bikes.

Here, we will talk about bikes that are priced between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 3 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi. The brands which are offering bikes in this price spectrum are KTM, TVS, BMW and Royal Enfield. There aren’t many bikes in this list as most manufacturers strive towards placing their offering under Rs 2 lakh mark to increase the sales numbers.

On the other hand, the companies who are positioning their bikes above Rs 2 lakh are not only making numbers but also creating strong brand awareness about their technological prowess. Also, there is a niche base of riders who are upgrading from a lower segment of bikes. In the future, when this upgrading customer base increases, more manufacturers will enter in this price range to grab a piece of pie for themselves.

Check out the new bikes under Rs 3 lakh which are currently on sale in India in the year 2021.

KTM RC 200

The first bike to start this list if the KTM RC 200. It is a sports bike from the Austrian bike manufacturer and is targeted at that small customer base who are racing enthusiasts and also those who are looking for learn track racing but not satisfied by the performance of the R15.

Yes, the KTM RC 200 is the perfect upgrade to the Yamaha R15 as it is more powerful and offers extreme track racing components. Even if you are a novice track racer, you can learn a great deal about racing and cornering with the RC 200.

The major component that makes RC 200 a perfect corner carver is highly rigid steel trellis frame that is ultra-light and offers precision cornering ability to this bike. KTM also included USD forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear which is tuned towards a stiffer side for excellent high-speed stability and inspires confidence around the tight corners.

We cannot miss the committed riding posture that comes with the KTM RC 200. The clip-on handlebars are position quite low just like the R15 and small riders might find it difficult to reach the bars for a comfortable ride. The thing is, the company did not design the riding posture for you to go on a tour. The rider should be able to tuck under the windshield visor for enhanced aerodynamics at higher speeds so as to complete a lap as early as possible.

Despite a kerb weight of nearly 161 kg, the bike is pretty light for the amount of power it develops. The RC 200 is nimble to ride in the city traffic and lane changing is super easy and quick. The grip from the MRF tyres is more than sufficient for daily riding needs and mild track racing. However, you might need to change to better and grippy rubber if you are planning for a hardcore track day.

Coming to the powerplant, the KTM RC 200 is propelled by a 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine with a 4-valve DOHC head. This motor is designed to be highly revving unit and produces max power of 24.6 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 19.2 Nm of peak torque at 8000 rpm. Due to the presence of power at the higher revs, the bike is quite underpowered at lower speeds, especially in the higher gears. A 6-speed transmission is paired with the engine which is designed for quickly exiting the corners during track days.

As we know, the RC 200 is a sports bike, the expectations for fuel economy should be less otherwise you will be disappointed. Being a 200cc motorcycle, it manages to return a mileage of 30 to 35 kmpl on any day in mixed riding conditions. It gets a fuel tank of 9.5 litres which can provide a riding range of nearly 300 km in a single tankful.

Moving on to the features, the bike is fitted with twin projector headlights with halogen bulbs. It was expected that the company will provide LED headlight in the BS6 version. The rest of the lighting is LED units including the turn indicators. On the dashboard, you get an LCD multi-information display offering a range of information for the rider including gear position indicator, a trip computer and distance to empty feature.

We would like to remind you that the ride quality of the RC 200 is hard and one must be sure before riding over the bad patches of roads as it is going to give jolts to your spine if you are not cautious. The braking performance is offered by 300 mm front disc brake and 230 mm rear disc brake setup which provides a strong bite and shed the speed quickly bringing the bike to a halt. Dual-channel ABS words seamlessly to avoid any wheel locks under challenging conditions.

KTM RC 200 is a capable track machine that can teach you how to cut into corners with ease. However, it is no more a cheap sports bike as it carries a price tag of Rs 2.04 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.

ModelKTM RC 200
Engine199.5 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power24.6 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
Torque19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70 R17
Rear Tyre150/60 R17
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight160.6 kg
Fuel Tank9.5 Ltr
Mileage30 kmpl
Top Speed140 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,04,096

KTM 250 Duke

Up next, we have KTM 250 Duke which is a naked streetfighter motorcycle made for city and weekend getaways. Apart from this, you can also hit the race tracks with this quarter-litre naked bike. The KTM 250 Duke is a mature version of the 200 Duke but the only difference between the two bikes is the engine capacity.

The bike is built around a rigid steel trellis frame which is light in weight and provides excellent handling and agility. Talking about the riding posture, the handlebar is short reach and rider can grab the handlebars without completely extending their arms. This makes way for an aggressive riding posture that is useful for quick lane changing and city rideability.

To move this bike, the company has plonked a 248.8cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine which is fed by an electronic fuel injection system. This motor breaths through a 4-valve DOHC valvetrain setup that enhances the volumetric efficiency and extract maximum power and torque numbers. You will end up taming 29.6 horsepower at 9000 rpm and 24 Nm of twisting force at 7500 rpm.

This engine is a high revving unit and develops power and torque at high engine speeds which do not make it a  city-friendly bike as it seems to be no torque available at low speeds. The best gears that are good for city traffic is 1st and 2nd gears with 3rd gear helping you with mild traffic. A 6-speed gearbox requires you to frequently change gears in the city riding conditions.

Speaking about the components, the bike features more expensive bits of parts such as USD forks at the front and monoshock at the rear which offers excellent high-speed stability and cornering control. The baking system is comprised of radially mounted front callipers which grip on a 300 mm rotor. At the rear, there is a single-piston calliper biting a 230 mm disc. You get a dual-channel ABS for peace of mind under hard braking.

Coming to the instrumentation, the bike continues to feature a liquid crystal display with orange backlight. This multi-information display provides information on speed, total mileage, trip meters, tachometer, gear position indicator, real-time fuel efficiency and average fuel efficiency, distance to empty and much more. At this price point, every motorcycle enthusiast was hoping for Bluetooth connectivity features on this bike with turn by turn navigation.

The tyres are wide at 110 section at the front and 150 section at the rear which is grippy for all basic purpose that this bike will be used for. However, if you are thinking to take it for a track day, you obviously need grippier tyres for better lap times.

KTMs are known for raw power and thrilling performance and hence, the fuel efficiency is a far-fetched thing for these bikes. This 30 bhp monster somehow returns a mileage of 30 kmpl on an average day. This number can be a little better on the highways though at around 34 to 35 kmpl. You get a 13.5-litre fuel tank capacity which can provide a riding range of over 400 km in a single tankful.

KTM 250 Duke is a bike that is targeted at riders who cannot be satisfied by the performance of the 300 Duke and does not mind spending a bit for a more powerful version of the same without sacrificing on the fuel efficiency to a greater extent.

After the BS6 upgradation and a couple of price hikes later, the KTM 250 Duke is priced at Rs 2.17 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi and the on-road price is around Rs 2.6 lakhs in most of the cities.

ModelKTM 250 Duke
Engine248.8 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power29.6 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70 x 17
Rear Tyre150/60 x 17
Front BrakeDisc - 320mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight169 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage30 kmpl
Top Speed142 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,17,402

TVS Apache RR310

One of the most advanced motorcycles in this list and flagship product of the TVS Motor Company, the TVS Apache RR310. Priced at Rs 2.48 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi, the sports bike is a perfect example of excellent and precision engineering. The build quality of the bike is one of the greatest and tackles the like of international brands in the country.

TVS Apache RR310 is a sports bike meant for everyday use, sports touring and tacking the racing tracks. It is built around a trellis frame which is highly rigid allowing the bike to maintain its line around the corners and also makes the bike nimble enough for quick lane changing manoeuvres in the city and on the racing track.

At the heart of the Apache RR310 is a 312.2cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with 4-valve DOHC head for efficient engine breathing. This powerplant churns out a maximum power of 33 bhp at 9700 rpm and 27.3 Nm of peak torque is arrived at 7700 rpm. There is a 6-speed gearbox attached to the engine that sends power to the rear wheel.

The engine is pretty tractable at low engine revs and a glide through traffic technology avoids any kind of engine stalls in city rides by keeping the engine running a slightly higher rpm than the idle speed. All you have to do is, slot the bike into a gear and release the clutch slowly, this activates the GTT technology which allows you to ride at a fixed speed without operating the clutch or the throttle.

Speaking about the performance, the bike is able to hit 100 kmph in under 7 seconds with the top speed of around 160 kmph on the speedometer. The riding posture of the RR310 is best of both worlds as you have to slightly lean on the handlebars which are position perfectly for daily riding, sports touring as well as track racing. The rider’s triangle is ergonomically designed to provide maximum comfort in a sporty stance.

Moving on to the instrumentation and features, the is equipped with a 5-inch Full-colour TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity. This console offers a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, engine temperature gauge, real-time fuel efficiency, average fuel efficiency, distance to empty, lap timer, 0-60 counter, top-speed recorder, Bluetooth connectivity with smartphone notifications and turn by turn navigation and more. You can also check for ride longs and bike-related data in your smartphone app.

The Apache RR310 comes with four ride modes as well – Urban, Rain, Sport and Track. These modes have different built-in settings for engine power delivery, max power restrictions, ABS intervention, TFT layout and much more. The rain mode offers the highest ABS intervention helping you during tricky situations on a wet road.

The power if reduced to 25.5 bhp and torque is decreased to 25 Nm in the Rain and Urban mode. This also has restricted top speed of 125 kmph for safety. Other two modes – Sport and Track puts out maximum engine power and performance and makes you ready for highway rides and track days.

The cycle parts are comprised of golden USD forks and monoshock suspension at the rear fitted to the trellis frame of the bike on one end and to the sporty alloy wheels at the other end. You get both tubeless radial tyres at the front and the rear with 110mm section rubber at the front and 150 mm section at the rear.

To stop the bike, the company has provided the provision of sharp brakes with 300 mm petal disc at the front with 4-piston callipers which are mounted radially for better braking feedback. At the rear, you get a 240 mm disc gripped by a single-piston calliper. There is a dual-channel ABS actively working to prevent wheel locks under any circumstances.

TVS Apache RR 310 is the only bike at this price tag in this list to provide actual power modes, TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity and not to forget a premium design and exclusively appealing colour schemes.

ModelTVS Apache RR310
Engine312.2 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power33 bhp @ 9,700 rpm
Torque27.3 Nm @ 7,700 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70-ZR17 M/C 54W
Rear Tyre150/60-ZR17 M/C 66W
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight174 kg
Fuel Tank11 Ltr
Mileage30 kmpl
Top Speed160 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,48,000

BMW G 310 R

Last year, the German motorcycle manufacturer BMW surprised every Indian motorcycle enthusiast by launching the BS6 version of G 310 R at a price tag of just Rs 2.45 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi. It was a price correction of Rs 55,000 over the price of previous BS4 variant. However, the price has been shifted to Rs 2.5 lakh ex-showroom with the start of the new calendar year 2021.

BMW G 310 R is a roadster made for city riding and highway touring as it sports a spacious and comfortable seat. The rider sits holding wide and flat handlebar which is placed at a balanced position making it neither too close not too far from the rider making him/her sit without leaning into an upright riding posture. With the new version, the company has managed to reduce the engine vibrations to a minimum that will not hinder comfort while riding out on the highways.

The BMW G 310 R is powered by a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine displacing 313cc and fitted with a 4-valve DOHC head. It pumps out 33.5 bhp of max power at 9250 rpm and 28 Nm of peak twisting force at 7500 rpm. A 6-speed gearbox is mated to the engine via a slipper clutch and helps in moving the bike forward. The performance of G 310 R is respectable with 100 kmph coming up in under 7 seconds and the top speed is rated at 143 kmph.

Speaking about the fuel efficiency, the G 310 R can return a mileage of 30 kmpl under mixed riding conditions with highway mileage going above 32 kmpl with ridden at a constant speed. Being a roadster, the fuel tank capacity is on the lower side at just 11 litres which can provide a range of around 330-340 km in a single tankful. If you decide to go for a long tour, you might end up stopping at the fuel stations more often.

The instrument cluster on this one is a basic LCD unit which feels a let-down for the bike and the brand as well. We expected the company to equip the bike with a TFT panel with Bluetooth connectivity for more premium appeal and rider convenience. The meter console offers all the basic info like speedometer, tachometer, odometer with twin trip meters, gear position indicator, a digital clock and so on.

The headlight is a full LED setup which offers good illumination at night time. The taillight is also an LED unit. There is enough space for the pillion on the stepped-up seat and one can cruise on the highways with a pillion on board.

There is a pair of USD forks at the front which are painted in shiny golden for greater visual appeal. At the rear, you get to see a monoshock suspension. This suspension setup is made for the conditions of the Indian roads and is neither too soft nor to stiff. You get a comfortable ride on the bad patches of roads as the bike manages to keep itself stable without sending many jolts at the rider. Out on the highways, the suspension offers excellent stability and helps in maintaining the line around the corners.

The braking system is comprised of 300 mm petal disc brake at the front end gripped by 4-piston callipers. The rear set of braking is handled by 240 mm disc brake unit with 1-piston calliper. There is a dual-channel ABS keeping the bike and the rider safe under extreme braking conditions by avoiding wheel locks.

BMW G 310 R is a better version of the BS4 unit and is now available at a lower price tag which makes it a value for money proposition while observing the international brand that comes with the bike.

ModelBMW G 310 R
Engine313 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power33.5 bhp @ 9,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70 R 17
Rear Tyre150/60 R 17
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight158.5 kg
Fuel Tank11 Ltr
Mileage30 kmpl
Top Speed143 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,50,000

KTM 250 Adventure

KTM 250 Adventure is an adventure tourer bike that has been developed from the Duke 250 platform. It is basically a cheaper version of the KTM 390 Adventure as the Austrian company has fitted the smaller 350cc engine on the same platform with lesser number of electronic aids on offer.

The KTM 250 Adventure is made for those who cannot afford the 390 Adventure as the price difference between these two bikes is nearly Rs 60,000 on the ex-showroom price. The difference only increased when we compare the on-road price which is around Rs 70,000. Not for forget, the larger 390cc engine on the elder Adventure bike drinks more fuel and is not easy on the pocket for most of the adventure-seeking riders out there.

The 250 Adventure features a fuel-efficient yet extremely powerful 248.8cc mill that churns out a ma power of 29.6 bhp at 9000 rpm and a peak torque of 24 Nm arrives at 7500 rpm. A 6-speed gearbox is paired to the engine and it continues to offer same gear ratios as that of Duke 250 naked motorcycle.

KTM 250 Adventure weighs in at 177 kg which is lighter than the other bike in close competition i.e., the RE Himalayan and offers more power but lesser torque. One concerning fact is that the engine on the 250 Adventure is a high revving unit and if you try doing off-road activities, you might need to keep the engine running at higher rpms to extract maximum torque from it. This will end up draining your fuel tank rapidly.

The bike comes equipped with a larger LCD instrument cluster which is seen for the first time on the 250 Adventure. It offers all the information that you might need when going out on a tour. There is a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, engine temperature gauge, real-time fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, distance to empty and much more. What is missing from the cluster is Bluetooth connectivity and related connected features like notifications and real-time navigation.

Unlike, the 390 Adventure, the 250 Adventure bike do not have a quick-shifter IMU-based cornering ABS and traction. However, the bike still has switchable ABS where you can turn off the rear ABS and slide the bike on the trails. You get a larger front tyre measuring 19-inch in diameter while the rear tyre is the same 17-inch unit.

To make it off-road ready, the tyre size is different from what you see on the 250 Duke. The front tyre is 100/90 section while the rear one is just 130/80 section unit. Both these tyres are dual purpose for gripping the off-road terrains. Alloy wheels at both ends allow for tubeless tyres for puncture-free riding experience.

However, you have to be careful when riding off-road as alloy wheels tend to crack under the heavy impact that is a common thing while riding any bike off the roads. At present, the company do not provide any option to choose for spoked wheels and might come up with similar things in the near future.

The suspension system is comprised of USD forks at the front and monoshock at the rear with longer travel for dealing with off-road scenarios. The front USD forks offer wheel travel of 170 mm while the rear monoshock offers 177 mm of rear-wheel travel. For a perfect off-roader, the bike must have usable ground clearance as well and 250 Adventure provides 180 mm of ground clearance which is not great for an off-roading bike. We expect a minimum of 200 mm is required for avoiding any scratches or damages under the belly of the engine.

KTM 250 Adventure can be a great choice if you are looking for lighter alternative to the Himalayan.

ModelKTM 250 Adventure
Engine248.8 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power29.6 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre100/90 x 19
Rear Tyre130/80 x 17
Front BrakeDisc - 320mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight177 kg
Fuel Tank14.5 Ltr
Mileage30 kmpl
Top Speed140 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,51,923

KTM RC 390

Coming to the KTM RC 390, it is the most powerful sports bike available in this list and is also among the one which features the highest power to weight ratio. The sports bike comes with world-class equipment level to make sure that you get the best performance and track racing experience on the RC 390.

KTM RC 390 is the elder sibling of the RC 200 sports bike which is made for the beginners in the track racing world. The RC 390, on the other hand, is made for those who want a racing machine or a track tool for track days or who are serious about their track racing career.

With a powerful engine and excellent riding dynamics, the RC 390 is a great tool for intermediates racers who want to perfect their control on a super sports bike. The bike offers insane acceleration and impeccable line holding capability that it was never easier to tackle corners before.

You get USD forks at the front and monoshock at the rear which are calibrated to keep the bike stable and sticking to the road at all the times. However, this particular setup of suspension is a backbreaker on bad patches of roads. You will feel every jolt on your body if you do not shed speed before entering bad sectors on the roads. The 110-section front and 150-section tyre at the rear offer grips that can tame all the 42 horses developed by the engine.

Speaking about the engine, the RC 390 is propelled by a 373.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled unit which is fuelled by an electronic fuel injection system and breathes through a 4-valve DOHC setup. This powerplant blast out a massive power of 42.3 bhp at 9000 rpm and a peak torque of 37 Nm at 7000 rpm. A 6-speed gearbox connected via a slipper clutch completes the powertrain.

KTM RC 390 weighs in at 165 kg due to which the power to weight ratio stands at 256 bhp per ton which is greater than the 390 Duke. The bike does 0 to 100 kmph sprint in around 5.5 seconds and goes strongly up to a top speed of over 170 kmph. It is advised to keep speed under specified limits to keep yourself safe.

With all that power in hand, the RC 390 can return a fuel economy of about 25 kmpl in the city riding conditions. And since this bike is not made for the highway rides, you cannot comfortably cruise on the highway for long. But still, you can get a mileage of about 30 km for a litre of petrol on the highways. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of just9.5 litres which can only return a range of about 220 km from a single tankful.

In terms of equipment, the bike features an LCD multi-information display which provides a plethora of information to the rider. What you don’t get is a TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, which is now becoming a norm on premium bikes. We might get to see a better instrument cluster in the upcoming new generation KTM RC 390 sports bike which will launch in the near future.

With all this power available at the twist of a throttle, the bike is supposed to have strong brakes as well. And it does come with brakes that quickly shed the speed and brings the bike to a halt within a blink of an eye. There is a large 320 mm rotor at the front with 4-piston radially mounted callipers fitted with sintered brake pads. At the rear, you get a 230 mm disc with a 1-piston floating calliper. The brakes offer excellent feedback to the rider and are accompanied by dual-channel ABS for avoiding wheel slips.

ModelKTM RC 390
Engine373.2 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power42.3 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque35 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70 R17
Rear Tyre150/60 R17
Front BrakeDisc - 320mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight165.3 kg
Fuel Tank9.5 Ltr
Mileage25 kmpl
Top Speed165 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,60,723

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a classic roadster from the house of Royal Enfield which is fitted with a modern heart. The Interceptor 650 is made for the riders who want to take on the long roads with a powerful motor and comfortable riding stance.

The roadster offers upright sitting posture with comfortable seats for both the rider and the pillion. You can ride for hours without breaking a sweat on the Interceptor. The twin-cylinder engine is ultra-smooth and does not create annoying vibrations at any rev band. One can also attach panniers and saddlebags to haul extra luggage over long distances.

Powering the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a twin-cylinder, 648cc, air and oil-cooled engine which is fed by electronic fuel injection system and breathing is done through an 8-valve DOHC head with 4 vales over each cylinder. This butter-smooth powerplant churns out 47 bhp of max power at 7250 rpm and 52 Nm 5250 rpm. There is a 6-speed gearbox connected to this motor which offers well-spaced gears that makes it easy to ride in the city as well.

Interceptor 650 sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in around 7 seconds and hits a top speed of 160 kmph. Out on the highways, you can easily ride at 100 kmph all day long without overheating the engine.

In terms of instrumentation, you get twin-pod semi-digital cluster with analogue speedometer and tachometer along with a small LCD screen offering odometer, trip meter and fuel gauge. A series of tell-tale lights complete the dashboard. At present, the company is not offering any kind of advanced features with this bike.

We expect Royal Enfield to provide Bluetooth enabled tripper navigation system in the near future that we have seen on the Meteor 350. Apart from that, a hazard light switch will be wholeheartedly welcomed if Chennai based manufacturer thinks about it. The headlight is a round unit with a halogen bulb and the taillight is also a halogen unit. With this, the features list concludes.

The suspension on this bike is telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. This setup is tuned towards a softer side and provides a comfortable ride over the bad patches of roads. Speaking about high-speed stability, the bike’s high kerb weight of 202 kg offers excellent stability and is not affected by crosswinds with ease.

The braking duties are handled by 300 mm disc brake at the front and 240 mm rear disc brake unit for ample braking performance. There is a dual-channel ABS working in tandem for providing additional safety from tyre skidding over a wet and slippery surface.

The company is offering various accessories and customisation options with the Interceptor 650. You can get yourself fly screens, touring mirrors, machined aluminium parts, touring seat, pillion backrest, saddlebags, engine guards, leg guards and more.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is the cheapest twin-cylinder 650cc motorcycle on sale in India with a price tag starting from Rs 2.69 lakh ex-showroom. It is available in three variants with each variant exclusive colour schemes.

ModelRoyal Enfield Interceptor 650
Engine648 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm
Torque52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre100/90- 18"M/C56H
Rear Tyre130/70- 18"M/C63H
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight202 kg
Fuel Tank13.7 Ltr
Mileage25 kmpl
Top Speed160 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,69,764

KTM 390 Duke

KTM 390 Duke is the bike which was known for value for money performance bike in the country. IN the starting, the 390 was an insane machine with uncontrollable out output. Only the best of the riders could tame the BS3 version of the bike. However, things changed drastically over the decade as newer version of the bike was introduced with sharper design, saner engine and an increased price tag.

Years past BS4 introduced, prices increased further. In 2020, BS6 emission norms were enforced, shooting up the price off the roof. Now, after new year price hike, the KTM 390 Duke is priced at Rs 2.70 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi. After all these price hikes, the bike doesn’t seem to remain valuable to money proposition though it still does not have any immediate rival in terms of performance.

Any bike that comes near to 390’s performance is Dominar 400 which is whole Rs 70,000 cheaper and Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 which is a classic roadster in the same price bracket.

Starting with its motor, the 390 Duke is fitted with a 373.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which is fuelled by electronic fuel injection system while breathing through a 4-valve DOHC head. This motor churns out 42.9 bhp of max power at 9000 rpm and 37 Nm of peak torque at 7000 rpm. The transmission and reduction are handled by a 6-speed gearbox which is connected via a slipper clutch.

The performance of the 390 Duke is thrilling as it does 0 to 100 kmph in just 5.5 seconds which is the fastest for any bike under Rs 3 lakh. There are taller gears ratios in the 6-speed cog box which takes the bike to over 170 kmph of top speed.

What fuel economy you expect from a 400cc bike with 42 bhp of power? Well, the KTM 390 Duke manages to return about 25 km per litre in the city riding conditions while the mileage increases to around 33 km per litre on the highways provided that you are riding at a constant speed at around 90 to 100 kmph. If we consider 33 kmpl of average mileage, then with a 13.5-litre fuel tank capacity, the 390 Duke can provide a riding range of more than 420 km in a single tankful which is considerable for long rides.

Speaking about the features, the bike comes with a colourful TFT screen which offers all the information that you can expect from a bike. There is a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge engine temperature gauge, instantaneous fuel efficiency, average fuel efficiency, distance to empty and much more. There is Bluetooth connectivity feature available in the meter console which can be connected via KTM smartphone app for turn by turn navigation right at the TFT display.

There is LED lighting all around, the headlight, taillight as well as turn indicators, all the LED units which is cool and shine bright even in the day. The suspension system comprised of USD forks at the front and monoshock at the rear. This setup offers stiff ride quality and excellent cornering ability. When combined to steel trellis frame of the bike, you get impeccable handling and riding dynamics which cannot be superseded by any other bike in this range.

The braking performance is provided by a 320 mm disc at the front which is gripped by a 4 piston radially mounted callipers fitted with sintered brake pads for influential braking power. At the rear, you get a 230 mm disc brake unit with a single-piston calliper. A dual-channel ABS provides safety under hard braking without wheel locks. What we expect from the company is that they provide cornering ABS for better safety around the corners.

The KTM 390 Duke is at the pinnacle of premium bikes under Rs 3 lakh as it is the most powerful, offers excellent performance with great value for money.

ModelKTM 390 Duke
Engine373.2 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power42.9 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70 x 17
Rear Tyre150/60 x 17
Front BrakeDisc - 320mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight167 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage25 kmpl
Top Speed165 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,70,544

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is a classic Café Racer motorcycle from the house of Royal Enfield which is developed on the same platform as that of Interceptor 650. It is a bike developed for the riders with café racer instincts and who are most likely to ride in the city and occasional weekend getaways.

The café racer is a bike which is made on the classic motorcycle platform and offers an aggressive riding posture. When compared to the Interceptor 650, the Continental comes fitted with a pair of clip-on handlebars and are lower set for a sporty riding posture. You have to lean a bit to grab the handlebars which might be uncomfortable for a few people. However, the riding posture is nowhere committed to that of Yamaha R15 or the RC series if bikes from KTM.

Powering the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is a twin-cylinder, 648cc, air and oil-cooled engine which is fed by electronic fuel injection system and breathing is done through an 8-valve DOHC head with 4 vales over each cylinder. This butter-smooth powerplant churns out 47 bhp of max power at 7250 rpm and 52 Nm 5250 rpm. There is a 6-speed gearbox connected to this motor which offers well-spaced gears that makes it easy to ride in the city as well.

The GT 650 sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in around 7 seconds and hits a top speed of 160 kmph. Out on the highways, you can easily ride at 100 kmph all day long without overheating the engine as the engine is cooled by a large oil-cooling radiator.

In terms of instrumentation, you get twin-pod semi-digital cluster with analogue speedometer and tachometer along with a small LCD screen offering odometer, trip meter and fuel gauge. A series of tell-tale lights complete the dashboard. At present, the company is not offering any kind of advanced features with this bike such as Bluetooth connectivity, TFT display or LED headlight.

We expect Royal Enfield to provide Bluetooth enabled tripper navigation system in the near future that we have seen on the Meteor 350. Apart from that, a hazard light switch will also be wholeheartedly welcomed if Chennai based manufacturer thinks about it. The headlight is a round unit with a halogen bulb and the taillight is also a halogen unit. With this, the features list concludes.

The suspension on this bike is telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. This setup is tuned to offer a balanced side and provides a comfortable ride over the bad patches of roads and good high-speed stability. The bike’s high kerb weight of 198 kg offers excellent stability and is not affected by crosswinds with ease. The GT 650 is around 4 kg lighter than the Interceptor.

The braking duties are handled by 300 mm disc brake at the front and 240 mm rear disc brake unit for ample braking performance. There is a dual-channel ABS working in tandem for providing additional safety from tyre skidding over a wet and slippery surface.

The company is offering various accessories and customisation options with the Continental GT 650. You can get yourself fly screens, bar-end mirrors, machined aluminium parts, touring seat, pillion seat, pillion seat cowl which converts the bike into a single-seater, engine guards, leg guards and more.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is the cheapest twin-cylinder 650cc motorcycle on sale in India with a price tag starting from Rs 2.85 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi. It is available in three variants with each variant exclusive colour schemes.

ModelRoyal Enfield Continental GT 650
Engine648 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm
Torque52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre100/90- 18"M/C56H
Rear Tyre130/70- 18"M/C63H
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight202 kg
Fuel Tank13.7 Ltr
Mileage25 kmpl
Top Speed160 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,85,679

BMW G 310 GS

Finally, we have the BMW G 310 GS which is an adventure tourer bike from the house of BMW Motorrad India. This bike is based on the G 310 R platform with an increased height for accommodating longer suspension parts and larger front wheel to tackle the off-road terrain.

The BS4 G 310 GS was priced at Rs 3.5 lakh ex-showroom and was a dud seller. With the BS6 emission norms enforced from April 2020, the bike was discontinued and relaunched a couple of months back with a surprising price tag of Rs 2.85 lakh ex-showroom. It was a great price correction and with the starting of a new calendar year, the company hiked the price by Rs 5000. At present, the G 310 GS carries a price tag of Rs 2.9 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.

As we said earlier, the engine on the G 310 GS is the completely the same unit that we have seen on the G 310 R roadster. There aren’t any changes made to the state of tune of the engine. The changes made to the bike are functional as it now offers a higher stance as that of an adventure tourer motorcycle.

The suspension is long travel units. Front USD forks provide wheel travel of 180 mm, which is substantial from the 310 R. At the rear, the monoshock suspension also provides 180 mm of rear-wheel travel. This setup has helped in increasing the ground clearance to 220 mm which is a significant rise from the roadster version of the bike.

With longer travel suspension at both ends, a larger 19-inch front wheel, 220 mm of high ground clearance, the BMW G 310 GS is ready to go off-road motorcycle. However, there are alloy wheels available and no option for choosing spoked wheels is present as of now. If you opt for BMW G 310 GS and go for off-roading, always take care of the alloy wheels which tend to get cracked under heavy impact from say, jump landing, hitting boulders at high speed etc.

The wheels are wide and are similar in size to that of the G 310 R with 110 mm section tyre at the front and 150 mm section at the rear. These tyres are dual-purpose units which make sure you have an adequate grip on off-road terrain.

In the comfort department, the bike gets taller windscreen for deflecting windblast at high speed and reducing helmet buffeting. The handlebars are raised for the rider to grip them without leaning and are high enough to rider to ride while standing on the footpegs. The seat is comfortable for both rider and pillion and the bike has enough power to haul two people over long distances.

Speaking about the powertrain, the G 310 GS is propelled by a reversed inclined single-cylinder engine which is liquid-cooled and displaces 313 cc. The motor comes with a 4-valve DOHC setup and an electronic fuel injection system for fuelling purpose. This powerplant is good for 33.5 bhp at 9250 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7500 rpm. A 6-speed gearbox handles the transmission duties and is paired to the engine via a slipper clutch. The little GS is able to it 100 kmph in about 7 seconds and top speed is 143 kmph.

Moving on to the fuel economy, the G 310 GS returns around 30 kmpl on the highways but with a smaller 11-litre fuel tank, the range if very limited to about 330 km in a single tankful.

The company has made sure that even short riders are comfortable on the bike with a lower seat height option of 815 mm. A regular saddle height stands at 835 mm with an option of 855 mm seat height for tall riders.

G 310 GS is equipped with a fully digital LCD panel which offers al the crucial information to the rider including a speedometer, tachometer, trip meters, odometer, fuel gauge, gear position indicator etc. What we miss on the bike is a trip computer and Bluetooth connectivity. You get a full LED headlight assembly in the BS6 version with an adjustable front brake and clutch levers.

ModelBMW G 310 GS
Engine313 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power33.5 bhp @ 9,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/80 R 19
Rear Tyre150/70 R 17
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight169.5 kg
Fuel Tank11 Ltr
Mileage30 kmpl
Top Speed143 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,90,000

In Conclusion

These were the new bikes between Rs 2 and 3 lakhs in India. All these bikes have diverse characteristics and offer a different riding experience. It completely depends on your requirements and the budget which makes a bike perfect for you.

You must take proper test rides of bikes that you have shortlisted before finalising one for you as you get to understand the dynamics, riding posture, comfort, weight management and the overall character of the bike and makes it easier to finalise the bike.

Apart from this, the bikes that are mentioned here offer higher performance and insane acceleration. Therefore, it is advised to ride these bikes under the speed limit and with a greater sense of responsibility.

We hope that after reading this post you can choose the right bike for you according to your requirements and usage pattern. Which one will you choose and why? Do tell us in the comments section below.

Always wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle and follow all the traffic rules. This way we can make our roads safer for all. Stay tuned for more from the motorcycling world at Cars 24 Moto.

Bikes Under Rs 3 Lakhs in India Specifications: Engine and Gearbox

ModelEngineCoolingPowerTorqueGearbox
KTM RC 200199.5 ccLiquid-Cooled24.6 bhp @ 10,000 rpm19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm6-Speed
KTM 250 Duke248.8 ccLiquid-Cooled29.6 bhp @ 9,000 rpm24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm6-Speed
TVS Apache RR310312.2 ccLiquid-Cooled33 bhp @ 9,700 rpm27.3 Nm @ 7,700 rpm6-Speed
BMW G 310 R313 ccLiquid-Cooled33.5 bhp @ 9,250 rpm28 Nm @ 7,500 rpm6-Speed
KTM 250 Adventure248.8 ccLiquid-Cooled29.6 bhp @ 9,000 rpm24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm6-Speed
KTM RC 390373.2 ccLiquid-Cooled42.3 bhp @ 9,000 rpm35 Nm @ 7,000 rpm6-Speed
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650648 ccOil-Cooled47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm6-Speed
KTM 390 Duke373.2 ccLiquid-Cooled42.9 bhp @ 9,000 rpm37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm6-Speed
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650648 ccOil-Cooled47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm6-Speed
BMW G 310 GS313 ccLiquid-Cooled33.5 bhp @ 9,250 rpm28 Nm @ 7,500 rpm6-Speed

Bikes Under Rs 3 Lakhs in India Specifications: Suspension and Tyres

ModelFront SuspensionRear SuspensionFront TyreRear Tyre
KTM RC 200USD ForksMonoshock110/70 R17150/60 R17
KTM 250 DukeUSD ForksMonoshock110/70 x 17150/60 x 17
TVS Apache RR310USD ForksMonoshock110/70-ZR17 M/C 54W150/60-ZR17 M/C 66W
BMW G 310 RUSD ForksMonoshock110/70 R 17150/60 R 17
KTM 250 AdventureUSD ForksMonoshock100/90 x 19130/80 x 17
KTM RC 390USD ForksMonoshock110/70 R17150/60 R17
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650Telescopic ForksTwin-Shock100/90- 18"M/C56H130/70- 18"M/C63H
KTM 390 DukeUSD ForksMonoshock110/70 x 17150/60 x 17
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650Telescopic ForksTwin-Shock100/90- 18"M/C56H130/70- 18"M/C63H
BMW G 310 GSUSD ForksMonoshock110/80 R 19150/70 R 17

Bikes Under Rs 3 Lakhs in India Specifications: Brakes and Weight

ModelFront BrakeRear BrakeABSWeight
KTM RC 200Disc - 300mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel160.6 kg
KTM 250 DukeDisc - 320mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel169 kg
TVS Apache RR310Disc - 300mmDisc - 240mmDual-Channel174 kg
BMW G 310 RDisc - 300mmDisc - 240mmDual-Channel158.5 kg
KTM 250 AdventureDisc - 320mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel177 kg
KTM RC 390Disc - 320mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel165.3 kg
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650Disc - 300mmDisc - 240mmDual-Channel202 kg
KTM 390 DukeDisc - 320mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel167 kg
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650Disc - 300mmDisc - 240mmDual-Channel202 kg
BMW G 310 GSDisc - 300mmDisc - 240mmDual-Channel169.5 kg

Bikes Under Rs 3 Lakhs in India Specifications: Mileage and Price

ModelFuel TankMileageTop SpeedPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)
KTM RC 2009.5 Ltr30 kmpl140 kmph₹ 2,04,096
KTM 250 Duke13.5 Ltr30 kmpl142 kmph₹ 2,17,402
TVS Apache RR31011 Ltr30 kmpl160 kmph₹ 2,48,000
BMW G 310 R11 Ltr30 kmpl143 kmph₹ 2,50,000
KTM 250 Adventure14.5 Ltr30 kmpl140 kmph₹ 2,51,923
KTM RC 3909.5 Ltr25 kmpl165 kmph₹ 2,60,723
Royal Enfield Interceptor 65013.7 Ltr25 kmpl160 kmph₹ 2,69,764
KTM 390 Duke13.5 Ltr25 kmpl165 kmph₹ 2,70,544
Royal Enfield Continental GT 65013.7 Ltr25 kmpl160 kmph₹ 2,85,679
BMW G 310 GS11 Ltr30 kmpl143 kmph₹ 2,90,000

Bikes Under Rs 3 Lakhs in India FAQs

Q: Which is the most affordable bike under ₹3 lakh?

A: The most affordable bike under Rs 3 lakhs in KTM RC 200. It is a sports bike which is priced at Rs 2.04 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.  Q: Which are the popular bikes under ₹3 lakh?

A: The popular bikes under Rs 3 lakh is KTM RC 200, KTM 250 Duke, TVS Apache RR310, BMW G 310 R, KTM RC 390, KTM 390 Duke, Royal Interceptor 650, Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and BMW G 310 GS.  Q: Which brands offer bikes under ₹3 lakh?

A: At present, the brands which offer bikes under Rs 3 lakh are – KTM, TVS, BMW and Royal Enfield.  Q: Are there any upcoming bikes under ₹3 lakh?

A: Yes, more bikes are coming under Rs 3 lakh. The upcoming bikes under Rs 3 lakh are – CFMoto 300NK, Benelli Leoncino 250, Benelli TRK 251, Honda CB300R and more.

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