Bajaj Dominar 400
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is the company’s flagship model that was launched in the country a few weeks back. The Dominar 400 stands high on value for money proposition as it offers a lot of features at the price it comes. Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by a 373cc engine that has been based on the one fitted in the KTM 390 Duke. The prime highlights of the Bajaj Dominar 400 include full LED headlamp section, digital instrument cluster, dual disc brakes and an optional Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). The Bajaj Dominar 400 is priced at INR 1.36 lakh for the non-ABS variant and INR 1.5 lakh for the ABS version (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).
Pros: Full LED headlamp, dual disc brakes with optional ABS, slipper clutch, digital reverse LCD instrument cluster
Cons: Overall build quality could have been a little better.
Yamaha Motor India has launched its quarter-litre streetfighter FZ25 in the country a few days back. This motorcycle comes powered by a 249cc, oil-cooled engine that comes mated to a five-speed transmission system. The engine develops a maximum power output of 20.6 bhp along with a peak torque of 20 Nm. The highlighting factors of the Yamaha FZ25 include LED headlamp, dual disc brakes, split step up seats and a muscular design. Yamaha FZ25 is priced at INR 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Pros: LED headlamp, muscular design, dual disc brakes
Cons: ABS not available even as an option.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
The deliveries of the TVS Apache RTR 200 fully loaded Fi, ABS trim will take a couple of months to initiate. At present, only the carbureted trim is on sale at the dealerships. The bike comes powered by a 199.5cc engine that comes mated to a five-speed transmission. While the carbureted version develops a maximum power of 20.2 bhp, the Fi trim produces 20.7 horses. The prime highlights include LED daytime running lights (DRLs), dual disc brakes along with optional Pirelli tyres and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). The top end Fi ABS version is priced at INR 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Pros: Aggressive streetfighter styling, optional Pirelli tyres and ABS, freedom to choose between carbureted and fuel injected engine
Cons: Fully loaded FI ABS variant not available at the dealerships yet.
2017 KTM 200 Duke
KTM India is all set to launch the 2017 model of 200 Duke on the coming 23rd February. The motorcycle is likely to come with visual updates in comparison to the present model. Powering the motorcycle is a 199.5cc engine that comes mated to a six-speed transmission. The engine develops a maximum power of 24.6 bhp along with a peak torque of 19.2 Nm. The new model is expected to be launched around the same pricing as the current model that is presently available at the dealerships at a price of INR 1.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Pros: Full digital instrumentation, dual disc brakes, quick acceleration and pick up.
Cons: Lacks ABS.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350
The Thunderbird 350 gets its power from a 346cc, single cylinder engine that comes mated to a five-speed transmission system. The engine develops a maximum power output of 19.8 bhp along with a peak torque of 28 Nm. The Thunderbird 350 is one of the most comfortable cruiser bikes in India that you can buy under INR 1.5 lakh. Its prime features include LED Daytime running light (DRL), dual disc brakes and an impressive body styling.
Pros: Dual disc brakes, DRL, comfort level which is perfect for long distance riding.
Cons: No change in design since a long time.