This is actually the continuation of the quarter litre (200-400 cc) motorcycles available in the Indian market..

In this feature story, we are going to have a look on each and every single motorcycle which falls under this space of Indian two wheeler industry, which ranges from naked roadsters to adventure motorcycles.

Naked roadsters

KTM Duke 200


Easily one of the most likeable naked motorcycles in the country today, the Duke 200 has set up new benchmarks with its killer performance, big bike looks, tons of features and premium kit, all at a price which may shame all the premium 150-200cc motorcycles which are priced similar to it.

Engine – single cylinder, liquid cooled, 199.6cc
Performance – 26 PS power, 19 Nm torque

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The Duke 390 is to Duke 200, what RC 390 is to RC 200 – that means the Duke 390 has the same design, features and chassis setup, except for the fact that the former has a bigger and more powerful engine, it has got ABS as standard and has more stopping power thanks to bigger brakes, making it a sure shot pocket-rocket at its price.

Engine – single cylinder, liquid cooled, 373cc
Performance – 43 PS power, 35 Nm torque

Benelli TNT 25


Benelli took a page from the books of KTM and has come up with the TNT 25, which looks as if it is inspired from the Duke 200, and offers much similar performance and chassis equipment at a slight premium over the KTM’s entry level offering. The cheapest offering from Benelli in India, the TNT 25 currently the only single cylinder offering from the Italian manufacturer

Engine – single cylinder, liquid cooled, 249cc
Performance – 28.3 PS power, 21.6 Nm torque

Benelli TNT 300


Previously the range starting model from Benelli, the TNT 300 offers a naked motorcycle with the feel of a twin cylinder engine, which very few motorcycles offer in the quarter liter space. The TNT 300 has some really strong points up in its sleeve, like a powerful 300cc eninge with a brilliant exhaust note, comfortable ergonomics and dual disc brakes at front.

Engine – Inline twin, liquid cooled, 300cc
Performance – 39 PS power, 26.5 Nm torque

Mahindra Mojo


When Mahindra announced that it is venturing in the quarter liter segment with the Mojo, it raised many eyebrows, as it was a completely new playground for the manufacturer. However, Mahindra has been successful with its attempts as the Mojo offers you a really good and robust engine, comfortable ride quality and premium hardware, though its design may generate polarized opinions.

Engine – single cylinder, liquid cooled, 295cc
Performance – 28 PS power, 30 Nm torque

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V might have taken its own sweet time to arrive into the scene, but then, it has proven its mettle with the RTR-trademark raw performance, nice features and dynamic chassis setup, making it one of the most ideal motorcycles for those who aspire to hone to their riding skills, but are on a budget. This new flagship motorcycle from TVS is available in both carbureted and fuel injected versions.

Engine – single cylinder, oil cooled, 197.75cc
Performance – 21 PS power, 18.1 Nm torque


Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220


When Bajaj launched the Avenger way back a decade ago, it started a new niche of affordable cruisers, a space where no other manufacturer even dared to try. In its one of the newest avatar, the Avenger Cruise 220 retains the classic lines of its previous generation model as well as its powertrain in a retuned version, though it now gets some new graphics and a couple of minute additional features.

Engine – single cylinder, oil cooled, 220cc
Performance – 19.03 PS power, 17.5 Nm torque

Hyosung Aquila 250


The Hyosung Aquila 250 might be a not so hot seller, but then it has the sense of individualism with its V-twin engine shared with the GT 250R, making it the only twin cylinder cruiser in its category. It looks like a motorcycle from one segment above with its old school design with lots of chrome.

Engine – V-twin, oil cooled, 249cc
Performance – 26.4 PS power, 21.37 Nm torque

UM Renegade Sport S


A relatively new name for India, United Motorcycles has started its Indian innings with the Renegade Sport S, a sporty looking cruiser which comes with a face inspired from that of the Suzuki Intruder and a set of some interesting features such as 360-degree LED lighting and blindspot mirrors, apart from a powerful 280cc engine.

Engine – single cylinder, oil cooled, 279.5cc
Performance – 25 PS power, 21.8 Nm torque

UM Renegade Commando


The second motorcycle which UM has launched alongside the Renegade Sport S is the Renegade Commando, which looks old school and bulkier as compared to the modern looking Sport S. However, it shares its powertrain with the Renegade Sport S, making it one of the most powerful cruisers in this range.

Engine – single cylinder, oil cooled, 279.5cc
Performance – 25 PS power, 21.8 Nm torque

Royal Enfield Bullet Electra


The motorcycle which started it all in the Indian market, the original Royal Enfield Bullet now exists in the form of the Bullet Electra, a motorcycle which retains the complete design of the original Bullet with same body panels, seat and cycle parts, though the engine now is a more refined one which goes well with the current norms and specifications of the industry.

Engine – single cylinder, air cooled, 346cc
Performance – 20 PS power, 28 Nm torque

Royal Enfield Classic 350


A more modernized version of the Bullet Electra, the Classic 350 is the face of the Royal Enfield of today, being the highest selling model from the company. It comes with a different set of side body cowls, fenders, tail light, tyres, wheels and two-piece seat from the Bullet Electra, however, it shares its 346cc engine with the Bullet Electra without any single change.

Engine – single cylinder, air cooled, 346cc
Performance – 20 PS power, 28 Nm torque

Royal Enfield Thunderbird


One of the most modern motorcycles in the Royal Enfield portfolio, the Thunderbird 350 has the proper stance of a typical old school cruiser which every cruiser aficionado in this segment wishes to have. Sharing its 346cc engine with the Classic 350, the Thunderbird comes with a completely new design with several modern features such as part digital meters, rear disc brake, LED tail light, projector headlamps, making it a good value for money motorcycle.

Engine – single cylinder, air cooled, 346cc
Performance – 20 PS power, 28 Nm torque

Adventure off-roader

Royal Enfield Himalayan


The newest motorcycle in this entire list, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is the only proper adventure motorcycle in this category of quarter liter segment. Having a bored up version of the Classic 350’s engine, the Himalayan is designed to take on those terrains which other motorcycles don’t dare to, with its lifted stance, sturdy chassis, long travel suspension and off-road tyres.

Engine – single cylinder, air cooled, 411cc
Performance – 24.7 PS power, 32 Nm torque