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TVS reveals about its Akula launch in Indonesia

TVS reveals about its Akula launch in Indonesia

But before that, India will see the BMW effect on the Apache
TVS reveals about its Akula launch in Indonesia
TVS reveals about its Akula launch in Indonesia
TVS reveals about its Akula launch in Indonesia
TVS reveals about its Akula launch in Indonesia

Working on a somewhat similar frame as the KTM-Bajaj, TVS took the jump with BMW Motorrad, especially after their stunt with Suzuki did not quite hit the cord. Both TVS and BMW will be sharing and developing platforms together to distribute products locally and the global stage. This joint venture will benefit TVS by bringing in investments and expertise to further broaden their R&D capability to improve on existing projects and bring in new innovations across their product lineup. In fact, TVS has already showcased a concept, touted to be the flagship motorcycle for the company.

According to OTOMOTIFNET.COM, Mr Aditya Putra from Corporate Communication of PT TVS Motor Company, Indonesia, confirmed to them that TVS plans to bring a new sports product, to Indonesia in the first half of 2017. And we believe it is the Akula 310. The Akula 310 will, however, be christened as the Apache RTR 300 in India.

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Did You All Watch The New TVS Apache 200 TVC: Video

Did You All Watch The New TVS Apache 200 TVC: Video

The new TVC throws light on the motorcycles wild side
Did You All Watch The New TVS Apache 200 TVC: Video

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has launched a new TVC for their most power motorcycle in the RTR series. The new TVC completely focuses on the motorcycles racing DNA as the rider unleashes that on the track.

The video showcases TVS distilled spirit of racing. The TVS racing rider astride the new motorcycle and takes off and accelerates up to 60 kmph from standstill in just 3.9 seconds. The Apache RTR 200 gets many racing equipment and features like Pirelli tyres, race spec speedometer, KVB mono shock suspension setup which has been race tuned for perfection and derived OC3 technology in the engine.

During the time of the launch, TVS said that they will offer their new motorcycle with both Carburetted as well fuel injected variants. The motorcycle gets C-shaped LED DRL’s, more powerful headlamps, the new instrument cluster looks bigger and provides plenty of information like the digital clock and speedometer situated in the central display along with a fuel tank indicator and Lap timer.

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V recently also won the 2016 Indian Motorcycle of The Year award. The Streetfighter is powered by a 197.75 cc 4 stroke, oil cooled engine capable of producing about 21 PS peak power at 8,500 rpm and 18 Nm peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.

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Dakar Rally 2017 sees the chequered flag

Dakar Rally 2017 sees the chequered flag

Both Indian teams complete the gruelling course successfully
Dakar Rally 2017 sees the chequered flag
Dakar Rally 2017 sees the chequered flag
Dakar Rally 2017 sees the chequered flag
Dakar Rally 2017 sees the chequered flag
Dakar Rally 2017 sees the chequered flag
Dakar Rally 2017 sees the chequered flag
Dakar Rally 2017 sees the chequered flag
Dakar Rally 2017 sees the chequered flag

The Dakar Rally (or simply "The Dakar"; formerly known as the "Paris–Dakar Rally") is the world’s most challenging cross-country rally event that judges the physical and mental aptitudes of the rider and the machine since its inception in 1978.

Man and machine are made to traverse the toughest of terrains that include sand dunes, mud, grass, rocks, ergs and everything inhumane for a catastrophic 9000 kilometres. It demands the greatest level of endurance and concentration to charter through the wild.

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Automatic on two-wheels

Automatic on two-wheels

Embracing the technology
Automatic on two-wheels
Automatic on two-wheels
Automatic on two-wheels
Automatic on two-wheels
Automatic on two-wheels
Automatic on two-wheels

Automatic vs Manual had been a topic hot for the four wheeler segment ever since the first automatic car was born in 1940 by General Motors’ Cadillac. And now, it seems like it will create a havoc in the two-wheeler segment. Or would it?

Everyone agrees that having gears and ratios is necessary to the inner workings of the transmission to power the vehicle but there is no general consensus regarding what kind of transmission is most suitable – auto shift or manual clutch lever and leg shifter. If you take cars, 90% people of the top five developed countries love the auto shift, but the same was not applicable to two-wheelers as hardly any manufacturers had them, until recently when the scooters came in. A device that to this day is frowned upon in the motorcycle community and blaming it for taking away the ‘biking experience’.

Nonetheless, they gave automatic a new meaning to the two-wheeled world and were largely preferred for their ease of use and decent performance for a very limited run. It became a fine option for urban commuters, youth and casual riders.

Honda has been a pioneer in developing new forms of transmission systems and clutch designs. Every manufacturer, if they have an automatic, have their own versions of them. They are basically trimmed into three kinds that are out there on the roads currently in use:

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TVS Racing's Dakar rider KP Aravind calls it a day

TVS Racing’s Dakar rider KP Aravind calls it a day

The Indian rider crashes on the third day of the rally and retires.
TVS Racing's Dakar rider KP Aravind calls it a day

The Dakar Rally (or simply "The Dakar"; formerly known as the "Paris–Dakar Rally") is the world’s most challenging cross-country rally event that judges the physical and mental aptitudes of the rider and the machine since its inception in 1978.

The 2017 edition that started this week has already seen four days of exciting stages where both man and machine have been put through the gruelling courses that test them to the limit and more.

For the first time, India has two teams running the Dakar. Hero Motorsports and TVS Racing, and each have an Indian behind the helm of their machines. Two Indian men with two different Indian teams are vying at the world rally stage and going by the history books, we will get to see our country’s first motorsports rivalry taking shape.

Hero MotoCorp is the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer and now they have joined hands with the German off-roading specialist Speedbrain GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung which is German for "company with limited liability") to formally create the ‘Hero MotoSports Team Rally’. And the India rider running with this team is the country’s top motorsport athlete CS Santhosh who had participated in the Dakar in the previous year.

TVS Racing also entered the Dakar with the technical partner, Sherco Motorcycles, who have successfully participated the world rally for a couple of years now. Soon after hero made the announcement, TVS Racing also showcased their Dakar plans. Riding their RTR450 will be another Indian debutante who goes by the name Aravind KP.

Both the Indian riders were looking good up to the second stage where towards the end, KP Aravind was invited to few fractures due to a crash. Meanwhile, CS Santhosh was still floating at a humble 56th position.

In the third leg, riders had to traverse for 64 kilometres from San Miguel de Tucuman to San Salvador de Jujuy. TVS rider Aravind had another nasty crash which found him fallen off the motorcycle close to 40 kilometres from the start point.

Although he was determined to finish the rally, his grievous shoulder that got injured was not recuperable and this made him retire for the rest of the stages, shattering the debutante’s dreams.

TVS Sherco’s riders Pedrero Garcia and Adrian Metge finished in the 16th and 30th slots respectively.

CS Santhosh too had navigation issues and eventually settled for 67th in the third stage. But unfortunately, it was a bad day for him too as he was penalised to 81st position for having missed a waypoint. However, Hero’s second rider Joaquim Rodrigues is having a successful campaign and is currently floating high in the 18th position.

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TVS patents auto hybrid transmission system

TVS patents auto hybrid transmission system

TVS patents auto hybrid transmission system

TVS Motor is the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India, whose strength lies within its goal of designing and development of new products that are a continuous source of inspiration. They produce machines that beam innovation and technology acumen at the highest standards giving the competition a run for their money.

They ended the year 2016 on a high note by getting themselves awarded with an Indian patent for automatic hybrid transmission (AHT) system for two-wheelers. TVS believes in ‘The art of delivering innovative technology at great value - where style and technology meet to create fuel efficient vehicles that also deliver better environment performance’

The Chennai patent office awarded the company with the patent that is related to a piece of technology which is an amalgamation of fixed speed transmission mechanism (FSTM) and a continuously variable transmission mechanism (CVTM).

FSTM is a system where one or more gears are made use of for a fixed transmission ratio. But, the number of transmission ratios from one gear to other is limited in a vehicle because of limited gears involved. This does not make power transmission smooth. The positive side of this is that FSTM will enable the rider to have better initial acceleration and hence has a suitable fixed ratio that works efficiently at low speeds.

When it comes to CVT, the system makes use of varying diameter pulleys that are shaped like cones. Although they are very smooth in transmission of power at different speeds, they are susceptible to frequent belt slips at lower speeds and when there is varying changes of acceleration levels.

The patented system of TVS gets the best out of these two system, especially their positives at low speeds. At high and constant speed and acceleration conditions, the FSTM fails to provide an efficient gear ratio due to constraints and that is where CVT steps in to also provide smoother power delivery. This will enable smoother power delivery and better efficiency at all operating speeds and condition of the engine irrespective of frequent acceleration.

As currently in existence, the scooters which are provided with CVTM cannot be naturally transferred to a hybrid system due to design and space constraints within the motorcycle. Hence a brand new design of the transmission system is in place which will allow the FSTM to be retrofitted to the existing CVTM in the scooters, thereby providing higher transmission efficiency at low, mid and high ranges of power bands.

When TVS received this patent, their stock value in the market raised. This is proof of the company’s vision to stand as the leader in the technological forefront, and by the looks of it, this system will also help in raising the product’s satisfaction quotient up a notch.

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List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016

List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016

The complete list of all the motorcycles and scooters
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016

Like every passing year, the year 2016 too has proven to be one year which has only been progressive enough to make the Indian two wheeler market more mature and versatile. Almost all the bike makers of India did came up with something which was revolutionary and game changer for the price at which they are offered.

In this feature story, we are going to discuss all those significant all new bike launches in the mass oriented segments of the Indian two wheeler market, with some of them have been build up from scratch and are only redefining the segments and creating new records for value for money. Following are those all new bike launches meant for the common masses, with the criteria being sub-500cc category and below the price point of Rs. 2.5 lakh:-

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The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.

The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.

And it is not a surprise
The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.
The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.
The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.
The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.
The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.
The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.

The year 2016 is coming towards an end and what a year it has been for the automotive industry in India. If statistics are to be believed, India is in the highest rankings in terms of growing economy. People have started investing in higher range of motorcycles that are lauded in the performance and engineering arena. More and more players started entering the Indian subcontinent to showcase their entry level performance machines. It just didn’t stop there. Players in India also fired all their pistons to go head to head with their foreign counterparts.

Not long ago had we featured the CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards which christened the Apache RTR 200 4V as their Motorcycle of the year. Christmas came a little early for TVS and now the celebration has doubled as their flagship model, the Apache RTR 200 4V has won yet another coveted award, this time it is even bigger.

It has now bagged the IMOTY (Indian Motorcycle of the Year) 2017 in a huge bells and whistles ceremony in Mumbai. It is the most credible and fancied awards in the country for the two wheeler segment.

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Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year

Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year

CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards 2017 announced
Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year
Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year
Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year
Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year
Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year
Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year
Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year
Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year

The year 2016 is coming towards an end and what a year it has been for the automotive industry in India. If statistics are to be believed, India is in the highest rankings in terms of growing economy. People have started investing in higher range of motorcycles that are lauded in the performance and engineering arena. More and more players started entering the Indian subcontinent to showcase their entry level performance machines. It just didn’t stop there. Players in India also fired all their pistons to go head to head with their foreign counterparts.

Since 1955, the year when the first batch of motorcycles in India were manufactured by Royal Enfield of United Kingdom, put together in Madras (Chennai), the motorcycle industry in the country has grown mountains with its own share of valleys. And somewhere in between promising players emerged within and managed to live up to the expectations and more. Today they are capable of producing motorcycles that beam innovation and technology acumen at the highest standards giving the competition a run for their money.

The CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards have been one of the few coveted award ceremonies where every manufacturer wants to grab top honours. This has been the way since the beginning of this century and is the only one held in association with all the apex industry bodies (CII, SIAM and ACMA). Every year these awards recognise achievements in multiple categories across the automotive galaxy. For things having two wheels, there are six categories of awards and the process of identifying these awards includes a jury consisting of members of the media house and experts in their respective fields.

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BMW - TVS entering a new era of partnership.

BMW - TVS entering a new era of partnership.

The German will make India hub for small capacity motorcycles. TVS will gain R&D capability.
BMW - TVS entering a new era of partnership.
BMW - TVS entering a new era of partnership.
BMW - TVS entering a new era of partnership.
BMW - TVS entering a new era of partnership.
BMW - TVS entering a new era of partnership.
BMW - TVS entering a new era of partnership.
BMW - TVS entering a new era of partnership.
BMW - TVS entering a new era of partnership.

BMW Motorrad has not necessarily been a household name. With them costing a bomb to import and maintaining them was a nightmare for the complexity the Bavarian company had put into them. But things are up for a change as we speak and by the time you will be reading this piece, TVS is already producing a single cylinder G 310R for BMW in their Hosur plant in full swing.

It is generally a thing with BMW that once you buy their bike, they will pretty much be the brand you will buy for the rest of your life. But, the problem for BMW was that people who never owned one would never consider their motorcycle in their decision making process. And there is a good point for ‘why?’. They made motorcycles which were simply too quirky, and by that, BMW purists know that it was that very stigma which pulled them into the motorcycle brand. For the rest of the crowd, those motorcycles were just not relevant to the traditional categories of segments.

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2017 will see a new era for Indian Motorcycle Manufacturers

2017 will see a new era for Indian Motorcycle Manufacturers

Taking the game to the next level
2017 will see a new era for Indian Motorcycle Manufacturers
2017 will see a new era for Indian Motorcycle Manufacturers
2017 will see a new era for Indian Motorcycle Manufacturers
2017 will see a new era for Indian Motorcycle Manufacturers
2017 will see a new era for Indian Motorcycle Manufacturers
2017 will see a new era for Indian Motorcycle Manufacturers
2017 will see a new era for Indian Motorcycle Manufacturers
2017 will see a new era for Indian Motorcycle Manufacturers

It was 1955, the Indian Government required strong, tough and go anywhere motorcycles for its army and police force to cater to the then craggy terrains. Enter the 350cc ‘Bullet’. The first batch of motorcycles in India, manufactured by Royal Enfield of United Kingdom, put together in Madras (Chennai). The start of a revolution.

Since then, the motorcycle industry in the country has grown mountains with its own share of valleys. And somewhere in between promising players emerged and managed to live up to the expectations and more. Today they are capable of producing motorcycles that beam innovation and technology acumen at the highest standards giving the competition a run for their money.

Bikes such as the Bajaj Pulsars, TVS Apaches and Hero (Honda) Karizmas are testament to this and they enjoyed their own share of cult following in the country across all age groups. But with more and more people able to afford higher capacity and tech-infused motorcycles that are entering the Indian market from all across the globe, it sounds trouble for the Indian manufacturers.

Giving a fitting reply. Bajaj, TVS and Hero have been firing on all pistons and showcased their products at the Auto Expo. Using everything at their disposal they have managed to put together motorcycles that boast of every possible technology features, performance figures, styling and comfort offered by foreign contenders.

Below are the motorcycles that will hit our streets and the best part about them: Made in India, for India, by India.

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Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season

Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season

offers you get during this festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season

No matter how much the Indian two wheeler market may be suffering from ups and downs in the entire tenure of one year, the one particular period which definitely sets the cash registers ringing for all of them is the festive season of Diwali. If we dig out the history of automobile industry, the performance of all the manufacturers during this particular period of time always goes on exemplary, with all of them playing in profits more than what they usually collect in other months of the year.

Like every other year, the festive season of 2016 too has witnessed all the major players of the tow wheeler industry of India coming forward with their lineup of schemes, offers, limited edition models and new variants of the already existing models. Following is a list of all the schemes which are being offered by all the two wheeler majors of the country. Here they are.

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Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus

Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus

find out which commuter provides the best of everything
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus

Gone are those days, when the basic entry level commuters were meant to be monotonous, mere functioning, boring motorcycles, whose only job was to ferry people from point A to point B. In today’s world, however, to match up with the changing times and perceptions, even the entry level motorcycles are becoming premium and rich, apart from performing their very best in their core aim which we have mentioned in the first line.

Speaking of the brigade of premium commuters, Hero (the then Hero Honda) started the trend with its ultra popular Passion, which has written numerous records, owing to its ease of ownership and handsome looks (for the segment). The brilliant fuel efficiency and simple mechanicals are the reason why the Passion has found more than a crore of buyers till date, a chunk of which comes from Tier-II and Tier-III cities.

And unlike most of the common low-priced commuters, the Hero Passion brand has withstood the tide of changing times, as the parent company has regularly given the periodic upgrades to the motorcycle, both in terms of styling and performance. Over the last fifteen years of its life till date, the Passion has received a number of upgrades, starting from Passion Plus and its updates, Passion Pro and its updates, a mild off-roader in the form of Passion Pro TR and a 110cc variant in the name of Passion X-Pro. Now, in its latest update, Hero has equipped the 100cc Passion Pro with the i3S technology, which claims to enhance the performance of the motorcycle.

But going for the new Passion Pro i3S is not so easy. The main reason why Hero updated the Passion Pro was the fact that it was facing stiff competition from other competitors in terms of design and novelty. Majority of that competition has been coming from Hero’s erstwhile partner Honda, which launched the Dream Yuga with the intention of dethroning Hero MotoCorp from being the numero uno among commuters.

The competition has only become spicier with the refreshed avatars of two more motorcycles – Mahindra Centuro and TVS Star City Plus. While the Centuro has tried to lure the consumers with its very premium car-like features, the new Star City Plus has upped the game with its premium upgrade and solid build, which has shown that TVS has still not lost the steam. Which motorcycle among the four emerges out to be the best semi-premium entry level motorcycle, let’s find out:-

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List of limited edition two wheelers launched for festive season of 2016

List of limited edition two wheelers launched for festive season of 2016

Most of the changes made are cosmetic but still its a good effort to attract attention
List of limited edition two wheelers launched for festive season of 2016

No matter how much slowdown the Indian two wheeler market will be facing, the one time period which brings a smile to all the automobile majors is the festive season of Navratri and Diwali. All the two wheeler manufacturers of the Indian market try their best to make their products as best as possible, by either introducing sweet and tempting deals and discounts, or to increase their profits and margins by launching limited edition models.

Out of these two moves by the two wheeler manufacturers for the festive season, the latter one seems to be more interesting, as it somewhat makes the already existing products a bit more desirable and value for money. These limited edition models do ask a slight premium (sometimes, they don’t ask that premium as well), which we feel is worthy given the fact that they do look a bit different and eye catchy on the road.

Following is a list of all the limited edition models by various two wheeler manufacturers of India for the festive season of 2016, which range from a puny 110cc scooter to a mighty middleweight naked roadster. Here you go:-

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Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Find out which one stays on top of the list
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

In the recent years, the segment of 150cc motorcycles has seen a lot action. Thanks to the constant growth in the industry, the 150cc segment has gradually become the segment which attracts as the starting commuter range for most of the buyers, especially in urban areas and Tier-I cities, thus surpassing 100-125cc class by being the first motorcycle for majority of them. It is due to the substantial growth in the 150cc segment, that this particular class of motorcycles is now filled up with various kinds and types of motorcycles.

On closely inspecting this segment, we do find that the motorcycles of the higher and premium end of this segment, which comprises of motorcycles like the CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ-S FI and Suzuki Gixxer, are now churning up impressive numbers. But then, it is the lower end of the segment which is forming up the biggest chunk of this segment, as far as volume is concerned. Thanks to the Bajaj Pulsar 150, which single handedly is ruling this end of the 150cc segment by a huge margin. Being a segment initiator, the Pulsar brought many segment-firsts like digital speedometer, LED tail lamps, backlit switchgear, et al, but then, it was the power-packed performance of the Pulsar, which positioned it above the sea of usual lower-powered commuters.

But going for the Pulsar was not so easy, the motorcycle did found an apt competitor in the form of Honda CB Unicorn almost a decade ago. And now, given the fact that the competition and generation has moved forward, Honda has given the customers an option of an all new Honda CB Unicorn 160, a spiritual successor of the 150cc Honda Unicorn (which though is still available), which comes with modern styling and gadgetry and bigger heart.

Then, there is the TVS Apache RTR 160, the first proper competitor to the ‘then-sporty’ Bajaj Pulsar 150, which comes with a punchy engine and an impressive list of features, giving the customers an option of a value for money package. And at last, we should not forget the Yamaha FZ, which truly re-wrote the rules in the 150cc segment, with its brawny design inspired from the international lineup of Yamaha and a marvelous combination of torquey engine and best-in-class dynamics.

Except the Honda CB Unicorn 160, all these motorcycles belong to one generation before with their new generation models on sale as more premium offerings. In this story, we are going to compare all these four motorcycles which form the executive category of the 150cc commuter segment, to find out which one fits the tag of the segment leader in actual sense.

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List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth

List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth

Find out which motorcycle suits your needs
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth

In the current times, the average Indian motorcycling buyer has a lot more expectations from a motorcycle which he intends to buy and run. While he is putting up his/her hard earned money on the motorcycle he wishes to buy, he/she expects it to be an all rounder and a complete package, which means that the motorcycle should be perfect in all parameters – it should look good, it should handle all kinds of tarmac and it should perform equal levels of finesse in both performance as well as well as fuel economy.

If the current trend of motorcycles is to be studied, it can be easily detected that the majority of the prospective buyers are the youths, out of which the college goers and young salaried class buyers form the major chunk of buyers. They want a motorcycle to be fit on all parameters aforementioned above, and they nowadays find 100/125cc motorcycles below their expectations. Since most of them have an average budget of almost 1-lakh rupees, they tend to incline towards buying the premium 150cc offerings or the entry level 200cc machines.

In this list, we have mentioned all those zestful motorcycles which have been designed keeping such youth customers in mind, who don’t mind to compromise on the kilometers per liter factor for getting a slightly more all-rounded package. Here’s a list of all the sporty motorcycles which lie below the impactful 1-lakh mark.

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