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Top 20 Bikes In India: Buy A Suitable Bike For Your Needs

Top 20 Bikes In India Buy A Suitable Bike For Your Needs

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Top 20 Bikes In India: Buy A Suitable Bike For Your Needs

The top-rated bikes (also commonly known as motorbikes or motorcycles) in India are a preferred choice among many bike enthusiasts all across the country. People often have their preferred choices and likes when it comes to purchasing a motorbike, whether it’s for a daily commute, for sports, or adventurous ride in mountainous terrain. For instance, a few common reasons are fuel efficiency (mileage), performance, design, showroom price, maintenance cost, etc.

Bike Enthusiasts in India Love These Motorcycle Manufacturers

In India, a large section of motorists is fond of some of the well-known home-grown as well as international motorbike brands or manufacturers. It is, therefore, no doubt that most people in the country opt for these go-to bike choices viz., Royal Enfield (now owned by Eicher motor company), Jawa, Renegade, Harley Davidson, BMW, Ducati, Bajaj, Hero, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, TVS, and KTM, to name a few.

These popular motorcycle brands offer distinct designs, characteristics, performance, fuel efficiency, and so forth. The manufacturers also produce a wide range of bike models, each having its own pros and cons. Since there are a variety of motorbikes in the market, some people often are easily baffled as to making a choice.

However, when considering one’s needs and tastes, making an ideal decision shouldn’t be a problem.

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Here, we’re going to take a look at some of the popular motorcycle manufacturers and their highly in-demand bikes across India.

List of 20 Best-Selling Commuter & Sports Motorbike Manufacturers in India

The following is a list (sorted in alphabetical order) of well-known bike manufacturers that have successfully established their space and scope among motorcycle enthusiasts all over India.

These best-selling motorbikes in India offer models for regular commute and/or cruise purposes and high-velocity bikes, as well.

1. BMW Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Sports

Popular Models: G310 RR & R, G 310 GS, S 1000 RR & R, R18, K 1600, M 1000 RR, R 1250 GS Adventure, F850 GS

Cost: INR 2,89,000 onwards

German auto-maker, BMW launched the G 310 RR in India as its smallest supersport offering. The BMW G310 RR is a sports bike available in 2 variants (Standard and Style Sport) and 2 colours – Black Storm Metallic and Light White Uni-racing Blue Metallic.

The BMW G310 RR is powered by 312.12cc BS6 engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox, delivering a power of 33.5 bhp and a torque of 27.3 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, the BMW G310 RR variant comes with an anti-locking braking system. The bike is also equipped with LED headlights, LED turn indicators, LED tail lights, riding modes, and a fully digital instrument console.

The key specifications of the BMW G310 RR bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single cylinder, water-cooled

Displacement: 312.12 cc

Mileage: 30 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 11 liters

Top Speed: 160 kmph

Weight: 174 kg

2. Bajaj Bikes

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Ideal For: Commute, Cruise, Off-road

Popular Models: Pulsar 150, Pulsar 200, Pulsar N160, Pulsar N250, Avenger, Avenger Street 220

Cost: INR 80,000 onwards

Bajaj is a well-known brand name in India. From making household appliances to producing industrial products, this India-based conglomerate has made its way into auto-mobile industry as well. In terms of manufacturing motorbikes, the Pulsar and Avenger variants are the brand’s best-selling bikes.

Both the Pulsar and Avenger come in a range of models, each offering more or less speed, performance in different road conditions, and mileage.

One of their best bike models in India is the Bajaj Pulsar NS200. Under the hood is a BS6 engine that has about 24.5 HP power at 9,750 rpm and 18.5 Nm peak torque at 8,000 rpm. Further, a few of its additional features are DRLs, AHO, digital speedometer, multi-reflector headlamp, split grab rails, and much more.

The key specifications of the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled

Displacement: 199.5 cc

Mileage: 35 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 12 litres

Top Speed: 136 kmph

Weight: 156 kg

3. Benelli Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Sports, Off-road

Popular Models: Benelli 502C, Imperiale 400, Leoncino 500, TRK 502

Cost: INR 2,35,000 onwards

The Imperiale 400 is Benelli’s motorcycle that goes against the likes of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Jawa Standard. The bike is equipped with a twin-pod instrument cluster with chrome bezels that give it a retro look. Its price is higher than its rivals, which went further high during the BS6 transition.

The Benelli Imperiale 400 motorcycle is available in only 1 variant and 3 colours viz., black, red, and silver. It is powered by a 374cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 20.7 bhp and a torque of 29 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, the Benelli Imperiale 400 comes up with an anti-locking braking system.

The key specifications of the Benelli Imperiale 400 bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single cylinder, air-cooled, BS-VI

Displacement: 374 cc

Mileage: 31 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 12 litres

Top Speed: 115 kmph

Weight: 205 kg

4. CFMoto Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Sports

Popular Models: 300NK, 650NK, 650MT, 650GT

Cost: INR 2,30,000 onwards

CFMoto is the China-based manufacturer’s smallest and most affordable offering of its motorbike variants in India. The CFMoto 300NK model sports aggressive bodywork which incorporates a low-slung full-LED headlamp and muscular fuel tank at the front, an up-swept rear section with a split-seat set-up. To complete its street-fighter appeal, the CFMoto 300NK gets an underbelly exhaust with unique-looking five-spoke alloy wheels.

The CFMoto 300NK is powered by a 292.4cc BS6 engine which delivers the power of 27.49 bhp and a torque of 25 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, the CFMoto 300NK bike variant comes up with an anti-locking braking system.

The key specifications of the CFMoto 300NK bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, BS-VI

Displacement: 292.4 cc

Mileage: 30 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 12.5 litres

Top Speed: 127 kmph

Weight: 151 kg

5. Ducati Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Sports, Off-road

Popular Models: Panigale V2 & V4, Diavel, SuperSport, Monster BS6, Streetfighter V4, Scrambler, Hypermotard 950

Cost: INR 9,00,000 onwards

Ducati has updated its sports bike portfolio in the Indian market with the launch of the new Monster BS6. This new model from the Italian auto-maker replaces the Monster 821 in the company’s portfolio and packs several styling, mechanical, and feature upgrades over its predecessor. The new Ducati Monster BS6 is available in two variants – Standard and Plus.

Ducati Monster BS6 is a sports bike available in India. It is available in 2 variants and 6 colours – Red, Grey, Dark Stealth, Plus-Dark Stealth, Plus-Aviator Grey, and Plus-Ducati Red. The bike is powered by a 937cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 109.96 bhp and a torque of 93 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Ducati Monster BS6 comes up with an anti-locking braking system.

The key specifications of the Ducati Monster BS6 bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, BS-VI

Displacement: 937 cc

Mileage: 19 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 14 litres

Top Speed: 200+ kmph

Weight: 188 kg

6. Harley-Davidson Bikes

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Ideal For: Commute, Cruise, Off-road

Popular Models: Iron 883, Road Glide, Forty Eight, Nightster, Heritage Classic, Road King

Cost: INR 11,00,000 onwards

Harley-Davidson is among the oldest motorcycle manufacturing companies in the world. Named after its founder, the motorbike brand has made a big name for itself in the Indian market. Harley-Davidson bikes are a preferred choice among many motorists that love to cruise around cities and highways.

Harley-Davidson manufactures eleven bike models, and among them, its Iron 883 model is one of the top cruiser bikes in India.

The key specifications of the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 motorcycle model are as follows:

Engine Type: 2-Cylinder, Air-cooled BS6

Displacement: 883 cc

Mileage: 21 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 12.5 litres

Top Speed: 200 kmph

Weight: 256 kg

7. Hero Bikes

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Ideal For: Commute, Cruise

Popular Models: HF Deluxe, Splendor, Passion Pro i3S, Xpulse 200, Xtreme 200S

Cost: INR 55,000 onwards

Hero has launched another BS6-compliant bike model, the Splendor Plus, targeting motorists looking for commuter options. It is equipped with an engine that produces 7.91 hp of power at 8000 rpm and 8.05 Nm of peak torque at 6.00 rpm. Though the BS6 variants have not undergone any cosmetic updates, Hero has launched Black and Accent and 100 Million editions to compete with its rivals.

The key specifications of the Hero Splendor Plus bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single cylinder, air-cooled, 4-Stroke, OHC

Displacement: 97.2 cc

Mileage: 65 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 9.8 litres

Top Speed: 87 kmph

Weight: 110 kg

8. Honda Bikes

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Ideal For: Commute, Cruise, Sports, Off-road

Popular Models: Unicorn, Hornet, H’ness CB350, CBR650R, CB500X

Cost: INR 1,00,000 onwards

Inspired by the CB Shine SP, Japanese motorbike maker Honda introduced its first BS6-compliant bike model, the SP 125. Its engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox that delivers a power of 10.72 HP at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 10.9 Nm at 6,000 rpm. In addition, the Honda SP 125 model exhibits a digital instrument console supporting real-time mileage, Eco indicator, gear position indicator, and a lot more features.

The key specifications of the Honda SP 125 bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single cylinder, air-oil cooled, 3-valves

Displacement: 124 cc

Mileage: 60 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 11 litres

Top Speed: 100 kmph

Weight: 118 kg

9. Husqvarna Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Sports

Popular Models: Svartpilen 250 & 401, Vitpilen 250 & 401, Supermoto 701, FS 450

Cost: INR 2,16,000 onwards

Originally a Swedish motorcycle manufacturer, Husqvarna is one of the oldest names, and has since, become a worldwide sensation in street bikes all over the world. Currently purchased by KTM AG, another well-known Austrian motorcycle manufacturing company, however, Husqvarna still remains a top choice in street bikes. Husqvarna’s line-up comprises Svartpilen and Vitpilen models, of which the former is a scrambler and the latter carries a café racer styling.

The Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 is a cafe racer bike available in only 1 variant and 1 colour viz., Matte Finnish Ceramic White. The street bike is powered by a 248.76cc BS6 engine delivering a power of 29.63 bhp and a torque of 24 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 comes with an anti-locking braking system.

The key specifications of the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 Standard bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled

Displacement: 248.76 cc

Mileage: 31 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 9.5 litres

Top Speed: 150 kmph

Weight: 166 kg

10. Indian Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Off-road

Popular Models: Chief Dark Horse, Chief Bobber Dark Horse, Super Chief Limited, FTR 1200

Cost: INR 16,30,000 onwards

Indian Motorcycles has announced the launch of the updated Chief series in the market. The range comprises the new Chief Dark Horse. The latest version of the motorcycle is built on a steel tube frame and uses the Thunderstroke engine from Indian Motorcycle.

Indian Chief Dark Horse is a cruiser bike available in only 1 variant and 3 colours – Black Smoke, Stealth Grey, and Alumina Jade Smoke. With both front and rear disc brakes, this motorcycle variant comes with an anti-locking braking system. The BS6-compliant 1,890cc, twin-cylinder, the air-cooled engine delivers a peak torque output of 162Nm at 3,200rpm. The engine of the new model is also equipped with the function of disconnecting the rear cylinder.

The key specifications of the Indian Chief Dark Horse Standard bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Twin cylinder, air-cooled

Displacement: 1,890 cc

Mileage: 14 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 15.1 litres

Top Speed: 185 kmph

Weight: 304 kg

11. JAWA Bikes

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Ideal For: Commute, Cruise, Off-road

Popular Models: Standard, JAWA 42, 42 Bobber, Yezdi Roadster, Perak

Cost: INR 1,70,000 onwards

JAWA (also stylized as Jawa) bike enthusiasts planning to invest in a reliable cruiser bike can consider Yezdi Roadster from the Czech manufacturer JAWA. It is powered by a JAWA Perak-derived BS6 engine generating 29.7 PS of maximum power at 7,300 rpm and 29 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. Moreover, its feature list comprises full LED lighting, a digital instrument cluster, and more.

The key specifications of the JAWA Yezdi Roadster bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled

Displacement: 334 cc

Mileage: 30 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 12.5 litres

Top Speed: 140 kmph

Weight: 184 kg

12. KTM Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Sports, Off-road

Popular Models: Duke, RC, Adventure

Cost: INR 1,86,000 onwards

The Austrian-based motorcycle maker KTM introduced their latest 200 Duke, which is a street bike available in only 1 variant and 2 colours – Electronic Orange and Dark Silver Metallic. Both the colour themes use a dual-tone finish and feature identical graphics. Their colour options come with black colour for the tubular frame with an orange finish for the alloy wheels.

The KTM 200 Duke is powered by a 199.5cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 24.67 bhp and a torque of 19.3 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, the KTM 200 Duke variant comes with an anti-locking braking system.

The key specifications of the KTM 200 Duke Standard bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled

Displacement: 199.5 cc

Mileage: 34 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 13.4 litres

Top Speed: 142 kmph

Weight: 159 kg

13. Kawasaki Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Sports

Popular Models: Ninja H2R, Versys 650

Cost: INR 7,15,000 onwards

Kawasaki is a Japan-based motorbike brand. Their Kawasaki Versys 650 model runs on a robust engine that generates a power of 66 HP at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 61 Nm at 7,000 rpm, making it a beast on the road. Furthermore, the fully-digital instrument console includes a digital trip meter, clock, and speedometer to ensure convenience.

The key specifications of the Kawasaki Versys 650 bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: 2 cylinders, air-cooled

Displacement: 649 cc

Mileage: 18-20 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 21 litres

Top Speed: 200 kmph

Weight: 218 kg

14. Royal Enfield Bikes

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Ideal For: Commute, Cruise, Off-road

Popular Models: Bullet 250, Thunderbird, Classic 350, Hunter 350, Meteor 250, Continental GT650

Cost: INR 1,14,000 onwards

Classic 350, available in 5 variants and 12 colour options, is among the best-selling models in India from the house of Royal Enfield. This motorcycle model is mated with a 5-speed gearbox, and its engine is capable of delivering about 20.2 HP of power at 6,100 rpm and 27Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. In addition, The Classic 350 model comes with a semi-digital instrument cluster comprising an analog speedometer, LCD screen, clock, and many other features.

The key specifications of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single cylinder, air-oil Cooled, 4-Stroke

Displacement: 349 cc

Mileage: 35 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 12.5 litres

Top Speed: 120 kmph

Weight: 195 kg

15. Suzuki Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Sports

Popular Models: Gixxer SF250, Hyabusa

Cost: INR 16,00,000 onwards

Suzuki is another Japan-based motorbike manufacturer, and also, well-known for their Hayabusa sports bikes. The Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R model is sold in India for INR 16,40,000. Suzuki Hayabusa tops the list of the best sports bikes in India. It gets its power from a reliable engine that produces a maximum power of 190 hp at 9700 rpm and a peak torque of 150 Nm at 7000 rpm.

As for aesthetics, Hayabusa has undergone significant changes compared to its previous version. Although Suzuki continued the silhouette design of the old model, the latest version emphasizes a more sporty appeal. Its brakes comprise the Brembo Stylema, 4-piston, 320mm twin disc and ABS-equipped at the front and Nissin, 1-piston, 260mm single disc ABS-equipped at the rear. Its suspension is inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped at front and linked-type, coil spring, oil damped at the rear. Its cosmetic list features a full LED headlamp and tail lamp, turn signals, and more.

The key specifications of the Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, single cylinder

Displacement: 1,340 cc

Mileage: 18 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 20 litres

Top Speed: 300 kmph

Weight: 266 kg

16. TVS Bikes

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Ideal For: Commute, Cruise, Sports, Off-road

Popular Models: Apache, Raider 125, RTR 160, Ronin

Cost: INR 80,000 onwards

Next on the list of best bikes to buy in India is the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. The two-wheeler offers this unit in 6 variants and 4 colour options mated with signature refinements, DRLs TVS SmartXonnect Bluetooth connectivity system, and more. It is powered by a BS6 engine that develops 17.63 HP of power at 9,250 rpm and 14. The key specifications of the Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R bike model are as follows :73 Nm of peak torque at 7,250 rpm.

The key specifications of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single cylinder, oil-cooled, 4-stroke, SI

Displacement: 159.7 cc

Mileage: 45 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 12 litres

Top Speed: 114 kmph

Weight: 145 kg

17. Triumph Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Sports

Popular Models: Rocket 3, Trident 660, Bonneville, Speed Triple 1200 RS, Speed Twin, Tiger, Scrambler

Cost: INR 7,60,000 onwards

Triump Motorcycles is a British brand that introduced its inline-three cylinder powered motorcycle variant in India, the Trident 660. Triumph Trident 660 is a street bike available in only 1 variant and 5 colours – Matte Baja Orange, Matte Storm Grey, Silver Ice/Diablo Red, Matt Jet Black, and Sapphire Black.

The Triumph Trident 660 is powered by a 660cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 80 bhp and a torque of 64 Nm at 6,250rpm. The engine is paired with a six-speed gearbox, which is equipped with an auxiliary mechanism and a sliding clutch. With both front and rear disc brakes, the Triumph Trident 660 comes with an anti-locking braking system.

The key specifications of the Triumph Trident 660 bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Inline-three cylinder, liquid-cooled

Displacement: 660 cc

Mileage: 15 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 14 litres

Top Speed: 212 kmph

Weight: 189 kg

18. United Motors Global

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Ideal For: Commute, Cruise, Off-road

Popular Models: Renegade Commando, Sport S, Classic

Cost: INR 1,20,000 onwards

The American motorcycle manufacturer, United Motors Global introduced its Renegade range of motorcycles in India. The Renegade from United Motors is available in three variants, namely Sports S, Classic, and Commando. Their motorcycles are competing primarily against major players like the Royal Enfield and Harley Davidson.

The Renegade bike sports a masculine appeal thanks to its big round halogen headlamp, LED tail lamp, wide handlebars, beefy 18 litres fuel tank, and a split seat wide at the front and slightly raised at the rear with back support. The analog instrument console of the bike carries gauges such as a speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, odometer, and fuel gauge.

The key specifications of the Renegade bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single cylinder, Air-cooled

Displacement: 279 cc

Mileage: 27 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 18 litres

Top Speed: 200 kmph

Weight: 145 kg

19. Yamaha Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Sports, Off-road

Popular Models: MT 15 V2, R15 V4, R15S, FZ S FI, FZ X, YZF-R15 V4

Cost: INR 1,14,000 onwards

Japan-based auto-maker Yamaha has been a favorite among motorbike enthusiasts in India. The brand is known well enough for its RX100 and RX135 variants, which gained huge popularity back in the 1980s and 1990s. And now, their newer variants like the R15 and FZ are among the top choices for many motorists. The company also offers a limited-edition MotoGP variant of the YZF-R15 M.

The Yamaha R15 V4 is a sports bike available in 6 variants and 6 colours – Metallic Grey, Racing Blue, Dark Knight, Metallic Red, MotoGP Edition, and Anniversary Edition, respectively. This bike model is powered by a 155cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 18.1 bhp and a torque of 14.2 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, the Yamaha R15 V4 sports bike comes with an anti-locking braking system.

The key specifications of the Yamaha R15 V4 bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled

Displacement: 155 cc

Mileage: 45 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 11 litres

Top Speed: 140 kmph

Weight: 142 kg

20. Zontes Bikes

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Ideal For: Cruise, Sports

Popular Models: 350R, GK350, 350X, 350T Standard, 350T SDV

Cost: INR 3,15,000 onwards

Zontes is a China-based motorcycle manufacturing company that produces four of its motorcycle variants, all of which are petrol-powered. Zontes’ 350R variant is one of the widely popular sports bikes in India. Their bikes are marketed and sold in India in collaboration with Aadishwar Auto Rides. Zontes offers five models in India, with the most popular bikes being the 350R, 350X, GK350, 350T, and 350T ADV. Among these, the most expensive Zontes bike is the 350T variant.

The Zontes 350T is an adventure bike available in 2 variants and 4 colours – Champagne, Orange, Black (ADV), and Orange (ADV). The bike is powered by a 348cc BS6 engine delivering a power of 38.2 bhp and a torque of 32.8 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, the Zontes 350T comes with an anti-locking braking system. The bike comes packed with features like keyless control (ignition and fuel tank), an electronically operated windscreen, TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system), and a fully digital LCD.

The key specifications of the Zontes 350T Standard bike model are as follows:

Engine Type: Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled

Displacement: 348 cc

Mileage: 35 kmpl (approx.)

Fuel Capacity: 19 litres

Top Speed: 160 kmph

Weight: 196 kg

Wrapping Up

Venturing various parts of India on a bike has become a new trend as it offers both adventure and an escape route for many to get out of their busy lives. A majority of Indians rely on basic commuter bikes as a daily mode of transportation. Besides, two-wheeler enthusiasts look for options to fulfill their passion for riding.

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