Tight on budget? Don’t want to travel in public transport? Here is a quick list & details of Top 3 cheapest BS6 motorcycles in India under ₹50,000…
Motorcycles and scooters have become very costly – specially in the last couple of years. There have been various regulations that have been mandated for the auto segment which have resulted in a major spike in prices of all the conventional two-wheelers – like mandatory ABS/CBS, 5-year insurance and the latest Bharat Stage 6 transition, etc.
According to Rajiv Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto, prices of two-wheelers have become costlier by 30-35 percent in the last 1.5-2 years. This is an insane amount of additional money! The latest BS6 mandate has impacted the entry level 2-wheeler prices the most since all of them have to convert to fuel injection which is costlier than carburetors. Most or all of the entry 2-wheelers have seen a hike of over 10 percent, at least!
Till a few months back, we used to have a lot of motorcycles under that ₹50,000 price bracket, however, we, now, only have 3 – T-H-R-E-E! So, if COVID-19 has left you with no money and a lot of uncertainty and you still want to avoid public transport for the fear of Corona, here are the most affordable options for you…
Top 3 Cheapest BS6 Motorcycles
This is the least you will have to spend to get a brand new BS6 motorcycle in India at the moment. You get a 102 cc fuel injected engine which produces 7.9 PS of peak power and 8.34 Nm of max torque.
It’s kick start version is available at Rs 44,122 with alloy wheels. If you want more convenience, you can choose its electric start trim which costs Rs 7680 more (Price – Rs 51,802).
Hero HF Deluxe
Hero has recently introduced two new entry variants in the HF Deluxe family. So, you can either buy the bare basic kick start + spoke wheel variant at Rs 48,000 or pay Rs 1000 more for the alloy wheel trim which retails at Rs 49,000.
What you get is one of India’s largest selling motorcycle which comes with the versatile 97cc engine. It produces 8.02 PS of peak power and 8.05 Nm of max torque.
Bajaj Platina 100
And if you want a slightly premium brand than the CT, you can consider going for the Platina 100 which sits right at the edge of our Rs 50,000 threshold! You get the same 102 cc engine of the CT100 but with more features.
Focus is on comfort as the Platina has an additional 10 mm travel for both the front as well as the rear suspension. The seat height is also slightly lower and it also comes with a 200 mm high ground clearance (as compared to 170 mm for the CT).
For the Platina 100 Kick Start + Alloy variant you will need to shell out Rs 50,592 and then there are two more higher trims if you want more features.
So, as you can see you have two products from Bajaj and one from Hero if you are on a very strict budget for the cheapest BS6 motorcycles. If you can manage few more grands you also have the following options..
If you want little more power and a better looking motorcycle than the CT100, you can consider its sibling. It gets a bigger 115cc engine which churns 8.6 PS of power and 9.81 Nm of torque. It comes with LED DRLs, semi-knobby tyres which are good for rural areas and a few additional features over the CT100.
Bajaj has discontinued its kick start variant and it is now available with an electric starter + alloy trim at Rs 52,147.
TVS Sport is the most premium looking motorcycle in this complete lineup. In BS6, it has received the same 110cc engine that powers the Radeon and Victor. It produces 8.3 PS of power and 8.7 Nm of torque.
It also gets LED DRLs (which look much better than Bajaj’s single unit), 3D logos, flashier graphics and a black theme on the engine, alloys, handlebar, etc. It costs Rs 53,700 for the kick start variant and then there is the electric start trim at around Rs 60,000.
**all prices mentioned on this page are ex-showroom Delhi
Honda’s and other entry level motorcycles cost over Rs 55,000 and many others have more or less, left this space. So, here are your three (plus two) options if you have a budget of around Rs 50,000. Do let us know which one is the best bang for your buck for you…