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 around the budget of ₹55,000…
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 recent BS6 mandate has impacted the entry level 2-wheeler prices the most since all of them had to convert to fuel injection (or electronic carburetors) which is costlier than conventional carbs. Most or all of the entry 2-wheelers have seen a hike of over 10 percent, at least!
Before April 2020, we used to have a lot of motorcycles around that ₹50,000 price bracket, however, we, now, have very limited options. So, if COVID-19 has left you with no money and a lot of uncertainty and you want to avoid public transport for the fear of Corona, here are the most affordable options for you…
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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. Very recently, Bajaj introduced an updated version with eight new features. You can read about it here.
Previously, it was available in both kick starter as well as electric start trim (with alloy wheels being standard), however, Bajaj appears to have discontinued the electric start variant. The motorcycle (kick + alloys) is priced at Rs 49,152.
Hero has branched out a new entry variant which is based on the HF Deluxe. The mechanicals are the same but there are minor differences that you can read here. It is priced at Rs 49,400 for the kick start, drum brake, alloy wheel variant.
Hero HF Deluxe
If you want to own the time-tested brand, 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 50,700 or pay Rs 1000 more for the alloy wheel trim which retails at Rs 51,700.
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.
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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 55,000 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). After a revamp to the lineup it is available at Rs 54,669 for the electric start and alloy wheel variant.
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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 53,498.
Bajaj has recently added another variant to this list – CT110X. It reminds us of the Boxer range but with that round headlamp it adds a bit of freshness in this list. Apart from the base body color, it comes with an all-black theme and a slightly rugged feel which stands out in this segment. It is priced at Rs 55,494.
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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 56,130 for the kick start variant and if you can spend more you can get the convenience of the electric starter at around Rs 63,000.
**all prices mentioned on this page are ex-showroom Delhi
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Honda’s and other entry level motorcycles cost well over Rs 55,000 and many others have more or less, left this space. So, here are your most affordable options if you have a budget of around Rs 50,000 to Rs 55,000. Do let us know which one is the best bang for your buck for you…