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 in 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 41,293 with alloy wheels. If you want more convenience, you can choose its electric start trim which costs Rs 7680 more (Price – Rs 48,973).
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.
You can get its kick start variant under the electric start variant of the CT100 at Rs 46,912. If electric start is one of your major requirement you will have to shell out a wee bit more than Rs 50,000 – it costs Rs 51,520.
Bajaj Platina 100
And if you want a slightly premium brand than the CT, you can consider going for the Platina 100. You do get more features but remember if you choose it over the CT110, you will have to go down on power because it is equipped with the same 102cc engine that powers the CT100 with the same specs.
Over the CT110, you get a slightly better looking motorcycle, an additional black headlight surround etc. 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).
You only need to pay Rs 851 over the equivalent CT110 kick start variant for the Platina 100 (it costs Rs 47,763). There is also a more premium electric start version at Rs 55,546
*alloy wheels are standard on all the motorcycles.
So, as you can see you are left with only Bajaj and its products if you are on a very strict budget for the cheapest BS6 motorcycles. If you can manage couple of grands more you also have the following option..
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 52,500 for the kick start variant and Rs 59,675 for the self start trim.
**all prices mentioned on this page are ex-showroom Delhi
Honda is yet to introduce a single 100-110cc motorcycle in BS6, Hero’s entry level motorcycles cost over Rs 55,000 and others have, more or less, left this space. So, here are your four options if Rs 50,000 is your budget. Do let us know which one is the best bang for your buck from this list…