The Indian motorcycle sector has been growing at an exponential rate. Now, one can buy appealing motorcycles and that too at amazing MSRPs.
If one wants to buy a bike in the 2 – 2.5 lakhs price bracket then they can consider the following –
KTM 250 Duke
The KTM Duke 250 is yet another bike to consider if one’s budget is in the 2 – 2.5 lakh range. The bike is positioned between the 200 and 390 Dukes. Hence, it shares all the bells and whistles of both bikes! The Duke 250 got an overhaul from KTM in 2020. The changes include an all-LED headlight unit among others. It is a street bike with an aggressive riding stance. The bike entails a price tag of Rs. 2, 53,976*. KTM offers the bike in a single variant. However, the OEM offers the motorcycle in two colours. The engine has a total displacement of 248.8 CCs. It is BS6-compliant. Its peak power mapping is set at 29.6 bhp. The engine’s peak torque mapping is set at 24 Nm. KTM equipped the bike with front and rear disc brakes as well as ABS.
Bajaj Dominar 400
If one is looking for a high-performance sports bike in India then choose the Dominar 400 from Bajaj Auto. It can also perform well as a touring bike.
The Dominar 400 received a lot of upgrades in 2019. With an average ex-showroom price of Rs. 2, 73,247* In India, the Dominar dominates the 400 CC segment. Bajaj Auto offers the bike in a single variant. However, one can choose between 2 colours. The bike has a 373.3 CC, BS6-compliant engine. The power mapping is set at 39.42 bhp. The torque mapping is set at 35 Nm. Bajaj equipped the bike with front and rear disc brakes. ABS is an OEM standard option.
KTM RC 200
KTM chose to keep the RC 200 unchanged for about seven years. Recently, the Austrian bike brand overhauled the RC 200 and it looks and feels more appealing than its predecessor. The RC 200 is a great option when one is looking for a compact sports bike. It also entails an aggressive price tag of Rs. 2, 33,242*. The bike is available in a single variant. However, KTM offers the bike in two colour schemes. The heart of the bike is a BS6-compliant 199.5 CC motor. Its peak power mapping is set at 25.4 bhp. The engine’s peak torque mapping is set at 19.5 Nm! KTM offers the bike with front and rear disc brakes, ByBre brake callipers and WP Apex suspension units. ABS is an OEM standard fitment.
KTM Adventure 250
KTM recently released the overhauled Adventure 250. The overall design of the bike remains the same. However, the colour palette for the bike has been altered. The new colour schemes available are known as Electric Orange and Factory Racing Blue. The bike is available in a single variant and entails a price tag of Rs. 2, 55,416*. The engine is the same one that powered its predecessor. It is a BS6-compliant 248 CC engine with a peak power mapping set at 29.5 bhp. The peak torque mapping of the engine is set at 24 Nm. KTM offers the bike with the usual dual-disc setup and ABS.
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KTM Adventure 250
The classic KTM 250 Adventure is still available at KTM’s stable. Its price tag is set at Rs. 2, 62,274*. The bike is available in a single variant. However, KTM offers the bike in two colour schemes. The engine powering the bike is a BS6-compliant, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected unit. The peak power mapping for the engine is set at 29.5 bhp. The peak torque mapping for the engine is set at 24 Nm. KTM offers the bike with front and rear disc braking systems. ABS is an OEM standard option.
It is evident that one has quite a few options when they are looking for a bike in the 2 – 2.5 lakh range. For the best results, it would be a great idea to test ride a bike before buying it. In case one has queries about bike loan options, consulting with a financial advisor is the way of the wise.