Top 10 Best Selling Motorcycles in India – Popular Bikes of All Time

India is a very popular market for motorbikes. Since the general traffic scenario in this region is mostly congested, and more people need to commute daily from one point to another thus motorcycles have become one of the fastest and most reliable commuting methods. Every type e.g. commuters, cruisers, sports, dirt bike etc. are widely popular, but in the top 10 best-selling bikes in India list the ranking names are mostly members of the commuter group.

1. Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i

Bajaj pulsar 150

Bajaj Pulsar has different variants in the Indian market, the Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180 and Pulsar 220F models are the most popular ones. However, the Pulsar 150 DTS-I maintains the swift bond between price and performance.

  • Engine Displacement: 149 cc.
  • Maximum power: 15 bhp at 9,000 rpm
  • Transmission: Manual, 5 gears.
  • Mileage: 65 kmpl.
  • Price: Rs. 73,854.

2. Honda CB Hornet 160R

Honda CB Hornet 160R

The Honda CB Hornet 160R is a direct competitor against Yamaha FZ and Suzuki Gixxer; and all these companies are Japanese with manufacturing plans in India. The Honda CB Hornet 160R have had a recent facelift with slight performance upgrades.

  • Engine Displacement: 162.71 cc
  • Maximum power: 15.44 bhp at 8,500 rpm.
  • Transmission: Manual, 5 gears.
  • Mileage: 52 kmpl.
  • Price: Rs. 81,618.

3. Hero Splendor iSmart

Hero Splendor “I” Smart

Having a fuel saving technology onboard makes the Hero Splendor iSmart more desirable to the average motorbike commuter. The engine isn’t very powerful, but delivers sufficient power for daily commuting.

  • Engine Displacement: 97 cc.
  • Maximum power: 8.20 bhp at 8,000 rpm.
  • Transmission: Manual, 4 gears.
  • Mileage: 92 kmpl.
  • Price: Rs. 49,887.

4. TVS Apache RTR 160

Tvs Apache RTR 180

TVS Apache RTR160 has the necessary amount of muscular appeal, as well as much regulated amount of aggressiveness. The engine capacity is just fine for city commuting, and it’s even decent for a long haul highway ride.

  • Engine displacement: 160cc.
  • Maximum power: 15 bhp at 8,500 rpm.
  • Transmission: Manual, 5 gears.
  • Mileage: 50 kmpl.
  • Price: Rs. 71,113.

5. Yamaha FZS V2.0

Yamaha FZ 180

Yamaha has launched the FZS V2.0 quite long ago, and this model is very popular with youth riders’ community. Bikini fairings, color shrouds etc. are the sectors where minor facelifts have been given over the previous FZS version, otherwise it’s quite the same.

  • Engine displacement: 149 cc.
  • Maximum power: 13 bhp at 8,000 rpm.
  • Transmission: Manual, 5 gears.
  • Mileage: 45 kmpl.
  • Price: Rs. 82,278.

6. Suzuki Gixxer

Suzuki Gixxer SF

Suzuki Gixxer 2016 is the latest addition to Suzuki’s premium motorbike range. Despite having a sporty look and feel, the Gixxer is still powered with a moderate engine and provides very decent fuel efficiency.

  • Engine displacement: 155 cc.
  • Maximum power: 14 bhp at 8,000 rpm.
  • Transmission: Manual, 5 gears.
  • Mileage: 54 kmpl.
  • Price: Rs. 78,086.

7. KTM Duke 200

KTM Duke 200

KTM Duke is powerful, affordable, and easy to maintain. Riding experience on the KTM Duke 200 is simply fabulous, at least that’s what the online reviews say. Due to a higher engine displacement, the fuel efficiency is slightly lower but that doesn’t affect targeted consumer base.

  • Engine displacement: 200 cc.
  • Maximum power: 25 bhp at 10,000 rpm.
  • Transmission: Manual, 6 gears.
  • Mileage: 35 kmpl.
  • Price: Rs. 146,301.

8. Mahindra Centuro

Mahindra Centuro

The Mahindra Centuro is a new motorbike in the Indian two-wheeler industry, yet the popularity is on a consistent rise. It has greater fuel efficient properties, and the riding quality is simply great considering the price range.

  • Engine displacement: 106.70 cc.
  • Maximum power output: 8.40 bhp at 7,500 rpm.
  • Transmission: Manual, 4 gears.
  • Mileage: 60 kmpl.
  • Price: Rs. 44,880.

9. TVS Sport

TVS Star Sport

TVS Sport has only a 100 cc engine, but it’s popular for the significant fuel efficiency. It’s lightweight, comes with drum brakes on both wheels and don’t have allow wheels, but that’s why the prices are low as well.

  • Engine displacement: 100 cc.
  • Maximum power: 7.40 bhp at 7,500 rpm.
  • Transmission: Manual, 4 gears.
  • Mileage: 95 Kmpl.
  • Price: Rs. 37,665.

10. Honda CB Shine

Honda CB Shine

The Honda CB Shine comes in three different variants, the one with electronic started, drum brake and alloy wheels costs the lowest. However, the design is impressive for its price, so is the performance.

  • Engine displacement: 125 cc.
  • Maximum power: 10 bhp at 7,500 rpm.
  • Transmission: Manual, 4 gears.
  • Mileage: 65 kmpl.
  • Price: Rs. 57,300.


All the pricing reference has been taken from ex-showrooms at Mumbai of respective companies.






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