Motorcycles are the most popular mode of commuting in India. Many office going youth as well as college students love to feel the wind in their hair and ride in style. The biggest advantage of riding a bike is escaping traffic and reaching your destination on time. Even though many prefer the 150cc bikes because of cost constraints, there are many who choose a more powerful bike to get the pleasure of riding. Bikes with 180cc engines are built nowadays to balance power as well as fuel efficiency.
Here we look at the top five bikes in the 180cc segment.
1: TVS Apache RTR 180
Price: INR 76,004
Mileage: 46 kmpl
Details: The Apache RTR 180 was launched as competition to the Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i. The bike has a very offbeat style and is the first bike in India to feature the Anti-Lock Braking System. The powerful engine produces 17.3bhp and torque of 15.5Nm. The bike is available in three colors – black, white and grey.
2: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Price: INR 88,300
Mileage: 45 kmpl
Details: This is another amazing bike in the Apache stable. The Apache RTR 200 4V has a completely different style and is built for greater efficiency and power. The power packed engine produces 20.2bhp of power and torque of 18.1Nm. The bike is available in seven color combinations – matte grey, matte white, black, matte yellow, matte red, matte black and white.
3: Bajaj Pulsar AS200
Price: INR 97,804
Mileage: 42 kmpl
Details: The Bajaj Pulsar AS200 is part of Bajaj’s ‘Adventure Sports’ range. The engine produces amazing power of 23.2bhp and torque of 18.3Nm. The bike is available in black, red and blue. The Bajaj Pulsar AS200 has been modeled on the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. This ensured that Bajaj saved on production costs and produces an amazing bike with trusted features.
4: Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-I
Price: INR 78,592
Mileage: 45 kmpl
Details: The Bajaj Pulsar 180 is one of Baja’s best selling bikes. The engine creates power of 17bhp and torque of 14Nm. It also boasts of Nitrox shock absorber and twin spark ignition. This bike created history by becoming the best selling bike in India. All this was possible due to its advanced styling and modern features like the side scoops, domed cowl, alloy wheels, full digital console fitted with an analog tachometer and 3D lettering. The bike comes in four colors – pearl metallic blue, cocktail wine red, sapphire blue and ebony black.
5: Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
Price: INR 93,457
Mileage: 40 kmpl
Details: This is Bajaj’s best model and is considered the greatest evolution in two wheeler technology. This bike is modern in every way possible. Right from graphics and body structure to power and technology. The power of the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is similar to the KTM Duke 200 however; Bajaj stands out with its price and fuel efficiency. The engine produces power of 23bhp and torque of 18Nm.
*All prices mentioned are ex-showroom prices in Mumbai.