best bikes for beginners

Finding a suitable motorcycle for yourself can be challenging when you are just starting out. But, fret not; This article lists affordable motorcycles for beginners based on different riding styles.

Indians love their two wheelers. And why not, it’s affordable, convenient, easy to maintain and accessible. The two wheeler market in India offers a huge variety of both scooters and motorcycles. While the scooter is easy to operate, light weight and economical; The motorcycles offer better ride and handling, stability and speed in tough terrains. Plus, they’re more fun! Now, there are a plethora of motorcycles in India to choose from. Even more so in the entry-level segment as the motorcycle industry thrives on it. But, as a person who is looking to buy a motorcycle for the first time, it comes as a nightmare. To solve this dilemma, we have chosen four motorcycles that follow different riding styles. Also, considering that most beginners would not want to burn a hole in their pocket, we have only such motorcycles which are priced below Rs 2 lakh.

Bajaj Avenger 160 (Cruising)


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If you are looking for a motorcycle that is comfortable for long distances and offers comfortable riding, then the Bajaj Avenger Street 160 is the best bet. It is a low altitude cruiser, with foot-pegs at the front, a wide handlebar and stylish design. At its heart, sits a 160cc engine that produces 14.97bhp and 13.97Nm of torque. The motorcycle is available in India at a starting price of Rs 1,06,630 and comes in one variant and two colours.

KTM Duke 200 (Performance)


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The KTM Duke 200 is for the people who want an aggressive approach and good performance. It’s lightweight, it’s punchy and it’ll thrill you every time you drive it. Duke 200 comes with a bright paint scheme and sporty graphics. Further, it is powered by a 199cc, single-cylinder FI engine that produces 26.4bhp and 19.3Nm. The price of the motorcycle in India is Rs 1,85,561.

Mahindra Mojo (Touring)


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If you think you are the kind of person who will go on long rides with your motorcycle, enhancing the contours of the Indian map then Mahindra Mojo should be your priority. It looks stylish, is sturdy and offers an upright stance. It is available in four variants and four colors and comes with a 295cc engine that churns out 26.4bhp and 30Nm. The price of the motorcycle starts from Rs 1,99,900

Hero XPulse (Off-Roading)


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The search for unemployment is lucrative. And when you have a motorcycle that can accompany you, there is nothing like it. For the Hero Xpulse, it is easy to navigate off-road trails and rocky tracks. And due to its forgiving nature and low cost of maintenance, this motorcycle is best suited for beginners who want to have some fun. The Xpulse 200 is powered by a 199.6cc engine that produces 17.8bhp and 16.45Nm of power and torque outputs respectively. The bike sells for Rs 1,19,339 in the Indian market which makes it a value-for-money proposition.

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