Diwali 2022: Top 7 Bikes To Buy Under Rs. 2.5 Lakh

Are you planning to buy a new motorcycle this Diwali in a budget of under Rs. 2.5 lakh? We've shortlisted the best of the bunch for you to take a pick.

By Mihir Barve


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Published on October 25, 2022

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    The auspicious time of Diwali is when multiple automotive brands offer different discounts & offers, & it is a time when many Indians buy new vehicles as well. If you are one of those people who are considering to buy a new motorcycle this festive season, we have picked out 7 motorcycles for you which you can consider shortlisting. To keep the list relevant to most buyers, the motorcycles that we have picked come with different price tags, but they are all under Rs. 2.5 lakh.

    1. Royal Enfield Hunter 350

    The recently launched Royal Enfield Hunter 350 makes for a good choice of motorcycle for someone looking to buy their first bike. It's small enough to not intimidate anyone, regardless of their age, size, or gender, and is capable enough to double-up as a touring motorcycle. Its grunty engine has ample torque for it to belong a segment above where it sits, and its compact dimensions also make it quite fun to handle.

    Also Read: Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Review


    349 cc single-cylinder air-cooled SOHC engine


    20.2 bhp at 6,100 rpm


    27 Nm at 4,000 rpm


    Rs. 1.50-1.69 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

    Also Read: Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs TVS Ronin: Comparison Review

    2. TVS Ronin

    The TVS Ronin is the direct rival to the Hunter 350, and while the Ronin falls short on torque when compared to the Hunter, it is still very much a capable motorcycle. It has good riding dynamics, and gets a handful more features than its rival too. We think it could have benefitted from better looks though, but it makes up for the deficit in other departments.

    Also Read: TVS Ronin Review: Retro Goes Modern!


    225.9 cc single-cylinder air & oil-cooled engine


    20.1 bhp at 7,750 rpm


    19.93 Nm at 3,750 rpm


    Rs. 1.49-1.69 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

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    3. Suzuki V-Strom SX

    The Suzuki V-Strom SX is the more touring oriented motorcycle of the lot, and while it has decent off-road capabilities, it is also fun in corners, and you will have a great time exploring around on this machine. Falling in the 250 cc category, it's not intimidating either, but still poses a great visual package, with a very purposeful look.

    Also Read: Suzuki V-Strom SX Review


    249 cc single-cylinder oil-cooled SOHC engine


    26.1 bhp at 9,300 rpm


    22.2 Nm at 7,300 rpm


    Rs. 2.12 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)


    4. Hero Xpulse 200 4V

    The Hero Xpulse 200 4V is one of the best entry-level off-road focused machines you can buy, and if you are looking for a motorcycles to take on frequent trails, you should look no further than this. A narrow body means that the motorcycle doesn't feel out of place while riding in the city either, and the light-weight chassis also help master the art of off-road riding, before you can move on to something larger.

    Also Read: 2021 Hero XPulse 200 4 Valve Review


    199.6 cc single-cylinder oil-cooled SOHC engine


    18.8 bhp at 8,500 rpm


    17.35 Nm at 6,500 rpm


    Rs. 1.37 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

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    5. Bajaj Pulsar N160

    If you are looking for a motorcycle for your daily commutes, but one that's also on the premium side, then the Bajaj Pulsar N160 can make for a great choice. Bajaj recently launched this premium commuter, and it is one of the most, if not the most refined Bajaj motorcycle we’ve ever tested. It has a very tractable engine, and has a good level of comfort too, making it a well rounded package.

    Also Read: Bajaj Pulsar N160 Review


    164.8 cc single-cylinder oil-cooled SOHC engine


    15.8 bhp at 8,750 rpm


    14.65 Nm at 6,750 rpm


    Rs. 1.28 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

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    6. Yezdi Scrambler

    The Yezdi Scrambler is the only scrambler with a decent off-road capability at this price point. It gets a powerful and meaty engine, and the motorcycle has the ability to put a grin on your face every time you ride it, wether its on the road, or off it. 

    Also Read: 2022 Yezdi Scrambler First Ride Review


    334 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine


    28.7 bhp at 8,000 rpm


    28.2 Nm at 6,750 rpm


    Rs. 2.08 - 2.10 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

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    7. Yamaha YZF-R15

    The Yamaha R15 is one of the most complete packages in the entry level supersport motorcycle segment. Not only is it great to look at and fun to ride, but it also offers great fuel economy, and is easy to handle in traffic. This is a motorcycle that has more than enough performance at a good budget, and one that will keep on entertaining you even if you outgrow it.

    Also Read: Yamaha YZF-R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition Review


    155 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled SOHC engine


    18.1 bhp at 10,000 rpm


    14.2 Nm at 7,500 rpm


    Rs. 1.79-1.92 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

    So, there you have it, that's our list of the best motorcycles you can buy in under Rs. 2.5 lakh this festive season. And if you are looking to buy a scooter instead of a motorcycle, then you can check out our story of the top 5 petrol scooters you can buy this Diwali here.

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