Move aside 150cc bikes, the 160s are here. For quite a long time, manufacturers have been trying to replace the proverbial 150cc class and move higher up. Many of them have succeeded. For example, Suzuki with its Gixxer series. Bajaj too has been pushing the envelope but has met with little success. Further, with the entry of BS6 emissions, the price envelope has gone up too. Most of even the 150cc bikes have moved past the Rs 1 lakh mark while few 125cc bikes are just shy of the Rs 1 lakh mark. However, cost-effectiveness playing a big role in buying decisions these days, manufacturers are managing to price their base 160cc models below the Rs 1 lakh bracket. Case in point is Hero MotoCorp with their latest offering, the Xtreme 160R. However, the Xtreme isn’t alone and here is a look at the other bikes that are available with a 160cc engine and are priced below Rs 1 lakh.
The Honda Unicorn is the least priced 160c BS6 offering right now in India. The BS6 Honda Unicorn is priced at Rs 94,548, ex-showroom. This motorcycle has got a change in heart with a 160cc engine this year. The engine has upped the torque game by making 14Nm while power stays put at 12.9hp.
The Bajaj Avenger 160 Street recently got a price hike. The bike was also made compliant with BS6 standards and as things stand today, it is the most affordable cruiser. Bajaj has priced the bike at Rs 95,891 and the 160cc engine makes 15hp and 13.7Nm.
Hero a week ago launched the 160R in India. The motorcycle is all-new and boasts a 160cc engine that is good for 15hp of power and 14Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Hero has priced the Xtreme 160R at Rs 99,950, ex-showroom. There is also the more expensive dual-disc version that is for Rs 4,000 more.
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