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Top cruiser bikes in India under Rs 2 lakh: Royal Enfield Thunderbird, UM Renegade and more

Royal Enfield has had a dominance in the cruiser segment in India for years now, but considering the immense popularity of cruiser style motorcycles, several other brands came up with their take on cruisers. Here's what Rs 2 lakh can get you.

By: | Updated: January 28, 2018 11:53 AM

The cruiser bike segment in India has seen an impressive growth in the last few years. While the said space had a monopoly by Royal Enfield, there has been the entry of some newcomers lately who aim to give a tough fight to the Chennai-based manufacturer. Looking the popularity of the cruiser bike segment in India, manufacturers like UM Motorcycles entered the Indian two-wheeler market at last edition of Auto Expo and it is now present with multiple models to suit the taste of cruiser bike lovers. Bajaj was present in the territory for a long time but it got a major boost after it revamped its Avenger range and offered three models under the said nameplate. To keep up with the competition, the company has just updated its popular Cruise 220 and Street 220 models. To help you with a good buying decision, we bring you the best options if you are in the market looking for a cruiser bike under Rs 2 lakh.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

If you have a budget of Rs 2 lakh, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 makes for a case of a good option. First and foremost, if you are a Royal Enfield fan, the motorcycle is, in fact, a perfect pick for you. Powering the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500, as the name suggests, is a 499cc, fuel injected engine mated to a five-speed transmission. The engine is good for churning out respective power and torque of 27 hp and 43 Nm. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is currently priced in the Indian two-wheeler market at Rs 1.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

UM Renegade Classic

The UM Renegade Classic is another good option to look out for if you are in the market searching for a laid-back cruiser under Rs 2 lakh. The Renegade Classic gets its power from a 279cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. The engine is good for producing respective power and torque outputs of 25 hp and 23 Nm. The motorcycle comes with a 280mm disc brake up front along with a 130mm drum brake at the rear. The UM Renegade Classic can be yours at a price of Rs 1.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350

If you wish to not go for the Bigger Thunderbird 500 and want something less expensive but almost the same, the Thunderbird 350 will be the pick for you. The motorcycle sources its power from a 346cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine mated to a five-speed transmission. The mill churns out respective power and torque of 19.8 hp and 28 Nm. The motorcycle gets a rounded headlamp with curvy DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) that is its signature highlight in the dark. Braking duties are taken care of with the help of 280mm disc brake up front along with a 245mm disc at the rear. The Royal Thunderbird 350 has been priced in India at Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220

The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 has recently received a major facelift. The motorcycle now comes with a fully digital instrument cluster and LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights). Powering the Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is a 220cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine mated to a five-speed gearbox. The engine is good for developing a maximum power of 19 hp along with a peak torque of 17.5 Nm. The motorcycle comes with a big windscreen and chrome accents on the body that give it a lot of character. The new Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 has been priced in India at Rs 93,466 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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