There are many motorcycles in the market today that come with the ‘cruiser’ tag. But if you are looking for a proper cruiser motorcycle with a relaxed seating position, low seat height, long wheelbase and a high set handlebar, the list becomes a lot smaller. Being on a budget makes things even more tricky as most legitimate cruisers tend to be costly. Fret not, we are here to help you identify four cruisers under Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom) that could become your companions for your long and short rides.
1. Bajaj Avenger Street 160 – Rs 1.12 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Bajaj Avenger name has been in the market for more than 15 years now. It was one of the first models to bring the cruiser design at an affordable budget in India. The Street 160 is the latest in the series and comes with a 160cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, producing 14.7bhp and 13.7Nm. It has a seat height of just 737mm, making it rather easy for shorter riders to get on and off the bike. The cruiser comes with a 17-inch alloy wheel at the front and a smaller 15-inch one at the back. It is available in two colour options and adopts a modern design philosophy.
2. Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 – Rs 1.38 lakh (ex-showroom)
Not only is the second entry on the list another Bajaj vehicle, but it is also the elder sibling of the previous entry. As the name suggests, the Avenger Cruise 220 is a bigger version of the Street 160 and as such comes with a bigger engine and styling changes. It gets a lot more chrome all around and even has a large windscreen above the headlamp. The bike drops allow wheels for spoked ones and has a 220cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine. Peak power output stands at 18.7bhp and peak torque at 17.5Nm. Just like the Avenger Street 160, the Cruise 220 also gets a disc brake at the front and a drum brake at the rear along with single-channel ABS.
3. Komaki Ranger – Rs 1.68 lakh (ex-showroom)
To mix things up a little, we have a cruiser that does not have an internal combustion engine. Instead, it is powered by a battery and an electric motor. The Komaki Ranger has the looks of a conventional cruiser but is propelled by a 5.3bhp motor that is connected to a 4kWh battery pack. It promises a range of 180-200km per charge and even comes with Bluetooth connectivity. To complete the cruiser look, Komaki has even fitted the bike with a fake exhaust pipe. In case you want to own a motorcycle that is unique and different from the usual set of bikes seen on the road, you could have a look at this electric cruiser.
4. Yezdi Roadster – Rs 1.98 lakh (ex-showroom)
This is the newest and most expensive entry on the list. Yezdi Roadster has a starting price of Rs 1.98 lakh (ex-showroom) which slots it just under the Rs 2 lakh mark. One can, however, opt for different colour options and that increases the price to about Rs 2.06 lakh (ex-showroom). It is also the most powerful bike on the list, thanks to its 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces a peak power of 28bhp and a peak torque of 29Nm. Just like the Komaki Ranger, Yezdi has also gone and added an extra exhaust to give the bike more road presence. It comes with disc brakes on both wheels and even gets dual-channel ABS.