If you are a new rider and want to own a bike, there are many options available in the market. A new buyer could get confused when looking at so many options. So, in order to help you make the right decision, we have shortlisted five bikes along with a bonus bike at the end. If you want a powerful, easy to ride, pocket-friendly bike, the below list is definitely for you.  

Suzuki Gixxer SF

bikes for beginners, Suzuki Gixxer SF

If you are a beginner and want a bike with a sporty stance, the Gixxer SF is for you. Although it is a fully fared bike, it has a comfortable riding posture. Talking about the engine, it has a 155cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke SOHC, air-cooled engine mated to a five-speed gearbox. It produces power figures of 13.5bhp & 14Nm of torque. The Gixxer SF 150 gives a claimed mileage of 45kmpl. You can buy it for Rs 1.62 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

The Apache RTR 160 4V is the most powerful 160cc bike in its segment. It is a stylish and sporty streetfighter bike, that attracts a lot of young buyers. The Apache RTR 160 4V runs on a 159cc, four-stoke, four-valve, oil-cooled engine mated to a five-speed gearbox. It makes 17.5bhp & 15Nm of torque. You can pull out a mileage of 45kmpl. It will cost you around Rs 1.30 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai) for the base variant.

Hero Xpulse 200 4V

Bikes for beginners - Hero Xpulse 200 4V

Hero Xpulse is an adventure bike. It is easy to manage and is fun-to-ride. You can cruise on highways as well as tackle off-roading easily with this bike. It runs on a 199cc four-stroke, four-valve, oil-cooled engine that makes 19bhp & 17Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a five-speed transmission. Being a 200cc bike, it manages to give a mileage of 40kmpl. You can take home this bike at Rs 1.56 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).

Bikes for beginners – Yamaha FZ-S FI

Yamaha FZ-S FI

Yamaha FZ-S is a macho-looking muscular streetfighter bike. It gets a 149cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, two-valve, SOHC engine mated to a five-speed gearbox. It is not an exciting bike but it is very linear to ride. The FZ-S makes a powertrain of 12bhp & 13Nm. It gives a good mileage of 50kmpl. If you want to buy the FZ-S, it will cost you Rs 1.39 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai) for the base variant.

Bikes for beginners – KTM Duke 125

KTM Duke 125

The KTM Duke 125 is the cheapest KTM bike you can buy in India. It shares design, body frame from its elder siblings. The quality of the materials is not compromised. It runs on a 124cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-valve DOHC engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. This engine makes 14bhp & 12Nm torque which is the highest in its segment. It has a claimed mileage of 40kmpl. You can own a Duke at a price of Rs 1.98 lakhs (On-road, Mumbai).

Bikes for beginners – Revolt RV400

bikes for beginners - Revolt RV400

Revolt RV400 is the only electric bike in this price range. It is driven by a mid-drive 3000W belt-driven motor that makes 170Nm of torque. The battery pack used is a 72V, 3.4kWh battery which gives a maximum driving range of 150km on a single charge. It charges from 0-100% in 4.5 hours. The top speed of this bike is limited to 85kmph. It will cost you Rs 1.16 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai) for the top variant. 

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