The motorcycle segment in India witnesses mainly two buying behaviors - radical and rational. For rational buyers, every penny spent on a motorcycle constitutes an investment which is expected to benefit every member of the family in some way.
The intent, is to invest in a product that can not only cope with Indian roads but also withstand physical abuse by kids in one's neighborhood, where the vehicle is parked.
Here's a look at the best bikes under Rs 50,000 along with their merits and demerits.
Bajaj Discover 125
It has been a prominent name in Bajaj's stable since its inception in 2004. Discover's success can be gauged from the fact that it is one of the most commonly seen bikes on Indian roads.
The latest iteration of this bike has a more frugal 125cc engine which returns a power output of 11.5 bhp and a torque of 10.8Nm. The bike's electric start feature helps to conserve fuel while riding in overcrowded city traffic.
Rear shockers are gas filled and the front wheel comes with disc brakes to make it more advanced and up-market. The engine is coupled to a 4-speed gearbox which reduces fatigue and makes riding easy.
Bajaj's widespread dealership network, service centres and reliability are second to none in the auto industry.
Note:Prices mentioned are ex-showroom prices and may vary from region to region. The lowest prices across India have been considered.
Text: Sagar Das, Bike Portal
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