The Indian market is the world’s largest market for two-wheelers and one that’s expected to see further two-digit growths in the coming years as well. What has buoyed this sector is the fact that a large group of consumers happens to be college-going students.
5 Sports / Stylish Bike For College Students
College students often find that colleges and universities that they had enrolled in are located far away, and motorbikes offer them easy, affordable transportation options. This is why motorbikes, especially entry-level motorbikes are popular among this demographic. Check out our collection of the top bikes for college students in 2023.
1. KTM Duke 200
KTM Duke is one of the popular entry-level motorbikes that are increasingly popular with college students. Given that it comes with a reasonable price tag and looks aggressive with its styling and the fact that it comes with some great performance, it is no wonder that more students prefer the same. The bike comes with a naked trellis which makes it all the more appealing, and to add to the mix, a 199.5 CC engine that’s based on a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, and comes with outstanding performance are some of the chief reasons as to why this model is more popular among college-going students.
As mentioned above, the engine capacity for KTM Duke 200 is 199.5 cc and this engine is capable of generating the peak power of 24.6 bhp. In terms of mileage, the bike offers 35 Kmpl which is certainly a good number. With the help of a 6-speed gearbox, all this power is delivered to the rear wheel which also enables the bike to reach a top speed of 35 Kmpl. The bike is available in 3 different colors and the standard variant of the bike is priced at Rs 1, 50,925. In addition to this, you can also opt for an ABS variant but you need to pay Rs 1, 59,168 for that variant.
2. Bajaj Pulsar NS200
The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is yet another entry-level performance motorbike; it comes with aggressive styling as well as a top speed of 136 km/h. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km in under ten seconds which should tell you about the sort of power that this bike comes with. The bike comes with new decals and a sporty look and manages to look aggressive at the same time.
It comes with a 199.5 CC single-cylinder engine that cranks out 23.17 bhp as well as 18.3 Nm of torque. The motorbike certainly stands out for the right reasons. The engine is liquid-cooled and this is also coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. This helps the bike in reaching a top speed of over 129 Kmph. In addition to this, the bike delivers a mileage of 35 Kmpl. You can get this beauty in your garage for a starting price of Rs 99,283. If you want additional security feature then you can opt for the ABS version which comes with a price tag of Rs 1, 11,283.
3. KTM RC200
The KTM RC200 comes with aggressive styling, sharp design, and stands out for the right reason. The bike is designed in a way so as to provide you with the best in comfort; it comes with aggressive seating as well as a few other features. It comes with LED headlight as well as the requisite turn indicators with an updated rear end as well.
It features a 199CC engine that’s single-cylinder, and liquid-cooled – and comes with a power output of 24.6 bhp. It also comes with a mileage of 35km/l and is reasonably priced as well. The top speed of the bike is 140 Kmph and the six-speed gearbox offers the right gear ratios to reach that speed. In addition to this, the bike is available in two color options. Just like other KTM bikes, this is available in standard and ABS version. The standard variant comes with Disc Brakes but no ABS. The cost of the standard variant is Rs 1, 78,496 while the top model with ABS is priced at Rs 1, 87,738.
4. Yamaha FZ S V 2.0
The YAMAHA FZ S V 2.0 has indeed undergone a makeover of sorts, getting a sharper design this time around with better performance. It is a second-generation model but comes with quite a few radical changes that set it apart from the earlier variant. It comes with a muscular tank, as well as the detailed graphics that makes it stand out for all the right reasons. It comes with a silver frame as well as panels that are blacked out, stubby exhaust muffler and more.
It currently features 149 CC engine that comes with fuel injection and with a power output of 13 bhp and 12.8 Nm of Torque. This air-cooled engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox and it should also be noted that the bike has a mileage of 45 Kmpl. There are 7 color options available in Yamaha FZ S V 2.0 and it is known that the top speed of the bike around 120 Kmph. Now talking about the price, the bike is available in 6 variants. Most of them are just cosmetic variations however, the major difference between these variants is that 3 variants come with front disc brakes while the other 3 comes with dual disc brakes. The price of the bike starts at Rs 84,040 and the one with dual disc brakes costs Rs 87,510.
5. Honda CB Hornet 160R
The Honda CB Hornet certainly makes an impression the moment you spot it; it is a premium motorcycle and certainly looks like it. It comes with an updated design, with attractive body graphics, trapezoidal headlamp, stubby exhaust, large fuel tank, X shaped LED taillight as well as turn indicators and more.
The bike certainly looks every bit premium and it comes with a top speed of 110 km/hr. It also features a 162.71 CC engine that happens to be air-cooled and is also mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The power generated by this bike is 15.04 bhp. The mileage offered by this bike from Honda is 42.9 Kmpl. Honda offers 5 color options on this model and it should also be noted that Honda CB Hornet is available in 4 variants. The standard variant with front and rear disc brakes cost Rs 87,843. The variant with CBS as an additional feature costs Rs 92,343. The variant which also has ABS comes at a price of Rs 93,343. Lastly, the ABS Dlx version has a price tag of Rs 95,843.
These are some of the best entry performance motorbikes, which should be perfect for any college student. Most are priced quite attractively and offer students easily affordable transport solutions. Check them out and select one that meets your current needs and requirements.