Indian consumers have always been price conscious, and the automobile segment is no exception. We want bikes that are inexpensive, fuel efficient, and don’t cost a bomb to maintain either. If what you need is a stylish and efficient bike below 50000, here is our list of top contenders.
Hero Passion Pro
Price: Around INR 48,000
If you are looking for reliable commuter bikes under 50000, this is one of the best you will find. The Passion Pro has a fuel capacity of 9.5 litres and promises a mileage of 69 kmpl. Its air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder engine has a displacement of 97.2 cc. With a four speed gearbox, it clocks maximum power at 6.15 kW (8.36 Ps) @ 8000 rpm and a maximum torque of 0.82 kg-m (8.05 N-m) @ 5000 rpm. This good looking and sturdy bike is excellent on Indian roads, with a top speed of 87 kmph, efficient braking and great suspension.
Bajaj Discover 100
Price: Around INR 45,000
One of Bajaj’s most successful bikes and one of the best bikes under 50000, the Discover has ruled the market since its launch in 2004. It looks stylish and performs well. It has a fuel capacity of 8 litres and gives an excellent mileage of 91 kmpl. The Discover 100 has a 4-stroke single cylinder engine with a displacement of 94.38 cc. It churns out 7.7 bhp of power @ 7500 rpm, and has a maximum torque of 7.85 nm @ 5000 rpm.
Price: Around INR 50,000
With a 106.7 cc engine, the Mahindra Centuro is one of the most stylish among bikes below 50000. Its MCi-5 engine churns out 8.5 bhp @ 7500 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 8.5 Nm @ 5500 rpm. It has four gears, a fuel capacity of 12.7 litres and a mileage of around 92 kmpl.
In addition, the bike comes with several cool features that make it a pleasure to use. For example, it has a flip key with a remote. If you try starting the bike using the wrong key, the engine immobilizer locks the engine and sets off an alarm. The bike’s lamps also have unique features that allow you to find the bike in a crowded parking lot, or have enough light to find your way even after you turn the ignition off.
Price: Around INR 49,000
Suzuki has clearly established itself in the Indian market, and become particularly popular among the youth. Not only are their bikes beautifully styled, they are also fuel efficient, making them great for Indian consumers.
The Suzuki Hayate (which means “fresh breeze” or “swift wind”) is easily one of the top contenders for best bike under 50000. It features a 4-stroke, air cooled, 112.8 cc single cylinder engine that produces maximum power of 6.2kW @ 7500rpm (8.3HP @ 7500rpm) and torque of 8.8NM @ 5500 rpm (0.9kg-m @ 5500rpm). With a fuel capacity of 10.5 litres, the bike has a top speed of 95 kmph.
Hero Splendor NXG
Price: Around INR 46,000
The Hero Splendor is one of the leaders in the market, having been extremely popular among Indian buyers for two decades. This budget bike also promises great performance and a low maintenance cost, making it a winner in the minds of Indian consumers.
The Splendor has an air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder with a displacement of 97.2 cc. It produces power 5.74 KW (7.8 Ps) at 7500 rpm and clocks maximum torque at 0.82 kg-m (8.04 N.m) at 4500 rpm. The bike has four gears.
So those are our picks for best bikes under 50000. Happy bike shopping!