Affordable Cruiser Bikes in India 2015-16

Indian Riders are not familiar with the term Cruiser Bikes. Though they are familiar with the Harley Davidson models which are highly expensive. But they are too expesive for a common rider. Then we have a crush over Royal Enfield – The Indian Harley Davidson.Let me introduce new launches of cruiser bikes that launches in 2016 which are affordable.

We are always in addiction and attention to Sports Bikes. The variants of the Pulsar, along with other brands of motorcycles such as the Karizma and the YZF-R15, have already paved the way for future low-capacity sportsbikes headed to our shores, but a section of Indian premium motorcycle market that still begs for some more action is the Indian cruiser bike segment.

What is a Cruiser Bike ?

A cruiser is a stylish motorcycle that places great emphasis on tractability and ride comfort. Another highlight of these motorcycles is the somewhat unconventional riding position that they offer – feet positioned forward, hands on a high-set handlebar and an erect spine. While most of the cruiser bikes out there offer oodles of style and a sufficiently powerful engine, what really sets these machines apart from other breeds of bikes is their great mile-munching prowess. Now, the Indian bike market, which has so far seen the most action at its commuter-end, is finally warming up to some more exciting machinery.

Familiar Cruiser Bike to an Indian.

Royal Enfield is only reknowned Cruiser Bike to a common bike lover. Now the company introduces new models and grabbed the market presence recently that the boys, sorry the men have huge intrest in having a Royal Enfiled.


Royal Enfield Thunderbird is the cruiser model of the company with a variants in power Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350

Arguably the most popular cruiser motorcycle in India since half a decade or so, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 has already seen a couple of facelifts and engine updates. The Thunderbird 350, which comes from the very popular retro-styled bike manufacturer, impresses with its style, performance and poise. Oh, and the large fuel tank of 20-litre is an additional bonus.


  • Top Speed: 121kph
  • Engine: 346cc, Single-cylinder, 19.8 bhp, Twinspark,
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Weight: 192 Kgs
  • Fuel Tank: 20-ltrs
  • Mileage: 32 km/ltr (avg)
  • Price Ex Showroom Delhi: Rs. 1,36,050 (May vary)

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Bigger is better, no? The Thunderbird 500 not just boasts of all the traits of its smaller sibling, but also gets a more powerful engine to make it an even more accomplished cruiser.


  • Top Speed: 130kph
  • Engine: 500cc, Single-cylinder, 27.2 bhp, Twinspark
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Weight: 195 Kgs
  • Fuel Tank: 20-ltrs
  • Mileage: 27 km/ltr (avg)
  • Price Ex Showroom Delhi: Rs. 1,73,000 (May vary)

Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i


Based on the erstwhile Kawasaki Eliminator and powered by the P220’s capable motor, the Avenger 220 DTS-i has a lot going for it. The true-blue cruiser aesthetics and the wide after-sales network of Bajaj Auto Ltd. are a couple of other advantages that the Avenger enjoys.


  • Top Speed: 121kph
  • Engine: 220cc, Single-cylinder, 18.5 bhp, DTS-i
  • Gearbox: 5 Speed
  • Weight: 156 kgs
  • Fuel Tank: 14-ltrs
  • Mileage: 40km/l (avg)
  • Price Ex Showroom Delhi: Rs. 83,000 (May vary)

Bajaj Avenger is a brand that was launched 2007 inspired by Kawasaki Eliminator 180.

UM Renegade Commando

United Motorcycles Global, a Miami-based motorcycle manufacturer, is expected to launch the highly awaited UM Renegade Commando in the coming months. Here’s all we know about the upcoming product.


UM Renegade Commando India launch is scheduled for the 2016 Auto Expo, which will be held in February next month. The Renegade Sport will follow in mid-2016 and these bikes will be initially sold thru 40 authorized dealers across the nation.


  • Top Speed: 126kph
  • Engine: 300cc, Single Cylinder
  • Gearbox: 5 Speed
  • Weight:  NA
  • Fuel Tank: NA
  • Mileage: 36 km/l (expected)
  • Price Ex Showroom Delhi: Rs. 1,50,000 (Expected)

So guys, i think those who love to have Royal Enfiled can rethink and have a chance to buy this upcoming models. The cruiser bikes will have a great value of interest from india.

Note : I am not a bike review writer. I love cruiser Cars & Bikes. My love made me to write this article.



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