Riding on straight highways at a constant high speed while enjoying the beauty of nature around is what you are looking for? Then, cruiser bikes are the answer. These bikes have a different character from the regular bikes. Therefore they stand out from the rest. Owning a Cruiser is never a problem as there a lot of options available. But which one to select is a bit questionable. Well, we have made it easy for you.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is the best-selling cruiser bike in India. The classic design of the cruiser is one of the main highlights of the motorcycle. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 19.8bhp and 28Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike is famous for its rugged nature and retro looks. Adding to those is it’s signature thump that makes it noticeable even when out of sight. The engine of a Royal Enfield is very simple without any electronic complications. This makes the bike easy to fix if u know some basic mechanical skills. The bike serves well at a range of temperatures due to its big engine and torque. If u want a bigger engine there always a Royal Enfield Classic 500 available.
The Jawa forty-two
Back in the day, Jawa was a name that was famous as a style statement in the Indian Motorcycle market. Jawa Motorcycles re-launched two new motorcycles in the Indian market recently. The Jawa forty-two motorcycle is the entry-level motorcycle in the brand’s new product lineup. It also features a similar retro-design similar to the original products back in the day. The Jawa Forty-two continues to be powered by the same re-tuned engine from the Mahindra Mojo, with power output being the same as seen on the Jawa. The engine on the Jawa is a perfect cruising engine as it has the proper torque and power ratio to maintain speed and not rush to the red line. Jawa has considered nostalgia as its USP and has proved up to mark on this point.
The Suzuki Intruder 150
The Suzuki Intruder 150 is a modern cruiser with several premium features. The Intruder 150 is based on the bigger Intruder M800 R. The Suzuki Intruder 150 is one of the most feature-rich cruisers in India in the 150cc segment. The Suzuki Intruder is powered by a 154.9cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing 14.6bhp and 14Nm of torque The engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike has all the visual looks of a cruiser but it lacks in power.
The Suzuki Intruder would have done well with a bigger and more mature engine. Although the gearing on this one is tweaked a bit than one on the Gixxer it has added more weight and thus bogs down the engine. In addition to this, the wheels on this bike seem to have gone some toning down as cost-cutting is seen there. Thus a Suzuki Intruder 300 or 250 is more than welcome.
The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220
The Baja Avenger Cruise is a bike that is a visual representation of a cruiser in India. The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is built for those who want a classic cruiser, with a tall windshield and low-slung seat. The motorcycle features new body colours, a redesigned exhaust and handlebar, wider seats, and a semi-digital instrument cluster. Powering the Cruise 220 is the tried and tested engine from the Pulsar 200F. The engine is a 220cc, single-cylinder air and oil-cooled DTS-i engine that produces 19bhp and 17.5Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox and returns a mileage of 53km/l. This bike will continue to still impress as the riding position and the engine are a good combination along with the price at which they are offered at.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is based on the standard Thunderbird 500. The Thunderbird 500X features alloy wheels and blacked out parts such as exhaust muffler and engine. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is a modern avatar of the Thunderbird range with refreshed looks. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X draws power from a 499cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Thunderbird 500X is basically a bike that makes the old school Thunderbird youth-worthy.
The Harley-Davidson Street 750
The Harley-Davidson Street 750 is the entry-level cruiser from the American motorcycle manufacturer. The Street 750 is also the best-selling cruiser bike for Harley-Davidson. This is also the most affordable Premium class cruiser available from a foreign manufacturer. Powering the Harley-Davidson Street 750 is a 749cc V-twin engine that produces 47bhp and 59Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The curb weight of Street 750 stands at 222kg. If you wanna own a Harley this is the closest that comes to your budget.
The Bajaj Dominar 400
The 2019 Bajaj Dominar has been launched. The Bajaj Dominar 400 is the flagship bike for Bajaj. Keeping it updated is very important. The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 has been launched at a price of Rs 1.73 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi). Dealers in multiple cities have started accepting bookings for the bike for an amount of Rs 5,000. The Dominar has anyways, been getting progressive improvements that have made this motorcycle more refined from the time it was launched.
We have experienced the Dominar over the last 2 years and have seen subtle improvements in the bike. The Dominar 400 2019 will see more such improvements in refinement and power delivery. It will get newly styled alloy wheels. New suspension and for the first time on an Indian bike – USD(Upside Down) forks too. There will be new colors on offer and also new body graphics will be seen here. This bike is a great cruiser as it provides a good [pwer and cruising abilities.
The Mahindra Mojo 300
The Mahindra Mojo 300 is a bike in this segment which offers the largest fuel tank. This bike has a comfortable seating which is a part of the cruising nature. This bike is priced at a 1.63 Lakhs. At this price, the bike offers a good package at this price point. This bike also offers a DOHC engine setup which is exclusive. In other words, this is justified as this bike falls in Neo-cruiser segment.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is offering that is very affordable 650 cc bike. It is a parallel twin and has the classic rumble of Royal Enfield. This bike has entered the cruisers segment as the seating on the bike is upright and one can go distances long distances on it. Thus the Royal Enfield Interceptor makes up for the lack of higher cruising speeds and premium parts that are not available on the Royal Enfield Classic and Thunderbird.
UM Renagade Commando
The Renegade family from UM Motorcycles is an all-new series of motorcycles targeted at buyers wanting a cruiser-eqsue motorcycle in the entry-level performance category. UM is an all-new manufacturer itself, and has a 50:50 JV with Lohia Auto, while its roots are American. The bikes are being manufactured at Lohia’s production facility in Uttarakhand, and are on sale now, though the manufacturer is yet to setup it dealer network properly in the country. The Renegade Sport S and Commando are both powered by the same 280cc, liquid-cooled single cylinder engine producing about 25PS of power and 21.8Nm of torque, which is mated to a six-speed transmission. Therefore They claim cruiser virtues meaning the bikes should be comfortable enough to be ridden for long distances.