While the majority of bikes sold in India are of the commuter segment, with five gears, we all love mileage and higher top speed. The 6 gear is here exactly to do the both. In some bikes it is there to get better mileage on the highway and on some, it is to achieve a higher top speed. Here is a lost of 5 bikes which you should look at if you want a 6-speed transmission on your bike.
1) Yamaha R15
Every childhood boy’s dream is the Yamaha R15. The R15 has become quite popular for enthusiasts and other people alike. The on-road price of the Yamaha YZF R15 is Rs.1.78 to Rs.1.81 lakh. It comes with a 155cc liquid-cooled engine which produces 18.6PS/10000rpm and 14.1Nm/8500rpm. This is one of the first bikes that comes to the mind when we talk about 6th gear on bikes.
2) Yamaha MT 15
The Yamaha MT 15 is a more modern-looking bike from the manufacturer. The on-road Mumbai price of the Yamaha MT 15 is Rs.1.69 lakh. It also comes with similar engine and performance figures like the Yamaha R15. The same 6-speed manual transmission is present here. This is the cheaper yet different looking alternative to the Yamaha YZF R15.
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3) KTM 200 Duke
The KTM 200 Duke is also a popular selling bike in the 200cc segment. The KTM 200 Duke costs Rs.1.76 lakh ex-showroom Mumbai. The KTM 200 Duke comes with a 199.5cc Liquid-cooled engine which produces 25.83PS/10,000rpm and 19.5Nm/8000rpm. Like the other bikes in this segment, it comes with a 6-speed manual transmission.
4) KTM 125 Duke
The KTM 125 Duke is the younger brother of the 200 Duke. The ex-showroom price of the KTM 125 Duke is Rs.1.41 lakh. It is the only 125 cc bike in India to get a 6th gear. The KTM 125 Duke comes with a 124.7cc engine which produces 14.5PS/9250rpm and 12Nm/8000rpm.
5) Bajaj Pulsar 200NS
We cannot complete this list without including an Indian made bike. The new Bajaj Pulsar 200NS costs Rs.1.30 lakh and comes with a 6-speed transmission. It comes with a 199.5cc liquid-cooled engine like the KTM which produces 24.5PS/9750rpm and 18.5Nm/8000rpm. Bajaj bikes are also known for their reliability and affordable price in India.