I want to buy a bike within a budget of Rs 1.2 lakh for a daily commute of 25km through traffic. My requirements are a 150-250cc engine, decent mileage of 40-45kpl and a comfortable pillion ride. I have shortlisted the Honda CB Hornet 160 R, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200, and the Yamaha FZ-FI.
AAA Of the bikes you have shortlisted, all have similar levels of pillion comfort and have mileages that are more than 40kpl. Among this lot, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is a slight cut above the rest in terms of refinement and handling, while the Bajaj Pulsar NS200, at 23hp, has a little more grunt. Depending on what your priorities are, we recommend you test ride both bikes and see which one suits you better, before you make a decision on which one to buy.