The cruiser bikes segment is the biggest part of the motorcycle culture in the USA at markets. However, the trend of Cruiser bikes is catching up in Indian as the market as well. As many mainstream manufacturers are launching their cruiser to attract more buyers. The relaxed riding position, forwards footpegs, chunky rear tire, low seat, all seem to be working to attract more buyers. Although, the Cruiser bikes are big, bulky, and expensive in the US market. But in India, it has a range of affordable cruiser bikes on sale. Here, we put together the Top 5 cruiser bikes available in India: –
- Royal Enfield Meteor 350
Last year premium bike manufacturer Royal Enfield discontinued thunderbird and replaced it with its newly built J platform Meteor 350. Meteor 350 was launched late last year, and well accepted by the customers. With the launch of Meteor 350 Royal Enfield setting the standards for its upcoming products range to be more powerful and advanced in features. The bike powered by a 349-cc single-cylinder SOHC air/liquid-cooled engine, which develops 20.48 PS of maximum power and 27 Nm of peak torque. The powertrain comes paired with a 5-speed gearbox system with an assist clutch as standard. The bike boasts features like turn-by-turn navigation or RE like to name it as Tripper navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, Semi-digital instrument cluster, and so on. Currently, the brand retails its cruiser 350 at a base price of Rs 1.79 lakh, which goes up to Rs 1.94 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.
2. Honda H’Ness CB350
Honda Motorcycle and scooter launched its most affordable Bigwig premium dealership bike last year in October. With the launch of H’Ness CB350, the company entered into the premium 400cc segment and direct rival with RE Meteor 350. Honda H’Ness CB350 comes powered by a 348.36 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, which develops 21 PS of maximum power output and 30 Nm of peak torque. The powertrain comes coupled with a 5-speed gearbox system, along with a slipper clutch as standard. It comes with loaded features like LED round-shaped Headlamps, LED taillights, a semi-digital instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity and enable turn-by-turn navigation, and so on. Honda retails H’Ness CB350 through its premium brand dealership, Bigwig, with a base price of Rs 1.86 lakh, which goes up to Rs 1.92 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.
3 .Suzuki Intruder
Currently, Suzuki Intruder is the most affordable cruiser bike available for sale in the Indian market. The Intruder nameplate is on sale for so long enough now and has been able to produce a decent customer base as well. Since the launch, the bike is well accepted by buyers, courtesy of its sleek design and affordable price tag. Suzuki retails Intruder with a base price of Rs 1.22 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi. The Cruiser comes powered by a 155-cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, which belts out 13.6 PS of maximum power at 8000 Rpm and 13.8 Nm of peak torque at 6000 Rpm. The engine comes mated with a 5-speed gearbox system. the bike comes in the third position in the Top 5 cruiser bikes for sale in India. The styling and design equipment of the intruder is inspired by Intruder M800 and the bikes boats with features like an LED taillight, LCD cluster, a twin exhaust, a single-channel ABS system, and so on.
The Bajaj Avenger is one of the beloved cruiser bikes in India, as It sold more than 1 lakh products till now. It was first introduced back in 2005 and sold in three different models 150cc, 200cc, 220cc. Then the bike received a facelift in 2018 and currently it is offered in two variants Street 160 and Cruiser 220, the former priced at Rs 1.03 lakh and the latter priced at Rs 1.25 lakh ex-showroom. The low and long profile along with a bigger rear tire section provides a comfortable and relaxed ride in all terrains. The avenger Street 160 comes powered by a 160cc single-cylinder that belts out 150 PS of maximum power at 8500 Rpm and 13.5 Nm of peak torque at 6500 Rpm. While Avenger Street 220 comes equipped with a 220 cc four-stroke oil cooled single-cylinder motor which develops 19 PS of power at 8400 Rpm and 17.5 Nm of torque at 7000 Rpm. The engine comes mated with a 5-speed gearbox system.
5. Benelli Imperiale 400
Benelli Imperiale 400 currently the most affordable offering on sale in India. Last year the Cruiser bike was updated to meet the BS6 emission norms. Benelli retails Imperiale 400 with a starting price of Rs 1.99 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi. The Bike rivals the likes of Jawa 42, RE Classic 350, Honda H’Ness CB350. The Imperiale comes powered by a 374-cc single-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled SOHC fuel injected, which belts out 21 PS of maximum power at 6000 Rpm and 29 Nm of peak torque at 3500 Rpm, along with a top speed of 120Kmph. The engine coupled with a 5-speed transmission gearbox system.