Earlier the bikes were noted for features like price, mileage and appearance while neglecting the most important feature, that is, rider safety.
These days, people want all the bike features at the best possible prices. Recently, safety features like ABS on bikes are getting more popular, unlike before.
All thanks to stricter safety rules and growing demand for safety, the manufacturers have to make sure that this feature comes as standard.
Listed below is the super-set of “Affordable Bikes with ABS in India” :
1. Bajaj Avenger 180/220 – On the way to Launch 1-Channel ABS
Bajaj Avenger 180, a cruiser motorcycle is designed for people who are looking for style and comfort.
This bike comes with wide seats and better riding positions that improve this bike’s comfort.
With a 178.6 cc petrol engine producing a power of 15.5 Bhp, 13.7 Nm of peak torque and a 5-speed manual gearbox, Avenger does not come with safety feature like ABS brakes at this moment.
However, the ABS version of Avenger will be launched very soon by Bajaj. The 220 model will also be launched with ABS feature soon.
Though, you may expect a higher price of approximately INR 10,000 for the ABS version of these bikes.
2. Bajaj Pulsar 220 with ABS
Pulsar 220 was launched with a proud tagline of the fastest Pulsar ever, making it a popular choice among the youth and all those looking for a powerful, stylish and affordable bike at the same time.
Powered by 220 cc petrol engine, Pulsar 220 gives the maximum power of 21.1 Bhp, 18.6 Nm of peak torque and a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The ABS version of Pulsar 220 will be launched very soon expecting a price increase of INR 10,000-12,000.
3. Yamaha FZ S with ABS
Yamaha FZ-S version 2.0, recently upgraded in terms of technology and design, it is the newest version of the model.
Powered with a 149cc fuel engine that produces 13.2 Bhp, 12.8 Nm of peak torque and having a 5-speed gearbox helping to reach a mileage of 55 Kmpl, the new FZ-S is the talk of the town.
Presently, it lacks ABS safety feature, which will soon be in-built in new models, it is expected to see a price increase of about INR 10,000.
4. Yamaha FZ25 with ABS
Yet another premium bike from the manufacturer is the Yamaha FZ25, the motorcycle featuring all LED headlights and tail light.
Powered by 249 cc petrol engine, this bike produces maximum power of 20.9 Bhp, 20 Nm of peak torque and has a 5-speed gearbox.
The Yamaha FZ25 is featured with disc brakes at the front and rear, although lacks in ABS safety feature. Soon, Yamaha will come up with FZ25 having ABS feature which will increase its pricing of about INR 15,000 for its new ABS version.
5. Royal Enfield Bullet 350 & 500 with ABS
Amongst the most selling premium bikes in the country, Royal Enfield is one of the bikes. With comfort and retro look, this bike is known for its signature engine thump.
Both, Royal Enfield Bullet 350 & 500 lack in ABS safety feature, but soon the company will provide the ABS version of these bikes.
Recently, Royal Enfield launched ‘Signals Edition’, a limited edition model which was an ABS version of the Classic 350.
The company is planning to launch ABS versions of the Bullet by the end of 2018, where there is an expected price increase of about INR 15,000 for its ABS inbuilt Enfields.
6. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 & 500 with ABS
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 & 500 are among the most sought-after bikes in India.
Considered as the most sought-after bikes amongst the travel enthusiast, this model offers the most comfortable seats and riding position making it a perfect bike for long road trips.
Although both the RE models lack ABS safety feature, the company is soon going to launch the ABS versions in its future models.
Thunderbird 350 powered by a 349 cc engine, producing 20.3 Bhp power, 28 Nm of peak torque comes with a 5-speed gearbox.
While Thunderbird 500 is powered by a 499 cc petrol engine producing a maximum power of 27.5 Bhp, 41.3 Nm of peak torque and has a 5-speed gearbox.
An increase in the price of INR 15,000 is expected on the ABS versions of RE models.
7. Hero Karizma ZMR with ABS
Unlike other bikes, Hero Karizma ZMR could not keep up the pace with other bikes in the market.
The ZMR lacks in advanced technical features and is not as upgraded as other popular models.
Powered by a 223cc petrol engine producing 20.2 Bhp power and 19.7 Nm of peak torque.
It misses out on the safety features like ABS, which is presently an inbuilt standard feature in other premium bikes.
The company is planning to launch ABS versions of Hero Karizma ZMR and the price is expected to increase by INR 15,000 for its new ZMR ABS versions.