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Apple iPhone X or a new motorcycle: buyer's dilemma

Team OD  /
13 Sep 2017 11:00:28 IST

Apple has released its new iPhones yesterday, and it appears the top of the line model, the iPhone X will cost about Rs 90,000 in India. So should you buy the new iPhone or get yourself a two-wheeler? Here's a list of five two-wheelers that will cost you as much as that brand-new Apple iPhone X that will retail between Rs 89,000 and Rs 1,02,000 in India.

Honda CB Hornet 160R

The Hornet has seen the resurgence of the big H in the premium 150cc bike category. Essentially a CB Unicorn 160 wearing a more stylish design, the CB Hornet 160R is powered by a 162cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that makes 15.6PS and 14.76Nm. It comes across as a sporty looking motorcycle good for commuting and weekend rides as well. Sets you back by Rs 96,500 to Rs 1,01,400 on-road in Mumbai.

The CB Hornet 160R is Honda's premium 150cc motorcycle.

Aprilia SR 150

This sporty Italian scooter has changed the way scooters are perceived in India. Powered by the same 150cc, air-cooled single cylinder engine as the Vespa, the SR 150 offers 10.3PS and 11.40Nm. Telescopic suspension upfront and 14-inch wheels make it a hoot to ride, and the Aprilia SR150 is easily the best handling scooter in the market today. It is on offer in two variants, one is the standard costing Rs 79,623 on-road in Mumbai. The Aprilia SR 150 Race on the other hand wears fancy Aprilia Racing livery and is slightly quicker in terms of accleration and costs Rs 83,115 on-road Mumbai.

The Aprilia SR150 is a premium 150cc scooter that screams performance and handling

Suzuki Gixxer SF

Suzuki's full-faired 150cc has been hugely successful. With the same underpinnings and powertrain as the Gixxer 150, the SF is a dream come true for many - a 150cc, fully-faired sportsbike costing just a lakh rupees. It comes powered by a 154.9cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing 14.8PS and 14Nm. One of its highlights is the light kerb weight of 140kg which helps make it a great handler, be it traffic or in the hills. On offer in several variants with options including fuel injection and ABS, the Gixxer SF retails between Rs 1.07 lakh and Rs 1.14 lakh on-road in Mumbai.

The Suzuki Gixxer SF has been a huge hit with its sporty design and likeable performance and handling

TVS Apache RTR 200

The Apache RTR 200 is TVS Motor's flagship motorcycle. Powered by an all-new, 197.75cc air-cooled single, the RTR 200 offers 20.05PS and 18.1Nm. The highlight here is the engine refinement which is a huge improvement over the smaller RTRs, and of course the additional performance in a sporty, well-acclaimed handling package. An ideal motorcycle for everyday commuting and corner carving both. Price? It'll set you back by Rs 1.07 lakh to Rs 1.13 lakh depending on the variant.

The RTR 200 is TVS Motor's flagship motorcycle

Bajaj Avenger 220

Bajaj's sole cruiser has enjoyed immense popularity over the years. It comes powered with the Pulsar 220's 220cc, air-cooled single-cylinder engine that makes 19.03PS and 17.5Nm. It is on offer in two versions, one with tall, cruiser-styled handlebars and spoked wheels while the other gets lower handlebars and alloys. It will cost you Rs 1.02 lakh on-road in Mumbai.

The Bajaj Avenger 220 promises a cruiser-like feel in an affordable, light package.

So which one would you buy? Let us know in the comments.

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