ABS i.e. Anti Lock Braking System is one of the main safety systems of two wheelers. Pressing the brake pedal too hard in an emergency can sometimes lead to wheel skidding and accidents. ABS technology is needed to avoid that damage. Currently, 125 cc and above bikes in the Indian market have this protection system as a feature. However, single channel ABS is seen in budget models lately. That means the technology is only available on the front wheels. This report explores the five cheapest bikes with ABS.
Bajaj Platina 110 ABS
(Price: Rs. 74,061)
The cheapest ABS equipped bike in the country is the Bajaj Platina 110. A segment-first feature is the single-channel ABS with disc brakes on the front wheels. Powering this Bajaj commuter bike is a 115.45 cc single cylinder air cooled engine that produces 8.48 bhp of power and 9 Nm of torque. Comes with five speed gear box.
(Price: Tk 1.05 lakh)
The Honda Unicorn is one of the best premium commuter bikes. This bike also gets disc brakes with single channel ABS at the front and drum brakes at the rear. Honda Unicorn’s 162.7 cc single cylinder air cooled engine produces 12.7 bhp and 14 mm of torque respectively. The number of gears is five.
Yamaha FZ and FZ-S
(Price: Tk. 1.16 lakh – 1.22 lakh)
The 159 cc single cylinder air-cooled engine of the Yamaha FZ and FZ S can generate a maximum power of 12.2 bhp and a maximum torque of 13.3 mm. There is a five-speed manual transmission system. Single channel ABS is available as standard along with disc brakes on both wheels to handle braking duties.
Hero Xtreme 160R
(Price: Tk. 1.18 lakh – 1.30 lakh)
Next in the list is the Hero Xtreme 160R. This bike is powered by a powerful 163 cc single cylinder engine. Equipped with a five-speed gearbox, this engine is capable of producing a maximum power of 15 bhp and a maximum torque of 14 Nm. ABS with disc brakes on the front wheels while drum and disc brakes are optional on the rear wheels.
TVS Apache RTR 160 2V
(Price: Tk. 1.19 lakh – 1.26 lakh)
Finally there is the long time market shaker TVS Apache RTR 160 2V. This TVS bike has been relying on the 159.7 cc single cylinder air cooled engine for a long time. The power and torque output from this engine is 15.8 bhp and 13.85 mm. The accompanying transmission system has five gears. The Apache RTR 160 2V comes with disc brake with single channel ABS at the front and drum/disc brake option at the rear.