It goes without saying that Indians have a growing love for old fashioned retro motorcycles with modern features. Day by day more and more countrymen are expressing their desire to buy such two-wheelers. Companies are struggling to meet the needs of customers. They are making the young generation nostalgic by launching eye-catching models one after another. Many are put off buying a retro roadster bike because of the high price tag. So here are the top 5 retro roadster motorcycles under 3 lakhs.
Royal Enfield Hunter 350
Currently Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is known as the cheapest model in roadster segment in India. It can be bought for an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.50 to 1.75 lakh. Powering the Hunter 350 is a 349 cc single cylinder, air-oil cooled, fuel injected engine. It produces a maximum power of 20.2 bhp and a torque of 27 Nm. 5-speed gearbox connected to the motor.
Yezdi was revived by Classic Legends under Mahindra. The company made a comeback with the launch of a roadster, scrambler and adventure motorcycle in the country. Their Roadster bike is priced between Tk 2.08 lakh to Tk 2.14 lakh (ex-showroom). For starters, it features a 334 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. Mated to its 6-speed manual transmission, the motor produces a maximum power of 29 bhp and 28.95 Nm of torque.
Harley-Davidson has recently launched their new Road Star bike X440 in India. A joint venture with Hero MotoCorp, the bike is priced at Rs 2.27 lakh (ex-showroom). It features a 440 cc, single cylinder, air-oil cooled, fuel injected engine. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the engine produces 27 bhp and 38 Nm of torque.
Triumph Speed 400
The newly launched Triumph Speed 400 in joint venture with Bajaj is currently in the limelight. While it is priced at Rs 2.33 lakh ex-showroom, the company is offering the first 10,000 buyers a chance to buy it for Rs 2.23 lakh. Powering the bike is a 398.15 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. It will get 39.5 bhp of power and 37.5 Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The last motorcycle in the list is the Honda CB300R. The Neo Retro Roadster model is priced at Rs 2.77 lakh (ex-showroom). It is sold from the company’s premium showroom Bigwing. Powering the wheels is a 286.01 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine. Mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the motor produces 30 bhp of power and 27.5 Nm of torque.