At one side we have 150-160cc bikes and on the other side, we have 200cc bikes. The 180cc segment is covered by fuel-efficient 150cc bikes and powerful 200cc bikes. The 180cc bikes have the best of both worlds. They are fuel-efficient bikes with more power and performance than the 150cc bikes. Now get more exciting riding experience without worrying about the fuel economy. Here is the best 180cc bikes price list in India.
|Model||Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)|
|TVS Apache RTR 180||₹ 1,06,500|
|Bajaj Pulsar 180F||₹ 1,13,018|
|Honda Hornet 2.0||₹ 1,26,927|
Mostly, people choose 150cc bikes for practicality and comfort along with some level of performance over the 125cc bikes. The fuel efficiency is the main reason why people stick to the 150cc segment as they offer up to 50 km per litre and affordable for daily commuting. The servicing, repairing and running cost of these bikes are cheap to maintain after the purchase.
The riders who go with the 200cc bikes look forward only to the performance and nothing else. The fuel efficiency of these bikes is on the lower spectrum and usually returns a mileage of 35-40 km per litre which is not easy for every other rider to purchase and live with them.
The 180cc bikes, on the other hand, offers the best of both worlds. You get better performance nearing the 200cc bikes when revved hard and acceptable fuel efficiency of around 45 km per litre when ridden with a light wrist. Also, the servicing and maintenance cost of any 180cc bikes remains in the territory of 150cc bikes.
Here, we present you three best 180cc bikes which are currently sale in India.
Let’s start this list with TVS Apache RTR 180 BS6. Yes, this was a surprising step from Chennai based motorcycle manufacturer when they updated the older models of the Apache series. The Apache RTR 180 update was launched in the year 2012 as an answer to the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200. This move of the company had mixed response from the Apache fans as most people did not like the newer design of the Apache.
To counter this, the company sold both new and old bikes together for many years until the BS6 emission norms were kicked in. TVS did not launch the 180cc Apache to the new design language of the 160 4V and 200 4V. Apache RTR 180 now gets RT-Fi fuel injection for real throttle feel and enhanced fuel efficiency.
Powering the Apache RTR 180 is same old 2-valve, air-cooled, 177.4cc, single-cylinder engine. This powerplant now develops a tad lower max power of 16.3 bhp at 8500 rpm and 15.5 Nm of peak twisting force coming up at 7000 rpm. There is a 5-speed gearbox attached to this engine which is short geared and offers insane acceleration and mid-range power.
The bike is held together by a double-cradle synchro stiff chassis which is designed and developed with TVS’ immense track racing experience. There are a pair of TVS Remora tyres which provides excessive grip on the roads and take on the corners like a boss. The grippy tyres also lead to better acceleration and braking.
The Apache RTR 180 can do 0 to 100 kmph sprint in about 13 seconds which is good for the bike with old engine technology. Estimated top speed of this bike is around 125 kmph. If ridden sanely, Apache 180 can also deliver good fuel efficiency too. The RT-Fi fuel-injected engine can deliver up to 40-42 km per litre. A range of 500 km can be expected from a single tank of fuel.
Moving on to the features, you get a semi-digital instrument panel with analogue tachometer with all the tell-tale lights embedded on the dial. The digital screen shows speedometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, 0-60 kmph recorder and more. The bike features a new technology which is called Glide Through Traffic which makes it possible to glide through the traffic without twisting the throttle, you only have to let go off the clutch and the bike will move at a constant speed without stalling the engine.
In the suspension department, you will get to see telescopic forks at the front and gas-charged twin shock absorber at the rear. The suspension is tuned for stability around the corners and at high speeds. You can ride through the bad roads as well without unsettling the bike or the rider. A single piece seat offers more space for the rider and the pillion. Braking performance comes from 270 mm front disc and 200 mm rear disc brake with 2-piston and 1-piston callipers respectively. There is a single-channel supermoto ABS on offer.
One bit that company should have added is LED headlights for more upmarket feel. At present, there are only halogen headlamps on offer. The price of TVS Apache RTR 180 is Rs 1,06,500 ex-showroom, New Delhi.
|Model||TVS Apache RTR 180|
|Power||16.3 bhp @ 8,500 rpm|
|Torque||15.5 Nm @ 7,000 rpm|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Front Tyre||90/90-17 49P|
|Rear Tyre||110/80-17 57P|
|Front Brake||Disc – 270mm|
|Rear Brake||Disc – 200mm|
|Fuel Tank||12 Ltr|
|Top Speed||125 kmph|
|Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)||₹ 1,06,500|
Just last year, Bajaj took a neat step by adding a quarter fairing to the Pulsar 180. And you get a striking looking motorcycle which reminds you of the Pulsar 220F. This way, Bajaj discontinued the regular Streetfighter Pulsar 180 to give some space to the Pulsar NS 160.
The Pulsar 180F picked up sales within a couple of months as the bike is completely similar to the dream bike of many young Indian riders, the Pulsar 220F. There are people who cannot afford the fuel bills of Pulsar 220F and therefore picked the 180F as it was launched. The most attractive part of Pulsar 180F is the fuel efficiency which stands around 43-44 km per litre in a real-world urban riding condition.
With the BS6 upgrade, the 180cc engine if the Pulsar has lost some power but on a good note, the torque is increased by 0.3 Nm. Bajaj Pulsar 180F derives its propulsion power from an air-cooled, fuel-injected, 178.66cc, single-cylinder engine which comes with a 2-valve head. This powerplant pumps out a max power of 16.6 bhp at 8500 rpm and 14.52 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. Expect the bike to perform similarly to that of old BS4 Pulsar 180F.
This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox which has taller gearing for higher top speed. The bike can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in about 14 seconds and promises to take you to a speedo indicated top speed of more than 125 kmph. The large visor and fairing provide good protection from wind blast at high speeds which makes Pulsar 180F an affordable solution for sports touring.
The bike gets padded seats which are large enough to accommodate a rider and pillion with ease. The riding position is mostly upright with a slight lean towards the clip-on handlebars.
What everyone expected from Bajaj is that the company will redesign some of the components of the old Pulsar series including the Pulsar 180F. In our opinion, the bike should have come with a fully digital instrument console and redesigned fairing for a fresher look. But all we got is new stickers and colour schemes.
The suspension system continues to be a pair of 41 mm telescopic forks which are a direct lift from Pulsar 220F. At the rear, you get gas-charged twin shock absorbers. Bajaj should have changed the frame to accommodate a monoshock to keep up with the changing times.
The braking performance of the Pulsar 180F has been increased due to the addition of 280 mm disc at the front which is an upgrade from the previous 260 mm. At the rear, you get a 230 mm disc. Both the front and the rear disc are gripped by 2-piston and 1-piston Bybre callipers respectively. To make sure extreme braking is safer, the company has added a single-channel ABS. We would have appreciated a dual-channel ABS on the bike.
Bajaj Pulsar 180F is the entry-level sports tourer and power commuter motorcycle which is targeted at young riders whose dream bike is Pulsar 220F for its aggressive stance and authoritative performance.
|Model||Bajaj Pulsar 180F|
|Power||16.6 bhp @ 8,500 rpm|
|Torque||14.52 Nm @ 6,500 rpm|
|Front Tyre||90/90 17|
|Rear Tyre||120/80 17|
|Front Brake||Disc – 280 mm|
|Rear Brake||Disc – 230 mm|
|Fuel Tank||15 Ltr|
|Top Speed||122 kmph|
|Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)||₹ 1,13,018|
Moving on to the final 180cc bike in this list of best 180cc bikes in India. Honda Hornet 2.0 is the latest offering from the Japanese company in India. Priced at Rs 1.26 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi, the Hornet is priced on a higher side for what it is offering. It has entered the territory of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 as they are priced only about a few thousand rupees.
Honda Hornet 2.0 is a completely new model for the Indian market which is derived from the International model of Honda CB 190R motorcycle. While everyone was waiting for new Hornet 160R, Honda was brewing something else altogether. As the name suggests, Honda is not a 200cc bike but a new generation of the Hornet brand.
Honda Hornet 2.0 is currently one of the beefiest looking streetfighter bikes in India. It got shiny golden Upside-Down Forks (USD) which are sourced from Showa suspensions. The bike gets muscular fuel tank with aggressive tank shrouds which are aerodynamically designed for better air dissipation. Lighting on the new Hornet 2.0 is complete LED units. The headlight, taillamp, turn indicators, all are LEDs which is a welcome addition.
Hornet 2.0 is powered by an air-cooled, PGM-Fi fuel-injected, 184.4cc, single-cylinder engine with a 2-valve head. This powerplant churns out 17.1 bhp of maximum power at 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 16.1 Nm which comes at 6000 rpm. The engine is mated to a, sigh, 5-speed gearbox, which should have been a 6-speed unit for better highway rideability. If you look at the engine construction, it is an old-school engine tuned to compliant with BS6 emission norms.
The power and torque are not that great on the paper at least, but out on the road, new Hornet 2.0 performs as good as a 200cc bike. The main reason behind this is the low kerb weight of just 142 kg and impressive low and mid-range torque delivery. Honda Hornet 2.0 has 120 bhp per ton power to weight ratio which offers excellent performance, flickability and dynamics.
Coming to the performance front, the Hornet 2.0 can hit 100 kmph from standstill in about 12 to 13 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 120 to 125 kmph. Not only this, but the PGM-Fi fuel-injected engine also delivers great fuel efficiency of about 45 km per litre. The 12 litres fuel tank can take you up to 540 km in a single tankful.
Feature-wise, the Hornet 2.0 comes with a fully-digital negative LCD instrument console which looks smart but does not have a full array of information. There is a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, trip meters, battery voltmeter, fuel gauge, and gear position indicator. You also get a console brightness adjuster with 5 steps. Finally, the bike gets an Engine kill switch for added convenience and Hazard light switch for added visibility in poor visibility conditions.
The suspension setup is comprised of golden USD forks up front and monoshock at the rear. The suspension is a bit stiffer to provide better high-speed stability and cornering ability. There is a single-channel ABS accompanying dual disc brake setup with a front rotor of 276 mm and 220 mm rear rotor. Braking performance is incredible thanks to the Nissin callipers.
The bike performs very well on the road due to the wider front tyre of 110 cross-section and 140 cross-section rear tyre. Honda Hornet 2.0 is the most stylish and performance-oriented streetfighter motorcycle in the 180cc bikes segment today.
|Model||Honda Hornet 2.0|
|Power||17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm|
|Torque||16.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm|
|Front Suspension||USD Forks|
|Front Tyre||110/70-17 M/C 54S|
|Rear Tyre||140/70- 17 M/C 66S|
|Front Brake||Disc – 276mm|
|Rear Brake||Disc – 220mm|
|Fuel Tank||12 Ltr|
|Top Speed||123 kmph|
|Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)||₹ 1,26,927|
This was our guide to the best 180cc bikes in India that you can buy in 2020-21. There is very little choice available in the 180cc segment as most manufacturers either stick to the 150cc segment or 200cc segment.
First, you should understand your requirement and then your budget. After that, you should divulge into different bikes segments to check which one will fulfil your needs. Always take proper test rides before finalising a motorcycle.
We hope that you can choose the right bike for you according to your needs and usage pattern. Which one will you choose and why? Do tell us in the comments section below.
Always wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle and follow all the traffic rules. This way we can make our roads safer for all. Stay tuned for more from the motorcycling world at Cars 24 Moto.
|TVS Apache RTR 180||177.4 cc||Air-Cooled||16.3 bhp @ 8,500 rpm||15.5 Nm @ 7,000 rpm||5-Speed|
|Bajaj Pulsar 180F||178.66 cc||Air-Cooled||16.6 bhp @ 8,500 rpm||14.52 Nm @ 6,500 rpm||5-Speed|
|Honda Hornet 2.0||184.4 cc||Air-Cooled||17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm||16.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm||5-Speed|
|Model||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension||Front Tyre||Rear Tyre|
|TVS Apache RTR 180||Telescopic Forks||Twin-Shock||90/90-17 49P||110/80-17 57P|
|Bajaj Pulsar 180F||Telescopic||Twin-Shock||90/90 17||120/80 17|
|Honda Hornet 2.0||USD Forks||Monoshock||110/70-17 M/C 54S||140/70- 17 M/C 66S|
|Model||Front Brake||Rear Brake||ABS||Weight|
|TVS Apache RTR 180||Disc – 270mm||Disc – 200mm||Single-Channel||141 kg|
|Bajaj Pulsar 180F||Disc – 280 mm||Disc – 230 mm||Single-Channel||156 kg|
|Honda Hornet 2.0||Disc – 276mm||Disc – 220mm||Single-Channel||142 kg|
|Model||Fuel Tank||Mileage||Top Speed||Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)|
|TVS Apache RTR 180||12 Ltr||41 kmpl||120 kmph||₹ 1,06,500|
|Bajaj Pulsar 180F||15 Ltr||44 kmpl||122 kmph||₹ 1,13,018|
|Honda Hornet 2.0||12 Ltr||45 kmpl||123 kmph||₹ 1,26,927|
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