Best Cruiser Bikes in India 2020-21 - Price, Mileage, Specifications, Colors, Images
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Best Cruiser Bikes in India 2020-21 – Price, Mileage, Specifications, Colors, Images

Cruising on the highways is the best thing that you can do on a motorcycle. A decade ago, motorcycle touring was not much highlighted in India for a small number of people were involved, and the absence of social media disrupted their promotions.

But now, the times have changed, there is more dispensable income plus social media to promote and share their experience. Riders are so fond of cruising that they even take their 100cc motorcycles to ride on the highways. A 100cc motorcycle is not a good choice for highway riding as they are low on power, not comfortable enough, and light in weight, which doesn’t aid in high-speed stability. Worry not. We have brought you a comprehensive list of the best cruiser bikes in India.

Cruiser Bikes Price List in India

ModelPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Bajaj Avenger 160₹ 1,01,094
Suzuki Intruder 150₹ 1,22,141
Bajaj Avenger 220₹ 1,22,630
Royal Enfield Bullet 350₹ 1,27,093
Jawa Forty-Two₹ 1,60,300
Royal Enfield Classic 350₹ 1,61,688
Bajaj Dominar 250₹ 1,65,715
Jawa 300₹ 1,73,164
Honda H’ness CB350₹ 1,85,000
Jawa Perak₹ 1,94,500
Bajaj Dominar 400₹ 1,97,758
Benelli Imperiale 400₹ 1,99,000
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650₹ 2,66,755

Many bikes in India can cruise on the interstate highways and country roads for a soothing experience. But you can’t pick any bike for cruising. There are many things to look at before taking a machine on the highway. The foremost thing to look for is comfort because you need to sit on the saddle for hours to cover long distances. You cannot continue riding if your back, shoulder, or wrists throbs in agony.

The upright riding position is the best ergonomics you have to look for in a cruiser motorcycle. Second, a cruiser bike must have a long-range to avoid frequent visits to petrol stations. Most of the bikes listed on this list have an acceptable range for touring purposes. Apart from these two, it would be best if you had a cruiser bike with which is reliable and demands lesser maintenance. This is an important point because you’ll find it hard to get help if your bike breaks down in the middle of nowhere.

Cruiser motorcycles are the best way to start your journey of long-distance rides and to know the unknown, whether it is solo or in groups.

So, how will you find what cruiser bike will suit you? The simple point is understanding what your immediate needs are and your budget. Are you into heavy bikes or light bikes? How frequent you will go cruising on the highways. The budget you are carrying and the fuel economy you expect to get. At Cars24, we feel that you need at least a 150 to 160 cc motorcycle capable of cruising on the highways over long distances.

If you are a serious tourer, you have to climb up the ladder and choose a cruiser bike with a high capacity engine. On this list, you’ll find the best cruiser bike for your budget and riding needs. The cruiser bikes in this guide start from the most affordable model in the Indian market and go all the way to the most expensive cruiser in the market under Rs 3 lakh. Go through this article and understand which bike will fulfill your cruising needs and fits right into your riding style.

Bajaj Avenger 160

Avenger is a quite old brand, starting from the departed soul of the Kawasaki Eliminator, which was launched in India in the year 2001, which makes it around two decades old now. In the later years, Bajaj relaunched the cruiser bike in the form of Avenger in the Indian market, accepted by the masses as the first made in India and affordable cruiser for the masses.

The bike kicked off the cruising scene in India and spawned many variants with different engine capacities. A few years ago, Bajaj launched the Street version of their Avenger brand and then plonked in a 160cc engine replacing the old 150cc motor and 180cc bike. This new engine made similar power to that of the 180cc engine and delivered fuel efficiency in the 150cc segment motorcycle range.

Bajaj Avenger 160 - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

Bajaj Avenger 160 is powered by a 160cc 2-valve, air-cooled engine that makes 14.79 bhp at 8500 rpm and 13.7 Nm torque at 7000 rpm. The engine rpm is slightly on the higher side as per cruiser standard, but this bike’s comfort is far better than any other bikes segment. With the BS6 update, Avenger 160 gets a fuel injection system that enhanced the throttle response and engine refinement. The performance figures might not be very high but you can, without a doubt, cruise to places of interest around your city.

The bike gets a single pod instrument cluster, a semi-digital unit with a large speedometer, and a small LCD. You get an odometer, twin trip meters, and a fuel gauge in the digital display. Oh yes, the tachometer is missing, and this bike is not for outright performance, so that you won’t miss it either. Apart from these essential things, you get nothing special to write home about.

You get a single-channel ABS with a drum brake at the rear without an option for a rear disk brake for safety. Highways are uncertain, and hence a dual-channel ABS should be your priority. However, if you are an experienced rider, a single-channel ABS will work fine for you.

You should pick Avenger 160 if you are on a tight budget but looking for frequent tours. It is the best cruiser bike under a budget as it also provides a fuel economy of around 40-45 kmpl without much effort. The only big miss is that Bajaj doesn’t provide any official touring accessories for a better touring experience.

ModelBajaj Avenger 160
Engine160 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power14.79 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque13.7 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90-17 49P
Rear Tyre130/90-15 66P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDrum
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight156 kg
Fuel Tank13 Ltr
Mileage45 kmpl
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,01,094

Suzuki Intruder 150

Suzuki is the only Japanese manufacturer that has shown guts by launching a cruiser motorcycle in the Indian market dominated by Bajaj and Royal Enfield. The Intruder is a cruiser motorcycle powered by the same 155cc engine that works in the Gixxer and Gixxer Sf bikes, albeit slightly different.

The Suzuki Intruder’s 155cc engine is a basic 2-valve unit and cooled by air. This powerplant develops a modest 13.4 bhp at 8000 rpm and a 13.8 Nm twisting force at 6000 rpm. These numbers might not look high enough to take the bike for long highway hauls but believe us, Suzuki has done a good job with Intruder, and it doesn’t feel underpowered as numbers suggest. However, we think that bike pricing should have optimized for better bike positioning and sales.

Suzuki Intruder - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

With the Intruder 150, you get the Japanese manufacturer’s reliability, and chances for a breakdown are minuscule. What doesn’t make sense with the Intruder is the excessive use of plastic panels, which are prone to breakage if, in case the bike falls. Expect a top speed of around 110 kmph with a stress-free cruising speed of around 75-80 kmph.

Speaking of instrumentation on this bike, you get a fully digital instrument cluster similar to that present in the Gixxer series of bikes from Suzuki. You get a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, a couple of trip meters, a fuel gauge, and a gear positioning indicator. Apart from these things, you get no information regarding fuel consumption and range, which could have been included for better highway cruising.

Intruder gets the smallest fuel tank of just 11 litres. With an average mileage of 45 kmpl on the highways, you can easily cover around 450 km in a single fuel tank, which is more than sufficient for long rides.

You should only go with the Intruder 150 if you are a fan of the Suzuki Intruder design and Suzuki reliability. With the price tag being on a higher side, you can get yourself a better highway cruiser at this price or moving a little up the ladder.

ModelSuzuki Intruder 150
Engine155 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power13.4 bhp @ 8,000 rpm
Torque13.8 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionMonoShock
Front Tyre100/80-17M/C 52P
Rear Tyre140/60R17M/C 63P
Front BrakeDisc – 266mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 220mm
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight152 kg
Fuel Tank11 Ltr
Mileage45 kmpl
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,22,141

Bajaj Avenger 220

Moving on to the next motorcycle in this guide to the best cruiser bikes in India, we have none other than the elder sibling of Avenger 160. Bajaj Avenger 220 is the largest capacity cruiser available from the house of Bajaj at present. Avenger Cruise 220 is the model that will let to forget everything and munch miles after miles without breaking a sweat. The bike offers a few more features than the Avenger 160 apart from being blessed with a larger engine.

Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

At heart, you get a trusted oil-cooled, single-cylinder, 220cc petrol mill churning out maximum power of 18.76 bhp at 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 17.55 Nm at 7000 rpm. The numbers are enough to justify that Avenger 220 will prove to be a good cruiser bike for high-speed cruising. You can cruise at 100 kmph all day long.

Unlike the Avenger 160, you get a single pod fully digital instrument cluster with most of the details you seek. The handlebars are designed for comfortable highway riding with your feet set forwards for a king like riding posture. With a fuel tank of 13 litres and an average fuel economy of 35 kmpl, you can expect the Avenger 220 Cruise to cover up to 450 km before coming to a halt.

Being a bike from Bajaj, there are still some doubts regarding the engine’s reliability and other components as they tend to break down quite frequently. The body panels loosen due to vibrations at higher engine speeds. All in all, you have to take special care of the bike and get the services done as instructed by the company to ensure better peace of mind while going for longer tours.

ModelBajaj Avenger 220
Engine220 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power18.76 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque17.55 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90-17 49P
Rear Tyre130/90-15 66P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDrum
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight163 kg
Fuel Tank13 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed130 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,22,630

Royal Enfield Bullet 350

The motorcycles for ‘Nawabs,’ Royal Enfield is one such bike in India that has no replacement no matter what competitors of Royal Enfield launch in India. The Bullet 350 is an age-old motorcycle that is still functional thanks to Eicher India for stepping in and saving Royal Enfield as a motorcycling brand.

The signature Thump of the motorcycle is what lures customers to Royal Enfield showrooms. People like the loud exhaust sound and slow revving engine that makes it iconic. Bullets are known for their tough build deserving a moniker, “Made like a gun.” This is because the bike is completely made out of steel. There are no plastic parts used in the bodywork of the Bullet 350.

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

Speaking about the engine, it gets a long stroke, 346cc single-cylinder engine with a 2-valve head. This air-cooled and twin-spark powerplant develops 19.1 bhp at 5250 rpm and massive peak torque of 28 Nm, which arrives early at 4000 rpm. There is a ton of low-end torque, and you don’t need to slot into the first gear to launch the bike from a standstill. The Unit Construction Engine is not that refined compared to other bikes in the segment or even in the more affordable segment.

These vibrations and the loud thump bring a character to the bike that thousands in the country love. The 5-speed gearbox is also not that smooth shifting, but it won’t matter much to riders who are already in love with the bike.

The fuel tank holds 13.5 litres of petrol and when combined with a fuel efficiency of around 30-32 kmpl on the highways, expect a range of 400 to 420 km, which is pretty expectable. These mileage figures are for the plains; in the hilly region, you’ll get anywhere between 25-30 kmpl at max. Bullet 350 only offers spoked rims that are slapped with tubed-tyres, which are prone to puncture. If you are in the middle of nowhere and you get stuck due to a puncture, you have to find help or repair the puncture yourself. Is the latter what most Bullet riders do?

There are no flashy features available on the Bullet: just a speedometer and a low-fuel indicator light. The bullet is available in two variants, kick-start, and self-start. You get a disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear with a single-channel ABS for enhancing safety under hard braking.

If you love Royal Enfield Bullet 350, trust your gut and buy it. There are hundreds of Royal Enfield groups in the country which you can join and start your journey as a Royal Enfield owner.

ModelRoyal Enfield Bullet 350
Engine346 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre3.25 X 19″ – 54P
Rear Tyre3.25 X 19″ – 60P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDrum
ABSDual-Channel
Weight186 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage37 kmpl
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,27,093

Jawa Forty-Two

Classic Legends, a subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra, revived the Jawa brand in India after decades. The Jawa Forty-Two is a retro-modern motorcycle targeted at the audience looking for a highway cruiser.

Jawa has a different set of customers that love the sound of two-stroke engines, and Jawa has done an excellent job of creating a 2-stroke sound from its twin exhaust mufflers. There is also an option of rearranging the baffles inside the muffle to increase or decrease the exhaust sound.

Jawa Forty-Two - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

Powering the Jawa Forty-Two is a 293cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine. This fuel-injected powerplant pumps out a respectable 27 bhp of power and 28 Nm twisting force. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox, making Jawa Forty-Two one of the two classic bikes to sport a 6-speed cog box.

These numbers, as seen, are quite impressive, proven again by the performance of the bike. The Forty-Two is quicker and faster than the Royal Enfield, which gets a larger engine. The difference is created by the use of technology in the Jawa.

The bike gets a straight handlebar, which is set lower, and the engine and other components are blacked-out to appeal to the customers looking for sporty elements on the bike. The seat is flat and is comfortable enough for long rides. Jawa Forty-Two had to come on this list of best cruiser bikes in India in 2020-21 for its aesthetics and classic styling.

Feature-wise, the bike offers a single-pod semi-digital instrument cluster with an inverted-sweep speedometer, fuel gauge, and odometer. Yes, there are no tripmeters available in this cruiser from Jawa.

There are two options available to you, a single disc with single-channel ABS and dual-disc with dual-channel ABS. Price difference between the two variants is around Rs 9000, which is not much when looked at from the safety perspective. On the highways, comfort and safety should be your priority.

ModelJawa Forty-Two
Engine293 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power27 bhp
Torque28 Nm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 18
Rear Tyre120/80 17
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight170 kg
Fuel Tank14 Ltr
Mileage34 kmpl
Top Speed130 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,60,300

Royal Enfield Classic 350

Moving on to another Classic Motorcycle from Royal Enfield and it has Classic in its name. This list of the best cruiser bikes in India will be incomplete without mentioning the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The priority is given to the Classic 350 if anyone thinks about highway cruising as for years, Royal Enfield riders are taking the rough roads to reach the unknown.

Classic 350 has a sturdy built quality as it is completely made of metal and doesn’t give up in any road conditions. With upright riding posture and accompanied by the exhaust’s mesmerizing signature thump, you can go any distance even if there is no road ahead. Fulfill your free will and take the road that has not been taken by the others.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

You get the same 346cc engine that works in the Bullet 350. The 2-valve, air-cooled, long-stroke engine makes modest 19.1 bhp maximum power at 5250 rpm and respectable 28 Nm twisting force at 4000 rpm. This engine allows you to cruise at 70-80 kmph on the highways because there are unfair vibrations at higher speeds. Only strong-willed riders can take the way of Classic 350.

Being a classic, the bike lacks any flashy equipment and offers all basic needs to the rider. The instrument cluster is a single pod unit that shows the speed and odometer. No tripmeters, no tachometer, no digital display. Plain old speedometer and a low fuel gauge.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 is offered in multiple variants– single-channel ABS, standard dual-channel ABS, Gun Metal Grey with Spoke Wheels, Sandstone and Airborne, Gun Metal Grey with Alloy Wheels and Chrome and Stealth.

The Chrome and Stealth are the most expensive variant of the Classic 350 with a price tag of Rs 1.86,320 – ex-showroom, New Delhi. At 195 kg kerb weight, the Classic 350 is not for the kids, mind that.

ModelRoyal Enfield Classic 350
Engine346 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 – 19″ – 52P
Rear Tyre110/90 – 18″ – 61P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight195 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,61,688

Bajaj Dominar 250

After Royal Enfield’s classic motorcycles, you also have an option for selecting power cruisers in the form of the Dominar brand by Bajaj Auto. The Dominar 250 is a naked bike but doesn’t have the aggressive stance of streetfighter motorcycles as it is made for covering long distances. Bajaj Dominar’s design is inspired by the Ducati Diavel, which is also a power cruiser (very powerful, though).

It is a hefty motorcycle packed with all the latest technologies at an affordable price tag. It is specially developed to take on Royal Enfield Classic 350 and other classic cruisers in the Indian market. The bike is highly stable at high speeds and takes on the corners with ease.

Bajaj Dominar 250 - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

The Dominar 250 is powered by a 248.8cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine pumping out an impressive 26.63 bhp at 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 23.5 Nm that comes in at 6500 rpm. The engine is fed by a fuel injection system and runs smooth enough for peaceful highway cruising.

A 6-speed gearbox does the power transmission duties. Since the bike is made for performance, the Dominar 250 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in under 9 seconds and goes up to a top speed of over 140 kmph on the speedometer.

Moving on to the features, the Dominar sports a full LED headlight and taillight setup. The LED headlamp is a unique feature of the Dominar as it has 8 sections, which provide excellent illumination of the road ahead after the Sun’s gone.

The suspension setup includes USD forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. Braking performance comes from the Dual disc brake setup with the front end equipped with a 300mm rotor, and 230mm is present at the rear. A dual-channel ABS accompany this setup for added safety.

A fully digital instrument cluster will welcome you as you sit on the bike. The cluster provides all the basic information while the trip computer is missing from this model for cost savings and keeps the feature a unique for the bike’s elder sibling, the Dominar 400. The engine is a derivative of the Duke 250 and hence, is reliable to a certain extent.

Where Dominar doesn’t fair is in the department of fuel economy. The bike returns a little over 30 km per litre of petrol because of the high kerb weight of 180 kg. However, you cannot rule out the performance that this bike delivers. Dominar 250 is best suited for those who go for long tours more frequently and don’t want to drop big bucks for petrol (ahem, when compared to Dominar 400 and Interceptor 650).

ModelBajaj Dominar 250
Engine248.8 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power26.63 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque23.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoShock
Front Tyre100/80-17
Rear Tyre130/70-17
Front BrakeDisc – 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight180 kg
Fuel Tank13 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed140 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,65,715

Jawa 300

As we have already talked about the Jawa Forty-Two in this guide to the best cruiser bikes in India, there is very little to talk about the Jawa 300 as both the bikes are completely similar in the powertrain department. The only difference is in the aesthetics as Jawa 300 has more classical design elements than the Forty-Two, which looks modern.

Jawa 300 has a 293cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine at its heart, a derivative of the Mahindra Mojo. This fuel-injected powerplant pumps out a respectable 27 bhp of power and 28 Nm twisting force. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox, making Jawa 300 one of the two classic bikes to sport a 6-speed cog box.

Jawa 300 Classic - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

These numbers, as seen, are quite impressive being proved by the performance of the bike. Jawa 300 is quicker and faster than the Royal Enfield, which gets a larger engine. The difference is created by the use of technology in the Jawa.

The retro bike offers loads of chrome, which enhances its visual appeal. The rider triangle is more comfortable than the Forty-Two with raised handlebars. Mahindra clearly targeted the Royal Enfield with Jawa 300 and to give classic bike lovers another option.

Being a classic and retro motorcycle, you won’t get any special features with the 300. The bike offers a single-pod semi-digital instrument cluster with an inverted-sweep speedometer, fuel gauge, and odometer. Yes, there are no tripmeters available in this cruiser from Jawa.

There are two options available in Jawa 300, a single disc with single-channel ABS and dual-disc with dual-channel ABS. Price difference between the two variants is around Rs 9000 which is not much when looked at from the perspective of safety. On the highways, comfort and safety should be your first priority and Jawa 300 offers both.

ModelJawa 300
Engine293 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power27 bhp
Torque28 Nm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 18
Rear Tyre120/80 17
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight170 kg
Fuel Tank14 Ltr
Mileage34 kmpl
Top Speed130 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,73,164

Honda H’ness CB350

Honda seems to be quite aggressive when it comes to launching bikes in the Indian market. After launching the Hornet 2.0 at the end of August, the Japanese manufacturer launched a classic cruiser in India. The Honda H’ness CB350 is the classic answer from Honda to the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Benelli Imperiale 400.

This classic Honda is inspired by the old CB classic bikes from the 70s and is understandable by the looks itself. Honda H’ness CB350 is what Honda needed to tackle the Royal Enfield and Benelli or any other upcoming classic bikes in India in the near future.

Honda H'ness CB350 - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

Let’s talk about the powertrain of the CB350. The bike gets a 348cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, long-stroke engine, just as we have seen in the Bullet and Classic 350. This powerplant delivers 20.78 bhp at 5500 rpm and a twisting force of 30 Nm at a very low 3,000 rpm. Max torque at such low rpm makes this bike a classic cruiser as you down have to rev the engine hard to move ahead. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission as we hope that it is smooth as in other Honda motorcycles.

Coming to the performance, we expect the performance to be better than the Classic 350 and Imperiale 400 as CB350 weighs in at 181 kg, which is 14 kg lighter than the Classic 350 and whole 24 kg lighter than the Imperiale 400. Apart from the weight, H’ness gets the highest torque output than its immediate rivals.

Honda CB350 also offers more features than its rivals with a semi-digital single-pod instrument cluster. You can also choose to buy yourself the higher variant with Honda’s Bluetooth connectivity features. There is a traction control system, and as Honda likes to call it, the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), which will prevent any wheel slip due to abrupt changes in the throttle.

Another feature that is unique in this segment is Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCS). This is basically a voice-controlled mechanism used to access features with the help of a connected smartphone. You can give voice commands via a headset which is sold separately. You can get voice-guided GPS navigation, music, calls and message notification with this system.

The bike is available in two variants Deluxe and Deluxe pro. The only difference between these two variants is the presence of dual-tone colours, HSVCS and Dual-Horns in the Pro variant. The price difference stands at Rs 5000 in both the variants.

Honda CB350 is one of India’s best cruiser bikes as it is correctly priced and offers additional features. The only gripe is that the bike will be available only in the Honda Big Wing showrooms, which are just 21 at the time. Honda has plans to expand them to 50 by next year, but the reach is very low. If you live in a metro city, you can easily buy one for yourself and take the long road.

ModelHonda H’ness CB350
Engine348.36 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power20.78 bhp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque30 Nm @ 3,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre100/90-19M/C 57H
Rear Tyre130/70-18M/C 63H
Front BrakeDisc – 310mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight181 kg
Fuel Tank15 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed130 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,85,000

Jawa Perak

After the Forty-Two and the Jawa 300, we couldn’t stop ourselves from excluding the Jawa Perak from this list of best cruiser bikes in India. Why? First of all, it is a gorgeous factory-made bobber in the country. Second, it has the retro feel, and third, it is a cruiser, albeit with a single seat. Most of the Jawa Perak look similar to the other Jawa motorcycles – Forty-Two and Jawa 300. The rear part of the bike has a longer swingarm suspended by a mono-shock, which is the only change you can spot.

Jawa Perak - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

The single-seat is connected to the mainframe of the bike above the mono-shock. The engine and exhaust are painted black for a sporty and aggressive look. Perak is powered by a modified engine of the Jawa 300, which now displaces 334cc. With extra displacement comes extra power. This powerplant now churns out 30 bhp of max power and 32.74 Nm twisting force. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox, the same as seen on the other two Jawa bikes.

If we only consider the classic motorcycles here, then Jawa Perak develops maximum power and torque. Perak is also expected to deliver the highest performance and will be best suited for highway cruising without hassle. Among all three Jawa bikes, Perak has a rear mono-shock suspension while a regular telescopic fork suspends the front end.

The headlight design, instrument console, handlebars, and the fuel tank, all resemble the other two Jawa bikes. Being a classic and retro motorcycle, you won’t get any special feature with the Perak either. The bike offers a single-pod semi-digital instrument cluster with an inverted-sweep speedometer, fuel gauge, and odometer. Yes, there are no tripmeters available in this bobber from Jawa.

Jawa Perak will make for a good cruiser bike only if you fine with the single-seat setup. You can put aftermarket luggage holders and go for a long solo ride.

ModelJawa Perak
Engine334 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power30 bhp
Torque32.74 Nm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionMonoShock
Front Tyre100/90-18
Rear Tyre140/70-17
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight179 kg
Fuel Tank14 Ltr
Mileage33 kmpl
Top Speed135 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,94,500

Bajaj Dominar 400

Bajaj Dominar 400 is one of the most powerful cruiser bikes for power cruising. The design of the bike is completely similar to that of the Dominar 250. It was the 400cc model which helped in spawning the 250cc version of the Dominar. Bajaj’s main target was to win over the hearts of people who lover Royal Enfield motorcycles for cruising, but that didn’t work as no one can change Royal Enfield lovers’ mindset.

Bajaj Dominar is now only targeted at enthusiasts looking for a power cruiser at an affordable price point compared to other high capacity motorcycles in the Indian market. Dominar 400 ticks all the right boxes for becoming a hotshot power cruiser.

Bajaj Dominar 400 - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

Dominar 400 gets all its propulsion power from a single-cylinder, 373.2cc liquid-cooled engine, which now has dual over-head camshafts actuating 4-vale head. This powerplant pumps out 39.42 bhp at 8800 rpm and massive 35 Nm torque at 6500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and deliver gut-wrenching performance.

Dominar 400 can be accelerated to 100 kmph from standstill in under 7 seconds and has a speedo indicated top speed of more than 165 kmph. All this performance comes out with a bulk of 185 kg. Thanks to the weight and perimeter frame, Dominar 400 has sturdy high-speed stability. The presence of USD forks further enhances the riding dynamics up front and a mono-shock at the rear, specially tuned to provide a perfect cruising experience.

The braking department is taken care of by a large 320mm rotor at the front wheel, gripped by 2-piston radial calipers. A 230mm single-disc does a fine job at the rear end. A dual-channel ABS accompany the whole system for precision braking even in the wet road conditions.

The Dominar 400 from the Bajaj’s stable is solely made for cruising and not for the commuting purpose. If you are a hardcore tourer, Dominar 400 can become the best cruiser bike for you. Just remember that it delivers fuel economy of about 25-28 kmpl under normal riding conditions.

ModelBajaj Dominar 400
Engine373.2 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power39.42 bhp @ 8,800 rpm
Torque35 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoShock
Front Tyre110/70-R17
Rear Tyre150/60-R17
Front BrakeDisc – 320mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight185 kg
Fuel Tank13 Ltr
Mileage25 kmpl
Top Speed160 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,97,758

Benelli Imperiale 400

Moving on to the next classic cruiser in the guide to best cruiser bikes in India, which is Benelli Imperiale 400. When Imperiale 400 was first launched in India last year, it proved its mettle with a refined engine, comfortable ergonomics, and pretty good riding dynamics, and much more. The order books at the Benelli dealerships were registering a record number of bookings for the Imperiale.

The reason was a new brand, a formidable machine, and a spot-on price tag. However, the asking price was more than that of Royal Enfield but offered better refinement and features than the Classic 350. But it was not enough to topple the Royal Enfield with just the bike.

Benelli Imperiale 400 - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

Benelli Imperiale 400 is powered by a 373cc single-cylinder, long-stroke engine, which is good for 20.7 bhp at 6000 rpm and 29 Nm torque at 3500 rpm. The power output could have been higher if the bike gets a larger engine than its two prime nemeses. The Imperiale is overweight at 205 kg, which is by far the heaviest motorcycle we have encountered in this article. Despite such weight, the riders claim that Imperiale is an amazing cruiser bike to have.

The company has offered a bit more features than what you get with a Royal Enfield Classic 350. You get a twin-pod instrument cluster with speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters, gear position indicator, etc., thereby providing all the basic information about your motorcycle.

Imperiale 400’s large dimensions and high kerb weight are essential for high-speed stability on the highways. The only problem you might encounter is the lack of Benelli dealerships in India, as there are a little over 20 touchpoints of the Chinese manufacturer.

Choose Benelli Imperiale 400 if you are a fan of a classic Italian cruiser bike that can take you miles before you stop. The bike has comfortable ergonomics and aesthetics to drool over. The hulk of a bike delivers a fuel economy of about 30-32 km per litre, and with a 12-litre fuel tank capacity, you can go for 360-380 km in a single tankful.

ModelBenelli Imperiale 400
Engine374 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power20.7 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque29 Nm @ 3,500 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre100/90 – 19
Rear Tyre130/80 – 18
Front BrakeDisc – 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight205 kg
Fuel Tank12 Ltr
Mileage30 kmpl
Top Speed130 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,99,000

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Now, it’s time for the most expensive and powerful cruiser bike you can get under Rs 3 lakh. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is something of a dream come true for motorcycle enthusiasts. It is the only twin-cylinder bike under Rs 3 lakh and offers more than 50 Nm of torque. The Interceptor 650 is also the most advanced motorcycle from Royal Enfield as it gets 4-valve per cylinder and an oil-cooled engine.

The Interceptor 650 derives its power from a 648cc parallel-twin engine with an 8-valve head, cooled by an oil cooler. This motor pumps out healthy 47 bhp at 7250 rpm and colossal 52 Nm torque at 5250 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox that helps the 202 kg bike accelerate from 0-100 kmph in about 6.5 seconds. The top of Interceptor 650 is 160 kmph (speedo indicated 170 kmph), which marks the fastest cruiser bike in this list and close to the top speed of Dominar 400.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 - Best Cruiser Bikes in India in 2020-21

On taking Interceptor for highway cruising, you will get a real-world fuel economy of around 25 kmpl if ridden with a light wrist. If you decide to tour at higher speeds in the range of 120 kmph, the fuel economy drops down to 16 kmpl, which is dreadful considering India’s fuel price. With a fuel tank capacity of 13.7 litres, expect a range of about 310-340 km.

The suspension setup comprises of telescopic forks at the front and twin hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear.  The system provides balance and provides excellent stability and cornering control. Interceptor is also a highly refined motorcycle from Royal Enfield as you cannot find any vibration whatsoever in the entire rev range.

The bike is equipped with a twin-pod instrument cluster with a small digital display for fuel gauge, odometer, and trip meters. Speedometer and Tachometer are large analogue units keeping some of the retro elements. Lighting on this bike is halogen all around, not skipped in the BS6 upgrade to keep the retro elements intact. You get a dual-channel ABS accompanying the 300mm disc up front and 240mm disc at the rear.

You really have to be sound by your wallet because the fuel station visits will be quite frequent with the Interceptor 650. It does make for an excellent cruiser and can tackle the bad roads of India. Interceptor 650 is one of India’s best cruiser bikes for all the features and riding experience it provides at an affordable price point.

ModelRoyal Enfield Interceptor 650
Engine648 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm
Torque52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre100/90- 18″M/C56H
Rear Tyre130/70- 18″M/C63H
Front BrakeDisc – 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight202 kg
Fuel Tank13.7 Ltr
Mileage25 kmpl
Top Speed160 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,66,755

In Conclusion

The Indian motorcycle market is filled with different varieties of cruiser bikes or bikes you can take for long rides. This was our comprehensive guide to the best cruiser bikes in India in 2020-21, and it will definitely help you choose the best cruiser bike according to your needs.

While selecting the best cruiser bike for you, you have to keep in mind the number of times you will go on long tours, the ergonomics of the bike, the budget you are carrying, if fuel efficiency matter to you, and other any convenient features you seek.

Safety is one thing that should be taken seriously when it’s about motorcycles. Always wear a helmet while riding a bike and follow all the traffic rules, and be safe.

If you want to see any other cruiser bike on this list, do tell us in the comments section below.

Best Cruiser Bikes in India Specifications: Engine and Gearbox

ModelEngineCoolingPowerTorqueGearbox
Bajaj Avenger 160160 ccAir-Cooled14.79 bhp @ 8,500 rpm13.7 Nm @ 7,000 rpm5-Speed
Suzuki Intruder 150155 ccAir-Cooled13.4 bhp @ 8,000 rpm13.8 Nm @ 6,000 rpm5-Speed
Bajaj Avenger 220220 ccOil-Cooled18.76 bhp @ 8,500 rpm17.55 Nm @ 7,000 rpm5-Speed
Royal Enfield Bullet 350346 ccAir-Cooled19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm5-Speed
Jawa Forty-Two293 ccLiquid-Cooled27 bhp28 Nm6-Speed
Royal Enfield Classic 350346 ccAir-Cooled19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm5-Speed
Bajaj Dominar 250248.8 ccLiquid-Cooled26.63 bhp @ 8,500 rpm23.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm6-Speed
Jawa 300293 ccLiquid-Cooled27 bhp28 Nm6-Speed
Honda H’ness CB350348.36 ccAir-Cooled20.78 bhp @ 5,500 rpm30 Nm @ 3,000 rpm5-Speed
Jawa Perak334 ccLiquid-Cooled30 bhp32.74 Nm6-Speed
Bajaj Dominar 400373.2 ccLiquid-Cooled39.42 bhp @ 8,800 rpm35 Nm @ 6,500 rpm6-Speed
Benelli Imperiale 400374 ccAir-Cooled20.7 bhp @ 6,000 rpm29 Nm @ 3,500 rpm5-Speed
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650648 ccOil-Cooled47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm6-Speed

Best Cruiser Bikes in India Specifications: Suspension and Tyres

ModelFront SuspensionRear SuspensionFront TyreRear Tyre
Bajaj Avenger 160TelescopicTwin-Shock90/90-17 49P130/90-15 66P
Suzuki Intruder 150TelescopicMonoShock100/80-17M/C 52P140/60R17M/C 63P
Bajaj Avenger 220TelescopicTwin-Shock90/90-17 49P130/90-15 66P
Royal Enfield Bullet 350TelescopicTwin-Shock3.25 X 19″ – 54P3.25 X 19″ – 60P
Jawa Forty-TwoTelescopicTwin-Shock90/90 18120/80 17
Royal Enfield Classic 350TelescopicTwin-Shock90/90 – 19″ – 52P110/90 – 18″ – 61P
Bajaj Dominar 250USD ForksMonoShock100/80-17130/70-17
Jawa 300TelescopicTwin-Shock90/90 18120/80 17
Honda H’ness CB350TelescopicTwin-Shock100/90-19M/C 57H130/70-18M/C 63H
Jawa PerakTelescopicMonoShock100/90-18140/70-17
Bajaj Dominar 400USD ForksMonoShock110/70-R17150/60-R17
Benelli Imperiale 400TelescopicTwin-Shock100/90 – 19130/80 – 18
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650TelescopicTwin-Shock100/90- 18″M/C56H130/70- 18″M/C63H

Best Cruiser Bikes in India Specifications: Brakes and Weight

ModelFront BrakeRear BrakeABSWeight
Bajaj Avenger 160Disc – 280mmDrumSingle-Channel156 kg
Suzuki Intruder 150Disc – 266mmDisc – 220mmSingle-Channel152 kg
Bajaj Avenger 220Disc – 280mmDrumSingle-Channel163 kg
Royal Enfield Bullet 350Disc – 280mmDrumDual-Channel186 kg
Jawa Forty-TwoDisc – 280mmDisc – 240mmDual-Channel170 kg
Royal Enfield Classic 350Disc – 280mmDisc – 240mmDual-Channel195 kg
Bajaj Dominar 250Disc – 300mmDisc – 230mmDual-Channel180 kg
Jawa 300Disc – 280mmDisc – 240mmDual-Channel170 kg
Honda H’ness CB350Disc – 310mmDisc – 240mmDual-Channel181 kg
Jawa PerakDisc – 280mmDisc – 240mmDual-Channel179 kg
Bajaj Dominar 400Disc – 320mmDisc – 230mmDual-Channel185 kg
Benelli Imperiale 400Disc – 300mmDisc – 240mmDual-Channel205 kg
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650Disc – 300mmDisc – 240mmDual-Channel202 kg

Best Cruiser Bikes in India Specifications: Mileage and Price

ModelFuel TankMileageTop SpeedPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Bajaj Avenger 16013 Ltr45 kmpl110 kmph₹ 1,01,094
Suzuki Intruder 15011 Ltr45 kmpl110 kmph₹ 1,22,141
Bajaj Avenger 22013 Ltr35 kmpl130 kmph₹ 1,22,630
Royal Enfield Bullet 35013.5 Ltr37 kmpl110 kmph₹ 1,27,093
Jawa Forty-Two14 Ltr34 kmpl130 kmph₹ 1,60,300
Royal Enfield Classic 35013.5 Ltr35 kmpl110 kmph₹ 1,61,688
Bajaj Dominar 25013 Ltr35 kmpl140 kmph₹ 1,65,715
Jawa 30014 Ltr34 kmpl130 kmph₹ 1,73,164
Honda H’ness CB35015 Ltr35 kmpl130 kmph₹ 1,85,000
Jawa Perak14 Ltr33 kmpl135 kmph₹ 1,94,500
Bajaj Dominar 40013 Ltr25 kmpl160 kmph₹ 1,97,758
Benelli Imperiale 40012 Ltr30 kmpl130 kmph₹ 1,99,000
Royal Enfield Interceptor 65013.7 Ltr25 kmpl160 kmph₹ 2,66,755

Best Cruiser Bikes in India FAQs

Q: What is a cruiser bike?

A: A cruiser bike is a bike which is designed to let you cruise on the highways with utmost comfort and safety. They are heavy to provide maximum stability and tuned to deliver acceptable fuel economy.

Q: Are cruiser bikes good for long rides?

A: Yes, cruiser bikes are specially designed for long rides.

Q: What is the difference between cruiser bikes and sport bikes?

A: A cruiser bike is slow and offers high torque for hauling touring luggage over long distance while a sports bike has more power and is tuned for maximum speed and riding dynamics.

Q: Can cruisers be used for off-roading?

A: No, cruiser bikes cannot be used for off-roading. However, you can do a light off-roading on cruiser bikes.

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