Here’s the list of best bikes under 90000 to choose from – Premium commuters

Looking for a motorcycle which is more than just a commuter and which doesn’t ask too much initial investment? A range of 110cc to 150cc motorcycles which are termed as Premium commuters are here to save the day. The best bikes under 90000 listed here are priced more than Rs 60,000 but under Rs 90,000 as below & above are basic commuters and sports commuters respectively.

Not to forget the pricing mentioned here are ex-showroom Delhi and additional RTO and Insurance to be paid during the delivery. The list also includes best bikes under 70000 as well as best bikes under 80000 for that matter. Here we go with the premium commuter list.

Best bikes under 90000 – Hero Glamour iSmart 125 – Rs 62,600

Hero Glamour 125 is the first in the list which is priced at Rs 62,600 ex-showroom. At present, the bikes is BS4 compliant but is a bang for the buck due to its low maintenance as well as high fuel efficiency. Glamour is one of the oldest models in the Hero’s lineup as still has a position for itself.

2017 Hero Glamour

Glamour iSmart comes with Hero’s smart idle start-stop technology which helps in saving fuel while standing on a red signal. The bikes is powered by a 125cc single-cylinder engine which delivers 11.5bhp and 11Nm torque. There is a fuel-injected variant of the bike which is priced at Rs 69,950 ex-showroom. This FI variant will be the one which will get the BS6 compliant engine and the price of this bike will rise by about Rs 5000. This is your best time to get cheaper carburettor equipped Glamour BS4.

Best bikes under 90000 – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 – Rs 64,900

Next motorcycle on the list is also from the house of Hero. The newly launched Hero Splendor iSmart 110 is priced at Rs 64,900 ex-showroom. Why this expensive? This is because of the new bike is BS6 compliant and features a programmed fuel-injection technology. Hero worked on the engine which now outputs 10% more torque at 9.9Nm up from 9Nm. However, the power remains the same at 8.9bhp.

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The engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox which is designed to excellent city rideability. Splendor iSmart also comes with Hero’s smart idle start-stop technology which will save fuel when you forget to turn off the engine at the traffic signal. The disc brake-equipped variant will cost you Rs 67,100 ex-showroom. Both Drum and Disc variants come equipped with CBS technology for safer braking performance.

Best bikes under 90000 – Honda SP 125 – Rs 72,900

Moving on to our nest bike which also falls in best bikes under 80000 list, the Honda SP 125 BS6. Yes, SP 125 is the second BS6 model from the Japanese company. The company first launched the BS6 engine is Activa 125 which turned out to success as more than 25,000 units already sold.


Powering Honda SP 125 is a new single-cylinder air-cooled 125cc engine which comes with silent start system. This engine produces 10.72bhp and 10.9Nm torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Coming to the instrument cluster, it is a fully digital unit with average fuel economy indicator. A disc brake-equipped variant will set you back by Rs 77,100 ex-showroom.

Best bikes under 90000 – Bajaj Pulsar 150 – Rs 72,500

Any list is not complete without a Bajaj in it, so here we have Bajaj Pulsar 150 to fit in here. One can argue that original Pulsar engines are nearly two-decades-old but they still have that road-presence and charm they had years ago. Price of Pulsar 150 starts from Rs 72,500 which is just Rs 5000 to 6000 more than the Pulsar 125.

Bajaj Pulsar 150 Neon Collection - MotorcycleDiaries

Powering Pulsar 150 is a 149cc air-cooled engine with a 2-valve head. This powerplant belts out 13.8bhp along with 13.4Nm twisting force. The BS4 engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox with taller gearing. Bajaj Pulsar 150 sells more than 50,000 units on an average monthly basis. It is expected that BS6 Pulsar 150 will feature fuel injected unit which will increase its price by about Rs 10,000.

Best bikes under 90000 – Honda Unicorn 150 – Rs 80,280

Since it was launched in 2005 to counter Bajaj and TVS, Honda Unicorn 150 has made its mark in the mature commuter segment. Honda Unicorn 150 is priced at Rs 80,280 ex-showroom and now comes with single-channel ABS. The youngster doesn’t go for the Unicorn as it does to have the styling of that sense. However, middle-aged family men prefer Unicorn 150 as it is highly reliable and has enough grunt for short highway stints.

honda unicorn 150

Unicorn sells about 25,000 units every month and also killed Honda’s attempt of pushing Unicorn 160 in the Indian market. Powering this old charm is a 150cc engine which develops 12.73bhp and 12.8Nm and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. An old twin-pod analogue cluster sits to display some basic information.

Best bikes under 90000 – Bajaj Avenger Street 160 – Rs 83,250

What about a change, the Bajaj Avenger Street 160 will help you do that. The cruiser among all the naked street bikes carries a charm of its own. Bajaj Avenger Street 160 is priced at Rs 83,250 ex-showroom which replaced the 180cc Avenger in Bajaj’s lineup.

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The 2-valve engine develops 14.8bhp and 13.5Nm of twisting force. This engine is a BS4 unit and comes paired to a 5-speed gearbox. Highway performance might not be too great but will cater to the needs for a budget highway tourer.

Best bikes under 90000 – Honda X-Blade 160 – Rs 88,680

At last, we have Honda X-Blade 160 which is priced at Rs 88,680 ex-showroom. The bike comes with a single-channel ABS for safer braking. X-Blade is equipped with 163cc engine which is derived from the Hornet 160R albeit in the detuned state. The most interesting feature of X-Blade is its robotic styled LED headlight and muscular fuel tank.

Honda X-Blade

Powering the X-Blade is a single-cylinder air-cooled 162.7cc engine with a 2-valve head. This powerplant churns out 13.93bhp and 13.9Nm torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and offers linear power delivery with 40-45 kmpl fuel economy. There is a fully digital instrument cluster with a gear-position indicator.

Also Read: Latest Honda bikes price list

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