ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) is considered as one of the best safety features available in the motoring industry. It ensures that bike does not skid while harsh braking. From the available manufacturers in the Indian market, a few are offering this advanced safety fitment as standard or as optional in their entry-level performance motorcycles. Starting from 2018, the government of India has mandated ABS as a must have a safety feature in all the two-wheelers. As a part of safe riding, one must choose ABS fitted motorbike and to help for the same, have a look at this post which shares brief details of ABS-equipped motorcycles under INR 2.5 Lakh in India.

ABS Equipped Motorcycles

ABS Equipped Motorcycles

Model Name Ex-Showroom Price
Honda CBR 250R INR 1,64,143
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 INR 1,35,795
Bajaj Dominar 400 INR 1,56,270
2017 KTM RC 390 INR 2,35,735
KTM 390 Duke INR 2,38,944

Honda CBR250R

Honda CBR250R

Honda CBR250R which was initially launched in 2011, was the most-sought motorcycle in the sports touring quarter litre segment. But during emission norms transition from BSIII to BSIV, the company temporary stopped the production of the bike as it was not compliant with the more stringent emission norms. It makes the folks believe that the Indian market will finally see the emergence of the CBR300R as a replacement. But Honda CBR250R made a comeback in 2018 model year version. It comes packed with the dual channel ABS as an optional extra. The pricing for the CBR250R ABS variant is pretty higher than the standard CBR250R with a premium of over INR 29,500.

Bajaj Pulsar RS200

The next and the second one in the queue is the Pulsar RS 200 from the Bajaj stable, India’s fourth largest motorcycle manufacturer. It is a whole and sole fully-fairing motorcycle in the offered product portfolio by the giant motorcycle maker. For a reminisce, the company has recently updated this sports runner for the impending BS-IV emission norms on 1st April 2017.

Bajaj Pulsar RS200

Bajaj Pulsar RS200 ABS

Bajaj Dominar 400

The flagship sports cruiser from Bajaj in the 400cc segment, the Dominar 400 is the following product in this run. Recently launched motorcycle received a warm welcome from the audience as it overtook the segment leader Royal Enfield in terms of monthly sales in February 2017. Embellished with an all-LED headlamp, the Dominar 400 gets a slipper clutch and a two-channel ABS fitment as an optional extra for which you have to pay an additional amount of Rs 14,000.

Bajaj Dominar 400

Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS

The Dominar 400 is powered by a 373.3cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected single that pumps out a healthy power of 35PS at 8000 rpm along with 35Nm of torque at 6500rpm. The powerful mill comes mated to a six-speed gearbox which helps in attaining 0-100km/h in 8.23 seconds. In order to stop this machine, Bajaj has equipped this beast with a large 320mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc, which are in integration with dual-channel ABS. with all these features, the Dominar 400 is guaranteed a great value-for-money motorcycle in this sub-500cc motorcycle segment.

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2017 KTM RC 390

KTM RC390, a range-topping model in offered RC range in India by the Indo-Austrian manufacturer, KTM. Early this year, the manufacturer has updated this RC390 trim with an array of updates including BS-IV compliant engine and an Auto Headlamp feature. Other noteworthy changes are a ride-by-wire technology that ensures smooth throttle response, adjustable brakes and clutch levers and an all-new EVAP system that prevents vaporized fuel loss. Tagged with a price sticker of INR 2,35,735 ex, showroom, Delhi, it is a preferable sports bike equipped with ABS under INR 2.5 lakh category.

2017 KTM RC 390

2017 KTM RC 390 ABS

On powering front, it is equipped with same old 373.3cc, liquid-cooled engine of the previous model. The motor churns out a maximum power of 43.5PS along with 36Nm torque through the mated 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. The powerful disc brakes are integrated with the dual channel ABS which offers braking confidence to the rider not only at corners but also in an emergency braking situation.

KTM 390 Duke

The last and the final in this ABS-equipped bikes under Rs. 2.5 lakh is the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. The naked monster is a value for money bike as it is equipped with several top-level components which also consists a different ABS system which comes with a supermoto model along with the ABS-Off option. With this new supermoto mode, you can turn off ABS in the rear wheel to get off-road and supermoto style riding.

KTM 390 Duke

KTM 390 Duke ABS

It is really noticeable that various bike makers are still not offering ABS on their entry-level performance bikes. While, it could help them to offer the bikes at a competitive price, and they could offer ABS as an option. Hopefully, these all scenarios would change from next year, as it will become mandatory in legislation to provide ABS that will make the manufacturers move towards more proactive safety.

TVS Apache RR 310

Launched in December 2017, TVS Apache 310 is the only fully faired sports bike from TVS Motors. The company introduced this flagship in order to celebrate TVS Racing’s 35 years journey. Priced at INR 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom), the Apache RR 310 is an astonishing product in the super-premium motorcycle segment. In the segment, the motorcycle goes against the KTM RC 390. The Apache RR 310 draws propelling power from 313cc, liquid and oil-cooled single-cylinder engine that is a shared unit from BMW G310R. The mill is rated to churn out 34PS and 27.5Nm via a mated six-speed gearbox. In order to control this beast, along with the availability of disc brakes at both wheels, the company armed it with a dual channel ABS. it not only stops the bike but also ends up the risk of skid while harsh braking.