In the last ten years, the sales of superbikes in India has received a dramatic increase. The category which was restricted only with a couple of liter class super sport motorcycles, has now received a whole variety of motorcycles across all kinds of segments, including that in middleweight space.
Following is a list of 10 best used superbikes, which were quite popular when they were new, and are now commanding even bigger demand in the used superbike market:
There is a good reason why the Suzuki Hayabusa is immensely popular in the Indian circuit of superbikes. The cult status of being one of the fastest production motorcycles ever made, the intimidating to look yet comfortable to ride and the undoubtable and bullet-proof Japanese reliability it comes with makes the Suzuki Hayabusa a no-brainers choice. The second generation model of the Hayabusa is still in a good demand and used to come with a smooth and refined inline-four 1340cc engine, which is good enough to make 200 PS of maximum power.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
The liter class super sport motorcycles in India are not too easy to both ride and maintain, majorly due to the adverse road conditions here. And for those who have access to good roads, are particularly set back by the impractical nature of such motorcycles. However, for those who still love super sports despite their adversities in Indian conditions, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R makes a strong case for itself. It is one of the most reasonably priced liter class super sports in India – in both new and used bike markets, and packs in an incredible 999cc inline four engine good enough for 200 PS+ power output.
Ducati 899 Panigale
The Ducati 899 Panigale has been replaced by its evolved form, the Panigale V2. However, for those who want the quintessential Italian flair and emotive feel on two wheels, the Ducati 899 Panigale is one great priced possession to have. This beautiful looking supersport isn’t as reliable and easy to maintain as a Japanese motorcycle. However, for the attention to design and uncompromised performance from its liquid cooled, L-twin, 899cc engine, the Ducati 899 Panigale still commands a high demand in the used superbike market.
The Kawasaki Z900 had huge shoes to fill, considering the fact that its predecessor motorcycle, the Z800, was still recording in good numbers for Kawasaki in India. However, Kawasaki hit the right spot by giving an upgraded motorcycle in terms of features and performance, and that too at a very small increment in its price. The inline four 948cc engine of the Z900 is undoubtedly one of the most usable superbike engines out there. The Kawasaki Z900 has hit the used superbikes market, where it is priced even lower, if not too low. However, for the decent suite of electronics and the usable 125 PS inline four engine, the Z900 surely should be on the radar of naked roadster lovers.
Triumph Tiger 800 XC
There is no other adventure motorcycle in the country which has got as much love as the Triumph Tiger. Since its launch, the Tiger has been one of the highest selling models from Triumph in India. Out of all the versions of the motorcycle sold on Indian soil, the Triumph Tiger 800 XC was the most popular one till date. The middle-weight Triumph Tiger 800 XC used to come with an inline three 799cc engine capable of making 95 PS of power. The motorcycle is equipped with enough riding aids and a supremely capable chassis to make you keep going no matter how bad the tarmac gets on.
Triumph Daytona 675R
Another Triumph motorcycle which has a very low depreciating rate in the used superbike market is the Daytona 675R. With its edgy styling and performance, the Triumph Daytona 675R has been one of the most aggressive and powerful middleweight motorcycle ever sold officially in India. The Triumph Daytona 675R was the more premium and powerful variant over the standard Daytona 675, with a slew of electronic riding aids and premium kit on offer. The engine which used to power the motorcycle was an inline three 675cc engine which was capable of making 128 PS of maximum power.
Harley Davidson Iron 883
Harley Davidson is one premium motorcycle brand which has remained aspirational in all these years for both new and old age riders. There are many enthusiasts who aspire to own a motorcycle from this American brand, but however, are let down by their high asking prices. The entry level Harley Davidson Iron 883 is one perfect option in the used bike market, which is one of the most affordable models from its lineup. The old-school styling and decent performance from the 883cc V-twin engine, which is good enough to make 70 Nm of torque. The affordable price of the Iron 883 is the reason why one can find plenty of options of the motorcycle in the used superbike market.
Honda CBR 650R
Previously known as the CBR 650F, the Honda CBR 650R is one perfect motorcycle for those who want the experience of ownership of a fully faired Japanese inline four motorcycle at an affordable price point. The Honda CBR 650R, with the incredibly smooth and powerful 649cc inline four engine, makes 87 PS of power, which is good enough for both amateur and professional superbike riders. Adding to it, the factor of reliability and low after sales service costs make sure that the Honda CBR 650R ranks high in ease of ownership, something which is the top most priority of all the buyers in used superbike market.
Kawasaki Ninja 650
Being the first middleweight motorcycle to officially go on sale in the Indian market, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is one great option for those who are looking to upgrade from a quarter liter motorcycle to a bigger one in the used bike market. In all these years, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 has remained more or less under the skin, with a 649cc parallel-twin 69 PS engine on offer. However, the motorcycle has received quite a few number of facelifts in all these years, which still makes it very relevant motorcycle to buy. Thanks to its long presence in India, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is easily available in the used bike market at affordable prices.
Benelli TNT 600i
While the Honda now owns the title of offering the most affordable inline four motorcycle in India, it previously was owned by this – the Benelli TNT 600i. The affordable price tag, in addition to a great sounding inline four engine which was capable of producing 85 PS of maximum power, made the Benelli TNT 600i quite a popular option among those who wanted to be noticed on the road. The raspy exhaust note was equally matched by its muscular design, which still commands attention as well as demand in the used superbike market.
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