Are you a fan of fast-running sports bikes? Check out the complete details of top 10 sports bikes available in India.
There is no doubt regarding the fact that Indian motorcycling enthusiasts are fans of fully faired motorcycles. The reason is simple – there is no other motorcycle which possesses visual mass and road presence as a fully faired sport motorcycle. Though they are pricey to buy and maintain, they do offer riding thrills at faster speeds like no other motorcycle.
Thankfully, India now has a range of fully faired sport bikes on offer. And here, we discuss top 10 sport bikes in India, which offer a great blend of style, performance and riding dynamics:
Kawasaki Ninja H2R
Currently the most bonkers motorcycle available in the country, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R is the track oriented version of the standard Ninja H2. The Kawasaki Ninja H2R comes with special aerodynamic designed mirror coated bodywork and is the only motorcycle in the world currently to feature a supercharger for its engine. The motorcycle also features premium components like fully adjustable Ohlins suspension and a full titanium exhaust.
|Name||Kawasaki Ninja H2R|
|Engine||4-stroke, liquid cooled, inline four, 998cc|
|Maximum power||310 PS @ 14,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||165 Nm @ 12,500 rpm|
|Price||Rs. 79.90 lakh|
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Ducati Panigale V4
Ducati has relaunched the flagship version of its supersport motorcycle sub-brand, Panigale V4 in BS6 avatar. This Italian supersport is being offered in two different variants – V4 and V4S. The V4S variant, in addition, comes with Ohlins sourced suspension and steering damper, Marchesini forged aluminium wheels, racing style handgrips, lithium-ion battery and black colored front mudguard.
|Name||Ducati Panigale V4|
|Engine||4-stroke, liquid cooled, 90-degree V4, 1103cc|
|Maximum power||217 PS @ 13,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||124 Nm @ 9,500 rpm|
|Price||Rs. 23.5 lakh (V4) / Rs. 28.4 lakh (V4S)|
The BMW S1000RR has always been known as one of the best liter class super sports in the world. In its latest generation model, it is being offered in three different variants – Standard, Pro and Pro M-Sport. All these variants differ on the basis of electronic riding aids. However, all of these variants are powered by the same engine.
|Engine||4-stroke, water/oil cooled, inline four, 999cc|
|Maximum power||210 PS @ 13,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||113 Nm @ 11,000 rpm|
|Price||Rs. 19.5 lakh (Standard) / Rs. 21.4 lakh (Pro) / Rs. 23.75 lakh (Pro M-Sport)|
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The highest selling super sport motorcycle in the country, the Suzuki Haybusa has entered in its third generation. In this latest version too, the motorcycle retains the large and bulbous stance of its predecessors, albeit with addition of modern bits like all LED lighting, revised instrument console, retuned engine and additional electronic riding aids like 6-axis IMU, power mode selector, anti-lift control system, bi-directional quick-shifter and traction control.
|Engine||4-stroke, liquid cooled, inline four, 1340cc|
|Maximum power||190 PS @ 9,700 rpm|
|Maximum torque||150 Nm @ 7,000 rpm|
|Price||Rs. 16.4 lakh|
The latest version of the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade might have seen an astronomical bump in its price as compared to the erstwhile version. However, the new version comes with a host of new generation electronic riding aids such as three power modes, nine-level traction control, 6-axis IMU, wheelie control, launch control and cornering ABS.
|Engine||4-stroke, liquid cooled, inline four, 1000cc|
|Maximum power||218 PS @ 14,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||113 Nm @ 12,500 rpm|
|Price||Rs. 33 lakh (STD) / Rs. 37 lakh (SP)|
Ducati Panigale V2
For those who want Ducati’s prowess in super sport motorcycling but find the Panigale V4 to be a much more intimidating and expensive, Ducati offers a smaller package in the form Panigale V2. The Ducati Panigale V2 is positioned in the upper end of the middleweight category, with design inspired from the bigger Panigale, but with a smaller two-cylinder engine and a shorter electronic riding aids list.
|Name||Ducati Panigale V2|
|Engine||4-stroke, liquid cooled, L-Twin, 9550cc|
|Maximum power||157 PS @ 10,750 rpm|
|Maximum torque||104 Nm @ 9,000 rpm|
|Price||Rs. 17.49 lakh|
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
The latest BS6 iteration of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is currently the most affordable super sport motorcycle in the country. It offers a great value for money proposition, by offering a liter class inline four engine and a whole suite of electronic riding aids, including four different riding modes and Bluetooth connectivity in the all new TFT instrument console.
|Name||Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R|
|Engine||4-stroke, liquid cooled, inline four, 998cc|
|Maximum power||203 PS @ 13,200 rpm (213 PS with ram air intake)|
|Maximum torque||115 Nm @ 11,400 rpm|
|Price||Rs. 14.99 lakh|
Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX
The Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX might not be an outright aggressive super sport as other motorcycles mentioned above. Instead, it offers a more relaxed riding experience, with more comfortable ergonomics, more usable bottom end and midrange and better pillion comfort. The Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX sources a power from a completely different engine as compared to Ninja ZX-10R, and gets decently long equipment list for a premium motorcycle.
|Name||Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX|
|Engine||4-stroke, liquid cooled, inline four, 1043cc|
|Maximum power||142 PS @ 10,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||111 Nm @ 8,000 rpm|
|Price||Rs. 11.29 lakh|
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The Honda CBR650R is currently the most affordable fully faired inline four riding experience one can buy on two wheels. This middleweight Japanese motorcycle might have become tad more expensive in BS6 transition, but it continues to be a reliable and comfortable sport tourer, with relaxed ergonomics and refined and torquey engine. The motorcycle comes with decent features like all LED lights, slipper clutch and torque control.
|Engine||4-stroke, liquid cooled, inline four, 648.72cc|
|Maximum power||87 PS @ 12,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||57.5 Nm @ 8,500 rpm|
|Price||Rs. 8.89 lakh|
Kawasaki Ninja 650
The Kawasaki Ninja 650 holds the position of the most affordable fully faired middleweight motorcycle, and has been the top favorite for those who want to upgrade from a quarter liter or smaller motorcycle, thanks to its relatively affordable pricing. The Kawasaki Ninja 650 is here in India since almost a decade, and now is a much more contemporary package with LED lights, full TFT instrument console and more.
|Name||Kawasaki Ninja 650|
|Engine||4-stroke, liquid cooled, parallel twin, 649cc|
|Maximum power||68 PS @ 8,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||64 Nm @ 6,700 rpm|
|Price||Rs. 6.54 lakh|