Attributed to muscular looks, sporty stance and high performance, the premium bike segment in India is growing at a fast pace. Driven by meaty engines, these robust bikes develop towering power and torque output that put them apart from the lower displacing bikes. With an influx of new models and renowned nameplates making inroads into the Indian market, there has been a rise in the high-end motorcycles that combine the best of both the worlds-mean looks and power-packed performance. Keeping in mind both the attributes, here’s a list of top five most powerful bikes in India, have a look.
1. Ducati Panigale R: 1198cc – 202bhp
Revered for its Superbike traits, the bike is one of the most known nameplates from the Italian bikemaker’s clan. Some more trivia about the motorcycle reveals that it was developed to homologate Ducati’s World Superbike race machine. In fact, it is referred as one of the most track-focused bikes ever built by Ducati. Powered by the 1,198cc, liquid-cooled twin cylinder engine good for maximum power of 202bhp and 136Nm of torque, it gets a six-speed gearbox for transmitting power to wheels. Suspending the bike is the manual Ohlins set up and a steering damper. And the tech on the prowess comprises of ABS, traction control and riding modes. Packed with a high-capacity engine, supported by advanced tech, the model is claimed to touch top speed of 300kmph.
Price- INR 50,37,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi NCR)
2. Kawasaki ZX-14R: 998cc – 197bhp
The muscular bike received design and mechanical updates lately. Changes made to the bike were in tandem with the WSBK model which includes a host of aerodynamic and electronic elements. In terms of electronic, the bike now comes with Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit, new Sport Kawasaki Traction control system, quick shifter, Kawsaki Engine Brake Control and launch control among several others. As for the mechanics, it sources power from the 998cc, liquid-cooled, in-line, four-cylinder engine good for 197bhp of power and 113Nm of torque. Paired to a six-speed gearbox, it propels to 100kmph from zilch within 3 seconds.
Price-INR 17,66,000 (ex-showroom price)
3. Suzuki Hayabusa: 1340cc – 197bhp
Suzuki’s large bike, gained traction in India, despite lagging in up-to-date tech and features such as traction control, advanced suspension system and electronic assist. While it carries a lofty price tag, the bike is a known name among the performance enthusiasts. What makes it special is its raw power and performance skills that give riders a gush of energy. Carrying a 1340cc, liquid-cooled, in-line, four-cylinder engine, the bike offers maximum power of 197bhp and peak torque of 155Nm. The engine is supported by a 6-speed gearbox and is claimed to achieve top speed of 299kmph.
Price-INR 13, 88, 329 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
4. Aprilia RSV4 RF: 999cc – 198bhp
Outpacing China in the recent quarter (in terms of sales), India emerged the largest two-wheeler market globally. The rising demand for lucrative commuters and high-end bikes is a testimony to the above statement. This also shows why manufacturers from across the globe are investing in India. One of the globally known brands that made inroads in India, Aprilia offers a range of bikes and scooters in its India portfolio. The RSV4 RF with a 999cc, liquid-cooled V4 unit climbed up the popularity chart as soon as it was launched here. With a top power of 198bhp and 115Nm of torque, it gets a 6-speed transmission and is claimed to touch top speed of 300kmph. Additionally, it packs a host of electronics like Ohlins fork, full ride-by-wire, Aprilia Performance Ride Control, Aprilia Quick Shift, Aprilia Launch Control, Aprilia Wheelie Control, electronic-engine management etc.
Price-INR 26,83,560 (ex-showroom price)
5. MV Agusta F4 RR: 998cc – 198bhp
Attributed to power-packed performance and impressive styling, the MV Agusta F4 RR is built from lightweight Chromium Molybdenum that helps keep the dry weight low, around 190kg. On the mechanical front, the prowess makes use of a high-displacing 998cc liquid-cooled, in-line, four-cylinder engine tuned to develop 198bhp and 114Nm of torque. As for the transmission, a six-speed gearbox is used for channelizing power to the wheels. This meaty bike also gets a handful of electronics such as power adjustable Ohlins suspension set up and an array of other fitments.
Price- INR 35,71,000 (ex-showroom, Pune)