The sports bikes are renowned for the high speed they can achieve, thanks to their super powerful engine. No doubt sports bikes are expensive but the thrill of riding a sports bike is worth paying the hefty amount.
The sports bikes are classified broadly into 3 categories that are lightweight, middleweight and the heavyweight category. The bikes whose engines are up to 500 cc capacity comes under the lightweight category. Next, comes the middleweight category, which comprises of the bikes that have 600 cc to 750 cc engines. Lastly, bikes with the engine capacity of 1000 cc or more, are placed under the superbike category also known as litre class bikes. The superbikes are usually meant for track racing and for also speed hungry individual.
In recent years, the sales of sports bikes in India have soared. The passion for riding a sports bike in India is touching new heights.
List of Top 10 Sports Bikes in India
1. Kawasaki Ninja H2
Kawasaki, major automobile manufacture sent shockwaves in the sports bike world with their Ninja H2R that shattered the world record for the fastest speed achieved on a bike. The superbike falls in the supercharged Supersports category owing to its supercharger that delivers a massive 326 PS of power.
The Ninja H2R crowed itself as the king of superbike by achieving an unbelievable speed of 400km/hr. But the bike was not street legal, so it can’t be run on normal roads. So, in addition to the race only bike, Kawasaki introduced their less powerful Kawasaki Ninja H2 which is a street-legal superbike. The Ninja H2 too falls in the supercharged super sports category. The bike is one of the fastest street-legal production motorcycles in the world right now.
The bike is powered by 998cc, liquid cooled supercharged 4-cylinder engine that churns out a monstrous 197 bhp of power at 11000RPM. The superbike has a trellis high- tensile frame with a swing-arm mounting frame with a rear gas charged shock absorbers. The bike can achieve a top speed of 350km/hr plus.
2. BMW S 1000RR
The German bikemaker has made an impact in the world of litre class bikes with its BMW S 1000RR model. Despite having not much experience in manufacturing litre class bikes, the company has surpassed other manufacturer in terms of power and the ride quality the S 1000RR delivers. Although the engine is not supercharged like the Ninja H2 still the bike manages to give a tough competition to its rival with its oil cooled, 999cc, 4-cylinder engine which adheres to the new BS4 emission norms. The superbike delivers 199bhp of power at 13500 RPM which gives the rider confidence to reach speeds above 300kmhr.
3. Ducati Panigale V4
The Italian bike manufacturer has made hearts of bike enthusiasts skip a beat with its flagship bike Ducati Panigale V4. The bike delivers a monstrous 211bhp of power at 13000RPM. The suspension of the bike is fully adjustable with Showa suspension at the front and Sachs suspension at the rear. The engine of the bike is mated with the 6-speed gearbox which is quite refined in the category. The newly designed frame of the Panigale V4 has helped to keep the weight under 200 kg which means the bike has a good power to weight ratio. The Italian beauty can go up to 300km/hr.
4. Suzuki Hayabusa
Suzuki Hayabusa a.k.a Dhoom bike needs no introduction to the Indian youth. The mere name of the bike is enough to instill a sense of excitement in the hearts of Indian bikers. But the fact that the Hayabusa lacks high- tech features like traction control, launch control, traction control makes it less attractive to buy. The Japanese bike is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and has an engine that generates 197bhp power and a peak torque of 155Nm. The bike weighs around 266kg, despite that the machine can reach a speed up to 300km/hr.
5. Aprilia RSV4 RF
The Italian bike, Aprilia RSV4 caught everyone’s attention when it was unveiled at the auto expo 2018. Aprilia RSV4 comes loaded with advanced features like electronic-engine management system, launch control, wheelie control, which makes even more attractive. The bike gets a 999cc liquid cooled v4 engine that churns out monstrous 198 bhp of power and a peak torque of 115NM. The bike can achieve a top speed of 300km/hr.
6. MV Agusta F4 RR
There are a lot of entry level sports bikes which even not so experienced rider can handle but the MV Agusta F4RR is certainly not of them. If you are an experienced speed maniac, then this bike would certainly quench your thirst for speed and just pure thrill. The bike is powered by 998cc inline 4- cylinder engine that generates a maddening 201bhp of power at 13600RPM. The Agusta F4RR is basically a racing monster disguised as a street bike.
7. Suzuki GSX-R 1000
The Suzuki GSX-R 1000 is one of the best sports bikes India. The GSX-R 1000 is one of the most powerful bikes in the GSX series lineup. The bike’s engine churns out heart thumping 202 bhp of power that empowers the machine to clock blinding speed of 300kmhr. The bike comes with a lot of advanced features like motion track brake system, radial mount calipers, variable valve timing, Showa suspension, Brembo discs which makes it even more attractive superbike. In fact it is one of the best sports bike in India.
8. Honda CBR 1000 RR
The Honda CBR 1000RR also known as the Fireblade is known for its sleek design and a compact faring. This is the flagship model of the Honda that is the seventh generation of the CBR series that comes with 9- level adjustable traction system, slipper clutch and an Ohlin smart EC cushioning. This is the Honda’s flagship sports bike in the country that churns out 186bhp of power that comes from its 999cc liquid cooled in-line four-cylinder engine. It is the best sports bike in India under 20 lacs.
9. Ducati Diavel
The Ducati Diavel named after devil that sports a unique look whose admiration is subjective. The diavel is an infusion of a sports bike and a modern-day cruiser, the best of both categories. The bikes come with three different riding modes which are sports, touring, urban. The engine can churn a peak power of 150bhp and 123Nm of torque. The bike is perfect for those who love to go on long weekend rides without giving pain in the ass.
10. Yamaha YZR1
The Yamaha YZR1 resembles a lot like its track specialist brother YZR-M1. The YZR1 has the blood of MotoGP, a cross-plane engine, a short wheelbase and high -tech electronics that will take your riding experience to a whole new level. The bike doesn’t shy away from flaunting its blinding top speed just with a twist to the wrist. The bike’s engine makes out an impressive 200bhp of power despite heavy. The bike is priced around 18 lacs which makes it an attractive option to buy.
Sports bike in India are selling like hot cakes, the market for sports bike on the online platform will grow in the years to come.