The performance bike segment is emerging to be one of the fastest growing segments in the Indian two wheeler market. Motorcycle manufacturers are looking at not just high mileage commuter bikes but also powerful motorcycles that deliver sporty performance.
Performance bikes in India are powered by engines ranging from 150cc to 250cc. They are styled very differently when compared to conventional bikes. Manufacturers are now looking at the urban rich who like prefer the thrill of riding a performance bike. Here is a look at some of the best selling performance bikes in India.
Kawasaki Ninja 250R
The Kawasaki Ninja 250R has been one of the most sought after performance bikes in India. Its racing pedigree and superb handling make it a favorite among bike lovers. The Kawasaki Ninja 250R's power figures are 32.5bhp of power and 22Nm of torque.
Price: Rs. 2,69,000 (New Delhi ex-showroom)
Honda CBR 250R
The CBR 250R is Honda's entry level performance bike in India. It offers riders a feel of Honda's super bikes but at an affordable price. The CBR 250R's 250cc engine delivers maximum power of 25bhp and the peak torque is 22.9Nm.
Price: Rs. 1,48,113 (New Delhi ex-showroom)
KTM Duke 200
The KTM Duke 200 launched earlier this year is the latest performance motorcycle in India. The KTM Duke 200 is built by Bajaj Auto and is powered by liquid-cooled 199cc 4-valve DOHC fuel-injected single cylinder engine that makes 25bhp and 19Nm torque.
Price: Rs.1,17,500 (New Delhi ex-showroom)
Yamaha YZF R15
The Yamaha R15 is another performance bike that introduced regular bike riders the pleasure of riding a powerful bike that has been developed considering the race track in mind. Yamaha has launched the new generation R15 in the form of the YZF R15. The R15's 150cc engine is capable of delivering 15bhp and 17Nm of torque.
Price: Rs.1,10,000 (New Delhi ex-showroom)
Hero Karizma ZMR
The Hero Karizma is probably the first modern performance motorcycle built in India. It is powered by a 150cc engine that generates a peak power of 17bhp and the torque output is 18.35Nm.
Price: Rs. 98,500 (New Delhi ex-showroom)
Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
Bajaj has launched the Pulsar 200 NS at a slightly lower price when compared with the KTM Duke 200. The new Pulsar is powered by the same engine as the KTM Duke 200 but it has been tuned to deliver 23bhp and 18.3Nm
Price: Rs.84,000 (New Delhi ex-showroom)