1 . KTM 390 Duke
Street | 373.2 CC
Most people prefer performance which matches or exceeds the looks of their motorcycle, and the KTM 390 Duke has loads of both, making it rank high on our list of best 300cc bikes.
The motorcycle offers performance capable of putting a few sports bikes to shame and especially at this price tag, is worth every penny. The KTM 390 Duke is powered by a 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which produces 43bhp and 37Nm, with transmission duties being handles by a 6-speed gearbox.
The Duke 390 is a capable machine, both on the highway and in the city. It’s brisk acceleration, and outburst of power, combined with a low weight requires strong reflexes to handle it, making it perfect for those who love performance.
2 . Yamaha YZF R3
Sports | 321 CC
Yamaha YZF-R3 is one of the best premium motorcycles in Indian two-wheeler market. The YZF-R3 is a good upgrade for those who are looking for a pure premium performance motorcycle. It is a very good performer on road as well as on race track. Yamaha YZF-R3 rivals the Ninja 300 and the KTM RC390 in the Indian supersport segment. The motorcycle is powered by a 321cc twin-cylinder engine that produces 41.4bhp of power and 29.6Nm of torque.
3 . BMW G 310 R
Street | 313 CC
The BMW G 310 R is the new kid in the block in the 300cc performance bike segment. The G 310 R features an aggressive design language with muscular tank and sleek tail design. The BMW G 310 R draws power from a 313cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 33bhp and 28Nm of torque. The bike is equipped with USD forks up front and monoshock suspension at the rear. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes at both the ends with ABS.
4 . TVS Apache RR310
Sports | 312.2 CC
The Apache RR310 is the first fully faired motorcycle from TVS. The Apache RR 310 is based on the BMW G 310 R and it is also co-developed by TVS Racing riders. The Apache RR 310 features an aggressive design and comes loaded with premium features. The motorcycle is a track-focused machine and also a sports tourer due to its comfortable riding posture.
The TVS Apache RR 310 draws power from a 312.2cc reverse inclines, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine churning out 33.5bhp and 27.3Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Apache RR 310 can sprint from 0-60km/h in just 2.93 seconds before topping out at 160km/h.
5 . Honda CB300R
Street | 286.01 CC
The Honda CB300R is the first 300cc product from the Japanese motorcycle brand. It features a neo-retro design and slots in the highly competitive motorcycle segment in the Indian market. The CB300R sports a neat and classy design, retro-style circular LED headlamps and a muscular fuel tank. The Honda CB300R is also the lightest motorcycle in the 300cc segment, weighing in at just 143kg and a max power output of 31.4bhp.
6 . Mahindra Mojo XT300
Street | 295 CC
Mojo is the flagship motorcycle that is currently sold by Mahindra in India. It is equipped with some premium components like Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres, USD front forks and a digital instrument console. Powering the Mojo is a 294.72 cc engine that delivers 26.82bhp and 30Nm of torque. Mahindra claims that Mojo is the most comfortable tourer in its segment in India. Mahindra Mojo competes with the Royal Enfield Himalayan, which is also designed to tackle rough terrains.
7 . Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350
Cruisers | 346 CC
The Thunderbird 350 is a smaller displacement version of the Thunderbird 500, featuring LED tail lamps, projector headlamp, forward slung foot pegs, and a wider, taller handlebar for a relaxed riding posture.
The Thunderbird 350 is powered by a 346cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 19.8bhp and 28Nm of peak torque, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. Disc brakes at both ends take care of braking duties, and the fueling system remains a carburettor.