1 . Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
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The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is one of the best-selling Royal Enfield models, and is completely set up for touring. The motorcycle features features forward slung foot pegs, a wider and taller handlebar for a relaxed riding posture, LED tail lamps, LED DRLs, projector headlamps, and disc brakes at both ends.
The Thunderbird 500 has a manly appearance to it and is powered by a fuel injected, 499cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine which produces 27bhp and 41Nm, and drives the rear wheel via a 5-speed gearbox.
2 . KTM 390 Duke
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Most men prefer performance match or exceed the looks of their motorcycle, and the KTM 390 Duke has loads of both, making it rank high on our list of best bikes for men. 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 44bhp and 35Nm, 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 men who love performance.
3 . Bajaj Dominar 400
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The Bajaj Dominar is the fastest, most powerful and most expensive Bajaj yet. The 373cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine powering the Dominar is based on the same platform as the Duke 390, but is tuned for touring instead of out right performance.
This has seen it’s power and torque figures drop down to 34.5bhp and 35Nm, but that doesn’t make it a slouch, as it can go on to touch nearly 150km/h. At this price point, the Bajaj Dominar possesses characteristics which challenge most bikes even a segment above it. The Dominar looks good, performs well, is very reliable and powerful. The trump card of the Bajaj Dominar 400 of course is its price tag.
4 . Yamaha YZF-R3
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Yamaha YZF-R3 is one of the best low-capacity performance motorcycles in the premium motorcycles in the Indian two-wheeler market. The Yamaha R3 is one of the few motorcycles out there which can perfectly balance road performance and racetrack performance, feeling equally at home in both the situations.
The 321cc engine powering the Yamaha YZF-R3 is definitely its trump card. Thought it produces 41.4bhp and 29.6Nm, this twin-cylinder engine is not about numbers, but is all about character. The way this engine performs and delivers its power is something that really needs to be felt.
5 . TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
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The TVS Apache has ever since its launch, been known for its performance pedigree. The motorcycle has won rallies and circuit races too, showing its capabilities. The RTR 200 4V is the latest and most powerful Apache yet, pushing the Apache’s performance to new levels.
The RTR 200 features a new design which sets it apart from its siblings and is priced competitively. The TVS motorcycle is powered by a 197.7cc, single-cylinder air and oil-cooled engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox that produces 20.7bhp and 18Nm of torque.
6 . Honda CBR650F
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The Honda CBR650F is a mid-weight motorcycle powered by a 648cc, liquid-cooled engine producing 85.28bhp and 62.9Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and goes from 0-100km/h in 3.96 seconds and onto a top speed of 222km/h. The CBR650F has undergone a 2017 year face-lift and would soon be updated in the Indian market too.
The Honda CBR650F is perfect for an upgrade from the 300cc segment, especially for those interested in long-distance touring.
7 . Kawasaki Z800
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The Kawasaki Z800 is a performance street bike from the Japanese bike manufacturer. It is powered by a 806cc, inline-4 cylinder engine producing 111.3bhp and 83Nm. 0-100km/h is done with, in 3.5 seconds and it will go on to touch a top speed of 233km/h.
The Z800 rivals the Ducati Monster 821 and Benelli TNT 899 in the Indian market, however the one area where the Kawasaki Z800 obliterates the competition is its mean looks and design. The design language of the Kawasaki Z800 is on another level altogether, and has left the competition in its wake.
8 . Harley Davidson Street 750
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The Harley-Davidson Street 750 is the entry-level motorcycle on sale in India under the Harley-Davidson portfolio. It does have typical Harley-Davidson characteristics, but is tuned more to handle the traffic and streets of India. It is an India specific model, making it very special and also, the best-selling Harley in India.
The Harley-Davidson Street 750 is powered by a liquid-cooled, 749cc, V-Twin engine which produces 47bhp and 59Nm, transmitting the power to the rear wheel through a 6-speed gearbox.
9 . Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
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The Triumph Tiger is a proper british thoroughbred adventure motorcycle, with great off-road capabilities. The bike is available in many variants and this variant is equipped more to go off road and go longer distance in comfort. Although it is made to be out in the wild for days on end, it features comforts like, heated seats and grips, height adjustable windscreen, adjustable suspension and a few other safety features like ABS and traction control.
Powered by a liquid-cooled, 800cc, three-cylinder engine with an output of 94bhp and 74Nm. The power is put down to the big on-off-road tyres through a 6-speed gearbox, with different riding modes and a plethora of electronics to play around with, the Triumph Tiger 800 XRx is a brilliant motorcycle for you, if you intend on going for long adventures.
10 . Suzuki Hayabusa
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The Suzuki Hayabusa is probably the most well-known motorcycle of all time, not just by enthusiasts, but also by the lay person. The main reason for its popularity is, its raw power and performance. It is powered by a 1340cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine which produces 197bhp and 155Nm, enough to make it cross 300km/h.
The Hayabusa has been around since 1999, and nearly two decades on, the Hayabusa has become a legend and seems far from letting go of its legendary status despite its age.