1 . KTM 390 Duke
Street | 373.2 CC
The KTM 390 Duke managed to raise the performance and value for money bar high up, and has maintained it. The KTM 390 Duke offers performance that put most four-cylinder bikes in this category to shame, and holds the crown as the fastest street bike in India.
The KTM 390 Duke is powered by a 373cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that makes 44bhp and 35Nm of torque, with the help of a 6-speed gearbox. The Duke 390 is the perfect motorcycle for tall riders and can be ridden in the city for daily commute and on long highway trips.
2 . Mahindra Mojo XT300
Street | 295 CC
The Mahindra Mojo had undergone extensive research and testing before the motorcycle was launched. The Mojo is offered with a 21-litre fuel tank that suits its touring purpose, along with upside down front forks, disc brakes at both ends, and a host of accessories to spec up the Mojo.
The Mojo is Mahindra’s flagship offering and is powered by a 295cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that makes 26.4bhp and 30Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
3 . Royal Enfield Himalayan
Street | 411 CC
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is the company’s first take on an adventure model, with long travel suspension, and other essentials that would allow the bike to be ridden on and off the road. The Royal Enfield Himalayan is built on an all-new platform and gets a new engine as well.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by a new 411cc, single-cylinder oil and air-cooled engine that makes 24.5bhp and 32Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Himalayan also features disc brakes at both ends, along with a 21-inch front wheel, and a 17-inch rear tyre.
4 . Bajaj Dominar 400
Cruisers | 373.3 CC
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is a modern sports cruiser suitable for long-distance touring. The Bajaj Dominar 400 is equipped with a host of features such as LED headlights, digital instrument cluster, and dual-channel ABS. The overall design is also simple with a muscular tank and aggressive headlight design.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by KTM-sourced 373.3cc fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 34.5bhp and a peak torque output of 35Nm. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The Dominar 400 will be suitable for tall riders due to its 800mm seat height.
5 . TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Street | 197.75 CC
The TVS Apache has been the performance brand for TVS, and the latest edition is the RTR 200 4V, which competes in the 200cc segment. The RTR 200 receives distinct styling features that set it apart from its siblings and is priced competitively.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V 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. The RTR 200 4V weighs 148kg.
6 . Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Cruisers | 499 CC
The Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is a modern day motorcycle, with looks that date back to the mid-50s. The Bullet 500 still features the classic, hand-made pinstripes that are unique to Royal Enfields.
Powering the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is a 499cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 26bhp and 40.9Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The fueling system is a carburettor, and the up front, the Bullet 500 gets a disc brake. The motorcycle also features an electric start.
7 . Bajaj Pulsar 220F
Street | 220 CC
The once ‘Fastest Indian’, the Bajaj Pulsar 220F was the company’s attempt at making a performance oriented motorcycle. It also has the price advantage over its competitors and is still famous amongst youngsters looking for a performance oriented motorcycle on a budget.
Powering the Bajaj Pulsar 220F is a 220cc, single-cylinder air and oil-cooled DTS-i engine that produces 21bhp and 19Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and returns a mileage of 38km/l.
8 . Kawasaki Versys 650
Street | 649 CC
The Kawasaki Versys 650 features similar design language as its bigger sibling, the Versys 1000. The Kawasaki Versys 650 is based on the same platform as the Ninja 650 and shares the engine too.
Powering the Kawasaki Versys 650 is a 649cc, liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine that makes 67bhp and 64Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Other features include long travel front suspension, tall touring visor, and a 21-litre fuel tank.
9 . Triumph Tiger 800 XR 2018
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The Triumph Tiger is a capable off-roader although it features some ‘luxury’ features such as heated seats and grips, height adjustable windshield, ABS, traction control, adjustable suspension, and mobile charging sockets to tackle long highway trips.
The Triumph Tiger is powered by an 800cc, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder engine that makes a healthy 94bhp 78.8Nm of torque with the help of a 6-speed gearbox. The Triumph Tiger XR tips the scale at 213kg.
10 . BMW R1200 GS Adventure
Street | 1170 CC
The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is made for long rides across continents with the ability to take on any terrain when the tarmac ends. It is essentially a more capable version of the R 1200 GS and is around one inch taller, wider and longer, whereas the ground clearance is 0.5 inches higher too.
The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is powered by a liquid-cooled, 1170 cc, flat-twin DOHC engine with a maximum power output of 123bhp and a peak torque output of 125Nm.