1 . Yamaha YZF-R15 S
Sports | 150 CC
The Yamaha YZF-R15 S is the first generation R15, with minor updates like a slightly different swingarm from the R15 V2.0 and a fatter section rear tyre. The engine is rev-happy, and the linear power delivery makes the YZF-R15 S a joy to ride, be it in the city or on highways.
The Yamaha YZF-R15 S is powered by a 150cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 16bhp and 15Nm of torque, with the help of a 6-speed gearbox. Yamaha claims a mileage of 42km/l and the R15 S weighs 134kg.
2 . KTM RC200
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The KTM RC 200 is basically a full-faired version of the 200 Duke, and is currently the most popular faired motorcycle in India. The KTM RC 200 offers blistering performance, excellent handling and an aggressive riding stance, combined with sleek and mean looks — something that attracts younger buyers.
The KTM RC 200 is powered by a liquid-cooled, 199cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 24.6bhp and a peak torque output of 19.2Nm. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox. 0-60km/h is done away with, in 3.3 seconds, and the motorcycle will go on to touch a top speed of 140km/h. KTM claims a mileage of 35km/l for the RC200.
3 . Bajaj Pulsar NS200
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The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 was the first motorcycle designed on the KTM platform. The NS200 is a street focused motorcycle, which competes with the KTM Duke 200. The Bajaj NS200 is also the first motorcycle to sport a liquid-cooled engine in the Bajaj lineup.
The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is powered by a 199cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 23bhp and 18Nm of torque. The engine also features three spark plugs and comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
4 . Honda CB Hornet 160R
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The CB Hornet 160R was one of the most recent launches by Honda, and the motorcycle sure turns heads with its muscular styling and the unique ‘X’ shaped tail lamp. The Honda CB Hornet 160R comes in four variants, and the top-of-the-line model features Honda’s Combi-Brake System.
The Honda CB Hornet 160R is powered by a 162.7cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 15.4bhp and 14.7Nm of torque with the help of a 5-speed gearbox. Honda claims a mileage of 52km/l and the Hornet weighs 140kg.
5 . TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Street | 197.75 CC
The Apache has been TVS’ performance brand for over a decade now, and the latest product in the line-up is the RTR 200 4V, which for the first time takes TVS above the 180cc segment, into the 200cc segment. The Apache RTR 200 features distinct styling, making it sharp-looking and setting it apart from its siblings.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is definitely a great looking motorcycle, especially with the variety of colours on offer. TVS’ flagship motorcycle is powered by an air and oil-cooled, 197.7cc, single-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine produces a max power figure of 20.7bhp and a peak torque figure of 18Nm. Performance too is great, with 0-60km/h dismissed in around 3.6 seconds, and top speed at 127km/h.
6 . Kawasaki Ninja 300
Sports | 296 CC
Kawasaki Ninja 300 has proven to be worthy successor of the Ninja 250R, which was the best quarter-litre motorcycle in the world. The Ninja 300 rivals Yamaha R3 and KTM RC 390 in the supersport segment in India. Out of the three competitors, the Ninja 300 is most expensive and least powerful model here. The motorcycle is powered by a 296cc twin-cylinder engine that delivers 38.5bhp of power and 27Nm of torque.
7 . KTM RC390
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The KTM RC390 is a benchmark setting motorcycle in the 300cc faired motorcycle segment. The model recently received an update, with new colours and a side mounted exhaust end can. The body panels too receive a few changes in design, hence it remains one of the best-looking motorcycles out there.
The KTM RC 390 is powered by a liquid-cooled, 373.2 cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 44bhp and a peak torque output of 36Nm. It is also one of the quickest motorcycles out there, capable of accelerating from 0-60km/h in just 2.4 seconds, 100km/h comes up in around 5 seconds and the top speed is 179km/h.
8 . Harley Davidson Street 750
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The Harley-Davidson Street 750 is the most affordable motorcycle from the US manufacturer and is also the most advanced, owing to its liquid-cooled V-Twin engine. The low saddle height and easy-to-ride ergonomics make the Street 750 a great motorcycle, be it in the city or highways.
The Harley_Davidson Street 750 is powered by a 749cc, liquid-cooled V-Twin engine that makes 47bhp and 59Nm of peak torque with the help of a 6-speed gearbox. The Street 750 tips the scale at 222kg, and is also the best selling model for Harley-Davidson in India.
9 . Royal Enfield Classic 350
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The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is the best-selling Royal Enfield model in India and carries forward a retro design. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 19.8bhp and 28Nm of peak torque.
Royal Enfield claims a mileage of 37km/l, and fuel is fed via a carburettor. Although other models in the Royal Enfield lineup grab headlines, the Classic 350 is what registers sales numbers for the Chennai-based manufacturer.