The performance bike segment (200 cc, 300 cc & 400 cc) in India is growing substantially, thanks to the performance-loving passion-filled youth in the country. However going a level up, there is also a rapid increase in the demand for superbikes and sports bikes among high revving bike enthusiasts. The superbikes and sports bikes are usually equipped with an engine of 1000 cc or above. This segment attracts aficionados in search of high-speed acceleration, on the road, and on the track.
So, if speedy riding on a true performing machine is your dream, we have listed the top 10 fastest bikes in India.
(All the prices mentioned below are of ex-showroom).
Kawasaki Ninja H2
Top Speed: 300+ kmph | Engine: 998 cc
This is one of the most violent bikes that we have in India. With the Ninja H2, the Japanese bike giant Kawasaki took performance to a whole different level. The 998 cc, inline-4 DOHC (supercharged) engine of Kawasaki Ninja H2 screams a powerful 197 bhp at 11000 rpm and a peppy torque value of 156 Nm at 10500 rpm. The bullet-fast Ninja H2 is claimed to hit a top speed range of 331-400 kmph. The Kawasaki liter class bike gets a whopping price label of Rs 33,30,100.
BMW S 1000 RR
Top Speed: 303 kmph | Engine: 999 cc
One of the most expensive and aggressive looking BMW superbike from the BMW Motorrad stable is also the fastest. The S 1000 RR’s 999 cc, inline 4-cylinder motor makes a chilling 193 bhp of maximum power at 13500 rpm alongside 113 Nm of torque at 10500 rpm. The global favorite of the performance bike fanatics is capable of reaching the 300 kmph (top speed) mark. The S 1000 RR gets a competitive price tag of Rs 17,90,000 onwards.
Ducati Panigale V4
Top Speed: 300+ kmph | Engine: 1103 cc
The Italian superbike maker, Ducati hits the right chord in the superbike segment with Panigale V4. The bike has got everything a super biker would ask for, right from excellent throttle response to best-in-class 0-100 kmph and fascinating features. Ducati Panigale V4 draws power from its 1103 cc, V4, Desmosedici Stradale engine that grunts a sizable 211 bhp of power at 13000 rpm and 124 Nm of apex torque at 10000 rpm. The bike carries a price label reading Rs 21,75,000.
Top Speed: 312 kmph | Engine: 1340 cc
The superbike created massive curiosity among superbike lovers in the country due to its majestic appearance in the Bollywood smash hit ‘Dhoom’, as John Abraham’s favourite bike. It has got brute power, upright response and three different riding modes for different conditions and moods. Hayabusa’s mammoth 1340 cc, liquid-cooled in-line four-cylinder engine erupts out 197 bhp of max power at 9500 rpm and 155 Nm of high torque at 7200 rpm. The Suzuki Hayabusa flaunts a price tag Rs 13,68,970.
MV Agusta F4 RR
Top Speed: 298 kmph | Engine: 998 cc
A true modern classic, MV Agusta F4 RR features solid steel tubular trellis-frame, single-sided aluminium swing arm for better control at speeds. It gets lightweight CrMo (Chromium Molybdenum) construction that makes it weigh merely 190 kg. The powerful bike with top speed of 298 kmph carries numerous class-leading attributes like diamond-shaped headlamp, power-adjust Ohlins suspension alongside patent four-pipe exhaust system. The authoritative 998 cc inline four-cylinder engine yields a staggering 201 hp and 111 Nm of power and torque respectively. MV Agusta F4 RR is priced steeply at Rs 34,71,847.
Aprilia RSV4 RF
Top Speed: 300 kmph | Engine: 999 cc
The ultimate hard-core track avatar of the Aprilia RSV4 RR, RSV4 RF is a limited edition track-oriented model of the Italian superbike. It features Aprilia’s latest version of its race-developed APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) system. The advance electronic mechanism elements include full ride-by-wire, electronic-engine management system, multi-map etc. Ride mode settings comprise of S (Sport), T (Track), and R (Race). Aprilia RSV4 RR’s hard-revving engine is capable of producing 198.2 bhp and 115 Nm of high-value power and torque. Mated to a 6-speed cassette type gearbox, RF is priced at Rs 22,80,861.
Suzuki GSX-R 1000
Top Speed: 300 kmph approx. | Engine: 1000 cc
Launched as a replacement for the heavier GSX-R 1100 in 2001, the finest liter-class superbike from Suzuki features elements such as MotoGP inspired aerodynamics, motion track brake system, lighter aluminium chassis, VVT, radial mount calipers, showa suspension etc. The 6th generation race track focused GSX-R uses a 1000 cc, liquid cooled and FI motor that makes a maximum power of 202 hp at 13200 rpm and 117.6 Nm of peak torque at 10800 rpm. The 2075 mm long GSX-R 1000 weighs 202 kg and carries a fat price tag of Rs 34,71,847.
Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade
Top Speed: 280+ kmph | Engine: 999 cc
The flagship superbike from the Japanese bike magnate is endowed with sleek design and compact fairing. The 7th generation CBR 1000RR is equipped with characteristics like nine-level adjustable traction system, slipper clutch, quick shifter, TFT LCD monitor, titanium muffler tuned for sound and others. Lighter than its predecessor the most advanced CBR is fitted with 999 cc, liquid-cooled in-line 4-cylinder mill that produces maximum power of 186.3 bhp at 13000 rpm and peak torque of 114 Nm at 11000 rpm. Available in two shades, the liter-class Honda superbike is priced at a modest Rs 18,48,895.
Top Speed: around 270 kmph | Engine: 1198 cc
The Italian bike maker, Ducati has effectively provided its loyalists with the best of both worlds in one bike. The Diavel is an ideal combination of sports bike and a modern day cruiser. The visually intimidating high-performance liter class bike gets three riding modes: Sport, Touring and Urban to suit diverse conditions. Be it long route cruising or rough road performance Diavel will not disappoint. Though the kerb weight is on the heavier side with 244 kg, however, its daunting 1198 cc, 4V, liquid cooled EFI engine that blows 150 bhp (power) and 123 Nm (torque) makes the task effortless. Ducati Diavel is priced at Rs 17,06,000.
Yamaha YZF R1
Top Speed: 285 kmph | Engine: 998 cc
The Yamaha YZR M1 inspired, YZF R1 or, simply R1 is an open class sports bike loaded with ultra modern tech marvel. The current model of R1 gets the engine sourced from the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike that results in better ram pressurization. The chassis sport long swing-arm, magnesium rear frame, magnesium wheels, lightweight titanium exhaust and mid-ship muffler, powerful ABS controllable brakes, quick shift system and lift control system and others. The high-speed cornering is made easy with a short wheelbase of 1405 mm and a low kerb weight of 199 kg. Its 998 cc, liquid cooled, 4-cylinder FI engine gives out produces 194.3 bhp and 112.4 Nm in that order. Yamaha YZF R1 is tagged at Rs 18,16,192.