The young superbike lovers in the country are getting infatuated by the high-end ultra premium bikes, resulting in a sizable rise in the sales of these sizzling bikes. It all boils down to the fact that the brute machine admirers are not at all shy of fetching out a considerable sum for their favourite dream bike.
So, we have come up with a list of the top 12 most expensive bikes in India. Although the likes of the Harleys, Indians and Ducatis have been ruling the ultra-premium segment, we try to pick bikes from different brands and varied body types available in the country.
Note: All the prices mentioned below are of ex-showroom.
Ducati 1299 Superleggera
|Price||INR 1.12 Crore|
|Engine||1285 cc L-twin, Superquadro|
|Power||215 hp @ 11,000 rpm|
|Torque||147 Nm @ 9,000 rpm|
The Italian superbike manufacturer, Ducati offered a single unit of this elegant yet brute superbike. Discontinued in India, as the only variant was sold right away after its launch, Ducati 1299 Superleggara was produced in a limited quantity of 500 units worldwide, all of which have been sold out by now. It is the first production motorcycle to acquire high-class carbon-fibre components like the monocoque design, rear sub-frame, single-sided swingarm, fairing and wheels. Claimed to be the most advanced motorcycle till date it features Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Slide Control, Engine Brake Control and Ducati Power Launch as well.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R
|Price||INR 69.80 Lakh|
|Engine||998 cc, Supercharged|
|Power||310 PS @ 14,000 rpm|
|Torque||165 Nm @ 9,000 rpm|
Being at # 2 doesn’t mean Ninja H2R lacks in any cordon. It gets you voluptuous performance with its supercharged super sports motor that blows up an enormous power and torque output. The race track friendly Kawasaki Ninja H2R is capable of attaining a claimed top speed of 400 kmph. The Japanese superbike features aerodynamic styling, a 6-axis Bosch IMU, rear Ohlins shock absorber with 22-step adjustment, advanced electronics, cornering ABS quick shifter, modern dashboard, Ergo-Fit handle-bar and a lot many.
Big Dog K9 Red Chopper 111
|Price||INR 59.0 Lakh|
|Engine||1807 cc, V Twin Cylinder|
This Big Dog is made for those who desire for something exotic and exclusive. The custom made ‘one of one’ chopper motorcycle, K9 Red Chopper 111 is well-equipped to stand out of the crowd, quite literally. The completely street legal hand-built bike is manufactured by the US-based motorcycle expert, Big Dog Motorcycles, a leading high-performance cruiser and chopper maker. The flabbergasting chopper bike receives a big 1807 cc, V-twin cylinder engine with 21-inch and 18-inch front and rear wheel respectively. It has got an extended wheelbase of 2082 mm with highly supportive seat and an overall length of 2743 mm.
Ducati 1299 Panigale (Final Edition)
|Price||INR 51.82 Lakh|
|Engine||1285 cc, V Twin Cylinder|
|Power||209 hp @ 11000 rpm|
|Torque||142 Nm @ 9000 rpm|
The ‘Final Edition’ here means that this will be the last V-twin engine bike to be produced by the Italian superbike maker, Ducati. And soon it will be replaced with the V4 engine. Featuring its one of a kind ‘Tricolore’ insignia, the Ducati 1299 Panigale is equipped with a lighter crankshaft with a larger crank pin, titanium intake-exhaust valves, Ohlins suspension setup, monocoque aluminium chassis, cornering ABS, wheelie control and others. Mated to a six-speed transmission, 1285 cc superbike gets a seat height of 830 mm.
MV Agusta F4 RC
|Price||INR 48.94 Lakh|
|Engine||998 cc, 4V, Liquid-cooled FI|
|Power||212 hp @ 13600 rpm|
|Torque||115 Nm @ 9300 rpm|
Positioned at # 5, the MV Agusta F4 RC is an exclusive and limited edition superbike that is limited to only 250 units worldwide. Compared to the regular variant, this F4 RC comes with more powerful engine alongside every bike is provided with a track-ready kit box. Some of the premium components used in the Italian bike includes Ohlins suspension, Brembo GP brakes, forged aluminium alloy wheels and MV Agusta quick-shifter and many others.
Harley-Davidson CVO Limited
|Price||INR 49.99 Lakh|
|Engine||1923 cc, Twin-Cooled, Milwaukee-Eight|
|Torque||165 Nm @ 3250 rpm|
Claimed as the ‘ultimate machine for long-range touring comfort’ by the US-based bike mogul, the Harley-Davidson CVO Limited comes with ultra-premium styling. The large 1923 cc capacity tourer gets wide wheelbase of 1625 mm alongside 2600 mm of massive length. A sheer example of utmost magnificence, CVO Limited is presented with attributes such as tailor-made touring style, high-performing front and rear suspension, colour matched split stream air vent, LED turn signals and LED lighting surround, integrated security system, premium heated hammock seats, wireless headsets with wireless headset interface etc.
Indian Roadmaster Elite
|Price||INR 48 Lakh|
|Engine||1811 cc, Twin Cylinder Thunder Stroke|
|Torque||150 Nm @ 2900 rpm|
One of the best touring machines from the legendary bike maker, Indian, the Roadmaster Elite is equipped with avant-garde characteristics in terms of technology, comfort and handling for long haul riding. Limited to 300 units worldwide, only two units of the ‘Elite’ cruiser were up for sale in India. The bike uses well-known Thunder Stroke 111 V-twin powertrain and lightweight cast aluminium frame for confidence-inspiring handling. Other exceptional aspects consist of LED lighting, patented Ride Command navigation, cruise control, push-button power adjustable windshield, two-tone shade, keyless ignition, premium 300-watt audio system etc.
Honda Goldwing Tour
|Price||INR 28.50 Lakh|
|Engine||1832 cc, 4V Liquid-cooled, FI|
|Power||124.7 bhp @ 5500 rpm|
|Torque||170 Nm @ 4500 rpm|
The 2018 model of the Honda’s flagship touring machine in India – Honda Gold Wing Tour – was first unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018. The latest version of Gold Wing Tour is equipped with better technology, superior performance and new set of features. Light in weight compared its predecessor model, the Gold Wing Tour comes with rear trunk, throttle-by-wire, electric windscreen adjustable for angle and height, a 7-inch TFT screen, full-LED lighting, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), heated seats and preloaded electronic rear suspension along with ‘Apple CarPlay’, feature – the first on any motorcycle in the world.
BMW K 1600 GTL Pro
|Price||INR 28.30 Lakh|
|Engine||1649 cc, 4V oil/water-cooled, FI|
|Power||158 bhp @ 7750 rpm|
|Torque||175 Nm @ 5250 rpm|
The Bavarian bike maker’s flagship model, also a competitor to Honda Goldwing Tour, comes with a relatively smaller 1649 cc, 6-cylinder engine that makes 160 hp of power and 175 Nm of torque. The ultra-modern cruiser with a top speed of above 200 kmph comes with multiple riding modes, electronic immobiliser, heated seats/grips, cruise control, single wire system, big storage compartment, reverse gear, hill start control etc.
Moto Guzzi MGX-21
|Price||INR 27.70 Lakh|
|Engine||1380 cc, 4V Dual Spark Ignition, FI|
|Power||96.5 PS @ 6500 rpm|
|Torque||121 Nm @ 3000 rpm|
The MGX-21 is an exotic product from the Piaggio-owned Italian motorcycle marquee Moto Guzzi. The bike falls under the classic bagger motorcycle segment. Nicknamed as the ‘Flying Fortress,’ the MGX-21 gets solid built quality, light chassis and features amazing agility, while the large well-sculpted alien-like skull promises attraction. The fascinating cruiser rides on 120/70 R 21 and 180/60 R 16 front and rear tyres respectively, and gets a sizable ground clearance of 182 mm. The MGX-21 features an all-black shade and carbon fibre-like veneer on the tank and fenders.
Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer
|Price||INR 23.0 Lakh|
|Engine||961 cc, Parallel Twin, FI|
|Power||80 PS @ 6500 rpm|
|Torque||90 Nm @ 5200 rpm|
The debut product of the British brand in India is a ‘make to order’ offering, which is hand-built at its manufacturing unit in Derby, UK. Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer is a modern classic that derives insights from classic cafe racers of the UK. The bike features classic round headlamp, a chiselled fuel tank, sporty riding posture, aluminium clip-on handlebars, carbon fibre mudguard and fly-screen, Brembo brakes, Ohlins suspension and many others. Whilst the power and torque values appear slightly low, however it is the heritage value that makes Commando 961 a unique choice.
Aprilia RSV4 RF
|Price||INR 22.81 Lakh|
|Engine||999.6 cc, 4V, Liquid-cooled|
|Power||210 bhp @ 13000 rpm|
|Torque||115 Nm @ 10500 rpm|
The race bike meant for the road is the Aprilia RSV4 RF. The iconic Italian superbike with its rich legacy commands tremendous admiration in the super biking world. It features advanced and premium characteristics such as ride-by-wire tech, multi-map, electronic-engine management system, Ohlins suspension, Bosch cornering ABS, Brembo M50 calipers etc. Based on lightweight construction, the Ducati Panigale R rival gets three new engine mapping settings: S (Sport), T (Track), and R (Race). Some more exclusives comprise of ATC (Aprilia Traction Control), AWC (Aprilia Wheelie Control), ALC (Aprilia Launch Control), AQS (Aprilia Quick Shift), and Race ABS.
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