For all the two wheeler motorcycle enthusiast in here, we present to you a list of the best motorcycles in the 200cc to 250cc two wheeler segment in India.
KTM Duke 200
One of the best in class naked series of 200cc motorcycle available in India, the KTM Duke 200 is one such motorbike that is been sold out in a huge scale. Peaking the top sales graph in the 200cc two wheeler motorcycle segment, the Duke 200 is an excellent rider friendly motorcycle. Stunningly designed edgy styling elements and design components make the Duke a simple yet aggressive motorcycle. An orange and black with a white tone of the motorbike makes it unique among other of its kind. The tubular steel space frame of the Duke holds the engine and control systems of the motorcycle tight close making it rigid and safe.
A 199.5cc Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark ignition, liquid cooled engine is installed in the motorcycle which has a capacity to produce a maximum power output of 24.6 Bhp at 10,000 rpm and a net torque of 19.2 Nm at the rate of 8000 rpm. A 6-speed claw shifted transmission system of the motorcycle enhances the rider to shift through the gears in an easy gear shifting pattern. The vehicle does accelerates quickly to gain a maximum speed limit of 135kmph. A 230 mm Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs and a 280 mm Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper rear and front brakes forms the braking system of the KTM Duke 200. With an all digital instrument console, the Duke 200 is a well designed two wheeler in the 200cc naked motorcycle series.
Price of the KTM Duke 200 in India starts from Rs. 1,42,000 (ex-showroom).
KTM RC 200
The racing sport variant of the KTM Duke 200, comes in with the name RC 200. Though the RC 200 is a sports variant of the Duke 200, it comes in with pretty similar control systems. Overall design of the RC 200 makes it the best in class design sporty motorbike in the 200cc two wheeler segment. An unmatched body design with a black, white and orange colour tone, makes the motorcycle even more unique than it actually is. A whole frame cover up with aluminium and plastic body material with a brand graphics and sticker works, which comes in the same colour gradient, makes it visually appealing and stunning.
Electronic and control system of the RC is similar to that of the Duke as the vehicle is equipped with a similar Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled engine which is capable of producing the exact same volume of maximum power and torque. An overall power of 24.65 Bhp at 10,000 rpm and a net torque of 19.2 Nm at 8000 rpm is delivered from the engine. Transmission system of the vehicle comes with a six-speed mechanically operated gear box. Braking system of the RC 200 is assisted with a set of 280mm Disc brake with four-pot brake calliper in the front and a 230mm brake with one-pot brake calliper with floating disc brakes in the rear wheel. The motorbike's aerodynamic design and style offers an overall top speed of 140 kmph can be delivered by the RC 200.
Price of the KTM RC 200 in India starts from Rs. 1,66,000 (ex-showroom).
Bajaj Pulsar 220
One among the prominent 200cc plus motorcycle in the country, the Bajaj Pulsar 220 has been a pioneer since it launch in the two wheeler motorbike segment. The cheapest performance motorbike from among the other of its class is how the Pulsar 220 is known. A typical Pulsar design and style can also be noticed in this vehicle. An iconic Pulsar fuel tank, side, front and rear cowls makes it much similar to that of the other of its series. Belonging in the sport segment of two wheelers in India, the Bajaj Pulsar shares some design structure of that of a typical sport bike. An aerodynamic look and feel in the overall design of the motorcycle is well noticeable. Though the vehicle is said to be a sport variant, unlike other of its kind, the Pulsar 220 does not come with an all body cover design. The engine and other control systems of the motorcycle are exposed like in a naked series vehicle.
Equipping itself with a 220cc, DTS-i, Air and Oil cooled engine which is capable of delivering a maximum power output of 20.8 Bhp at 8500 rpm and a net torque of 19.12 Nm at 7000 rpm. The single cylinder engine is incorporated with a five-speed manual transmission system that raves quickly to gain a maximum speed limit of 144 kmph. Safety of the rider is ensured by a 260mm twin disc calliper and 230mm single disc calliper braking system in the front and rear wheels of the vehicle. Supporting the suspension system of the motorcycle is a 37mm Telescopic front fork and a Nitrox 90mm travel rear suspension system ensuring the stability and smooth riding experience.
Price of the Bajaj Pulsar 220 in India starts from Rs. 89,000 (ex-showroom).
Hero Karizma R
Yet another type of motorcycle in the 200cc two wheeler segment in India is the Hero Karizma R. A stylish yet similar design structure of the Karizma R makes it one of a kind sport motorcycle. All new version of the Karizma R does have some changes from that of the older version. A much more aerodynamic species of design element can be noticed in the newer version of the R. The compactness in design with the use of light weight materials to build the body of the vehicle has contributed to the overall weight reduction and performance upgrade of the motorcycle. Hero has made available the vehicle in a set of five stunning colour tones like the Power Black, Ebony Grey, Sports Red, Daring Yellow, Spotlight White.
Powering the Karizma R is a 223cc Single cylinder. Air cooled, 4-stroke OHC engine with a capacity to produce a maximum power of 19.2 Bhp at the rate of 7500 rpm and 19.35 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm. A five-speed manual transmission system of the motorcycle helps the rider to rave the engine quickly through an easy gear shift pattern. A maximum of 126 kmph speed can be thus gained. The braking system of the vehicle is assisted with a set of 276mm Non Asbestos type front Disc brake callipers and a 130mm Internal Expanding shoe type rear drum brake callipers. Smoother ride experience is assured by the all new set of Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers and a Swing Arm with 5 step adjustable Hydraulic Shock Absorbers in the front and rear respectively.
Price of the Hero Karizma R in India starts from Rs. 91,000 (ex-showroom).
First among the 250cc two wheeler to be launched in the country, the Honda CBR250R is an ultimate performance motorcycle both in terms of power and style. Design and styling of the motorcycle is an inspiration from the Super Sports model of the company, the Honda VFR1200F. A stunning side panel design with minimum amount of graphics and design makes the vehicle much more simple yet aggressive. Like the bigger versions of motorcycle from the company, the CBR250R comes with a racing DNA inspired from the company's circuit bikes. Although the motorcycle does come with a limited amount of graphics option, it is also available in a Honda REPSOL Circuit Moto GP edition graphics.
Honda has managed to install a Single Cylinder, Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, SI engine inside the CBR250R. A maximum power of 26 Bhp at the rate of 8500 rpm and a net torque of 22.9 Nm at 7000 rpm. Transmission system is incorporated with a six-speed constant mesh gear box. The engine can be raved pretty quick with the help of an easy shift pattern. A maximum of 145 kmph of speed can be thus gained from the vehicle. Speed and performance ratio of the CBR250R is slightly high compared to the above mentioned motorcycles. A front and rear 296mm by 220mm disc braking system enhance the safety of ride. Balance and stability of the motorcycle is well maintained at higher rate of performance with the help of all new Telescopic front fork and Pro link rear suspension system.
Price of the Honda CBR250R in India starts from Rs. 1,58,000 (ex-showroom).
Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Built from an iconic motorcycle company, the Kawasaki Ninja 250R is the most powerful motorcycle in the 200-250cc two wheeler segment. Rolling out from the midst of its series of high power motorcycles like the Kawasaki Ninja 650R and the fastest of all the Ninja ZX-14R, the Ninja 250R has also not compromised in building a perfect sport variant. Design and style of the Kawasaki Ninja 250R goes hand-in-hand with that of its ancestor variants. The trademark Candy Lime Green colour tone of the motorcycle is one such factor which contributes to the overall design element of the motorcycle. With an integrated twin HID LED lamps that are combined into one shield of glass forms a pretty hard head design. An all-cover side body panels of the 250R enhances the aerodynamic capacity of the motorcycle. Like all other two wheelers in the segment, the Ninja 250R also comes with split seat both for the rider as well as the passenger.
The heart of the Kawasaki Ninja 250R is equipped with a Twin cylinder 249cc, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, DOHC engine which is able to generate an overall power of 32.5 Bhp in 11000 rpm and a net torque of 22 Nm at 8200 rpm. Incorporated to the engine is a six-speed manual transmission system which raves the engine quickly to gain higher ratios of performance and speed limits, thus gaining a maximum speed limit of 160kmph. Ninja 250R comes with a 290mm front and 230mm rear petal disc brakes as a standard option in the braking system. Suspension system of the vehicle is assisted with a front 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork and a rear Uni-Trak with aluminium linkage shock absorbers.
Price of the Kawasaki Ninja 250R in India starts from Rs. 3,03,000 (ex-showroom).
The GT250R from Hyosung Motor is yet another competitor in the 250cc two wheeler segment in India. Built with a uniqueness in each corner of the vehicle, the Hyosung GT250R is a distinctive ride from among the other motorcycle in this series. With a huge body panel which makes itself as one of the largest looking motorcycle from the above mentioned list. This vehicle here, uses a blend of hard plastic and alloy for building the side, front and rear body panel, which makes it a light weight moving machine. The fact that the build quality of the motorcycle is weak is still to be noticed. With a bunch of colour tones in which the vehicle is made available is also a striking factor in the design and styling of the motorcycle.
Hyosung has installed a massive 249cc Twin cylinder 4 Stroke, DOHC 8 Valve 75O V-Twin 249 CC, Oil Cooled engine capable of producing a maximum power of 28 Bhp at 10000 rpm which is slightly lesser volume of power delivered than the Ninja 250R. A maximum of 22.07 Nm of net torque is produced at the rate of 8000 rpm from the massive engine of the motorcycle. Incorporated with the engine is a five-speed manual transmission system which is capable of raving the engine to gain a maximum speed of 140 kmph. A front inverted telescopic and a rear progressive linkage hydraulic mono shock suspension system assure free flow ride experience. Safety of the riders during high performance levels is ensured with the assistance of a pair of 300mm and 230mm front and rear hydraulic double and single disc brakes respectively.
Price of the Hyosung GT250R in India starts from Rs. 2,89,900 (ex-showroom).
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