Western World often refers India as poorest of the poorest country. But after the Globalisation, there has been an immense growth in the area of engineering and economy. The rise of the Automobile industry for the past 5 years is a notable achievement of the country because the industry has been struggling in European and American markets due to the Great Recession of the early 2010s. Meanwhile, in India, things went in favour of the industry. All major two wheeler and four wheeler companies have started their assembly and production units in the country. And the sales figures of premium sports bikes and cars equal or even higher when compared to other major European markets. For the past 2 to 4 years, all kinds of premium motorcycles are available in India. Some of the most desired and rarest motorcycles can be even found in our cities or highways. Here we are listing the top 5 expensive motorcycles in India.
1) Ducati Superleggera 1299: Priced From Rs 1.12 Crore
Ducati developed this super hot motorcycle under the covers of "Project 1408". Ducati uncovered this model at the past EICMA 2016 exhibition. it is the most expensive and desired motorcycle from the Italian giants. This flagship model comes up with some staggering figures like 215 bhp, 146.5 Nm torque and above all an enormous price tag of Rs 1.12 crore (ex-showroom New Delhi). It happens to be the most powerful twin-cylinder production bike, Ducati has ever produced. Ducati has made only 500 units of Superleggera for the global market.
1299 is powered by the mighty 1285cc, Superquadro, L-twin, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine with Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. The engine is mated with 6-speed transmission box with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS). The bike is built on a monocoque chassis in carbon fiber, which has massively reduced the weight of Ducati. It also gets a Titanium racing exhaust for much-improved performance on and off the track. This superbike features all advanced electronic aids and Ducati's own innovations.
2) Kawasaki Ninja H2R: Priced From Rs 69.80 Lakhs
Kawasaki claims Ninja H2R as the only Hypersport motorcycle in the world. This engineering marvel looks like something from out of the space. Like Superleggera 1299, this motorcycle is also studded with carbon fiber. The power output of the supercharged Ninja H2R comes from finely tuned and carefully crafted high-quality components like centrifugal type supercharger, supercharger impeller, planetary gear and the mighty engine.
H2R is powered by the 998cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke inline four engine, which delivers a maximum power of 310 bhp and 156 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated with 6-speed gearbox and the top speed of this bike is around 330 to 350kmph. The bike sits on high-tensile steel trellis frame, which provides the rigidity and dynamics for the bike. The advanced electronics of Ninja H2R includes features like; Bosch IMU, Kawasaki Traction Control, Kawasaki Launch Control, Quick Shifter, ABS and Engine Brake Control systems. The key ingredient of this bike is the Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK championship proven electronic management technology.
3) Harley Davidson CVO Limited: Priced From Rs 50.62 Lakhs
This motorcycle is said to be the final word for grand cruising. After all, Harley Davidson is well known for their cruisers and choppers. But this happens to be the most expensive road legal production Harley in India. In look wise, it stood apart from all other HD motorcycles, but the key ingredient of this motorcycle lies underneath the skin. Their distinctive sound and massive torque come from the legendary Milwaukee-Eight 107 and Milwaukee-Eight 114 engines take the Harley V-Twin to whole another level. It is the most powerful and coolest running motorcycle in India and the whole world. This 1858cc engine delivers a maximum torque of 165 Nm.
One of the peculiar features of this machine is its intelligent infotainment system. This Audio Boom Box could adjust the volume automatically according to the speed with which it is moving. Talking about the riding comfort, this motorcycle may equal to the comfort levels of present day luxury business class cars. Big plush seats with a vast amount of leg room for both the rider and passenger provides an incomparable motorcycling experience. The cosmetic department of the bike includes some premium chrome works and a 'Screaming Eagle' badging of the bike gives an explosive power to the motorcycle. Other than that, big hand-finished paint jobs, chromed custom parts and advanced electronics adds the flair to this motorcycle.
4) Ducati Superbike Panigale R: Priced from Rs 50.37 lakhs
Before the launch of Superleggera 1299, Panigale R was the reigning flag bearer for Ducati range of bikes. The bike sits on 1198cc, Superquadro L-Twin, 4-cylinder engine with 4 Desmodromically actuated valves. The engine is mated to 6-speed gearbox with DQS quick shift system. The mill churns out a whopping power of 205 bhp @ 11500 rpm and a peak torque of 136.2 Nm @ 10250 rpm. The Panigale is built around the Monoscocca chassis, which is lightweight, compact and rigid. For unbound performance, forged aluminium wheels and Pirelli's Diablo tyres are used. As a part of reducing the weight, Ducati has crafted front and rear mud guards, ignition and cockpit surround pieces, exhaust tube heat shield, exhaust caps, chain, shock and heel guards with highest grade carbon fibre for ultra lightweight strength.
This Panigale gets Bosch Inertial Platform, which is centered around Inertial Measurement Unit, which controls all the functions of the bike. Engine Braking Control, ABS, DDA + GPS, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO and Ducati Quick Shift, Ohlins mechanical suspension, homologated Akrapovic Titanium exhaust and auxiliary handlebar buttons are featured in this machine.
5) MV Agusta F4 RC: Priced From Rs 50.10 Lakhs
MV Agusta is another Italian brand which used to amaze the motorcycle industry with some astonishing engineering products. The F4 RC is the flagship model of the brand coming with some tuning done at AMG tuning house of Mercedes Benz. This very own MV Agusta F4 RC is the only motorcycle to feature AMG livery on their body. 2017 version of F4 RC was launched at 2016 EICMA show in Milan.
The bike sits on 998cc, four cylinders, 4-stroke engine with 16 valves. This mighty mill delivers a maximum power of 212 bhp @ 13600 rpm and a peak torque of 115 Nm @ 9300 rpm. Moreover, it is fitted with MVICS 2.0 technology which monitors and controls the entire functioning of the bike. Gear shifting is aided by 2.0 EAS quick shift, which is a standard specification. The bike is built around TIG welded Trellis CrMo steel tubes offers unconditional strength and standout performance.
*All prices are based on Ex-Showroom New Delhi
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