The BS6 emission standard has cut down on the number of superbikes in India, but that doesn’t mean that Indian consumers lack choice. Here are the top 10 fastest superbikes one can buy in India.
1. Kawasaki Ninja H2R
The Ninja H2R is the fastest bike you can buy anywhere. It costs ₹ 80 lakh ex-showroom – but that is due to its power output of 300bhp and a top speed of 400kph. If the Ninja H2R is a little beyond your budget, you could consider a two-wheeler loan to make up the difference – lenders these days offer low two-wheeler loan interest rates if your credit score is good.
2. BMW M 1000 RR
If you’re an aspiring racer, the BMW M 1000 RR is what you need. It is lighter and more powerful than the standard S 1000 RR, which makes it quicker. Opt for the Performance Pack, and you can access onboard tools to record lap times. The price? ₹ 42 lakh, ex-showroom, with an extra ₹ 3 lakh for the Competition pack. You do get 212bhp – and it is road-legal.
3. Ducati Panigale V4
If you’re an aspiring racer but are on a budget, don’t worry, the Panigale V4 and V4 S have a lot of electronics, almost as much power as the BMW at 211bhp, almost as little weight at 198 kg, and cost a whole ₹ 19 lakh less than the M 1000 RR, at ₹ 23.5 lakh (₹5 lakh more for the V4 S).
4. Kawasaki Z H2
If the H2R is a little over-the-top for you, the Z H2 is the answer. You still get a supercharged 998cc four-pot motor, but with a power figure of 197bhp. It costs ₹ 22/26 lakh. That is a fair margin more than any other street bike, so you might look at a two-wheeler loan to make up the difference for the most expensive street bike in the market today.
5. BMW S 1000 XR
If you want a fast adventure touring motorcycle, the S 1000 XR is the answer. It might be an adventure-touring motorcycle, but it is also focused on speed, with the S 1000 RR motor tuned to 162bhp. The price? ₹ 21.3 lakh.
6. Ducati Streetfighter V4
The Streetfighter V4’s ₹ 20/23 lakh price tag makes it a good value compared to the Kawasaki Z H2, which is more easily available. You get a higher power output, in fact, at 205bhp.
7. BMW S 1000 R
BMW’s S 1000 R street bike is more practical than the others here. That is why it has a low peak power figure of 162bhp. However, it isn’t short on tech, which explains its ₹ 18-22.5 lakh price tag.
8. Ducati Panigale V2
The Panigale V2 is almost reasonably priced at ₹ 17.5 lakh and offers 153bhp from its 955cc twin-cylinder engine. If you like your sportbike light like the Panigale V2, but the cost is a little too heavy, it is probably time to check your two-wheeler loan eligibility. Lenders offer many tools on their websites that you can use without applying for a two-wheeler loan.
9. Suzuki Hayabusa
The ‘Busa has a cult following in India thanks to Bollywood, but it is an eminently capable motorcycle that can coddle you with its drivability, comfort, and stability if you ride it calmly, and will teleport you with its warp drive capabilities, should you choose to wring the throttle in any gear. It is quite affordable, too, at ₹ 16.5 lakh, ex-showroom.
10. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
The Ninja ZX-10R is a comparative bargain for a 1000cc, four-cylinder, 200bhp rocket at ₹15 lakh.
Happy motoring! The BS6 emission norms have driven the prices of these crotch rockets a bit higher than before, but a two-wheeler loan is relatively easy to get with a good credit score. If you’re not sure, you can always check your two-wheeler loan eligibility using the tools on lender websites. Remember to shop around for your two-wheeler loan interest rates because you can get a decent deal if you research your options well.