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Sports bikes are the most popular bike segment in India. These bikes are funky in their design and are power-packed. They are available in various engine capacities. Sports bikes are a choice for someone looking for power, performance, and aggressive looks. In the long term, these bikes require a lot of maintenance and a high bike service cost. These are the top 10 popular bikes in India.

 

Royal Enfield classic 350

Royal Enfield classic 350

Royal Enfield bikes are not just bikes but an emotion for every Indian. A 346cc air-cooled engine that produces max power of 19.36ps @ 5250 rpm handles the power duties of the bike. Royal Enfield bikes have comparatively higher bike service and maintenance costs.

Price: Royal Enfield classic 350 comes with a starting price tag of Rs 1,72,465

Features 

  • Single-channel Anti-lock braking system
  • Spoke wheels
  • Comparatively high bike service cost
  • Both front and rear disc brake
  • Front telescopic fork suspension
  • Rear twin gas-charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
  • Tube tyres

Key Specs 

  • Engine Type: single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled
  • Engine Capacity: 346cc
  • Fuel economy: 41 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 13.5L
  • Kerb weight: 195kl

Honda CB Shine

Honda CB Shine

Honda is the leading manufacturer of two-wheelers in India. Honda CB Shine is a commuter bike with a sporty look. A 124.7cc BS6 engine that delivers a maximum power of 10.5bhp @ 7500 rpm handles the power duty of the Honda CB Shine. The bike being a commuter has low bike service and maintenance costs.

Price: Honda CB Shine comes with a base price of Rs. 72,787

Features 

  • Combined braking system
  • Chrome carburettor cover
  • Low bike service cost
  • Tubeless tyres
  • Both disc and drum brake variants available.
  • Engine start/stop switch
  • Front telescopic suspension
  • Rear hydraulic suspension

Key Specs 

  • Engine Type: 4-stroke, SI, BS6 engine
  • Engine Capacity: 124cc
  • Fuel economy
  • Fuel tank capacity: 10.5L
  • Kerb weight: 115kg

CF Moto 650 GT

CF Moto 650 GT is a sport-touring bike manufactured by a Chinese manufacturer. The bike has a heavy 649.3cc engine which produces max power of 43000W @ 9000 rpm. The bike service and maintenance costs are also high.

Price: CF Moto 650 GT is available in India with a price tag of Rs 5,59,000

Features 

  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Dual-channel Anti-lock braking system
  • Both front and rear disc brake
  • High bike service and maintenance costs
  • Front retractable type suspension
  • Rear cantilever type suspension
  • Tubeless tyres

Key Specs 

  • Engine Type: 2-cylinder inline, 4-stroke, 8-valve Liquid-cooled  
  • Engine capacity: 649.3cc
  • Fuel economy: 25 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 19L
  • Kerb weight: 226kg

 

KTM RC 390

KTM RC 390

KTM is an Austrian bike manufacturer. KTM bikes are popular in the Indian market. KTM RC 390 has a BS6 compliant 373cc engine which produces max power of 32kW @ 7000 rpm. Alike all the high-power sports bikes, KTM RC 390 also has high bike service and maintenance costs.

Price: KTM RC 390 comes with a price tag of Rs 2,77,000

Features 

  • Dual-channel Anti-lock braking system
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • High bike service cost
  • Both front and rear disc brake
  • WP open cartridge USD front suspension
  • WP mono-shock rear suspension
  • Tubeless tyres
  • LED tail light

Key Specs 

  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, 4-valve, Liquid-cooled  
  • Engine capacity: 373cc
  • Fuel economy: 30 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 9.5L
  • Kerb weight: 166.8kg

Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield Himalayan works both as an off-road and on-road bike. The bike is the first choice of adventure enthusiasts. A BS6 compliant 411cc engine that produces max power of 24.31ps @ 6500 rpm handles the power duties. Royal Enfield Himalayan has competitively lower bike service and maintenance costs in the segment.

Price: Royal Enfield Himalayan starts with a price tag of Rs 1,91,853

Features

  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Both front and rear disc brake
  • Competitively lower bike service cost
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Spoke wheels
  • Tubed tyres
  • Front telescopic suspension
  • Rear mono-shock suspension

Key Specs 

  • Engine type: single-cylinder, air-cooled, FI
  • Engine capacity: 411cc
  • Fuel economy: 35 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 15L
  • Kerb weight: 199kg

TVS Apache RR 310

TVS Apache RR 310

TVS Apache is a popular sports bike series among Indian bikers. A 312.2cc engine that delivers a maximum power of 25kW @ 9700 rpm handles the power duties of this bike. It has relatively lower bike service and maintenance costs.

Price: TVS Apache RR 310 comes with a price tag of Rs. 2,54,990

Features 

  • Multi-information race computer
  • TVS SmartXonnect
  • Bi-LED twin projector headlamps
  • Relatively low bike service cost
  • Dual-channel Anti-lock braking system
  • Front Inverted cartridge telescopic fork suspension
  • Rear swingarm suspension
  • Tubeless tyres
  • Both front and rear disc brake

Key Specs 

  • Engine type: 4-valve, SI, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, Liquid-cooled  
  • Engine capacity: 312.2cc
  • Fuel economy: 30 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 11L
  • Kerb weight: 174kg

Kawasaki Ninja 300

Kawasaki Ninja 300

Kawasaki is a Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer. Kawasaki Ninja 300 has a BS6 compliant 296cc engine which delivers a maximum power of 29kW @ 11000 rpm. The bike being power-packed has higher bike service and maintenance costs.

Price: Kawasaki Ninja 300 is available in India with a price tag of Rs. 3,18,000

Features 

  • Both front and rear petal disc brake
  • Front telescopic fork suspension
  • Rear bottom-link Uni-trak with gas-charged shock with 5-step adjustable preload suspension
  • High bike service cost

Key Specs 

  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, parallel twin
  • Engine capacity: 296cc
  • Fuel economy: 25 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 17L
  • Kerb weight: 179kg

Bajaj Dominar 400

Bajaj Dominar 400

Bajaj is a leading manufacturer of two-wheelers in India. It manufactures a versatile range from entry-level commuter bikes to high-powered sports bikes. Bajaj Dominar 400 is a sports bike equipped with a heavy 373.3cc engine that delivers a maximum power of 29.4kW @ 8800 rpm. It has lower bike service and maintenance costs as compared to the other bikes of the same segment.

Price: Bajaj Dominar 400 comes with a price tag of Rs 2,11,572

Features 

  • 0-100kmph in 7.1s
  • Twin channel Anti-lock braking system
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Lower bike service cost
  • Front telescopic USD fork suspension
  • Rear multi-step adjustable mono-shock suspension with Nitrox
  • Both front and rear disc brake

Key Specs 

  • Engine type: 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, single-cylinder, Liquid-cooled, SI engine
  • Engine capacity: 373.3cc
  • Fuel economy: 27kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 13L
  • Kerb weight: 187kg

Honda CB 350 RS

Honda CB 350 RS

Honda manufactures commuter bikes as well as high-power cafe racer bikes like Honda CB 350 RS. A BS6 compliant 348.36cc engine that produces a maximum power of 15.5kW @ 5500 rpm handles the power duties. Performance doesn’t come cheap the bike has high maintenance and bike service cost.

Price: Honda CB 350 RS comes at a premium price tag of Rs. 1,96,344

Features

  • Sporty grab rail
  • Skid plate for engine protection
  • Low bike service cost
  • Front telescopic suspension
  • Rear twin-hydraulic suspension
  • Dual-channel Anti-lock Braking system
  • Both front and rear disc brakes

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 4-stroke, SI, BS6 engine
  • Engine capacity: 348.36cc
  • Fuel economy: 35kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 15L
  • Kerb weight: 179kg

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has a 197.75cc oil-cooled engine which delivers max power of 15.32kW @ 9000rpm. The company claims that the bike accelerates from 0-60kmph in just 3.9s. Low bike service cost makes TVS Apache RTR 200 4V the most affordable in its segment. 

Price: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V comes with a price tag of Rs. 1,29,315

Features

  • TVS SmartXConnect
  • Adjustable brake and lever clutch
  • Front telescopic fork suspension with preload adjuster
  • Rear monotube, mono-shock suspension
  • Low bike service cost
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Tubeless tires
  • Dual-channel Anti-lock braking system
  • Both front and rear disc brake

Key Specs

  • Engine type: SI, 4-stroke, oil-cooled
  • Engine capacity: 197.75cc
  • Fuel economy: 40kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 12L
  • Kerb weight: 152kg

Final words

These are the top 10 most popular bikes listed according to their looks, power, performance, bike service cost and maintenance.

  1. Royal Enfield classic 350
  2. Honda CB Shine
  3. CF Moto 650 GT
  4. KTM RC 390
  5. Royal Enfield Himalayan
  6. TVS Apache RR 310
  7. Kawasaki Ninja 300
  8. Bajaj Dominar 400
  9. Honda CB 350 RS
  10. TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
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