Twin Cylinder Bikes You Can Buy In India For The Least Cash

Twin cylinder bikes boast of much better refinement than their single cylinder colleagues. Here is how you can upgrade for the least cash.

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No matter how refined the company might try to make them, single-cylinder bikes are always plagued with excessive vibrations and a certain inherent imbalance that tends to hamper the rider’s experience, especially at high speeds. If you are looking for a more refined choice, you will have to stretch out to twin-cylinder compatriots. And this is how you can do so with the least damage to your pocket.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Baker Express

 

1. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 (INR 2,64,884 Onwards)

Shaking the Indian market with an astonishing price, the Royal Enfield Interceptor is the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle in the Indian market today. The newly developed 650 cc parallel-twin offered with this motorcycle is good for a power output of 47 hp at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The Interceptor comes across as a cruiser with a relaxed riding position but a little more committed stance than the regular Royal Enfield motorcycles.

The Interceptor comes with a solid set of spoked wheels, telescopic suspension in the front, dual shock ups at the rear and an ABS enabled dual-disc setup.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Specifications
Engine648 cc
Power47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm
Torque52 @ 5,250 rpm
PriceINR 2,64,884 Onwards

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 side rolling

2. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 (INR 2,81,000 Onwards)

A café racer styled offering, the Continental GT 650 is an evolution of the single-cylinder Continental GT 535 which was available in the Indian market quite some time back. The Café racer comes with sporty clip-on type handles and the same engine from interceptor 650, the parallel-twin which can generate 47 hp at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

The Continental GT aims to give the rider a much more involved and sporty riding experience, which it does with a grunty engine and involved riding posture. This bike too comes with dual-channel ABS system as standard.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Specifications
Engine648 cc
Power47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm
Torque52 @ 5,250 rpm
PriceINR 2,81,000 Onwards

3. Kawasaki Ninja 400 (INR 4,99,000)

New 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 – Action Shots (1)

 

The more powerful, entry-level Ninja from the Kwacker stable, the Ninja 400 has one thrilling ride on offer. Initially brought in limited numbers, this bike replaces the Ninja 300 in international markets while both these bikes are sold simultaneously in our market. Pushing the bike is a 399 cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine, pushing out 49 PS at 10,000 rpm and 38 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm.

The Ninja 400 comes with a 310 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear, which are equipped with dual-channel ABS as standard.

Kawasaki Ninja 400 Specifications
Engine399 cc
Power47.5 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
Torque38 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
PriceINR 4,99,000

4. Harley Davidson Street 750 (INR 4,75,000)

Harley Davidson has almost become synonymous with cruiser motorcycles and for good reason too. Even in this entry spec Harley, you can feel the strong pedigree that it carries. The tear-drop shaped fuel-tank, the laidback stance and the massive stonking engine at the centre make it an obvious looker. Although the build quality has consistently received complaints especially the way in which you can see exposed wiring all-around.

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The Street is powered by the 749cc liquid-cooled V-Twin Revolution X engine which produces a solid 60 N-m of torque which is evenly spread across the rev-range. The 6-speed gearbox is also very potent for its cruising objectives. The bike feels the happiest in the low and mid-range and can make steady progress till its 170 kph top speed which feels a bit vibe-y. The Street is also surprisingly sprightly for a cruiser but the low set foot-pegs and the overall stance won’t allow you to get too naughty around the corners.

Harley Davidson Street 750 Specifications
Engine749 cc
Power53.00 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Torque59 Nm @ 3,750 rpm
PriceINR 475,769

Our Review: Harley Davidson Street 750 Review

 

 

5. Kawasaki Z650 (INR 5,94,000)

Kawasaki India has launched the much-awaited naked sibling of the Ninja, the Z650 BS6 at INR 5,94,000 (Ex-Showroom). The new Z650 will be available in ‘Metallic Spark Black colour’. The outgoing Z650 had a good run and Kawasaki is looking forward to continuing the same streak with the new BS6 compliant Z650. With updated features, it shouldn’t be hard for the Japanese manufacturer to leave a mark in its segment.

2020 Kawasaki Z650 5

The 649 cc parallel-twin, DOHC engine is now much more refined and generates a healthy dose of 68 PS of power at 8000 rpm and 64 Nm of torque at 6700 rpm. While the BS6 compliance has led to cleaner emissions, the company also vouches for an increase in mid-range torque while maintaining the power of the previous model. In terms of looks, the Z650 follows the Z “sugomi” styling (consist of a crouching stance, low-positioned head and upswept tail.) The BS6 compliant version also witnesses the inclusion of LED headlight and all-new digital 4.3 inch TFT colour instrumentation with Bluetooth.

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