List [Video]: 10 Rs Sub-10 Lakh Motorcycles In India That Achieve 200 KMPH Mark

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Given that our garage comprises of entry level performance (sub-500cc segment) motorcycles, we decided to create a list of two-wheelers that we’d be able to buy with the kind of salary (read peanuts) that we earn as journalists. So, if you’re someone who’s explored the full potential of your entry level performance motorcycle and are now looking to upgrade to a machine that can take you upto/past the 200 kmph mark without burning a hole in your pocket, you’ve landed on the right page.

Before we start, we’d like to mention that we did not include the Suzuki GSX-S750 in the list because we’re yet to hear the India price of the Japanese middleweight. With local assembly, Suzuki will be able to brew up a storm in the Indian middleweight motorcycle segment.

Kawasaki Ninja 650

The Ninja 650 was originally introduced at a sports tourer and it continues to be one, although from 2017, Kawasaki added a pinch of sportiness to the overall package. That translated to relatively sportier ergonomics and most importantly, better brakes.

At INR 5.69 lakh (ex-showroom), the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is the most affordable middleweight motorcycle that’ll let you clock over 200 kmph on the arrow-straight stretch of a race track. The Ninja 650 has a versatile character too and you can also use it as your everyday motorcycle without worrying too much about wrist strain or backaches, thus eliminating the need of a second motorcycle. Being a sports tourer, it can also be used as a mile-muncher on weekends. Don’t want the fairing, check out the Kawasaki Z650.

2018 Kawasaki Ninja 650 – Action Shots (2)

So essentially, you’re getting three motorcycles, packed in one, and that too at a ridiculously affordable price tag. Can it get any better? Well, it can with the fourth ‘most affordable’ motorcycle in this list. More on that later.

  • Displacement: 649cc Liquid Cooled, Parallel Twin Engine
  • Power: 68 hp @ 8,000 rpm
  • Torque: 65.7 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • Top Speed: 212 kmph
  • Price: INR 5.69 Lakh
  • Segment: Sports Tourer

Benelli TNT 600 i

If you like to start your morning with the sound of an inline four cylinder engine, and are not willing to rob a bank, check out the Benelli TNT 600i. It’s the most affordable inline four cylinder engine powered motorcycle in the Indian market. It’s also fairly powerful, packing 85 ponies and 54.6 Nm of twist from that 600cc engine, capable of reaching a top speed of 221 kmph. Well, it doesn’t look as beautiful (and Italian) as the 899 but it’s still quite a muscular motorcycle and comes at a much affordable price tag.

DSK Benelli TNT 600i LE

The only drawback is the lack of fairing which isn’t a big issue in city, but can be tiring while touring. But Benelli has a solution for that and it’s called the TNT 600GT.

  • Displacement: 600cc Liquid-cooled, In-Line Four-Cylinder Engine
  • Power: 85 hp @ 11,500 rpm
  • Torque: 54.6 Nm @ 10,500 rpm
  • Top Speed: 221 kmph
  • Price: INR 5.78 Lakh
  • Segment: Naked Street

Benelli TNT 600GT

As the name suggests, the Benelli TNT 600GT is meant for touring and with the same performance numbers as the TNT 600i, this sports tourer can munch miles for hours at commendable speeds while eliminating those nasty windblasts. While the TNT 600 GT cannot go all the way to 221 kmph as the 600i, it can still push you at a maximum speed of 210 kmph which is fairly commendable. It’s about INR 60,000 more expensive than the 600i but the overall package is worth the extra moolah.

DSK Benelli India Launch – TNT 600i and 600GT – 1

  • Displacement: 600cc Liquid-cooled, In-Line Four-Cylinder Engine
  • Power: 85 hp @ 11,500 rpm
  • Torque: 54.6 Nm @ 10,500 rpm
  • Top Speed: 210 kmph
  • Price: INR 6.37 Lakh
  • Segment: Sports Tourer

Kawasaki Versys 650

If the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is one motorcycle with capabilities of three, the Versys 650 is worth four. Versys 650 gets a revised engine tuning which is aimed to deliver a meatier low- and mid-range. It also features more suspension travel and better ground clearance than the Ninja 650. So, apart from being a proper tourer, and a fairly commendable city ride, the Versys 650 can also take you on the beaten path. It isn’t a true blue adventure motorcycle but it can go soft roading fairly easily. You can also go apex hunting on a race track and it can clock decent numbers, but do not expect it to behave like a Ninja 650.

New 2018 Kawasaki Versys 650 (4)

You’d have to shell out another INR 90,000 over the Ninja 650 but those extra bucks would get you a motorcycle that can take you places that its sports touring sibling cannot.

  • Displacement: 649cc Liquid-cooled, Parallel Twin Engine
  • Power: 69 hp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Torque: 64 N.m @ 7,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 206 kmph
  • Price: INR 6.60 Lakh
  • Segment: Adventure Tourer

Ducati Scrambler

The most affordable Ducati in the Indian market is also one of the most practical Ducatis. The Ducati Scrambler can be your city motorcycle, while boasting soft off-roading capabilities. The official top speed is rated at 193 kmph but there are videos all over YouTube that capture the motorcycle crossing 200 kmph mark. Apart from the performance, the retro styling with modern electronics at a aggressive price tag, make the Scrambler a sweet deal.

Ducati Scrambler – Facebook

  • Displacement: 803 cc Air-Cooled, L-Twin Engine
  • Power: 73 hp @ 8,250 rpm
  • Torque:  67 Nm @ 5,750 rpm
  • Top Speed: 200 kmph
  • Price: INR 6.78 Lakh
  • Segment: Retro Adventure

Honda CBR650F

The Honda CBR650F was the first direct threat to the Kawasaki Ninja 650 in the Indian market. In its latest iteration, the Honda CBR650F gets bronzed engine highlights and style cues from 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade. The new motorcycle also gets new LED headlight and LED tail lights. The braking on the new 2017 CBR650F has been enhanced and the bike now gets new Nissin brake calipers. It might look expensive, but swing a leg over this middleweight sports tourer and you’d be tempted to write a cheque almost instantaneously.

17YM CBR650F

  • Displacement: 649cc Liquid Cooled, Inline Four Cylinder Engine
  • Power: 85 hp @ 11,000 rpm
  • Torque: 60.5 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
  • Top Speed: 232kmph
  • Price: INR 7.33 Lakh
  • Segment: Sports Tourer

Ducati Monster 797

If the Ducati Scrambler didn’t catch your attention, the Monster 797 definitely will. Visually, Monster 797 embodies all the allure of the Monster family. The motorcycle is built around a traditional tubular Ducati Trellis frame. It features a beefy 16.5 litre fuel tank, the iconic headlight and tapered tail. The motorcycle combines traditional elements with ultra-modern components and features LCD instrumentation, LED side lights and tail light plus new switchgears. It’s carries a premium of about INR 1 lakh over the Ducati Scrambler.

New Ducati Monster 797 – Stock Photographs (2)

  • Displacement: 803 cc Air-Cooled, L-Twin Engine
  • Power: 73 hp @ 8,250 rpm
  • Torque: 67 Nm @ 5,750 rpm
  • Top Speed: 200 kmph
  • Price: INR 7.77 Lakh
  • Segment: Naked Street

Kawasaki Z900

The Z900 replaces Kawasaki’s much appreciated Z800. The new Kawasaki Z900 gets the trademark Sugomi design which makes the Z1000 so desirable. It gets the predator style stance with an aggressively styled twin headlight. It comes pretty close to the litre-class segment and thus the performance numbers are pretty solid. The Z900 uses a 948cc inline four-cylinder, liquid cooled engine which is a re-bored version of the Z1000. The engine is tuned to produce 125hp of power @ 9,500 rpm, which is a good 12hp above the Z800, and 98Nm of torque @ 7,700 rotations. All that power can help you reach over 240 kmph on the speedometer.

2017 Kawasaki Z900 First Ride Review (17)

  • Displacement: 948cc Liquid Cooled, Inline Four-Cylinder Engine
  • Power: 125 hp @ 9,500 rpm
  • Torque: 98 Nm @ 7,700 rpm
  • Top Speed: 240 kmph
  • Price: INR 7.68 Lakh
  • Segment: Naked Street

Triumph Street Triple S

The new 765cc (against 675cc from the previous model) engine on the new Street Triple range delivers a major step up in power and torque. The most affordable variant in the range, the Street Triple S, is tuned for 113PS of power @ 11,250 rpm and peak torque at 73Nm @ 10,421 rpm. Featuring typical inline three cylinder’s characteristics, the engine is versatile and can be used in various riding conditions. For even more power and premium hardware, you can opt for the Street Triple RS if you’re ready to spend INR 10.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

New 2017 Triumph Street Triple (10)

  • Displacement: 765cc Liquid Cooled, In-Line Three Cylinder Engine
  • Power: 113 hp @ 11,250 rpm
  • Torque: 73 NM @ 10,421 rpm
  • Top Speed: 220 kmph
  • Price: INR 8.72 Lakh
  • Segment: Naked Street

Triumph Bonneville T120Bonneville_T120 T120_Black_Riding_Shot010_A3_RGB

Featuring a retro-classic design, the Triumph Boneville T120 is a modern-classic that’s tuned for a laid back ride. Thus the peak torque is available at as low as 3,100 rpm. But show the motorcycle a good stretch of road and the British classic will surprise you. The design of the new Bonneville T120 is inspired by the legendary ’59 Bonneville. The new T120 has been crafted to incorporate more of the original’s DNA and iconic styling cues, detailing and features.

  • Displacement: 1200cc
  • Power: 80 hp @ 6,550 rpm
  • Torque: 105 Nm @ 3,100 rpm
  • Top Speed: 200 kmph
  • Price: INR 9.27 Lakh
  • Segment: Modern Classic

So that was our list. What do you have to think? Let us know your views through the comments section below.

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  • It’s not in production

  • JVP says:

    What about the Emflux One? That also has a top speed of 200 and costs 6 lakh. Considering the recent move by Maharastra Govt on electric vehicles, and that it will be cheaper to run, the Bangalore bike is a really good buy, though we will have to wait till November 2019