The present-day motorcycle market in India is slowly getting an inclination towards being more performance-oriented than it ever was. Motorcycles in the sub-200cc segment, which were earlier tagged as commuter motorcycles, are getting the performance boost. Some models like the Pulsars are getting the booster in the form of AS, NS or the RS.
Apart from the sub-200cc, there are many more motorcycles with bigger engines that have proved itself to be born with the racer gene or at least a high amount of torque to thrust out the thumb. Companies like Royal Enfield, KTM and Kawasaki have taken this league to a next level.
Here are the top-selling performance motorcycles that have made it big in the Indian market.
Royal Enfield Classic 350
When it comes to manufacturing motorcycles that are good to sound, ride and admire, only a few can beat Royal Enfield. The Classic 350 is one of the most successful motorcycles in India and have dominated the cruiser segment in India for a great part of its presence. It has clocked a whopping 47,600 (approx.) units in the sales mark in September 2017.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc, air-cooled engine which is capable of making a maximum power of 19.8 bhp and a humongous torque of 28 Nm. The transmission duties are done by a 5-speed gearbox unit.
Kawasaki Ninja 300
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is one of the biggest and the most trusted names when it comes to choosing a motorcycle that is born to be ridden on the track. This fully-faired motorcycle has been a tough competitor among all other sports motorcycles.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is powered by a 269cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine which can make a maximum power of 39 bhp along with a peak torque of 27 Nm. As for the transmission, there is a 6-speed manual unit sending down the power to the wheel.
When it comes to counting the number of power-packed motorcycles produced, none other can have more than KTM. The RC390, a fully-faired sports motorcycle boasts on a big engine and a highly efficient engine to follow it up. The clip-on handlebars and the aggressive stance makes it the best choice in the sub-500cc segment.
The KTM RC390 is powered by a 373.2cc engine with an electronic fuel-injected technology. The engine makes a humongous power of 42.3 bhp along with a peak torque of 37 Nm.
Bajaj Dominar 400
The Bajaj Dominar 400 hasn’t met the sales target set by the company yet. However, it still has a better number in comparison to the other performance-oriented motorcycles. The motorcycle is chunky and muscular from every angle, front and rear alike.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by the same engine that powers the KTM 390 series. However, the engine is tuned to make lesser power to suit the Indian road. The same 373.2 cc engine makes a maximum power of 34.5 bhp and a highest torque of 35 Nm.
The Indian road is flooded with powerful, sport-oriented motorcycle lately. Brands like Yamaha, Honda, KTM, etc. have made a big impact in the domestic circuit. However, there aren’t many that could make an impression. The ones that did, made it big. Did you notice the number of REs or KTMs on the road?
About Author : Yatin Kumar is a professional wordsmith with 4+ years of experience in Content writing and Editing in automotive industry. She is passionate about upcoming bikes in market.