Royal Enfield had been the most popular bike since ages. But now, premium bikes of renowned automobile companies in the world, have become a sensation in Indian markets. They are attracting customers and selling quiet a number of bikes. Mentioned here are a few of the bikes that are selling well...
Last year, that is from April 2016 to March 2017, at least 8,696 super bikes were sold. Bikes with an engine capacity of 500 cc or more, are called super bikes. The bike that sold the most was Harley Davidson Street 750. At least 2,113 units of this bike were sold last year. Later, DSK Benelly TMT 600I sold 640 units. Harley Davidson Iron 883 sold 474 units. This was succeeded by Kawasaki Ninja 650, which sold 458 units. Triumph Street Twin is in the 5th position after selling 237 units.
Interestingly, there is a sharp rise in sale of bikes within 1,000 cc and 1,600 cc capacity. At the same time, the sale of 800 cc to 1,000 cc bikes declined, when compared to the previous year. Triumph bikes sales increased. Triumph Street Twin ranked fifth in sales. Last year, Tiger 800 model 216 bikes of this company ranked sixth in highest sales. Suzuki Hayabusa sold 209 units and ranked seventh.
Harley Davidson Street 750
Harley Davidson is doubtless the leader of super bikes. There are two models of Harley Davidson in top 5 sold. While Street 750 model is one, the other is 883. Street 750 Delhi Ex showroom price is Rs. 4.98 lakh. It has a liquid cooled, 749cc V twin engine. At RCM 3,750, it releases 59 nm torque. With 8,000 RCM, it has 53 bhp of speed. Maximum speed is 200 km per hour. This bike which runs on petrol, gives 17 km for one litre mileage. It has six gears, disc brakes, telescopic forks, gas charge shock absorbers and weights 223 kg.
DSK Benelly TMT 600I
Delhi Ex showroom price is Rs. 5.82 lakh. It gives a good experience to those riding a bike for the first time. With Inline four, liquid cooled 600 cc engine, 11,500 RCM with 85 bhp, the bike's maximum speed is 230 km per hour. It gives 18 km per litre petrol, mileage. It has six gears, disc brakes, hydraulic mono-shock absorbers and weighs 231 kg.
Harley Davidson Iron 883
Delhi Ex showroom price is more than Rs. 8 lakh. Mileage is 17 km per litre. Engine capacity is 883 cc. With two cylinders, maximum power is 5,500 rcm with 50 bhp. Maximum speed is 200 km. The bike runs on petrol and has, disc brakes, five gears and weighs 247 kg.
Kawasaki Ninja 650
It is suitable for long drives. It has 649 cc parallel twin engines. Delhi Ex showroom rate is nearly Rs. 5.69 lakh. Disc brakes, Alloy wheels, six gears, single offset lay down shock absorbers, anti-lock braking system, electric start, etc. features are available. Maximum speed is 212 kmph. Mileage is 21 km for one litre of petrol.
Triumph Street Twin
This is the starting model in this company. Ex showroom rate is Rs. 7 lakh, for 900 cc capacity bike. It sports a liquid cooled parallel twin engine. It is available in aluminium silver, Cranberry red, matte black, jet black etc. colours. It has five gears, disc brakes and chromed spring twin shock absorbers. Maximum speed is 180 km per hour. Mileage is 27 km on one litre petrol.
Triumph Tiger 800X c
The engine is 800 cc capacity and runs for 210 kmph. Its features include, digital talk meter, six gears, disc brakes, mileage of 21 km per litre petrol, Showa company mono-shock hydraulic adjustable shocks and non-maintenance battery. It weighs 213 kg.
Hyderabad Ex show room rate is Rs. 16 lakh. Engine capacity is 1,340 cc with four cylinders. The maximum speed is 312 km. Analog talk meter, six gears, disc brakes, link type coil spring shock absorbers are among its features. Mileage is 17 km per litre of petrol and it weighs 266 kg.
One of the super bikes that is liked by bike lovers is Kawasaki Z800. It costs about Rs. 8 lakh. Mileage is 16 km per litre petrol. Its engine capacity is 800 cc and it has six gears. Dukati Panigal 959 has also earned a place among powerful super bikes. Its price is Rs. 14 lakh. Engine capacity is 955 cc. It can run 17 km on one litre petrol. Disc brakes and six gears are available. Its maximum speed is 264 kmph. It weighs 195 kg.