Superbikes and sportsbikes aren’t to be confused with each other. While superbikes look gorgeous, when it comes to sportsbikes it all comes down to performance. Everyone wants to own a superbike but not everyone can afford a R1 or a ‘busa, so which sports bike can you buy without selling your kidney? Thus, here is the list of affordable yet fun to ride sportsbikes available in India. All three bikes are priced just under Rs.2 lakh and are value for money, take a look.
During the 2013 Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare rally, Team Yahoo interviewed India’s fastest men on tar and dirt, to name the amazing sportsbikes available in India, which you can buy without selling your kidney! If your budget is below 2 lakhs and above Rs. 80000 3 hot sportsbikes are here waiting for you as by the experts. These are the best and fastest sportsbikes available in the country – KTM 390 Duke, Honda CBR250R and TVS Apache RTR 180.
KTM 390 Duke –
- Top speed – 168 kmph
- Price – Rs. 1,80,772 (ex-showroom Delhi)
- More information – Snap – KTM 390 Duke complete details and hi-res photos
‘KTM’ the three letters are well-known for Racing, the DNA of the engine is racing. Whenever a person rides the KTM bikes is believed to be crazy. The KTM 390 Duke has radiator and sensor to understand what climate to suit-in, thus, can help you in any climate. The KTM 390 Duke is mean, muscular, fast and loves to be revved. It is powered by a 373cc, single-cylinder, fuel injected, four-stroke engine that spits out 44 Bhp and 35 Nm. KTM also gives many advance feature like ABS and liquid cool engine in this bike. Due to high engine performance, the bike only take 7 seconds to reach the top speed. This bike is unique in exterior looks and most people like its sound.
Honda CBR250R –
- Top speed – 148 kmph
- Price – Rs. 1,68,000 (ex-showroom Delhi)
- More information – Honda India silently adds 4 new colours to CBR 250R, including Repsol Edition
Honda CBR250R is not as fast as KTM 390 Duke, but is one of the fastest bike in this category. All Honda bikes are reliable and CBR250R is best bike by Japanese two wheeler manufacturer in India. In terms of design, the front fairings and headlight is largely derived from its bigger sibling VFR1200F. Company give this a unique shape and mostly all the customer satisfy with the design of CBR250R. The company has also focused on the engine and pick-up. This 250cc machine vomits a peak power of 25 Bhp due to this power bike only takes 9 second to reach 100 kmph. The engine feels very relaxed and refined and can easily reach a top speed of 148 kmph.
TVS Apache RTR 180 –
- Top speed – 126 kmph
- Price – Rs. 78,800 (ex-showroom Delhi)
- More information – Top 10 things you need to know about the 2012 TVS Apache RTR 160/180
In terms of handling, TVS Apache RTR 180 is the best bike for now in India. The RTR 180 flexes equal muscles on both the road, as well as on the track. The responsive nature of this bike is quite evident in city traffic. This engine also impresses the stunt people as its light weight and instant reaction when you gun that throttle, helps to perform most of the stunts easily. Compared to the above two bikes, the Apache RTR 180 costs-low, easy-to-run and maintain. Powered by a 4-stroke, single-cylinder 177.4cc engine pumps-out a peak power of 17.03 bhp with maximum torque of 15.5 nm, it does 0-100kmph within 14 seconds and goes all the way to a whacking top speed of 126 kmph. This screamer engine loves to be revved and will bring a smile on your face.
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Source – Yahoo