Harleys and Indian motorcycles, we have considered the most expensive example from each brand that retails performance bikes in India. The 1299 Superleggera worth INR 1.12 Crore has been missed due to availability issues. The only 1 allotted to India has been sold.
1) Kawasaki Ninja H2R @ INR 69.80 Lakh – Ninja H2R has no direct competition to any other production two wheel machine around the world. It can put a mid-size performance cars output value to shame with 310 PS at 14,000 rpm. The supercharged 998cc engine on the motorcycle is a unique piece of art, pushing this track only variant to a claimed top speed of 400 kmph. Unlike most liter class bikes with just around 110-115 Nm of torque, Ninja H2R brings 165 Nm of massive torque for its 216 kg of aerodynamically efficient body.
2) Ducati 1299 Panigale Final Edition @ INR 59.18 Lakh – Before the official entry of four cylinder Ducati SuperSport motorcycle, 1299 Panigale Final Edition will serve as widely available model that takes performance to a new level. It ranks second among most expensive bikes and brings 1285cc of performance tuned displacement. That makes it good for 209.4 HP at 11,000 rpm and 142 Nm at 9,000 rpm. It weighs just 190 kg and thus, outperforms many liter class bikes with its effective road performance. This is the last production model for Ducati twin-cylinder performance motorcycling.
3) Harley-Davidson CVO Limited @ INR 53.49 Lakh – CVO Limited is undoubtedly king of all roads and hypnotize everyone with its grand presence. Riding the same feels like being at home (unless you get heavy rains on your face!) as you get 165 Nm of torque at just 3250 rpm. A slight push of throttle is good to make this 431 kg bike ride like a flying carpet. It comes with Harley Boom Audio for maximum infotainment possibilities while riding. The seats are huge and offer backrest to both the riders.
4) MV Agusta F4 RC @ INR 50.10 Lakh – A liter class marvel, F4 RC is top spec performance loaded variant of the four cylinder race series. The 998cc engine comes with 212 HP at 13,600 rpm and 115 Nm at 9,300 rpm. This makes it one of the most powerful option, that too with 302 kmph of claimed top speed and just 175 kg of dry weight. Premium parts on offer includes Ohlins suspension, forged aluminum alloy wheels, Brembo GP brakes and MV Agusta electronic quick-shifter.
5) Indian Roadmaster @ INR 37.07 Lakh – Another heavyweight in the most expensive bikes, Indian Roadmaster comes with a huge 1811cc, twin cylinder engine producing 138.9 Nm at 2600 rpm. This makes it even more responsive than any other production bike around its segment. Roadmaster weighs 428 kg and carries 20.8 liter of fuel tank. The low 673 mm of seat height helps short riders enjoy the cruising feel without any fear of getting stuck in middle of a tough situation. Indian Motorcycles offer a huge infotainment display along with premium sound system on the Roadmaster.
6) Yamaha R1M @ INR 33.54 Lakh – R1M is the most expensive Yamaha sport bike,carrying a powerful 998cc engine producing 197.2 BHP at 13,500 rpm and 112.4 Nm at 11,500 rpm. It weighs 200 kg and claims just 2.7 seconds for 0-100 kmph. Being a premium racer, Yamaha R1M comes with quick shift system, lift control system, slide control system, traction control system, power delivery mode and launch control system. Along with Ohlins electronic race suspension, all these electronic additions make R1M more expensive than its regular version.
7) Honda Goldwing @ INR 29.95 Lakh – Goldwing is Hondas most expensive model that uses a 6-cylinder, 1832cc engine producing 116.66 BHP at 5500 rpm and 167 Nm at 4000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and pulls 421 kg Goldwing in the smoothest possible manner. Honda offers 150 liters of capacity through these fixed panniers while six speaker sound system helps rider stay entertained throughout the journey.
8) BMW K1600GTL Pro @ INR 29.00 Lakh – The flagship BMW K1600GTL is one direct rival to Honda Goldwing. Carrying a smaller 1649 cc, 6-cylinder engine, K1600GTL is good for 160 HP at 7750 rpm and 175 Nm at 5250 rpm. Clearly, power values favor the BMW cruiser as it also weighs 348 kg (73 kg less) and hence, proves to be better in all aspects. K1600 GTL is strictly for those who wish to cover four digit miles at three digit speeds.
9) Moto Guzzi MGX-21 @ INR 27.70 Lakh – MGX-21 is even known by its name Flying Fortress. The 1380 cc, twin cylinder motorcycle is good for 95 HP and 121 Nm of torque. This makes it good for certain rivals but typical cruiser in this range are way more powerful than Moto Guzzi MGX-21. The positive charm of Flying Fortress comes through 182 mm of impressive ground clearance and 314 kg of low weight (compared to cruisers of this segment). Still, it feels expensive for its performance value.
10) Aprilia RSV4 RF @ INR 22.81 Lakh – Being the member of elite liter class range, RSV4 RF is Indias most powerful Aprilia with high electronic feature list on its side. It has an overall power output of 201 HP at 13,000 rpm and 115 Nm at 10,500 rpm. The lightweight architecture is shared with Aprilias MotoGP frame while premium components on offer includes Ohlins suspension, Brembo M50 calipers and Bosch cornering ABS.