Best Sports Bikes in India

All of us have dreamt of buying a sports bike at some point. The difficult question to answer has always been ‘which is the best sports bike?’. BikeWale brings you a list of top 10 sports bikes in India. The list has been curated from the enormous amount of data being generated while researching sports bikes on BikeWale. We bring you information about ex-showroom price, colors, variants, monthly units sold,

popularity and launch date of the best sports bikes to help you pick the best one. To buy the best sports bikes, BikeWale recommends you to explore the list of best sports bikes in India.

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And the top 10 sports bikes are...

  • Kawasaki Ninja 300

    • 296 cc
    • 25 kmpl
    • 39 bhp
    Available inLaunched inUnit sold (March)
    1 variant, 1 color April 2013 115

    Ex-showroom price, Mumbai

     3,60,000
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    The Kawasaki Ninja 300 was launched in October 2013 and has proven to be a worthy successor to the Ninja 250R. Introduced here in 2008, the 250R was considered to be the world’s favourite 250cc bike until it was challenged by Honda CBR 250R. But instead of going the single-cylinder way, the Japanese manufacturer upped the ante by adding more punch to the parallel twin-equipped product.

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  • Yamaha YZF R3

    • 321 cc
    • 41 bhp
    Available inLaunched inUnit sold
    1 variant, 2 colors February 2018 Not Available

    Ex-showroom price, Mumbai

     3,48,000
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    The Yamaha YZF-R3 is Yamaha’s response to the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and KTM RC390. Now, however, the Ninja 400 has made its debut, and the Honda CBR250RR and CBR300R are all giving it stiff competition globally. There aren’t any mechanical changes to the 2018 R3 other than the updation to BS4 emission norms, but new colour schemes (blue and black) and the addition of ABS have made it better value. However, it doesn’t offer upside-down front forks or an all-digital instrument cluster like the R15 V3 offers. On the other hand, it still has the sweet 41bhp, 321cc parallel-twin engine and the handling that can bring any man to his knee.

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  • Suzuki Gixxer SF

    • 155 cc
    • 48 kmpl
    • 14.6 bhp
    Available inLaunched inUnit sold
    4 variants, 5 colors April 2015 Not Available

    Ex-showroom price, Mumbai

     91,892
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    The Suzuki Gixxer SF is a fully-faired premium commuter motorcycle, which is based on the Gixxer naked motorcycle. It is targeted at a young audience looking for a stylish commuter motorcycle which can double up as a tourer.

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  • KTM RC200

    • 199.5 cc
    • 25.1 bhp
    Available inLaunched inUnit sold
    1 variant, 2 colors September 2014 Not Available

    Ex-showroom price, Mumbai

     1,77,062
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    The 2017 model year of the KTM RC200 doesn’t have mechanical updates, other than the fact that the engine is now BS4 compliant. A couple of changes have been made to its appearance – there are orange wheels, a white/orange paint scheme which has been introduced for 2017. Nothing else changes though, not even the price. That makes it a little more value for money, and as far as entry-level crotch rockets go, you can’t get much better than the RC200. There’s still no ABS, even as an option, and just like its elder sibling, it retains the scalpel-sharp handling that made us like it so much. If you’re looking for an all-new RC200, though, you’ll have to wait until the end of 2017 or beyond. There isn’t any real competition for the RC200 - the only other product that is as committed is the Yamaha YZF-R15, and that sits a segment below the RC200.

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  • Yamaha YZF-R15 S

    • 150 cc
    • 42 kmpl
    • 16 bhp
    Available inLaunched inUnit sold
    1 variant, 3 colors September 2015 Not Available

    Ex-showroom price, Mumbai

     1,15,746
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    Yamaha launched the YZF-R15 S for the Indian market based on the customer feedback. The Japanese manufacturer claims that there were many consumers who wanted to buy R15 version 2.0, but were put off because of the uncomfortable rear seat.

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  • TVS Apache RR310

    • 312.2 cc
    • 33 bhp
    Available inLaunched inUnit sold (March)
    1 variant, 2 colors December 2017 983

    Ex-showroom price, Mumbai

     2,05,000
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    The Apache RR 310 is the manufacturer’s first fully-faired 310cc bike. It carries forward the styling cues from the radical, carbon-fibre clad Akula 310 concept showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.

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  • Honda CBR 250R

    • 249.6 cc
    • 25.7 bhp
    Available inLaunched inUnit sold
    2 variants, 4 colors March 2018 Not Available

    Ex-showroom price, Mumbai

     1,61,195
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    The Honda CBR250R is Honda's 250cc single-cylinder sportbike that competes with the other fully faired machines in a similar price bracket. The 2018 model year CBR250R has two big changes: one, it is now BS4 compliant, and two, there is an LED headlamp. The rest of the motorcycle stays unchanged other than a tweak to the shape of the headlamp. It will be available in two colours - orange and green. The green was on display at the Auto Expo and is reminiscent of the Hornet's colour and graphics combination. The engine remains a 249cc fuel-injected single that is liquid cooled with 26bhp and 23Nm running through a six-speed gearbox. Braking is delivered by a 296mm front disc and 220mm rear disc. As always, ABS with CBS will be an option. The 2018 Honda CBR250R will compete with the TVS Apache RR310, KTM RC200, Yamaha Fazer 25, and Bajaj Pulsar RS200.

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  • Yamaha YZF R15

    • 150 cc
    • 42 kmpl
    • 16.7 bhp
    Available inLaunched inUnit sold (March)
    1 variant, 3 colors June 2008 5,252

    Ex-showroom price, Mumbai

     1,18,838
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    The Yamaha R15 has been on sale in India since 2008 and is the Japanese bike maker’s premium 150cc sports bike. Underpinned by the same deltabox frame from the v-ixxion and eschewing a design from the larger R1, it has been popular with those who want efficiency with a whole load of sportiness. Yamaha facelifted the bike in 2011 and dubbed the new version as R15 V 2.0.

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  • Bajaj Pulsar RS200

    • 199.5 cc
    • 35 kmpl
    • 24.5 bhp
    Available inLaunched inUnit sold
    2 variants, 3 colors March 2015 Not Available

    Ex-showroom price, Mumbai

     1,24,544
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    After number of spy pictures doing the round of the internet, Bajaj Motorcycles has finally launched its first fully-faired motorcycle, the Pulsar RS 200 for the Indian market. Previously touted to be called as the SS200, this bike has been the most anticipated launch from the company.

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  • Yamaha YZF R15 V3

    • 155 cc
    • 18.7 bhp
    Available inLaunched inUnit sold
    1 variant, 2 colors February 2018 Not Available

    Ex-showroom price, Mumbai

     1,25,000
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    The YZF-R15 changed the 150cc segment in the Indian market the way the CBZ did when it was launched. It was an everyday motorcycle that could genuinely be used as a trackday tool. The second version of the R15 traded practicality for more focused performance, but the advent of the KTM RC200 meant that much better performance was available for the sportbike enthusiast at a similar price. The R15 V3 promises to reduce that gap significantly with technology. On the list are an engine with a few more ccs, but variable valve timing takes the maximum power output to nearly 19bhp with a nominal decrease in maximum torque while spreading that torque over a wider rev range. It also gets all-LED lamps and an all-digital LCD instrument cluster that displays a wealth of information, including when the Variable Valve Actuation switches to the different camshaft profile. The global model also gets goodies like upside down forks, but the model in India gets regular forks. The pillion seat seems to be a little lower, at least visually, which should address some of the pillion complaints. The rear side panels also have a very Ducati Panigale-style gap between them and the rear subframe, while also neatly integrating the grab handles for the pillion, which the V2 lacked. There is no ABS available even as an option, and will be available only when it becomes mandatory in 2019. On display at the 2018 Auto Expo also was a ‘Daytona’ kitted R15, suggesting that like the previous versions, more performance will be made available via a kit at a later date.

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    11 April 2018
    Ranjan R. Bhat

    The 2019 Yamaha YZF-R25, which is sold in India in the guise of the YZF-R3, has been rendered by a Japanese media house. The rendering shows the quarter-litre sportbike featuring sharper styling and LED headlamps. 

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  • Kawasaki offering discounts on Ninja 300, ZX-10R and Z1000
    Kawasaki offering discounts on Ninja 300, ZX-10R and Z1000
    10 April 2018
    Ranjan R. Bhat

    Kawasaki dealerships across the country are offering discounts on select models. The discount ranges from Rs 11,000 to Rs 4 lakhs, for models like the Ninja 300, Ninja 650, Z1000 and the Ninja ZX-10R. 

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  • 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 unveiled
    2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 unveiled
    09 April 2018
    Ranjan R. Bhat

    Yamaha has unveiled the YZF-R15 in new paint schemes for 2018. To be sold only in the Indonesian market, the R15 has been priced at IDR 35.2 million (Rs 1.60 lakhs). 

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    2018 BikeWale Trackday: An introduction
    05 April 2018
    Vikrant Singh

    Welcome to the second edition of the BikeWale Trackday. Now, last year, things didn’t go exactly as planned. We did get all the motorcycles we wanted, but the weather was awful. We had incessant rain, and so, we barely rode. And every time we got a window to head out on...

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  • Kawasaki Ninja 400 – Sibling rivalry
    Kawasaki Ninja 400 – Sibling rivalry
    03 April 2018
    Ranjan R. Bhat

    The Kawasaki Ninja 400 is the latest addition to Kawasaki’s Indian portfolio. However, within the brand, there are two other motorcycles that pose serious threat to the Ninja 400. We are referring to the Ninja 300 and the Z650, which stand on the either side of the Ninja...

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