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5 most affordable superbikes in India - Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and more

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Pratik Bhanushali

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Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Right Side View

The Indian two-wheeler market is witnessing a gradual shift as the big bike market is also growing alongside the commuter motorcycles. The number of litre-class bikes is now more than ever in the country. This means enthusiasts also have more options to choose from. So, we’ve made a list of the top five most affordable superbikes that you can buy today in India. 

Kawasaki Ninja 1000

New Kawasaki Ninja 1000 rumoured to have a global debut soon

The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is one of the most affordable litre-class bikes that you can buy today in India. With an asking price of Rs 11.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Ninja 1000 has been favored by many sports touring enthusiasts. It’s powered by a 1,043cc inline four-cylinder motor that dishes out 140.13 bhp and 111 Nm. It gets a TFT, LED illumination, smartphone connectivity, ride modes, traction control, quick-shifter, and cornering ABS on the feature front. It rides on USD front forks and a monoshock with preload and rebound adjustability. The Ninja 1000’s braking hardware comprises 300mm twin front discs and a 250mm rear disc with ABS. The 17-inch alloys are wrapped in Bridgestone tyres. Head here to read our road test review

DucatiMonster

Ducati Monster BS6 Right Side View

The Ducati Monster is a streetfighter offering with an asking price of Rs 12.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It’s powered by 937cc twin-cylinder engine with the output rated at 109.96 bhp and 93 Nm. The motor packs ample mid-range torque Ducati has offered a boatload of electronics with the bike. For instance, it gets LED illumination, three riding modes (Sport, Urban, and Touring), wheelie control, traction control, cornering ABS, and launch control.

The front forks and rear monoshock also offer adjustability and the braking hardware comprises twin 320mm Brembo discs and a single 245mm rear disc. Here’s our road test review of the bike

Suzuki Katana

Suzuki Katana Right Side View

Suzuki recently launched the Katana in India as its latest big bike offering. With an asking price of Rs 13.61 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) it undercuts the Hayabusa by a decent margin. Powering the bike is a 999cc inline four-cylinder motor that belts out 150.19 bhp and 106 Nm. It’s mated to a six-speed gearbox and benefits from a slip-and-assist clutch. Meanwhile, the electronics package includes riding modes, a traction control system, low rpm assist ABS and a ride-by-wire system. The Katana rides on USD front forks and a linked rear shock and the braking hardware consists of twin front and a single rear disc mounted on 17-inch alloys wrapped in 120/70 front and a 190/50 rear tyre. To read its full review, click here

Suzuki Hayabusa

Suzuki Hayabusa action

Another Suzuki superbike that you can opt for in this list is the legendary Hayabusa. The bike became a household name from its first generation until its latest iteration, which is on sale for Rs 16.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Suzuki Hayabusa draws power from a 1,340cc inline four-cylinder motor that dishes out 187.3 bhp and 150 Nm. It’s mated to a six-speed gearbox and gets a quickshifter as well. Other rider aids like five riding modes, a six-axis IMU, ride-by-wire, ABS, traction control, anti-lift control system, active speed limiter, launch control, and engine brake control are also offered on the Suzuki offering. We rode the bike on one of our country's famed racetracks, and here’s how the Hayabusa performed. 

BMW S1000R

2023 BMW S1000R breaks cover!

Last but not least, the BMW S1000R has also made it to this list. It costs Rs 18.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and has been recently updated as well. The Bavarian streetfighter packs a 999cc single-cylinder motor that makes 162.26 bhp and 114 Nm. It’s mated to a six-speed gearbox and offers oodles of power from the get-go. Backing the firepower on this motorcycle is a list of electronics like three ride modes (Rain, Road, and Dynamic), anti-hopping clutch, traction control system, ABS Pro, Hill Start Control, Riding Modes Pro, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), engine drag torque control MSR, engine brake control. It rides on adjustable front and rear suspension and the braking hardware includes twin front and a single rear disc.

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