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The Hayabusa is synonymous to superbike enthusiasts the world over. First introduced in 1999, it was the fastest production motorcycle then and continues to keep up with the quick young guns of today. The ‘Busa’, as it is popularly known in the motorcycle world, kicked-off the big bike trend in India.
The 2017 KTM RC390 sports a host of updates but it hasn’t gotten the generation change that the 390 Duke has. That’s not to take away from its improvements, though: the one change we’re sure everyone will appreciate is the addition of a more comfortable seat. Adding to its usability are wider mirrors, adjustable levers, and a ride-by-wire throttle that will eliminate the jerkiness at low revs usually associated with the 373cc engine. It also looks a little more traditional, because the exhaust canister is a traditional side-mounted one, thanks to the BS4 emission requirements. A bigger front brake disc helps it stop harder and with more consistency. There are new paint schemes, of course, to differentiate it from the earlier models. However, the generation change that you might be waiting for will be launched in late 2017, but it will be a feature update, rather than a major performance boost.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The KTM RC200 last got an update in 2017, when the motor was upgraded to meet BS-lV emission norms. A couple of changes were also made to its appearance –orange wheels, and a white/orange paint scheme that was introduced for 2017. Nothing else changed, making 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. For 2019, single-channel ABS is an option worth Rs 9000. Just like its elder sibling, it retains the scalpel-sharp handling that made us like it so much. There isn’t any real competition for the RC200 - the only other product that is as committed is the Yamaha YZF-R15, and its performance sits a segment below the RC200, although it does have a better dual-channel ABS system. The RC200 is priced at Rs 1.79 lakh onward (ex-showroom,Delhi).
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.
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 a far better performance was available for the sportbike enthusiast at a similar price. The R15 Version 3.0 reduces that gap significantly with technology. On the list is an engine with a few more ccs, but featuring variable valve timing which takes the maximum power output to nearly 19bhp with a nominal decrease in torque which is now spread 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.