Ducati recently introduced its flagship adventure touring motorcycle, the Multistrada V4, in India. The prices of the bike start at Rs 18.99 lakh and go up to Rs 23.30 lakh. If you think that pricing is too steep and are wondering what the similarly priced alternatives are in India, here's the list.
The Triumph Rocket 3 is a power cruiser that holds the title of being the largest displacement production motorcycle with a 2,485cc triple-cylinder motor. Producing 165bhp and 221Nm, it also makes the most amount of torque output. The Rocket 3 comes in a road-focused R and a touring-centric GT model priced at Rs 19.35 lakh and Rs 19.95 lakh, respectively.
The only cruiser in BMW Motorrad’s portfolio, the R18 is a stunning modern-retro cruiser. With its old-school design dominated by chrome-finished components, the R18 is a true head-turner. And it’s powered by the larger boxer-twin mill by BMW that has a displacement of 1,802cc and belts out 89.84bhp and 158Nm. Available in three cosmetically different variants, the prices of the R18 start at Rs 19.90 lakh.
The BMW S1000XR is a true rival to the Ducati Multistrada V4 as both are full-size adventure tourers. Unlike the Multi’s V-type cylinder configuration, the S 1000 XR is propelled by a 999cc, inline four-cylinder engine derived from its S 1000 RR sport sibling. It’s essentially a sportbike in a tourer’s guise with power and torque output of 162bhp and 114Nm, respectively. Moreover, the electronics package is also pretty comprehensive. BMW has pegged the S 1000 XR at Rs 21.30 lakh.
The Kawasaki Z H2 is one of the most ballistic naked street bikes one can buy as it brings the Ninja H2’s supercharged magic to the table. It’s powered by a 998cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, supercharged engine that produces 197.2bhp at 11,000rpm and 137Nm of peak torque at 8,500rpm. The Z H2 is available in standard and SE trims that cost Rs 21.90 lakh and Rs 25.90 lakh, respectively.
The Ducati Panigale V4 is one of the fastest and electronically advanced sportbikes on the globe. Its 1,103cc V4 mill makes power north of 200bhp even in its stock form. And the electronics package consists of all the goodies you can imagine to keep the rider safe. Interestingly, the latest edition of the bike also gets the aerodynamic package with winglets that was present only in the V4 R previously. The base variant of the Panigale V4 costs Rs 23.50 lakh.
(All prices are ex-showroom)