We list out the 12 options you have if you are looking for a bike around the price of the Indian FTR 1200 S which retails at Rs 14.46 lakhs.
The FTR 1200 S’s design is inspired by flat-track racers of the ‘80s. Although there might not be many bikes from that genre in the market, there are a few modern-retro options you can consider. Let’s begin with the BMW R Nine T Scrambler which will cost you Rs 15.40 lakhs. It uses a 1,170cc, boxer-twin that puts out 107bhp and 116Nm of torque. The Japanese offer two similar motorcycles, the recently launched Honda CB1000R+ and the Kawasaki Z900 RS.
The CB1000R+ is a neo-retro styled motorcycle with a 999cc, inline-four heart. This unit pumps out 141bhp and 104Nm of torque. It is priced at Rs 14.46 lakhs. On the other hand, the Kawasaki Z900 RS looks comparatively more retro, deriving its styling from the legendary Z1. However, it uses the same 948cc, inline-four engine from the Z900 that produces 108bhp and 98Nm of torque. The Kawasaki Z900 RS retails at Rs 15.3 lakhs.
There are also three streetfighters to consider, and let’s begin with ‘ze Germans’ again. BMW offers the R1200 R with a price tag of Rs 15.05 lakhs. Powering the bike is a similar 1170cc engine as the above mentioned R Nine T Scrambler. However this unit produces 124bhp and 125Nm of torque.
You could also have the patron of the ‘Sugomi’ design; the Kawasaki Z1000. The bike uses a 1.043cc, inline-four motor that puts out 139bhp and 111Nm of torque. It costs Rs 15.10 lakhs. Another head-turner is the MV Agusta Brutale 800 that would cost you Rs 15.59 lakhs. The Brutale 800 uses a 798cc, inline-three engine which produces 107bhp and 83Nm of torque.
The list also includes two cruisers, the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob and the Triumph Thunderbird Storm which are priced at Rs 14.69 lakhs and Rs 14.67 lakhs respectively. Now, the Fat Bob looks like Mr Schwarzenegger’s go-to bike. It is burly and avant-garde and is powered by a 1,745cc, V-twin engine that puts out 145Nm of torque. The Thunderbird Storm on the other hand has a more conventional, dark custom cruiser appeal. It uses a 1,700cc parallel-twin engine which puts out 97bhp of power and 156Nm of torque.
For the undaunted and adventurous, there is the Triumph Tiger XCA and the BMW R 1200 GS which retail at Rs 14.37 lakhs and Rs 15.70 lakhs each. The Tiger XCA is an off-road focused bike and rides on spoke wheels with dual-purpose tyres. The bike uses an 800cc, inline-three engine that produces 94bhp and 78Nm of torque. Meanwhile the R 1200 GS rides on alloy wheels and thus is touring focused. This BMW bike also has a 1,170 boxer-twin motor that puts out 124bhp and 125Nm like the R 1200 R streetfighter. In the adventure-touring segment, Ducati has the Multistrada 1260 at Rs 15.99 lakhs. It is powered by a 1,262cc, L-Twin motor that puts out 153bhp and 129Nm of torque.
And knowing us Indians and our love for faired bikes, Ducati also offers the 959 Panigale. The fully-faired motorcycle gets an aggressive stance and a front end that is reminiscent of a raging bull. Oh these Italians! Well, the 959 Panigale is propelled by a 955cc, L-Twin engine that produces 154bhp and 107Nm of torque.
All prices ex-showroom Mumbai.