Kawasaki India has introduced the BS6-compliant Ninja ZX-10R at an aggressive price tag of Rs 14,99,000 (ex-showroom, India). The motorcycle competes against the likes of BMW S1000RR and the Ducati Panigale V4 although the rival products carry considerably higher price tags. Instead, here we list the alternatives to the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in a similar price range.
Ducati Multistrada 950 S (Rs 15,49,000)
Ducati’s Multistrada 950 S is available at a premium of Rs 50,000 over the Japanese supersport motorcycle. The L-twin powered ADV-sports tourer comes with upright ergonomics that makes it more versatile than the Ninja ZX-10R. The 937cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor on the Multistrada 950S is tuned to produce 113bhp at 9,000rpm and 94Nm of peak torque at 6,750rpm. The premium feature list includes LED lighting, a five-inch TFT display, Bosch 9.1 ABS, switchable traction control, selectable riding modes, and Ducati’s electronic Skyhook suspension.
Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro (Rs 15,50,000)
The top-spec Triumph Tiger 900 retails at Rs 15,50,000, which is a premium of Rs 51,000 over the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R BS6. The flagship Tiger 900 model features full-LED lighting, a colour TFT display, cornering ABS, traction control system, and tubeless tyre compatible wire-spoke wheels. The mechanical specifications include an 888cc, inline three-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC engine that makes 93.9bhp of maximum power at 8,750rpm and 87Nm of peak torque at 7,250rpm.
Honda Africa Twin Manual (Rs 15,96,500)
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India’s flagship adventure tourer is nearly one lakh rupees more expensive than the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R BS6. The DCT version, on the other hand, is available at Rs 17,50,500. The Japanese adventure tourer comes with premium features such as LED lighting, five-stage adjustable windscreen, adjustable seat, heated grips, tubeless tyre compatible wire-spoke wheels, cruise control system, and a Bluetooth-enabled, 6.5-inch TFT, touchscreen display that benefits from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Africa Twin is powered by a 1,083cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that makes 98bhp at 7,500rpm and 103Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm.
BMW Rnine T Scrambler (Rs 16,75,000)
The BMW R nineT Scrambler gets a classic design that is complemented by modern features such as an LED headlight with LED DRL and a newly designed circular instrument. The motorcycle is powered by a 1,170cc, air and oil-cooled, two-cylinder engine that produces 107.2bhp at 7,250rpm and a peak torque of 116Nm at 6,000rpm. The model also benefits from two riding modes (Rain and Road), Automatic Stability Control (ASC), ABS Pro, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), and a new suspension strut with travel-dependent damping (WAD).
Triumph Speed Triple RS (Rs 16,95,000)
Triumph Motorcycles’ flagship roadster is nearly two lakh rupees more expensive than the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R BS6. The motorcycle gets full-LED lighting, a Bluetooth-enabled colour TFT-display, cornering ABS, switchable cornering traction control, five riding modes, Cruise control, wheelie control, fully-adjustable Ohlins suspensions, and Brembo brakes. The mechanical specifications include a 1,160cc, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 177.5bhp at 10,750 and 125Nm of peak torque at 9,000rpm.
All prices are ex-showroom, India