Triumph Motorcycles has announced the launch of the new Rocket 3 GT in the Indian market. The touring-spec power cruiser has been priced at Rs 18.40 lakh. Here we list the alternatives that you can consider in a similar price range.
The R variant of the Triumph Rocket 3 series is available at Rs 18 lakh. The R variant features a relatively sportier riding position than the GT model. It uses a flat handlebar, shorter fly screen and centre-set footpegs. The styling cues include LED headlamps, a peanut-shaped fuel tank, a floating tail, chunky wheels, and a twin slash-cut exhaust. The motorcycle is powered by a 2,500cc, inline three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 165bhp at 6,000rpm and 221Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm.
The American cruiser motorcycle is available at Rs 18.25 lakh, which makes it Rs 15,000 cheaper than the Triumph power cruiser. The motorcycle features a rear-swept handlebar, forward-set footpegs, an LED headlight, and split-style seats. The Fat Boy is powered by a 1,746cc, V-twin engine that produces 145Nm of peak torque at 3,000rpm. The twin-cylinder motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox.
Buyers looking for a sportier motorcycle can check the newly launched Ducati Panigale V2. The new V2 variant of the Panigale series is powered by a 955cc, twin-cylinder motor that produces 152.8bhp of peak power at 10,750rpm and 104Nm of maximum torque at 9,000rpm. The engine is linked to a six-speed gearbox, and it benefits from a bi-directional quick shifter. The Panigale V2 draws styling cues from the litre-class Panigale V4 superbike.