Best Sports Bikes in India
For Sports Bikes, there are 5 new models on offer from various manufacturers. Yamaha YZF R15 V3 (Rs. 140880), Bajaj Pulsar 220 F (Rs. 107750) and Bajaj Pulsar NS200 (Rs. 113780) are among the most popular bikes in this segment. To see the latest price in your city, offers, variants, specifications, pictures, mileage and reviews, please select your desired bike models from the list below.
Yamaha YZF R15 V3
Yamaha had recently increased the price of the R15 V3 by Rs 600. It now retails at Rs 1,40,880 (ex-showroom Delhi). However, we do expect the price to be hiked once again by around 10-15 per cent for the BS6-compliant model. Official documents of the BS6-compliant model showcasing a drop in power were leaked online recently. The BS6 bike will produce 18.63PS compared to the current model’s 19.3PS. Expect the BS6-compliant model to be launched by the end of this year.
The Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 is the sportiest motorcycle in the 150cc category. It is also one of Yamaha’s most successful sports bikes in India. In its third iteration, the R15 comes with a larger 155cc liquid-cooled engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology. This feature offers an optimal balance between low-end grunt and top-end drive. The low-end performance was something the previous generation bike struggled with. The Version 3.0’s design language is more in line with the new YZF-R1, and the bike features LED headlamps and tail light. The fully-digital instrument cluster also comes with efficiency readout in addition to the regular trove of information. While the bike sold in other markets features an inverted fork up front, the India-spec model makes do with a telescopic unit. At the rear, the motorcycle employs a monoshock. Brakes include 282mm front and 220mm rear disc with standard dual-channel ABS.
Bajaj Pulsar NS200
Bajaj Auto has not updated the flagship Pulsar naked for a while as the last significant update to the Pulsar NS200 came when it was kitted with single-channel ABS. There were barely any cosmetic changes to report. The 199cc single-cylinder engine continues to breathe via a carburettor. However, with BS6 emission norms kicking in soon, we expect Bajaj to make use of the fuel-injected motor from the RS200 on the naked as well. Expect prices of the bike to go up by roughly Rs 6,500 to Rs 7,000.
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that back in 2012 the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 paved the way for current-day Bajaj bikes such as the Dominar 400 and the RS200. The Pulsar NS200 essentially was Bajaj’s first modern sports bike. It came with a perimeter frame (a first for any Bajaj bike), a rear monoshock and a potent liquid-cooled motor sourced (and highly reworked) from the more expensive KTM 200 Duke. In a nutshell, Bajaj had equipped the NS200 with all the bells and whistles you could’ve asked at a more affordable asking price. After a brief absence, the NS200 was brought back with modern design bits and a BS4-compliant engine. But since then it has largely remained unchanged. The latest update here came in the form of single-channel ABS. While it may no longer be as feature-rich as some of its rivals, the NS200 continues to have a dominant presence in the 200cc segment.
Suzuki India has launched the 2019 Hayabusa for Rs 13.74 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), which is a small hike of Rs 17,000 over the outgoing model. The Busa gets two new colour schemes – Metallic Oort Gray and Glass Sparkle Black. It was one of the most powerful and fastest production motorcycles of its time and is still considered amongst the best drag motorcycles. Mechanically, the 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa is powered by the 1,340cc inline-four engine that produces 195PS of power at 9,500rpm and a peak torque of 155Nm at 7,200rpm.