I am searching for a sports commuter. My priorities are ABS, LCD display, good exhaust note, 34+ horsepower and a mileage of 25+ kpl. I have no price limit.
Satrujit Mishra, via email
AAA At the moment, you have a few good options for mid-size bikes in this power category, starting with the KTM 390 Duke, which is very exciting but not everyone’s cup of tea as a commuter. Another option comes in the form of the new TVS Apache RR 310, which is quick and fully faired, but reasonably comfortable. Since you’ve mentioned that price is not a concern, the new BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS are good options to consider as well. Both the BMWs will offer exactly what you’re looking for. Kawasaki has also recently launched the locally assembled Ninja 300, which will meet all your requirements. However, you will need to see if the sporty riding position is something you are comfortable with.
We’ve tried to keep the prices reasonable here, but for no budget limit, motorcycles like the Kawasaki Z650, Ninja 650 and Triumph Bonneville range will also meet your needs, but are unlikely to return your desired mileage in city conditions.