10 most expensive bikes on sale in India
18th Jan 2019 7:11 pm
If money is no object to you, here are ten of the most exotic two-wheeled creations to splurge on.
10. Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special
Price - Rs 32,99,000
This is Harley-Davidson’s most well-equipped and expensive cruiser (discounting the custom-made CVO). The Road Glide gets Harley-Davidson’s 1,745cc Milwaukee Eight engine and is also equipped with features like a 6.5-inch infotainment screen and Bluetooth connectivity. If its large proportions weren’t enough, Harley has added a quarter-fairing to making it look more menacing. Read our first ride report here.
9. 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2
Price - 34,50,000
The Ninja H2 range has got a number of updates for 2019. The hypersport motorcycle gets a new intake system, ECU, tyres, brakes and lot more. Grabbing the headlines is its 31hp hike in power, which now stands at 231hp. Torque is also up by 8.2Nm, taking the superbike's total torque output to 141.7Nm. The hypersport motorcycle also gets a special “self-healing” paint job.
8. Indian Chieftain Elite
Price - Rs 38,00,000
The 2018 Chieftain Elite cruiser is limited to 350 units, worldwide, and features a bespoke colour scheme – which the company claims takes 25 hours to complete. Other equipment includes a premium audio system, custom seats and more. The motorcycle’s unique Black Hills Silver colour scheme features marble accenting in the paint. The American bike maker claims that this accenting assures that no two Chieftain Elites look identical.
7. Indian Roadmaster
Price - 39,99,000
The Roadmaster is the Springfield manufacturer’s take on a cross-country cruiser. It gets a touchscreen Ride Command system, an electric front screen, adjustable footboards, keyless ignition, heated grips and heated seats. Indian Motorcycle had also sold one unit of the exclusive Roadmaster Elite for Rs 48 lakh (ex-showroom), earlier this year. You can read more about that model here.
6. 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon
Price - Rs 41,00,000
If even the H2 isn’t exclusive enough for you, Kawasaki has another bike that takes it up a notch (or two). Dubbed the H2 Carbon, this bike has a carbon-fibre upper-cowl that adds to its visual drama. It is powered by the same engine fitted on the 2019 Ninja H2 which makes 231hp and 141.7Nm of torque. The H2 Carbon also gets the new intake system, ECU, tyres, brakes and special self-healing paint job seen on the Ninja H2.
5. Harley-Davidson CVO
Price - Rs 49,99,000
This is the most expensive motorcycle sold by ‘The Company’. 'CVO' stands for Custom Vehicle Operations and the motorcycle exclusively gets the manufacturer's most powerful engine – the 1,923cc Milwaukee Eight 117 – along with heated seats, heated grips, an audio system, Bluetooth headsets, a colour screen and keyless locking/unlocking.
4. Ducati Panigale 1299 Final Edition
Price - Rs 51,82,000
The final lot of the last of Ducati’s large-displacement V-twin sportbikes rolled out of the Borgo Panigale factory, recently. Until the V4 R was launched in India, the limited edition Panigale 1299 Final Edition was the most expensive Ducati for sale in the country (discounting the ultra-exclusive Superleggera and Desmosedici RR, of course). The Final Edition comes in a special tri-colour paint scheme with red wheels, a titanium exhaust and an engine output of 209hp and 142Nm of torque.
3. Ducati Panigale V4 R
Price - Rs 51,87,000
The Panigale V4 R is the homologated version of the already-manic Panigale V4. The 998cc motor (the stock Panigale V4 features a 1,103cc engine) is a derivative of the Ducati Desmosedici GP racer – with identical bore and stroke – and churns out a whopping 221hp at 15,250rpm and 112Nm of peak torque at 11,500rpm. There is also an optional aftermarket Akrapovič racing exhaust system that bumps the power output to 234hp at 15,500rpm. At Rs 51.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) the Panigale V4 R is one of the most powerful production motorcycles to go on sale in the country.
2. 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2R
Price - 72,00,000
The maddest bike in the H2 stable is also the second-most expensive bike on sale in India – and by a considerable margin. The numbers on the H2R are almost beyond belief – a stratospheric 326hp (with Ram Air) and 165Nm of torque – all from just a 998cc supercharged engine. Fortunately (or unfortunately) the H2R isn’t a street-legal motorcycle – primarily because it comes shod with slick tyres – so buyers can use it only at the track. The 2019 Ninja H2R has been updated with Brembo Stylema brakes, the special self-healing paintjob and the new supercharged emblem on the engine casing.
1. BMW HP4 Race
Price – Rs 85,00,000
Topping the list is BMW Motorrad's most exclusive production motorcycle. Priced at Rs 85 lakh (ex-showroom), the BMW HP4 Race is the most expensive motorcycle on sale in India. What makes the elusive BMW motorcycle stand out in terms of looks is its extensive use of carbon fibre. It’s the first production bike in the world to offer a mainframe made entirely of carbon fibre, which weighs just 7.8kg.
The bike also features carbon-fibre wheels and by employing lightweight materials, the HP4 Race tips the scale at just 171kg – the standard motorcycle weighs 208kg. As expected, the bike features top-shelf cycle parts and the motor has been tuned to pump out 215hp. The HP4 Race is, understandably, a track-only motorcycle and isn’t road-legal. You can read more about this German beast here.