Top Five Most Popular Premium Performance Motorcycles In India In 2020
The premium & performance motorcycle market has grown a lot in the last decade. When the super hit Bollywood movie Dhoom got released; people became crazy for the high-end premium performance motorcycles and slowly the manufacturers had been seen, rolling their top-notch super-bikes out in India. Today we have almost every manufacturer from the world, who is selling its premium performance motorcycles in India.
Yamaha has been the first official company to start importing super-bikes in India (2007) later it was followed by Suzuki and many more competitors. Today our market is flooded with imported performance motorcycles but we will pick top five of them and talk only about them in detail.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R –
The Ninja H2R is Kawasaki’s flagship offering and was first unveiled at the EICMA Motorcycle show in 2015. The liter-class offering is a strict track tool, not legal on public roads, given the overwhelming power and is also the only bike at present to get supercharging tech on board. In fact, the Ninja H2R is a good fifty per cent more powerful than the road-legal H2 that makes 200BHP of power. To give you the perspective of how powerful the H2R is; well, it holds the record of hitting a top speed of 400 km/h. This premium and performance motorcycle has a 998cc supercharged engine pumping out 310 bhp at 14000 RPM and the most advanced electronics by Kawasaki and another interesting feature is the self-healing paint.
This most popular, premium and performance motorcycle Kawasaki Ninja H2R is onboard with a steel-trellis frame having a carbon fibre bodywork. Kawasaki Ninja H2R, the premium and performance motorcycle, has a fully adjustable KYB telescopic fork with steering damper which handles the front behavior of this premium and performance motorcycle very nice at the corners. The rear of this premium and performance motorcycle is controlled with a single-sided swingarm having a mono-shock. The exhaust sound level of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R, the premium and performance motorcycle, at the time of factory shipment is 120 dB/A using Auto Cycle Union (ACU) guidelines.
Note – H2 and H2R are almost identical, H2R has more carbon parts and performance parts added to it for more power by reducing weight so we do not consider H2 as our second premium and performance motorcycle.
BMW HP4 RACE –
the second most popular, premium and performance motorcycle is made in the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin. A small team of specialists builds and inspects the engine. The same applies to the entire premium and performance motorcycle. The team at the Berlin plant ensures that the HP4 RACE is produced with the minimum tolerances and the highest level of precision. Passion knows no boundaries – this value has been upheld by the HP4 RACE development and production team and bequeathed to the special-edition bike. “Never before has a standard-production motorcycle been equipped with high-quality materials to this extent”, Reno Reppin states, project manager at the plant in Berlin. In this way, this popular premium and performance motorcycle meets the requirements demanded by high performance and uncompromisingly pushes the boundaries of motorsport technology into the future and thus it makes the second contender in our list of TOP FIVE PREMIUM AND PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE.
DUCATI PANIGALE V4 R –
Ducati Panigale V4 R, the most popular, premium and performance motorcycle, is the latest, the most advanced and powerful Ducati ever produced. It shares lots of parts from its MotoGP sibling and has a class-leading power to weight ratio of 1:41 (weight -165.5 kgs and power-234hp) with performance parts and 1/28 ( weight -172 kgs and power-220hp) stock.
This premium and performance motorcycle is a perfect track tool with hot Italian design and a class-leading sophisticated electronic package . In short, pure racing adrenalin under control.
Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR –
Yamaha unveiled this, the YZF-R1 GYTR limited edition, at the EICMA 2018 and now, it has revealed the pricing of the motorcycle. Limited to just 20 units, it costs a whopping 39,400 euros (approx Rs 31.60 lakhs).
Yamaha introduced the premium and performance motorcycle, the YZF-R1 GYTR, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their iconic R1 and hence, the 20 units set was the number which this premium and performance motorcycle was limited to.
This premium and performance motorcycle was first showcased at EICMA 2018 and now, when the pricing is revealed, it would have cost a humongous sum of 39,400 euros approx 32 lacs. The company has faired it with the same red and white livery which was used by the Yamaha Factory Racing Team for their Suzuka 8 Hours race bike. To just bring in the notice, Yamaha clinched the Suzuka endurance race title for the fourth consecutive time this time in 2018.
HONDA CBR 1000 RR-R
Honda has revealed the most premium and performance motorcycle, complete 2020 European motorcycle line-up at the EICMA 2019 show in Milan, Italy, and the biggest news is the brand new 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade flagship model, with more R…R…R having more power and unprecedented technology. This premium and performance motorcycle, new Honda CBR1000RR-R, just got an extra R in its name and gets a new in-line four-cylinder engine truly inspired by Honda’s RC213V MotoGP machine which has been the unrivaled championship-winning performance motorcycle for the star performer of Honda, Marc Marquez, and its street-legal RC213V-S counterpart.
This premium and performance motorcycle of 2020, Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, is powered by the most powerful in-line four-cylinder engine that Honda has ever made, and this premium and performance motorcycle of 2020 at fifth position in our premium and performance motorcycle of 2020 list puts out a maximum power of 212 BHP at 14,500 RPMand humongous peak torque of 113 Nm at 12,500 RPM, with a kerb weight of just 201 kg.
CBR Fireblade 1000 RR-R