India’s growing obsession with powerful but still somewhat affordable bikes is going every day. This is due to the fact that more and more people are able to afford and will to purchase powerful motorcycles without worrying about that infernal question – Kitna deti hai? With Royal Enfields new 650 twins joining in on the fun, let’s take a look at the quickest motorcycles from 0-100 km/h that you can purchase for under Rs 3 lakh.
1. KTM 390 Duke
Price: Rs. 2.44 lakhs
0-100 km/h – 5.61 seconds
KTM’s 373 cc naked bike is the absolute champ when it comes to 0-100 km/h acceleration for bikes priced under Rs 3 lakhs. Unveiled at EICMA 2016, the current 390 Duke was launched in India in early 2017. The 390 Duke’s 373cc single-cylinder engine is liquid cooled and produces 43 Bhp and 37Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The short gearing and all that power help the 390 Duke sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 5.61 seconds.
2. KTM RC 390
Price – Rs. 2.36 lakhs
0-100 km/h – 5.68 seconds
The RC390 is the fully faired, more sporty version the Duke. However, the fairing adds weight to the RC390, which slows it down in the sprint to 100km/h. The RC390 does 0-100km/h in 5.68 seconds.
3. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Price: Rs 2.5 lakhs
0-100 km/h – 6.5 s
The Royal Enfield Interceptor is the cheapest twin-cylinder motorcycle offering currently on sale in India with a starting price of Rs 2.5 lakhs. The Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by a 648cc, air and oil cooled engine that produces 47 Bhp and 48 Nm of torque. The Interceptor was clocked at 6.54 seconds in the sprint from 0-100 km/h by ZigWheels.
4. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Price: Rs 2.65 lakhs
0-100km/h – 6.5 seconds (estimated)
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is the lighter of the two new parallel twin engines produced by the bike manufacturer. With the Interceptor clocked doing the 0-100km/h sprint in just 6.54 seconds, we expect the Continental GT 650 to match or even top its time.
5. Kawasaki Ninja 300
Price: Rs. 2.98 lakhs
0-100km/h – 6.73 seconds
Once the cheapest and fastest twin cylinder bike under Rs 3 lakhs in India, the Ninja is now relegated to the third and last place among the bikes sporting dual-cylinder motors. This faired sports bike is still quite quick with a 0-100 km/h time of 6.73 seconds, thanks to its 296cc engine that cranks out 38.4 Bhp and 27 Nm of torque.
6. BMW G 310 R
Price: 2.99 lakhs
0-100km/h – 6.89 seconds
The BMW G310 R is the entry-level naked bike from the German automotive giant. Built in collaboration with TVS, the 313cc G 310 R sprints from 0-100km/h in just 6.89 seconds. The engine on the BMW produces 33 Bhp and 28 Nm of torque and the bike weighs in at just 158.5 kilos.
7. TVS Apache RR 310
Price: Rs. 2.05 lakh
0-100 km/h – 7.17 seconds
The TVS Apache RR 310 is the fully faired and most premium offering in the Apache lineup from the Indian bike manufacturer based out Chennai. Based on the same platform and using the same engine as the two BMW G 310 bikes, the RR310 is also the fast road-legal Apache with a 0-100 km/h time of 7.17 seconds. The RR 310’s 313cc engine produces 33 Bhp and 27.3 Nm of torque.
8. Bajaj Dominar 400
Price starts at Rs. 1.44 lakh
0-100 km/h – 8.3 seconds
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is the flagship offering from Bajaj for the Indian market. Based on the Duke 390 from KTM, the Bajaj is Dominar is aimed at cruisers, especially Royal Enfield’s single-cylinder lineup. The Dominar is powered by a 373cc single cylinder engine (similar to the one on the 390 Duke) that is rated for 35 Bhp and 35 Nm of torque. The Dominar 400 sprints from 0-100 km/h in 8.3 seconds.
9. KTM 250 Duke
Price: Rs. 1.78 lakh
0-100 km/h: 8.71 seconds
The KTM 250 Duke is the last member of the KTM lineup to have arrived in India and was launched in the country in 2017. The 250 Duke is priced at Rs 1.78 lakhs and is one if not the least expensive selection in this post. The 250 Duke draws power from a 248.8cc single cylinder engine that cranks out 29.8 Bhp and 24 Nm of torque, which allows for a 0-100 km/h time of 8.71 seconds.
10. Honda CBR 250R
Price: Rs. 1.64 lakh
0-100 km/h – 9.17 seconds
The Honda CBR 250 R is Honda’s only offering in the current 200 to 400cc segment. The Honda CBR 250R is powered by a 249.6cc engine that produces 26.2 Bhp and 22.9 Nm of torque, allowing the Japanese bike to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 9.17 seconds.
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