The Indian premium bike market is fast becoming a magnet for global manufacturers. We see few big names from around the globe who assemble or manufacture cars in India. Coming to two-wheels, there are many highly-acclaimed manufacturers who manufacture powerful bikes in India. Let’s know more about super powerful motorcycles that are made right here in our backyard.
The Hayabusa was the world’s fastest production motorcycle for many years, till competitors came out with faster models. The Japanese grand touring machine is still one of the fastest production motorcycles in the world. The Indian market has responded very well to the Hayabusa since its launch in 2008. Finally, Suzuki decided to assemble the motorcycles in India.
India became the third country after Japan and Brazil to get a production line for the Hayabusa. The motorcycle is powered by a 1,340 cc, in-line 4-cylinder liquid cooled powerhouse that develops a maximum of 197 BHP and 138.7 Nm of maximum torque. The motorcycle has a restricted top speed of 299 km/h.
Triumph Tiger 800XR, Tiger 800XC
Triumph entered India with few motorcycles as CKDs. Last year, the British company announced that their adventure model, Tiger 800 will be assembled in India too. The Tiger 800 line-up is available in two major variants; XR and XC, under which further classifications are present depending on the feature-list. All the XR and XC models are assembled in India.
The high-end off-road biased motorcycles carry an array of electronics on them to help the riders manage the toughest of terrains. Both the motorcycles are powered by an in-line 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that develops a maximum of 94 BHP at 9,250 rpm and 79 Nm of maximum torque at 7,850 rpm.
Harley-Davidson Softail Classic, Softail Heritage
Harley-Davidson’s make-in-India journey started with the Street 750 and Street 500. While the Street 500 is only exported to the other markets, the Street 750 became a popular buy in the Indian market. Currently, Harley-Davidson manufactures and assembles as many as 9 models in their plant in Bawal, Haryana. Their most expensive Indian made model is the iconic Softail Classic.
The bagger is powered by a 1,690cc Twin Cam 103 engine and comes loaded with detachable luxury accessories like the leather saddle bags. The motorcycle is known for its capabilities go on long-distance rides and the retail price of the cruiser was shaved by around Rs. 4 lakh after assembly started in India.
Triumph Daytona 675, 675R
The Daytona sports bike from Triumph is one iconic motorcycle that is known all over the world for its sharp looks. It is available in two variants, 675 and 675R and both of them are assembled in India.
The 675cc three-cylinder engine produces maximum outputs of 117 BHP-70 Nm of torque in both the models. The 675R comes with advanced features like Carbon fibre inserts, quick shifter, rear hugger and more while features like immobiliser, programmable rev lights, slip-assist clutch are standard in both the variants.
Harley-Davidson Fatboy, Fatboy Special
The fat Boy line-up of Harley-Davidson is an iconic bike. The steamy muscular design of the Fatboy with unique wheel cover makes it a different type of Harley-Davidson altogether. The Fatboy line-up is currently being assembled in India and looks brilliant.
The Fat Boy special gets aluminium disc wheels and a denim black frame with little but of chrome garnish around. Both variants of Fat Boy are powered by 1,690cc Twin-Cam 103 engine.