Yamaha FZ-1, Honda CBR 600RR & more superbikes ABANDONED in Mumbai

By Paarth Khatri

India is one of the largest markets for two-wheelers. The number of automotive enthusiasts that you can find in India is very high. However, not often they all can buy a high-end performance car. Due to this, most of them settle for superbikes. But still, only rich people are able to afford these bikes as you need to pay heavy taxes. The taxes are even higher on imported vehicles. Unfortunately, there are people who have left their motorcycles to rot at the police station.

These pictures were clicked by Sidhartha M and the motorcycles have spotted at Andheri Police Station, Mumbai. Many enthusiasts hearts would just sink when they will watch these pictures. We can see a Yamaha FZ-1, Honda CBR 600RR and Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade.

It is heartbreaking to see the condition of these superbikes. If you think that these are the only motorcycles that are left like this then you are wrong because we have also seen other superbikes that are gathering dust.

We also see other motorcycles like a Honda Repsol. It is finished in the same paint scheme as the Honda’s MotoGP motorcycle. A paint scheme like this really enhances the look of the motorcycle. This is the reason that motorcycles and scooters like Dio and Hornet 2.0 are still sold in the Repsol paint scheme. You do have to pay a bit more to get the special paint scheme.

Another special motorcycle that we can see is in the same parking lot is the official Konica Minolta edition of the Honda CBR600RR. The Konica Minolta edition was produced in 2018 and is very rare. It has a transverse four-cylinder, DOHC engine that has a cubic capacity of 600 cc. The engine is capable of producing 118 hp of max power and a peak torque output of 66 Nm. The motorcycle can hit a top speed of 255 kmph.

Then we have a Yamaha FZ-1 which looks like it has been in an accident. We say this because there is no front mudguard and the headlamp has melted away. There is also some damage from the heat to the instrument console. The turn indicators of the motorcycle are also broken. It is not clear what else is damaged. The FZ-1 featured a liquid-cooled, 1,000 cc, transverse four-cylinder engine. It produced 146 hp of max power and 106 Nm of peak torque. The top speed of the motorcycle is 247 kmph.

Yamaha R6 and Suzuki Hayabusa seized

Another picture that got viral on the internet was of a Yamaha R6 and Suzuki Hayabusa that were gathering dust at RTO in Thane. The post said that both the motorcycles were seized by DRI years ago. It seems like both the motorcycles have not even been moved for a long time.  The R6 was imported to India as it was never sold officially by Yamaha. Still, it has a huge fan following.

Then there is the legendary Hayabusa. Everyone knows the Hayabusa in our country. It might be the most famous motorcycle in India. When the new generation of the Hayabusa was launched in India, the whole lot sold in just an hour. It had 101 units.

 


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