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5 most expensive motorcycles in India

October 20, 2016 12:20 IST

Triumph Rocket IIIThe least expensive among these starts at Rs 22,60,560, according to a list compiled by MotorBeam.com

India is a country whose primary mode of travel comprises mostly of motorised two-wheelers which manage to take a family of four from point A to B while sipping the least amount of fuel. But due to the booming economy and the advent of 'new money' in the country, international motorcycling legends have now lined up at our doors to offer the best and most expensive bikes.

Here is a short list of five of those bikes which are considered the most expensive and flamboyant offerings available in the country (all prices ex-showroom, Mumbai).

Kawasaki Ninja H2R: Rs 69,80,000

Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Kawasaki dropped a bombshell in the motorbiking world when it introduced the Ninja H2R at the 2014 Intermot show. The superbike is powered by a 326 BHP producing supercharged 998cc DOHC engine, making it most powerful motorcycle in the market.

The H2R is a track-only motorcycle with top speed of nearly 200 miles per hour. Also available is the street legal Ninja H2 Carbon edition, which is limited to just 120 units globally.

The bike for the year 2017 also gets an updated suspension set up along with the trademark six-axis IMU for better track performance, along with other gizmos like the patented Kawasaki Traction Control System (KTRC), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (KEBC), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Quick Shifter and an Ohlins Electronic Steering Damper.

Photograph: Kind courtesy, Kawasaki

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Harley-Davidson CVO Limited: Rs 51,27,000

Harley-Davidson CVO Limited

The Harley-Davidson CVO is a laid-back high-mileage cruiser with lots of oomph and taste of Americana in every thump of its motor. The CVO Limited is a more sophisticated version of the bike, as it is the first product from the company's Custom Vehicle Operations range in India.

The CVO Limited is powered by Harley-Davidson's largest displacement V-twin unit, the Twin Cam 110, which produces 156 Nm of torque and comes with a 6-speed Cruise Drive Transmission.

Special features for the CVO line up have included performance upgrades from Harley's 'Screamin' Eagle' branded parts, hand-painted pinstripes, ostrich leather on seats and trunks, gold leaf incorporated in the paint, and electronic accessories like GPS navigation systems and iPod music players.

Photograph: Kind courtesy, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

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Indian Roadmaster: Rs 38,14,250

Indian Roadmaster

Tipping the scale at a wholesome 425 kg, the Indian Roadmaster is bigger than most of the 1-BHK accommodations in Indian metros. The sheer size of the bike and the blinding chrome makes it a perfect show-off and commands magnificent street presence.

The Roadmaster is basically a Chieftain dressed up as a bagger and gets a 'batwing' fairing, which give it unmistakable touring cred.

The Roadmaster is equipped with all the modern creature comforts like keyless ignition, ABS, tyre-pressure sensors and LED lights, electrically adjustable visor, along with heated leather seats, pillion armrests and a heel shifter.

The bike is powered by the same 1811cc 'Thunder-Stroke' V-twin engine which makes 139 Nm of torque, is also used in the Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and the Chieftain.

Photograph: Kind courtesy, Indian Motorcycle

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BMW R NineT: Rs 23,50,000

BMW R NineT

The BMW R NineT cafe racer bike is the retro-racer of dreams for most of the biking enthusiasts world-over. Be it the air-cooled flat-twin 1170cc boxer engine that produces 110 BHP of power and maximum torque of 119 Nm, or the exceptional Akrapovic exhaust, the bike screams class and style from every molecule of its metal.

BMW loves to call the scrambler bike as a vehicle "built for customisation". The rear subframe can be removed just by undoing 8 screws, and the wiring harness is specially split to separate engine functions from other vehicle behaviour. And for riders that like the look of wide rubber, the rear-end can fit a 6" wide wheel.

There's plenty of OEM accessories as well: tank bag, rear bag, headlight guard, scrambler windscreen, number plates, cylinder head covers, skid plate... the list goes on.

Photograph: Kind courtesy, BMW Motorrad

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Triumph Rocket III: Rs 22,60,560

Triumph Rocket III

The Triumph Rocket III is definitely an old war-horse in this list, but it's defining factor -- that monstrous 2.3-litre inline three-cylinder engine -- still doesn't fail to amaze due its whopping power figure of 146 BHP and twisting force amounting to 221 Nm.

The rider sits behind most of the engine into a seat that sinks low into the overall design. There is decent amount of chrome all over including the twin-pod instrument gauge as well as the 3x1 dual exhaust pipes.

It is underpinned by a tubular steel chassis with USD forks in front and five-way adjustable twin spring shocks for the rear. Stopping power for such massive machine comes courtesy of 320 mm dual floating discs at the front and a single piece 316 mm unit at the rear.

Photograph: Kind courtesy, Triumph Motorcycles

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