Best Sports Bikes in India in 2020
Best Sports Bikes in India under 2 Lakhs
1. Yamaha YZF R15 V3
We open this list of top 10 sports bike in India with the popular and stylish YZF R15 V3 model. Sporting a single-cylinder, 6-speed manual transmission and liquid cooling, the engine is capable of delivering top torque of 14.1Nm and a power of more than 18bhp at 10000rpm. It also offers significant fuel economy, considering that it is a sports vehicle.
Weighing in at 142kg, this bike is available in three colour varieties. It was awarded the India Design Mark Award in 2019 for its superior performance and looks.
- Mileage: 40kmpl
- Engine Displacement: 155cc
- Ex-showroom Price: Starts from Rs.1,45,300
2. KTM RC 200
Sporting a price tag of just under Rs.2 lakh, this KTM two-wheeler is an impressive vehicle in both style and features. It features an anti-locking braking system, which is equipped in its front and rear wheels, ensuring enhanced protection. A six-shift gearbox and a relatively light frame lead to superior handling.
The liquid-cooled, electronic fuel-injected engine can produce more than 19Nm of torque and 25.1bhp of power during peak performance levels. You can choose from two colour variants - black and white.
- Mileage: 35kmpl
- Engine Displacement: 200cc
- Ex-showroom Price: Starts from Rs.1,96,768
3. KTM RC 125
If you are looking for a slightly cheaper sports two-wheeler from KTM, the RC 125 might be the perfect one for your requirements. Just as stylish as the premium RC 200 model, the primary difference here is the lower engine displacement.
At present, there are two primary colour options for the vehicle, along with three attractive livery varieties. Its six-speed transmission, along with an immensely powerful engine is what sets it apart from most bikes.
Riders can expect up to 14.5bhp power and 12Nm of torque from the new BS-VI variant of the bike. For enhanced safety of the rider, this vehicle is also fitted with the ABS advanced braking system.
- Mileage: 38kmpl
- Engine Displacement: 124.7cc
- Ex-showroom Price: Starts from Rs.1,48,750
4. Bajaj Pulsar RS200
The only fully faired bike in the Bajaj Pulsar line-up, the RS200 is a racing bike that can deliver immense speeds and power output. If you are in a hurry, the vehicle can generate top speeds of around 140kmph. It sports a 6-speed transmission, liquid cooling and the brand new BS-VI emission rating. It can produce power at 23.7bhp and torque at 18.7Nm.
Prospective owners can choose from three primary shade options for the bike – racing blue, graphite red and racing red. Owing to its popularity, the Pulsar RS200 received the ZigWheels Bike of the Year Award in 2015.
- Mileage: 35kmpl
- Engine Displacement: 199.4cc
- Ex-showroom Price: Starts from Rs.1,44,966
5. Suzuki Gixxer SF
Suzuki’s smallest fully faired sports bike, the Gixxer SF underwent a major makeover in May 2019. Primarily, Suzuki altered the design of the vehicle from its curvy concept to a sleeker-looking body.
Coming to its internal specs, this Gixxer SF sports a single-cylinder, 5-gear manual transmission engine. The main drawback with engine specs is that it sports air-cooling instead of the more advanced liquid cooling facility.
This Suzuki model can generate a maximum power of 13.4bhp, while its torque output is equal to 13.5Nm. At the Autocar Awards of 2020, this two-wheeler’s 250cc cousin won the prestigious Bike of the Year award.
- Mileage: 45kmpl
- Engine Displacement: 155cc
- Ex-showroom Price: Starts from Rs.1,21,900
6. Honda CBR250R
This is Honda’s offering in the fully-faired 250cc sports bike category to compete with bikes from other manufacturers in the same price range. Power output for the bike is impressive at 25.7bhp, while the maximum torque generation is capped at 22.9Nm. Under pressure, this bike is capable of reaching high-speeds of around 135kmph.
Other features of the engine include a solo cylinder, liquid cooling and a fuel injection system for fuel delivery. Matte Axis Gray Metallic with Striking Green, Matte Axis Gray Metallic with Mars Orange, Sports Red and Pearl Sports Yellow are the four colour options for this two-wheeler.
- Mileage: 29kmpl
- Engine Displacement: 249.6cc
- Ex-showroom Price: Rs.1,65,409
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7. Kawasaki Ninja 300
The smallest faired option in Kawasaki’s Ninja series, the Ninja 300 boasts iconic features, such as dual cylinders, liquid cooling and fuel injection. It also comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and a TCBI ignition system.
The engine can generate immense power, with a maximum range of up to 39bhp. Similarly, the bike’s torque producing capacity is also substantial at 27Nm.
This racing bike can easily reach a speed of 160kmph. At 172 kg, this model is on the lighter side as compared to its competitors. You can choose from colour variants including Candy Green, Moon Dust Grey and more.
- Mileage: 25kmpl
- Engine Displacement: 296cc
- Ex-showroom Price: Starts from Rs.2,98,000
8. KTM RC 390
One of the top 10 sports bikes in India and an out and out racing bike, the RC 390 is a beast of a two-wheeler. With enhanced handling and superior brakes, this bike is the dream vehicle for most speed junkies. The new BS-VI variant retains most of its original features but comes with cosmetic upgrades.
The liquid-cooled, electronic fuel injection engine can generate up to 42.3bhp of power and around 35Nm of torque. Available in just one colour variant, this 166.8kg bike won the Indian Motorcycle of the Year or IMOTY award in 2017.
- Mileage: 26kmpl
- Engine Displacement: 373cc
- Ex-showroom Price: Starts from Rs.2,48,075
9. TVS Apache RR310
If you desire high-quality performance without burning a hole in your pocket, TVS’s Apache RR310 makes for the perfect choice. Among other features, this bike comes with a Bosch-Closed loop EFI fuel delivery system.
Additionally, it sports a single-cylinder, 6-speed gearbox that relies on liquid cooling. Riders can look forward to around 33.5bhp power and 27.3Nm of torque from the bike.
At the 2018 Autocar Awards, the Apache RR310 clinched the ‘Bike of the Year’ title. The two primary colour options for the vehicle are phantom black and racing red.
- Mileage: 30kmpl
- Engine Displacement: 312.2cc
- Ex-showroom Price: Starts from Rs.2,40,000
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10. Suzuki Hayabusa
Those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime purchase can consider the Hayabusa from Suzuki. It is truly a superbike like no other. At 266 kg, it is extremely heavy with most of its weight accounting for the beastly engine.
The 4-cylinder engine comprises liquid cooling, electronic fuel injection and a 6-speed manual transmission. When it comes to the engine performance figures, it can generate a torque of up to 155Nm and a maximum power of 197bhp.
The bike can cruise at speeds of over 300kmph, making it one of the finest racing two-wheelers available in the market. Currently, it is available in two exciting colour options.
- Mileage: 17kmpl
- Engine Displacement: 1340cc
- Ex-showroom Price in Delhi: Starts from Rs.13,74,941
These are some of the top sports bikes in India. However, keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. Several other two-wheelers offer similar performance and specs.
Compare all available models in the market before picking a suitable bike, as per your needs and requirements.