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10 most expensive bikes on sale in India

In the world of high-end two-wheelers, bike makers around the globe have creations designed to offer the ultimate in performance, luxury and exclusivity — from bikes with over 300hp on tap and track specials, to custom order creations. These are bikes that, in many cases, are more common as posters on people’s walls than seen in people’s garages. We take a look at the 10 most expensive bikes that are currently available on sale in India. (All prices, ex-showroom)

10 most expensive bikes on sale in India

10. Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special

Price - Rs 32,99,000

The custom-made CVO aside, the H-D Road Glide Special is the brand’s most well-equipped and expensive cruiser. The bike gets Harley’s 1,745cc Milwaukee Eight engine and is also equipped with features like a 6.5-inch infotainment screen and Bluetooth connectivity. If its large proportions weren’t enough, Harley has added a quarter-fairing to making it look more menacing.

10 most expensive bikes on sale in India

9. 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2

Price - 34,50,000

The Ninja H2 hypersport motorcycle for the 2019 model year gets a new intake system, ECU, tyres, brakes and lot more. Grabbing the headlines, though, is its 31hp hike in power; the peak power figure is 231hp. Torque is also up by 8.2Nm to 141.7Nm. The hypersport motorcycle also gets a special “self-healing” paint job.

10 most expensive bikes on sale in India

8. Indian Chieftain Elite

Price - Rs 38,00,000

Limited to just 350 units worldwide, the 2018 Chieftain Elite features equipment such as a premium audio system, custom seats and more. The motorcycle’s unique Black Hills Silver colour scheme sports marble accenting in the paint and, as per the company, takes 25 hours to complete. The American bike maker claims that this accenting assures that no two Chieftain Elites look identical.

10 most expensive bikes on sale in India

7. Indian Roadmaster

Price - 39,99,000

The Roadmaster is Indian Motorcycle’s take on a cross-country cruiser. It gets a touchscreen Ride Command system, an electric front screen, adjustable footboards, keyless ignition, heated grips and heated seats. Indian Motorcycle also sold one unit of the exclusive Roadmaster Elite for Rs 48 lakh (ex-showroom), last year.

10 most expensive bikes on sale in India

6. 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon

Price - Rs 41,00,000

If the H2 isn’t exclusive enough for you, this is the bike that takes it up a notch (or two). Dubbed the H2 Carbon, this bike has a carbon-fibre upper-cowl that adds to its visual drama. It is powered by the same engine fitted on the 2019 Ninja H2 which makes 231hp and 141.7Nm of torque. The H2 Carbon also gets the new intake system, ECU, tyres, brakes and special self-healing paint job seen on the Ninja H2.

10 most expensive bikes on sale in India

5. Harley-Davidson CVO

Price - Rs 49,99,000

This is the most expensive motorcycle sold by ‘The Company’. 'CVO' stands for Custom Vehicle Operations and the motorcycle exclusively gets the manufacturer's most powerful engine – the 1,923cc Milwaukee Eight 117 – along with heated seats, heated grips, an audio system, Bluetooth headsets, a colour screen and keyless locking/unlocking.

10 most expensive bikes on sale in India

4. Ducati Panigale 1299 Final Edition

Price - Rs 51,82,000

The final lot of the last of Ducati’s large-displacement V-twin sportbikes rolled out of the Borgo Panigale factory, recently. Until the V4 R was launched in India, the limited edition Panigale 1299 Final Edition was the most expensive Ducati for sale in the country (discounting the ultra-exclusive Superleggera and Desmosedici RR, of course). The Final Edition comes in a special tri-colour paint scheme with red wheels, a titanium exhaust and an engine output of 209hp and 142Nm of torque.

10 most expensive bikes on sale in India

3. Ducati Panigale V4 R

Price - Rs 51,87,000

The Panigale V4 R is the homologated version of the already-manic Panigale V4. The 998cc motor is a derivative of the Ducati Desmosedici GP racer and churns out a whopping 221hp and 112Nm of torque. There is also an optional aftermarket Akrapovič racing exhaust system that bumps the power output to 234hp at 15,500rpm. At Rs 51.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) the Panigale V4 R is one of the most powerful production motorcycles to go on sale in the country.

10 most expensive bikes on sale in India

2. 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Price - Rs 72,00,000

The maddest bike in the H2 stable is also the second-most expensive bike on sale in India – and by a considerable margin. The numbers on the H2R are almost beyond belief – a stratospheric 326hp (with Ram Air) and 165Nm of torque – all from just a 998cc supercharged engine. The H2R, however, isn’t a street-legal motorcycle – primarily because it comes shod with slick tyres – so buyers can use it only at the track. The 2019 Ninja H2R has been updated with Brembo Stylema brakes, the special self-healing paintjob and the new supercharged emblem on the engine casing.

10 most expensive bikes on sale in India

1. BMW HP4 Race

Price – Rs 85,00,000

Topping the list is BMW Motorrad's most exclusive production motorcycle which at Rs 85 lakh, is also the most expensive motorcycle on sale in India. What makes the elusive HP4 race stand out in terms of looks is its extensive use of carbon-fibre. It’s the first production bike in the world to offer a mainframe made entirely of the light-weight material, which weighs in at just 7.8kg.

The bike also features carbon-fibre wheels that, along with the 7.8kg mainframe, help the HP4 Race tip the scales at just 171kg – the standard motorcycle weighs 208kg. As expected, the bike features top-shelf cycle parts and the motor has been tuned to pump out 215hp. The HP4 Race is, understandably, a track-only motorcycle and isn’t road-legal.


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