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7 expensive sports bikes in India

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX : The Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX gets a revised price of Rs 22.89 lakh for the current year. That's a difference of a little over Rs 1 lakh compared to the previous price of Rs 21.80 lakh. Similarly, the Ninja H2 SX SE also get a price revision and now retails at Rs 28.19 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom) The H2 SX and SE are essentially touring-focused versions of the manic Ninja H2. Powering the motorcycle is the Ninja H2's second-generation supercharged in-line four engine that generates 200PS of power at 11,000rpm. Being a sports tourer, the Kawasaki H2 SX is in its own segment and doesn't really have a rival to compete against in India.

Ducati Panigale V4: The Ducati Panigale V4 has been officially launched in India with only 20 units up for grab. It is the first mass-produced bike equipped with a four-cylinder engine from the MotoGP Desmosedici. For the same, the new Panigale V4 embraces new engine, fresh design, state-of-the-art chassis and ultra-modern electronics. In India, the superbike is on offer in two variants, the Ducati Panigale V4 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S. The Panigale V4 sports a new twin-cylinder 1103cc engine that churns out 214PS at 13,000rpm and 124Nm of peak torque at 10,000rpm. The Ducati Panigale V4 is priced at Rs 22.86 lakh (On road, Delhi).

Aprilia Tuono November 3, 2015: The Italian bike manufacturer, Aprilia, has introduced its superior naked sports bike named as Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC. The bike houses a super sports gene and a strong 1000cc engine. It has been launched in three colors, that are Sunlit Yellow, Glam White and Black. The machine is available all over the country at Aprilia dealerships and is priced at Rs. 19.72 lac (ex-showroom, Delhi). Targeting the youth, the bike gives a robust competition to Ducati Streetfighter series and Triumph Speed Triple.

MV Agusta Brutale 800: MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR at Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The RR' badge here stands for more horsepower -- that's to say around 30PS more than the standard model. Other than the power and price bump, the 800 RR is identical to the standard variant. The Brutale 800 RR gets a 796cc inline three-cylinder motor which makes 140PS (up by 30PS from the Std model) at 11,500rpm. Torque has also been improved and now stands at 87Nm, which is now made at 10,100rpm instead of 83Nm at 7600rpm on its standard Brutale. Power output on the standard Brutale 800 is measured at 110PS at 11,500rpm

BMW R Nine T Scrambler: BMW R Nine T Scrambler gives a mileage of 16 Kmpl as claimed by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). Flat Twin Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Four Radially Aligned Valves Per Cylinder, DOHC. The BMW R Nine T Scrambler sports a new twin-cylinder 1170cc engine that churns out 110.1PS and 116Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm. The BMW R Nine T Scrambler is priced at Rs 15.90 Lakh (On road, Delhi).

Honda CB1000R Plus: Honda has launched the CB1000R+ in the country at Rs 14.46 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This particular variant features a quickshifter, heated grips, a flyscreen with aluminium inserts, a pillion seat cowl, aluminium panels on the front fender and rear tyre hugger, and a premium radiator grille with CB1000R logo as standard. The new CB1000R exudes proper neo-retro styling and is radically different than the one which was sold before. Powering the new Honda CB1000R+ is a 1000cc, inline-four, liquid-cooled engine. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch, and produces 191.7PS at 13,000rpm and 114Nm at 11,000rpm.

Suzuki Hayabusa: Suzuki has launched the 2019 Edition of the iconic Hayabusa in two new colours along with a pair of side reflectors to meet Indian safety standards. The bike, priced at Rs 13.74 lakh (ex-showroom), will be offered in two new colours - grey and black. Though the bike will be discontinued in the European markets, the Busa will continue to be sold in countries like the US and India. Reportedly, the current model will be replaced by an all-new Suzuki Hayabusa in 2020.

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