A look at most powerful motorcycles under Rs 15 lakh | Autocar Professional


A look at most powerful motorcycles under Rs 15 lakh | Autocar Professional

Recently we made a list of most powerful motorcycles under the 10 lakh mark. Well this is a follow up for those with a heavier wallet. The Indian motorcycle market has grown exponentially over the past decade, catering to a diverse range of riders. For those seeking power-packed performance at a price, the segment under Rs 15 lakh offers some thrilling options. Here’s a look at the most powerful motorcycles available in this price range.


5. Triumph Tiger 900 GT


Triumph has a rather diverse catalog of motorcycles and our first entry on this list is none other than their premium middle-weight ADV. The Tiger 900 is currently available in two variants: GT and Rally Pro. While the GT variant is a road biased version of the Tiger 900, the Rally Pro is a lot more off-road biased and commands a premium of Rs 2 lakh over the GT variant. However, for someone who rarely intends to leave the tarmac, the GT variant offers a sweet deal along with a potent 888cc in-line triple. This motor produces 108hp at 9500rpm and 90Nm at 6850rpm and is currently on sale for Rs 13.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India).


Also seeTriumph Tiger 900 GT review, test ride


4. Ducati Monster


The Ducati Monster brings Italian flair and versatility to the table. Powered by a 937cc L-twin engine, it delivers 111hp at 9250rpm  and 93Nm at 6500rpm. While not the most powerful on this list, the Monster stands out for its character and history. It’s equipped with advanced electronics, including cornering ABS, traction control, and riding modes, making it a sophisticated yet fun ride. The Monster is Ducati’s middle-weight street fighter and is currently available at a price of Rs 12.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India).


Also see: Ducati Monster review, track ride


3. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R


The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is a middleweight sportbike that combines race-track pedigree with street-friendly usability. Its 636cc inline-four engine produces 129hp (With RAM Air) at 13,000rpm and 69Nm at 11,000rpm delivering a top speed north of 200kph. With features like traction control, multiple power modes, and a quick shifter, the Ninja ZX-6R ensures an engaging ride. It is available for Rs 11.20 lakh (ex-showroom, India) which makes it the most affordable motorcycle on this list. 


Also see: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R India launch by year end


2. Triumph Street Triple RS


The Triumph Street Triple RS is known for its agility and performance. It houses a 765cc inline-three engine that churns out 130hp at 12,000rpm and 80Nm at 9000rpm. This bike is revered for its precise handling and versatility, making it a great choice for spirited rides and daily commutes alike. The Street Triple RS is equipped with advanced electronics, including ride-by-wire throttle, switchable traction control, and multiple riding modes. Currently available at a price of Rs 11.81 lakh (ex-showroom, India), which makes it the second triple engine on this list. 


Also see: Triumph Street Triple R, Street Triple RS review: refined aggression


1. Suzuki Katana 


The Suzuki Katana is a modern reinterpretation of the classic model. It features a 999cc inline-four engine derived from the legendary K5 GSX-R1000 which produces a whopping 152hp at 11,000rpm and 106Nm at 9000rpm. The bike incorporates features such as a ride-by-wire throttle, multiple riding modes, traction control, and an updated LCD instrument panel. The Katana offers a blend of nostalgia and cutting-edge engineering, appealing to both classic enthusiasts and modern riders. At a price of Rs 13.61 lakh (ex-showroom, India) the Katana offers the most power for your money and sits at the top of our list. 


Also see: Suzuki Katana review: Fierce and sharp


Honorable mention

The Triumph Speed Twin is a legendary name in the motorcycle world, since its inception in 1938. The current iteration, the Speed Twin 1200, retains its iconic heritage while incorporating modern day technology. It currently features a 1200cc parallel twin motor that produces 100hp at 7250rpm and 112Nm at 4250rpm. It strikes a  blend of classic aesthetics and modern engineering and exists as a nostalgic nod to its illustrious past. At a price of Rs 11.09 lakh (ex-showroom, India) it may not produce the most power but has the highest capacity engine and produces the most amount of torque compared to any other motorcycle on this list.

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