You say your a motorcycle enthusiast. But have you ridden any of these machine which we have listed here today. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and hurry up to get your hands on one of these. They will definitely make you adrenaline go pumping and your heart beating.
5. Bajaj Pulsar 220 – No matter what people say about the Pulsar’s poor quality and questionable built, the P220 has been responsible for creating the performance motorcycle cult in India. The P220 features a very powerful motor but its not only power that makes the 220 makes this list. Its the way the bike sounds. Bajaj has got it spot on with the sound of the bike, which totally matches the go of this machine. A top speed of around 140 kmph will keep most happy but the biggest plus point of the Pulsar 220 is the affordability. Its the least expensive bike in this comparison, yet one of the fastest.
4. Royal Enfield Classic 500 – When you say performance, cruiser bikes seldom figure in the list. But the C500 is different, very very different. Having a monstrous 500cc engine is one thing and boasting of 41Nm of torque is entirely another. The Classic 500 features the latest tech from the now Indian based motorcycle maker but its the torque rush which makes it our list of “must ride motorcycles.” This bike does not like high revvs, but you would not want to get there either, because at a sedate 3000 RPM, the kick this machine generates is like no other.
3. Honda CBR250R – High hopes very pinned on the CBR250R to be on top of this list, but it isn’t and for a reason. The baby CBR’s nature is more Karizma like, refined engine with excellent power delivery at lower end of the spectrum. Being a Honda, the refinement levels are butter smoother but the CBR250R does suffer from quality, which is un-Honda like. Not that its a bad machine but we would expect more for a bike carrying the CBR moniker. The CBR will hit 100 kmph in less than 9 seconds and will comfortable cruise at 120 kmph if you please.
2. Yamaha YZF-R15 – If any bike has changed the perception of more power is equal to more cubic capacity phrase, it is the R15. The bike is solely responsible for getting back Yamaha from a hiatus to what it is today (in India). Powered by a measly 150cc motor, the R15 feels relaxed and underpowered at low revvs. But once you hit 5500 RPM, everything changes. The R-Series bike suddenly feels like its on steroids and gives such a massive jerk to the rider that he start grinning underneath his helmet.
1. Kawasaki Ninja 250R – Fact No. 1 – The Ninja 250R is the king of the 250cc segment worldwide for not 1, 2 but 20 years. Fact No. 2 – The Ninja costs almost twice that of the CBR250R in India. Fact No. 3 – The CBR250R is equally quick as the Ninja 250R. Fact No. 4 – The Ninja 250R sweeps away the this comparison. Although this Kwacker will hit 170 kmph, which is not significantly faster compared to other bikes here, it is the combination of its high revving parallel twin motor (13500 RPM) and superbike looks which make it a hot favorite to us.