From Ducati to Kawasaki, ride into the sunset with the 7 most affordable luxury bikes in India in 2021.
Admit it you’ve always wanted to own the bike that once adorned your bedroom wall. However, one had to break the bank to own the iron horse of their dreams. Well, that’s no longer the case. Today, to expand their community or biker gang, if we could call it that, luxury motorcycle brands strive to make their models and the riding experience much more affordable for customers. More so, these models have turned into great entry-level options for customers looking to enter the world of luxury two-wheeled cruising. In celebration of World Motorcycle Day, we pick seven of the most affordable luxury bikes in India.
BMW Motorrad G 310 R
BMW Motorrad from Bavaria is best known for making superbikes and cruisers. The G 310 R is your entry ticket into the world of BMW motorcycles. The made in India G 310 R features a 313-cc single-cylinder engine that puts out 34-horsepower. With Ride by Wire technology, the G 310 R ensures a consistent throttle response. BMW is promising agile handling and excellent everyday usability with their entry-level product.
Price: Rs 2.5 lakh
Benelli Imperiale 400
Imperiale 400 is a handsome looking classic bike from the Italian marque Benelli. The bike is decidedly old-school in its appearance with chrome embellishments, round lights, and a teardrop tank. It is powered by a smooth 374-cc single-cylinder engine that makes 21 BHP of power. The Imperiale is comfortable for city rides and great on long distances, thanks to its relaxed demeanour.
Price: Rs 1.89 lakh onwards.
Ducati Scrambler Icon
Ducati is one of the most sought-after brands in the motorcycle business. Owning a bike from this Italian marque is a dream for many. The Scrambler Icon is your stepping stone into this storied brand. The chic-looking motorcycle is powered by an 803cc motor capable of delivering a good performance both in the city and on open roads. The bike is relatively compact and thus fun to ride. The LED headlamps and fully digital instrument cluster only add to the bike’s youthful persona.
Price: Rs 8.49 lakh onwards.
Harley-Davidson Iron 883
This iconic American motorcycle brand has a special place for bike enthusiasts in India. The Iron 883 is the brand’s most affordable product. Like most Harleys, it looks muscular and enjoys a commanding street presence. It boasts an 883-cc V-Twin engine, promising a smooth and reliable performance. The low forward-riding position and mid-mounted foot controls offer a comfortable ride.
Price: Rs 10.11 lakh onwards.
Indian Scout Bobber
Indian is another revered motorcycle brand from the US. The Indian Scout Bobber combines timeless looks with advanced technology. The bike instantly recognisable with its blacked-out look and savage presence. Performance duties are handled by a 100-horsepower V-Twin engine. Keeping in tandem with Indian’s heritage, the Scout aims to be comfortable on long journeys without compromising on the fun factor.
Price: Rs 11.99 lakh onwards.
Kawasaki Ninja 300
Kawasaki is praised for its performance bikes. In India, Kawasaki offers a range of products from superbikes to classic bikes to dirt bikes. Ninja 300 is your entry to Kawasaki. The sports bike is designed to be both entertaining and usable on a day-to-day basis. It features the quintessential Ninja design with three paint shades to choose from. The 296-cc twin-cylinder engine offers punchy performance without being intimidating. The slipper-clutch feature reduces rider fatigue when driving through traffic. Undoubtedly one of the most affordable luxury bikes in India.
Price: Rs 3.18 lakh onwards.
Triumph Trident 660
Triumph is widely recognised as one of the worlds oldest and most famous motorcycle brands. You can enter the Triumph experience with the Trident 660. This motorcycle employs a unique 660-cc engine that delivers power seamlessly throughout the rev range, making it extremely useable in all conditions. The Trident 660 looks aggressive and promises an agile riding experience.
Price: Rs 6.19 lakh onwards.
All images: Courtesy brands; Hero image: Courtesy BMW