Best Upcoming Sports Bike in India

Indian two-wheeler market that was earlier known for commuter friendly and economical segment bike category, has expanded to a great level. In current scenarios, the young generation wants something different, in terms of style, power, and performance. These demands not only made domestic automakers but also the international giant manufacturers to introduce bikes in different genres. Naked Street fighter is also one of the most preferred categories by the current generation audience. A new, 2018 calendar year has started and here is the list of naked sports bikes from famed motorcycle makers across the world to join their siblings this year.

Upcoming Naked Sports Bike in India 2018

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT is a performance-oriented adventure tourer from the Japanese brand. Here in India, it is set to launch by July at the price tag around INR 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Globally, the bike is being offered in two variants-the standard V-Strom and the off-road-specific V-Strom XT. The more road-biased off-road-specific V-Strom XT will be introduced in the Indian product lineup.

MV Agusta Dragster800 RR

MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR is a naked performance street fighter from the Italian marque. From tip to top, a motorcycle is a chiselled unit. It is aggressive instance and features front leaning riding posture that helps in offering easy manoeuvring on the roads. Apparently, the major highlights of the Dragster 800 RR include an aggressive headlamp, massive fuel tank with tank extensions, visible power train, prominent USD forks, three pod exhaust and broader tyres.

MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR

Beneath the fuel tank, the motorcycle is packed with an inline three, four strokes, air-cooled engine with the displacement of 798cc. The mill is capable of returning the maximum power of 138 bhp @ 13100 rpm and the peak torque of 85 Nm @ 10100 rpm via a mated 6-speed gearbox. Here in India, the MV Agusta Dragster800 RR is slated to launch in May this year at the expected price tag of INR 12,70,00.

BMW G 310 R ( Launched )

BMW G 310 R that is a small capacity motorcycle from the German automaker, BMW Motorrad, is the most anticipated motorcycle in the Indian biking industry. Primarily, it was showcased in front of the audience at 2015 EICMA and in India at the 2016 Auto Expo. Since then, enthusiasts are waiting for this naked street fighter. Apparently, the G310R shares details cue from its bigger sibling the new S1000R.

BMW G 310 R

It features V-shaped headlamp, sculpted fuel tank with tank extensions, gold plated USD front forks and the massive exhaust along with a comfortable seat. Beneath the fuel tank, a 313cc single-cylinder liquid cooled unit takes care of propelling duties. The mill is capable of generating the peak power of 34hp and transmitting 28NM of torque to the rear wheel. Manufactured in association with TVS Motors, the BMW G310 R that had launched in several countries globally, is uncertain to launch in India.

2018 Ducati Monster 821 ( Launched )

The Ducati Monster 821, a renowned naked streetfighter from the prominent Italian marque, Ducati has received next-generation updates. In front of an audience, the model was unveiled in 2017. Its arrival on the Indian ground is expected anytime this year. The witnessed major alterations on the updated Monster 821 includes a new headlamp, rear section, and new double barrel exhaust unit.

2018 Ducati Monster 821

Other than this, the performance tourer will be furnished with a TFT instrument console, multiple riding modes, 3-level, and 8-level Traction Control. While a quick shifter and the Ducati Multimedia System will be offered as an optional extra. The major highlight will be its vibrant Yellow Paint Scheme, paying tribute to the original M900. The powering unit will be the same 821 cc, the twin-pot motor of the outgoing model that is being said to generate power around 108bhp and peak torque of 86Nm via a mated 6-speed gearbox.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX ( Launched)

As compared to the beasts the Ninja H2 and the Ninja H2R in the Ninja sports range, its time to welcome their less aggressive sibling- the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX. it is a touring machine and shares similar chassis of the H2. For the H2 SX, it will be right saying that it is a blend of sports and a touring vehicle that will ease up your daily commute with not only focusing on performance.


Kawasaki Ninja H2 SXThe powertrain is an identical 998 cc in-line four-cylinder supercharged engine of the Ninja H2 model. Though, the mill is electronically be tuned to generate the maximum power of 199bhp even in the low and mid-range. Altogether, the fuel efficiency is also altered to travel slight much distance. Overall, the Ninja H2 SX is a bike that can easily travel long distance rides and managed at low speeds. In India, it will hit the dealerships all the way from CBU route. The pricing for this imported motorcycle will be INR 21.80 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Ducati Panigale V4  ( Launched )

In the popular Panigale range of Ducati superbikes, it is the most powerful version loaded with a four-cylinder engine. In the European markets, the Panigale V4 has hit dealerships while other markets are also probable to get its availability soon. Importantly, its Indian arrival is expected sometimes this year.

Ducati Panigale V4
The Panigale V4 is inspired by the MotoGP Desmosedici that is considered as brand’s base for technology, style, and performance. The 1103cc 90-degrees, V-Twin engine powers the bike with the monstrous power of 211bhp at 13,000 rpm and 124 Nm of torque at 10,000rpm. Moreover, the bike which tips at 195kgs on weighing scale also received a multitude of electronics to control this beast on road. It is a limited edition superbike and will only be produced in a limited count of 1500 units worldwide.

Benelli Leoncino

Benelli Leoncino is a scrambler style motorcycle which was under development for a long duration. Globally, it was showcased at 2015 EICMA and its full-fledged iteration is now ready to hit the Indian market anytime by this year. As expected, this good-looking motorcycle will be an affordable offering from the Italian bike maker as compared to other premium Scrambler available in the market.

Benelli Leoncino

The Leoncino is developed on an all-new Trellis frame and is powered by a 500cc twin-cylinder engine that develops 47 bhp and 45 Nm of peak torque through a mated 6-speed gearbox. The suspension duties on the Leoncino will be taken care by the long travel USD front forks and an adjustable rear monoshock. While the braking will be the concern of dual front discs and a single disc at the rear with ABS as standard fitment. The pricing for the Benelli Leoncino is expected to start around Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom).