Exciting things are happening in the super bike space in the India market. To create a massive ripple in the imported segments of super bikes, the two of the biggest Japanese auto makers, Yamaha and Honda have introduced their super bikes, Yamaha R1 and Goldwing in the Indian premium motor cycle market space yesterday. The cost of the super bikes could be prohibitive but the massive power available at the hands of the rider is just thrilling.
Yamaha New R1
The fifth largest two wheeler maker in India, Yamaha, has launched its global flagship model 1000 cc YZF-R1 motor cycle yesterday at a price of Rs. 20.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This bike is powered by a 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine that develops a peak power of 200hp making it one of the most powerful bikes in the world. This is also one of the lightest bikes in the world weighing just 200kg. It claims a top whopping speed of 300kmph. The capacity of the fuel tank of the bike is 17 litre. The bike has dual disc brakes in the front wheel and a single disc brake in the rear wheel. The ABS comes as a standard feature with the bike.
While launching the bike, Mr. Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales said; “The new YZF-R1 model will strengthen Yamaha in its superbike segment in the Indian market. It inherits technology from Yamaha’s racing machine YZF-M1. This model also highlights Yamaha’s improved aerodynamics which posts it closure to the MotoGP attributes, and which is a rare potential available in today’s market.”
The broad specifications of the Yamaha R1 are as below:
|No. of Cylinders||4|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Maximum Power||197.3 Bhp @ 13,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||112.4 Nm @ 11,500 rpm|
|Seat Height||855 mm|
|Ground Clearance||130 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||199 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 litres|
The other Japanese auto maker, Honda has also launched yesterday its powerful 1833 cc Goldwing super bike at Rs. 26.85 (ex-showroom Delhi). The company has started the booking of the most expensive super bike in the country.
The Goldwing superbike comes with the voluminous 1833cc, six cylinder engine with peak power of 125 hp. The bike comes with adjustable electric windscreen and other key features like Apple CarPlay integration, 7-inch TFT display, LED lighting and smart key control.
While launching the bike in India, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India said; The 2018 Goldwing was first showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show in November 2017 and delighting our customers in India, Honda is today starting the bookings for the legend. The new generation Goldwing gets a 7-speed DCT, revolutionary suspension setup, Apple CarPlay, HSTC and a brand new engine, making it a true rider’s motorcycle.”
The specifications of the Honda Goldwing motorcycle are as below:
|No. of Cylinders||6|
|No. of Gears||5|
|Maximum Power||116.66 BHP @ 5500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||167 NM @ 4000 rpm|
|Seat Height||740 mm|
|Ground Clearance||125 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||421 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||25 litres|