Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fastest Bikes In India

by: Venkatesh | last updated: oct 12, 2010

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Fastest Bikes In India

Finally fastest bikes hit the Indian roads,when ever the word bike strike in mind first name is Pulsar 220 then the latest Apache RTR 180,Yamaha R15,Hero Honda Karizma etc...
Two wheeler manufactures are trying their best to showcase the best they have in the two wheeler segment.The 2009 Pulsar is capable of 144 kph top speed.
Yamaha YZF-R15, which was the fastest production bike here before Bajaj's Pulsar 220cc.TVS Apache RTR 180cc trying to make a compition with others.Hero honda karizma most popular bike in India has its own image in Indian raod.

Lets have a look on each bike one by one.

Bajaj Pulsar 220cc: The idea behind the Pulsar was very simple, brief and extremely effective. Bajaj Auto saw a clear space for a hooligan motorcycle that would redefine biking in the country and separate the enthusiasts from the commuters - The Pulsar was the answer. Two wheeler manufacture bajaj claims the new generation pulsar 220cc is fastest bike in the Indian market.It has reached up to 144 kmph. Bajaj Pulsar 220cc DTS-Fi has disk brakes for front and back,it has tubeless tyres, fuel injection is oil cooled engine, NitroX shockers and many other unique features that qualify the bike as smart & macho!
  • Sports look
  • Digital indicators
  • Styling split seat
  • Stylish handle
  • Failure detection display
  • Wide wheel base ( 1350mm)
  • Wider tubeless tyres
  • NitroX shockers
  • 5- Gear Transmission
  • User reported 35kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity - 15 ltrs
  • Price: Rs. 85,000

Image credit: http://www.lnkr.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/pulsar_220_side_view.jpg

TVS Apche RTR 180: Nick named the 'Menace' . RTR stand for "Rapid Throttle Response".TVS has launched its new Apache 180 RTR on the Indian road after a great success of 160.Its TVS first bike in India with disc brakes and fuel enjection system and its top speed is 125kph.Take it to a different league making the bike a Class leader in terms of acceleration, performance, styling, ride handling and stability. Apache offering an upgrade of 200cc.The Economic Times reports that TVS is all set to ABS (Anti Lock Braking System) on the new 200cc bike.
  • Extremely sporty look
  • Superb finishing
  • Gas Filled Shocks
  • Triangular front mudguard
  • Twin LED tail lamp
  • Excellent disk break
  • Digital speedometer with clock
  • Fuel tank capacity - 16ltrs
  • 5 Speed Gear Transmission
  • fuel efficiency of 60 Kmpl
  • Price: Rs. 64,000

Image credit: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_S8Ywz4XdTZQ/Sjh5AklNQtI/AAAAAAAAC7c/R_6m7jSPfNg/s400/tvs-apache-rtr-180cc-2.jpg

Yamaha YZF R15: Daemon is back! R15 is the first model for the Indian market designed in true supersport image.R15 is designed according to Indian roads its going to touch the heart of India roads.The 150cc engine which powers the YZF R15 is the India’s first 150cc liquid cooled engine.Top speed is 135kmphThere is another Yamaha bike launches in India Yamaha Fazer.Its now available in four new colors namely “Impact Yellow”, “Midnight black”, “Sunset Red” and “Racing Blue.
  • Super sporty look
  • R-series desgin
  • Hydraulic, single disc
  • Electronic fuel injection
  • 150 cc Engine
  • liquid cooled system
  • Linked type Monocross suspension
  • Electric Start
  • Fuel tank capacity - 12ltrs
  • 6-speed Transmission
  • Tubeless tyres
  • Price: Rs. 97,425

Image credit: http://www.dancewithshadows.com/autoindia/images/yamaha-yzf-r15-photo.JPG

Hero Honda Karizma R: Desh ki Dhadkan This is the most popular bike in India.The bike has been perfectly designed and looks like a jet.Karizma is the first bike in India which came with pre-installed alloy wheels.The Hero Honda Karizma is the 223cc flagship motorcycle of Hero Honda its top speed is around 125 km/h and the 0-60 km/h is achieved around 4.4 seconds.
  • Stylish Sporty look
  • R-Stand for Racer
  • Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
  • Dual tail lamps
  • Air cooled engine
  • 223cc Engine
  • 5 speed Gear Transmission
  • Analogue Speedometer
  • Fuel tank capacity - 15ltrs
  • Advanced Microprocessor Ignition System
  • Price: Rs. 75,400

Image credit: http://www.priceindia.in/bike/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/hero-honda-karizma.jpeg

Strengths and Weaknesses Comparison:According to Bike India Magazine has done a Comparison of Yamaha R15 with other heavy weights of India Roads namely Apache RTR FI, Pulsar 220 and Karizma.
  • Bajaj Pulsar 220
Strength: Raw Power, Mid RPM grunt, High RPM grunt Weakness: Handling, Suspension
  • Apache RTR FI
Strenght: Mid RPM grunt, High RPM grunt, Handling Weakness: Tyres
  • Yamaha R15
Strength: Handling, Technology, High RPM grunt, tyres Weakness: Low RPM grunt
  • Hero Honda Karizma R
Strength: Low RPM grunt, Mid RPM grunt, Handling Weakness: High Handle Bar, not Revving machine


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