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Suzuki Katana: 5 equally priced options | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

For round Rs 13.6 lakh, you will get a variety of bikes, from sportbikes to an ADV to cruisers from Ducati, Harley-Davidson.

Suzuki has launched the third ‘huge bike’ in its India line-up, within the type of the brand new Katana. The retro-styled litre-bike has been priced at Rs 13.61 lakh, and right here’s what else you should purchase in India for comparable cash.

1. Kawasaki Versys 1000 –  Rs 12.07 lakh


The closest Japanese litre-class bike to the Katana is the Kawasaki Versys 1000, which additionally comes powered by an inline-four cylinder motor, however a barely bigger one than the Suzuki’s, displacing 1,043cc. Recognized for its legendary tractability, this motor contrasts starkly in opposition to the screaming, high-revving Japanese inline-fours we’re used to, serving up 120hp and 102Nm at a really accessible 9,000rpm and seven,500rpm, respectively. The output ranges are significantly decrease than the Suzuki’s, however then so is the worth, at Rs 12.07 lakh.

2. Aprilia RS 660 – Rs 13.39 lakh


Considerably down on displacement and energy, however not missing in exotica, the Aprilia RS 660 carries a really hefty Rs 13.39 lakh price ticket, courtesy of being introduced in as a CBU. The little Italian sportbike incorporates a 660cc parallel-twin motor producing 100hp and 67Nm, powering a motorcycle that weighs a reasonably slender 183kg ready-to-ride.

3. Harley-Davidson Forty Eight – Rs 13.49 lakh


On the reverse finish of the spectrum from the performance-focused Aprilia sits the Harley-Davidson Forty Eight. On the sensibility scale, it would rank even decrease than the Italian, with a tiny 7.9-litre gasoline tank, however the two bikes are evenly matched on attractiveness, with the Harley sporting a really brattish bobber look and a shouty 1,202cc V-twin motor to match. Yours for Rs 13.49 lakh.

4. Triumph Tiger 900 – Rs 13.7 lakh-Rs 14.35 lakh


In order for you your adventures to proceed even after the highway ends, then the bike on this checklist that may seize your consideration is the Triumph Tiger 900. Obtainable in two guises, the GT model (Rs 13.7 lakh) is barely extra road-biased, whereas the Rally variant (Rs 14.35 lakh) has extra of an off-road focus. Each varieties are powered by the identical 888cc inline-triple cylinder full with a T-plane crankshaft and producing 95hp and 87Nm.

5. Ducati Hypermotard 950 – Rs 14 lakh


The ultimate bike on this checklist is one which’s not like anything at present available on the market, and its identify tells you the whole lot you could know. The Hypermotard is strictly what it says on the tin – a supermoto dialled as much as 11. Powered by the 937cc Testastretta L-twin motor that does obligation in a variety of different Ducatis, this bike serves up a very distinctive expertise, and you may learn all about it in our overview. It does demand a premium for all this pleasure, although, and is the second-most costly bike on this checklist, with its RVE variant (the one one out there in India) priced at Rs 14 lakh.

All costs ex-showroom, India

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