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2015 ZigWheels Awards: Entry Level Performance Bike of the Year Nominees


The year of 2015 saw the launch of only three new motorcycles in the entry level performance bike category. The nominees for the 2016 Times Auto ZigWheels Awards consists of the Benelli TNT 300 street bike, the fully-faired Yamaha YZF-R3, and the Mahindra Mojo street touring motorcycle

2015 ZigWheels Awards: Entry Level Performance Bike of the Year Nominees

 

Benelli TNT 300: Benelli launched the TNT 300 which was a new offering to the Indian market in the entry level performance bikes segment. The TNT 300 is powered by a 300cc parallel twin-cylinder engine which produces max power of 37PS of power and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Italian street bike is a looker and at the same time feels like a premium bike too. The TNT 300 comes with a sticker price of Rs 2.83 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

 

Benelli TNT 300
Yamaha YZF-R3

 

Yamaha YZF-R3: The most powerful bike amongst the lot, the YZF-R3 is a fully-faired bike by Yamaha. The Yamaha R3 is powered by a 321cc twin-pot engine which generates peak power of 42PS at 10,750rpm and peak torque of 29.6Nm at 9,000rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. The engine of the Yamaha YZF-R3 offers good performance, both towards higher revs as well as very good and usable mid-range torque. The Yamaha R3 comes with a price tag of Rs 3.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) which definitely is a high price to pay for the performance and feel it delivers.

 

Mahindra Mojo

 

Mahindra Mojo: Mahindra has introduced the Mojo after taking their own time to develop the motorcycle. The engine of the Mojo has been entirely built in-house by Mahindra and has a displacement of 295cc which is capable of producing 27.2PS of power with 30Nm of torque. The Mojo follows the lines of a touring bike and is equipped with host of features like a 21-litre fuel tank, upside down forks, Pirelli tyres, and dual exhausts all packed together to provide a relaxed riding stance. The Mahindra Mojo is priced at the lowest amongst the nominees at Rs 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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