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2015 ZigWheels Awards: Premium Bike (above 10 lakh) of the Year Nominees

The year of 2015 had the premium bike (above 10 lakh) segment loaded with motorcycles from over 10 manufacturers. Below are the high-powered and highly expensive nominees duking it out for the crown for the Times Auto Awards 2015 in Partnership with ZigWheels

Benelli TNT R
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Benelli TNT R: Benelli launched its flagship model, the TNT 1130R last year in India. The TNT 1130R is a pure streetbike with a powerful engine bolted onto the chassis between the two wheels. Powering the Benelli TNT R is an 1131cc 3-cylinder liquid-cooled mill which produces 159PS of power and 120Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear-wheel via a 6-speed gearbox and slipper clutch is standard for the model. Styling wise the TNT R has got a chiselled fuel tank, aggressively styled headlamps, side-mounted radiators for effective cooling, and tubular frame completing the bike’s muscular look. The Benelli TNT R is priced at Rs 11.81 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Ducati Monster 821

Ducati Monster 821: The Ducati Monster 821 is the younger sibling of the Monster 1200. The mid-sized bike from the Ducati stable is powered by an 821cc, Testastretta, liquid-cooled motor churning out 113PS of power and 90Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed gearbox. The engine is a stressed member of the iconic tubular trellis-frame which improves the dynamics and looks attractive as well. The Monster 821 sports a double-sided swing arm with a fully adjustable monoshock at the back and USDs at the front to handle suspension duties. The Ducati 821 comes with a sticker price of Rs 9.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Ducati Hypermotard

Ducati Hypermotard: With the reintroduction of the full range of bikes by Ducati, the Hypermotard is also now available in the country. Drawing its inspiration from motocross bikes, the Hypermotard is an urban bike which can be used for city commuting, touring or for a challenging weekend in the dirt. Powered by an 821cc Testastretta, liquid-cooled motor, the Ducati churns out 111PS of power and 89Nm of torque which is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. The bike has three different riding modes to select from – Race, Sport and Wet. The Ducati Hypermotard is available at Rs 10.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Ducati Diavel

Ducati Diavel: The power cruiser by Ducati, Diavel, is a mean and hefty bike. The Diavel is powered by an 1198.4cc, Testastretta, L-Twin liquid-cooled engine which is capable of producing 162PS of power and 130Nm of torque which makes its way to the rear wheel via a 6-speed transmission. The new Ducati Diavel gets some minor aesthetic updates. It now gets a new Asphalt Grey colour with carbon fibre, red stripes and Dark Chrome paintwork on the frame. The Ducati Diavel is available in three variants and carries a starting price tag of Rs 14.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Suzuki GSX-S1000

Suzuki GSX-S1000: In the litre-class category, the Japanese bike manufacturer had launched the GSX-S1000 which is more inclined towards a roadster than a street bike. The Suzuki GSX-S1000 is built on an all new platform and is powered by 999cc, 4-pot liquid-cooled engine capable to producing 146PS of peak power at 10,000rpm and 106Nm of peak torque at 9,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox transmitting all that power to the rear wheels via a final chain drive. The Suzuki GSX-S1000 comes with a retail price of Rs 12.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Kawasaki Versys 1000

Kawasaki Versys 1000: Being an adventure touring bike, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 is the fourth litre-class offering by the manufacturer to the Indian market. The 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 is based on the Kawasaki Z1000 and Ninja 1000 which are already on sale in our country. The touring bike is powered by a 1,043cc liquid-cooled, inline-four motor churning out 121PS of max power and 102Nm of peak torque, mated to a six-speed gearbox. The Kawasaki Versys1000 employs USD forks up front and a monoshock setup at the rear, both of which are adjustable. The Kawasaki Versys1000 is imported via the CBU-route and is priced at Rs 13.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Triumph Tiger 800

Triumph Tiger 800 XR: British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph had launched the Tiger 800 XR, the most affordable adventure bike in its class. The Tiger 800 XR is powered by Triumph’s second generation 800cc three-pot motor which produces 95PS of power and 79Nm of torque. Triumph’s Traction Control (TTC) system prevents the unexpected spinning of the rear wheel, cutting the engine torque and thereby safeguarding the rider. Switchable ABS system is also standard on all Tiger 800 models. The Triumph Tiger 800 XR comes with unlimited mileage warranty and is priced at Rs 10.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Indian Roadmaster

Indian Roadmaster: Indian motorcycles introduced their flagship bike, the Roadmaster, to the Indian market last year. One of the oldest names used by the manufacturer and dating back to the 1940s, the Roadmaster comes with a host of modern features like ABS, cruise control, remote locking, hard saddle bags, heated rider and passenger seats, heated grips, keyless start, and power windshield come as standard. The Indian Roadmaster is powered a 1,811cc Thunderstroke III V-Twin engine which makes almost 139Nm of torque at 2600rpm. The flagship Roadmaster comes with a sticker price of Rs 35.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Kawasaki Ninja H2

Kawasaki Ninja H2: Taking motorbiking to a different level, Kawasaki Heavy Industries has introduced the supercharged Ninja H2 to the Indian market. The Ninja H2 is Kawasaki’s halo bike, powered by a 998cc liquid-cooled, four stroke, in-line four cylinder supercharged engine with a whooping peak power output of 200PS.The newly designed trellis frame of the Ninja H2 delivers straight line stability and sporty cornering with excellent balance and rigidity. The Ninja H2 is brought to India as a CBU model from Japan and will carry a retail price of Rs 29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha YZF-R1: Yamaha’s revered litre-class bike, the YZF-R1 has been completely revamped last year. The new Yamaha YZF-R1 is powered by a 998cc inline 4-cylinder that make an insane 200PS of power and 112.4Nm of torque. To derive maximum power from the unit, Yamaha has used titanium connecting rods and forged aluminium pistons in the engine. Yamaha had launched the YZF-R1 with a market price of Rs 22.34 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Honda Gold Wing GL 1800

Honda Gold Wing GL 1800: The Honda Gold Wing GL 1800 is possibly one of the most luxurious touring motorcycles ever. The Gold Wing is equipped with a 1,832cc flat-six cylinder engine which is capable of producing 118PS at 5,500rpm and maximum torque of 167Nm which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It also features a slow-speed, electric reverse system which provides the ease of overall manoeuvring in tight spaces and parking areas. The 6-speaker 80W SRS surround-sound system offers superb sound presence and quality throw which riders can play music files in multiple formats. Honda imports the Gold Wing GL 1800 via the CBU route to India with a price tag of Rs 28.5 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Aprilia RSV4 RF

Aprilia RSV4 RF: Aprilia unveiled the updated RSV4 RF internationally at the 2014 EICMA motorcycle show, which was later launched in 2015 by the Italian bike manufacturer in India. The Aprilia RSV4 RF is powered by a 999cc longitudinal 65° V4, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine which is capable of producing max power of 204PS and 115Nm of torque. The updated RSV4 RF is a compact superbike with latest gadgetry combined in the APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), and Launch Control (ALC). The Aprilia RS4V RF is available at a retail price of Rs 21,39,000 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory: The Tuono V4 1100 was the latest addition by the Aprilia family to the Indian market last year. The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 is a sports naked superbike which provides the best of everything – engine, performance, handling, braking, and electronics. The Tuono V4 1100 is powered by a 1077cc longitudinal 65° V4, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine which whips out maximum power output of 177PS at 11,000rpm and rubber burning torque of 121Nm at 9,000rpm. Electronic riding aids on the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 consist of APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) system including traction control (ATC), wheelie control (AWC), launch control (ALC) all of which can be set and deactivated independently. The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory comes with a sticker price of Rs 18,54,000 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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