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Not Spellbound By The 2021 Hayabusa? Here Are Alternatives For The Same Price


From outright track weapons to potent ADVs, there are several options to consider

The Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the most iconic motorcycles our market has ever witnessed. From helping John Abraham escape the police to smashing landspeed records, the Hayabusa has done it all. For 2021, the Busa has become its best self (read all about it in our launch story) but even then, a handful of people aren’t too impressed. So, what all can you get around the Busa’s price tag of Rs 16.40 lakh (ex-showroom)? We tell you exactly that.

Kawasaki ZX-10R: Rs 14.99 lakh 

Right Side View of Ninja ZX-10R

In the BS4 era, the only superbike that came close to beating the Hayabusa’s superb value-for-money prospect was the Kawasaki ZX-10R. For 2021, it’s the same story. The Kawasaki ZX-10R was launched a while back at Rs 14.99 lakh, an excellent price bearing in mind the bike has undergone an overhaul, like the 2021 Busa. You can check out all deets about the 2021 ZX-10R here. If this fits your checklist, be sure to hurry to a Kawasaki dealership, since this is an introductory price.

Ducati Panigale V2: Rs 17.50 lakh

While there are no other litre-class bikes in this price point other than the ZX-10R, we have the next best thing: the Ducati Panigale V2 that replaces the Panigale 959 in the Ducati lineup. It packs a lot of kit such as a TFT dash, an extensive electronics suite derived from the Panigale V4, and top-notch components. Surely, it isn’t a value-for-money buy but Ducati isn’t really known for that, is it? Oh and did we mention the V2 looks as good as the Panigale V4.

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS: Rs 16.95 lakh

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If fast track-spec naked motorcycles are your thing, there’s something for you. For Rs 16.95 lakh (ex-showroom), you can get the 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS. The Speed Triple RS is essentially the elder sibling of the Street Triple RS, which is well-known for its track-suited riding dynamics. For 2021, Triumph has completely revamped the Speed Triple. It now packs plenty of electronics, a new TFT display with Triumph’s Bluetooth connectivity, Ohlins and Brembos, all standard. More importantly, the bike now makes 30PS more than before! Check out our launch story for more details.

Ducati Multistrada 950S: Rs 15.50 lakh

Coming to potent ADVs, first up is Ducati’s baby off-roader, the Multistrada 950S. Don’t get confused by the “baby” tag, though, because the 950S has a lot to offer, including a semi-active suspension setup, a bi-directional quickshifter, and a 5-inch TFT instrument cluster. The Multistrada is powered by a 937cc Testastretta L-Twin engine churning out 113PS and 96Nm. There’s plenty more to talk about as well, but more on that in our road test of the 950S

Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro: Rs 15.50 lakh

 

Priced on par with the Multistrada 950S is the Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro. The Rally Pro is currently Triumph’s top-spec off-roader in India and its feature list conveys that rather well. It packs a 7-inch TFT display, adjustable Showa suspension, Brembo Stylema brakes, heated seats, and even a tyre pressure monitoring system. The 888cc triple-cylinder motor is pretty solid too. Curious to know how it performs in the real world? Check out our first ride review of the Tiger 900!

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