Indians always have had an affinity towards commuter bikes. But in recent years, Indians are being drawn towards compact sports bikes. The reason is simple. Brands like KTM and Bajaj Auto with their revolutionary bike designs are compelling people to buy compact sports bikes. Furthermore, one can buy a compact sports bike with small displacement (200, 390 and 125 CC) engines.
This post in the following sections will shine a light on the top 5 compact sports bikes in India.
KTM RC 390
The RC 390 is the top-spec compact sports bike from the Austrian bike brand KTM. The bike has a second to none power to weight ratio. The base ex-showroom price of the bike is Rs. 3, 63,298. The top-spec trim of the bike comes with an ex-showroom price of Rs. 3, 69,468. KTM offers the bike in two trims and three colour schemes. The bike is powered by a 373 CC, BS6-compliant unit. The peak torque and power outputs of the bike’s engine are 37 Nm and 42.9 bhp respectively. The bike comes paired with dual disc brakes and dual-channel ABS.
Bajaj RS 200
The best 200 CC bike in the compact sports category is the Pulsar RS 200 – the flagship bike from Bajaj Auto. The bike is offered in a single trim by the brand. The ex-showroom price for the bike is Rs. 2, 00,676. Buyers can choose between three colour options available for the bike. The engine powering the bike is a 200 CC liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, BS6-compliant unit. The peak torque and power outputs of the engine are 18.7 Nm and 24.2 bhp respectively. The bike comes with a track-tuned suspension setup, dual disc brakes and dual-channel ABS.
Bajaj Pulsar F250
Another best-selling compact semi-faired sports bike is the Pulsar F250 from Bajaj Auto. The bike is offered in two trims. The ex-showroom price for the base trim is Rs. 1, 68,487. The top-spec trim is offered at the ex-showroom price of Rs. 1, 77,527. The bike entails three colour options. The bike is powered by a brand new 249 CC, BS6-compliant engine. The peak power output of the engine is 24.1 bhp. On the other hand, the peak torque output of the engine is 21.5 Nm. The bike comes with dual disc brakes. The base trim comes with single-channel ABS while the top trim comes with dual-channel ABS.
KTM RC 200
KTM also offers a 200 CC compact sports bike known as the RC 200. The bike is positioned above the RC 125 and is offered in two trims. The base trim of the bike is offered at the ex-showroom price of Rs. 2, 43,881. The top-spec trim of the bike is offered at the ex-showroom price of Rs. 2, 48,484. The bike is powered by the same engine one can find in the Duke 200. The peak power and torque outputs of the engine are 25.4 bhp and 19.5 Nm respectively. KTM offers both trims of the bike with dual disc brakes and dual-channel ABS.
KTM RC 125
The RC 125 is an entry-level compact sports bike from KTM. The bike is offered in a single trim and the ex-showroom price for the same is Rs. 2, 15,683. The brand offers this bike in two colour options. The bike is powered by a BS-6-compliant 124.7 CC engine. The single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine can produce the peak power and torque outputs of 14.75 bhp and 12 Nm respectively. The bike comes with a 6-speed transmission which is paired with a wet multiplate clutch. KTM offers the bike with WP APEX front and rear suspensions, dual disc brakes and dual-channel ABS. The front brake of the bike comes with 4 piston radial fixed calliper. The rear disc brake, on the other hand, comes with a single-piston floating calliper. The bike is often hailed as one of the best performing 125 CC compact sports bikes in India!
If the reader wants to learn more about these bikes then they should visit the nearest dealership today!