Best 800cc to 1000cc Bikes in India 2017

When you want a bike to be more than a commuting vehicle, then the 800cc to 1000cc range gives you the best looking beasts worth spending money at. As you speed your racer bike with 800cc to 1000cc capability on the road, be guaranteed to have all eyes locked on you. The guys will envy you and the girls will swoon over you wanting to be the lucky one to get that backseat. A few years ago, high end bikes were not so common in Indian market but today you will find the best 800cc to 1000cc bikes in India 2017 at several exclusive showrooms in the metro cities.

If you are confused about which bike to buy in this segment then we have listed for you some of the best 800cc to 1000cc bikes in India 2017 with features, pros and cons.

1. Harley Davidson Iron 883

Harley Davidson Iron 883

The Harley Davidson Iron 883 is not meant for the faint heart. This is the youngest and most affordable brand in the Street series of Harley Davidson. It is a middleweight cruiser and it marks a powerful and eye grabbing entry to the Dark Custom family.

The bike boasts an uncluttered design with an attractive peanut-shaped tank with the name of the brand written in bold letters. It comes with an LCD screen in the instrument group where you can see the gear position and other details. The bike is powered by an 883cc V-twin engine that delivers a 50bhp and 69Nm of torque.

The bike comes in five exciting color shades Olive Gold, Black Denim, Red Iron Denim Hot Candy, Charcoal Denim, and Hot Rod Red Flake.

Price: Rs. 8,56,976 (ex-showroom)


  • 883 cc air cooled engine
  • Two cylinders
  • 50 bhp @ 5,500 rpm
  • 70 Nm @ 3,500 rpm
  • Disc brake type
  • 20 kmpl mileage
  • 50 liters fuel tank capacity


  • Sporty design
  • Fuel Injected
  • Low seat for comfortable seating


  • Heavy
  • Too expensive

2. Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Kawasaki offers two exciting variations for the buyers in 2017 -the H2 Carbon and the H2R. The biggest improvements of update you will find in this model over the predecessors are inclusion of a rear Ohlins shock absorber that comes with a 22-step adjustment. It also comes with a six-axis Bosch IMU which makes it easier to make the best use of this bike’s full potential.

The Kawasaki Ninja H2R is powered by a 998 cc liquid cooled engine that promises to deliver a maximum power of 317.10 bhp @ 14,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 165 Nm @ 12,500 rpm. The Kawasaki Ninja H2R comes in mirror coated matte spark black color.

Price: Rs. 69,80,000 (ex-showroom)


  • Efficient braking system
  • Powerful engine
  • Feature rich
  • Great appearance
  • Sporty riding position


  • Limited sales and service
  • Ridiculously expensive

3. BMW S1000RR


The BMW S1000 RR has joined the group of one of the super sport segment bikes available in India. Earlier it was only S1000 R model, and then the company improved upon its features to make it fit for the Superbike World Championship. The all new S1000RR is a complete motorcycle that boasts an asymmetrical exterior design. On the left side of S1000RR, you can see a gill-like design which further adds to the superior styling of the bike. It includes an aluminum bridge frame which partly self-supports the engine.

The BMW S1000 RR is powered by a 1000cc liquid cooled engine and the bike is capable of delivering 199bhp at 13,500rpm and it boasts an 113Nm of torque at 10,500rpm. The bike can easily get adjusted with the up-side down forks. It also comes with an adjustable suspension at the rear end mounted on the aluminum arm. BMW S1000 RR is available in two different versions and they come in four color shades.

Price: Rs. 19,06,800 (ex showroom)


  • 999 cc water cooled engine
  • 193 bhp @ 13,000 rpm max power
  • 112 Nm @ 9,750 rpm max torque
  • 4 valves per cylinder
  • 17 kmpl mileage
  • 6 gears


  • Easier to ride
  • Sharper with fine electronic aids
  • Precise ride-by-wire throttle
  • Great user mode


  • Suspension too stiff on rough pavement

4. Ducati Monster 797

Ducati Monster 797

The Ducati Monster 797 is an entry-level bike in the monster series of street fighters offered by the company. It is positioned between Monster 821 and Scrambler. This bike rubs shoulders with the likes of Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z800 and Harley Davidson Iron 883. It is powered by an 803cc air-cooled L-twin engine, similar to Scrambler and it boasts an oval headlamp with LED design.

Although the Monster 797 may lack on the electronics features like riding modes and traction control, ABS functionality has been retained. The Ducati Monster 797 is available in three colors – red, white and black.

Price: Rs. 8,52,200 (ex-showroom)


  • 803 cc liquid cooled engine
  • 75 bhp @ 8,250 rpm max power
  • 69 Nm @ 5,750 rpm max torque
  • Fuel Injection system
  • Petrol fuel type
  • Disc brakes
  • LED head lamp
  • LED tail lamp
  • 50 liters fuel tank


  • Power delivery
  • Great design
  • Ease to drive
  • Efficient brake system
  • Solid build quality
  • Good value for money


  • Limited sales and service outlets

5. Triumph Street Twin

Triumph Street Twin

Triumph Motorcycles launched their much awaited bike – the Street Twin at the Auto Expo 2016. This super bike is positioned under the Bonneville T120. The Street Twin is an all new entry-level bike model in comprehensive line-up by Triumph. This motorcycle has been created from the scratch and it gets a completely different chassis along with the suspension setup.

The engine, side panels and cast alloy wheels complement the sporty look of the bike. It comes with a low seat which makes the super bike easy to ride for a wide range of people.

The Street Twin comes with an 899cc high torque engine designed to deliver 18 per cent more torque in the low and medium-range than the old models Bonneville. The bike comes with modern features such as ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, ABS, and LED lamps. It comes in five exciting color schemes – aluminium silver, cranberry red, jet black, matt black, and phantom black.

Price: Rs. 7,22,340 (ex showroom)


  • 900 cc liquid cooled engine
  • Two cylinders
  • 20 bhp @ 5,900 rpm max power
  • 80 Nm @ 3,230 rpm maximum torque
  • Disc brake type
  • 12 liters fuel tank capacity
  • LED Tail Lamp


  • Easy handling
  • Mid range power punch
  • ABS


  • Front end feel not too good

6. Kawasaki Z800

Kawasaki Z800

The Kawasaki Z800 sits pretty as the second members in the ‘Z’ family after the Z1000, and it is the sixth in the complete product lineup. The Z800 replaces the Z750 in the market and the design has been inspired by its elder sibling the Z1000. It features a highly cutting edge cowl and under-cowl design. This super bike comes with advanced features with digital instrumentation that is capable of displaying a lot of information.

The Kawasaki Z800 is powered by an 806cc liquid-cooled engine that is capable of churning out 113PS of peak power at 10,200rpm and it can deliver 83Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. The bike boasts a top speed of 233kmph with an engine that is equipped with a six-speed gearbox.

Price: Rs. 8,13,380 (ex-showroom)


  • 806 cc liquid cooled engine
  • 111 bhp @ 10,200 rpm max power
  • 83 Nm @ 8,000 rpm max torque
  • Six gears
  • Digital speedometer
  • 16 kmpl mileage
  • 17 liters fuel tank capacity


  • Ergonomics are comfortable
  • Powerful brakes
  • 6 speed transmission
  • Clutch is lighter
  • Slipper clutch
  • Easy to ride
  • ABS


  • Heavy bike

7. Ducati 959 Panigale

Ducati 959 Panigale

Ducati revealed its super powerful 959 Panigale for the Indian consumer at the India Bike Week 2016. This all new 959 Panigale is the updated version of the brand’s highly sought after ‘supermid’ track bike. It has got a face lift with windshield, wider fairing, and larger air intakes that make the front end look more aggressive. The bike comes with a die-cast aluminum frame. It is powered by a 955cc L-twin Superquadro engine and it is capable of producing 157bhp and 107Nm of power and torque.

Some of the other features include traction control, engine brake control, ABS, quick shift, and ride-by-wire throttle.The 959 Panigale is capable of competing with the other mid-weight super sports bikes such as the MV Agusta F3 800 and Triumph Daytona 675R. It comes in a single red color.

Price: Rs 15,29,850 (ex showroom)


  • 955 cc liquid cooled engine
  • 85 bhp @ 10,500 rpm max power
  • 40 Nm @ 9,000 rpm maximum torque
  • 17 liters of fuel tank capacity
  • Digital speedometer
  • LED Tail Lamp


  • Incredible performance
  • Friendly features
  • Easy to drive
  • Breathtaking designs
  • Great feel


  • Very expensive

8. Indian Scout Sixty

Indian Scout Sixty

If looks could kill then this is a pure slayer! The best part is that this is the most affordable model in the offered by the manufacturer. The Indian Scout Sixty was introduced as a direct competitor for the Harley-Davidson Sports bike range. It mainly targets the bike enthusiasts who are looking to take on the Indian road with super powerful motorcycles and cruisers.

The bike is powered by a 999 cc liquid cooled engine which can deliver 78bhp of maximum power and 88Nm of maximum torque at 5600rpm. The engine is the main difference between Indian Scout and new the Indian Scout Sixty. Some other slight differences in the paint finishes and a 5-speed gearbox are almost negligible. The Scout Sixty comes in three exciting color combinations – black, red and white.

Price: Rs. 12,75,000 (ex showroom)


  • 999 cc liquid cooled engine
  • 90 bhp maximum power
  • 80 Nm at 5,800 rpm maximum torque
  • Electronic fuel injection
  • Disc type brakes
  • Halogen and Bulb Type headlight
  • LED Tail Lamp
  • 50 liters fuel tank capacity


  • Awesome performance
  • Good handling
  • Easy and comfortable riding


  • Price same as Scout


That’s all from our list of best 800cc to 1000cc bikes in India 2017. The price mentioned are ex-showroom rates at the time of writing this article, and it is subject to change. We hope the above information helps in clearing the confusion regarding the best super power bikes in India and enables you buy the dream bike you have always wanted to ride.