We’ve compiled a listing of 10 motorcycles with the bottom seat heights in India.
Note: For this listing, we’ve thought-about bikes that had been offered in BS6-compliant kind, which is how the Harley-Davidson fashions have made the reduce. Likewise, some Indian Motorcycle fashions, just like the Scout, ought to have be on this listing as effectively, however they haven’t been up to date to adjust to BS6 emissions norms.
Harley Davidson Fat Boy – 675mm
It’s not a lot of a shock that one in every of Harley-Davidson’s low-slung Softail fashions has one of many lowest seat heights in our market. At 675mm, the Fat Boy is a really accessible bike, and the one deterrent for a brief rider might be its 317kg kerb weight. The BS6 Fat Boy was launched in India earlier this yr, with costs beginning at Rs 18.25 lakh.
BMW R18 – 690mm
Launched earlier this yr, the BMW R18 is among the most original and gorgeous motorcycles on the market. The bike is powered by a brand-new 1,802cc, air and oil-cooled motor, and it’s the largest boxer engine that BMW has ever manufactured. The R18 is on the market in two variants, Standard and First Edition, with solely the latter offered in India.
Harley Davidson Low Rider S – 690mm
The subsequent spot on this listing, at an an identical 690mm, goes to a different bike from the famed American producer. Like its moniker says, the Low Rider S has a low seat height. This bike, too, suits into the Harley-Davidson Softail household and the S in its identify stands for Special. Back In April, Harley-Davidson listed its newest Softail mannequin on its Indian web site, priced at Rs 14.69 lakh.
Kawasaki Vulcan S – 705mm
In August this yr, Kawasaki accomplished upgrading its 650cc platform to BS6 emission norms with the launch of the BS6-compliant Vulcan S cruiser. In BS6 kind, the 649cc parallel-twin places out an an identical 61hp at 7,500rpm, whereas torque has seen a negligible fall, from 63Nm to 62.4Nm. Unlike its 650cc siblings, the Ninja 650 and Z650, the Vulcan didn’t obtain some other updates with the transition to BS6.
Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster – 705mm
The Bonneville Speedmaster has the identical seat height because the Kawasaki Vulcan S at 705mm. The bike was launched in its BS6-compliant iteration at Rs 11.33 lakh; an optionally available two-tone black and white color scheme will increase the value by Rs 30,000. It’s powered by a 1,200cc parallel-twin powerplant that delivers 79.5hp at 6,250rpm and 107Nm of torque at 4,000rpm.
Bajaj Avenger Street 160, Cruise 220 – 737mm
The Avenger Street 160 and Cruise 220 boast of the bottom seat height on an Indian bike, making it straightforward for shorter riders. On the opposite hand, the bikes even have forward-set foot pegs that consequence in a relaxed seating place for taller riders. The BS6 Avenger Street 160 and Cruise 220 had been additionally a number of the first fashions to be up to date to adjust to BS6.
Suzuki Intruder – 740mm
The Suzuki Intruder has a seat height that’s simply 3mm taller than the Avenger fashions. The transition to BS6 was facilitated by a brand new ignition system, exhaust and ECU that additionally caused a change in the facility and torque numbers. The entry-level cruiser now makes 13.6hp and 13.8Nm, as in comparison with the BS4 mannequin that made 14.6hp and 14Nm. These modifications to satisfy the BS6 norms have additionally caused a 3kg enhance in the burden, and the Intruder now has a kerb weight of 152kg. All of this additionally got here at a big value – virtually Rs 20,000 greater than the unique carburetted BS4-spec bike, and round Rs 13,000 greater than the fuel-injected BS4 model.
Triumph Rocket Three GT – 750mm
With a seat height of 750mm is Triumph’s behemoth cruiser, the Rocket Three GT. Powering the bike is the biggest engine on a manufacturing bike – a 2,500cc, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 167hp at 6,000rpm and a large 221Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. Again, identical to with a number of the different large cruisers in this listing, the Rocket Three GT is slightly heavy, tipping the scales at 294kg.
Jawa Perak – 750mm
The Perak was the final of three Jawa fashions that had been initially showcased to be launched by the model. It seems very totally different from its siblings, owing to its low and lengthy stance and its bobber styling cues. And in true bobber vogue, it additionally has a low seat height of 750mm. The Jawa Perak bobber is powered by a BS6-compliant 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine that develops 30hp and 31Nm of torque.
Triumph Street Twin – 760mm
The BS6 Triumph Street Twin was launched alongside the Bonneville Speedmaster, again in August. With costs beginning at Rs 7.45 lakh, the Street Twin is essentially the most reasonably priced bike in the producer’s secure. The engine on the Street Twin is a 900cc parallel-twin unit like on the earlier bike. The peak torque determine of 80Nm additionally stays the identical, however it now comes at 3,700rpm as a substitute of three,800rpm. Meanwhile, the RPM at which its peak energy of 65hp is produced has gone up from 7,400rpm to 7,500rpm.
And there you could have it. However, some extremely popular fashions like the brand new Royal Enfield Meteor 350, the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two have seat heights of 765mm, narrowly lacking the reduce for this listing.