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Loved Dhoom? A beginner’s guide to superbikes

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Beginner’s Guide to Superbikes

The success of the Dhoom series in India is in large part due to the fact that it popularized superbikes amongst Indian audiences. The exhilarating speed, the sharpest of twists and turns, and the unbelievable stunts have left many of us in awe. In fact, the Suzuki Hayabusa gained popularity across the country because of the first Dhoom movie in 2004 and became synonymous with speed. If you’ve always wanted to own a superbike but didn’t know where to start, here’s a quick beginner’s guide to help you get started!

Why are they called superbikes?

Superbikes are so called because they are designed and engineered to provide two things to the rider: speed and power. Comfort, stability and practicality are all set aside in order to ensure that they are best suited to provide you with incredible speed and power. They have supremely powerful engines, starting at a 1000cc, although generally bikes with over 600cc engines are considered superbikes in India.

Their ability to do those sharp twists and turns is a result of the lightweight materials that make up their body. Their high-powered engines are designed to redistribute weight and to optimise speed, acceleration and braking — all of which gives the ultimate thrill and exhilaration of riding a superbike. Read on to know the different kinds of superbikes available in the market.

Types of superbikes

Naked Bikes/Roadsters: The keyword for naked bikes is versatility. Unlike other kinds of superbikes that are designed for specific terrains or purposes, these bikes are general purpose and can be used by a beginner enthusiast for standard commuting. They are distinctive because of their upright position, which also makes them great for navigating traffic in Indian cities, which other superbikes may not be able to offer. They come with the performance of a superbike but are also practical, affordable, easy to handle and do not compromise on fuel economy.

Tourers/Adventurers: On the other hand, tourers are for experienced bikers wishing to traverse rough terrain, such as Leh in India. As the name suggests, they are specifically designed to cover long and difficult distances, with great protection for rough weather and wind and large-capacity fuel tanks.

Sports Bikes: Hayabusa is the most popular example of a sports bike, it is known throughout the country thanks to the Dhoom franchise. Designed to optimise speed, sports bikes are typically used in motorcycle racing and usually require expertise to manoeuvre. They are designed specifically for speed, acceleration, braking and sharp cornering on paved roads. Unlike naked bikes, they are not built for comfort or fuel economy and are also not ideal for everyday travel or long distances.

Dirt bikes/Off-road: Again, as the name suggests, these bikes are meant for terrains that are not paved, such as sand, mud or snow. These bikes are also often used in sports racing events. There are a vast array of dirt bikes available that are built differently and serve unique purposes.

Cruisers: These bikes offer low seating and a very relaxed seating position as compared to other superbikes. They are typically good for distances up to 500 km, and for commuting on smooth roads such as highways. If you’re planning a bike expedition from Delhi to Agra, this is the bike you can want to go for.

Most popular models in India

Here are some of the most popular superbikes available in the Indian market:

  • Ducati 1299 Panigale S

  • Suzuki GSX S1000F

  • Suzuki GSX R1000

  • Suzuki Hayabusa

  • BMW K1300S

  • BMW S1000 RR

  • Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

  • MV Augusta F4 ABS

  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR

  • Terra Kiwami Superbike

  • Aprilia RSV4 RF

  • Yamaha YZF-R1

What next?

You’ve done your research, you’ve selected your favourite model, and you’ve learnt all about the upkeep of a superbike and the safety measures you need to follow. But the price-tag attached to these bikes is a little steep, which is probably holding you back. It doesn’t need to anymore — with the Bajaj Finserv Two Wheeler Loan available on Finserv MARKETS.

The eligibility requirements for a Bajaj Finserv Two Wheeler Loan are minimal and so is the required documentation. The whole process is transparent and quick. You can also check the EMI on your two-wheeler loan by using the EMI Calculator on the Finserv MARKETS website. Avail the Bajaj Finserv Two Wheeler Loan on Finserv MARKETS now and be the proud owner of your dream bike!

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