This table gives you the price of one horse in terms of peak PS output and the on-road cost of the bike.
|#||Bike||Price / Horse|
|23||Kawasaki Ninja 300||9,846|
|21||Ducati Monster 795||8,798|
|20||Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R||8,786|
|19||Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R||8,546|
|18||Kawasaki Ninja 650R||7,597|
|17||Honda CBR 250R ABS||7,423|
|14||Honda Dream Neo||6,770|
|13||Hero Passion X Pro||6,701|
|12||Hero Karizma ZMR||6,236|
|8||KTM 200 Duke||5,647|
|7||Bajaj Discover 100T||5,549|
|6||Honda CB Trigger||5,014|
|5||Bajaj Pulsar 150||4,954|
|4||TVS Apache RTR180||4,912|
|3||KTM 390 Duke||4,713|
|2||Bajaj Pulsar 220||4,296|
|1||Bajaj Pulsar NS 200||4,170|
This list doesn’t really prove anything in terms of performance. What it does is list something in a very trivial way. In this case, these numbers may well be read in the voice of a boastful little kid who just had something new given to him. However, these numbers are not the be-all and end-all of it all. There’s also the matter of how they are made and how they arrive, that is, the power delivery characteristics. And then there are several other factors which are far more important in making a decision, like comfort, ergonomics, styling and the length of the equipment list. But it does answer a question that a few buyers consider quite important: how much bang are you getting for your buck?
While the Comet GT 250R may look very appealing and offer 28 PS from a 250-cc V-twin layout, that power comes at a huge price: almost 11 grand for each of them! On the contrary, the Pulsar NS 200 delivers just over 23 PS from its 200-cc solo pot, but they cost just a shade over four grand each. Quite a difference, eh?
Story: Jim Gorde