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Best Middleweight Naked Bikes

Middleweight naked bikes are a big category, partly because they are popular. Motorcycles in the 500-800 cc range are full of dynamics and performance. With additional savings in purchase and operating costs, it took a while for the 1000 cc+ models to become popular. We are now at the stage where choosing a middleweight bike is considered a fun option. Luckily, there are a variety of models to choose from in this revived class.

Top 10 Middleweight Naked Bikes

1. Honda CB650R

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In March 2021, Honda Motorcycles made their mid-size naked bike, the CB650R, debut in India. It now goes along with the CBR650R fully-faired model, which has been on the market in India for a while but had an “F” in its name up until about January 2019. Despite sharing a common platform, the two bikes have some variances depending on what they are used for.

The 649cc, inline four-cylinder, 16-valve, DOHC engine that powers the CB650R generates a maximum torque of 57.5Nm at 8,500 rpm and an output of 84.6bhp at 12,000 rpm. It has a slipper clutch and an assist with its six-speed gearbox.

DISPLACEMENT648.72 cc
MAX POWER85.82 bhp @ 12000 rpm
MAX TORQUE57.5 Nm @8500 rpm
TOP SPEED220 kmph
TRANSMISSION6 Speed Manual
FUEL TANK CAPACITY15.4L
PRICE (IN RS.)9,14,338/-

2. Triumph Trident 660

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Triumph succeeds once more! The Trident 660 is the business’s first try at any middleweight bike, and it is just wonderful. With the use of Showa suspension and Nissin brakes, as well as the general quality of every component and the attention to detail, Triumph has purposefully targeted it at the high end of the market. It also demonstrates the versatility of Triumph’s triple-cylinder engine idea, which, although not a fire-breathing machine, does have a lot of personality to go along with its more-than-acceptable performance. Although the styling is an odd amalgam of old and modern, it is not ugly. The best part is that riding it is just so enjoyable.

DISPLACEMENT660 cc
MAX POWER80 bhp @ 10250 rpm
MAX TORQUE64 Nm @6250 rpm
TOP SPEED210 kmph
TRANSMISSION6 Speed Manual
FUEL TANK CAPACITY14L
PRICE (IN RS.)8,24,929/-

3. Honda CB750 Hornet

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Honda’s new motorcycle, the CB Hornet 750, will compete against some of the more well-known models in that category. Honda CB750 Hornet is anticipated to go on sale in India in February 2024 for between ₹11,00,000 to ₹11,50,000.

It includes a variety of features that the Japanese manufacturer has added to make it an alluring purchase. Full LED lighting, a five-inch color TFT display with Bluetooth functionality, traction control, three ride modes (Sport, Standard, and Rain), three-level wheelie control, and ABS technology are included. The Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVC) is advantageous to it as well.

4. Aprilia Tuono 660

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Piaggio has launched the Aprilia Tuono 660 in India to meet the expanding demands of Indian consumers. The Tuono 660 fits in well with the rising interest in the middleweight division.

The Tuono 660’s stylistic accomplishments are due in large part to the Tuono V4’s older sibling, which served as the Tuono 660’s design influence. It still appears fairly sporty despite being a street bike. The bike has a single-piece handlebar that has been raised slightly out of the way. A small windscreen is also present to block high-speed windblast.

DISPLACEMENT659 cc
MAX POWER93.87 bhp @ 10500 rpm
MAX TORQUE67 Nm @8500 rpm
TOP SPEED230 kmph
TRANSMISSION6 Speed Manual
FUEL TANK CAPACITY15L
PRICE (IN RS.)13,09,000/-

5. Kawasaki Z650

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It may not be the most popular motorcycle, but that only makes it a hidden gem. The Z650, like the MT-07, is somewhat overshadowed by its bigger brother, the Z900 in this case, but it still has a lot to commend. Due to its 180° crank (all the others have a 270° setup), the parallel-twin engine feels much more vintage. Still, it is eager and willing, reveling in working in the middle rev range, making it a delight to ride on a curvy. Although the suspension appears simple, it is precisely configured for any style of riding, whether cruising around or honking.

The trellis frame in the distinctive lime green of Kawasaki complements the comfort, which is among the best on this list. The look is also classic Kawasaki, which currently has one of the more popular design philosophies in the motorcycle industry.

DISPLACEMENT649 cc
MAX POWER67.31 bhp @ 8000 rpm
MAX TORQUE64 Nm @6700 rpm
TOP SPEED201 kmph
TRANSMISSION6 Speed Manual
FUEL TANK CAPACITY15L
PRICE (IN RS.)6,58,953/-

6. Aprilia RS 660

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With the introduction of the new RS 660, Aprilia India has revamped its lineup. Along with its roadster sibling, the Tuono 660, the Italian brand’s new middleweight model has been unveiled.

A 659cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine powers both motorcycles. But the RS 660’s motor is more powerful than the Tuono 660’s. The motor, which is connected to a six-speed gearbox, delivers 98.6 horsepower at 10,500 rpm and a peak torque of 67 Nm at 8,500 rpm for the RS 660 as opposed to 93.6 horsepower at 10,500 rpm and 67 Nm at 8,500 rpm for the Tuono 660.

DISPLACEMENT659 cc
MAX POWER98.63 bhp @ 10500 rpm
MAX TORQUE67 Nm @8500 rpm
TOP SPEED230 kmph
TRANSMISSION6 Speed Manual
FUEL TANK CAPACITY15L
PRICE (IN RS.)13,39,000/-

7. Triumph Street Triple R

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The Street Triple 765 line middleweight roadster from Triumph Motorcycle has been made public for the global market in 2023. Three models—the R, RS, and Moto2 Edition—make up the 2023 lineup, and the British maker will export some variations to India.

For 2023, the Triumph Street Triple R receives exterior improvements in the form of a twin-pod LED headlight with a sharper design, an aggressive body design, a 15-liter fuel tank, a gullwing swingarm, and radiator cowls. Two color variants for the R version have been listed internationally: Crystal White and Silver Ice.

DISPLACEMENT765 cc
MAX POWER118.4 bhp @ 11500 rpm
MAX TORQUE80 Nm @9500 rpm
TOP SPEED220 kmph
TRANSMISSION6 Speed Manual
FUEL TANK CAPACITY15L
PRICE (IN RS.)10,43,000/-

8. QJ Motor SRK 400

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The KTM 390 Duke, rivaling the SRK 400, is one of four items that the Chinese company QJ Motor has introduced to the Indian market. The strong look of this motorcycle includes a sharp headlight design, a 13.5-liter fuel tank, radiator shrouds, a split-style step-up seat, an underbelly exhaust, and a rear number plate and turn indicators located on the tire hugger.

QJ Motor introduced the SRK 400 in three color options for the Indian market: black, red, and white. The cost varies according to coloring.

DISPLACEMENT400 cc
MAX POWER40.34 bhp @ 9000 rpm
MAX TORQUE37 Nm @7500 rpm
TOP SPEED
TRANSMISSION6 Speed Manual
FUEL TANK CAPACITY13.5L
PRICE (IN RS.)3,59,000/-

9. KTM 390 Duke

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Finally, KTM has unveiled the most potent and modern 390 Duke yet. In India and throughout the world, this motorcycle replaces the previous model. It is the priciest motorcycle offered by the Duke brand in India and sits at the top of the lineup. Both at the KTM Bike showroom and on the company’s official website, you may make reservations for the bike. The delivery differs according to the city.

DISPLACEMENT398.63 cc
MAX POWER45.3 bhp @ 8500 rpm
MAX TORQUE39 Nm @6500 rpm
TOP SPEED
TRANSMISSION6 Speed Manual
FUEL TANK CAPACITY15L
PRICE (IN RS.)3,10,528/-

10. Kawasaki Z900

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Kawasaki’s Z900 is the next most powerful naked bike available in India. With a price tag of Rs 8,93,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), it is positioned between the Z650 and the Z H2. Kawasaki Bike just introduced a revised Z900 model with two new color options in India.

With its angular LED headlight and robust fuel tank, this Kawasaki Z900 is in its younger years. It has a perfectly butch overall design that is reminiscent of a streetfighter motorcycle.

DISPLACEMENT948 cc
MAX POWER123.64 bhp @ 9500 rpm
MAX TORQUE98.6 Nm @7700 rpm
TOP SPEED195 kmph
TRANSMISSION6 Speed Manual
FUEL TANK CAPACITY17L
PRICE (IN RS.)9,19,973/-

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