2018 Superbike Prices Go Down – Honda, Yamaha, Ducati and Suzuki Oblige To New Custom Duty Rates!

Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki have offered new price tags on their bikes. 2018 Superbike Prices doesn’t include Kawasaki because it is still offering discounts on 2017 models

Recently when the 2018 budget was announced, the customs duties on CBU (Completely Built Unit) has dropped down to 25 percent. Hence there is a drop in prices on imported vehicles brought into the nation via the CBU. Yamaha has revised its prices for the YZF-R1 and the MT-09 as these are the only CBU bikes to be imported to India from Japan. On the other Suzuki has also revised its prices for the GSX-R1000R.

As per the revised prices, the Yamaha YZF-R1 is now priced at Rs 18.1 lakh Ex-Showroom, Delhi (previously priced at Rs 20.7 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)) and the MT-09 is now sold at Rs 9.5 lakh Ex-showroom, Delhi (previously priced at Rs 10.8 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)). According to the previous prices, the YZF-R1 is no cheaper by Rs 2.6 lakh while the MT-09 is cheap by Rs 1.3 lakh respectively.

2018 Yamaha R1 India Launch

The YZF-R1 is the flagship superbike from Yamaha’s stable and powering this supersport is a 998cc, four-cylinder, four valve, cross-plane engine. This mill is mated to a six-speed transmission and it produces 200 horsepower and 112.4Nm of twist. The R1 weighs 200kg and has a top speed above 300kmph. On the other hand, the MT-09 is Yamaha’s sport-naked bike which is powered by an 847cc, three-cylinder, liquid cooled engine. This mill is mated with a six-speed transmission and it produces 115 horsepower and 87.5Nm of twist. The MT-09 weighs 193kg and can achieve a top speed of 225kmph.


The MT-09 competes head on with the Triumph Street Triple S, Street Triple RS, Kawasaki Z900 and the Ducati 821 in India. Previously price was the major drawback for the MT-09 as compared to its rivals. Now after the announcement of the 2018 budget, the CBU custom duties have been lowered by 25 percent, but the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) custom duties have been increased by 5 percent. Hence the prices of the Triumph Street Triple S and RS and the Z900 have been increased and the new prices are very competitive with that of the Yamaha MT-09.



While the Suzuki GSX-R1000R is now priced at Rs 19.80 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi), hence making it cheaper by 2.2 lakh in comparison with the previous price Rs 22 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). Other Motorcycle manufacturers like Ducati, Indian, Harley Davidson, etc have also reduced their prices following the decrease of customs duties on CBU’s from 75% to 50%

Powering the Suzuki flagship motorcycle the GSX-R1000R is a 999.8cc, Four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine. This mill is coupled with a six-speed transmission and it produces 202 horsepower and 117.6 Nm of torque.


MY17 CBR1000RR Fireblade

Honda has revised prices for both the variants of the Fireblade, the CBR1000RR and CBR1000RR SP. The price for the base CBR1000RR has gone down from Rs 16.79 lakh to Rs 14.78 lakh. This means there is a drop of Rs 2.01 lakh. Meanwhile, the price for the CBR1000RR SP has gone down from Rs 21.22 lakh to Rs 18.68 lakh. This is also a healthy drop of Rs 2.54 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). This price-drop is thanks to the recently announced 25 percent drop in CBU custom duties. The CBR1000RR and CBR1000RR SP prices in Mumbai (ex-showroom) are Rs 15.19 lakh and Rs 18.97 lakh.

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Kawasaki Discount are at an all time high. The manufacturer is giving humungous discounts on 2017 model. These pictures from facebook pages of the company say a lot.

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