A cafe racer is a category of sports motorcycles developed by British Motorcycles, optimized for speed and handling for quick rides over short distances. Manufacturers produce factory-made models that are available in India. Here I have listed the six best cafe racer bikes in India.
Top 6 Cafe Racer Bikes in India
Here are the top six cafe racer bikes available in India.
1. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is a cafe racer bike obtainable at a starting price of Rs. 3,04,978. This bike is available in 3 variants and 5 colors, with the top variant price starting from Rs. 3,30,798 powered by a 648cc BS6 engine that produces a power of 47 bhp and a torque of 52 Nm and has both front and rear disc brakes, comes up with the anti-locking braking system, weighs 198 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 12.5 liters gives mileage 25km/l.
It feeds the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox and chain drive; chassis, brakes, and suspension are all modern-feeling, with a 320mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear, and the suspension has conventional forks at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the end, the tire is tubeless, twin-pod cluster housing an analog speedo and tacho, with a small digital pod, odometer, and two trip meters, lighting also offers no LEDs at all and no DRLs, offers lower handlebar.
2. Husqvarna Vitpilen 250
Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 is a cafe racer bike obtainable at a starting price of Rs. 2,10,286. This bike is available in only 1 variant and 1 color, powered by a 248.76cc BS6 engine which produces a power of 29.63 bhp and a torque of 24 Nm; it has both front and rear disc brakes, Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 comes up with anti-locking braking system, weighs 166 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 9.5 liters give mileage 30km/l.
The company introduces a round headlamp, a full-LED unit; sitting on top of it is a single-pod digital instrument cluster; the angular fuel tank stretches up to under the rider’s seat and blends with a high-set and has a compact LED tail lamp. Its 248.76cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine clings onto a steel trellis frame, 320mm disc up front, and a 230mm disc at the rear accompanied by ByBre calipers.
3. BMW R NineT
BMW R nineT is a cafe racer bike obtainable at a starting price of Rs. 18,50,000 in India. This bike is available in only 1 variant and 4 colors (Blackstorm Metallic/Brushed Aluminium) powered by a 1170cc BS6 engine which produces a power of 107.28 bhp and a torque of 116 Nm, has both front and rear disc brakes, with anti-locking braking system. It weighs 221 kg, has a fuel tank capacity of 18 liters, and has a 6-speed manual.
The motorcycle grows a round headlight at the front, a twin-pod instrument cluster, a beefy fuel tank, a split-style seat, and road-biased tires, and is built to look like a scrambler. This bike also holds a large fuel tank, a split-seat setup, a numberplate-mounted tail lamp, and high-set dual exhausts; the standard model, the Scrambler, rides on alloy wheels.
The feature list on the motorcycles comprises full LED lighting, adjustable clutch/brake levers, a USB charging interface, and a newly designed semi-digital instrument cluster. It claims 0-100kmph acceleration in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 200kmph. The suspension model includes the following:
- Upside-down front forks and a rear mono-shock.
- Right-side-up telescopic front forks.
- A rear mono-shock to handle the suspension tasks.
4. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a cruiser bike obtainable at a starting price of Rs. 2,88,175 in India. This bike is available in 3 variants and 7 colors ( red, blue, orange, black, red with white, back with red and chrome), with the top variant price starting from Rs. 3,13,918, powered by a 648cc BS6 parallel twin air/oil-cooled engine which produces a power of 47 bhp.
A torque of 52 Nm, has both front and rear disc brakes and comes up with an anti-locking braking system, weighs 202 kg, has a fuel tank capacity of 13.7 liters, gives mileage of 24 km/l, six-speed gearboxes, and chain drive. Its retro looks, pleasant seat, and couplet exhaust make it striking. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has a 320mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear, ABS is standard, twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear, tires are technically tubeless, and spoked 18-inch rims are not airtight.
Instrumentation is also retro, with a twin-pod cluster housing, an analog speedo, and a tachometer, with a small digital pod offering information about the fuel level, an odometer, and two trip meters. Moreover, the lighting proposed no LEDs and no DRLs a simple round headlamp does the job.
5. Ducati Scrambler Icon
Ducati Scrambler Icon is a bike obtainable at a starting price of Rs. 8,00,682 in India. This bike is available in 2 variants and 3 colors, with the top variant price starting from Rs. 8,50,897, powered by an 803cc BS6 air-cooled, L-twin engine which develops a power of 71.87 bhp and a torque of 66.2 Nm, has both front and rear disc brakes, comes up with anti-locking braking system weighs 189 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 liters has 6 Speed Manual.
The bike holds modern elements like a LED DRL housed in a circular headlamp cowl, alloys to have a machine finish, and is equipped with a hydraulic clutch assembly for lighter clutch lever pulls. It also gets adjustable levers, the clutch, and the brake; Scrambler Icon has a digital instrument cluster. Besides that, Ducati has equipped the Icon’s electronics package with a cornering ABS unit, also available in a Dark variant that comes in a Matte Black color.
6. Honda CB300R
Honda CB300R is another cafe racer bikes available at a starting price of Rs. 2,77,291 in India. This is available in only 1 variant and 2 colors; powered by a 286cc BS6 single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces a power of 31.1 bhp and a torque of 27.5 Nm, has both front and rear disc brakes, comes up with an anti-locking braking system, weighs 146 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 9.7 liters give mileage 30km/l. The styling is based on the current CB1000R, which means a neo-retro cafe-racer type look that is quite fetching.
CB300R has All-LED lighting, and for CBS with ABS, the brakes are radially mounted 4-piston caliper in the front and a floating caliper at the back. Tyre sizes 110mm wide front and 150mm wide rear suspension is quite conventional with inverted forks in the front and has only preload adjustment for the rear.