SpecSheet Comparo - Triumph Bonneville Vs HD 883 SuperLow Vs Ducati Scrambler

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Sales of large displacement motorcycles have been on the upswing in the last couple of years, with over. The segment received a shot in the arm with major players setting up Indian subsidiaries and assembly units to bypass the heavy direct import duties. Some have also leveraged the free-trade agreements that India has with countries like Thailand, which have also resulted in their superbikes becoming relatively affordable.

There is a wide variety of large-displacement motorcycles to choose from, to cater to all preferences and budgets. So, let’s say you are one of those people looking to upgrade to their first multi-cylinder bike. You want a motorcycle that offers an immersive riding experience, something that’s easy to ride, and isn’t too flashy or sporty. Then you’ve got to take a look at this trio, the Triumph Bonneville, the Harley-Davidson 883 SuperLow, and the new Ducati Scrambler. All three bikes retail at just around Rs 8 lakhs on-road, are exceptionally fun-to-ride, and won’t break the bank to buy and maintain. Each one of the three bikes here has its own unique charm and character, so you’ll have to carefully choose the one that best suits your lifestyle. Check out how they stack up below!

 

 

Triumph Bonneville

2015 Triumph Bonneville - Thumbnail

HD 883 SuperLow

2015 Harley Davidson 883 SuperLow - Thumbnail

Ducati Scrambler

2015 Ducati Scrambler - Thumbnail

Engine

865cc air-cooled parallel-twin, fuel-injected

883cc air-cooled V-twin, fuel-injected

803cc air-cooled V-twin, fuel-injected

Power

60 bhp @ 7500 rpm

N.A

75 bhp @ 8250 rpm

Torque

61.1 Nm @ 5551 rpm

69 Nm @ 3750 rpm

68 Nm @ 5750 rpm

Transmission

5-speed

5-speed

6-speed

Chassis Type

Tubular Steel Cradle Frame

Twin Downtube Frame

Tubular Steel Trellis Frame

Brakes

Front: Disc – 310mm / Rear: Disc – 255mm

Front: Disc / Rear: Disc

Front: Disc – 330mm /

Rear: Disc – 245mm

(with ABS)

Suspension

Front: Telescopic Forks

Front: Telescopic Forks

Front: Upside Down Telescopic Forks

Rear: Adjustable Twin Shock Absorbers

Rear: Adjustable Twin Shock Absorbers

Rear: Adjustable Monoshock

Dimensions

(LxWxH)

2115mm x 790mm x 1130mm

2215mm x 845mm x 1115mm

2100mm x 855mm x 1150mm

Wheelbase

1490 mm

1500 mm

1445 mm

Ground Clearance

140 mm

100 mm

170 mm

Kerb Weight

225 Kg

255 Kg

186 Kg

Fuel Tank

16 Litres

17 Litres

13.5 Litres

Mileage

20 Kmpl (Average)

17 Kmpl (Average)

20 Kmpl (Average)

Price

(Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rs 5,99,000

Rs 6,32,000

Rs 6,38,528

 

Jaichandran Jayapalan
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