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Which heavy bikes are popular in Pakistan?

Which heavy bikes are popular in Pakistan?

Fun to ride, lightning fast and super expensive, sports bikes are considered the symbol of luxury. This is one of the biggest reasons behind their ever increasing popularity in Pakistan. Even those who can’t afford to buy them are interested in knowing more about them. To put things in perspective, some of these heavy bikes cost more than Rs.5M.  

Below you will find the most popular heavy bikes in Pakistan. 

Suzuki Hayabusa

Hayabusa is a sports bike named after the fastest bird/animal on the planet – Peregrine Falcon. It was introduced by Suzuki in 1999. Its top speed claims are different due to varying engine sizes. The highest recorded speed for this bike is 311.945 mph (502.027 km/h).

It was introduced with a 1,299cc engine but currently, it has a 1,340 cc four-stroke inline-four, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, engine. The GSX-1300 RR model has this engine that produces around 190 hp @9,700 rpm and 150 N⋅m torque @7,000 rpm. Its transmission is 6-speed constant-mesh sequential manual with slipper clutch. 

Interesting fact: Westfield Megabusa is a car that uses Hayabusa’s engine.

Suzuki Hayabusa price in Pakistan is around Rs. 2.6M-4.0M depending upon model year, condition, etc.

Click to buy Suzuki Hayabusa in Pakistan.

Harley Davidson V Rod

V Rod or VRSC (V-twin racing street custom) is a heavy bike made by Harley Davidson from 1999 to 2017. Its other name is muscle bike. We all know this motorcycle from the “Terminator” series in which Arnold Schwarzenegger was the rider of this bike. It was the first bike by this manufacturer to have DOHC and liquid cooling. Its latest engine size is 1,247 that was introduced in 2008. It produces around 125 hp @ 8,250 rpm and 113.9 N⋅m torque @ 7,000 rpm. It has 5-speed, belt drive transmission. The recorded top speed of this bike is 231.7 km/h. 

Harley Davidson V Rod price in Pakistan is around Rs.1.8M-3.4M depending upon various factors.

Browse Harley Davidson on OLX Pakistan.

Yamaha R1 (YZF)

What can you do in 2.64 seconds? Well, this sports bike from Yamaha goes from 0 to 97 km/h in this time. Yamaha YZF R1 was introduced in 1998 and has been receiving major updates since then. The latest upgrade was done in 2015. 

It has a 998 cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve (titanium), DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, crossplane crankshaft engine. This heavy bike produces 188.4 hp @12,720 rpm and 106.6 N⋅m torque @8,790 rpm. Transmission of this bike is 6-speed w/multi-plate coil spring slipper clutch. Due to all these factors, its top speed is around 293 km/h.

Average Yamaha R1 price in Pakistan is around Rs.2M-3M. However, its price differs significantly depending upon model year, condition, and other factors.

Click to buy Yamaha R1 in Pakistan.

Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Ninja H2R (track) is a dream machine of many heavy bike enthusiasts in Pakistan. The company started the production of H2R in 2015 and it is still available in the market. You will find many Chinese copies of this bike available in the local market.

It has a supercharged (two-speed centrifugal) 998 cc inline-4 DOHC engine. The numbers like 310 hp @ 14,000 rpm and 156 N⋅m torque @12,500 rpm make it among the most powerful bikes. It can reach the top speed of 400 km/h. The aerodynamic design of this sports bike is among the most aggressive ones.

Interesting fact: Its paint is self healing so minor scratches vanish after some time. 

Unregistered Kawasaki Ninja H2R price in Pakistan is over Rs.9M that can vary depending upon various elements. 

Yamaha R6 (YZF)

Yamaha has been producing R6 (600 class) since 1999. From 2021, its production is limited to the racing edition only. It has a 599 cc DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, inline four-cylinder. This engine produces 116.8 hp @ 14,500 rpm and 61.7 N⋅m torque @ 10,500 rpm. It has a multiplate slipper clutch, 6-speed, O-ring chain transmission. 

This sports bike can go 0 to 97 km/h in 3.0 seconds and can reach a top speed of 260 km/h.

Interesting fact: Its design matches Yamaha R1 in some areas. 

Average Yamaha R6 price in Pakistan is Rs.1.8M-4M that depends upon model year and other factors.

Click to buy Yamaha R6 in Pakistan from OLX.

BMW R1200 GS 

BMW R1200 GS is a German made adventure bike that was introduced in 2004. Its latest edition was introduced in 2014 and was available till 2019. It has air/liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 1170 cc engine. It is competitive in the power game with 109 hp @ 7,750 rpm and torque of 120 N⋅m @ 6,000 rpm. This bike comes with a 6-speed manual and shaft-drive transmission. Its top speed is 210.5 km/h.

BMW GS 1200 price in Pakistan is around Rs.4.5M that can vary depending upon different circumstances. 

Yamaha R3 (YZF)

This bike needs no introduction as it is among the most popular heavy bikes of Yamaha R series. Yamaha YZF-R3 was introduced in 2015 and is still available in the market. It has a 321 cc (19.6 cu in) liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve DOHC 180° inline-twin engine. It produces 42 hp @ 10,750 rpm and 29.6 N⋅m torque @ 9,000 rpm. Transmission of this entry level heavy bike is 6-speed constant mesh. Seems surprised with the engine? It is the body style (comparable with R6 and R1) and price point that attract many people. 

Yamaha R3 price in Pakistan is over Rs.1.2M and can vary as per its condition, model, etc.

Click to buy Yamaha R3 in Pakistan.

Suzuki Intruder M800 

Many of us know the Suzuki Intruder due to its similarities with Harley Davidson V Rod. It has a four stroke, 45 degree twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, 805cc engine that produces 50hp @ 7000 rpm and 65 N.m torque @ 5000 rpm. Its transmission is 5 speed, final drive shaft, and wet multi-plate. It is the body design that makes this one a popular option for the price.

Suzuki Intruder price in Pakistan is around Rs.2M

BMW S1000RR 

S1000RR is a race oriented heavy bike that is highly popular among the sports bike enthusiasts in Pakistan. This motorbike was introduced in 2008 with a 999 cc engine. It has a 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-four cylinder engine that produces 204 hp @ 13,500 rpm and 113 N⋅m torque @ 11,000 rpm. Its transmission is a 6-speed constant-mesh sequential manual. With these specs, it goes upto 303 km/h when we talk about top speed.

Interesting fact: Its front brake engages the rear brake.

Real BMW S1000RR price in Pakistan is over Rs.4M that can vary due to various factors.

Click to buy BMW S1000RR in Pakistan.

Ducati 1199 Panigale 

1199 Panigale is a sports bike introduced in 2011 by Ducati. It was named after Borgo Panigale (small manufacturing town in Italy). The latest edition (2013-2016) of this heavy bike has a 1,198 cc liquid cooled 4-valve/cyl. desmodromic 90° V-twin engine. It produces 202 hp and 140 N⋅m torque. The transmission this motorbike gets is 6 speed, wet multiplate slipper clutch, chain drive. With all these specs, it can reach a top speed of 325 km/h.

Many of its Chinese replicas are available in Pakistan. These obviously don’t come close to the original bike. 

Real Ducati 1199 Panigale price in Pakistan can go over Rs.5M. However, Chinese replicas are available under Rs.1M. 

Click to buy Ducati 1199 Panigale in Pakistan

Conclusion

It is important to mention here that the above mentioned heavy bikes are not available in new condition in the local market. But still, many people have them due to their love for these sports bikes. Some of these motorbikes have higher prices than popular cars in Pakistan such as Civic, Sonata, Sportage, etc. We can confidently say that only an enthusiast can afford this luxury ride.

Which heavy bike do you like the most? What is the reason behind your choice? Tell us in the comment section.

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