The city of joys knows all things culture, literature, art and all that jazz, but does it have what it takes to ride the mean machines between the legs? Hell yeah! Kolkata is no less when it comes to making noise in the biking scene in the country. There have been many great riders, touring riders, and racers alike who have accomplished a great deal in the Biking arena.
Yes, we may not have had some of the best and premium Bike brands available officially in Kolkata until now. But the hunger for meaner and more aggressive bikes has finally dawned upon the dealers of premium biking brands that Kolkata can no longer be left in the void.
Since the last couple of months, we have seen a steady, rather fast development in the biking scene in Kolkata. A number of premium brands have opened shop in a short span of time in hopes of capturing the unsaturated hunger for better & premium bikes in Kolkata.
Read on to know all about the latest and most premium bike brands that have come up on the streets of Kolkata.
UML is a relatively new brand in the premium bike category; it is essentially an American motorcycling company UM International LLC and an Indian Company known as Lohia Auto Industries coming together to form the brand— UML. If you’re looking for a bike to cruise smoothly through the highways while touring and also a little tight on the budget, then UML is your deal.
Models Available: Renegade Sports & Renegade Commando
Price Range: Rs.2,10,000 – 2,15,000 (approx)
A well known super bike brand of Italian origin, Aprilia is finally here in the city to raise eye brows all around and give the rider that special premium bike feeling. Only thing is, they have launched a set of moto-scooters instead of their roaring thunders. But don’t be disheartened yet because these moto-scooters are already creating a great deal of buzz for people looking for an upgrade from their mundane scooters.
The Aprilia showroom in Kolkata also houses Vespa under the same roof, selling all variants of the brand.
Models Available: SR 150 & SR 150 race
Price Range: Rs.92000 – 96000 (approx)
Nothing comes close to DUCATI when you’re thinking about premium bikes. All you need is good riding skills to manage the amazing throw of the engine and a bank account capable enough to manage the bills. If money is no object, then Ducati is any bike lover’s ultimate dream. Just the sight of the Ducati showroom will leave a biker breathless for sure.
Models Available: Scrambler, Monster
Price Range: Rs.7,00,000 – 25,00,000 (approx)
The following Brands Have been in town for quite sometime now, but no list of premium bike showrooms would be complete without mentioning them:
Another Italian giant has finally come to town and how! If you love the sound of a roaring monster and want to ride it with panache, DSK Benelli is everything you need. Currently selling more than half a dozen models in Kolkata, DSK Benelli has surely set a mark in the premium bike market in Kolkata.
Models Available: TNT 25, TNT 300, 302R, TNT 600i, TNT 600GT, TNT 899, and TNT R
Price Range: Rs.1,70,000 – 12,00,000 (approx)
The largest British motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph came to the city of joy way before the other premium bikes made an entry in the local scene. The company comes with a rich cultural history to back the kickass technology and design aesthetics that leave any onlooker drooling for a good few minutes.
Models Available: Street twin, Bonneville T100, Street Triple 765, Daytona 675, Tiger 800 XR, Thruxton R, Speed triple, Thunderbird, etc.
Price Range: Rs.7,30,000 – 21,00,000 (approx)
Probably the most recognised brand when it comes to premium bikes and cruising needs, Harley Davidson is the quintessential name in the bike industry worldwide. Even someone who has no interest in bikes probably knows Harley Davidson, such is the brand power. And if that’s something that catches your fancy and all you want to do is cruise along the smooth roads with no worry about the money in the bank, Harley Davison is just the brand for you.
Models Available: Street 750, Street Rod, Iron 883, Fat Boy, Street Bob, etc.
Price Range: Rs.5,00,000 – 18,00,000 (approx)