We Did A Bike Prices Comparison Between Nepal And India. The Results Are Shocking
The heavy taxes that our government levies on motorcycles is a point of contention for every Nepali out there. By the time a two-wheeler reaches the showroom for a customer, the price is hiked by 2.5 times to account for all the government taxes.
We are so used to motorcycles that cost 8 or 9 lakhs that we often forget the original rates of these machines, before the tax multiplier. So, here are some comparisons of motorcycles that you can buy in Nepal and India for the same price.
Honda Shine vs Royal Enfield Bullet 350
The Honda Shine is a decent budget-friendly motorcycle preferred by many in Nepal. At 2.21 rupees, it offers decent pep for a reasonable price. But for that money, you could be rocking the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 in India.
Yamaha FZS FI V3 vs Honda CB350RS
The Yamaha FZS V3 is a trending motorcycle in the 150 cc segment. Catchy looks and great engineering make this a great choice for riders who want to stand out just a touch. But the Nepali price for one of these will fetch you the modern retro Honda CB350RS in India. You’d be bumped up 200 cc’s in engine capacity for 10k less.
KTM Duke 200 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
The KTM Dukes have become the go-to choice for youngsters obsessed with the adrenaline rush. The smaller Duke 200 can be fetched for 5.4 lakhs here in Nepal, about 35k more than what you would pay for the Kawasaki Ninja 300 in India.
Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
A 400 cc naked bike definitely sounds like a fun way to zoom through the streets of Nepal. But for the price of a Bajaj Dominar 400, you could be riding a 650 cc Royal Enfield Interceptor in India — and have 60,000 Nepali Rupees to spare.
TVS Apache RR 310 vs Honda CBR500R
The TVS Apache RR 310 is a god-send for sports bike enthusiasts. Three hundred cc’s of raw horsepower at under 8 lakhs? Hell yeah! Except that by adding just a few more pennies, you could get a Honda CBR500R in India. Bummer.
Benelli TNT 302S vs Kawasaki Z650
When it comes to regular old standards, the Benelli TNT 302S is one of the best, most well-made bikes you can find in the streets of Nepal. But take that money to India, and you’ll get an engine twice as big with the Kawasaki Z650 — and a few thousand rupees to spare.
If you want the heritage value, you can save even more money and get the dashing Harley Davidson Street Rod 750, which would cost you 8.5 lakhs compared to the TNT’s 9.6 lakhs.
BMW G301 GS vs Honda CB500X
There are a few decent offerings for the adventure bike enthusiasts in Nepal. The BMW G301 GS is probably a standard choice for the rare Nepalis who choose to go the adventure route. For the same price, though, you could get a 500 cc Honda CB500X in India.
Yatri Project Zero vs Zero SR/F
The Yatri Project Zero is the homebrew electric two-wheeler that has made waves in the Nepali market with its vision. Currently, the Yatri Project Zero stands at 19.49 lakhs providing a top speed of 140 km/h and a full range of 230 km.
The closest electric equivalent in India is quite similar. For an additional 2 lakhs, you can get the Zero SR/F, which boasts a sportier look, a full speed of 200 km/h, and 259 km of maximum possible range.
Honda CBR 600RR vs Suzuki Hayabusa
Hardcore Nepali petrolheads have been shelling out Rs 31.5 lakhs for the pleasure of riding the fiery Honda CBR 600RR in their homeland. Well, the GOAT Suzuki Hayabusa can be yours for 26.2 lakhs in India. Basically, 31.5 lakhs of Nepali rupees is enough money in India for a Dhoom bike, a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, and 38,000 rupees left to spare.
Harley-Davidson Iron 833 vs Honda Gold Wing
The Harley-Davidson Iron 833 is the entry-level HD, if such a thing even exists. Buying into 833 cc’s of the Harley heritage can set you back 45.85 lakhs in Nepal. In India, it would buy you into the peak of tourer comfort with the iconic Honda Gold Wing, built with 1800 cc’s of heart.
MV Agusta F4 RR vs Kawasaki H2
It’s a wonder why you can buy an MV Agusta F4 RR from a Nepali dealership at all. But you can. For nearly 62 lakh rupees. Across the border to the south, that money could buy you the fastest production motorcycle in existence — the Kawasaki H2. You would be left with 5.9 lakhs in your pockets too.
Well, this is the kind of petrolhead lifestyle that the Nepali government is holding you back from. What are your thoughts after seeing the Nepali bike prices in perspective? Follow us and let us know in the comments.