Apple launched yet another generation of their popular and desirable product & the brand’s flagship smartphone the iPhone 12 Pro Max, worldwide. The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max range starts from INR 1,29,900 for the 128GB version and goes all the way up to INR 1,59,900 along with the mid 256GB version for INR 1,39,900. But instead of buying an iPhone, you can buy one of these exciting motorcycles in the Indian market that are not only more useful than a phone, but also a style statement just like the iPhone.
At INR 1,47,900 ex-showroom customers can buy the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 which is priced a full INR 12,000 less than the flagship Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB. Even the Dark Knight edition of the Yamaha YZF-R15 is nearly INR 10,000 cheaper than the iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB. The Yamaha YZF-R15 is powered by a BS6 compliant 155cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine that produces 18.6 PS of power and 14.1 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox.
The KTM 125 Duke which is priced starting 1.38 lakh ex-showroom, the 125 Duke, a streetfighter model is almost as expensive as the iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GB which is priced at INR 1,39,900. The KTM 125 Duke comes with a BS6 compliant 124.7cc single-cylinder, 4-Valve, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC engine that produces 14.5 PS of power and 12 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox.
The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 which has been launched with new colours is priced starting INR 1.31 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi which is close to the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB that costs INR 1.30 lakhs. The naked streetfighter is powered by a BS6 standard 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 4-valve, fuel-injected engine that makes 24.5 PS of power and 18.7 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox.
The recently launched streetfighter, the Honda Hornet 2.0 is priced INR 1.26 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi less than the iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB. The Honda Hornet 2.0 comes with a BS6 compliant 184.4cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine with a Programmed Fuel-Injection system that makes 17 Hp of power and 16.1 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.
Even the Revolt Intellicorp’s 100% electric motorcycle the Revolt RV400 is priced INR 1.13 lakh ex-showroom which is less than the iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB which cost INR 1,19,900. The Revolt RV400 is powered by a 72V 3.24kWh Lithium-Ion battery pack that returns a range of 150kms(Eco Mode), 100kms(Normal Mode), 80kms(Sports Mode) on a single charge. The RV400 can also do a top speed of 85 kmph.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is priced starting INR 1.70 lakh ex-showroom which is approximately INR 10,000 more expensive than the flagship iPhone. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a BS6 compliant 346cc air-cooled single-cylinder, 4-stroke, engine with fuel injection that delivers 19.1 Bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.
The Hero Xpluse 200 BS6 is priced at INR 1,13,730 which is less than the iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB. The motocross-style bike comes with a BS6 compliant 199.6cc single-cylinder air-cooled, 4-stroke 2-valve OHC mill that produces 17.8 PS of power and 16.45 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.
The Suzuki Gixxer naked roadster and the Gixxer SF supersport are priced at INR 1,14,500 and INR 1,24,970 respectively which is less than the base version of the iPhone 12 Pro Max priced at INR 1,29,900. Both the Gixxer and the Gixxer SF are powered by a BS6 compliant 155cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC motor with fuel injection and Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology that produces 13.6 PS of power and 13.8 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed transmission.
Even the retro-styled Italian premium scooter Piaggio Vespa VXL 125 BS6 CBS is priced starting INR 1.10 lakh ex-showroom meaning that the Vespa scooter is also priced less than the base 128GB version iPhone 12 Pro Max. The Vespa is powered by a BS6 compliant 125cc cylinder air/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 3-valve OHC fuel-injected motor that makes 9.7 Bhp of power and 9.6 Nm of torque matched to an automatic gearbox.
With almost the same amount of money or slightly less, the Apple iPhone Pro Max or the choice of motorcycles that are spread across various segments, the choice is yours.