The way people consume content has changed drastically over the years. No matter how nicely we weave our reviews with hand-picked words, video content is the king at present. Hence, most of our two-wheeler reviews go up on YouTube, besides our website. And some of these video reviews outdo our expectations in terms of views. In this post, we look back at the five most viewed video reviews that went up on BikeWale’s YouTube channel in 2021.
1. 2021 Jawa 42 version 2.1
The most viewed video review of 2021 was that of the Jawa 42 version 2.1. The motorcycle is based on the standard 42 but gets a couple of revisions, mostly cosmetic, which make it a more enticing package. Boasting an all-black theme, it exudes a factory-custom vibe that should appeal to the young audience. But do we recommend buying it? Watch the review to find out.
The Benelli TRK 502 doesn’t tick all the boxes, but there are certain aspects of the bike that make it relevant in the Indian market. It looks huge with burly body panels, it sounds like an inline-four, and it is priced on the affordable side of the spectrum. Although it’s not hugely popular in India, the video review of the motorcycle got us generous views. But why is that? Click on the video to find out.
3. 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan
The Himalayan is one versatile motorcycle; it can be thrashed around trails, it can be toured on, and one can use it for daily commuting as well. For 2021, Royal Enfield made it a little more practical by adding the Tripper navigation system, chopping the jerry can holders, revising the seat cushioning, and putting a metal plate in the luggage rack. All these changes surely intrigued a lot of netizens which was evident in the views of our video review of the 2021 Himalayan.
4. 2021 Yamaha FZ25
Yamaha’s quarter-litre offering, the FZ25, is a likeable motorcycle for its torquey and smooth engine, sporty styling, and predictable handling dynamics. With the BS6 transition, Yamaha bestowed the bike with a bunch of updates and also introduced a new S variant which gets a few cosmetic and functional add-ons. Our viewers were clearly curious to know if these changes work in its favour and that resulted in views of over 2.3 lakh on our video review of the FZ25.
This was probably the biggest and most asked-for comparison of this year. When Royal Enfield launched the 2021 Classic 350 based on its new J platform, people wanted to know how it is in comparison to the Meteor 350 which utilises the same platform. In case you want to know which was the better proposition according to Vikrant, click on the video comparison now!