Thanks to the unending COVID-19 lockdown, all of us were left cocooned in our homes for months, spending hours on the internet, consuming a variety of online content. This also gave us a lot of time to check out the detailed information about our favourite motorcycles. With that in mind, we tell you the five most bikes of 2020 on BikeWale.
Topping this list is unsurprisingly the Royal Enfield Classic 350. It is the Chennai bike maker’s best-selling model in India. The Classic boasts of a quintessential retro-inspired design and runs on a 346cc, air-cooled motor that makes 19.1bhp and 28Nm. Although it comes equipped with bare minimum features, it will get modern elements like tripper navigation in the upcoming major update.
Next in the queue is another Royal Enfield, the Bullet 350, which is the brand’s oldest running model. The motorcycle shares most of its underpinning with the Classic, including the 346cc motor. However, it boasts of different dimensions and skinnier tyres. Also, with the prices starting at Rs 1.27 lakh, the Bullet is RE’s most affordable offering.
The third most researched motorcycle of 2020 is the Yamaha YZF R15 V3 fully-faired machine. It is ideal for those who want to own a small sportsbike for everyday use and occasional track days. The R15 delivers amazing handling dynamics, thanks to its well-tuned Deltabox frame and suspension setup. Above all, the real party piece is the 155cc, liquid-cooled engine with variable valve actuation (VVA) which produces 18.37bhp and 14.1Nm.
Closely following the R15 is the Bajaj Pulsar 150, which is also an old and high-selling motorcycle in the Indian market. One of its USPs is the muscular styling with a bold front end and a bulbous fuel tank. Propelling the bike is 149.5cc, air-cooled engine which is good for 13.79bhp and 13.4Nm. With lack of modern features and advanced hardware, the Pulsar 150 has started to feel profoundly dated now.
5. Honda SP 125
The Honda SP 125 also intrigued the viewers in 2020. It shares its underpinnings with the Honda Shine but packs a sportier styling with a bunch of modern features. In fact, it is the most feature-packed 125cc bike with a data-intensive fully-digital display, full-LED headlamp and tail lamp, a start-stop button and a silent starter. Moreover, the 125cc, air-cooled engine of the bike is smooth and refined and makes 10.72bhp and 10.9Nm.
(All prices are ex-showroom)