With 2020 coming to an end, we looked back at which naked motorcycle caught the most attention and was the most researched on BikeWale. While there were plenty, we selected the top 5 most popular motorcycles from the category and here is the list.
The Pulsar 150 is the highest-selling motorcycle from the Bajaj Pulsar range and has taken the top spot in this category. It is offered in three variants with a starting price of Rs 92,627 with the top-spec version coming with edgy tank shrouds, an underbelly cowl, and split seats. Powering the Bajaj Pulsar 150 is a 149.5cc, air-cooled engine that churns out 13.79bhp and 13.4Nm. However, it could do better with modern features to keep up with the competition.
Yamaha’s FZ-S has been known for its muscular styling ever since it was first launched in India. And the latest generation model is no different sporting a large fuel tank with faux air vents, a low slung headlamp and a sleek tail section. The FZ-S Fi costs Rs 1.04 lakh for the base variant and was recently launched in a Vintage edition that comes with a brown seat and green paint scheme.
Following the Yamaha closely is the Bajaj Pulsar 125 that is priced at Rs 72,122 for the Drum variant. The most affordable motorcycle in the Pulsar range borrows its styling from its bigger sibling, the Pulsar 150. However, it comes with a smaller 124cc, air-cooled motor that puts out 11.64bhp and 10.8Nm. It competes against the Honda SP 125 and Hero Glamour in the country.
4. Yamaha MT-15
The MT-15 is based on the Yamaha R15 V3 although with a styling similar to the bigger MT-09 and MT-07. So, it gets a radical-looking full-LED headlamp, a sleek tank, and single-piece seat fitted onto the Deltabox frame. And underneath the frame, the motorcycle is powered by a 155cc, liquid-cooled engine that puts out 18.23bhp and 13.9Nm In terms of features, the Yamaha MT-15 comes with an LCD instrument cluster and dual-channel ABS.
Another entrant from the Bajaj Pulsar family is the NS200 priced at Rs 1.31 lakh. It is the most powerful motorcycle on this list with a 199cc, liquid-cooled engine borrowed from the KTM 200 Duke. This motor on the Pulsar produces 24.1bhp and 18.5Nm. While the motorcycle received new paint schemes, it still dated when compared to its rivals- the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Honda Hornet 2.0.