We are just a few hours away from 2019 so it's time to look back at those stories that garnered the interest of enthusiasts and buyers alike. Some of these stories generated quite a buzz while the others aroused curiosity among viewers. To give you a clearer picture, here are the top five most popular stories of 2018.
What the new insurance directive means – a guide
Just a day before the new insurance rule came into play (1 September 2018), we cleared the confusion around the new policy with a comprehensive guide. Now, according to a new IRDAI directive, every new two-wheeler should have five-year third-party insurance policy at the time of purchase. Moreover, the article also stated the difference between a comprehensive and a third-party insurance and, this was the most read report on BikeWale in 2018.
Hero XPulse to be launched by December
Based on our conversation with a Hero MotoCorp’s official, we predicted that the company will launch the XPulse, an entry-level adventure motorcycle, in December. Apparently, a lot of readers were interested in reading our word on this. Hero’s focus in the last few months has been on the launch of the Xtreme 200R and Destini 125. This made it postpone the launch of its highly-awaited adventure motorcycle. The Xpulse will be the first-of-its-kind machine in its segment and looking at Hero’s record, an aggressive price tag (sub-1 lakh ex-showroom) is expected for the bike
Top four bikes to look forward to this Diwali
Diwali, as every year, was a prime time for various manufacturers to launch and sell their products. Just before the big festival, we listed down the four two-wheelers which looked highly promising. On our list were the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Suzuki V-Strom 650, Hero Destini 125 and the Twenty Two Motors Flow electric scooter.
2018 Yamaha FZ-S Fi vs Honda CB Hornet 160R vs TVS Apache RTR 160 – Competition Check
Yamaha updated the FZ-S Fi mechanically around mid-August by equipping it with a rear disc brake. This was when we did its on-paper comparision with its closest rivals – the Honda CB Hornet 160R and the TVS Apache RTR 160. Hopefully, this profoundly helped our readers in making the buying decision since all three of them are potent 150cc performance commuters and choosing one could be a head-scratching task.
Royal Enfield Classic Gunmetal Grey photo gallery
Just when 2018 started, we accumulated the best pictures of the Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey and put it together in the form of a photo gallery. The Classic 350 is the manufacturers highest selling product and also the most popular one which is evident from the number of views we got on this bit. The Gunmetal Grey edition demands a Rs 14,000 premium over the standard bike at Rs 1.53 lakh (ex-showroom). It has also been recently updated with ABS.