The year 2017 was an exciting one for motorcyclists in India. Every manufacturer had to update line-up thanks to BS-IV emission norms, and complimentary with these were the new paint schemes. But there also were a bunch of significant new product launches. With the year drawing to an end, we list out the three highest viewed motorcycle reviews on BikeWale -
The fact that the Hero Glamour 125 launch ride review was the highest viewed review on BikeWale is a testament to the evolution of commuter motorcycle buyers. They no longer walk in to a showroom and pick out a tried-and-tested motorcycle with blind faith, but prefer researching online before plonking their money. The Glamour 125 has finally shrugged off Honda's technology and is a completely home grown Hero MotoCorp offering. While the previous Glamour 125 was just a CB Shine with different clothes, the new Glamour 125 spent most of 2017 locked in a battle with the same bike as the country’s highest selling 125cc motorcycle.
The KTM 200 Duke is one of the best embodiments of the term ‘pocket-rocket’. The motorcycle redefined our perception of performance back in 2012, and is one of the highest ranking products in the price-performance graph. And even though the updates for the 2017 200 Duke were minimal, the track ride review of the bike ranks second in our list. A proof that the moniker continues to evoke excitement among the masses.
It might look similar to the previous NS200, but there is no way you are going to confuse the 2017 model with the older bike. It gets refreshing dual-tone paint schemes which accentuate the bike’s muscular appeal. The Pulsar NS200 failed to set the cash registers ringing back in the day, as it continued to live in the shadow of the Pulsar 220F despite being a much advanced motorcycle. Now though, the market seems to be ready to forgo its affinity to faired motorcycles and move on to streetfighters. Here is our launch ride review of the Bajaj Pulsar NS200.