We look back at the most popular cruiser motorcycles of 2020. The list was dominated by Royal Enfield motorcycles, although the Bajaj Dominar 400 denied the Chennai-based two-wheeler brand from taking all the spots in the list.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 was the most popular cruiser motorcycle of 2020. The Classic 350 is the highest-selling product for Royal Enfield and it is available in two variants – Single-channel ABS and Dual-Channel ABS. Royal Enfield offers a long list of colour options for the motorcycle, and the ex-showroom tag differs accordingly. The Classic 350 series uses a 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that makes 19.1bhp of power at 5,250rpm and 28Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm.
Royal Enfield’s Bullet 350 takes the second spot on the list. Similar to the Classic 350, the Bullet 350 packs a retro design. However, the Bullet 350 comes with a relatively affordable price tag than the Classic 350 which makes it more accessible to the buyers. The motorcycle is available in three options – KS X, ES X and Standard. Mechanical specifications are identical to the Classic 350 series, and the Bullet 350, too, uses a 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that produces 19.1bhp at 5,250rpm and 28Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X
Royal Enfield recently retired the Thunderbird brand from its portfolio, and replaced it with the new Meteor 350. The “X” tag brought features like blacked out cycle parts, flat and wide handlebar, alloy wheels, tweaked seat, and trendy colour options to the cruiser motorcycle. The changes, however, were limited to aesthetic upgrades. Thus, the Thunderbird 350X, similar to the standard Thunderbird, used a 346cc, air-cooled motor that produced 19.1bhp of power and 28Nm of torque.
The flagship Bajaj product is equipped with premium features and a commendable performance numbers. The motorcycle gets full-LED lighting, a digital instrument cluster, upside-down front forks, rear mono-shock, disc brakes on both wheels, and dual-channel ABS. The Dominar 400 is powered by a 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 39.4bhp and 35Nm.
Making a comeback to complete the list is the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. The flagship product from the Chennai-based two-wheeler brand shares its underpinnings, cycle parts, and engine with the Continental GT 650. The motorcycle is powered by a 648cc, parallel-twin, air/oil-cooled engine that churns out 47bhp and 52Nm.