The year 2021 was nothing short of a roller coaster ride as we tested a variety of two-wheelers, from puny scooters to big bikes. We also tried out certain products and brought you their comprehensive reviews. Interestingly, some of these reviews outdid our expectations in terms of popularity and reach. As a windup, we bring for you the five most popular reviews that got us the highest amount of views in 2021.
1. 2021 Yamaha FZ-S 25
Topping the chart was the road test review of the Yamaha FZ-S 25. With the BS6 update, it received more than just a cleaner 250cc engine. Yamaha has bestowed it with a more modern and eye-catchy design while the lighting setup is full-LED now. The cycle parts though have been left unchanged. So were we impressed with the new Yamaha FZ-S 25? Find it out by reading the full review here.
2. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 MotoWings Trident Performance Exhaust
Surprisingly, the aftermarket MotoWings Trident Performance exhaust for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 intrigued our readers more than the bike’s review itself. These slip-on exhausts have multiple benefits like a 40 per cent reduction in weight as compared to the stock end cans. The performance also witnessed a change and, of course, we got a sweeter and bassier exhaust note. Read all about it here.
3. TVS Europgrip Protorq Extreme tyres
The next in line is another product review, the TVS Europgrip Protorq Extreme tyres. And these too, just like the exhaust, were fitted on the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 for the long term test. Clearly, people have been looking for tyres better than the stock ones for their Interceptors which is probably why this is the third most read review on BikeWale in 2021. For all the details regarding these tyres, head here.
4. 2021 KTM 125 Duke
This comes as no surprise as KTM’s entry-level offering, the 125 Duke, is pretty popular in India, especially amongst the young riders. And when we reviewed the new 2021 version of the motorcycle, you all showered us with about 70,000 views on its first ride review. The motorcycle looks almost identical to its bigger siblings while the hardware and features are enticing for a 125cc motorcycle. However, it’s also quite expensive. Is its Rs 1.70 lakh price tag justified? Read our review here for the answer.
5. 2021 Jawa 42 Version 2.1
Classic Legends brought in a new version of the Jawa Forty-two this year with a few changes and an added suffix ‘2.1.’ While it’s based on the standard Forty-two, it’s visually different with a blacked-out theme which gives it a factory-custom look. Classic Legends has also worked on improving the refinement levels and power delivery over the older BS4-compliant iteration of the bike. Read our full review here to find out if we were happy enough to recommend our reader to buy it.