The auto sector in India was hit in the early half of 2020 amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but the two-wheeler segment was still at a sweet spot.
From the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 to the Hero Xtreme 200S BS6, a number of launches were seen in 2020, and automakers are yet to complete.
The year ahead looks promising one for two-wheeler fans. While there have been no official words from automakers about a specific launch date, several companies have indicated that they will launch their motorcycles in the country next year.
From Pulsar to Royal Enfield to Kawasaki, all top models are preparing to hit Indian showrooms with the supreme specifications.
Let’s have a look at the top bike launches expected for 2021:
Bajaj Pulsar RS400
The Bajaj Pulsar RS400 is one of the most anticipated motorcycles and is expected to launch in India in July 2021. The price of the bike is estimated at Rs 1.7 lakh.
The bike showcased at the 2014 auto-expo comes with aggressive looks, along with a twin-projector headlamp with LED DRLs. The liquid-cooled, triple 373.2cc engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and is expected to hit the top speed of approximately around 250 km / h.
TVS’ first cruiser bike, the TVS Zeppelin, will debut in India next year. The company presented the concept at Auto Expo 2018.
The price of the bike is expected to be less than Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The bike may get an air-cooled 220cc engine assisted by an electric motor.
Royal Enfield 650 Cruiser
The Royal Enfield Cruiser 650 has recently been spied on the roads in India, making it clear that a launch is coming. The bike is expected to offer unique features like clock, service reminder, battery level indicator, and other tell-tale lights.
The Royal Enfield Cruiser 650 is expected to cost ₹3.5 lakh and will be powered by the air-cooled 648cc parallel twin unit.
Suzuki intruder 250
The Suzuki Intruder 250 from Japanese bike manufacturer is expected to be launch around July 2021 at a price of around Rs 1.8 lakh.
Design patents for the Suzuki Intruder 250 were recently leaked online. They showed that the bike will have a low seat and easily accessible handlebar, as well as forward-facing footrests.
The bike will rival the Bajaj Dominar 250, Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 in the Indian market.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 2021
Kawasaki introduced its 2021 Ninja ZX-10R last month. The bike has an aggressive looking front end with the Kawasaki H2 inspired “reverse slant” design.
The bike is powered by the same 998cc inline four-cylinder engine and is expected to cost around Rs 13.99 lakh.