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Two-Wheeler Sales in India Drop By 26 Percent in October

Autocar Professional has published a report on motorcycle sales numbers from October 2021, and it doesn’t look good. Six of the major OEMs sold a total of 14,77,313 two-wheelers, which is a substantial 26 percent lower than the same month last year (October 2020: 19,85,690). 

The report mentions that a significant factor is the continuously increasing petrol prices, which recently crossed the Rs 100-a-litre mark ($1.35) across the country. The original article mentions that the cost of fuel increased by 6.99 percent over October. A large portion of motorcycle sales from India comes from the commuter segment, and the high fuel prices have kept new buyers away. 

Hero MotoCorp: 5,27,779 units (-33 percent)

Hero MotoCorp, the largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the world, sold 5,27,779 units in India in October. This is a 33 percent decline when compared to October 2020, when it sold 7,91,137 two-wheelers. On the bright side, sales numbers were higher than that of September 2021, by 22,317 units — a 4 percent increase from September 2020.

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India: 3,94,623 units (-20 percent)

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) saw sales decline by 20 percent from 4,94,459 in October 2020 to 3,94,623 in October 2021. Unfortunately, retail numbers were down from September 2021 — by 15 percent – from the 4,63,379 units it sold in the previous month.

Commenting on the sales performance, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director, Sales & Marketing, HMSI, said: “With the much-awaited festival season in progress, we are witnessing a gradual rise in engagement, registering more inquiries from prospective customers with each passing day. We expect this auspicious period to amplify the positivity in terms of conversions.”

The silver lining was that October 2021 saw 50 million sales since the manufacturer started operation in India in 2001. HMSI, which has a 26 percent overall two-wheeler market share, is also expanding its portfolio in India to include more larger-capacity models. 

TVS Motor Company: 2,58,777 units (-14 percent)

TVS Motor Co, which has a 14.24 percent share in the Indian two-wheeler market, sold a total of 2,58,777 units in October 2021 — a 14 percent drop from the 3,01,380 units sold in the same month last year.

However, it saw a 6 percent rise in sales versus September 2021, which sold 2,44,084 units.

Autocar Professional reports that the company’s recently launched Raider 125 commuter motorcycle and Jupiter 125 scooter have garnered decent sales in the past month. 

Bajaj Auto: 198,738 units (-26 percent)

Rajiv Bajaj with the new Pulsar N250 and F250

Bajaj Auto sold a total of 198,738 bikes in October 2021, which is a substantial 26 percent drop from October 2020’s 2,68,631.

The report mentions that Bajaj’s export numbers have dropped too — from 2,01,659 in October 2020 to 1,92,565 in October 2021. Combined sales are 391,303 units, which is a 17 percent decline from 4,70,290 units sold last October.

Overall, Bajaj has had a solid fiscal year in sales, with export numbers from April to October going up 56 percent yearly. 

Royal Enfield: 40,611 units (-35 percent)

Last month, Royal Enfield sold 40,611 motorcycles, while it sold 62,858 units in October 2020 — a 35 percent year-on-year drop. On the flipside, numbers are up by 49 percent compared to September 2021, with 13,378 more units sold in October. 

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 continues to be the manufacturer’s talisman in its new avatar and tops its sales charts.

Suzuki Motorcycle India: 56,785 units (-16 percent)

Suzuki Motorcycle India has reported a 16 percent drop in sales year-on-year, from 67,225 to 56,785 units. About month-on-month growth from September to October 2021, the manufacturer sold an additional 1,177 two-wheelers, a 2 percent hike. 

Rohan Kanwar Gupta, VP & Sector Head, Corporate Ratings, ICRA (Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited), said, “The volumes also reflect some impact of extended supply chain disruptions (semiconductor chip shortages) on the production of high end (>150cc) two-wheelers.”

“Nonetheless, sequential growth in domestic wholesale volumes indicates some revival attributable to the festive season. This is in line with the retail registration data, which also saw a nine percent sequential growth in October 2021, with volumes touching 9,90,000 units. A healthy pace of vaccination leading to abatement of fear regarding further waves of infection, decent farm cash-flows and preference for personal mobility are expected to support volume recovery in the near-term even as elevated cost of ownership continue to pose a risk.” 

With India celebrating a festive season that typically brings about a notable rise in numbers, next month will likely paint a more optimistic picture for two-wheeler sales. 

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

The Best Motorcycles Not Sold in North America

Having lived in western Canada my entire life, it is easy to forget how vastly different my expectations of normal, with respect to geography and transportation, are compared to other places in the world. My version of normal is vast open spaces with well-maintained roads and very low population density. For my friends who live in Europe and Asia, it is challenging to even make sense of the open landscape and wide roads.

Given these differences, it has always fascinated me to see the incredible choices in motorcycles that can be found in other markets. North Americans largely ignore motorcycles under 600cc, unless it is a motocross bike. Raw power, touring comfort, and adventure capability dominate our powersports ads. In this part of the world, a motorcycle is a secondary mode of transportation.

So what are we missing? What options are available to my friends in different parts of the world? I went on the hunt and found more than a few very cool motorcycles I wish I could purchase on this continent.


Via SBK Motorcycles.

If I was asked what the number one selling sports bike was in the UK, I never would have guessed it was a 125cc machine. The Lexmoto LXR 125 Euro 5 owns that title through a combination of sub £3000.00 price tag, and a Chinese manufacturer that continually engages with their customers to deliver exactly the bike they desire.

Built by Chinese company TARO, Lexmoto bikes are specifically targeted at the UK rider. Beyond the Euro 5 spec engine, the gearing, suspension, lighting, and dash are all engineered with UK preferences in mind. The single-cylinder 125cc engine has a four-valve head with double overhead cams producing 12hp. It is efficient on fuel and capable of speeds up to 110 km/h.

As for the rest of the bike? It is not going to be as refined as the Kawasaki Ninja 125, but it is £1200.00 cheaper and looks every bit as good as the more expensive machines.

There is the key, low cost to buy and operate, while still looking good.


2021 Sinnis Terrain 380 with hard bags

Via Sinnis.

Manufactured by Chinese goliath Zongshen, Sinnis Motorcycles touts themselves as “the UK leader in small-capacity motorcycles and scooters.” The Terrain 380 has a 378cc parallel-twin based on Suzuki’s Inazuma 250, but with a bigger bore and an eight-valve head. Making 36bhp and 26lb·ft of torque, the Sinnis has enough grunt to carry a rider decently both on and off-road.

Chinese-made products sometimes have questionable reliability, but Sinnis backs their machine with a three-year warranty and one year’s roadside assistance. The Terrain 380 becomes very compelling with this warranty, its value pricing of £4,995, included hard panniers, and go-anywhere ability.

Now, to be fair, this bike is a hefty beast at 240kg, and its performance both on and off-road is modest. This is a bike to be used leisurely, and for those seeking to cover a long list of abilities on a budget, this may be your bike. It even has reasonable crash bars.


2021 TMax560 TECH MAX ABS parked on street

Via TMax.

Considering the North American fascination with luxury SUVs and Minivans, it never made sense to me why scooters are largely ignored here. It seems the rest of the world has figured out just how amazingly useful they are for urban dwellers.

Yamaha offers the TMax560 Tech Max ABS in other markets and I have no shame stating that I am about to geek out over its features, much like a khaki-wearing suburban dad does about his wife’s (wink, wink) minivan.

This is more than a simple scooter; this is urban utility at its finest. The 562cc parallel-twin motor makes 47 hp of pure silky smoothness, with the torque and agility to blast from Starbucks to Whole Foods without even letting your Pumpkin Spice Latte cool off. Speaking of cool, you won’t be on a TMax 560 thanks to heated grips, and seat, plus the windscreen is electrically operated to keep you in a perfect cozy bubble of protection.

The twin-spar aluminum chassis is rigid and allows the 41 mm front fork and mono-cross single rear shock (preload adjustable) to soak up the bumps. Braking is more than up to the task and ABS is standard. But wait, there’s more; cruise control, traction control, and selectable drive modes round out the package.

With all these features, plus a huge under-seat storage area, this bike just works. Maybe if there was an available lift kit option, they would be more appealing in North America?


2021 Bajaj Pulsar 150 TD in showroom

Via Bajaj.

Bajaj Auto is the world’s third-largest manufacturer of motorcycles and the second-largest in India. The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is marketed as “India’s No. 1 Sports Bike.” Looking at this sleek bike I can see why; the overall design is handsome and despite seeing where money is saved, it is also readily apparent that ease of maintenance and durability have been made high priorities.

The 4-Stroke, 2-Valve, Twin Spark BSVI Compliant DTS-i FI engine displaces 149.5cc and outputs 13.8hp @8500 rpm driven through a 5-speed gearbox. 17-inch front and rear wheels attach to an adjustable 37mm front fork and outboard mounted dual rear shocks, all of which receive favorable reviews on India’s varied streets.

The Pulsar 150 gets features like LED lights, a digital speedometer, electric starting, a stand alarm, and ABS brakes. All the models come with alloy wheels as standard and get tubeless tires.

Bajaj Motors has a clear winner on its hands, priced at $1440.00 USD based on today’s conversion rates. It would be amazing to find such value in a new bike like this in North America.


Rider on 2021 TVS Apache RR 310 at track

Via TVS.

If there is something very familiar to you about the details of this bike, you need only peek at the small displacement offering from a certain Bavarian builder.

TVS Motor Company (TVS) is an Indian multinational automotive company that manufactures motorcycles, scooters, and three-wheelers, headquartered in Chennai, India. Those outside of India may also recognize TVS for their brilliant partnership with BMW to produce the G 310 R. The Apache RR 310 is TVS’s own sport version of that same bike.

The Apache 310 RR is marketed with a track focus, but from a North American perspective, it is a gorgeous looking small-displacement supersport that could be competitive against the likes of a Yamaha R3. The 313cc, 4 stroke, 4 valve, Single cylinder, Liquid-cooled, Reverse inclined engine is familiar. Output is identical (at 34 hp and 20 ft-lbs of torque) to the G 310 R, as are the frame and suspension components.

Where I spot the changes are in the electronics. The Apache RR 310 receives a unique 5″ TFT screen connected cluster, featuring a SmartXonnect multi-function race computer that can connect to a smartphone.

The suspension is KYB, and the stock tires are Michelin ROAD5’s. The aero-tuned bodywork is stunning from all angles, with Bi-LED projector headlamps sitting just above the Ram Air intake.

Based on today’s conversion, the Apache RR 310 can be had for $3500.00 USD. Take my money and send me one now!

Honda CG 160 Fan

Blue Honda CG 160 Fan on white background

Via Honda.

The most registered motorcycle in South America in 2020 was the Honda CG 160 Fan. Designed as a sleek and simple commuter focus machine, the CG 160 Fan is a classic Honda standard motorcycle design. The overall package is clean and straightforward with excellent ergonomics for a wide range of riders.

The OHC, 4 stroke single-cylinder, air-cooled engine pumps out a solid 15hp at 8000 rpm and can run on both standard gasoline or ethanol. These types of engines are near bulletproof from Honda, and when mated to the 5-speed transmission, make for a rugged reliable bike ready to be wound out in heavy use.

There is nothing fancy about the frame or suspension. Basic, durable, and capable seem to be the priorities here. Owner reviews all rave about the predictable nature of the handling and the abuse the bike can take without breaking a sweat. Coming in at a dry weight of only 116kg, the CG 160 Fan can easily deliver about 550km of range from its 16.1-liter tank.

Priced at $2400.00 USD at today’s exchange rates, I wonder how well this bike would be received in North America. It is a tremendous value and makes sense why it is so popular in South America.


Rider on 2021 Brixton Crossfire 500 X in black

Via Brixton.

Part of the KSR Group, Brixton Motorcycles has been making bikes since 2017 and designs out of offices in Austria. This would explain why I and many others at first glance may have mistaken the Crossfire 500 X for a Vitpilen. There is an unusual resemblance—but I digress.

The Brixton Crossfire 500 X is a very cool-looking middleweight with a tough retro vibe that I really love. Powered by a 486cc two-cylinder in-line engine, it’s good for 47 hp at 8,500 rpm and 31.7 pound-feet of torque at 6,700 rpm.

The riding position is fairly upright, with a flat seat and wide bars, quite reminiscent of a flat tracker. The suspension is an adjustable KYB set up with an upside-down front fork, and a rear mono-shock. The brakes are from J. Juan, with 320 mm front discs and 240 mm rear, controlled by the latest Bosch ABS.

Rumored to be coming to North America, the Brixton website still shows no listings for dealers on this side of the Atlantic. Hopefully there will be soon; this is a bike I very much want to test ride.


2021 TM Racing SMR 450 FI 4T

Via TM Racing.

The Italian gods of motorsports performance are at it again. Sporting just enough bits to deem it road legal, the TM Racing SMR 450 FI 4T just screams at me to get a leg over and go enjoy some possibly illegal road behaviors.

The 449cc, Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, EFI engine, and mated 5-speed transmission, are perfectly tuned for propelling this 100kg hooligan ride rapidly into infamy. Thankfully the race-bred suspension and 4-piston Brembo front caliper squeezing a 306 mm disc. Every component fitted to this bike is top spec kit—and yes it comes with a high price tag, but you are getting what can only be described as a super supermoto machine.

The fuel tank is small at 8.2 liters, but that might not be a bad thing. Stopping often for fuel might just be what your heart needs—a chance to regain a normal heartbeat.


Yellow CCM Street Moto on black and white background

Via CCM.

When I first came across these bikes, I admit that I had no idea such a major manufacturer of hockey gear and sporting goods was now making incredible motorcycles. Yes, I am deeply Canadian.

Clews Competition Machines (CCM) is a boutique bike manufacturer out of Bolton, just north of Manchester, England, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Starting with parts and pieces from the about to become defunct BSA competition division, Alan Clews began building his own special machines.

Alan Clews sadly passed away on May 2nd, 2018. His eldest son, Austin, himself a champion motocross rider, now fronts the British manufacturer, supported by younger brother Russell and sons Ben and Jack.

One look at the CCM bikes and it is clear why they have such a devoted cult following. The 2021 Street Moto is a 600cc, BMW-derived, single-cylinder, four-stroke making 55 horsepower and 43 lb-ft of torque with only 150 kg (330 pounds) to move.

The hand-welded trellis frame is a sight to behold. The CCM bikes are all a unique mix of scrambler, flat track, and supermoto elements, and the custom options are endless. With sales at an all-time high, and exposure occurring in the movie Black Widow, I can only hope the company grows to a point where sales to North America occur.


Red 2021 Revolt RV400 electric motorcycle

Via Revolt Motors.

The RV400 is an all-electric naked style motorcycle from Indian manufacturer Revolt Motors. With a strong resemblance to a Honda CB500F, the stylish yet simple bike is packing some intelligent secrets. While the electric motorcycle wars in North America seem to be a battle for sheer power, Revolt has gone after function and ease of use.

The bike has an average and comfortable riding position. The suspension is a tried and true inverted front fork and adjustable rear mono-shock, typical front and rear disc brakes, and all LED lighting are all as expected.

Revolt offers a high torque 3000-watt motor capable of 125 ft-lbs of instant torque, making the RV400 perfect for carving through India’s major urban centers. A 4G LTE SIM card that enables the RV400 to pair with an app and receive over-air updates, monitor real-time battery life, find battery swapping stations and set geo-fencing restrictions. You can even have faux engine noises at the touch of a button.

The quick charging system can take the 72V, 3.24kWh battery from 0-75% in 3 hours and 0-100% in 4.5 hours. Taking things one step further, the 33lb batteries are swappable. If you are on the move and the low battery indicator is on, you can visit the nearest Revolt Switch Station through the MyRevolt app and exchange your drained-out battery for a fresh one in no time.

As a final safety net, Revolt offers an SOS service, promising to bring a fully charged battery directly to you within 90 minutes, should you not be able to find a stand charging option. Max speed is currently 85km/h and max range is 150km, but with those charging options, range should not be much of an issue.

This is a completely different business model that electric motorcycles are taking in North America, and I am very curious to see if it would make sense in our large urban centers. Best of all, pricing is just $1400 USD at today’s exchange rate.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

TVS Might Be Bringing Another 310cc Bike to India

A Collaborative Effort

K. N. Radhakrishnan, President & CEO of TVS Motor Company spilled the beans regarding a BMW collaboration project using the two brands jointly-owned 310cc engine. 

In an interview with GaadiWaadi, Radhakrishnan said they will be adding “one more variant of that from TVS Motor Company.”

This motorcycle will be a TVS model, and you can expect it to be catered to the Indian market. Although the BMW 310 models have found success in the worldwide market, it has suffered in India’s sales. TVS is looking to take that same engine and build a motorcycle that Indian customers can have the comfort of knowing it is built and designed at home.

Beyond the announcement of utilizing the 310cc engine, we lack further details to continue the picture of how this motorcycle should pan out.

LEGO Ducati V4 R

A big possibility will be for TVS to make their own G 310 R and G 310 GS variants. The blueprints are already there, and with India having such diverse roadways it would make sense for the brand to release an off-road and on-road variant. 

That is all we know for now regarding this motorcycle and hopefully, we get to see TVS’ big plans for this bike at some point in 2021.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Norton’s Commando Production Set To Resume

Full Steam Ahead

After a strange and difficult journey, Norton announced that the first 40 motorcycles to officially roll off the production line will be Commandos.

After a year-long hiatus, Norton is cold-starting and firing on all cylinders after TVS – and Indian transnational – acquired the brand in a £16m deal last April. The company has built a brand new manufacturing facility in Solihull and plans to utilize that among other key assets to fulfill the Commandos that have already been pre-ordered by older customers. CEO John Russel stated that there will probably be a few units left over after fulfilling these previous orders.

Russel also added “We want to change from a cottage industry to a credible motorcycle manufacturer. We have set up an interim factory in Solihull and are laying down the production lines now. Even though it is temporary (probably for the next 4-5 years) it will still probably be the best facility Norton have ever had”

“That bike still needs some development and we will be sourcing some of the components from different suppliers. It’s a bike that has the right weight and riding position to suit the less experienced and those wanting a bike without too much drama.

“That should see us through the next 18 months and then we will start looking at new opportunities. We want Norton to be quintessentially British. Self assured, sturdy, an Aston Martin rather than a Ferrari.

Victoria pothole roadworks

“We want there to be substance and we won’t just be sticking Union Jacks everywhere. We want to make great products that just so happen to be British and they will be manufactured in Britain. But we won’t always be buying British parts. The motorcycle industry is multi-national and you can’t always get the best tech in the UK.”

The company is planning on growing at a very fast pace; after TVS acquired the brand only 55 employees remained. Russel speculates that the company could grow to a total of 200 employees now that the brand’s walking has turned into a brisk running pace. We hope the best for this heritage start-up and look forward to the new Commandos coming to fruition.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Available in India

TVS is an important motorcycle manufacturer in India and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V received some updates.

The bike looks great. It’s sporty and modern. The bike offers a 200cc engine and 270mm front disc brake and 240mm rear disc brake. There’s dual-channel ABS and the company has also launched a single-channel ABS version, according to Indian Autos Blog.

The RTR 200 4V isn’t a new motorcycle, rather TVS made some updates to the bike for this model year. The updates include the new ABS and full LED lights. The bike also features TVS SmartXonnect, rear wheel lift-off protection, a slipper clutch, radial rear tire, feather touch electric start, and a fully-digital instrument cluster.

The engine his been BS6 certified, and it and will put out about 20 hp and about 12 lb-ft of torque. It should be a hit in the Indian market, but I’d really like to see TVS export this bike to North America and Australia. The little motorcycle would be a great competitor to the other small-displacement bikes that are currently available.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

So just who are Norton’s new owners…? TVS

India was once said to be the jewel in Great Britain’s crown, that has long ceased to be the case. Likewise Norton was once the jewel in Britain’s motorcycle industry but has met an ignominious end too many times in its long history.

PA Hockenheimring Museum

PA Hockenheimring Museum

Nortons fall from grace this time around has been a shocking tale of financial mismanagement that will likely see Stuart Garner in court on various charges – Image Phil Aynsley

Few of those disintegrations have been as seemingly dishonourable as the most recent suffered under the stewardship of the now largely disgraced Stuart Garner.

John McGuinness with Stuart Garner - Norton - 2018 Isle of Man TT

John McGuinness with Stuart Garner - Norton - 2018 Isle of Man TT

Stuart Garner (right), has been largely pilloried for the financial state that Norton ended up in before the Indian bail-out. TT legend John McGuinness (left) was also left with a sour taste after his dealings with Garner.

Garner was the great new hope for Norton when he bought the rights to the Norton brand in 2008 but in January of this year those hopes were dashed. And with that downfall it seems that dozens of customers that have paid for motorcycles will never receive them. The misery continues with pension funds also allegedly defrauded and workers left without entitlements.

Norton Commando 961 SF $35,990

Norton Commando 961 SF $35,990

Norton Commando 961 SF was on the new generation Nortons that made it into production

The next re-birth of the Norton brand will be under Indian stewardship via the 42-year-old and very successful TVS Motor Company.

Based in Chennai, TVS is India’s third largest motorcycle company with revenues approaching US $3 billion through annual sales of 3 million units. It is also India’s second largest exporter with footholds in over 60 countries for TVS Motor, while the umbrella TVS Group is present in 129 countries with total revenues of US$8.5 billion.

TVS Ntorq

TVS Ntorq

TVS Ntorq 125

The company has manufacturing plants located at Hosur in Tamil Nadu Mysore in Karnataka and Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh. TVA also has a manufacturing facility in Indonesia at Karawang near Jakarta. 

TVS iQube EV x

TVS iQube EV x

TVS are also on the e-bike front with the TVS iQube EV

TVS was the first Indian company to produce a four-stroke motorcycle (complete design, development and production in India – Royal Enfield was British), the first Indian motorcycle brand to employ ABS and catalytic convertors and more recently debuted India’s first bluetooth equipped scooter in the TVS Ntorq 125.

TVS King

TVS King

TVS also makes powered three-wheeler machines

Within Australia TVS has never really gained much of a footing but their scooters have found a market here from time to time.

TVS Apache RR

TVS Apache RR

TVS deal with BMW produced the G 310 R and GS for BMW, and the TVS Apache RR 310 for the Indian company

TVS has manufacturing alliances with the likes of BMW via a partnership that started in 2013 and led to the jointly produced G 310 range, while previous close alliances with Suzuki Japan that have now expired. TVS also enters the Dakar Rally in conjunction with Sherco and 2020 marked the sixth year of their competitive endeavours together. 

Baja Aragon Podium

Baja Aragon Podium

Michael Metge tops the 2018 Baja Aragon Podium with TVS Sherco

With the current coronavirus pandemic holding a Sword of Damocles over the Indian sub-continent it is quite a brave move by TVS who are already navigating troubled waters.  Shares of TVS Motor Company had fallen 36 percent this year but are rebounding somewhat after the acquisition of Norton.

In the short term, the GBP 16 million all-cash acquisition of Norton will see the British brand, for now, continue and hopefully step up production at Norton’s Donington Park facility in Leicestershire with previous staff employed.   

The deal was concluded by Project 303 Bidco Ltd, a newly incorporated company set up under TVS Motor’s Singapore subsidiary specifically to acquire Norton.

TVS joint managing director Sudarshan Venu

“This is a momentous time for us at TVS Motor Company. Norton is an iconic British brand celebrated across the world. With its exciting range of products, Norton presents us with an immense opportunity to cater to the aspirations of discerning motorcycle customers around the world. We will extend our full support for Norton to regain its rightful glory. Norton will continue to retain its distinctive identity with dedicated and specific business plans. TVS Motor Company will work closely with customers and employees in building the success and pre-eminence of the Norton Motorcycles brand and we look forward to growing together globally in the years to come.”

Norton’s CS1 from 1927 was the company’s first over-head cam design. Designed as a TT racer but also found success as a TT replica road bike in the 1930s.
Source: MCNews.com.au

5 Bikes That Make Daily Commute A Joyride

(Contributed post for our Indian readers)

Certain lifestyles demand transportation in and out of town daily, and a commuter bike is the best bet for that. The primary concern about these bikes is that they should be perfect for navigating the daily grind. Though for an enthusiastic, these usual bikes are not just for daily commutes, they fill the bucket by also being a weekend bike or touring bike.

With upright ergons, excellent fuel efficiency, high mileage and stunning visual appeal, daily commute bikes are something worth getting out of bed for. Here is the list of some of the best bikes for your daily commute at a price that won’t break your bank accounts:

Hero Super SplendorJoyride

(Image Source: Hero Motocorp)

Here Super Splendor is known for its durability, reliability, and fuel efficiency. It gives a mileage of 65 to 81 km/litre and has a 125cc engine, which retails for INR 61,186. Along with this, it has i3c technology and IBS system for added security. The wide and firm seats reflect the stature of the rider. Available in several guises, the Hero Super Splendor has got a bike model for everyone’s taste. Splendor’s lightweight, easy control and the prudent engine makes it a persuasive suggestion for a rider looking for a durable, fuel-efficient, no-nonsense motorcycle.

Bajaj Discover 125Joyride

(Image Source:  Bajaj Auto)

Bajaj Discover 125 is powered by 124.5cc and a single-cylinder engine which produces 11 bhp of maximum power and 11 Nm of peak torque. This comfortable bike is available in 4 colors – red, blue, black and black with grey. You might have noticed the huge traffic that abides on roads during office hours which sometimes leads to unlikely mishaps. Because of the same reason this bike has lately been updated with Combined Braking System (CBS), which makes it one of the best choices for your daily commute to work.

Honda Dream YugaJoyride

(Image Source:  Honda Two Wheelers)

Like the other bikes of the ‘Dream Series’, the styling of Honda Dream Yoga is conventional and very basic in its styling. Currently, it is available in two variants – with and without CBS (Combined Braking System). The engine is 109.19cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder HET engine that is tuned to produce 8.31bhp of power and 9.09 Nm of torque. In terms of color options, Honda Dream Yuga is available in five colors – Vibrant Blue, All Black, Sports Red, Majestic Grey, and Sports Black.

TVS Star City PlusJoyride

(Image Source:  TVS Star City)

TVS Star City Plus is made out to be a bit sleeker and smoother than the other TVS bikes. It has an enhanced wing mirrors and low-profile rolling resistance tyres for better commuting. It is an everyday motorcycle that focuses on high-end performance and fuel efficiency with a revised ‘Eco thrust’ 110 cc DLI engine. The powerful motor produces 8.3 BHP and has a crest torque of 8.7 Nm. So, if you want a stress-free ride that caters to your needs of daily commute, then this can be the right pick for you.

Bajaj CT100Joyride

(Image Source:  Bajaj Auto)

Bajaj CT100 has an extra-long seat that keeps things comfortable for both the rider and pillion. Concerning power, the Bajaj CT100 uses a 102-cc single-cylinder and a 4-stroke engine which is modified to deliver 7.6 bhp of power and 8.24 Nm of highest torque. This commuter bike is available in three vibrant colors, black with silver and red decals, black with silver and blue decals and a vivacious red.

Planning to Bring Your Daily Commute Home? Don’t Forget to Buy Bike Insurance

One common mistake done by people who are planning to buy a new bike is that they miss out on one crucial aspect – bike insurance. While you look at the significant factors like fuel efficiency, engine power, mileage, it is equally important to buy bike insurance policy to get coverage against losses that you might have to incur in case of an unlikely event. Be at the safe side and buy bike insurance from a prominent insurer like TATA AIG. They offer several add-ons like third party property damage cover to increase the third-party liability coverage, along with the other essential insurance coverage.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com