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Top 10 Bikes in India 2019
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Each year, new two-wheelers get launched in India with advanced features. The nation has witnessed the launch of a blend of sports bikes, high-power bikes, scooters, and different other categories. In the year 2018, bike lovers got many new launches to enjoy. One can choose from numerous options of bikes according to the specifications and personal preferences.

A buyer can purchase a two-wheeler on a two-wheeler loan. Several banks and NBFCs provide two-wheeler loans at affordable interest rates. The loan applicant can compare the features and rates of each loan and apply it online as well.

Here is the list of the bikes that were released in the country in 2018:

1. Bajaj Pulsar RS400

The top manufacturing brand, Bajaj has launched this bike that was displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo. It is a power cruiser. This motorcycle is in the range of Pulsar RS, and it has an engine produced by an Austrian company. The bike has a super-cool and edgy look. It is believed to be the most expensive bike offered by Bajaj. However, it is cheaper than the KTM RC390, its main competitor in the market. It has a top speed of approximately 175km per hour. It has a 373.2 cc engine with a single cylinder. With the disc brakes at both the sides and a triple spark plug, it gives a mileage of around 26 km/per liter.

Specifications : Bajaj Pulsar RS400
Estimated Cost Rs.1.75 lakh-2 lakh
Launch Schedule May or June 2018
Specifications of bike Fuel-injected four strokes 373.2 cc with a single cylinder
Transmission 6-speed manual
Torque 34.5 Nm at 7,000 RPM
Front suspension Telescopic forks
Rear suspension Gas-charged mono shock
Cooling Liquid-cooled

2. Bajaj Boxer X150

The Boxer X150 is an adventure bike that can be easily driven on off-road routes. This stupendous bike has a high-raised front mudguard as well as on-off road tires that helps the rider to have a comfortable riding experience even on rough turfs.

Specifications : Bajaj Boxer X150
Estimated Cost Rs.50,000-55,000/-
Launch Schedule Mid-2018
Specifications of bike 144.8 cc single cylinder engine with a carburetor
Transmission 4-speed manual
Torque 12.26 NM at 5000 RPM
Fuel tank capacity 11.20 liter
Ground clearance 190.00 mm

3. Hero ZIR 150

This bike is designed and manufactured by Hero MotoCorp. With the launch of this bike, the company has entered in the 150 cc scooter segment. One can enjoy the ride of this sporty maxi-scooter with a good mileage and fuel efficiency. The buyer can choose from two of its model variants which consist of European style step-through and flat floorboard. It has a liquid-cooled engine, and a European styled step seat with a tail lamp and bright LED blinkers.

Specifications : Hero ZIR 150
Estimated Cost Rs.75,000-90,000
Launch Schedule February 2018
Specifications of Bike 157 cc with a single-cylinder engine
Power 13.8 bhp
Torque 12.7 Nm
Type of Fuel Petrol
Tire type Tubeless
Top speed 110 km/hour
Front suspension Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension Swinging engine and dual shock-abs which can be adjusted

4. DSK Benelli Tornado 400

The leading Italian bike manufacturing brand, DSK Benelli, has probably released a parallel-twin 400 cc bike as the brand has already had a 250 cc and a 300 cc TNT bike. The bike has a parallel-twin engine along with 400 cc displacement. The company is expected to launch three bikes in the year 2019. The bikes consist of a mid-size adventure bike, full-faired Tornado, and a Scrambler-style bike.

Specifications : DSK Benelli Tornado 400
Estimated Cost Rs.3 lakh-4.5 lakh
Launch Schedule May 2018
Engine capacity 399 cc engine
Wheelbase 1410 mm
Torque 35 to 40 Nm
Ground clearance 160 mm
Weight of Kerb 196 kg

5. Bajaj Dominar 200

This bike is produced by one of the most prominent Indian bike manufacturers, Bajaj, who is a pioneer in producing trendy bikes. It consists of a fuel-cell cylinder. The Bajaj Dominar 200 was launched in 2018. The bike has the USP of offering the rider with a KTM 390 engine at a reasonable price. It also has some features similar to the KTM Duke bike.

Specifications : Bajaj Dominar 200
Estimated Cost Rs.1,10,000 to Rs.1,25,000
Launch Schedule April 2018
Specifications of bike Displacement of 200 cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected single cylinder
Transmission 6-speed transmission
Torque 16 Nm
Power 21 PS
Front suspension Telescopic forks
Front Brake Single 300mm disc
Rear suspension Nitrox mono shocks
Rear brake Single 230mm disc

6. Royal Enfield Himalayan 750cc

Royal Enfield bikes are elegant and street-smart. They are highly desirable among the youths of the country. The company has entered the big-bike segment by launching the 750 cc Himalayan. This new high power engine bike will utilize two cylinders instead of a single thumper. The engine of 750 cc Royal Enfield has been re-designed on Continental GT frame to make it highway worthy.

Specifications : Royal Enfield Himalayan 750cc
Estimated Cost Rs.3.5 lakh-4 lakh
Launch Schedule Mid-2018
Specifications of

Bike

Liquid-cooled with a displacement of 750 cc engine
Power 45 BHP
Fuel supply type Fuel injection
Maximum torque 62 Nm
Transmission 6-speed manual
Mileage 17.5 km/litre

7. New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160

This bike has many advanced features as compared to the existing TVS Apache RTR 160. The bike is seen in two variants. One of the variants has a disc brake at both the wheels, whereas the other model has a drum brake at the rear wheel.

Specifications : New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160
Estimated Cost Rs.80,000-90,000
Period of launch February 2018
Engine displacement 159.7 cc
Maximum power 16 Bhp at 8500 RPM
Maximum torque 14 Nm at 4000 RPM

8. Piaggio Vespa GTS 300

This is a premium scooter with a sophisticated and retro look. It has entered the Indian market in October 2018. It has a single cylinder with a displacement of 278 cc engine. It is has an analog instrument cluster and an LCD. The advanced features of the bike include dual-channel ABS and traction control in the International bike model. The price for this vehicle ranges from Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh. This scooter can also be purchased through two-wheeler loans. It also has an automatic twist gearbox. The other bike models which have been released include Piaggio Vespa GTS, Piaggio Vespa Primavera, Piaggio MP3, Piaggio Fly, and Piaggio Vespa Sprint.

Specifications : Piaggio Vespa GTS 300
Estimated price Rs.4 lakh to Rs.5 lakh
Engine displacement 278 cc
Maximum power 21.2 Bhp at 7500 RPM
Top speed 130 km/hour
Seat height 790 mm
Maximum torque 22.3 Nm at 5250 RPM
Number of cylinders 1
Fuel tank capacity 9.10 liters

9. Hero Xpulse

The Hero Xpulse has been designed based on the specifications of Hero Impulse. The engine of this bike variant is powered by a 200 cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled engine. The bike was first exhibited at the Auto Expo in 2016. The dual purpose bike shares mechanics with the Xtreme 200S. It has spoked wheels, LED headlights, a tall windscreen, LED tail lights, a fantastic luggage rack on the rear side, telescopic front forks, and digital instrument console. It has an optional ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). The on-road cost of this bike is between Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.25 lakh. It can be conveniently used as a firm off-roader for adventurous biking experiences and will be a great investment for mountain riding expeditions. This bike was launched in 2018.

Specifications : Hero Xpulse
Estimated Cost Rs.1,10,000
Displacement of

Engine

200 cc
Gears 5
Cylinders 1
Emission standard BS6
Front suspension Long travel telescopic fork
Rear suspension Mono Shock
Front tire Metzeler off-road
Rear tire Metzeler off-road
Launch date Mid 2018

10. Ather S340

This energy scooter has created a great buzz in the market as a zero-emission vehicle. It has been designed and manufactured by Ather Energy, an Indian start-up prominent in manufacturing electric vehicles. This brand will probably inspire more and more Indian companies to come up with eco-friendly vehicles that would help in conserving the environment effectively by reducing the carbon footprints. It will embrace the urban transport system and help in reducing pollution by being an energy-efficient bike. The pre bookings of the scooter had started from June 2018. The on-road cost of the Ather S340 is Rs 1.1 lakh.

Specifications : Ather S340
Estimated Cost Rs.80,000-Rs.1 lakh
Launch Schedule September - October 2018
On-road cost Rs.99,999
Front Brake Disc
Maximum speed 75 Kmph
Starting Self-start only
Usage of Fuel Electric
Type of tire Tubeless
Seat type Single
Tail lamp LED