2020 has been a year which taught us so many things, It taught us how to face the worst of situations and how to overcome them. For most of us, it was a year full of negative things, the COVID- 19 virus, our favorite celebrities passing away, and what not. Not only did we suffer mentally from all this, there were huge losses to economic sector as well. Manufacturers (not only the automobile sector) across all the sectors faced huge losses during the period. BS-6 norms coming into action were also a major setback for the automobile sector as most of the models had to be discontinued, launches being delayed due to the pandemic. But now, as the situation is getting back to normal from the COVID scenario, and with 2020 getting over, It is now time for the manufacturers to push their innovations to their limits and cover the losses faced last year, and by pushing the boundaries to the limits.
A very warm welcome to our readers at MOTORBHAI, we hope that you and your loved ones are in best of your health and doing extremely fine. Today in this article we are going to tell you about the top 10 most awaited and exciting two wheelers which are going to be launched in the Indian two wheeler segment in the year 2021. So without further wasting any time, let’s get started!
#1 KTM RC 200
The KTM Duke series has seen quite a lot of updates in the past few months with adventure edition and 125 variants being launched. While its fairing sibling, the KTM RC has remained the same since it was launched way back in 2014, Well not anymore, as KTM is soon going to launch a facelift of its very popular RC series which has already been spotted testing. The bike which was spotted testing was unmistakably an RC but with the familiar headlamps and LEDs which we have seen in the KTM Duke 250 Adventure and the Duke 200. Not only the RC is going to be killer in looks now, we also expect it to come with a host of absolutely amazing features which would also help in great ride and handling of this bike. So for all the KTM RC fanboys and all those guys who love fairing sports bikes, it is definitely a great news!
#2 TVS Zeppelin
TVS never had any cruiser bike in its portfolio, but that is soon going to be changed with the launch of the TVS Zeppelin. Last showcased at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, it is going be a cruiser bike which is going to be powered by a 220cc single cylinder engine with an electric motor which is just going to work like a mild hybrid engine, which by producing extra torque, will enhance the performance of the bike. The launch of the TVS Zeppelin is expected around the mid of 2021, and the cost is expected to be around ₹1.5- ₹1.70 lacs. Expect striking looks from this one.
#3 Yamaha XSR155
If you loved the classic RX100 from early 2000s, you are sure to love the all new Yamaha XSR 155 which follows the similar design language. This retro styled bike is going to be based on the Yamaha MT 15’s 155cc liquid cooled 4 stroke engine which is already a gem! The bike has been already launched in the Indonesian market and is going to be launched here in India around April 2021. Expect the pricing to be around ₹1.4 lacs-1.5 lacs.
#4 Aprilia RS 150
Till now Aprilia only had some of its performance scooters in its range, but soon the Italian manufacturer is going to launch some of its performance oriented bikes here in India as well, One of them which is going to be launched here in the Indian market is the Aprilia RS 150. This is super sports bike inspired by its European counterpart, the RS 125 and will compete directly with the Yamaha R 15. Expect it to come with a 6 – speed quick shifter transmission and to be priced around ₹1.4- ₹1.5 lacs. The bike is going to be launched in May 2021.
#5 Honda CBR 300R
After the discontinuation of the CBR 150R and CBR 250R, Honda is set to launch the all new CBR 300R. Expected to be priced around ₹3 lacs. This one is powered by a 286cc single cylinder engine as we will see on the BS6 compliant Honda CB 300R. And is expected to launch in February this year.
#6 Suzuki Hayabusa
If you are a biking enthusiast or even if you are not, you must have heard of the name, The “Hayabusa”. Now in its Third Generation, the iconic sports bike is headed to India via the CKD route here in India by June 2021. We all know the massive fan following the Suzuki Hayabusa commands and with this update, it indeed has huge shoes to fill of its predecessor. The engine has been kept the same but has been re tuned by Suzuki comprehensively for better performance when you open the throttle. Powered by the same 1340cc engine which produces a maximum power of 190PS@9700RPM and torque of 150NM@7000RPM. Although the power and torque are down by 10BHP and 5NM, Suzuki has worked extensively on the electronics front by offering features like 6 riding modes, 10 level traction control, 3 level power selector, among others. Comes with 6-speed bi-directional quick shifter gearbox and safety features like hill hold control, and cornering ABS for better control. This one sure has to be one of the most exciting launches of 2021.
#7 Honda CB 350
Another offering from Honda this year would be the CB350, which would be based on the Highness (Hness) 350. This bike sports a café racer look to it, and will also come with off road tyres for touring purposes. Engine configurations would also remain identical to the Honda Hness 350 i.e. a 348cc engine with a maximum power output of 21.07PS @ 5500RPM and a maximum torque output of 30Nm @ 3000RPM. Safety features include Dual channel ABS and being a touring bike it is supposed to get USD fork suspension at the front and Rear adjustable spring at the rear.
#8 Hero XF3R
Hero moto corp is all set to enter the 300cc motorcycle segment with the XF3R which is a naked sports bike which was showcased in the 2016 Auto Expo. Powered by a 300cc liquid cooled 4-valve DOHC engine, it is going to be one of Hero’s most powerful bike yet. Dual disc brakes, dual channel ABS, fully digital instrumental cluster are some of the features which are going to be standard on the bike. Expect the pricing to be around ₹1.8 – ₹2.0 lacs. The launch of this bike is expected in March 2021.
#9 Aprilia SXR 125
Aprilia showcased the SXR 160 at the Auto Expo 2020, and they are soon going to launch the SXR 125 at the end of this year. The Aprilia SXR 125 is going to be powered by the same engine as of the Aprilia SR 125 i.e. a 124 cc Fuel injected engine which produces 9.92 PS @ 7700RPM and peak torque of 9.7NM @ 6000RPM. The SXR 125 will get a telescopic suspension at the front and single shock suspension setup at the rear. The Aprilia SXR 125 is likely to go up against the Honda Activa 125 and the Suzuki Burgman. The price of the SXR 125 is expected around ₹1.0 Lacs and is expected to go sale in April 2021.
#10 Honda Forza 125
Honda is soon to add one another addition to its range of 125cc segment scooter after the Activa 125 which could be the Forza 125. Interestingly, this scooter also comes in 300cc variant in the international markets. The scooter looks extremely stylish and sporty awith full LED headlamps and DRLs. Expect the launch of the forza Horizon 125 in India in November 2021 in the expected price range of ₹ 85,000 to ₹ 1,10,000.
With this we hope we would have helped you in finding the most awaited two wheelers which are going to be launched in the Indian market in 2021. Feel free to share your views on any of the two wheelers mentioned above and let us know about which you are most excited about or any of the suggestions which you would like to share in the comments section below.
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