World Motorcycle Day: Top 5 motorcycles launched in India this year
June 21 is observed as the World Motorcycle Day around the world. Unlike in the previous years, motorcycle enthusiasts around the world will not be able to hit the road as freely as they would like due to the restrictions imposed as part of COVID-19 prevention.
Here are this year’s top 5 motor cycles that have been launched in India this year.
BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250s
Suzuki has been putting out teasers of the upcoming BS6-compliant Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 on its social media pages. Finally, the bike was launched in Indian last monthly. The quarter-litre Gixxers have now got their work cut out with the arrival of the Bajaj Dominar 250 and the Husky 250s.
Triumph Tiger 900
After updating the Bonnies and launching the new Street Triple RS, Triumph’s next motorcycle on the list happens to be its updated middleweight adventure motorcycle: the Tiger 900. Triumph was originally supposed to launch the bike by April, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was launched late in May.
2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 & Z650
Kawasaki were one of the first few big bike manufacturers to jump on to the Euro 5/BS6 bandwagon as it updated three of its highly popular models late-last year. The bike was launched in May this year. The first to arrive will be the new Ninja 650 and the Z650, with a few dealerships already accepting bookings for the two motorcycles.
Hero XPulse 200 BS6
While Hero has given its 200cc motorcycles the necessary BS6 updates, we are still awaiting the new prices of the bikes. The Hero XPulse 200 BS6 was on display at the same event where the Xtreme 160R was shown. The updated bike gets a chunky cat-con and an oil-cooler to supplement the engine cooling process.
Ducati Panigale V2
Ducati also seems to be gearing up to roll out the brand new Panigale V2 to our shores soon. The Panigale V2 is the smaller sportsbike in the Panigale series, replacing the older Panigale 959. It gets the same motor as the 959 but with more oomph and BS6 compliance. Plus, it looks like a scaled-down version of the Panigale V4.