KAWASAKI NINJA 1000SX

Kawasaki spent a good amount of 2020 launching updated BS6-versions of their bikes. One of the Japanese manufacturer’s highlights of the year was the much-awaited, updated Ninja 1000SX. The new Ninja 1000 is Rs 50,000 more expensive, but you get a hefty load of updates over the previous model. Most notably, a more refined BS6- compliant 1,043cc inline-four engine that still churns out the same 142hp with a peak torque of 111Nm. On the outside, the 1000SX sports a new single-exit unit exhaust, a 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity, a redesigned windscreen, as well as thicker and more comfortable seats. Price: Rs 10.79 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)

TRIUMPH TIGER 900



Britain’s Triumph motorcycles’ latest offering fills the middleweight adventure bike niche in India. The new Triumph Tiger 900 is a powerful upgrade over the 800 line-up. Now significantly lighter, this Tiger roars through a liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder, 900cc engine that delivers 95 bhp and 87Nm of torque. Triumph is offering the Tiger 900 in three variants in India — GT, rally and Rally Pro — and each come with their own varying price tags. Price: From Rs 13.70 to 15.50 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)

BMW F 900 R AND F 900 XR



BMW Motorrad launched two new offerings in India — the F 900 R and F 900 XR. Both the motorcyles are quite different from each other, and serve different riding purposes. While the F 900 XR is meant for longdistance touring, the F 900 R can earn you serious bragging rights, with its naked streetfighter design. The duo come equipped with a 895 cc parallel-twin engine that produces 103 bhp and 92 Nm of torque. Both the F 900s sport a new 6.5-inch colour TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, while traction control and ABS come standard. Price: Rs 9.90 lakh and Rs 10.50 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)

HARLEY DAVIDSON LOW RIDER S

Harley Davidson held its first-ever live virtual Eastern H.O.G. Rally (EHR) this year and on the occasion, the American motorcycle manufacturer also launched the Low Rider S. The Low Rider S incorporates all the elements Harley Davidson is known for — classic American cruiser design, and a roaring engine with impressive exhaust notes that lend to its overall badassery. Harley Davidson has fitted the Low Rider S with a BS6-compliant, 1858 cc Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine that delivers 92 bhp, and 155Nm of peak torque. The biggest exterior change is the motorcycle’s new all-black colour scheme, which allows it to stand out from the standard version, while also effortlessly showing off its West Coast design philosophy. Price: Rs 14.69 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)

HUSQVARNA SVARTPILEN 250 AND VITPILEN 250

Husqvarna started off the year strong with the launch of two new affordable bikes in India. The Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250 were highly-awaited motorcycles from Husqvarna, and now they are in the country with aggressive and competitive prices. The Husqvarna twins share a 250 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, the same powertrain that powers the KTM 250 Duke. Visually, both the models share similar traits, but have a few defining design elements. While the Svartpilen 250 follows a more off-road rugged design, the Vitpilen 250 has a sportier persona, with its front lean riding position. Price: Rs 1.80 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)