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)


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 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 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)