Motorcycle design varies greatly to suit a range of different purposes: long distance travel, commuting, cruising, sport including racing, and off-road riding. Motorcycling is riding a motorcycle and related social activity such as joining a motorcycle club and attending motorcycle rallies. motorcycles are overwhelmingly utilitarian due to lower prices and greater fuel economy. Of all the motorcycles in the world, 58% are in the Asia-Pacific and Southern and Eastern Asia regions, excluding car-centric Japan.
So let’s take a look…..
1. Harley Davidson Street 750
Harley-Davidson is unmistakably the most popular brand in the leisure motorcycle segment. However, it was not within the reach of most Indian buyers until the Street 750 was introduced with an alluring price which made it the best-selling bike of its segment.
Price- Rs 5,47,053*
2. Royal Enfield Classic 350
The Indian government looked for a suitable motorcycle for its police and army, for patrolling the country’s border. The Royal Enfield Bullet was chosen as the most suitable bike for the job. The Indian government ordered 800 350 cc model Bullets.In 1955, the Redditch company partnered with Madras Motors in India to form ‘Enfield India’ to assemble, under licence, the 350 cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles in Madras (now called Chennai). The tooling was sold to Enfield India so that they could manufacture components.
Price- Rs 1,52,865*
3. Bajaj Avenger Street 220
The Bajaj Avenger is a cruiser style motorcycle designed and manufactured by Bajaj Auto in India. It draws the styling and other design cues from the Kawasaki Eliminator which had an air-cooled, single-cylinder Kawasaki engine and was sold at a premium. It was launched with a 180 cc engine, which has subsequently been increased to 200 cc and then 220 cc.
Price- Rs 97,937*
4. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird is a cruiser style motorcycle produced by Royal Enfield Motors in India. It was introduced in 2000 with an AVL lean burn engine and five-speed gearbox. It is an Indian market model that has never been exported. In 2009, the AVL semi-unit engine was replaced with the new 346 cc unit construction engine (UCE). The bike was renamed Thunderbird Twinspark owing to the twin spark plugs in the UCE.
Price- Rs 1,65,443*
5. UM Renegade Sports S
The Renegade Sports S 300 from the house of UML is a very good looking cruiser. The stylish cruiser is boasted with a 280cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine. The Renegade Sports S 300 has a striking similarity with Suzuki Intruder line of motorcycles.
6. Royal Enfield Continental GT
The new Royal Enfield Continental GT, even with all of its quirks, is a fun motorcycle. It’s pure joy to ride, that’s what it is. It has its own set of problems, as with every Royal Enfield motorcycle. The engine needs more work on refinement, and the gearbox isn’t the best in town. But then again, if you’re a Royal Enfield loyalist, you’ll learn to live with these quirks.
Price Rs 2,32,663*
7. Triumph Bonneville
The Triumph Bonneville is a standard motorcycle featuring a parallel-twin four-stroke engine and manufactured in three generations over three separate production runs.The original T120 Bonneville was a speed-orientated motorcycle, but the new Bonnevilles are softer and aimed at the roadster market. In particular, the 865cc Bonneville competes directly with the Harley-Davidson 883; and MotorCycle News declares that “Triumph Bonneville is unquestionably the better motorcycle.
Price- Rs 6,13,983*
8. Hyosung Aquila 250
Aquila 250 is a stylish cruiser bike showcasing a four-stroke, V-twin, 249cc DOHC engine. Equipped with front telescopic suspension and hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear, the cruiser bike comes with a fuel capacity of 14 liters – ensuring long rides with fewer fuel stops. The superior bike that banks on performance and style have witnessed an overwhelming response from the cruiser biking enthusiasts across the country.
Price- Rs 3,26,922*
9. Harley Davidson 1200 Custom
Riding the Sportster 1200 Custom has a sense of effortlessness, as a response to rider input is fully predictable and intuitive, and certainly not lightning quick in response. The forward foot controls, comfortable two-up seat, and the friendly handlebar are the rider ergonomics that define cruiser.
Price- Rs 10,35,885*
10. Hyosung Aquila Pro
The Hyosung GV650 Aquila is a cruiser style motorcycle. Its V-twin engine is also found in the GT650R and GT650S sportbikes. The engine is similar to the one found in the Suzuki SV650. Unlike the Hyosung sportbikes, the GV650 has a five-speed transmission.The GV650 has a 72-horsepower (54 kW) engine and low maintenance belt drive.
Price- Rs 6,04,208*