2020 Launches: Naked/Roadster Motorcycles
A list of new and updated motorcycles that launched this year
This year may not have turned out the way we expected it to and certainly everyone lost on a lot of saddle time, but it was still pretty good for motorcycle enthusiasts. We have had some really good naked motorcycles launch this year. In case you missed, here’s a list of the roadsters that debuted this year.
2021 KTM 125 Duke
Launch month: December
The baby Duke has finally shed its decade-old design and now shares its bodywork with the 2020 200 Duke. It continues to use the same 124cc engine producing 14.3PS and 12.1Nm. Read more about the new 125 Duke here.
Price: Rs. 1.42 lakh
Honda Hornet 2.0
Launch month: August
Replacing the CB Hornet 160R, the Hornet 2.0 is Honda’s first bike in the 180-200cc segment in India. The bike is powered by a 184cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 17.2PS and 16.1Nm. It also features first-in-class USD forks. Get more information here.
Price: 1.26 lakh
2021 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Launch Month: November
Barely a year after launching the BS6-compliant model, TVS launched the new Apache RTR 200 4V with riding modes and even preload adjustability to celebrate the Apache brand selling 4 million units. Read more about the bike here.
Price: Rs 1.31 lakh
BMW G 310 R
Launch month: October
The German brand sent a shocker when it launched the BS6 G 310 R. Despite all the updates, BMW managed to slash Rs 54,000 from the outgoing model. If that didn’t cut it for you, BMW also promises to make ownership cost cheaper than the Apache RR 310.
Price: Rs 2.45 lakh
Triumph Street Triple R
Launch month: August
The Street triple R is the most affordable from the Street Triple family, undercutting the Street Triple RS by Rs 2.45 lakh. The R packs a 76cc, inline three-cylinder motor producing 118PS and 79Nm. Read more about the bike here.
Price: Rs. 8.84 lakh
Hero Xtreme 160R
Launch month: July
Hero may be late to the hotly-contested 160cc segment, but with a bike like the Xtreme 160R, it sure rattles the competition. The bike not only undercuts its rivals in terms of pricing, but will also entice you with its performance. Find out more details here.
Price: Rs. 99,950
BMW F 900 R
Launch month: May
The F 900 R marks the brand’s return in the middle-weight naked segment and in typical BMW fashion, the bike is loaded with electronics. It churns out 105PS and 92Nm from its 895cc motor. Read more about the bike here.
Price: Rs 9.90 lakh
Launch month: September
For 2020, the Z900 gains two throttle maps, three traction control settings and four riding modes. The bike now features new LED headlight and console with smartphone connectivity. The engine, on the other hand, is still the same 649cc parallel twin unit, producing 125PS and 98.6Nm which is almost the same as the BS4 model.
Price: Rs 7.99 lakh
Launch month: May
The Z650 also received an updated design just like the Z900. The 649cc parallel twin continues to produce 68PS but the torque has dropped from 65.7Nm to 64Nm. We would have loved to see a slipper clutch on the bike.
Price: Rs. 5.94 lakh
Bajaj Dominar 250
Launch month: March
Utilising KTM’s 250cc mill, Bajaj launched the Dominar 250. It produces 27PS and 23.5Nm and largely looks the same as its older siblings, save for some minor changes. Read more about the bike here.
Price: Rs.1.65 lakh.
TVS Apache Series
The TVS Apache RTR 160 2V, Apache RTR 180 and Apache RTR 160 4V were launched in BS6-compliant avatars this year. There were no significant changes made to the bikes.
Bajaj Pulsar Series
The Pulsar 125, Pulsar 150, Pulsar NS 160, Pulsar 180F, NS 200 and RS 200 also received their BS6 updates this year. While there were no significant updates, the brand introduced some funky colours for its Pulsar range.
Other motorcycles like the Mahindra Mojo, Suzuki Gixxer and Gixxer SF as well as the Yamaha MT-15 were also launched this year in BS6-compliant avatars