10 Most Popular and Trending Bikes in India

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  • TATA AIG Team
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  • 26/09/2023

With more than 200 different models of motorcycles, it is easy to get confused and feel overwhelmed before purchasing your dream bike.

As bike manufacturers continue to develop newer models, riders across the country are spoilt for choice. With that in mind let’s explore the top 10 trending bikes in India along with some of their special features.

Top 10 Popular Bikes in India

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650

The newly launched Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 was a highly anticipated bike for 2023 and has already become the most popular bike. Curated by one of the most popular bike manufacturers in the country, the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 boasts an imposing presence as a cruiser while also being a comfortable ride.

The efficient design includes several features right from a muscular fuel tank and twin exhaust pipes to ten-spoke alloy wheels and more. To cater to the preferences of different risers, the bike is available in seven colours.

Key specifications:

Emission Type BS6
No. of Cylinders  2
Max Power 47 PS @ 7250 rpm
Max Torque  52.3 Nm @ 5650 rpm 
ABS Dual Channel
Engine Displacement  648 cc 

*(source: Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Specifications & Features, Mileage, Weight)

Yamaha MT-15 Version 2.0

The Yamaha MT-15 Version 2.0 is celebrated for its intuitiveness and is the most popular bike in India. It is equipped to tackle the hustle and bustle of the city with its peppy engine, easy handling, and low kerb weight. Its design is such that the rider is afforded a lot more confidence when they lean into corners and subsequently better front-end stability.

Key specifications:

Emission Type BS6
No. of Cylinders  1
Max Power 18.4 PS @ 10000 rpm 
Max Torque  14.1 Nm @ 7500 rpm 
ABS Single Channel
Engine Displacement  155. cc

*(source: Yamaha MT 15 V2 Specifications, Features, Mileage, Weight, Tyre Size)

Joy e-bike Mihos

With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles in the country, the Joy e-bike Mihos has quickly made it to the list of trending bikes in India. The high-speed electric scooter is designed in retro style and promises a comfortable ride to the owner. However, as it is an expensive vehicle, it is highly advisable to secure it with a comprehensive bike insurance policy.

Key specifications:

Motor Type  BLDC 
Motor Power 1500 
Range  100 km/charge 
Charging Time 4 Hours 
EBS Yes

*(source: Joy e-bike Mihos Specifications, Features, Mileage, Weight, Tyre Size)

Keeway SR250

This neo-retro and family-oriented motorcycle is another trending bikes in the country and is designed to transport riders to the “good old days.” Its aggressive riding position and thrilling top speed are among the few reasons it is a famous bike amongst mature riders.

Key specifications:

Emission Type BS6
No. of Cylinders  1
Max Power 16.22 PS @7500 rpm 
Max Torque  16 Nm @6500 rpm  
ABS Dual Channel
Engine Displacement  223 cc 

*(source: Keeway SR 250 Specifications & Features, Mileage, Weight)

Royal Enfield Hunter 350

The first thing you notice about the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is its handsome design. Available in eight colour schemes, the bike has a retro appeal. The high-performing engine and the ease of riding have made the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 enter the list of new trending bikes.

Key specifications:

Emission Type BS6
No. of Cylinders  1
Max Power 20.4 PS @ 6100 rpm  
Max Torque  27 Nm @ 4000 rpm   
ABS Dual Channel
Engine Displacement  349.34 cc 

*(source: Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Specifications & Features, Mileage, Weight)

Hero Splendor Plus

Any list of trending bikes is incomplete without the mention of Splendor. The Hero Splendor Plus is perfect for daily commutes and upholds the tradition of being a common household name in India by being budget-friendly. It is easily the most popular bike in the country, and this coveted position is well-deserved as it promises reliability, fuel efficiency, and longevity.

Key specifications:

Emission Type BS6
No. of Cylinders  1
Max Power 8.02 PS @ 8000 rpm    
Max Torque  8.05 Nm @ 6000 rpm    
Engine Displacement  97.2 cc 

*(source: Hero Splendor Plus Specifications & Features, Mileage, Weight)

Honda Activa 6G

Activa has long been the most popular bike in India and is almost synonymous with automatic scooters in the country. It has the reputation of being a fuss-free bike with a refined engine that riders swear by for running everyday errands. It is also fuel-efficient and comfortable for both the rider and the pillion.

Key specifications:

Emission Type BS6
No. of Cylinders  1
Max Power 7.79 PS @ 8000 rpm     
Max Torque  8.84 Nm @ 5500 rpm     
Engine Displacement  109.51 cc 

*(source: Honda Activa 6G Specifications & Features, Mileage, Weight)

Honda SP 125

One of the primary reasons why this bike has risen in popularity is owing to its exceedingly refined engine. It also comes with great fuel efficiency and offers a comfortable riding experience. It is curated to handle bustling Indian roads and also boasts several dynamic features.

Key specifications:

Emission Type BS6
No. of Cylinders  1
Max Power 10.8 PS @ 7500 rpm     
Max Torque  10.9 Nm @ 6000 rpm  
Engine Displacement  123.94 cc 

*(source: Honda SP 125 Specifications & Features, Mileage, Weight)

TVS Raider 125

The TVS Raider 125 is packed with exciting features and is easy to handle. This bike's pickup and riding experience are smooth, and it has a sporty appearance that makes it attractive for young riders.

Key specifications:

Emission Type BS6
No. of Cylinders  1
Max Power 8.37kW @ 7500 rpm      
Max Torque  11.2 Nm @ 6000 rpm     
Engine Displacement  124.8 cc 

*(source: TVS Raider 125 Specifications: Weight, Engine, Fuel Tank Capacity & Tyre Size)

Wrapping Up

Now that we have explored a few of the new trending bikes in India, it is important to note that every rider must secure themselves and their bike with comprehensive insurance for 2-wheeler.

When you buy two-wheeler insurance, you are protected against the cost of damages to the bike, a third party, or in some circumstances, even the bike owner. However, for an informed insurance decision, individuals must always compare two-wheeler insurance policies to find a cover that is most suitable for them.

The bike insurance by Tata AIG is equipped to effectively and financially protect the insured member in the event of any unanticipated misfortune, such as an accident, theft, or natural disaster.

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