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New bikes in India: Best of 2022

India is one of the leading bike markets in the world. Every year, many new bikes get launched and sold in huge numbers.

Are you looking for new bikes in India? Over the last three years, there has been a slew of new bike launches in the country. Many leading bike makers such as Bajaj, Royal Enfield, TVS, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and others have rolled out new models that comply with the latest BS6 emission norms.

Look no further; we’ve got you covered. This article lists the new releases and the top new bikes in India in 2020 and 2019. All prices mentioned in the article are in ex-showroom, Mumbai. Read on and find out which top bikes have been recently released in the Indian market and performed exceptionally well.

Bajaj Dominar 400

Bajaj Dominar 400The 2022 Bajaj Dominar 400, launched on October 25, 2021, comes in one variant and bears a price tag of Rs. 216,572. It is Bajaj’s top model bike and one of the best in new bikes in India.

It gets powered by a 373.3 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, dual overhead camshaft engine that can generate a maximum power of 29.4 kW (40 PS) at 8800 rpm and a peak torque of 35 Nm at 6500rpm. It gives a fuel efficiency of 32 km/l and can travel at a maximum of 165 km/h speed.

It is available in two colour options-Vine Black, Aurora Green

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • It is Bajaj’s most powerful bike
  • Its suspension system of 43mm inverted forks at the front and a multi-step adjustable mono-shock at the rear.
  • The full-LED headlamp gives good light.
  • The bike gets ergonomically designed, which gives a comfortable riding experience to riders.
  • It gives the feel of a big bike.
  • Available in two exciting colours—Aurora Green and Vine Black.

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Honda CD 110 Dream DLX New

Honda CD 110 DreamThe CD 110 Dream DLX New is the most affordable bike of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India and is the latest edition of the best-selling model in the commuter bike segment. The motorcycle got launched on October 26, 2021.

It comes in two variants—the CD 110 Dream Standard variant priced at Rs. 67,033 and CD 110 Dream Deluxe variant priced at Rs. 68,408.

It is available in four colour options— Athletic Blue Metallic, Black, Geny Gray Metallic, and Imperial Red Metallic.

The BS6-compliant bike comes with a 109.51cc four-stroke engine that produces a maximum power of 8.79 PS @ 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 9.30 Nm @ 5500 rpm. It gives a fuel efficiency of 69 km/l and can travel at a maximum of 86 km/h speed.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Affordability
  • Good mileage
  • Smooth and reliable 110cc engine
  • Features a new utility box
  • Good build quality
  • Superb performance

Bajaj Pulsar F250

Bajaj Pulsar F250Bajaj Pulsar F250 is a newly launched bike in the Indian market from the stable of Bajaj. It comes in one variant and bears a price tag of Rs. 1,40,000. It is a semi-faired street bike and one of the best new bikes in India.

Powering the bike is an all-new 249.07cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine with fuel injection technology mated to a five-speed transmission. It can churn out a peak power of 24.1bhp at 8,750rpm and a top torque 21.5Nm at 6,500rpm. The company claims that the bike can achieve a max speed of 132 km/h and give a mileage of 39 km/l.

It comes in two colour options- Techno Grey and Racing Red.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Single-channel ABS
  • USB charging point
  • Its attractive semi-faired body

Bajaj Pulsar N250

Bajaj Pulsar N250Bajaj Pulsar N250 is a street naked bike that comes in one variant available at a base price of Rs. 1,38,000.

Powering the bike is the same 249.07cc air/oil-cooled single-cylinder engine with fuel injection technology that gets coupled with a five-speed transmission. The mill can generate a maximum power of 24.1bhp at 8,750rpm and a top torque 21.5Nm at 6,500rpm. The company claims that the bike can achieve a max speed of 132 km/h and give a mileage of 39 km/l, making it one of the best among the new bikes in India.

It also comes in only one colour option, which is the Techno Grey shade.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Single-channel ABS
  • USB charging point
  • It’s an attractive naked body

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

TVS Apache RTR 160 4VTVS Apache RTR 160 4V front and rear discs with SmartXonnect were launched on October 8, 2021. The latest bike model is the second most top variant in the RTR 160 4V lineup, and it gets priced at Rs. 1,20,000.

Powering the RTR 160 4V is a 159.7cc, oil-cooled BS6 engine coupled to a five-speed transmission that generates a maximum power of 17.63 PS @ 9250 rpm and peak torque of 14.73 Nm @ 7250 rpm. The motorcycle gives a fuel efficiency of 45-50 km/l and can attain a full speed of 114 km/h.

It is available in two colour variants-Red and Black.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Dual disc brakes and the revolutionary SmartXonnect technology
  • Single-channel ABS
  • Suspension system
  • Fully digital instrument cluster
  • Powerful performance
  • High ground clearance
  • Attractive design and excellent build quality
  • Provides excellent riding comfort
  • Perfect for Indian road and climatic conditions

KTM RC 125 [2021]

KTM RC 125KTM RC 125 [2021] is the latest addition to the KTM brand of bikes. This model is a fully-faired one and looks like a true-blue sports bike. The bike comes in one variant and bears a price tag of Rs. 1,81,000.

The bike gets propelled by a 124cc, single-cylinder, BS6-compliant engine mated to a six-speed gearbox that delivers a maximum power of 14.3bhp and a peak torque of 12Nm. The max speed of KTM RC 125 is 120 km/h, and the average mileage is 45.87 km/l.

KTM 2021 RC 125 is available in two colours options-Ceramic White, Dark Galvano.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Powerful and refined 124cc engine
  • Excellent handling
  • Good braking setup

Honda Hness CB350

Honda Hness CB 350Honda Hness CB350 is a street motorcycle with a classic and regal bearing in two variants—Honda Hness CB350 DLX priced Rs.194,450, and Honda Hness CB350 DLX PRO priced Rs.199450.

It gets powered by an all-new 348.36cc air-cooled fuel-injected single-cylinder BS6-compliant mill mated to a five-speed gearbox that delivers a maximum power of 21PS at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 30Nm at 3000rpm.

The motorcycle has a fuel efficiency of 35 km/l and can travel at a max speed of 135 km/h. So it’s one of the best new bikes in India.

It comes in six colour options—Pearl Night Star Black with Spear Silver Metallic, Steel Black Metallic with Matte Grey Metallic, Athletic Blue Metallic with Virtuous White Matt, Matte Marshal Green Metallic, Pearl Night Star Black, and Precious Red Metallic.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Excellently refined engine
  • Gets dual-channel ABS
  • Contemporary retro styling looks great
  • Decent braking system
  • Semi-digital instrument console
  • Traction control
  • All-LED lighting

Honda CB200X

Honda CB200XHonda CB200X is an adventurer-tourer bike, which comes in one variant priced at Rs. 144,500. It is available in three colour options—Sports Red, Pearl Nightstar Black, and Matte Selene Silver Metallic.

This one of the best new bikes in India gets propelled by a 184.4cc BS6 single-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed gearbox that delivers a maximum power of 17.03 bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 16.1 Nm at 6,000rpm. It has a fuel efficiency of 40-45 km/l and a max speed of 130 km/h. It can clock 0-100 km/h in less than 10 seconds.

It is available in three colours – Pearl Nightstar Black, Matte Selene Silver Metallic, Sports Red.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Stylish looks
  • Excellent handling
  • Comfortable ergonomics
  • Relaxed riding position

Royal Enfield Meteor 350

Royal Enfield Meteor 350Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is an Indian cruiser-style motorcycle manufactured by iconic bike maker Royal Enfield. It is available in three variants—Fireball priced at Rs. 175,000, Stellar priced at Rs. 183,598, and Supernova priced at Rs. 198,894.

The bike gets driven by a 349 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, BS6-compliant mill mated to a five-speed gearbox that gives a maximum power of 20.2 bhp and a peak torque of 27 Nm. The motorcycle provides a mileage of 40 km/l in the city and about 35 km/l on the highway.

It can travel at a max speed of 120 km/h. It is available in seven colour options—Black, Blue, Brown, Blue, Red, Stellar Red, and Yellow.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Powerful 350cc engine is more refined and has good mid-range torque
  • Comfortable riding experience
  • It comes with a navigation system
  • Delivers good thump
  • Easy to ride for riders of different sizes and skills

Honda Hornet 2.0

Honda Hornet 2.0Honda Hornet 2.0 is a sporty commuter bike that starts from Rs. 132,843. It also comes in one more variant—the Honda Hornet 2.0 Repsol Honda Edition, priced at Rs. 134,843. It is one of the best new bikes in India in 2020.

Powering the bike is one 184cc single-cylinder air-cooled BS-VI engine mated to a five-speed transmission that delivers a maximum power of 17.26 PS and a maximum torque of 16.1 nm. It gives a mileage of 45 km/l and can travel at a 130 km/h max speed.

The bike gets as Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India’s gateway to higher capacity motorcycles in the country. The most attractive features of the bike are its powerful engine, muscular design, sharp graphics and body panels.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Gets upside-down front forks
  • Full digital instrument cluster
  • Great service reach

Pulsar NS200

Pulsar NS200Pulsar NS200 is Bajaj’s first modern naked sports bike that comes at an attractive price of Rs. 139,520. It is the first Bajaj motorcycle to get a powerful liquid-cooled engine, a rear mono-shock, and a perimeter frame.

NS200 incorporates almost all the features found in a sports motorbike. It is available in three colours—Metallic Pearl White, Satin Blue, Pewter Grey, and Burnt Red.

Propelling the bike is a 199.5 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled BS6 engine mated to a six-speed transmission that can churn out a maximum power of 24.5 PS @ 9750 rpm and a peak torque of 18.5 Nm @ 8000 rpm.

It gives a 35 km/l mileage and can attain a max speed of 125 to 136 km/h.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Single-channel ABS
  • USB charging point

KTM 250 Adventure

KTM 250 AdventureKTM 250 Adventure is a lightweight adventure tourer bike that comes in one variant and two colours. The motorcycle carries a price tag of Rs. 2,54,995.

The bike gets powered by a 248cc BS6-compliant single-cylinder liquid-cooled mill paired with a six-speed transmission that can churn out a maximum power of 29.5bhp @ 9,000 rpm and a peak torque of 24Nm @ 7,500 rpm.

The motorcycle gives 32.2 km/l mileage and can achieve a max speed of 140 km/h.

The available colour options are—Orange and Black.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Has an all-ranging and sophisticated instrument cluster
  • Low maintenance cost
  • Attractive looks and exteriors
  • Gives great performance
  • Bajaj’s excellent after-sales services

Suzuki Gixxer

Suzuki GixxerSuzuki Gixxer is a street commuter bike that looks like a mid-weight Sportster. It comes in one variant, priced at Rs. 120,469.

Suzuki Gixxer gets powered by a 155cc, fuel-injected, air-cooled engine coupled with a six-speed transmission that produces a maximum power of 13.6 bhp at 8,000 rpm and peak torque of 13.8 Nm. Suzuki Gixxer gives a mileage of 38.5-55 km/l depending on the road condition and can achieve a max speed of 115 km/h.

The available six colour options are—Black, Blue, Metallic Triton Blue, Pearl Mira Red, and Silver.

Best selling points of the new bike in India

  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Powerful and smooth engine
  • Comfortable ergonomics
  • Aggressive and muscular looks
  • Easy handling characteristics

Yamaha MT-15

Yamaha MT-15Yamaha MT-15 is a pure-bred hyper naked street motorcycle in three variants and four different colours with different pricing. The bike was launched in 2019 and was one of the best new bikes in India 2019.

The Metallic Black and Dark Matt Blue colours get priced at Rs.145,639. Ice Fluo-Vermillion colour gets priced at Rs. 146,639, and MotoGP Edition gets priced at Rs. 148,639.

Powering the bike is a 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed transmission delivering maximum power of 18.5PS at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 13.9Nm at 8500rpm.

It has a fuel efficiency of 40-45 km/l and a max speed of 130 km/h. It can clock 0-100 km/h in 12.08 seconds, making it one of the best new bikes in India

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • A powerful and refined 155cc engine
  • Gives good mileage
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Marvellous design

Yamaha YZF R15 V3

Yamaha YZF R15 V3Yamaha YZF R15 V3 was among the best new bikes in India in 2019 and is one of the best-selling bikes in the category. The mid-weight sports bike comes in four colour variants that have different pricing.

The Metallic Red and Thunder Grey variants get priced at Rs. 157,939. The Racing Blue get priced Rs. 159,039, while the Dark Knight has a price tag of Rs. 160,039.

Powering the sports motorbike is a 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled power mill mated to a six-speed gearbox that produces a maximum power of 18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm and a peak torque of 14.1 Nm @ 8500 rpm.

The motorcycle gives a 40 km/l mileage and can achieve a max speed of 136 km/h.

Best selling points of this new bike in India

  • Powerful and torquey 155cc engine
  • Excellent handling
  • Modern instrument console
  • Variable Valve Actuation gets integrated with the mill
  • A good bike for amateur sport bikers

Summing up

The Indian bike market has witnessed the rollout of some excellent bikes. The increase in demand, the latest BS6 emission norms, and new models developed by the leading bike makers are just a few reasons for so many new releases. This article lists the 15 excellent bikes launched in the Indian market over the last three years.

The above-listed bikes are India’s most important new bike launches in 2021, 2020, and 2019. Many more bikes from leading bike makers such as Bajaj, Royal Enfield, TVS, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and more are on their way and will roll out in the Indian market.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the above bikes gives the best mileage?

Honda CD 110 Dream DLX New gives a fuel efficiency of 69 km/l, the best mileage among the newly launched bikes.

Which of the bikes has the best power?

Bajaj Dominar 400 generates the highest power of 40 PS at 8800 rpm, the best among the bikes listed here.

Which of the bikes has the highest torque?

Bajaj Dominar 400 delivers the best torque of 35 Nm at 6500 rpm, the best among the bikes listed here.

Which of the motorcycles comes with the widest range of colours?

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is available in seven colour options—Black, Blue, Brown, Blue, Red, Stellar Red, and Yellow.

Which of the motorbikes has the highest variants?

Yamaha FZ S FI comes in six variants, the highest among the best bikes in the 150cc segment.

Which of the bikes comes with the highest warranty?

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V comes with a TVS warranty of five years or 50,000 km, whichever comes first.