2018 wrap-up: Best two-wheeler launches of the year
- Royal Enfield 650 twins: Royal Enfield set the market on fire in 2018 by pricing the 650 twins under Rs 3 lakh. Not just well priced, the Interceptor and Continental GT 650 have won over critics and buyers alike thanks to their high quality and refinement levels – something that has been missing in the Enfields of yesteryear.
- TVS NTorq: The NTorq has set a new benchmark for scooters in terms of equipment. The 125 cc scooter comes with a unique digital display which connects via an app to your smartphone to display an array of features, most important of which is turn-by-turn navigation! This, combined with the scooter’s funky design and great pricing (Rs 59,712 ex-showroom), means that it’s a winner.
- Yamaha R15 V3.0: The V3.0 is the most drastic change that the R15 has received since its debut in 2008. Its new design makes it look more like a middleweight than a light sport, while the new 155 cc motor now makes more power. Then, the R15 continues to offer stellar riding dynamics which makes it very appealing to those looking for a capable sports bike on a budget.
- Jawa/ Jawa Forty Two: 2018 saw the resurrection of the iconic Jawa brand in India thanks to Mahindra. Two new models – the Jawa and Forty Two – were launched with a brand new 300 cc, single-cylinder engine. Given that Jawa/ Yezdi has a cult status among the Indian bike enthusiasts, the reborn bikes are bound to find many takers based on nostalgia alone!
- TVS Apache RTR 160 4V: The next-gen model of the sporty premium commuter has a new four-valve engine, an updated design and more power. The Apache RTR 160 4V is a great option for those looking for an all-rounded city bike with a dash of sportiness.