In the world of motorcycles in 2020, bikes were stored in garages for most of the year. It also meant having the motorcycle gear kept safely in the cabinet. Trade shows were also shut down, and the world appeared to be still for a few days. However, digitalization was the perfect role and enabled manufacturers to unveil exciting new models and innovations that gave us a reason to get out and enjoy riding to our hearts’ satisfaction. In that regard, we’re about to begin the new year with more high-end bikes that will soon be on our shores. This is an overview of the top ten upcoming top-of-the-line motorcycles available in 2021 that we cannot wait to own.
Describing “2021’s” Ducati Monster as entirely new is an understatement. It’s all new. However, it’s a little too modern, perhaps if you’ve been an avid fan of the first naked streetfighter that was muscled. With its controversial design, it is clear that this Ducati Monster is one of the most anticipated models of 2021 due to the new frame and lighter design, which replaces the trellis made of steel, as well as a 937 cc engine with 110 BHP and the peak torque of 93 Nm. The brand new Ducati Monster packs more electronic aids and comes with an unloaded weight of just 166 kilograms; it is expected to be a flamboyant middleweight naked.
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport
Another Brit coming to India in the coming year is The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport. It was unveiled worldwide on the heels of the Trident 660; the baby Tiger 850 shares its underpinnings with the more powerful Tiger 900 right down to the frame and engine. It is designed to be more of a touring vehicle than a ready-for-the-offroad model. The 888 cc, inline three-cylinder motor has been tuned to deliver 84 bhp and the equivalent of 82 Nm of peak torque, and it comes with two modes of riding: Road and Rain. It is also equipped with alloy wheels rather than spoked wheels and retains the high-end hardware in the 900. The most exciting thing will be the cost, which is likely to be considerably less than the Tiger 900 and is expected to start at under 10 lakh (ex-showroom).
Honda 500 Range
Alongside the 650 cc range, Honda 2Wheelers India seeks to expand its ‘enormous wings’ broad and far by 2021 when it launches the 500-cc range. These mid-capacity models will be an alternative to KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles in the sub 500 cm segment. Honda has already sold a variety of models in the international market. The company is likely to launch a few of these in 2021. This includes CBR500R, CB500X, the CB500F, and Rebel 500. Rebel 500. They will be powered by a 499cc parallel-twin motor, which generates 47 BHP and 43 Nm peak torque. The bikes will likely be built locally, which could provide a hefty price.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR
Kawasaki took home this year’s World Superbike Championship (WSBK) for the sixth time in 2020. The company will take its track-ready skills to the streets in 2021 with its Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR. The latest models of the liter-class bikes were unveiled earlier in the year and are scheduled to be released in India in the coming year. The changes include an overhauled chassis to a brand new winglet design for an aggressive appearance, improved aerodynamic characteristics, and a revised style. This Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR boasts a track-bred engine with a brand-new intake valve, exhale valve springs with titanium connecting rods, and lightweight pistons. All of these changes have seen power output rise to 1 BHP. This is slashing milliseconds off for track times; often, this is all that’s important between winning and losing.
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa
In the years since Hayabusa was used in the Bollywood film Dhoom, it has gained a cult-like following. Its 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa will be on the Indian market in April 2021. However, bookings for the vehicle have been made without official approval, and the initial price is determined to be INR 2.25 lakhs, as per Express Drives. It is expected that the 2021 Hayabusa will be able to keep its appearance in its previous model, with the exception that it’ll be more sleek. The 1,340cc four-cylinder inline engine powers it with an automatic transmission with six speeds. According to Express, the most recent model is equipped with ten levels of wheelie controls and 3-stage motor brake controls, one 1tenstages of traction, launch control, and cruise control management.
Royal Enfield Cruiser 650
The Royal Enfield Cruiser 650 is set to be launched on the streets of India by July o021. The bike was seen in testing on Indian roads, which has excited the Royal Enfield enthusiasts about the debut. According to Zig Wheels, it is expected to have 650cc parallel-twin motors.