2021 certainly felt like the year when the earth spun faster than we anticipated. It was also the year of the much-anticipated launches, with various motorbikes finally appearing in showrooms. Some were relatively new, while others were long-awaited upgrades. And, as readers, you've probably spent some time "Googling" these bikes. In the year 2021, these ten motorcycles received the most Google searches in India.
Royal Enfield Classic 350
Royal Enfield Classic 350 was the most Googled motorbike on the internet in 2021. The new generation Classic 350 features many cosmetic and equipment updates. Enthusiasts and customers are treated with a completely new version that would feature a thorough mechanical makeover while retaining the iconic classic design.
The Yamaha MT-15 was the second most popular motorcycle in India in 2021. MT-15 had not received a significant boost this year. Indeed, the bike retained the BS6 color scheme and was finally updated in August to include the Monster Energy MotoGP color. It reveals a lot about the MT-15's popularity in the premium commuter market. The Yamaha MT-15 had a monthly search average of about Rs 55,000, compared to the new Classic 350s.
KTM RC 200
KTM RC 200 is entry-level bike that is superb at turning heads. In 2021, Austrian bike manufacturer launched the new generation with new design, frame, and packaging while keeping the same engine and transmission combination. Internet users appear to be as enthusiastic about this new model, with it ranking as India's third most-searched motorcycle this year.
Bajaj Pulsar 125
Last year, Bajaj launched the Bajaj Pulsar 125 as an entry-level sports commuter. The Pulsar 125 borrows styling from an older brother, was Google's fourth-most-searched motorcycle in 2021. Bajaj Auto has shown a significant increase in the popularity of its motorcycles, particularly the Pulsar 125.
The YZF-R15, the second Yamaha motorcycle on the list, was the fifth most-searched motorcycle in 2021, with a monthly average search volume similar to the Bajaj Pulsar 125 motorcycle. Yamaha unveiled the R15 V4.0 this year, in particular. Motorcycles have seen significant upgrades, including new design languages, improved hardware, and additional features built on the same platform as the Yamaha MT-15, and the two are likely to be Internet favorites in India.
Royal Enfield Himalayan
The Royal Enfield Himalayan ranked sixth as a popular entry-level adventure motorcycle. The Himalayans' average monthly search volume was similar to those of the Pulsar 125 and Yamaha R15, making it the list's most action-packed midfield bike. Due to its straightforward architecture and ubiquitous capabilities, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is an immensely popular motorcycle at a reasonable price.
The KTM RC390 joins the RC200 on this list. KTM launched the new generation RC390 worldwide this year, and it helped to maintain a high level at the Google search engine. KTM will likely unveil the new RC390 with the RC200. The motorcycle will make a fashionable debut in late January 2022. Even though the KTMRC390 is rarely practical, it remains an interesting alternative for road and track riders.
Without a doubt, one of the most popular bikes in India, the Suzuki Hayabusa, remains a typical superbike for the masses, with a new version released worldwide and domestically this year. Emotional in nature, the new falcon was also richly equipped with thoughtful advancements over its predecessor on every level. Additionally, it remained affordable and capable of quickly finding homes throughout the country.
Hero Splendor Plus
Hero MotoCorp Splendor Plus is the only Hero MotoCorp bike on this list. However, searches do not necessarily indicate sales, as heroes have not yet lost their position as the world's top motorcycle manufacturer. It's unsurprising that Splendor Plus has subsequently earned a reputation for reliability among commuters and named as one of the top ten most searched motorcycles.
Royal Enfield Meteor 350
The Meteor 350 is the tenth most sought motorcycle and the third from Royal Enfield. And the Meteor 350 has reason to be on the search. This bike, which replaces the Thunderbird 350, introduces a new base and engine to the RE family, providing new features, a smoother ride, and increased reliability. Additionally, the amount of sales indicates the bike's success, indicating that the brand is doing well.