Cruiser bikes have captured the Indian imagination and a fair share of the country’s bike market. Sports bikes have been in massive demand for the last couple of decades. But nothing can beat the feel of a retro bike chugging underneath you as you cruise through the streets.
The year 2020 has the making of a milestone year for cruiser bikes with some brilliant new models being launched. This article will take a glimpse at the top 5 cruiser bikes that you would love to buy in 2020.
The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220
The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is a classic cruiser, with a tall windshield and low-slung seat. It has a laid-back stance and an aggressive flat handlebar. The engine capacity is 220 cc, and it is of the same make as the engine of the acclaimed Pulsar 200F. The avenger uses a single-cylinder air and oil-cooled DTS-i engine that churns out 19bhp and 17.5Nm of peak torque. This is a robust bike; perfect if you were thinking of going for a cross country drive.
The engine is hooked to a 5-speed gearbox, and the bike gives a mileage of about 40km/l. The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is now priced at Rs 1.2 lakhs* and comes in two colours – matt white and matt black.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350
Any conversation about cruiser bikes in India would be incomplete without the Royal Enfield Classic 350. This bike has been the best selling cruiser in the country for years now, and with good reason. It features the classic retro design that made Royal Enfield so iconic in the Indian bike culture.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc single-cylinder engine, which is air-cooled and produces 19.8bhp and 28Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The motorcycle features either a single-channel or a dual-channel ABS, depending on the variant.
This bike also has the signature thump of the Royal Enfield motorcycles that make you feel like the king of the road. The motorcycle has very few electrical parts, which makes it relatively easy to fix and maintain. The bike is priced at ₹ 1.55 lakhs – ₹ 1.83* lakhs depending on the variant.
The Harley-Davidson Street 750
Harley-Davidson, an international giant of a motorcycle company, has launched nine bikes in India over the last decade. Harley-Davidson Street 750 is the entry-level bike from the manufacturer and is one of the most affordable premium cruiser bikes available in India.
The Harley-Davidson Street 750 comes with a 749cc V-twin engine that produces 47bhp and 59Nm of torque. The engine is mated with a 6-speed gearbox and comes equipped with a dual-channel ABS. This bike is powerful and heavy, with a 220kg curb weight.
The Harley-Davidson Street 750 is priced from ₹ 5.47 Lakh to ₹ 6.09 Lakh*, depending on the variant. If you have ever dreamt of owning a Harley-Davidson, 2020 is the year for you.
Jawa used to be a household name for Indian motorcycles back in the day. They recently relaunched three of their classic bikes in the Indian market. This single-seater bike looks like a custom-built bobber from another era. The design offers a relaxed sitting position with upright handlebars.
The Jawa Perak is powered by a 343cc engine producing 30bhp and 31Nm of torque. The engine is single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, and paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle is equipped with a dual-channel ABS as standard.
Priced at ₹ 2,30,569* Jawa Perak is an ideal bike for long-distance rides. This stylish motorcycle is bound to turn more than a few heads.
UM Renegade Commando
UM Motorcycles is one of the newer manufacturers to enter the bike market in India. Their Renegade series features cruiser style bikes that are being manufactured in Uttarakhand.
UM Renegade Commando is powered by a 280cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces about 25PS of power and 21.8Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a six-speed transmission. This bike is priced at ₹ 1.9* Lakh.
Whichever bike that you might choose to buy this year, you really can’t go wrong with any of these cruisers. You can also browse the best Bajaj Bikes . These bikes are all well-reviewed, and well known for their peak performances. So don’t keep waiting, pick one and cruise through the year 2020!