These five two-wheelers generated a lot of curiosity within the Indian audience, so much that they were searched on the internet more than any other bikes in the country.
2017 is gone and what a year it was! Feels like it got past in a jiffy and its all because of the countless events which took place keeping us busy either admiring them or brooding over them. The automobile sector saw the same phase as a few products got discontinued while a bunch of new cars and bikes were launched. And, some of them were launched with a bang creating a lot of stir in the market.
Talking about motorcycles, the young chunk of the Indian audience is highly aware of the happenings in the Indian motorcycle industry and the credit for all the acquired information goes to the internet. They tend to search the details of those models which profoundly excite them which ultimately means that the more a model is searched, the more popular it is. So, let’s have a look at the list of the 5 most searched bikes on the internet in India in 2017.
The 2017 KTM Duke 390 was undoubtedly one of the most attractive motorcycles to be launched in India. The added features were remarkable but the way it looks is more than one could ask for. While the styling became more aggressive, it also received a TFT LCD display, refinement of the engine and a new exhaust canister for making it compliant with the new BS4 emissions norms. A centre of attraction among riders, the 2017 KTM Duke 390 managed to acquire many fans on the internet who were either found gawking at its pictures or overlooking its spec sheet. It is priced at Rs. 2.25 lakhs (ex-showroom) and the competitive pricing makes the deal sweeter.
Since it was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo as a concept model, the TVS Apache RR 310 was one of the most anticipated models. Its launch made the wait worth it as it turned out to be extremely good-looking bike that is crammed with features and brilliantly engineered along with enough power to sear it around the race track. It is TVS’ flagship offering and the very first full-faired motorcycle. The Apache badge already had a lot of admirers since its inception and the introduction of this handsome machine only boosted up the excitement which was apparent on the internet. Retailing at a price tag of Rs. 2.05 lakhs (ex-showroom), the TVS Apache RR 310 is not just the most affordable motorcycle in the segment, but also a perfect balance between a race bike and a commuter.
Looking at its popularity, it’s no surprise to see the Royal Enfield Classic 350 in the list of most searched bikes on the internet in 2017. The brand has been following a cult status since its entry in India and the Classic 350 is the most popular product in the portfolio. From exhaustive trips to Ladakh to daily office commutes, the motorcycle has been a companion of countless riders across the country. Among the two options with the engine capacities of 350cc and 500cc, the former has been the best-selling motorcycle from Royal Enfield. Recently, the company added one colour option for each of its variants including Gunmetal Grey for the Classic 350 and Stealth Black for the Classic 500.
The Bajaj Pulsar was once the definition of good looking and performance-oriented motorcycles in India and the popularity of the motorcycle seems to be fading nowhere. It was launched in 2001 and the ever-increasing sales made it reach the 1 crore sales milestone. To commemorate the achievement, Bajaj gave the Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180 and Pulsar 220F a mild cosmetic update which only makes the bikes look more alluring. The motorcycle continues to have its dominance in the Indian two-wheeler market as well as on the internet forcing its fans to make the Pulsar tag stay one of the highest searched motorcycle keywords of 2017.
Last but not the least, the only scooter to have made it to this list is none other than the Indian family moped Honda Activa. The scooter has had a huge contribution in making Honda the second largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India. In its fourth generation, the Honda Activa continues to be one of the most affordable, fuel efficient and maintenance friendly machines available in the market. It looks simple yet charming and the reliability is just unmatched. Giving a tough competition to the Hero Duet and TVS Jupiter, the Honda Activa 4G is retailed at Rs. 52,953/- (ex-showroom).
Most Searched Bikes
– The 2017 KTM Duke 390 created a lot of buzz after its launch
– The TVS Apache RR 310 was one of the most awaited launches of 2017
– The Royal Enfield Classic and the Bajaj Pulsar both badges have been a sensation for years
– The Honda Activa is the only moped to have outperformed many other bikes in terms of popularity