The hunting for your best bike of 2014. Many of the 2014 bikes have already made headlines, and there are many choices for you to enjoy. Here are 5 of the top bikes of 2014.
The summer weather might signal a temporary pause of the riding season in many parts of India, but that is of course no reason to pause the hunting for your best bike of 2014. Many of the 2014 bikes have already made headlines, and there are many choices for you to enjoy. Here are 5 of the top bikes of 2014.
Honda’s little new Grom is gaining a cult following. It is just awesome and cute. This 125cc mini bike might look more like a sports bike, however, despite the fact it can hit 55 mph, it is not really cut out for the freeway. This bike is classic for a beachside ride. And that is exactly from where this bike got its name (a Grom is a referred to surfer kids). And that summarizes the fact that this bike is targeted to; well, yes, it’s for the youth.
This Japanese bike maker is never shy of copying American bikes, but this time Star (Yamaha’s cruiser division) has not only emulated the classic Harley-Davidson Sportster but has, in many ways, made it better. The new Star bolt is a basic cruiser that targets the Harley Iron 883. However, the Bolt’s 942cc twin provides more torque, hence its slightly quicker than the Davidson. There is a lot more suspension travel, so you can get a distinctive ride quality advantage as well.
Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS
Even couple of years ago, Suzuki’s V-Strom 650 was one of the most loved and rewarding bikes to have come out of its makers. This bike succeeded in attracting attention of both the bikers and common riders. And the trend still continues. The Suzuki V-Strom 650 still remains one of the best buys at a nice price. Though the price has gone up in the last couple of years, but that’s nominal compared to the features and specs that this bike offers. This bike, in many ways, is poor man’s BMW adventure bike. Besides, this bike can easily double as your daily ride bike as well as you weekend getaway toy.
Indian Chief Classic
Commenting on icons can be risky a proposition. A lot can go wrong if the new product doesn’t go as per the hype. But when makers of Victory bikes, Polaris, decided to launch Indian, very first bike brand in America, for the second time, they handled the job really well. The primary pointer on the agenda was the creation of a new and massive 111 cubic inch V-twin. It had to have its own sound, which it has, besides having a 119 lb feet torque. The bike comes in a new frame and impressive retro bodywork.
This bike has been in the market for quite some time now and is very popular among the bikers because of its outstanding features and the affordability of its price. The new Yamaha too undercuts the competition by more than a grand, making this bike one of the best buys in 2014. Beyond the price, this bike is one gem of a piece and a machine that looks tough as well. The 850cc triple belts out of 115 hp and great torque are enough to have you pass through the traffic.
After presenting a neat display of best buys in Indian Market, we must say that, few Indian OEMs like Hero Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Bajaj have devoted followers throughout the country. The launch of the Bajaj Pulsar DTSi was a class in itself. It was largely responsible for changing the image of Bajaj as a ‘scooter maker’. Hero Honda is said to be the number one bike manufacturer in the world followed closely by its Indian counterpart Bajaj India. Consuming a large share in the Indian two-wheeler industry, bikes have come to represent style and class for many Indian men and a few women as well.
India is producing some of the most reliable and coveted bikes for the world. However there are a few bike enthusiasts who prefer imported machines too. High-performance super bikes like the Suzuki Hayabusa and Kawasaki Ninja have a huge fan following on Indian roads. While Suzuki Zeus, Hero Honda Karizma and Honda Unicorn may have their own loyalists, these high-speed super bikes are for those who have a clinching zeal for speed.