Bikes to look out for in 2020
Published on December 24, 2019. EST READ TIME: 5 MIN
Two-wheelers are a very common sight on Indian roads. Due to the affordability and the convenience two-wheelers provide, sales in the two-wheeler market have seen a sustained hike in recent times.
Amongst two-wheelers, the most popular segment is that of motorbikes. Bikes are a passion among the younger generations of India. The speed and thrill are enough to make one fantasize about modern-day bikes. With advances in technology, new and faster bikes are a common sight in the market today. These can act as stress busters and help you have exciting adventures especially when you traverse serene mountain trails on your bike. What can be more exciting than that?
Motor Bike Insurance in India
A third party liability insurance cover for motorbikes is mandatory in India as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. However, this liability insurance coverage is not sufficient for your bike and you will have to think about the all-round safety of your motorbike. For this, you can purchase a comprehensive two-wheeler insurance policy that will provide cover against all wear and tear of your motorbike. It provides coverage against any damages caused to the insured motorbike due to natural calamities or other eventualities like theft, riots, etc.
Most insurance providers now give the option to purchase and renew policies online. This has made the entire process extremely quick and convenient. By the online method of purchase of motorbike insurance, you can avail benefits like easy transfer of No Claim Bonus (NCB), discounts on premium, easy renewal of insurance policy, add-on covers, etc.
New bikes to look out for in 2020
Let us take a look at the new bikes that will be available in the market in 2020 and their key features.
- Pulsar AS250
Pulsar AS250 would be a wonderful gift by Bajaj for its riders who love adventure and touring. It will be a quarter-liter motorbike and will feature a single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. The engine will produce 30 HP of power at 9000 rpm and will have high ground clearance along with a very considerable amount of torque.
- 2020 Indian Motorcycle Challenger
The 2020 Indian Motorcycle Challenger will have a liquid-cooled engine, which will be a new liquid-cooled 60 degrees V-twin dubbed power plus. This motorcycle will sport a 108 cubic-inch mill, which produces 122 horsepower and a torque of 128 pound-feet. Some other exciting features that make this bike even more desirable are keyless ignition, an 18 gallon weatherproof saddlebag, cruise control, LED lighting, twin 100-watt speakers, etc.
- Hero XPulse 200 with Rally Kit
The kit will consist of an adjustable and taller front and rear suspension. There will be a flatter seat, which will help change position during off-road riding. This rally kit will help in converting the Hero xPulse machine into an all-out rally machine. Moreover, the ground clearance of the motorbike is said to be 275 mm and 220 mm ground clearance.
- Pulsar RS400
The Pulsar RS400 has a large fuel tank with a capacity of at least 15 litres. The engine of the Pulsar RS400 is be a liquid-cooled and triple spark with a capacity of 373.22 cc. It will also feature a twin-projector headlamp with LED. Furthermore, the Pulsar RS400 has a perimeter frame along with ABS and Nitrox mono-shock suspension.
- Zeppelin 220 Cruiser
The Zeppelin 220 Cruiser uses a 220cc, single-cylinder engine. It has disc brakes and spoke wheels at both ends. There are golden USD forks that are aligned in a cruiser specific manner. The bike also features a new headlight and fuel tank along with improved seating.
Hence, with the advancement in technology and the availability of new motorbikes with exciting features; riding a bike is going to be even more adventurous in 2020.
Disclaimer: The above information is for illustrative purpose only. For more details, please refer to policy wordings and prospectus before concluding the sales.
Mukesh Kumar| Motor Insurance Expert |36+ years of experience in insurance industry
A veteran in the insurance industry, Mukesh Kumar has the expertise of handling various functions like Business Development, Underwriting, Claims, Human Resources, Quality Management and Marketing. With rich knowledge of the industry, he loves to share his views on topics of insurance sector and takes special interest in educating people on advantages of having insurance.
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