KTM 390 Duke to Royal Enfield Thunderbird X: 10 everyday motorcycles to turn heads

India is the highest consumer of two-wheelers in the world. Every year millions of two-wheelers join the other millions of two-wheelers that are already on the road. How to make sure that you do not get lost in the crowd? By buying something that will stand-out. Here are ten affordable motorcycles that will make sure that you stand out in the sea of two-wheelers.

KTM 390 Duke

The 390 Duke was updated thoroughly last year and it has become a beast. The bike gets extremely sharp LED headlamps with DRLs that gives it a unique identity. Even the overall styling of the motorcycle stays very sharp. The 390 Duke makes sure that every bike lover gets a glimpse of it and gets you noticed.

Bajaj V15

The V15 made it to the headlines after Bajaj announced that the bike will be made from the recycled steel of an Indian decommissioned aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant. The bike has a unique scrambler and cruiser styling. It has a unique shape and comfortable riding position, that makes it very noticeable on the road.

Yamaha YZF-R15

The YZF-R15 is a true fully-faired motorcycle that is inspired by the YZF-R1. The entry-level sports bike has aggressive seating position and the litre-class bike looks of the bike attract a lot of looks, especially from the youngsters. It is not all about looks with the R15. It is one of a well-balanced bike in the segment that can be an entry-level track bike.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X

Royal Enfield launched the Thunderbird X in India recently. The bike is based on the Thunderbird but gets many styling and design changes that make it very different from any other bike in that price bracket. Thunderbird X is available with both 350cc and 500cc variants and gets kicked out footpegs, flatter handlebar and contrasting body colour.

Royal Enfield Himalayan

The Himalayan has received a lot of wrath about its quality but the bike surely has the power to turn heads. It is currently the most affordable adventure motorcycle on the market. The Himalayan makes sure that you get a look whenever you’re out on it in traffic or on the highways.

Suzuki Intruder

Suzuki launched the Intruder 155 in India, which is inspired by the Suzuki Intruder M1800, the flagship cruiser of the brand. The masculine looks of the Intruder M1800 have been transferred to the new bike and it gets a lot of bulges on the body. The Intruder 155 may not have the good looks but it sure gets you noticed in the crowd.

TVS Apache RR310

This is the latest motorcycle from TVS that was launched late last year. The Apache RR310 takes on the KTM RC 390 but it looks much sharper and has the true sports bike DNA. The dual headlamp cluster with projector lamps, layered fairing, short wheelbase makes the RR310 a head-turner. It is also quite new in the market, which increases the curiosity level in the onlookers.

Kawasaki Z250

The Kawasaki Z250 is the most affordable motorcycle from the Kawasaki brand in India. Kawasaki is known for its sharp styling and the Z250 is no different. It has a sharp looking headlamp and a very brute looking body. Riding a Z250 will get you the head-turns, guaranteed.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

Royal Enfield offered the Continental GT 535 in India but discontinued the motorcycle recently. Now they will launch the motorcycle with 650cc twin-cylinder engine soon. The motorcycle will be the cheapest cafe racer styled motorcycle in India. The aggressive styling of the bike makes sure that you get noticed at every traffic signal and the roads connecting them.

Hero XPulse

The XPulse takes it on from where the Impulse left. Hero says they interviewed a lot of adventure tourers who are currently using everyday motorcycles that are not really meant for adventure travel

Hero launched the Impulse in India but the small displacement engine did not take it very far in the market. Now they will launch another dual-purpose bike in the market soon. The XPulse gets LED headlamps and a unique styling with long travel suspension and high mounted exhaust.