Out of the top five bikes, it was the KTM 790 Duke that surprisingly found mention on this list. While the others are commuter bikes and scooters, the KTM 790 Duke is in fact a higher capacity motorcycle. This shows off the importance that buyers in India are showing towards these high end sports bikes as well.
At the top of the searches on Google was the Bajaj Pulsar 150. This bike, which is the highest selling 150cc commuter bike in India, not only offers good fuel efficiency and value for money thus making it an extremely popular motorcycle among buyers in the country, but it is also affordably priced between Rs. 75,098 – 92,230. It received feature updates earlier this year and the Pulsar 150 Neon was also introduced offering a better design.
Second on the list of popular searches on Google was the Royal Enfield Bullet 350. It is offered in two variants of Kick Start and Electric Start and priced at Rs.1.14 lakhs and Rs.1.30 lakhs respectively. It is powered by a 346cc, single cylinder, air cooled engine offering 19.8 bhp power and 28 Nm torque and mated to a 5 speed gearbox.
Hero Splendor Plus has already made its entry in a BS6 ready format and hence remains among the more popular searches on Google. It is one of the best 100cc bikes in India from Hero MotoCorp and is priced at Rs. 51,790 – 55,100. It is presented in 4 variants and 5 colour options and gets powered via a 97.2cc, air cooled, single cylinder engine offering 8.36PS of power at 8,000 rpm and 8.05Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm and mated to a 4 speed gearbox.
Launched in a BS6 format in India, Honda Activa 125 was the most searched scooter on Google in 2019. The Activa 125 gets noiseless start as a segment first feature and is powered by a single cylinder, BS6 compliant 125cc engine offering 8.5PS at 6,500rpm and 10.54Nm of peak torque which marginally higher when compared to power and performance as seen on its earlier counterpart.
KTM Duke 790, a top search that remained rather surprising considering this is a higher capacity motorcycle shows that are buyers in the country edging towards this super-fast sports-bike segment. The KTM Duke 790, also known as the Scalpel is the company’s flagship offering in India and is priced at Rs.8.64 lakhs.
Among those bikes on sale in India which failed to gain much traction on Google in 2019 were the recently launched electric bikes such as the Revolt RV 400 and the new Bajaj Chetak electric scooter. TVS Jupiter also failed to make it to the list of searches on Google as did the new KTM 390 Adventure.