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5 Two-Wheelers That Deserve More Love & Sales

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  • Jan 30, 2021
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A good product doesn’t guarantee sales success

The Indian two-wheeler market has grown exponentially over the last decade. You now have several genres to tap into, which has opened up a whole new world for enthusiasts. While there are certainly a lot to choose from, some worthy candidates simply don’t get the credit they deserve. Here’s a list of five underrated two-wheelers, which we think definitely deserve more recognition and sales.

 

TVS Radeon BS6 

 

Price - Standard Self with Alloy: Rs 59,962

Commuter Bike of the Year (Drum): Rs 64,287

Commuter Bike of the Year (Disc): Rs 67,287

The first bike that pops up in our mind is the TVS Radeon. It was designed and developed to compete in the 110cc-motorcycle space and eat into Hero’s market share. Eat it did, but not as much as TVS expected. Despite being better than the Hero Splendor in terms of build quality, refinement, features, and even performance, the bike is still overlooked by most. Don’t get me wrong, the Splendor is a really good bike in its own right, but the Radeon is simply better

 

TVS Scooty Zest BS6

Price -  Gloss Series: Rs 61,345

Matte Series: Rs 63,345

The TVS Scooty Zest packs a lot of potential yet is one of the least-selling scooters from TVS. Take the engine, for instance. It’s the same 109.7cc single-cylinder unit that powers the Jupiter. However, it has been tuned to make more power on the Zest. Factor in the Zest’s weight of just 103kg and you end up with a power-to-weight ratio of 75.82PS/ton as opposed to the Jupiter’s 69PS/ton. Then there’s the way it handles -- it’s light, quick to turn in, and weaves through city traffic with ease. The Zest definitely warrants your attention if you’re looking for an easy-going, feature-rich, and a fun-to-ride 110cc scooter.

 

Suzuki Burgman Street

Price - Rs 81,286 

 

The Suzuki Access 125 has long been the king of the 125cc segment. Riding its success, the company introduced the Burgman Street 125 in 2018. The scooter started off fairly well, raking in sales by the tens of thousands, but now only manages about 2,000 to 3,000 units a month. 

It ideally should be one of the best selling scooters in the market, considering it ticks all the right boxes in terms of performance, refinement, and fuel efficiency while offering a balanced ride. Not to mention, it's the most spacious scooter you can get your hands on in the current scooter segment. Our mega 125cc scooter comparison should give you a clear idea of why we've fallen head over heels for the Burgman Street 125.

 

Suzuki Gixxer & Gixxer 250: 

Price - Rs 1,14,687 & Rs 1,65,627

Top 5 Most Underrated Two-wheelers In India

Suzuki turned things around for itself when it launched the Gixxer back in 2014. It looked young, muscular, featured a potent 155cc engine that was full of character, and a chassis that was ever so intuitive. All in all, an immensely fun motorcycle which won multiple bike-of-the-year awards.

Even though the BS6 model is the exact same blueprint underneath, it never managed to relate to the masses as the earlier model did. Here's why? Same goes for the Gixxer 250, which surely deserves its due. It’s powerful, gets premium equipment, and handles like a dream. All of this, without breaking your bank.

 

TVS Apache RR 310 BS6: 

Price - Rs 2,48,020

Most may disregard the Apache RR 310 due to its engine gruffness and vibration issues that interfered with the overall riding experience. But a lot has changed. TVS went an extra mile to ensure that the BS6 update ironed out most of the bike's imperfections. The motorcycle retains all of its positives while addressing nearly all of its flaws. The smoother nature of the motor now makes it more enjoyable, whereas the stickier rubber and crispier throttle make it even more exciting on the track. The new full-colour TFT display isn't just some marketing ploy, it works well. It adds functionality and convenience, upping the premium quotient. How does it fare in real-world conditions? Check out our road test review to find out.

 

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