Top 5 Bikes of 2020 – Features and Specifications

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If you choose bikes to vehicles, either because you are trying to save money or simply because you like the feel of whizzing by the many vehicles, there are many choices for you. There are those out there just like you, and to appeal to their needs, the motorcycle industry is continually coming out with new motorcycles, each with their features. However, because of the excitement it provides, while riding a bike can be enjoyable, it is of paramount importance that you drive under the speed limit, always wear and helmet, do not get too adventurous (especially in the middle of traffic), and have insurance to cover any harm that may arise in the future. Here are the top 5 bikes to look forward to in 2020 if you are planning to purchase a bike this year:-

  1. Honda CB500X 

Honda CB500X Features

  • Engine: 471 CC
  • Emission Type: BS6
  • Max Torque: 43 Nm @ 6500 rpm
  • Power: 47.5 PS @ 8600 rpm
  • ABS: Dual-Channel
  • Seat Height: 830 mm
  • Kerb Weight: 197 Kg
  • Colors: Red Black

The Honda CB500X comes with a free-spinning two-cylinder engine, long-travel suspension, and a diamond-tube frame that makes it easy to manage and balance, made for the adventure lovers out there. The seat provides outstanding visibility at the height of 830 mm which makes the riding posture very relaxed as you will be able to sit upright. The bike is built in such a way that on every sort of terrain you can drive it. It also comes with a simple information panel to give you correct mileage, pace, fuel, etc. data.

By the end of 2020, Honda is likely to tap into the mid-displacement adventure touring market with the CB500X in India. The architecture of this lightweight ADV is based on the Africa Twin and features a long-travel suspension. With an estimated price tag of Rs 5.5 lakh, the road-biased tourer will take on the likes of the Benelli TRK 502 (ex-showroom). For the initial process, expect Honda to carry the bike to India through the CKD route. However, to keep costs in check, it might also go to the point of localizing the bike in the future.

The same 471cc parallel-twin engine used on the CBR500R and CB500F is powering the Honda CB500X. At 8600rpm and 43Nm at 6500rpm, the engine was tuned to output 47.5PS, mated to a 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. With its 17.5-liter fuel tank, Honda claims you should predict an average of 28.6kmpl.

At both sides, the bike uses a 41 mm telescopic fork and a mono-shock with preload adjustability. A 310 mm front disc and a 240 mm rear disc with dual-channel ABS do the brake duties. On the taller side is the seat height of 830 mm, which may be troublesome for shorter passengers. The 19-inch front and 17-inch rear tires come with dual-purpose tires for the motorcycles.

  1. Suzuki SV650

Suzuki SV650 Features

  • Engine: 645 CC
  • No Of Cylinders: 2
  • Power: 76 PS @ 8500 rpm
  • Seat Height: 785 mm
  • Colors: Metallic Silver, Glass Sparkle Black Metallic Matt Black
  • Emission Type: BS6
  • Max Torque: 64 Nm @ 8100 rpm
  • ABS: no
  • Kerb Weight: 198 Kg

It has been through several changes since the launch of this model in 1999 to make it what it is today. The bike has low emissions, excellent fuel economy, and overall outstanding performance with a polished powerplant. Designed with high-strength steel tubing, the bike has a trellis-style frame that makes it lightweight. The bike is designed in such a way that it provides maneuverability, with lots of lean angles and great comfort.

Suzuki SV650 Specifications

The Suzuki SV650 is powered by a liquid-cooled 645cc V-Twin engine that produces 76PS at 8500rpm, while at 8100rpm there is a peak torque of 63.7Nm. Power is transmitted via a six-speed gearbox to the rear wheel. Telescopic front forks and a mono-shock at the rear manage suspension duties. Dual discs up front and a single disc at the rear handle braking, with ABS as standard.

SV650 Features

With a greater emphasis on weight loss, the 2018 edition of the Suzuki SV650 has undergone many changes. The styling has been kept basic and the earlier style is no different. The new SV650 has 140 new components, according to Suzuki, that has helped reduce the weight by 7 kg and get it down to 198 kg (curb). A single-push starter button and low-rpm assist system are new features that prevent the engine from stalling during low-speed pick-up.

  1. Yamaha XSR 155

Yamaha XSR155 Features

  • Engine: 155 CC
  • Power: 19.3 PS @ 10000 rpm
  • ABS: Single Channel
  • Tire: Tubeless
  • Emission Type: BS6
  • Gears: 6-Speed
  • Wheels: Alloy

Do not be fooled by the bike’s subtly futuristic look. It is built in a way that offers assistance, convenience, power, and speed for you. The bike has a Delta-box frame that makes it lightweight, just like its previous predecessors. The bench, made of leather, is a bench made of a single piece. Slightly elevated are the handlebars, which is what contributes to the retro look. You can see where on the bike is the single-cylinder engine and the tank is small.

The Yamaha XSR155 was introduced overseas last year and is a retro motorcycle based on the MT-15 platform. This year, it is scheduled to be released in India. The XSR155 gets modern features such as an LED headlamp, LED taillight, and a circular optical instrument console, despite the retro style. It shares the Yamaha R15 V3 and MT-15 with its 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine and six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. The power output is 19.3PS and 14.7Nm respectively. Even the frame of the delta box, delta box frame, forks upside-down, and mono-shock. Like the other two bikes, both the alloy wheels and disc brakes are identical. However, instead of road-biased tires, the XSR155 gets a dual-purpose tire.

  1. Honda CB650R

Honda CB650R Features

Engine: 649 CC

No Of Cylinders: 4

Power: 95.1 PS @ 12000 rpm

Seat Height: 810 mm

Colors: Red, Grey, Blue Black

Emission Type: BS6

Max Torque: 63 Nm @ 8500 rpm

ABS: Dual Channel

Kerb Weight: 202.5 Kg

The bike comes with a four-cylinder engine that makes it easier to ride and delivers a lot of control over the rpm range. The seat makes staying upright more comfortable, especially if you’re riding for a long time. The neo-sport style of the bike, along with this, makes it look sleek. The bike’s other features include wide handlebars, front and back LED lighting, and waterfall-style headers.

The Honda CB650R second-generation looks like a smaller version of the super-naked Honda litre-class, the CB1000R. New twin LED headlamps and a fully integrated instrument console are included as features.

For a better mid-range and a higher-revving engine, the 649cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four engine has been redesigned. At 12,000rpm and 64Nm at 8500rpm, it now yields 95PS. You’re having a slipper purse now. Multi-stage traction control requires electronics.

A thinner frame and a smaller fuel tank are used on the new bike. It gets upside-down front forks and a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock 41 mm Showa Separate Feature Big Piston. New radially mounted Nissin four-pot calipers are obtained from the 310 mm twin front discs, while the rear gets a wider 240 mm disc.

  1. Aprilia RS 660

Aprilia RS 660 Features

  • Emission Type: BS4
  • ABS: Dual Channel

A parallel twin-cylinder engine comes with this sporty bike. This bike is lightweight and easy to navigate with a refined frame. Some of the Aprilia RS 660’s noteworthy features include cruise control, dual-channel ABS, conveniently adjustable brake settings, traction control, etc.

The RS 660 has a 6-axis IMU and also has a robust set of APRC electronics that includes traction control, 5 riding modes, wheelie control, control of the engine brake, and cruise control. Italian expert Brembo offers brake hardware in the shape of M4.32 radially-mounted calipers biting upfront on twin 320 mm discs and a 220 mm rear disc with regular 3-level ABS cornering. On a 41 mm Kayaba USD fork and rear monoshock, both adjustable for preload and rebound damping, the middleweight sportbike is suspended.

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