Words : Navid Hossain ; Photography : Courtesy
With 2020 almost over, it is time to check out some of the bikes that we think are the best. Now, none of these is on the budget-friendly list. 2020 was not the best of years. With everything that has happened, bike sales went down drastically. Yet, some stunning bikes were released this year. The selection is not categorized, these are the bike that we think should be in our top 5 list.
Honda CBR 150R Exmotion
Honda CBR 150R Exmotion is one of those naked sports bikes, you will fall in love with at first glance. It is not one of your average bulky sports bikes. But it is not sleek either.
With a 4 valve, 14.5 nm torque, this 150cc bike is priced at BDT 5,50,000/-. It has a 110/70-17 M/C 54H tires with single disk brake (ABS) upfront. And 150/60-17 M/C 54H tires with single disk brake (ABS) at the back. Finally, it has a fuel capacity of 8.5 litres.
Yamaha MT 15
Now, since we are on the topic of naked sports bikes, we cannot leave out the MT-15. The face of this beast expresses its aggressiveness perfectly. You would hardly find something this mean yet this smooth. Its 155cc engine having 14.2kW power and 14.7nm torque, is way ahead of most of the 150cc engines. It has a 100/80-17 M/C 52P tires with single 282mm hydraulic disk brake (ABS) upfront. And 140/70-17 M/C 66H tires with 220mm single hydraulic disk brake at the back. The MT 15 is priced at BDT 4,10,000/-.
Yamaha XSR 155
Cafe racers are now the hype. They offer the best of both worlds. Cafe racers such as Yamaha XSR 155 are best for commuting as well as cruising around. Whether you wanna cruise your sorrows away or just go to work, The Yamaha XSR 155 gets the job done. It has a 2 valve, 14.7 nm torque, 150cc engine. This bike is priced at BDT
5,25,000/-. It has a 110/70-17 tires upfront. And 140/70-17 at the back.
Bajaj Avenger 160
Cruising around on a bike can be congenial. Feeling the wind on your face while you cruise through the streets, just you and your bike-sharing blissful moments. Not, all bikes can give that heavenly feeling. But the Bajaj Avenger 160 can. It is perfect for such occasions. The Avenger 160 has a 160cc, 4 strokes DTS-i engine. It has a 90/70-17 tire upfront. 130/90-15 at the back. The Avenger goes for BDT 2,03,500/-
Yamaha R15 V3
Now, this listicle would not be fair if we did not include the all-time fan favorite, The Yamaha R15. Over the years the R15 was the dream bike of almost every teenager. And, it still is. The V3 is the 2020 upgrade to the classic one. The v3 has a 4 strokes, 4 valves 155c engine.
It has a 100/80-17 M/C 52p tire upfront. 140/70-17 M/C 66S at the back. The V3 is priced at BDT 485,000/-