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Top 10 Motorcycle Brands – I

While the world has unaccountable motorbike models, have you ever thought about the best brands or companies that manufacture them? Well, as eager you are to surf the Internet about the latest motorcycle launch, it is essential to pay attention to the best brands.

Now, although various motorbike companies entered the Indian market, only a few had the chance to survive while the other brands lag. Here we have the list of the top 10 motorcycle companies, the building blocks of the Indian motorbike community.

Hero MotoCorp

Our first hero on the list is Hero MotoCorp. Since its foundation in 1984 and its parting ways with Honda from 2011, it has been the top motorbike manufacturing company in the Indian market and worldwide. With the introduction to multiple unique motorbikes and scooters to the society, it is the top class in producing the commuter counterparts that lead to the highest sales in 2020.

They are currently working full-fledged to accomplish in the premium motorcycle area. Hero’s Xtreme 200S bagged success, nominated as the “Indian Motorcycle of the year.” Although Xtreme and Maestro from Hero group are more famous in the motorbike community, Splendor and Passion stands the best for economic standards and are highly valuable to customers’ hearts.

Motorbike Models: Splendor, Glamour, Passion, Xtreme, XPulse, Destini, and HF Deluxe.

Scooter Models: Maestro Edge, Pleasure, Xtreme, and XPulse.

Price range: INR 52, 000 – INR 1, 11, 790 (Xtreme 200S).


Honda, one of the youngest players in the Indian two-wheeler community, takes second place in the list. As a single subsidiary with Japan native, it won the trust of over 45 million happy Indian customers through successful deliverance of consistency in building high-quality motorbikes. Honda Company has marked its name in producing robust scooter models like Activa as well that gives the most formidable competition and keeps the fire flaming!

Speaking about the successful steps that Honda acquired in manufacturing motorcycles, CBR Fireblade is a Reddot winner of 2020. The Hornet variant has made a milestone and is one of the best-selling motorbike priced under the range of 1 lakh.

Motorbike Models: Motorcycle – Hornet, XBlade, Livo, and Unicorn. Superbikes – CBR, Africa Twin.

Scooty Models: Dio, Activa, and Grazia.

Price Range: INR 70, 005 – INR 1, 30, 045 (Hornet).

Bajaj Auto

Our next brand is Bajaj that has created wonderful models in both the two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicles globally. In the past, Bajaj auto got engaged in selling the imported two-wheelers in India but not after 1945 as the team started manufacturing its vehicles. “The World’s Favorite Indian,” Bajaj Auto is now available in 70 nations and is the third-largest manufacturer of motorcycles and is first when it comes to three-wheelers.

Bajaj has a varied motorbike catalog with everyday commuters like Platina on one side and the outstanding performer, Dominar 400, on the other. In their portfolio, Pulsar is the stronghold of the team that is preferred by many youngsters.

Motorbike Models: Dominar, Pulsar, Avenger, Platina, and CT.

Price range: INR 71, 123 (Pulsar) – INR 1, 64, 218 (Dominar).


Here comes “the call of the Blue,” Yamaha that revs your heart with excitement wrapped superbike models that roar wherever it strikes. Although it has a Japanese origin, it entered the Indian motorcycle market in 1985 as a joint venture with the Escorts group. It became a separate subsidiary, like Hero MotoCorp, in 2001. Yamaha aims at providing stylish bulky motorcycle models that make your heart skip a beat at times!

All motorbikes from Yamaha are of high performance where models of RX-100 and RD-350 marks iconic styles. When coming to sales, Yamaha stands second as it is the topmost seller of premium bikes with FZS and FZS-FI as the latest ones.

Motorbike Models: Superbikes – YZF R1, MT-09, Naked Bikes – FZS, FZ-FI, FZ, YZF R15, and MT-15.

Scooter Models: Fascino, RAYZR Street Rally, and RAYZR- 125 Fi.

Price range: INR 70, 000 – INR 1, 01, 700 (FZ-FI).

TVS Motor Company

As we all know, TVS Motor is one of the traditional motorbike companies that has its headquarters in India. But do you know that it used to make automotive parts like brakes and exhaust when founded in 1978? Yes, TVS then joined Suzuki for a year and then partnered with BMW in building its premium motorbikes.

TVS has made quite a few editions in the market that can withstand economic standards where Radeon and Sport are preferable for daily rides. It doesn’t stand behind coming to premium packages. The Apache RR 310 equipped with Racing DNA Technology created in-cooperation with BMW is sold under TVS badge.

Motorbike Models: Apache RTR, Radeon, Star City, and Sport.

Scooty Models: Ntorq, Jupiter, Zest, and Pep.

Price range: INR 53, 700 (TVS Sport) – INR 2, 45, 000 (TVS Apache RR 310).

Thus, with the introduction to the top 5 motorbike brands in India, we reached the end of today’s article. Oops! Yeah, I know I quoted the blog to reveal the top 10 brands, and you are missing the other 5.

Stay tuned for our next article to find which motorbike company’s scored the following five ranks!

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