Top 5 Selling Bikes of All Time

By 1920, Harley-Davidson was the largest manufacturer, with their motorcycles being sold by dealers in 67 countries. Amongst many British motorcycle manufacturers, Chater-Lea with its twin-cylinder models followed by its large singles in the 1920s stood out. Initially, using converted a Woodman-designed ohv Blackburne engine it became the first 350 cc to exceed 100 mph (160 km/h), recording 100.81 mph (162.24 km/h) over the flying kilometer during April 1924. Later, Chater-Lea set a world record for the flying kilometer for 350 cc and 500 cc motorcycles at 102.9 mph (165.6 km/h) for the firm. Chater-Lea produced variants of these world-beating sports models and became popular among racers at the Isle of Man TT. Today, the firm is probably best remembered for its long-term contract to manufacture and supply AA Patrol motorcycles and sidecars.

In the 21st century, the motorcycle industry is mainly dominated by Indian and Japanese motorcycle companies. In addition to the large capacity motorcycles, there is a large market in smaller capacity (less than 300 cc) motorcycles, mostly concentrated in Asian and African countries and produced in China and India. A Japanese example is the 1958 Honda Super Cub, which went on to become the biggest selling vehicle of all time, with its 60 millionth unit produced in April 2008. Today, this area is dominated by mostly Indian Companies with Hero Motor cop emerging as the world’s largest manufacturer of two wheelers. Its Splendor model has sold more than 8.5 million to date. Other major producers are Bajaj and TVS Motors.

On this article I want us to focus on top 5 best-selling bikes of 2022, when I say best-selling, I want us to look at their exporting capacity, performance etc.

I will like us to start with the TVS MOTORS with the model TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.


The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has consistently pushed the limits on performance and technology, always outdoing it self in the race against time. With the first in segment Ride Modes and SmartConnect, the 2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V pushes the envelope like never before. Race in any condition with nothing holding you back. It’s time you BECOME UNSTOPABLE WITH TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has different modes in different area and weather conditions, the modes are;

  With just a press of a button the first in segment rides mode enables you to adapt in any race condition. Be it the element and variable conditions, stay unstoppable as your races machines AB’S and engines primes themselves to deliver optimum performance in every mode.

  Be unstoppable in the concrete jungle, with urban mode which enable quick acceleration and deceleration. The ABS is optimized to deliver a sharp response with minimal pulsation feel, so that you can stop precisely when you need and to maneuver through city streets.

  Even the elements can’t stop your race performance, with a sharp ABS response with strong lever pulsation feel that inspires confidence even in the harshest condition. This gives you superior control on all surfaces.

  Unleash the unstoppable power of your race machine and conquer the track maximum power and an ABS response that’s optimized to give you total control. The engine is primed to deliver sharp acceleration, with aggressive mid and high-speed operation and high-thrust launch right from the first twist of the throttle.

  Optimize your race performance with the gear indicator to give you the precise information you need on track

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has an adjustable lever to take your racing performance to the next level, it has a 3-step adjustable brake and clutch levers that features a CAM adjuster to keep you comfortable. The levers can be easily adjusted without any additional tool.

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has a RACE TUNED FUEL INJECTION (RT-FI) that is designed to
-Enhance power delivery and fuel economy
-Improve engine durability
-Better emission control
-Limit racing thrills
-Optimize performance across various riding conditions throughout the engine’s life

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has a RACES DERIVED O3C ENGINE that gets a 159.7 cc, 4 valve, oil cooled engine. The RACES DERIVED O3C ENGINE uses an engine sensor and high compression to squeeze every ounce of power out of the engine.


The new TVS Radeon it has improved in many factors such as
-Improved startability (Easy to start in all conditions)
-Improved Rideability (Smooth Ride)
-Improved Engine Life (Low Friction and Better Component Protection)
-Improved Maintenance (Low maintenance, Malfunction Indicator)
-Improved Refinement (Enhanced Engine Performance)
-15% more mileage

The TVS RADEON has a Dual Tone Edition and a Base Edition, The Dual Tone Edition shows it’s, Revers LCD cluster, Best in feature class, Build and performance, comfort and convenience, while the Base edition shows it’s, Build, Style, Comfort, Convenience, Safety.

1: The Reverse LCD cluster shows;
-Real Time Mileage Display
-Clock and Service Indicator
-Low Fuel Indicator

*: Best in feature class has and shows;
– Longest Seat
-USB charger
-TVS IntelliGo and Integrated Starter Generator System
-Chrome Bezel Headlamp With DRL

*: Build and performance has and shows;
-Unique impact Resistant Design
-Long Lasting Dura Life Engine
-Super Strong Box Iron Chassis

*: comfort and convenience has and shows;
-18” Bigger Wheels
-Solid Suspension
-Convenient all gear start
-Perfect Seat Height
-Pillion Grab Rail With Carrier
-Lady Pillion Handle With Hook

1: BUILD shows it’s;
-Unique Impact Resistance Design (UIR)
-Long Lasting Life Dura Engine
– Super Strong Box Iron Chassis

*: STYLE shows;
-Sturdy Metal Built With Chrome Ascent
-Chrome Bezel Headlamp With DRL
-car Like Speedometer

*: COMFORT shows;
-Longest Cushion Seat
-Solid Suspension with  Chrome Shrouds-Bigger Wheel sizes (Size 18)
-Highest Ground Clearance and Longest Wheel Base
-Perfect Seat Height

-Pillion Grabrail and Carrier
-Convenient all gear start
-Lady Pillion Handle With Hook
-UBS Charging Spot
-MF Battery

-Synchronized Braking Technology
-Side Stand Indicator With Beeper
-Unbreakable Turn Signal Mounting
-Full Chrome Metal Exhaust
-High Performance Dura Grip Tyres

3: Yamaha YZF R15 V3

The standard Yamaha R15 has been one of the most famous and affordable sports bike in India. Adding more advancements to the same, Yamaha introduced the latest Yamaha R15 V3 which is the latest new-generation bike that comes equipped with advanced features that go beyond the given segment. The Yamaha R15 V3 is a fully-faired bike. However, with respect to the overall design features, the bike resembles its elder siblings from the R-series like the previous-generation R3 & R6 series. One of the most striking changes included in the Yamaha R15 V3 is the addition of angular headlights which is separated by some central vent.

*Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Engine and Transmission
The Yamaha R15 V3 receives its power from the 155.1 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, SOHC engine. The engine of the bike is capable of churning out the power of around 19.30 HP at 10,000 rpm along with a maximum torque of 15 Nm at 8500 rpm. The given engine of the bike is mated to a 6-speed transmission gearbox. Additionally, the engine of the Yamaha R15 V3 also features the highly specialized Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology which is responsible for bringing about the necessary fuel regulation at different throttle inputs and speeds.

*Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Braking and Safety
The Yamaha R15 V3 will be riding on upside-down telescopic forks towards the front end along with a swingarm-mounted monoshock towards the rear end. The bike comes fitted with a 282 mm disc brake towards the front along with a 220 mm disc brake towards the rear end. In the Indian version of the Yamaha R15 V3, ABS is made standard.

*Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Mileage
With the given displacement of 155.1 cc, the Yamaha R15 V3 delivers an average mileage of around 35-45 kmpl. The bike is available is attractive shades like Thunder Grey and Racing Blue. The Yamaha R15 V3 is available as a fully-faired bike which has derived its design inspirations from the classic elder siblings like the R-series including the attractive R3 & R6 bike series. With the inclusion of the angular headlights that are separated by a central vent, the bike is looking forward to a design inspiration for the upcoming bike models. 

*Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Performance and Handling
The seat height of the Yamaha R15 V3 is 15 mm larger in comparison to the previous versions. However, the wheelbase is 20mm shorter which indicate the delivery of enhanced agility. The fully-faired motorcycle also comes equipped with specialized slip clutch and assist for ensuring smoother performance even under hard downshifts. 

4: Yamaha MT-15 Version 2.0
  Carrying the legacy of the MT series, the new MT-15 2.0 brings more aggression and agility with its upside-down front fork, Aluminum Swingarm, 155cc LC FI engine and other exciting features. Stay connected with your Dark Warrior through Y-CONNECT even on the move.

The Yamaha MT-15 Version 2.0 has improved in many factors, that’s on it’s performance, designs and comfort.


  The structure of upside down front fork allows wheels gets ample for free movement, which makes it easier for the bike to navigate and change directions at higher speeds, making it more agile, true to the character of MT-15

  Equipped with aluminum swing arm, MT-15 version 2.0 zooms through any terrain with utmost ease. It provides sportier and stable handling due to excellent rigidity balance.

-155cc LC 4V FI Engine
  Powering the MT-15 version 2.0 is the trusted and amazing 155cc liquid cooled 4 valve engine that gives you ample amount power and torque on tap.

  Variable valve actuations (VVA) system provides top-end power without sacrificing torquey character in the low to mid-rpm range. There are 2 intake valves cams: one for low to mid-range rpm and one for high rpm. They switch between each other at the 7,400rpm mark to ensure good power and torque is presented throughout the reverse range.

  An assist and slipper clutch (ASC) is adopted to reduce to reduce the weight of the clutch pull and provide low-stress shifting during acceleration. ASC helps to reduce fatigue for the driver. This also prevents excessive engine braking, thus reducing its effect on chassis behavior. ASC makes for smooth and enjoyable downshifting.


  MT-15’s perfect width offers upright riding positions and easy leg reach. The easy-to-hold grab bar offers a good grip to the pillion rider.

  The MT-15 version 2.0 leaves its own trail on the raised LED Tail light that demands attention with its super sleek and edgy design.

-ABS With 282 mm (Front) / 220 mm (Rear) Disc Brake
  Front Disc with Bosch Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) helps in achieving greater control over the bike during braking by restricting the wheel lock ups thereby maintaining tractive contact with the road surface to avoid skidding in slippery conditions. This ensures a confident inspiring ride and let the rider enjoy the ride to the fullest. Rear Disc brake augment the quality to the MT legacy.

-1400 mm Super Wide Radial Rear Tyre
  MT-15 version 2.0 tackles high speed with ease. The 140mm radial rear tyre has been adapted with flexible sidewalls for better grip while cornering and has superior shock-absorbing capacity to ensure a more comfortable ride.

-In Built Side Stand With Engine Cut-off Switch
  With the in-built side stand engine cut-off switch, you can be rest assured you do not forget to remove side stand during those immediate rides.

The Yamaha MT-15 Version 2.0 has this amazing feature that’s the Y-CONNECT APP. With the Y-connect app, you can now stay connected even on the move. The Yamaha Y- Connect App displays phone notifications on your instrument cluster screen.

  Alerts you of any incoming and missed calls

  Gets notified every time you receive a message or email on your phone

  Informs you of the bike connectivity with the Y-Connect App on your phone

  Displays the smartphones battery level.

5: Royal Enfield Classic 350
  Royal Enfield launched the updated Classic 350 In September 2021, based on the J-Series platform with a few new hardware upgrades and features.

  The updated Royal Enfield Classic 350 quite similar to the previous model but fresher. It retains the retro look with subtle styling updates and hints of modern technology. The headlamp features a clear lens and a new nacelle. When looked closer, you will notice that the classic 35o badging, tank, fenders as well as side panels are all new.

– ROYAL ENFIELS CLASSIC 350 Classic Features
  The ROYAL ENFIELS CLASSIC 350 Classic Features a semi-digital instrument cluster indicating fuel, two tripmeters, an odometer, an Eco indicator and time, it also gets RE’s patented Tripper Navigation. The switchgear has been borrowed from the RE Meteor 350

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