Bikes in India were first introduced by the British towards the end of the colonial rule. These bikes were primarily of BSA make and sourced into the country through import. But the manufacture and large-scale distribution of motorcycles within in the country did not begin till after India gained her independence. The first bikes to emerge in the scene were bikes of pre-world war ii design such as the legendary royal Enfield bullet. Through the decades, right up to the 1980s, very few bikes were available in India. This also included the ever-popular Yezdi Roadking. Such bikes were still widely considered as luxury possessions and were seldom the choice of the daily commuters who would drive scooters instead.
Then in the 1980s, Japanese manufacturers, Honda, Suzuki, and Kawasaki floated tie-ups with companies to make small, fuel-efficient and commuter friendly two-wheelers. Such bikes were also inexpensive and reliable, making bikes in India the number one choice of personal commuter. Over the years, the size and style-factor of these bikes has evolved creating a new breed of motorcycle enthusiasts looking for style and sporty performance without compromising on fuel efficiency. Yet another segment of dedicated motorcyclists have emerged who purchase super sport bikes and monster muscle bikes already available in the leading showrooms of Japanese manufacturers across the country. Know all about various bikes available in India.