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2018’s Most Awaited Upcoming Bikes in India

Here is our list of India’s most awaited upcoming bikes in 2018

  • Amit Sharma
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Here’s all you want to know about the most-anticipated upcoming bikes of the year 2018 –

1. Hero XPulse 200

Hero XPulse 200 Upcoming Launch

At the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Hero MotoCorp had showcased the production version of its new dual-purpose motorcycle – XPulse 200. This off-road performance motorcycle was first previewed as concept at the 2017 EICMA Motor Show. It is basically the bigger iteration of the 150cc Hero Impulse dual-sport motorcycle, which was discontinued last year. Based on the diamond frame chassis, the new XPulse is powered by a 200cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that also powers the Xtreme 200. On the Xtreme 200R, this engine produces 18.4bhp and 17.1Nm of torque. However, this engine will be tweaked to offer more punch in lower revs and better off-roading experience. Adding to it, the gearing and chain sprocket size has also been updated. In terms of styling, this motorcycle gets high ground clearance, off-road tyres, bigger wind protector, larger front wheel shod with a Metzeler sourced off-road tyre, round headlight, a raised front fender and a long-travel conventional fork, etc. Read More

Expected Price – Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.10 lakh

Expected Launch Date – Mid-2018

2. Benelli Leoncino

Next to join the list of most awaited upcoming new bikes in India is the Benelli Leoncino. It is basically the brand’s neo-retro naked motorcycle, which will be brought to India as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit, and will be locally assembled. This motorcycle will challenge the Harley Davidson Street 750. Powering the motorcycle is a 499.6cc parallel-twin engine that is good for 49.6bhp of power and 45Nm of torque. Power is transferred to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. Built on a tubular steel-trellis frame, the neo-retro styled motorcycle that rides on 17-inch alloys. For suspension duties, the motorcycle gets 50mm USD front forks and monoshock with 112mm travel at the rear. Braking duties will be carried out by 320mm twin disc at the front and 260mm disc at the rear. It will be further assisted by ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). Know More

Expected Price – Rs 4.5 lakh

Expected Launch Date – Mid 2018

3. Hero Xtreme 200R

After conquering the affordable category, Hero MotoCorp is now aiming to mark its strong presence in the growing performance segment. At the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the homegrown two-wheeler maker had showcased the Xtreme 200S, XF3R and HX250R concepts. The company has already revealed the production-ready Xtreme 200 R at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Adding to it, Hero has confirmed that the motorcycle will go on sale in India this year.

It is the first naked sportsbike from Hero MotoCorp. The new motorcycle will be powered by a 200cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that is good for 18.5bhp of power and 17.2Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. Know More

Expected Price – Rs 90,000 – Rs 1.10 lakh

Expected Launch Date – April-May 2018


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