Take a look at the top 10 upcoming bikes in India in the next 2 years – Price, Specs & Launch Date
The first half of 2017 was majorly about performance bikes and as we prepare to unwind the next half of the current year more bikes will be rolled out from bike makers in India. While scooters are back in demand after three decades, the muscular bikes continue to woo enthusiasts in India. Evolving from a commuter only market, India is slowly stepping into other segments. With this, new makers are making inroads into the largest two-wheeler market globally, which means more new models to cater to the rising customer base in India. Considering that India is about to witness influx of models in the next two years, we bring to you the top ten upcoming bikes in India in 2017 & 2018.
The TVS Akula concept gathered raving reviews at its unveiling last year at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. Based on the TVS Akula concept, the Apache RR 310S will be a full-faired sportbike. The bike has been spotted several times in the past and its recent sighting give inkling of the impending launch, likely within next two months. Built jointly by TVS Motor and BMW Motorrad, this will be positioned as TVS’ flagship model in the Apache series and is one of the most awaited upcoming bike in India. As for the engine, the sportbike will use a 313cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a reverse cylinder layout. Putting out 34bhp with 28Nm torque, the engine will be paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
Expected Launch-July or August 2017
Expected Price– Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 1.8 lakh
After receiving good response for the naked FZ25, Yamaha is now working on the new Fazer 250. The bike will be based on the its naked streetfighter sibling and has been spied testing several times across the country. Unlike the Fazer 150cc, it gets a larger and sportier fairing for a more aggressive look. In addition, it also sports some touring credentials such as a relaxed seating posture and raised fairing etc. While it inherits some of the key styling bits from the naked FZ25, it also uses the same 249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled SOHC engine from the latter. Tuned to produce 20.9bhp with 20Nm f torque, the engine will be linked to a 5-speed transmission.
Expected Launch-Festive season 2017
Expected price-Rs 1.25 lakh to Rs 1.35 lakh
Another sportbike coming from the stables of Italian bike maker Benelli, the Tornado 302R, will be launched in India next month. Retailed through the Pune-based DSK Motowheels, the bookings for the upcoming bike in India has already started for Rs 25,000. Just so you know, the bike was first revealed at the 2015 EICMA show followed by its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo. The upcoming bike is essentially a fully-faired version of the TNT 300 save for the additional front fairing on the Tornado 302. Power on the sportbike will come from the 300cc, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke unit with 36bhp and 27nm torque. In terms of features, expect it to get anti-lock-braking system as standard, twin-headlamps, double barrel exhaust and a split-seat etc.
Expected Launch-July 2017
Expected Price-Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 4.0 lakh
After phasing out several models from its line-up in its native market, the two-wheeler giant is gearing up to bring in new bikes including the Xtreme 200S. This model was revealed at the last year’s Auto Expo in concept version, albeit the production model is likely to hit showrooms by 2018. With the Xtreme 200S, Hero make foray into the growing 200-250cc segment. In terms of design, the naked streetfighter is set to borrow multiple cues from the Xtreme Sport, though Hero has added new bits for a sportier look. Built on the diamond type frame, the naked streetfighter will come with an air-cooled, single cylinder, 200cc engine with 18.6bhp power and 17.2Nm torque. Transmission duties on the other hand will be handled by a five-speed unit.
Expected Launch-March-April 2018
Expected Price-Rs 90,000 to Rs 1.10 lakh
The next bike from the Royal Enfield will be a middleweight model, crafted for high-speed cruising. While it is not confirmed if it will carry the same badge or receive a new name, the bike will be global product and will be a highway-worthy bike. Giving a peek into the design and styling of the upcoming bike in India, the Continental GT 70 was spotted testing in Chennai recently. It is expected that the middleweight bike will source power from an all-new 750cc, parallel twin, fuel-injected, oil-cooled engine with maximum power of 45 to 50bhp. Built on the twin cradle chassis, the bike will come with dual exhausts, twin-pod instrument cluster and an optional ABS.
Expected Launch-End of 2017 or early 2018
Expected price-Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh
The Australian bike maker recently introduced the 2017 KTM RC series in India early this year and is now gearing up for the launch of an all-new adventure bike, KTM 390 Adventure sometime next year. Before its launch here, the company will unveil it globally at the upcoming 2017 EICMA Motorcycle show in November 2017. Just so you know, the bike will be developed at Bajaj’s Chakan plant and will be exported to several international markets there. The power source on the KTM 390 Adventure will be a 373.2cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled unit with an estimated power of 35-43bhp and 35-40Nm torque, while the transmission duties are likely to be carried over by a 6-speed gearbox.
Expected Launch-Early 2018
Expected Price-Rs 2.4 lakh to Rs 2.6 lakh
With demand for affordable bikes witnessing an upward trend, Hero MotoCorp is planning to launch a host of new models in the segment. Besides, it is also prepping to launch the new , HX250R that is likely to break cover by early 2018. While Hero is yet to make an official announcement on the same, the bike will take on the likes of Honda CBR250, Kawasaki Z250, Bajaj Pulsar 220 and KTM RC200 among others. This upcoming bike in India has been designed and engineered jointly by Hero’s US technology collaborator Erik Buell Racing AVL and Engines Engineering. The fully-faired bike will carry a 249cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with Dual Mode Fuel Injection system linked to a 6-speed gearbox with multi-plated wet clutch.
Expected Launch-Early 2018
Expected price-Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 1.7 lakh
Bajaj introduced its flagship model Dominar in India last December and is now preparing to add a Scrambler variant to its line-up. At the time of launch, the company had hinted at rolling out more models under the Dominar badge that is positioned above its famed Pulsar series. While reports in media also opine that Bajaj could launch the Scrambler bike under a new badge for which the company is chalking out a marketing strategy, the details on the Dominar Adventurer are yet hazy. As for the launch, the premium model is expected to be launched in India sometime in 2018.
Expected Launch-Sometime in 2018
Expected Price-Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 1.8 lakh
First unveiled in 2015, the BMW G310R is one of the eagerly awaited upcoming bikes in India. The naked streetfighter with its contemporary looks and muscular styling is set to take the segment by storm. It is to be noted that the upcoming G310R is the first product under BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company’s joint venture. Set to be available for retail in 2018, the bike will be manufactured at TVS’s manufacturing facility at Hosur, Bengaluru and is expected to carry a lucrative price tag. At the heart of the bike will be a 313cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, water-cooled engine good for 34bhp and 28Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual unit and is likely to offer top speed of 145kmph.
Expected Launch-Sometime in 2018
Expected Price-Rs 2 lakh to 2.75 lakh
The G310 GS is the third product that is developed jointly by BMW and TVS. It is expected that the G310 GS will be a dual-purpose bike that made its debut at the last year’s EICMA Motor Show in Milan. As for the power, the bike is likely to use a 313cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled unit from the G310R naked model. The engine will however be tuned to power the adventurer tourer and is likely to make 34bhp of power with 28Nm of torque and will be mated to a six-speed gearbox. In terms of design, the entry-level adventure bike will take inspiration from BMW R 1200 GS and some of the cues are likely to be borrowed from the G310R.
Expected Launch- Sometime in 2018
Expected price-Rs 2.5 lakh