Take a look at the top 10 upcoming bikes in India in the next 2 years – Price, Specs & Launch Date
Year 2017 was majority about performance bikes and the trend continues as more new bikes will be rolled out from the bike makers in India in the next 2 years. While scooters are back in demand after three decades, the muscular bikes continue to woo enthusiasts in India. Earlier known for commuter only market, India is now slowly stepping into other segments. Seeing the growing demand for performance bikes, global two-wheeler makers are making inroads into the Indian two-wheeler market. Several new bikes are coming 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 2018 & 2019.
At the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Aprilia had showcased the RS 150 fully-faired motorcycle. Besides, the company had also unveiled a semi-faired Tuono 150cc motorcycle and Strom 125cc scooter at the biennial event. Buoyed by positive response from visitors, Aprilia is now considering this entry-level 150cc sports bike for the Indian market. If launched, the Aprilia RS 150 will have a direct competition in the form of new generation Yamaha R15 V3.0.
Like the SR 150, the new RS 150 is expected to be locally developed at Vespa’s local assembly to achieve aggressive pricing. Though, it will be the most expensive 150cc motorcycle in the country. The RS 150 comes with a split seat and offers aggressive riding position. It is powered by a 150cc, liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection. This engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 18bhp at 10,000rpm and a peak torque of 14Nm at 7,500rpm. For transmitting power, the engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. This motorcycle has a quick shifter, which enables faster shifts and acceleration.
For suspension and braking, the fully-faired motorcycle has 40mm USD front forks and monoshock rear absorber. For braking, the bike gets dual discs along with Bosch ABS system. Carrying Racing DNA, the new RS 150 shares design cues with the big Aprilia bikes. This motorcycle will target young enthusiasts looking to upgrade to a fast motorcycle at a tight budget. In terms of features, the bike gets LED headlamp and taillamp, ABS, digital instrument panel, sculpted fuel tank, etc.
Expected Launch-Early 2019
Expected Price– Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 1.8 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 200 R. This model was revealed at the 2016 Auto Expo in concept version, albeit the production model will hit showrooms by 2018. In fact, Hero had showcased the production version of the motorcycle at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. With the Xtreme 200R, 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