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 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 slowing stepping into other segments. Seeing the growing demand for performance bikes and huge potential in the Indian two-wheeler segment, new makers are making inroads into the larger two-wheeler market globally. This 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.
First model in our list of upcoming bikes in India in the next 2 years is the long-awaited Akula 310. 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-Early 2017
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 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 next model in our list of upcoming bikes in India is the KTM 390 Adventure, which has been on test for quite sometime. 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
This model is likely to be unveiled with other upcoming bikes in India at the 14th edition of Delhi Auto Expo in 2018. Seeing the growing demand for dual-purpose motorcycles, bike makers are focusing on adventure bike segment in India. The Japanese automaker, Kwasaki had unveiled the new small adventure motorcycle – the Versys X-300 – which will be slotted below the Versys 650. This model will also mark its entry in India in early 2018 and will rival the upcoming BMW G310 GS and Suzuki V-Strom 250. The Versys X-300 is powered by the same DOHC liquid-cooled 296 paralle twin-engine that also powers the Ninja 300. Paired to a six-speed gearbox, this engine is good for 39bhp and 27Nm of torque. Built on an all-new chassis, this dual-purpose bike features long-travel 41mm telescopic front forks and a Uni-Trak gas-charged monoshock suspension at the rear.
Expected Launch-Early 2018
Expected Price– Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh
Hero MotoCorp has confirmed that they will launch an all-new 200cc off-roader in the country in 2018. The new model is likely to be the upgraded Hero Impulse. Hero had launched the Impulse 150 in 2013, which was eventually phased out owning to its slow sales. This dual-purpose motorcycle is expected to share its mechanics with the Hero Xtreme 200S. It is expected to get a 200cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that is capable of producing 18.5bhp and 17.2Nm of torque. However, this engine will be tuned to offer higher torque and to meet needs of dual-purpose motorcycle.
Expected Launch- 2018
Expected Price– Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.25 lakh