We bring you a list of upcoming 200cc and 300cc Bikes in India in 2018, 2019.
Witnessing launch of new models every year, the quarter-litre sports space is expanding at a fast pace. There has been a shift in preference lately as bike enthusiasts look for high-displacing sports bike that offers great performance. While affordability remains the most important component, the new-age customer is also giving prominence to other aspects such as power, equipment and styling. As we prepare to enter into a new financial year soon, we bring you a list of upcoming 200cc and 300cc Bikes in India in 2018, 2019.
The Indian based two-wheeler giant, Hero MotoCorp will bring forth its global model, Xtreme 200 R to the domestic market in the first half of 2018. Unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo, the production for the upcoming bike has already started at company’s manufacturing unit based in Jaipur. Sporting ’Cheetah’ inspired design, new styling elements and improved ergonomics, the naked streetfighter is primarily a more powerful version of the Xtreme 150.
Power on the prowess will be sourced from the 200cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder air-cooled engine putting out 18.5bhp of power and 17.2Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be handled by a 5-speed gearbox. The suspension set up on the bike will include telescopic forks at front and monoshock absorbers at rear. Braking force on the other hand will come from disc units at front and rear. Besides, there will be a single-channel ABS to add further dint to the stopping power.
Digging deep into the styling, the naked streetfighter is built on the diamond type chassis and gets an aggressive look. In front, it packs mono halogen headlamp with twin LED pilot lights and LED tail-lamps at rear. Other styling bits like the analog digital instrument console, dual-tone seat, air-vents on front cowl, belly-pan and tank-shroud enhance the visual appearance.
Expected Launch – 2018
Expected price-Rs 90,000 to Rs 1.10 lakh
Competition-Bajaj Pulsar 200NS, TVS Apache RTR 200
Displayed alongside Xtreme 200R at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Hero HX250R was first revealed at the 12th edition of the biennial event in concept form. The fully-faired bike has been designed by Hero and its US-based technology collaborator Erik Buell Racing AVL and Engines Engineering. Based on an all-new lightweight Geodesic Tubular platform, it will be the first bike to get dual-riding modes-City and Sports. It will get styling bits such as the twin multi-reflector halogen headlamp, LED tail-lamps and LED light guide. In addition, it will also sport under seat exhaust system, low saddle ride height, digital instrument cluster and red-coloured engine.
Mechanical strength will be derived from the all-new 249cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with dual mode fuel injection system and two ECU maps for dual-riding modes-City and Sports. Tuned to put out 31bhp and 26Nm of torque, the engine will be paired to a 6-speed gearbox. In terms of performance, the bike is claimed to sprint from 0-60kmph in just 2.7 seconds while the 100kmph mark is achieved within 9 seconds. As for the speed, the Hero HX250R attains top mark of 160kmph. Suspension mechanism for the naked streetfighter includes telescopic forks at front and monoshock absorbers at rear. Braking power on the other hand will come from the disc units and there will be anti-lock-brakes as well (ABS).
Expected Launch Date – 2018-19
Expected Price- Rs 1.25 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh
Competition- KTM RC200 and Honda CBR250R
Currently, the only model from Yamaha in this segment is the R3 brand. In a bid to expand the line-up, the bike-maker is planning on introducing the new MT-03 naked streetfighter sometime this year. Primarily a naked version of the YZF R3, the new 300cc Yamaha bike will be routed to India via CKD from Indonesia and will be assembled locally in India. The bike will share underpinnings with the fully-faired YZF-R3 that uses a compact and lightweight diamond steel chassis. In terms of styling, the bike shares most of the styling cues with the larger bikes from the MT series in Yamaha’s global line-up.
The key design elements like single headlamps, air-intake pods on fuel tank sides, clip-on handle bar and a digital analogue instrument cluster will enhance the bike’s visual appearance. While power on the bike will be derived from the 321cc, 4-stroke parallel-twin liquid-cooled DOHC engine making 41.6bhp at 10,750rpm and 30Nm of torque at 9,000rpm, transmission duties are taken care of by the six-speed gearbox. Power for retarding the speed comes from the disc brakes that work mutually with ABS and the telescopic front forks along with monoshock rear absorbers ensure to keep the bike poised.
Expected Launch – 2018-19
Expected price-Rs 2.75 lakh to Rs 3 lakh
Competition- KTM Duke 390 and BMW G 310R