We bring you a list of upcoming 200cc and 300cc Bikes in India in 2017, 2018.
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 2017, 2018.
The Indian based two-wheeler giant, Hero MotoCorp will bring forth its global model, Extreme 200S 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 either a 6-speed unit of 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 200S 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
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
Expected price-Rs 2.75 lakh to Rs 3 lakh
Competition- KTM Duke 390 and BMW G 310R
One of the highly awaited models in the 300cc segment, BMW G310R is developed jointly by BMW and TVS strategic alliance. The bike was first brought before bike enthusiasts in 2015 at the Milan Motor Show followed by its Indian debut at last year’s Auto Expo. Just so you know, this would be the most affordable bike from BMW in India. While the production of the bike has already begun, the G310R will also be exported to some overseas markets from India. The bike line-up will include ABS and non-ABS version and both will derive power from the 313cc backward-tilted, 4-stroke single cylinder water-cooled engine. Making a top power of 34bhp and 28Nm of torque, the bike will use a 6-speed gearbox for transmitting power. Besides, the engine is claimed to return 36.05kmpl of fuel economy and the top-speed will be around 145kmph.
Coming from the stables of BMW, bike will have a sporty appearance with key design cues like TVS Darken concept-inspired fuel tank and headlamp cluster, single projector headlamp, back-to-front cylinder setup, large rear wheel brake and side mount exhaust. The suspension duties will be carried out by inverted telescopic front forks and monoshock rear absorbers and the stopping power will be drawn by 300mm front disc brake and 240mm rear disc brake with 2-piston floating calliper.
Expected Launch Date- Early 2018
Expected Price-Rs 2 lakh
Competition -KTM Duke 390
After clinching the most coveted awards in its segment TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has emerged as one of the most successful model from the two-wheeler manufacturer. To further cement its positioning in the 300cc segment, the company is now prepping to roll out Akula 310 which was first revealed at the 2016 Auto Expo. Based on the BMW G310R platform, the fully-faired sportsbike could be launched with a different nameplate, Apache RTR 300. Apart from sharing underpinning with the upcoming G310R, the Akula 310 is expected to borrow engine and other components from the upcoming BMW bike.
As the name suggests, the Akula 310 will draw power from the 313cc,4-stroke, single-cylinder water-cooled engine from the G310R. Making maximum power of 33.4bhp at 9,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 7,500rpm, the bike will use a 6-speed of gearbox. The expected top speed for the Akula 310 will be between 155 to 165kmph. Key features on the bike will include single projector headlamps, dual-channel ABS, side mounted exhaust system, inverted telescopic front forks and monoshock rear suspension.
Expected Launch Date – Late 2018
Expected Price-Rs 1.80 lakh
Competition-Yamaha R3 and KTM RC 390
Yamaha will update its R3 motorcycle with sharp styling and new equipment. The fully faired bike will get sportier styling elements including the LED headlamps, LED tail-lamps, upside front forks and optional ABS system. Engine powering the new R3 will be the Euro IV compliant 321cc, in-line, 4-stroke, twin-cylinder engine churning out top power of 41.4bhp and 29.6Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be handled by the 6-speed gearbox sending power to the rear wheel through a chain drive.
Expected Launch Date- H2, 2017
Expected Price-Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 3.75 lakh
Unveiled at the 2016 EICMA motor show, the Kawasaki Versys X 300 adventure motorcycle will be slotted below Versys 650 in Kawasaki’s global line-up. In India, it will be available in two accessory editions-Urban and Adventure. Out of the two, the Urban version will come with tank pad and centre pad, the Adventure version will offer two 17-ltre panniers, a centre-pad and tubular engine guard.
Engine used for power will be a DOHC liquid-cooled 296cc parallel twin-unit good for 39bhp and 27Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to the 6-speed gearbox, transmitting power to the rear wheels. In addition, the bike will get slipper clutch and ABS as standard provision. Suspension mechanism will be carried out by the long-travel 41mm telescopic front forks and Uni-Track gas-charged monoshock at rear.
Expected Launch Date- H2, 2017
Expected Price- Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh
Suzuki brought its V-Storm 250 pre-production concept at the 2016 EICMA motor show where it clinched limelight. Built on Suzuki’s Inazuma 250, the new quarter-litre adventure bike will be a CKD and is expected to assemble at Suuzki’s Gurgaon based facility. The bike will be propelled by the 248cc, 4-cylinder liquid-cooled SOHC parallel-twin engine capable of churning out 24.7bhp and 23.38Nm of torque. The 250cc unit will be optimized to offer maximum low-to mid-range power and will be coupled to a six-speed transmission.
In terms of design, it will take inspiration from Suzuki’s first entry-level adventure bike-V-Storm 1000. The key equipment on the bike will include sharp tank cowl, alloy wheels, LCD instrument cluster, turn indicators placed on the radiator casing and single front disc brakes.
Expected Launch Date- H2, 2017
Expected Price- Rs 2 lakh