With the current demand for latest technologies and new models in the Indian market, here is the list of all 8 upcoming 250 to 500cc bikes for all those higher engine capacity two wheeler lovers. The order of presentation does not represent our preference for any brand nor does it mention anything about their possible landing times. We at BharathAutos are equally eager to of all those upcoming bikes.
1) Bajaj Pulsar 375:
Bajaj Auto which is one of the largest manufacturers of motor cycle in the Indian market had achieved a new milestone i,e Bajaj Pulsars official Facebook page had crossed 1 million fans, a couple of months ago. Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, said “Pulsar is number one sports bike in its category in India and we will launch two super sports bikes under this brand by the middle of this financial year” which has been already read in our previous posts at BharathAutos couple of months ago.
Bajaj Pulsar 375 would produce a maximum power of 40 BHP at a maximum torque of 32 Nm and is also expected to be priced at around 1.5-1.6 Lakhs INR. It is expected to be launched by the middle of this financial year.
2) KTM Duke 390:
After the recent success of the predecessor of KTM, the new KTM Duke 390 has already been launched in the last week of June, earlier this year at a shocking price of 1.8 lakh INR.
KTM Duke 390 has been powered with 373.2 cc engine with a maximum power of 44HP at 9,500rpm at a torque of 35Nm at 7,250rpm, fuel and Ignition system has been provided by Bosch and clutch would be Hydraulic operated , front and rear suspension is featured with a WP Suspension Up Side Down and WP Monoshock respectively.
3) Suzuki Inazuma:
Suzuki is planning to launch Suzuki Inazuma 250 which would be the successor of the currently available Suzuki GS500. Suzuki Inazuma 250 was caught on a commercial shoot and is expected to hit the sales market by the end of this year in India.
Coming to the technical specifications, Suzuki Inazuma 250 would be powered with an agile 248 cc, liquid cooled, lightweight, two cylinder engine which generates lightning fast low-end and mid-range power suitable for urban areas and open roads. Apart from this Inazuma has been provided with 6 speed transmission and is equipped with a rear mono-shock with a seven-way adjustable spring preload and telescopic forks in the front.
Along with this, Suzuki Inazuma would also feature large analog tachometer with new-age digital gear position indicator, digital LCD speedometer, odometer, twin trip meter, clock, fuel gauge readouts and 3 mode rpm indicators. It would also be provided with a stylish 3 spoke wheels. Suzuki Inazuma comes with a 12 months warranty and is expected to be priced around 6000 $.
4) Yamaha R25:
Yamaha being one of the leading super bikes in the world is set to debut a 250 cc bike likely to be named YZF-R25 into the world market which would inherit YZF-R6 visually. It is expected to be a success in India and Indonesia where small displacement motorcycles are in great demand by customers. This launch would be the response to the recently launched bikes from Kawasaki and Honda.
As already read by our dear readers in our previous posts, the new upcoming bike from Yamaha would be expected to be equipped with latest features and excellent handling as the YZF-R15. It is a quarter liter 4 stroke machine and is expected to be priced around 5000 $(around 2.5 lakhs INR).It is also expected to have sharp headlights, aerodynamically shaped front apron and fully faired engine compartment. However this bike is expected to be launched in between End 2013- Early 2014.
5) KTM RC 390:
KTM unveiled the all new KTM RC 390 at the 2013 German Moto GP at the Sachsen ring circuit, earlier this July. The much awaited RC 390 would be used in a new racing series at the 2014 ADAC Junior Cup.
Considering the Indian buyers, KTM has managed to understand that most of the people in Indian market give more response to fully faired bikes, without giving priority to performance and handling of the motorcycle. So as a result, KTM has put the development of RC bikes on the top of their list.
The RC 390 would feature aerodynamic headlight and clip-on handle bars. The seating position would be slightly aggressive compared to the rather upright position on the Duke 200 and Duke 390. Apart from this, KTM RC 390’s hardware would be inherited from the KTM 390 Duke which comprises of Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel and powder-coated front suspension, WP Suspension Up Side Down rear suspension, Metzeler tyres and Radial brakes.
6) Honda CBR 400R:
Honda CBR 400R would also be a competitor to the upcoming KTM RC 390 which is expected to launch in End 2013-Early 2014 at an expected price tag of 3.5-4 lakh INR. It would be powered with an engine which produces a maximum power of 40 BHP but would be equipped with a motor which would be bigger than the Duke 390. Much more details about this vehicle are yet not available.
7) Mahindra Mojo:
Mahindra recently entering into the motorcycle segment is now also planning to launch the Mojo at an expected price tag of 2 lakh INR probably by the end of 2013.
It is powered with a DOHC 4-Valve 300 cc liquid cooled mill with an Energia EFI which produces a maximum power of 26 BHP.
It also features enduro kind of theme and a twin-dome headlamp. . Much more details about this vehicle are yet not available.
8) Hyosung GV250:
DSK Hyosung has already planned to sell and develop one of their ranges of electric scooter called ST-E3 Eva in India in the years to come. If you are one of those cruiser fans, then Hyosung is also planning to launch the smaller sibling of Aquila Pro, the GV250.
It would be powered with a 249cc V-Twin engine which would produce a maximum power of 28 BHP. It is expected to be launched by the end of 2013 at an expected price tag of 2-2.2 lakh INR.
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Source – Bikeadvice.in